Back to School Guide

Get ready for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! Here you will find everything you need to know to successfully prepare for the coming school year whether you're a returning student, an incoming freshman, or joining us from another country. We look forward to welcoming everyone to campus in August. Have a wonderful summer!


Dress Code

CURRENT COVID POLICIES

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  • Academic Policies

    • Students in quarantine are responsible for staying in communication with their teachers and regularly checking their class Schoology pages
    • Students will be expected to complete all assignments by the assigned due dates 
    • Faculty are responsible for posting assignments on their Schoology pages by 3:30pm each day. 
    • Faculty will remain in communication with students and families via email. Meetings can be scheduled between student and teacher through Zoom if further assistance or clarification is needed to complete assignments.
  • Campus Visitors

    • Permitted visitors must adhere to all campus COVID protocols,Guest speakers and presenters will be permitted on a case-by-case basis, and must provide proof of being fully vaccinated.
    • Approval and guidance for activities and/or events involving visitors is required from Mr. George Nessman
  • Contact Tracing

    • Sarah Goble and George Nessman will continue to serve as primary Contact Tracers for Justin-Siena. All positive cases for students and their households should be immediately reported to Mrs. Sarah Goble who will communicate with NCDPH.
  • COVID-19 Exposures and Positive Cases

    Quarantine for fully vaccinated close contacts

    Asymptomatic and fully vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine, but will be required to provide a negative test result 5 days after exposure.
     
    Modified Quarantine for unvaccinated students for exposures-both parties masked

    If both parties were wearing masks in any school setting in which students are supervised by school staff, unvaccinated students who are close contacts ( >15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet), will undergo a modified quarantine, and may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they: 
    • Are asymptomatic 
    • Continue to appropriately mask
    • Continue to quarantine for all co-curricular activities at school, including sports and activities within the community setting 
    Standard Quarantine for unvaccinated close contacts who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the exposure
     
    When one of the two parties involved in the exposure were not masked the exposed, unvaccinated student must quarantine at home and may not come to campus.
     
    Quarantine Duration Recommendations for Unvaccinated Close Contacts
     
    Students in a Standard Quarantine (see above) or Modified Quarantine (see above), if they remain asymptomatic (meaning they have NOT had any symptoms), may discontinue self-quarantine under the following conditions:
    • Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
    • Quarantine can end on Day 8 if a PCR test is done on Day 6 from the date of last exposure and has a negative result.
    • Continue daily self-monitoring for symptoms through Day 14 from last known exposure; AND
    • Continue to wear a mask around others, wash hands, and avoid crowds through Day 14 from last known exposure.
     
    If any symptoms develop during this 14-day period, the exposed person must immediately isolate, get tested and contact their healthcare provider with any questions regarding their care.
    Isolation Requirements for Symptomatic COVID-19 positive persons may be discontinued when:
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset; AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing  medications;
    • AND Other symptoms have improved 
    • Must provide clearance to return to school from primary care physician and student-athletes must provide athletic clearance and complete a gradual return to play.
    Isolation Requirements for Asymptomatic (no symptoms) COVID-19 positive persons may be discontinued when: 

    • At least 10 days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test. 
    • Must provide clearance to return to school from primary care physician and student-athletes must provide athletic clearance and complete a gradual return to play.
    • If they develop symptoms, the strategies for discontinuing isolation for symptomatic persons should be used 
  • Masks

    • Masks will be required at all times indoors on campus or unless eating or drinking. 
    • Masks will are not required outdoors.  
    • Wearing a mask while participating in co-curricular activities will continue to be mandated “as tolerated.”
  • Social Distancing

    Is no longer required in the classroom setting.  
  • Vaccines

    • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all members of our community. All vaccinated students and staff must send their vaccine cards to Sarah Goble (COVID Compliance Officer) or upload in the student's SportsWare account.
    • A person is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).

General

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  • AQI Decision Making

    The school looks at air quality on a regular basis, and especially now during these challenging times. Air quality forecasts are imprecise as winds shift. Using its best judgement, the Administration will use AirNow.Gov and the Bay Area  Air Quality Management District numbers.  COVID restrictions also impact these decisions. In general, the school will review the below decision tree when considering how to approach in-person instruction. These guidelines may be adjusted from time to time, and the school reserves the right to amend its decision making process whenever necessary. 

    AQI Decision Tree for 2021-2022
    AQI Number
    Decision Protocol
    0 - 99 
    No restrictions 
    100 - 149
    Students and staff in the sensitive category should reduce strenuous outdoor activities
    150 - 199
    School may be closed for in-person instruction or the bell schedule adjusted; digital learning may be employed for all; outdoor athletics cancelled
    200 - 249
    School is closed for in-person instruction, despite our HVAC system; digital learning may be employed for all; all athletic activities cancelled
    250 +
    School is closed for in-person instruction; digital learning for all; school personnel should consider staying home; all athletic activities cancelled

    As always, parents are encouraged to make the best decision for their child and individual family situation. Please contact Attendance Officer, Cynthia Paniagua at 707.255.0950 ext. 677 or cpaniagua@justin-siena.org as soon as possible should your child be absent or your intention to keep them home. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Dress Code

    Learn more about the Dress Code. Access the Lands' End Store here.


  • Orientation for All Classes

    Orientation for all students will take place August 9 -13.
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  • Orientation for Transfer/International Students

    Transfer/New International Students

    August 12 9:00-1:30 for Transfer Student Orientation (lunch included)


  • School Pictures/Senior Portraits

    Lifetouch ID pictures will be taken on Orientation Days (Thursday, August 12 - Friday, August 13) and all students are required to have a photo at the start of school for their student ID cards (portrait pricing and order forms).

    School ID: EVTVSJCMW

    NOTE: All students must be in dress code to have their Lifetouch ID picture taken.

    For seniors, please contact Kathy Kellebrew to take your senior portrait for the yearbook.
  • Student Parent Handbook

    The Student Handbook is available to review and may be found in the Download section of the Parent page on  "My Braves".
  • Volunteer Form

    Volunteering is at the core of our mission. We are a more vibrant community and have more to offer because of the parents, extended family, and alumni who share their expertise, enthusiasm and care for our students. Volunteers also serve as valuable role models in are student community, demonstrating each day the Lasallian tradition of service. Let us know how you would like to be involved!

    ONLINE FORM
  • Dining Hall

    Please review the Food Service Policy and other information about our Food Service program in the Dining Hall.  The Bassett's are also now excited to offer Venmo:  @jshs-dining 

Academics

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  • Class Schedule Changes

    Students may initiate changes to their fall class schedule through Friday, August 27. To initiate a class change, students must request the change through their counselors. Please know that requests for class changes based on teacher preference or the desire to be with one’s friends will likely be denied, as we work hard to balance all classes in the summer. Courses that are dropped from a student’s schedule prior to August 27 will not be reflected on a student’s transcript. After August 27, class changes must be initiated by a student’s teacher or counselor on his/her behalf.

    Students who wish to make changes to their schedule should begin with a conversation with their counselors. All student schedule changes are subject to approval by the Dean of Academics.
  • Course Lists

    Returning students received their tentative course lists via email on June 2. Course lists for the incoming Freshmen Class will be mailed on June 15. New students will have until June 25 to contact their counselor for any updates. 
  • Summer Assignments

    Summer Assignments 

    Many Honors and AP® and language courses have summer assignments that fulfill course requirements in the fall.  The assignments are necessary to set up students for success in intensive courses, to get a head start on curriculum, and/or to extend practice in foundational skills that will be needed in the fall.  Teachers and department chairs have given thoughtful consideration to the purpose and types of assignments so that student time, energy, and commitments are respected over the summer.  Summer assignments will be posted by the end of the last week of June in the Resources section of the Schoology Groups for the Classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024; many students have already received or are receiving the summer assignments directly from teachers. 

    Here is a list of the courses with summer assignments:
     
    Pre-AP English
    AP English Language
    Honors English 11
    Honors English 12
    AP English Literature
    H Pre-Calculus
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Biology
    AP Chemistry
    AP Government
    AP World History
    AP US History
    AP Spanish 
    Mandarin III
    Mandarin IV
    Honors Mandarin III
    AP Chinese
    AP 2D Art and Design / AP Drawing
  • Textbooks Purchasing Directions

    This year we are partnering with Flannery Book Service which provides the Justin-Siena textbook list on a web portal through which families can compare prices and purchase books through many online merchants.  To order, please click here. For detailed directions on making your purchase, please click here.
     
  • Join Textbook Buy, Sell, and Swap Group in Schoology

    Students or parents must have an active Schoology account through Justin-Siena in order to login to Schoology on any web browser. Further details on account information will be sent by June 25.
  • Physical Fitness Requirement

    Download the  Physical Fitness Requirement Form for tracking off-campus physical fitness activities. The form includes directions, requirements, and guidelines. This form is not needed for on-campus athletic activities. 

    Students must complete the Physical Fitness requirement through participation in approved physical activities for two years or six athletic seasons. Athletic seasons are defined as the dates inclusive of fall sports, winter sports, spring sports, and summer workouts. Completion of one year of a Justin-Siena physical education or dance class fulfills one year of the Physical Fitness requirement.   
    For off-campus physical activities, one season is the equivalent of three hours a week for 12 weeks, or a total of 36 hours of participation in a physical activity. 
     
     

Athletics

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  • Fall Sports

    Includes Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Golf, Volleyball and Boys and Girls Water Polo. More details...
  • Practice and Conditioning

    Many programs from all seasons are active over the summer.  Contact individual programs for more information. 

    Fall sports (cross country, football, B/G golf, G tennis, volleyball, B/G water polo) practices begin on Monday, August 9.  (All SportsWare and Physical forms must be completed and verified prior to attending practice.  

    NCS Official Start Dates for Practice:
      Winter:  November 1
      Spring:  updated soon
  • Required Forms

    All SportsWare forms and an updated Physical Form must be completed prior to participation.  Access those resources on the Sports Medicine page. Please contact Mrs. Goble at sgoble@justin-siena.org,  for troubleshooting.
  • Athletics for International Students

    Please be sure to complete all forms in SportsWare if you plan to participate in sports at Justin-Siena.

Business

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  • Tuition Payments

    Submit tuition payments to the Business Office by July 1 if your agreement is in the form of a one-time tuition payment in full. If you pay via FACTS, your first payment will be deducted on July, 5, 15, or 20, or as arranged with the Business Office.
  • Bus Passes/Bus Route Schedules

    Bus passes may be purchased online or in person via the Business Office (during school business hours) prior to the first day of school if your child plans to take the bus. There are several different pass purchase options available for your convenience. The annual pass offers the best value, and a monthly plan is available. If interested, contact Eileen Simmons in the Business Office to set up your payment plan.

    The schedule for the bus routes and the transportation plan may be found here.

    Please read the Transportation Safety Plan.
  • Student Drivers

    All student drivers must complete an automobile registration form.  The Google doc form will be posted on Schoology the first week of school. Please see Mrs. Paniagua in the Attendance Office (BBC) with any questions.

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA, 94558
United States
T: 707.255.0950 
F: 707.255.0334
Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young men and women in grades 9–12.