Back to School Looks a Little Different This Year

Students mask and social distance before school. (Photo Credit: Bro. Ray Newsletter)

(COVINGTON, La.) St. Paul’s School has reopened, but the first month of school has looked dramatically different than past years.  With COVID-19 precautions set in place, students and faculty are wearing masks, monitoring symptoms, and socially distancing.

Principal Trevor Watkins said that classrooms were cleaned and decluttered while students were away on lockdown. Lessons and activities have been adjusted to limit contact among students.

Students who come into contact with someone with COVID-19 must quarantine themselves for 14 days before returning to school. Teachers have set up webcams in their classrooms so they can stream classes to students who cannot be present in class.

Jeff Ramon conducts class while his students and he wear masks. The students are spaced out in separate desks. (Photo Credit: Ethan Wilson)

“The school has altered its day to day operations to meet guidelines established by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health,” said the school’s COVID-19 contact Chris Stipe.

The school day schedule now allows for two lunch periods. Students whose third period class takes place in the main school building have lunch after students whose third period class is in Benilde Hall, La Salle Hall, or the band room.



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