As the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we are responding with best practices to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and DMCA community. Please note that our policies, procedures, and information are subject to change based on the advice of Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown or other governing bodies. We will keep you apprised as information becomes available and update this site accordingly. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay in contact and read our communications included below. Information is also provided on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
COVID-19 Weekly Instructional Review Process
Each week, a team of DMCA administrators, our health coordinator and a DMCA board representative meets to determine instructional guidelines for the following week. The team thoroughly reviews local COVID-19 information, including quarantine and exposures within the DMCA community; PA Department of Health county positivity rates, statistics and recommendations; current Diocesan guidelines; and other data. Based on these findings, the team determines the instructional methodology for the following week. Families are notified by approximately 5 pm on the Thursday prior to the upcoming week via email and our Facebook page.