Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

To our Judge Memorial Catholic High School Friends and Families,
 
Throughout the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 we have witnessed our school community adapt to create a safe and effective learning environment for our students. We continue to self-reflect and respond to the ever-changing needs of our students, parents, faculty, and staff. The guidelines continue to adjust and as a result, our plans will as well. We strive to meet the needs of our students academically, socially, physically, a spiritually. This plan will evolve as the year progresses and we navigate new challenges.
 
Yours in faith-filled education,
 
Patrick Lambert
Principal
 
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
 
 
Judge’s Goals for the 2020-21 School Year
  • Provide an exceptional learning experience for the children entrusted in our care.
  • Provide the needed supports for academic, physical, social and spiritual growth.
  • Provide a safe environment for our faculty and staff.
  • Provide flexibility, adaptability and options for our students, faculty and staff.
  • Actively engage in dialogue with our parents and community as partners to the overall learning experience of our students.
  • Navigate difficult challenges in a supportive manner.
  • Continue to empower students to become builders of a more just society.
 
 
 
Reopening Plan 2020-2021
** Updated: 8/13//20 These guidelines are subject to change in order to meet the needs of our students, parents, faculty, and staff.
 
In addition to the plan listed on this page, you can also download a copy of it located below.
 
 
 
RISK LEVEL: GREEN (New Normal) - REGULAR OPENING WITH RESTRICTIONS
Summary: This will include 5 days a week of in person classes. Classes will also be recorded and available for students that are high risk or unable to attend in person.
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
Delivery of Curriculum/Simultaneous Instruction
  • Teachers will deliver instruction in the classroom.
  • Lessons will also be delivered virtually (live and recorded) for high risk and international students.
  • We have invested in Zoom Professional as the delivery method for live streamed classes.
  • All students will attend classes either in person or virtually. Attendance will be taken.
  • School will maintain the original class schedule which is highlighted in the school handbook.
  • We understand that students may be considered high risk or have individual safety circumstances where in-person classes are not possible. Fully distance learning option will be made available. Please contact our school’s Point of Contact (POC) to complete the process. The POC for Judge Memorial is Mr. Tim Carr.  He can be reached at tcarr@judgememorial.com.
 
Outdoor Classrooms
  • Outdoor classroom space will be made available in the stadium, prayer garden and beach area.
 
Substitute Plan
  • A full-time substitute coordinator is in place to assist in long-term faculty absences.

Protocols for sick staff members
  • Isolated and sent home immediately.
  • Additional parent notifications will be communicated according to Salt Lake Health Department guidance.
 
Protocols for sick students
  • If a student is feeling sick or showing symptoms they should not come to school.
  • If a student exhibits symptoms at school, they will be isolated, and parents contacted immediately.
  • Anyone testing positive must isolate for two weeks following the statewide COVID-19 School Manual.
  • We will follow the direction of the Salt Lake Health Department regarding contact tracing and possibly close to isolate students/staff and clean the facility. Parents notification will follow the guidance of the Salt Lake Health Department. If it is recommended to share that there has been a positive case, the identity of the person whom tested positive will not be released.
 
Return to physical school after absences due to COVID-19
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate until his or her symptoms get better and he or she has been fever-free for 24 hours without medicine AND it has been at least 10 days since he or she first had symptoms or tested positive.
 
Technology needs
  • Continue with school’s one to one device policy.
  • Additional cleaning for the computers in learning commons.
 
Logistics and Facilities
 
Social Distancing and PPE Protocols
  • Students will be seated as far apart as reasonably possible.
  • Parent access to the building will be limited.
  • Face masks will be worn by all staff/students.
  • Students will be given two masks at the beginning of the year. Students are required to use the masks provided or ones that are of a higher grade. The masks provided are a two-ply cloth mask with an insert for an additional filter.
  • Signage to remind students to wash their hands and sanitize their workspace. Limited locker access, hall access.
  • Students are asked to bring a water bottle.
 
Heightened Cleaning Protocols
  • Regular cleaning of all lockers, bathrooms, common areas throughout the day.
  • Water fountains used for water bottle fill up. These are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Sanitize every classroom, entrance door, faculty room, and other highly trafficked areas.
  • Teacher to oversee sanitizer when students enter the classes.
  • Sanitizer at front desk, advancement, enrollment, and counselor offices.
  • Students will wipe their desk before leaving the classroom.
  • Students wipe their work area when they enter the Learning Commons.
  • All contact surfaces to be cleaned regularly, such as doorknobs, light switches, desks.
 
Main Offices - The main offices have been equipped with plexiglass shields for protection.
 
Hallways and Stairwells - Decals mark the preferable walking flow.

Drop off/Pick up-School Entry Procedures
  • Students will be required to do a wellness check before entering the school. This will be completed daily by their guardians. This can be found by logging onto the parent portal of Skyward or on the Skyward app. The first part of the wellness check focuses on symptoms and the second on exposure to COVID-19.
  • Temperature checks may occur on campus. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or greater will be isolated and sent home immediately.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 will be required to contact their doctor and determine if they need to be tested for Covid-19.
 
Lunch Procedures
  • Box lunches will be available to students in the cafeteria. Social distancing standards will be set in place.  Students will be allowed to eat in classrooms or other public gathering areas such as the beach or prayer garden.
  • Plexiglass protection has been put in place along with measures to control the flow of students.
  • Fountain drinks or vending machine options will not be offered.
  • Floor decals that will mark where students need to stand in the line. This will allow for a six foot separation.
  • Decals will mark the spots on the tables where it is ok to sit (again to maintain the 6 feet separation rule).
  • Sanitizing station in each entrance to the cafeteria and posters reminding students to sanitize their hands before they get in line.
 
Transportation Service - Transportation Service will be fully operational.
 
Only Authorized Personnel in School Facility
 
Maintaining Community
 
School Activities
  • Athletics
    • Sports continue to practice and compete following the UHSAA guidelines.
    • Maintain hygiene protocol as set by the health department.
    • Signs will be posted to communicate protocols.
  • Performing Arts
    • Ensembles and performances will continue with proper safety guidelines.
 
Assemblies
  • Assemblies will continue in person.
  • Auditorium: Sanitizing stations in entry points.
 
Communication
  • Regular communication through weekly principal’s newsletter.
  • Skyward alert system
  • Social media platforms
 
Supporting Catholic Identity
 
Morning Prayer and Morning Mindfulness
 
Masses and Religious Gatherings
  • Scheduled masses to be attended in person with virtual option.
 
 
RISK LEVEL: YELLOW (Low Risk) - IN PERSON CLASSES WITH ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS
Summary: This will include 4 days a week of in person classes. There will be one day a week of Distance Learning. Classes will also be recorded and available for students that are absent.
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
Delivery of Curriculum/Simultaneous Instruction
  • Teachers will deliver instruction in the classroom.
  • Lessons will also be delivered virtually (live and recorded) for students in need.
  • All students will attend classes either in person or virtually. Attendance will be taken.
  • School will move to a Block A and B system in order to limit the movement contact between classes during transition periods. Blocks will be 90 minutes in length.
  • Students will attend school in person Monday (Blocks 1-4), Tuesday (Blocks 5-8), Thursday (Blocks 1-4), and Friday (Blocks 5-8). Wednesday will be a distance learning day for the entire student body.
  • Students that are considered high risk or those with individual safety circumstances where in-person classes are not possible are eligible for the fully distant learning option. Please contact our school’s Point of Contact (POC) to complete the process. The POC for Judge Memorial is Mr. Tim Carr. He can be reached at tcarr@judgememorial.com.
 
Outdoor Classrooms
  • Outdoor classroom space will be made available in the stadium, prayer garden and beach area.
 
Substitute Plan
  • A full-time substitute coordinator is in place to assist in long-term faculty absences.

Protocols for sick staff members
  • Isolated and sent home immediately.
  • Additional parent notifications will be communicated according to Salt Lake Health Department guidance.
 
Protocols for sick students
  • If a student is feeling sick or showing symptoms they should not come to school.
  • If a student exhibits symptoms at school, they will be isolated, and parents contacted immediately.
  • Anyone testing positive must isolate for two weeks following the statewide COVID-19 School Manual.
  • We will follow the direction of the Salt Lake Health Department regarding contact tracing and possibly close to isolate students/staff and clean the facility. Parents notification will follow the guidance of the Salt Lake Health Department. If it is recommended to share that there has been a positive case, the identity of the person whom tested positive will not be released.
 
Return to physical school after absences due to COVID-19
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate until his or her symptoms get better and he or she has been fever-free for 24 hours without medicine AND it has been at least 10 days since he or she first had symptoms or tested positive.
 
Technology needs
  • Continue with school’s one to one device policy.
  • Additional cleaning for the computers in learning commons.
 
Logistics and Facilities
 
Social Distancing and PPE Protocols
  • Students will be seated as far apart as reasonably possible.
  • Parent access to the building will be limited.
  • Face masks will be worn by all staff/students.
  • Students will be given two masks at the beginning of the year. Students are required to use the masks provided or ones that are of a higher grade. The masks provided are a two-ply cloth mask with an insert for an additional filter.
  • Signage to remind students to wash their hands and sanitize their workspace. Limited locker access, hall access.
  • Students are asked to bring a water bottle.
 
Heightened Cleaning Protocols
  • Regular cleaning of all lockers, bathrooms, common areas throughout the day.
  • Water fountains used for water bottle fill up. These are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Sanitize every classroom, entrance door, faculty room, and other highly trafficked areas.
  • Teacher to oversee sanitizer when students enter the classes.
  • Sanitizer at front desk, advancement, enrollment, and counselor offices.
  • Students wipe their desk before leaving the classroom.
  • Students wipe their work area when they enter the Learning Commons.
  • All contact surfaces to be cleaned regularly, such as doorknobs, light switches, desks.
 
Main Offices - The main offices have been equipped with plexiglass shields for protection.
 
Hallways and Stairwells - Decals mark the preferable walking flow.

Drop off/Pick up-School Entry Procedures
  • Students will be required to do a wellness check before entering the school. This will be completed daily by their guardians. This can be found by logging onto the parent portal of Skyward or on the Skyward app. The first part of the wellness check focuses on symptoms and the second on exposure to COVID-19.
  • Temperature checks may occur on campus. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or greater will be isolated and sent home immediately.
 
Lunch Procedures
  • Box lunches will be available to students in the cafeteria. Social distancing standards will be set in place.  Students will be allowed to eat in classrooms or other public gathering areas such as the beach or prayer garden.
  • Plexiglass protection has been put in place along with measures to control the flow of students.
  • Fountain drinks or vending machine options will not be offered.
  • Floor decals that will mark where students need to stand in the line. This will allow for a six foot separation.
  • Decals will mark the spots on the tables where it is ok to sit (again to maintain the 6 feet separation rule).
  • Sanitizing station in each entrance to the cafeteria and posters reminding students to sanitize their hands before they get in line.
 
Transportation Service - Transportation Service will be fully operational.
 
Only Authorized Personnel in School Facility
 
Maintaining Community
 
School Activities
  • Athletics
    • Sports continue to practice and compete following the UHSAA guidelines.
    • Maintain hygiene protocol as set by the health department.
    • Signs will be posted to communicate protocols.
  • Performing Arts
    • Ensembles and performances will continue but limited to 50 with proper safety guidelines.
 
Assemblies
  • Assemblies and gatherings will be limited to 50 people. These events will be offered virtually.
 
Communication
  • Regular communication through weekly principal’s newsletter.
  • Skyward alert system
  • Social media platforms
 
Supporting Catholic Identity
 
Morning Prayer and Morning Mindfulness
 
Masses and Religious Gatherings
  • Scheduled masses will have a 50-person maximum number. Virtual option will be available.
 
 
RISK LEVEL: ORANGE (Moderate Risk) -IN PERSON CLASSES/LIVE STREAMING CLASSES WITH A DECREASED NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE BUILDING
Summary: This would include 2 days a week of in person classes and 3 days a week of Distance Learning. Classes will be presented both live and recorded.
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
Delivery of Curriculum/Simultaneous Instruction
  • Teachers will deliver instruction in the classroom along with recording the lessons virtually.
  • All students will attend classes either in person or virtually. Attendance will be taken.
  • School will remain in a Block A and B system in order to limit the movement contact between classes during transition periods. Block periods will be 90 minutes long. The students will have four blocks in a day.
  • The students will be separated into two groups by last name. Last names starting with A-L will be the RED Group. Last names starting with M-Z will be the GOLD Group.
  • Students in the RED group will attend classes Monday and Tuesday in person. The GOLD group will be participating via live streaming during these classes. Wednesday will be an all school distance learning day. Thursday and Friday the GOLD group will attend classes in person. The RED Group will participate via live streaming during those two days. Monday (Blocks 1-4), Tuesday (Blocks 5-8), Thursday (Blocks 1-4), Friday (Blocks 5-8)
  • This will decrease the number of students in the building by half for safety purposes. It will allow for all classroom to have less than 20 in the classroom at any time.
  • Students that are considered high risk or those with individual safety circumstances where in-person classes are not possible are eligible for the fully distant learning option. Please contact our school’s Point of Contact (POC) to complete the process. The POC for Judge Memorial is Tim Carr. He can be reached at tcarr@judgememorial.com.
 
Outdoor Classrooms
  • Outdoor classroom space will continue to be utilized.
  • Potentially purchase coverings for outdoor space usage.
 
Substitute Plan
  • A full-time substitute coordinator is in place to assist in long-term faculty absences.

Protocols for sick staff members
  • Isolated and sent home immediately.
  • Additional parent notifications will be communicated according to Salt Lake Health Department guidance.
 
Protocols for sick students
  • If a student is feeling sick or showing symptoms they should not come to school.
  • If a student exhibits symptoms at school, they will be isolated, and parents contacted immediately.
  • Anyone testing positive must isolate for two weeks following the statewide COVID-19 School Manual.
  • We will follow the direction of the Salt Lake Health Department regarding contact tracing and possibly close to isolate students/staff and clean the facility. Parents notification will follow the guidance of the Salt Lake Health Department. If it is recommended to share that there has been a positive case, the identity of the person whom tested positive will not be released.
 
Return to physical school after absences due to COVID-19
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate until his or her symptoms get better and he or she has been fever-free for 24 hours without medicine AND it has been at least 10 days since he or she first had symptoms or tested positive.
 
Technology needs
  • Continue with school’s one to one device policy.
  • Additional cleaning for the computers in Learning Commons area.
 
Logistics and Facilities
 
Social Distancing and PPE Protocols
  • Student access to the building will be limited.
  • Parent access to the building will be limited.
  • Face masks will be worn by all staff/students.
  • Students will be given two masks at the beginning of the year. Students are required to use the masks provided or ones that are of a higher grade. The masks provided are a two-ply cloth mask with an insert for an additional filter.
  • Signage to remind students to wash their hands, sanitize their areas, limited locker access, hall access, etc.
  • Students are asked to bring a water bottle.
 
Classrooms
  • Excessive furniture will be removed to promote further social distancing.
  • Class sizes will be below 20 students.
 
Main Offices - The main offices have been equipped with plexiglass shields for protection.
 
Hallways and Common Areas
  • Hallways will be marked and become one directional.
  • Physical distancing will become enhanced in common areas.
 
Heightened Cleaning Protocols
  • Regular cleaning of all lockers, bathrooms, common areas throughout the day.
  • Water fountains used for water bottle fill up. These are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Sanitize every classroom, entrance door, faculty room, and other highly trafficked areas.
  • Teacher to oversee sanitizer when students enter the classes.
  • Sanitizer at front desk, advancement, enrollment, and counselor offices.
  • Students will wipe their desk before leaving the classroom.
  • Students wipe their work area when they enter the Learning Commons.
  • All contact surfaces to be cleaned regularly, such as doorknobs, light switches, desks.
 
Drop off/Pick up-School Entry Procedures
  • Students will be required to do a wellness check before entering the school. This will be completed daily by their guardians. This can be found by logging onto the parent portal of Skyward or on the Skyward app. The first part of the wellness check focuses on symptoms and the second on exposure to COVID-19.
  • Temperature checks may occur on campus. Anyone with a temperature 100.4 or greater will be isolated and sent home immediately.
 
Lunch Procedures
  • Box lunches will be available to students in the cafeteria. Social distancing standards will be set in place.  Students will be allowed to eat in classrooms or other public gathering areas such as the beach or prayer garden.
  • Plexiglass protection has been put in place along with measures to control the flow of students.
  • Fountain drinks or vending machine options will not be offered.
  • Floor decals that will mark where students need to stand in the line. This will allow for a six foot separation.
  • Decals will mark the spots on the tables where it is ok to sit (again to maintain the 6 feet separation rule).
  • Sanitizing station in each entrance to the cafeteria and posters reminding students to sanitize their hands before they get in line.
 
Transportation Service - Transportation Service continue with continue for before and after school pickups and drop offs. Athletic and activities transportation will be significantly reduced.
 
Only Authorized Personnel in School Facility
 
Maintaining Community
 
School Activities
  • Athletics
    • Sports continue to practice and compete following the UHSAA guidelines.
    • Maintain hygiene protocol as set by the health department.
    • Signs will be posted to communicate protocols.
  • Performing Arts
    • Ensembles and performances will be offered virtually following proper safety guidelines.
 
Assemblies
  • Assemblies and gatherings will be offered virtually.
 
Communication
  • Regular communication through weekly principal’s newsletter.
  • Skyward alert system
  • Social media platforms
 
Supporting Catholic Identity
 
Morning Prayer and Morning Mindfulness
 
Masses and Religious Gatherings
  • Scheduled masses will have a 20-person maximum number. Virtual option will be available.
 
 
RISK LEVEL: RED (High Risk) - DISTANCE LEARNING
Summary: This will include 5 days a week of Distance Learning. Classes will be presented both live and recorded.
 
Curriculum and Instruction
 
Delivery of Curriculum/Simultaneous Instruction
  • Teachers will deliver all instruction virtually (live and recorded).
  • School will maintain a Block A and B schedule.
  • Students will check in and attendance taken each day.
  • There will be a live component of each classroom period.
 
Substitute Plan
  • A full-time substitute coordinator will continue to assist as teachers become ill.

Protocols for sick staff members
  • Additional parent notifications will be communicated when appropriate.
 
Protocols for sick students
  • Parents should notify the school immediately if their child has a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Additional parent notification will be communicated.
 
Technology needs
  • Continue with school’s one to one device policy.
 
Logistics and Facilities
 
School and Classrooms
  • Students are not able to access the physical building.
  • Teachers are able to access classrooms with permission of principal.
 
Heightened Cleaning Protocols
  • A complete disinfection of the school will take place.
 
Drop off/Pick up-School Entry Procedures
  • Access to the building will remain through the front doors. The school office will be open from 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Only essential employees will be present within the school.
 
Lunch Procedures
  • The cafeteria will be closed.
 
Transportation Service - The bus service will not be in service during this time.
 
Only Authorized Personnel in School Facility
 
Maintaining Community
 
School Activities
  • Athletics - These events will be cancelled.
  • Performing Arts - No performing arts performances.
 
Assemblies
  • Assemblies will be offered virtually.
 
Communication
  • Regular communication through weekly principal’s newsletter.
  • Skyward alert system
  • Social media platforms
 
Supporting Catholic Identity
 
Morning Prayer and Morning Mindfulness - These will be recorded and distributed virtually.
 
Masses and Religious Gatherings - These will be recorded and distributed virtually.