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Servite High School students back on campus full time

A year ago, Joey Lutfi was finishing his junior year at Servite High School, when the campus closed abruptly due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

“It was a shock to the system,” said Lutfi, 18, who earlier in the year was part of Servite’s CIF championship soccer team. “Going to remote instruction was challenging, but we at Servite persevered.”

After a year of adjusting to a new normal, Lutfi and his fellow students were welcomed back on campus today by Servite faculty and staff. Servite provided some fun and safe activities during morning arrival and lunch time. The all-boys Catholic school believes they can safely return all students to campus and continue to safeguard their community of faculty, staff and students.

“The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority,” said Randall Adams, president of Servite High School. “We believe our health and safety protocols are robust and we can finish the school year on campus safely.”

While Servite has safely held partial on-campus instruction since September, the school knew that students’ academic success, social well-being and mental health would greatly improve with the students in-person interaction with their fellow students, faculty and staff, said Adams.

In addition to vigorous physical cleaning and disinfecting, new professional-grade air purifiers and HVAC systems have been installed to purify and scrub the air being circulated through the classrooms, offices, and other facilities. Students and faculty/staff are required to wear masks, social distance, frequent use of hand sanitizer, and staying-to-the-right when passing. Students and advisors from the school’s award-winning Robotics team made plexiglass protective screens for faculty and staff.

With sports competition approved by the state, Servite’s athletic director Alan Clinton says the school is ready to go. “Servite is back in business. We’re Servite strong and Servite safe,” Clinton said. “We are following all the guidelines and protocols from the CDC, the state and Orange County health agencies, and the men of Servite are ready to compete.”

This article was released by Servite High School.