The Archdiocese of Philadelphia formed a "Catholic Schools Onward" Committee this Spring to address the opening of schools in September. Together with the Office of Catholic Education for Elementary Schools, they worked into the Summer and have issued a multi-topic series of guidance and procedures for schools to follow. Each elementary school has had to tailor the general recommendations to suit their unique and local needs.
Led by Principal Sister Helen Thomas, IHM, an in-house group of Good Shepherd Catholic School teachers and staff has adjusted and enhanced the supplied recommendations, and the resulting documents are on the GSC Website: https://www.gscregional.org/gsc-onward.html.
Please note that everything is subject to change and that GSC school officials will need to update and revise certain procedures as situations, new research, new guidelines, and new rules and orders develop.
Here is a list of the topics covered:
Introduction & Philosophy
General Principles for the Buildings
Entering the Building | Daily Monitoring of Health | Lunch | Recess
Travel Within the Building | Library | Physical Education | St. Raphael Room
Classroom Setup | Classroom Materials
Virtual Learning – Cohort | Virtual Learning – Individual
CARES / Early Childhood / Pre-K
Playbook: Guidance for Dealing with Cases or Suspected Cases of COVID-19
Student Mental Health & Whole Health
Mental and Whole Health | Student Awareness
After School Activities