SMCHS is committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and community. The school continues to monitor the ever-changing situation with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, following guidance from the CDC, CDPH, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the Orange County Department of Education, and the Diocese of Orange. All guidance is subject to change.

Policies, protocols and protections are in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including but not limited to medical-grade HVAC air filters and indoor air purification systems, hand sanitizing stations throughout campus, free, voluntary on-site testing and continuous sanitation practices. However, all students, faculty and staff should assume there is the potential of exposure to COVID-19 within a large school community.

Please continue to stay home if you:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have the following symptoms: fever/chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; body aches; headache; new loss of taste and smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea

Contact the Nurses Office

Direct line during school hours:
(949) 766-6029 


Parents/guardians should contact the SMCHS Nurse’s Office if their student has tested positive for COVID-19 or for any COVID-19/illness related questions or concerns. 

On-Campus Testing Program

SMCHS offers free, voluntary COVID-19 testing for SMCHS students. Antigen testing will be performed by the SMCHS nursing staff with results available within 15 minutes. Parental verbal consent will be required each time a student or parent requests testing. Complimentary rapid Antigen home tests are available in the Nurses Office starting this year. The Nursing and Health Services Office can be reached at deptofnursing@smhs.org or (949) 766-6029. 

For questions about...
Coursework missed due to illness The teacher of the class
A personal, academic or
social concern
Your school counselor
Health-related questions / concerns Email the nurses at:

Frequently Asked Questions