Alert St. Philip Neri Campus will be limited to faculty, staff, students and essential visitors (deliveries, service vendors) only. Thank you for adhering to these new COVID-19 guidelines. Now Enrolling for 2021-2022!

Instruction in School

Q: How will a typical day in school look like with all of these new protocols?

Students will stay in one designated space for the day with one group of students (their cohort), and teachers will move as needed to meet the students where they are.  This includes special area teachers (art, music, computers, library, Spanish.)  Student desks have individual shields between them to divide the students while seated.

Student supply lists include all they will need for instruction in all areas, so there is no sharing of supplies or materials.  This includes the individual student iPad or Chromebook.

Students will be instructed in core subject areas daily.  These include math, language arts, science, social studies, and religion. 

There will be no singing nor use of instruments during music.

PE will take place outside or in a larger space, adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Desks will be distanced according to CDC guidelines. The students will have sneeze guards on their desks to control the passing of germs.  When students travel to bathrooms or to go out for recess they will maintain space between them.  Desks are spaced about three feet apart.  The students sitting in their chairs will have between 4-5 feet distance between them.

Q: What will classroom instruction look like?

Moving back into the school allows us to return to more “normal” instruction with the following considerations:

                Minimal classroom movement for activities, board work, etc.

                Centers/Daily 5 planned as individual exploration and learning.

                Minimizing small group pull-outs.

                Increased use of technology for individual use.

                Supplies, texts, and materials for individual use.

                Minimize number of “handout” distributions.

                Blending some of the virtual learning practices with in person learning.

Q: How will the students have breaks throughout the day?

Students will have breaks for handwashing and to go to a large/outdoor space.  These will be scheduled by the teacher.

Q: Will the playground be available for use?

The playground will not be used at this time.

Q: How will students eat lunch during on campus instruction days?

Students will have lunch and recess in their cohort.  There will be assigned seating so students are able to eat according to safe social distancing without a mask.  Students will bring lunch, snack, and beverage from home each day.  If they order a lunch from the Child Nutrition Program, it will be delivered to their classroom in a closed container.

Q: How will physical distancing guidelines be set forth and followed?

Physical distancing of 6 feet will be enforced on campus.  We are currently performing facility reviews to properly mark every classroom and shared space and proper physical distancing between students and teachers will occur throughout campus.  Signage communicating these requirements will be installed in the near future. 

Q: How will bathrooms configured to enable safe social distancing?

Bathrooms have been measured for safe physical distancing and appropriate occupancy will be communicated and monitored.   

Q: Will students have access to the coat room?

Students will NOT have access to the coat rooms for the 2020-2021 school year.  Each student will have a designated area for their supplies and books near their desks.