Below are the current COVID-19 updates for Archbishop Spalding High School 2021-22 school year.  We will continue to follow guidance from the Maryland Department of Health, Anne Arundel County Department of Health and Archdiocese of Baltimore for mitigation and safety protocols to ensure the safety of our school community.  

Masks & Compliance

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Are masks required?

    In keeping with the COVID guidance provided by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, CDC, and the Anne Arundel Health Department, a mask mandate for Spalding will be issued by the principal, Mr. Brian Kohler, each Sunday for the upcoming week if the case count per 100,000 rises above 7.1 cases for Anne Arundel County as determined by
  • Q: Are masks required outside?

    Masks are optional while a person is outside but distancing is encouraged.
  • Q: Are masks required during athletic and extracurricular events?

    While participating in indoor games, practices, and other strenuous activities, students are not required to wear a mask.  However, all coaches and athletes sitting on the sidelines will be expected to wear a mask when the mask mandate is in effect. In addition, while utilizing locker rooms and buses, all individuals must wear a mask as well.  Spectators for indoor events will also be expected to wear a mask when the mask mandate is in effect. We encourage students and families to wear masks if carpooling to activities, practices or games.

    Students, faculty, staff, and guests are not required to wear masks for outdoor practices, games, activities, and events.  We strongly encourage physical distancing at a minimum of 3 feet.   
  • Q: What type of masks are permitted?

    Two to three layer cloth masks will be mandatory for all students and employees on campus (as shown on the CDC website). Bandanas, buffs, etc. are not permitted.  

Pre-Screening, Vaccinations, Contact Tracing & Quarantining

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Is contact tracing and quarantining in place?

    Employees and students are required to continue to report COVID-19 concerns, confirmed cases and close contacts to the COVID email ( or the Health Office at 410-969-9105 extension 1231).  We will then determine if any isolating/quarantining is needed. This email is checked throughout the day/evening and weekends. Compliance with reporting allows us to track on campus exposure and to work with the Anne Arundel County Health Department on necessary contact tracing. 
  • Q: What does daily screening and monitoring entail?

    All students, faculty, and staff will be required to complete a daily screening questionnaire before arriving on campus. ANYONE displaying symptoms is asked to stay home. This questionnaire will take place through a program called Magnus, an Electronic Health Record System that provides a secure and simple way for schools to screen, monitor, and track COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Q: Is being vaccinated required at Spalding?

    Archbishop Spalding continues to encourage everyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.  While it is not required, we also encourage all vaccinated individuals to upload a copy of their vaccination card to the Magnus account.  This information will be helpful in the contact tracing process.

Physical Distancing & Facility Accomodations

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

Academics & Learning Models

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What will be the learning model for the 2021-2022 school year?

    At this time, all students will be returning to campus five days a week for in person learning. Virtual learning mode will no longer be offered. In the event of an extended absence due to illness or a required quarantine, accommodations will be made, which may include asynchronous course work and other resources.

Operations & Sanitization

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What hygiene and cleaning protocols have been implemented?

    Proper sanitization of classrooms occurs between classes.  This includes the cleaning of desks, chairs and other high touch areas.  Sanitization of bathrooms and other shared spaces also occurs regularly.  There is also thorough evening cleaning.  The COVID cleaning protocols and products all meet CDC and OSHA standards. 
  • Q: How has hand hygiene been addressed?

    Hand hygiene is encouraged and properly enforced throughout the day.  Hand hygiene stations are located in every classroom and other high touch areas, and educational materials are posted in each restroom. 
  • Q: How are lunches being addressed?

    We are excited to offer students the opportunity to use the cafeteria again in a safe manner for lunch. Given the need for continued distancing during lunch, Spalding will use the cafeteria and other locations on campus.
  • Q: Are students allowed to enter and exit from any location?

    Students and faculty may enter Spalding at any location.  Prior to 7:30 a.m. each morning students are asked to wait in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), Athletic Foyer, or the Cafe.  Students may access their lockers and classrooms after 7:30 a.m. 
  • Q: Are campus visitors allowed at Spalding?

    We look forward to welcoming families, prospective students, and guests on campus. All visitors to campus will be expected to adhere to masking, sanitizing, and all other COVID protocols.
Main Phone Number: 410-969-9105
Fax: 410-969-1026

School Address:
8080 New Cut Rd. - Severn, MD 21144

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144