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.


Will my child be required to wear a face covering all day long?

            YES. Everyone entering the building, including students will be required to wear a face covering. Depending on the activity in the classroom (i.e. taking a test, silent silent reading, etc.) and at the discretion of the teacher, student will have opportunities To remove their face covering for short periods of time.

Will faculty be able to instruct students that remain home?

            YES. All Bishop Ludden students will receive a class schedule and students learning remotely will be expected to “attend” each of their scheduled classes by attending virtual meetings arranged by the teacher. Students will be assigned a ChromeBook and are required to make their face visible to the teacher during class. Attendance will be taken – students will be marked ABSENT, PRESENT or TARDY.

Will extracurricular activities be available this year? If so, which activities will be available?

NO. At this time, there will be no extracurricular activities available including athletics.

Will Bishop Ludden be following the standard school schedule regarding holidays and breaks?

YES. At this time, Bishop Ludden will follow the standard school schedule regarding holidays and breaks.

What happens if a child travels outside of New York State? Will they be required to quarantine when they return?

YES. If a child traveled to a state on the NYS Quarantine List, they will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. During the quarantine period, students will be required to participate in class remotely.

Will the uniform policy be relaxed for this year?

YES. Please refer to the email sent to parents regarding changes to the uniform Policy. A copy of the letter will be posted on the Bishop Ludden website.

Will it be possible for a student to begin the school year remotely and transition, later, to in-person instruction?

YES. A student will be allowed to begin the school year remotely if they prefer. Any Transition will be made at the 5 Week interval. Before transitioning, families should Their child’s Guidance Counselor.

If a student is absent from school for non-Covid reasons, will they have an opportunity to connect to their classes?

YES. In situations of this type, parents should contact their child’s guidance counselor to arrange for temporary remote learning.

What is the capacity of the Isolation Room? Will it be staffed by the Nurse at all times

            5-6 students will fit comfortably in the Isolation Room at a time. The Isolation Room will be staffed by a teacher throughout the day. The Nurse will monitor the Isolation Room as well.

What steps will a student or staff member that has contracted COV/0-19 have to take In order to return to school?

A student or staff member that has contracted COVID-19 will be required to quarantine for 10 days and can only be released from quarantine by the OCHD.

What happens when the school learns that a student or staff member has tested positive for COV/0-19?

When Bishop Ludden learns that a student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, parents will be notified by letter or email. In addition, Bishop Ludden will work in conjunction with the OCHD to assist in contact tracing and additional steps as outlined by the OCHD.

Will students be allowed to remain at school for extra help at the end of the day?

NO. At this time students will not be allowed to remain in the building after dismissal. Parents are reminded that their child must be picked up by 3:15 pm so that our professional cleaning service can begin

Will there be House at the beginning of the day?

NO. House has been changed to Homeroom which will take place in the student’s first period class and will end at 8:20 am. Homeroom will be different from House in that students will not be allowed to visit other classrooms until the school day begins at 8:20 am.

What time will I be able to drop my child off at school?

No students will be allowed to enter the building until 7:00 am. Students arriving at this time will sit in desks (6 feet apart) in the Cafeteria. Students will be dismissed from the Cafeteria by grade beginning at approximately 7:30 am. Students will move from the Cafeteria to their Homeroom and will remain there until 8:20 am.