Plans for 2022-2023

Class Schedule and Format
  • Classes will be held 5 days a week, following our regular 4-day rotational schedule. Days of class are assigned and listed on the school calendar webpage
  • Students are expected to attend class in person unless they are under quarantine. If there are students who have a special concern about attending class in person, please contact Mr. Espinosa.
  • Absent students who are not under quarantine are not allowed to attend classes virtually. Classwork will be made up according to the guidelines set by each teacher.
  • Teachers will be teaching classes in person unless there are medical circumstances that require virtual instruction.
Safety Guidelines
  • Masks are optional for anyone on Mount Saint Joseph's campus. 
  • While it is recommended, a COVID vaccination will not be required for students to attend Mount Saint Joseph.

Exposure and Testing Protocols

List of 10 items.

  • Notifying the School of a Positive COVID-19 Case

    Notify Mrs. Baker, Attendance Office at and
    Mrs. Bezirdjian, School Nurse at or
    call the Absentee Line at 410-525-1333.
    If your son is diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday or Sunday, please notify the Attendance Office on Monday morning at 410-525-1333.  Home Learning will begin for your son at 8:00 am on Tuesday. “

    Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or suspects COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should stay home and isolate for 5 days.  Universal contact tracing is no longer recommended in schools.  Parents of the student with COVID-19 are encouraged to notify their son’s close contacts.  Close contacts, regardless of their vaccination status, can continue to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic.  Close contacts should mask for 10 days from the last date of exposure (day 0 is the first date of exposure) and test at 3-5 days.  We recommend a KN95 mask. 

    Reporting A Positive At-Home Test
    If your son receives a positive result from an at-home test, please report to the Maryland Department of Health.
  • Exposure to COVID-19

    In the event that staff or students come into close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is suspected of having COVID-19, but has no symptoms:
    • Staff or students can continue to work in or attend school regardless of vaccine status.
    • Those who can mask should do so for 10 days from the last day of exposure.
    • A test at 3-5 days after exposure is recommended, especially for those who cannot mask.
    • For those playing a sport or wind instrument, testing may need to be repeated each day starting day 3 through day 5.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms

    Individuals with one symptom (not including fever) should take a rapid at-home test. With a negative result, individuals can come to campus and attend classes/work. A picture of the negative result should be sent to Mrs. Bezirdjian at and Mrs. Baker at  It is suggested that individuals wear a KN95 mask until the symptoms abate.

    Individuals with multiple COVID-19 symptoms:
    • are not permitted on campus.
    • should take a COVID-19 test.
      • If the test is negative, individuals may return when the symptoms have resolved.
    Individuals with fever:
    • are not permitted on campus.
    • should take a COVID-19 test.
      • If the test is negative, individuals with fever may return 24 hours after symptoms have resolved without the use of medicine.
    Individuals with only loss of taste or smell may return to campus with a negative COVID test.
  • Positive COVID-19 Test/Home Learning

    Regardless of symptoms, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home for 5 days from the start of symptoms or from the date of the positive test if no symptoms are present. Day 0 is the day the symptoms began, or if no symptoms are present, the date of the positive test.

    After day 5, individuals may return if symptoms have improved and no fever is present for at least 24 hours without medication.
    Upon return, individuals must wear a mask for 5 additional days (except while eating, drinking, or outside).

    If unable to wear a mask, individuals must test negative at school prior to returning to class or athletics.  Testing is allowed starting on day 6 with Mrs. Bezirdjian, School Nurse, or Dr. Siebens, Athletic Trainer.  Without a negative test, individuals must mask for 5 additional days or remain home until day 11.

    Home Learning
    To receive home learning, the Attendance Office and Nurse must have proof of a positive COVID test that indicates the date. After the day of notification, we will place your student on home learning. 
  • Testing at Mount Saint Joseph

    Mount Saint Joseph has worked to be able to provide COVID-19 testing to students who have been exposed, whose symptoms begin while on campus, or who are participating in athletics. Parents who would like their sons tested at Mount Saint Joseph must complete the COVID Testing Consent Form prior to testing and then visit the Nurse's Office for the test.
  • Procedure for Someone Who Reports COVID-19 Symptoms While in School

    When we receive word that a student, faculty, or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, Mount Saint Joseph will notify the Baltimore City Health Department.
    If the student is on campus, he will be immediately sent to the nurse, who will bring him to an isolated area in the Health Room for evaluation. The School Nurse will call the student’s parent or guardian.  Students must be picked up from school within a timely manner of receipt of the call.  If a parent or guardian is not reachable within the first two tries, the student’s emergency contact will be called.  

    Any faculty or staff member who is displaying multiple symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately leave campus and notify the school. If the faculty or staff member does not feel safe driving with the symptoms, he or she should report to the nurse for evaluation and isolation. 
  • Definition of Isolation

    From the Maryland Department of Health's COVID-19 Guidance for Maryland Schools:

    Isolation is used to separate people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it is safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available).
  • Definition of Quarantine

    From the Maryland Department of Health's COVID-19 Guidance for Maryland Schools:

    Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
  • Out-of-State Travel

    COVID testing after travel is not required.  However, we encourage parents to have their students tested prior to returning to school to reduce the likelihood of having COVID-positive folks returning to school.  This is all voluntary.  The school has home rapid tests available for pickup on a first-come basis.
  • International Travel

    If their son will be traveling internationally, parents need to notify (in writing) the Dean of Students, Mr. Luckman (, and the School Nurse, Mrs. Bezirdjian ( Please include the return date to Maryland.

    Requirements for Return to School: 
    Students must not have any COVID-19 symptoms and show proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to school.  A photo of a rapid test can be emailed to Mrs. Bezirdjian, School Nurse at and Mr. Luckman, Director of Students at

    CDC Recommendations After Arrival in the United States:

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.