We have enjoyed seeing more students on campus each day, as the School has transitioned to our 50/50 model of on-campus learning. Our campus feels more “normal,” and we are loving it!
As we shared in Knights News on Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance
which recommends at least three feet of distance between students in areas of low, moderate or substantial community transmission. By CDC standards, transmission in San Diego County is moderate, and we are now in the state’s red tier, so we have been planning for our next phase of reopening. Though we have a few logistics to work out we are confident we can increase density on campus in the next few weeks.
Assuming San Diego County remains in the red tier, we plan to transition to on-campus learning every day for all Bishop’s students beginning on Tuesday, April 20. This start date will allow us time to work through various issues (updating classroom capacities, modifying our daily schedule, and refining our meal service and transportation programs, for example) and confirm through testing that our community COVID rates are low following spring break – making it safe to reopen our campus to all students.
Please note that students will not be required to attend class in person if distance learning makes more sense for your family. We do, however, ask that students share their plans as far in advance as possible with their teachers, so teachers can plan classes accordingly.
As a reminder, we will be in distance learning for all grades on April 12 and 13 to allow students and employees to be tested for COVID-19. We will test students on April 12 and 14 from 1 - 3 p.m. We ask that students in grades 6 - 9 test on April 12, and students in grades 10 - 12 test on April 14.
Thank you for all of your support over the past year and have a wonderful spring break!
Head of School
Assistant Head of School for Internal Affairs