St. Barnabas School is ready and prepared for any scenario in the fall. We have created a Back To School task force comprised of faculty and staff to allow for students to safely return to the classrooms this fall. The current plan is to teach students in person, full-time, 5 days a week as well as provide simultaneous eLearning instruction for those students who cannot or choose not to attend school in person.
One of the main reasons St. Barnabas may be able to return full-time, unlike many other schools, is due to the campus size and ability to spread students out safely. St. Barnabas School, originally built in 1957, built out a new gym in 1998, and an early learning facility in the early 2000s. The school and campus was built to accommodate 800+ students and enrollment was nearly double in the 1990s with 3 classes of 30 students. Today, current enrollment stands at 436 and therefore allows for smaller classes to spread out throughout various alternative learning environments on campus.
St. Barnabas School is also partnering with Secure My Campus, who helped upgrade safety and security measures on the school campus over the last three years, including the relocation of the school office. Secure my Campus is helping identify tools such as temperature takers, sanitation stations and new seating arrangements that would create a sanitary and safe distance between students. St. Barnabas will continue to work closely with the Diocese and state health officials to ensure they are following recommendations and CDC guidelines.
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Updated May 28, 2020