St. Ignatius

Safe Return Student Protocols

This section is currently being edited for the 2021-22 school year and updates will be coming soon.

Thank you for your patience.  


Mr. Carlos Escobar & Dr. Tasia Davis

Safe Return Student Protocols

We are excited to begin welcoming back our students.  This communication is meant to provide important information regarding details of our Safe Return Plan. This information covers many different aspects of our students’ activity throughout the day including entrance, egress, movement around the school, lunch time, and covid reporting. 

Before Leaving Home

  • In accordance with SFDPH guidelines, students are required to follow the State of California's Travel Advisory, including refraining from non-essential travel if not fully vaccinated.  After returning from out of state travel, students who are not fully vaccinated are required to produce a negative Covid test result before returning to on campus activities.  
  • All students eligible and able to take the Covid-19 vaccinations are required to have their vaccination status on file with the office of the Deans.  
  • Please perform a self-health screening at home each day.  An inclusive list of symptoms of COVID-19 can be found here: 
  • If there is any doubt please err on the side of caution and stay home for the safety of our community. 
  • In your backpacks, include your books, notebooks, pens, pencils, tablet/laptop, charger, headphones, water bottle, snacks, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, an extra layer of clothing, and a reusable mask. 

Dress Code

  • All students must wear appropriate masks that fit well and cover the nose and chin. If a student forgets a mask or is wearing a mask that does not fit properly, a disposable mask will be given to them. A scarf, ski mask, balaclava, bandana, neck gaiter or any mask that has an unfiltered one-way exhaust valve do NOT satisfy the requirement. Face masks are not required when outdoors at this time.  
  • Dress code guidelines will be in effect.  Specific information can be found in this dress code summary. SI Pride wear is encouraged every Friday. Dress code violations will result in detention.      

Student Drop-off 

  • For the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the school building will open at 7 a.m. on Monday through Friday.  The academic building will close at 4 p.m. and the student center will close at 5 p.m. The gym foyers will remain open until 7:30 p.m.
  • We will be using the following schedule this school year. Every day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.  
  • Students will need to be dropped off in designated locations:
    • Orradre Courtyard Gates 
    • Cowell and McCullough Foyers 
  • If students are driving please refer to the guidelines in our Student Handbook
  • For North Bay and Peninsula families, here is information regarding CYO transportation.

Movement around campus 

  • Students are free to move around campus freely.  All stairwells are for up and down movement.  Masks are required when indoors. 


  • Students are free to bring snacks and drinks they desire for the day.  Our kitchen will be fully open providing food and drink throughout the school day. 
  • Students will be able to eat lunch in the Carlin Commons cafeteria, Orradre Courtyard, Columbus Piazza, McCullough Gym, and J.B. Murphy bleachers.  Students are encouraged to limit conversation while eating. 
  • There is NO eating allowed in the Student Center or Gym Foyers during school hours. 
    See the lunch page for ordering and more information about the lunch program.

Covid Reporting

  • Families must notify the school immediately if they have a student who is confirmed or suspected case or is a confirmed close contact, defined as follows:
    • If the student has tested positive for COVID-19
    • If the student is being tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms
    • If the student is identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (within six feet for 15 minutes, regardless of face coverings).
  • Please notify us immediately by emailing and Upon receipt, you will receive communication from designated school personnel who will work closely with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. 
  • The office of the Deans in partnership with SFDPH will work to determine the nature of quarantine based on a number of factors included but not limited to nature of exposure, vaccination status, and nature of symptoms.  

Thank you for your help and attention to our protocols. If students have any questions for us please stop by our office on the first floor.  We are here for you!  


Mr. Carlos Escobar & Dr. Tasia Davis