Campus Reopening 2020-2021

St. Brendan School's Distance Learning mission is to provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum that promotes relationships among peers and teachers, while adhering to the guidelines and restrictions placed by the California Department of Education, the California Department of Public Health, and the Department of Catholic Schools . 

Once the Los Angeles County Health Department has been removed from the state's monitoring list for 14 consecutive days, in-person instruction will be allowed to resume and St. Brendan School students will return to campus using the Hybrid Learning Model.

Distance Learning

 

While Distance Learning does not replicate onsite learning, teachers can deliver powerful instruction based on a robust curriculum that allows students to meet expected grade-level standards in an online environment aligned with our Catholic schools' mission. 

 

St. Brendan School has developed distance learning instructional schedules that take into consideration our Distance Learning Program goal which is to have students complete their assignments with the teachers during Zoom classes and become independent learners. We do not expect parents to be full-time teachers or to be educational and content matter experts and as such we have developed distance learning instructional schedules that consider the traditional school schedule, developmental age, and teacher-led lessons and assignments.

Hybrid Learning Model

 

All students will be broken out into one of two cohorts based upon the last name. Siblings will be in the same group. Each cohort will meet on campus every other day. When a cohort is on campus, the other cohort will be accessing class content via Zoom. This will help maintain no more than 50 percent of the students on campus on any given day.

 

Synchronous learning will take place each class block so that whether students are physically in the classroom or participating via distance learning that day, they are also seeing, hearing, and learning the same information at the same time each day. 

The choice between on campus learning and distance learning is entirely up to each family.

Health and Safety Protocols

  • Pre-Campus Health Screening: Students will answer a brief daily health screening questionnaire prior to entering the campus. After the health screening and temperature check, students will sanitize their hands and go directly to their classrooms to avoid congestion in the school yard and stairwells.

  • Mandatory Face coverings: All employees and students will be required to wear masks on campus. This guideline can be challenging and we understand that students with asthma or other health challenges may not be able to wear a face-covering all day. Therefore, face shields are also appropriate alternatives. It is acceptable if the face coverings temporarily come off in certain settings so long as adequate physical distancing is maintained.

  • Daily Temperature checks: Each student and employee will have their temperature checked prior to entering the campus.

  • Hand sanitizing stations: Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes will be available in each classroom and around campus. Frequent hand washing will be built into the daily schedule.

  • Disinfecting routines: High-touch surfaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Classrooms will be cleaned throughout the day.

  • 6- feet Social Distancing: Visual reminders for physically distancing and proper hygiene will be posted throughout the campus.

  • Isolation room: There will be a designated quarantine room for students, faculty, and staff who show signs of illness including coughing, fatigue, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19 symptoms during the school day. Any individuals with a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, who show symptoms listed above will be sent home. These individuals may ONLY return to school with documentation of a negative COVID-19 test.

 

School and Classroom Schedules

  • Staggered drop-off and pick-up times will be part of the school schedule.

  • During the school day, students will be in cohorts. Our goal is to reduce movement through the building and the number of room transitions.

  • Classes will be divided to adhere to the recommendation of six feet of social distancing.

  • Teachers will use Zoom to ensure that students at home and students in the classroom see the same information synchronously

  • Recess and lunch will be staggered by grades.

  • Students will eat lunch in their classrooms. Pre-ordered and pre-packaged lunches will be available through ChoiceLunch.

  • Assemblies will remain online.

Saint Brendan School

238 S Manhattan Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

Phone: (213) 382-7401

Fax: (213) 382-8918

Saint Brendan School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

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