Please Read The Academy’s Official COVID-19 Plans for re-Opening – September 2020!

Official COVID-19 Plans for Re-Opening School NOW available for viewing!

September 7, 2020

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures during COVID (PDF)

August 4, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As promised, I am writing to share our most current plan for reopening The Academy in September. As of today’s date, we remain on target to open in-person for five, full (social distanced) days a week, while also offering hybrid and virtual options for our families. We ask that our families complete the survey linked here (https://forms.gle/Vz23ZGy9nYiSbfdSA) by August 15th to formally choose a learning option for September. This must be completed for each child.

We are working to open our school safely, provide students with the school experience they need, and weigh myriad factors associated with COVID-19 and the education of our children. Our decisions continue to be guided by the documents released by CDC and NJDOE. We truly appreciate your continued support as we navigate these uncharted waters. The strength of our community continues to shine as we work to provide as safe an environment as possible for our children.

In addition to the reopening plan documents, we are producing a recorded video that will be shared in the upcoming week with specific information and answers to questions that arise.

Please be assured that we have spent countless hours and resources developing these plans and attending webinars on reopening protocols. Our plans have been sent and under review by health professionals, school board members, members of our AOLP staff and leaders in Catholic education to support the safety and health of our students, faculty and staff. We ask you to keep in mind that this is an incredibly “fluid” situation and the conditions and circumstances are constantly changing. We will continue to abide by CDC and NJDOE recommendations and requirements, and we will be aligned with Governor Murphy’s regulations.

While our plan is to reopen in September, we will also be sharing a refined remote learning plan to which we will be able to seamlessly transition to in the event we are required to close at any point. It is highly possible that we may have to move from our socially-distanced in-person model to the remote learning model and back to socially-distanced in-person learning during the school year. I hope and pray we will fully return to a regular, face-to-face model once a vaccine or medical protocol is developed and approved.

We thank you all for your support, patience and feedback.

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Kelly Hart, Principal

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