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Masks

All students & staff will be required to wear a snug-fitting mask (fully covering nose and mouth) while on BMC property.

  • Masks must be BMC appropriate and are limited to solid colors only. 
  • Masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted, per current CDC recommendations.  
  • Masks may be removed in the classroom if social distancing and trifold Plexiglas dividers are in place.
  • Masks are required during all after school activities held on campus.

Physical Distancing

  • All those on campus will maintain social distancing when possible.
  • Directional signage will be displayed in hallways to assist with travel patterns and throughout the school to help students with social distancing. 

Facility Enhancements Include

  • Touchless forehead thermometers provided for each classroom.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations strategically placed throughout the campus.
  • Plexiglas privacy shields placed at each student's desk.
  • Classroom desks placed 3-6 ft apart.
  • Electrostatic misters utilized for better sanitizing.
  • Additional water bottle filling fountains added throughout campus.
  • BMC will only use the bottle filler on the fountains at this time. Please make sure your student has a refillable water bottle with a secure closure for school. 
  • Enhanced cleaning, according to CDC guidelines, each evening.
  • Enhanced cleaning to high touch areas such as door knobs and desks will take place throughout the day.
  • Restrooms will be sanitized periodically throughout the day.
  • Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, masks and gloves in every classroom. Desks and plexiglass screens will be sanitized after every class period.
  • CDC educational safety signage placed throughout the campus encouraging students to wash hands, safe distance, and wear masks and other "stop the spread" messaging.

Arrival & Temperature Checks

  • Homeroom teachers will check each student's temperature before the student enters the classroom. Students with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more will be sent to the Dome to be assessed by a registered nurse.
  • BMC has hired a registered nurse to monitor and manage student health. In the case of a student with a temperature of 100.4 or higher, the school will contact parents or guardians immediately and require that they pick up the student within on hour.
  • Faculty and staff will complete daily health screening and temperature checks.
  • Students will use hand sanitizer both entering and exiting classrooms & common spaces.
  • Students will wipe down desks when they arrive for each class.

 

Lunch

  • The upper campus and lower campus will have two indoor and two outdoor spaces to choose from where they are welcome to eat lunch.
  • A modified hot lunch program will be available for those who wish to participate. Our school lunch service, Aramark, has strict protocols in place, following CDC guidelines.
  • Self-serve food stations will be eliminated and the menu will be designed to offer healthy prepackaged grab-and-go options.
  • Contactless payment will continue to be used via student meal accounts.
  • Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch. 

 

Daily Mass and Monthly Class Masses

  • Masses for each grade level will be held monthly in the gym. Students will be distanced 6 ft. apart in the bleachers.
  • Students will wear dress uniform on the day their grade level has Mass.
  • Optional daily Mass will be held in the chapel at 7:15am with room for social distancing.

 

Class Retreats, Field Trips, Performances

  • Band and choir Performances and theatre productions may take place outside.
  • School-sponsored student/faculty field trips and other travel will be postponed to later in the school year.
  • Previously scheduled international travel has been postponed until spring break/summer of 2021.
  • Retreats will be offered for small groups, on campus and/or virtually. Class retreats and off campus retreats are postponed until further notice.

 

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