MSDA Fall 2020 Reopen Plans
September 4, 2020
August 21, 2020
August 14, 2020
The following provides an overview of the steps taken to reopen Mount St. Dominic Academy in a responsible manner that prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of all community members. The school’s COVID-19 Reopening Task Force developed these response protocols through a process of collaboration, with vested stakeholders and physicians within the community. Following guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the New Jersey Governor’s Office, our primary focus is to mitigate the risk of virus transmission and foster an effective and equitable learning environment. While we cannot guarantee that all risk of coronavirus transmission will be eliminated, we have established guidelines and policies to help mitigate risk to the greatest extent possible.
We view parents as essential partners in this responsible school reopening process, and ask that families enforce social distancing and other appropriate COVID-19 response guidelines during non-school hours.
Mount St. Dominic Academy will periodically review its COVID-19 response protocols and reserves the right to edit its policies and practices as Governor Phil Murphy’s Office and the Departments of Health and Education issue updated guidelines and recommendations.
August 7, 2020
One of our core values at the Mount is community. In these days of Blended/Hybrid and Remote Learning, it is difficult to work with and hold onto the community experience. We all know the social interaction or rather the lack of, brought about with COVID-19, is especially hard for our young women. Keeping this in mind, as we created the schedule for the opening of our year, see the following specifics:
July 31, 2020
Mount St. Dominic Academy has been actively planning for the return of our strong, resilient, young women in September 2020. After exploring multiple options, working with our Reopen Task Force and reviewing survey results, we have determined the safest and most appropriate path forward for our community is the Blended Learning/Cohort Model. We will also offer an All-Remote/Distance Leaning Model for students or families who do not feel comfortable returning to school at this point. The Mount is also always aware that the Governor’s office could determine a change in our plans.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON CAMPUS AT ALL TIMES.