Return to School: COVID-19 Updates

 
The safety and health of our students, staff, and community are, and must be, the primary focus of our decisions. This continues to be a very fluid time in our lives and we truly appreciate your patience, understanding, and collaboration. 
 
Due to Governor Newsom’s directive and the announcement by the LA County Public Health Office that no school would be allowed to begin on-campus instruction during the month of August, St. Bernard High School will start the school year in a remote learning model that utilizes much of the flipped classroom learning concept along with blended learning pedagogy.

However, as Mr. Paul Escala, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has outlined, we are hopeful that we will be able to adopt our hybrid model during the course of the Fall semester. At the point that LA County announces that schools may resume in-person instruction, St. Bernard High School will take one week to make the necessary adjustments to our campus and will begin our hybrid model.
 
 
Please look through the materials below for more information about St. Bernard High School's plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
 
A virtual orientation "Welcome Week" over Zoom will be August 17-August 21.
 
The Orientation schedule will be the same each day.
JUNIORS will have their orientation on Monday, August 17.
SOPHOMORES on Tuesday, August 18
FRESHMEN on Wednesday, August 19
SENIORS on Thursday, August 20.
 
All students need to connect to the zoom link at 8:30am on their assigned day.  ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN!  The morning will begin with prayer and welcomes from Mr. Billups and Mr. Paysinger along with a digital introduction of our staff.  At approximately 9:15 there will then be presentations focused on Student Technology, Student Life, and Athletics.  At the end of these presentations there will be a break until 11:00am.
 
All students will need to re-connect to Zoom at 11:00am for 3 additional presentations focused on Counseling, Campus Ministry, and Performing Arts.  Each day will end at approximately 12:00pm, with our Mass of the Feast of St. Bernard starting shortly after 12:00pm on THURSDAY.  ALL students are to attend the Mass via a special zoom link and Mass will also be streamed on Facebook Live on the Principal SBHS Facebook page.
 
On Friday, August 21st, all students will receive an email with directions to complete a back-to-school reflection and goal setting assignment.  We will also share digital copies summarizing the various presentations the students received during Orientation. On August 24, will begin our remote learning schedule.