Dear Carondelet Students, Parents, & Guardians,
We hope you and your family have been safe this summer and have had a chance to have a bit of fun and relaxation in the midst of our current local and global situation. We are pleased to provide you with an update on our plans for the beginning of the school year and fall semester.
The last few months of the COVID-19 pandemic have challenged our community and world, and they have also provided us with an opportunity to reimagine our learning environment. We used our experience in the spring to maximize our online learning platforms and continue adapting to our students' and teachers' needs.
A COVID-19 Task Force of administrators and faculty members has met continuously over the past three months to develop policies and procedures in accordance with the guidelines of Contra Costa Health Services and the State of California that would allow us to return to campus safely.
Returning to Campus
We know the best way to facilitate our students' educational experience is in-person. Our efforts over the past months have focused on adopting a school schedule for fall that allows flexibility and provides as many opportunities as possible for students on campus. All courses and instruction are designed to be fully-online and incorporate blended strategies for students on campus.
While we understand that public health directives continually change,
e are currently planning to welcome half of our students back to campus in the fall. To do this, students will be divided into two groups, by last name, and will be on campus either Mondays & Tuesdays or Thursdays & Fridays.
On days where students are not on campus, remote learning will take place. One Wednesday per month students will be offered a Flex Day on campus so each class is allowed to come together and participate in our many student life programs and activities. All on campus activities will allow for safe interaction with faculty and staff. We will make accommodations for families who are uncomfortable with on-campus, in-person learning at the start of the school year.
2020-21 Bell Schedule
Created in coordination with DLS, the following Bell Schedule is intended for use under any learning scenario: completely remote, blended (as described above), or a complete return to campus.