Have we ever approached a school year with such eagerness and anticipation? After the abrupt closure of schools in the spring, faculty, staff, students and families worked together to make sure all students could finish the year as successfully as possible. Now, after months of planning and preparation, BC is ready to welcome students back to Husky Hill.
Bishop Carroll’s Pandemic Response Team spent the summer making sure our campus can reopen safely for full-time, in-person learning for ALL students, as long as Cambria County remains in the green phase. If this status changes, BC will be at the ready to implement the necessary adjustments to keep students in the classroom or learning at home.
Faculty also spent time training in the learning management system Schoology, a user-friendly online platform that offers both synchronous and asynchronous teaching opportunities for remote circumstances. The platform is part of the PowerSchool suite, already in use at BC, and integrates a host of useful tools, like Google and McGraw-Hill online resources.
From extra cleaning and sanitizing to distancing and good hygiene, you can read the details on BC’s Reopening Health & Safety Plan.
Please offer your gratitude to the team of professionals listed below who gave their time to help complete this important plan:
Stephen Cotchen BCCHS, Administration Pandemic Coordinator, Head of School
Lynn Weber BCCHS, Administration Plan Development & Response Team, Business Manager
Jonathan Nagy BCCHS, Teacher Plan Development & Response Team, Dean of Students / Communication Director
Dan McMullen BCCHS, Teacher Plan Development & Response Team, Teacher / Athletic Director
Maria Persio CCSD, Health Official Pandemic Crisis Response Team, School Nurse
Renee Bernard St. Francis Univ., Board of Trustees Pandemic Crisis Response Team, Board Member
Jerry Moschgat, Mainline Pharmacy, Board of Trustees Pandemic Crisis Response Team, Board Member
Lorie Ratchford BCCHS, Advisor Pandemic Crisis Response Team, Advisor
Dr. Don Ratchford BCCHS, Community Health Official Pandemic Crisis Response Team, School Physician
Athletic Trainer BCCHS, Health Official Pandemic Crisis Response Team, Certified Athletic Trainer
Bob Strittmatter BCCHS, Support Staff Plan Development & Response Team, Director of Maintenance