July 2, 2020
The announcement from Governor Phil Murphy last Friday has given the SHP COVID-19 Planning Task Force a good opportunity to share an update on our planning efforts with the Seton Hall Prep community. Information in “The Road Back,” the report by the Department of Education, has given us confidence to focus on our plans for the fall with the intentions of full in-person instruction with health and safety modifications put in place for the start of school.
The teaching-learning process for in-person instruction will begin much like any other school year would. However, we continue to develop our plans for instruction in both blended learning and remote learning modes should future conditions require us to switch to these alternate modes on short notice. Faculty development and technology updates are still in force. Plans are in place for serving any student over periods of extended absence should his health require it. We have made adaptability a priority.
Our COVID-19 Task force Committee, which has been meeting weekly since the beginning of March, has been divided into various sub-committees. Each subcommittee handles insuring a safe return to the building for our students, staff, and faculty.
The look and feel of the school environment will be significantly modified for health and safety. We are incorporating social distancing, the use of masks, stringent cleaning protocols, modifications of lunch routines, hallway traffic, and increased nursing staff.
Plans for activities and sports are awaiting further guidelines from the proper agencies.
We intend to support everyone in the community and to preserve continuity of teaching and learning under the conditions required for health and safety. We thank you for your efforts in supporting your sons during these challenging times.