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2020-2021 Return to Campus Plan

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools throughout the world have had to reevaluate many of their existing on-campus procedures and adapt to the new circumstances we face.  The Bishop Seabury Academy plan for returning to our campus has been informed by evolving best practices from national educational associations, independent schools, health organizations, and local physicians.  These new policies & procedures will be in place during the 2020-21 school year or until this health threat has been sufficiently controlled.

The foundation of this plan involves several layers of protection: 

1. Education about COVID-19 & adherence to our safety protocols at school and at home
Students and staff will receive clear and repeated instructions about campus policies and procedures that will significantly mitigate risk of COVID-19 infection on campus.  To help mitigate risks on campus and to increase the likelihood that our students and faculty can remain on campus throughout the year, Seabury families are strongly urged to implement CDC guidelines outside of school, and parents should direct children to observe the fundamental principles of good hygiene, physical distancing, and face covering protocol at all times.
2. Good Hygiene
Students will be required to wash their hands on arrival in the morning as well as before and after lunch and will be encouraged to use personal hand-sanitizer on arrival to any new space (after it has been cleaned) and at the end of class.  Hand-sanitizing stations will be located near every entrance door and in various locations throughout the school.  Parents should also plan to send their children to school with a supply of hand-sanitizer.
3. Physical Distancing
Students and staff will generally be required to maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance when feasible.  When such distancing is not possible, the consistent use of face coverings provides another layer of protection.
4. Proper Use of Face Coverings
Some form of disposable surgical mask, commercial face mask, or cloth face covering will be required during the school day (in and out of classrooms) as a primary tool for reducing risk of contagion.  All students and staff must comply with this expectation unless a documented medical condition precludes this practice. 
5. Seabury LIVE
When students and staff must remain off-campus due to family risk factors or quarantine, students will be able to “attend” classes remotely, will have access to course recordings, and may be able to engage in classroom discussion.
Through our vigilance in reinforcing these vital practices, we can return to campus and have greater confidence in a stable and successful school year!
The entire Bishop Seabury Academy 2020-21 Return to Campus Plan



COVID 19 Non-Urgent Question Form
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