Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

 

We understand that many of you may have concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on the Bishop Ludden community. We want to share some information that you might find helpful.

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Bishop Ludden administrators are continuing to plan for the school’s reopening this fall by focusing on a full in-person return of students and staff with remote instruction for those families who decide to keep their child home.

We have finalized the framework for our in-person model:
• Students in grades 7-12 will attend each day, in smaller class sizes. Students will have daily interactions with their teachers.
• Students and staff will be grouped and remain in the same rooms or areas as much as possible.
• School bus protocols will be determined by each student’s school district.

This framework follows the school’s review of the three scenarios: full return to school, the hybrid model, or a full remote model. This framework goes along with the findings in our recent parent/guardian survey, collaboration with neighboring districts, consultation with Superintendent Crist and representatives from the Onondaga County Executive Offices.

Our plan includes matters such as health/safety, technology, facilities, attendance, and social-emotional well-being. Additionally, the plan provides information focused on:
• Daily student/staff health screenings
• Face covering and social distance requirements
• Enhanced hygiene, cleaning, and disinfecting material
• Enhanced social-emotional support
• Department of Health testing, monitoring, and containment protocols
• Athletics and extracurricular activities information

A detailed plan is linked below.

It is important to mention that how our instructional plan continues throughout the school year is dependent on conditions in the community and how they evolve. We are excited to have a full return to school and are fully committed to preventing a full remote learning requirement. However, we must remain flexible. The health, safety, and welfare of our students and staff will always be our priority and will guide us in all our decision making.

We cannot do this without your help and support. We are in this together.

Sincerely,

Leo Cosgrove
Principal

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find answers to many of the questions we’ve been receiving. This content will be updated as information changes.

Reopening Plan

Thank you for your patience as we have been working to make changes necessary to keep everyone healthy. Click the link below to view the plans we have developed.

STAYING HEALTHY

These simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, for example when you are at the grocery store.
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ADDITIONAL UPDATES & RESOURCES

Clorox Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer

Safety is our top priority. As part of our plan for protective equipment and sanitization, Bishop Ludden will utilize the Clorox Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer. More information on the System can be found using the links below.

Clorox Total 360 System

Safety Data Sheet

Pathogen & Infection Prevention Information

Adjustments to School Uniform

Uniform guidelines will be relaxed for the fall semester. These uniform adjustments will be allowed until Nov. 1, and if the season is warmer than typical, we will extend the deadline.

  • All students can wear khaki shorts/pants and for girls, also khaki skorts. Remember, khaki is the only acceptable color for shorts and
  • Students can wear green or white polo shirts with or without the Bishop Ludden logo on it. Again, green or white
  • Button downs must be white, light green or light blue with or without the Bishop Ludden
  • All the above may be purchased at any store, however, items with logos should still be purchased at Land’s End.

Click here to read more on the new, temporary guidelines

 

Employees Returning to Work

Attached is information from the NYS Department of Health regarding Interim Guidance for Public and Private Employees Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Infection or Exposure

Click here for more information

INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the managing agency in the United States for information about the coronavirus. Please see links below for the most up to date information.

Onondaga County

The latest local information from Onondaga County

CDC

The latest information from the CDC

CDC

The WHO

The latest information from the WHO