ILS Students To Return To Campus On Sept. 28


Anthony Yero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Immaculata-La Salle High School announced dates for getting students back on campus for the first time since March.

The school sent out an email update to all parents on Wednesday noting that students will have the option to return to in-person learning starting September 28. It will be up to individual families to choose from a hybrid or fully virtual learning model.

“Recognizing that Covid-19 is an inherent public health risk as we return to campus, it is our intent to assist our school community in understanding and practicing ways to reduce the spread of Covid-19 by phasing our students back on campus through in-person and virtual instruction,” Sr. Kim Keraitis said via email.

Under the hybrid model, students will attend on-site classes twice a week and virtual classes three days a week. When working from home on a live-stream, students will “work with their peers in class through various educational technology platforms for synchronous learning. Students will also work asynchronously at times when the flipped classroom model is utilized and/or when working with peers on various assigned projects.”

In order to ensure the health and safety of students, employees and families, ILS’s plan is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH).

LaSalle’s wellness protocols include the following:

  • Signage throughout campus encouraging good hygiene practices, social distancing,
    and health and safety reminders.
  • Directional arrows throughout campus hallways and stairwells indicating the direction
    of travel.
  • Additional time built into the student schedule to allow social distancing and to
    accommodate new routes to classrooms and buildings.
  • Mandatory mask-wearing enforced.
  • Daily wellness checks completed prior to arriving to school.
  • Temperatures taken upon entry (above 100.4, student will not be allowed to exit the vehicle).
  • Reduced class sizes.
  • Classroom floors marked to ensure 6 ft separation.
  • Isolation Room for individuals exhibiting symptoms.
  • Plexiglass dividers on cafeteria tables.

The school is asking for those who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, which includes temperature checks, chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle/body aches, headache, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, to stay at home.