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2020 Reopening Plan for Assumption School

This guide is designed to provide the school administration, faculty, and staff with a practical guide and toolkit to implement specific recommendations provided by the Alameda County Department of Public Health, California Department of Public Health, and CDC in relation to risk reduction at schools. The objective of this guide is to provide educational materials for staff to reduce potential exposures to and spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) the virus that causes COVID-19. The recommendations provided here are designed to be implemented according to federal guidance. Any recommendations in this guide should also coincide with a given school’s communicable disease plan.

We are currently working with the Diocese of Oakland, Assumption School Board, and Alameda County Public Health Department as well as the Oakland Diocese Department of Education in creating long-term and short-term solutions for Assumption School's response to the pandemic. This strategic planning puts forth student and community safety first and foremost. We have collected information and resources from multiple groups to help us. The short-term planning has taken shape to include phases of reopening and sustaining the school environment. Considerations include providing a social/emotional curriculum to support students in this new normal, staggered attendance, extension and strengthening of our digital learning platforms, social distancing education and culture, and maintenance measures. Long-term planning looks at the strategic goals set by our accreditation process which include mission and philosophy, facilities and human resources, and student learning but reimagined in the current environment.

We continue to work in partnership with all the shareholders of the school including parents, teachers and staff, parishioners, the Diocese of Oakland Department of Schools, and local government agencies to form these plans.