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Reopening Bishop Hendricken



Reopening Bishop Hendricken

Bishop Hendricken & 2020-2021 School Year Reopening

Bishop Hendricken will be updating this page regularly with the latest news and information regarding its fall reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. All updates will be regularly communicated with our school community via this page, social media, and email.

Where Are We Now?

as of January 15, 2021

  • All classes return in Hybrid Model by Last name beginning on January 19, 2021.
  • No midterm exams. Quarter 2 closes on January 22, 2021.

Case Response Playbook, Self-Reporting & Return-to-School Attestation

The Case Response Playbook will be an ever-evolving document based on changes from the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Updates will be published as they are made.

K-12 Testing Hotline: 844-857-1814
Open 7 days a week, 7:30am-9:30pm daily
All Bishop Hendricken students, faculty & staff are eligible

Reopening Plan

Reopening Bishop Hendricken is our full, comprehensive reopening plan with specifics on all of our return-to-school models, health and safety protocols, and changes to campus life.

This will be an ever-evolving document based on changes from RIDOH and RIDE. Updates will be published as they are made.

Opt-In for Virtual Learning

Recognizing that not all families may be comfortable sending their sons to school in an in-person return, whether Full or either Hybrid Model, we have developed an Opt-In option for virtual learning.

The application to begin the 2020-2021 Academic Year with Opt-In for Virtual Learning is now closed. Families who are interested in applying now may do so by contacting Mr. Vincent Mancuso, Dean of Academics, at vmancuso@hendricken.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ How long does quarantine last?

Based on updated guidance, quarantine lasts a minimum of 7 days and a maximum of 10 days.

If you opt not to test, your quarantine is 10 days beginning the day after your last exposure to the positive case. You can shorten your quarantine to 7 days by producing a negative rapid (antigen) or PCR test result by testing on the 5th day of your quarantine.

+ Can I come to school with test results pending?

This depends. If you have no symptoms whatsoever and aren't currently on quarantine as a close contact or household contact, you do not need to quarantine while awaiting your test result.

If you have any 1 symptom whatsoever, or are currently on quarantine due to exposure to a positive case, you must quarantine while awaiting your test result.

If your result is negative, it must be reviewed by the School Nurse via email before you can return.

+ My son is a close contact. Can he produce a negative test and shorten his quarantine?

Yes, he can if he has no symptoms whatsoever. Based on updated guidance, if your son has no symptoms, he can shorten his 10-day quarantine to 7 days by producing a negative PCR lab result by testing on the 5th day of his quarantine. As a reminder, your PCR lab result must be emailed to Mrs. Monti at jmonti@hendricken.com for confirmation before you can return to school. No exceptions.

+ My son is a close contact. When should I get him tested?

If your son doesn't develop any symptoms, he can be tested on day 5 of his quarantine to be released after day 7. At this point in quarantine, a test is reliable in detecting virus. Any point prior to this on his quarantine is not very effective and will not allow him to be released. Though it's hard to wait, it is better.

If your son develops symptoms at any point during his quarantine, he should be tested as soon as possible. Call 844-857-1814, or visit portal.ri.gov to schedule a test. If your son develops symptoms that then go away, he must complete a 10-day quarantine.

+ My son receives routine surveillance testing for a sport. Can he come to school while awaiting his results?

Yes. If your son receives routine asymptomatic surveillance testing, he can come to school while his test result is being processed, BUT only if he has no symptoms whatsoever.

+ My son doesn't feel well. What do I do?

Stay home and self-report! Even if it's just 1 symptom and you don't think it has anything to do with COVID, you must complete a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form, here. That form will help you determine your next steps.

+ One of my sons is a close contact. Does my other son need to stay home?

No! Contacts of contacts do not need to stay home or quarantine. In this case, brothers only need to stay home if their sibling is being tested (either as a precaution on day 5 of quarantine or because he develops symptoms) or if their sibling becomes positive.

+ I'm positive. When does my isolation begin and end?

If you have symptoms, day 1 of your isolation begins the very day your symptoms began. If you developed a cough on Monday, but didn't get tested until Friday, your isolation began on Monday.

If you don't have symptoms, day 1 of your isolation begins the very day you got your test. If you got your test on Monday, but didn't develop symptoms until Friday or don't develop them at all, your isolation began on Monday.

+ What scenarios do I need to report to the school?

Below are all the reasons you might need to complete a COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form, here. If you meet one of the below, you have to submit a form.

  1. You stayed home with any 1 symptom. Any 1 at all!
  2. You tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. You were a close contact of a positive case (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more).
  4. You live with a positive case.
  5. You traveled to a restricted state (or stayed overnight at any college).
  6. You're quarantining while someone you live with is sick and awaits a test result.
+ How will I know about positive cases?

Any and all confirmed, positive COVID-19 cases will be communicated to parents, students, and faculty/staff via email from our "COVID-19 Notifications from Bishop Hendricken" address. Any time there is a positive case associated with a student, faculty, or staff member, you will receive a notification from us. This system is the only official source for positive case notifications.

+ I've been out of school. What do I need to return?

For anyone who is out of school for any symptom, illness, quarantine, travel, or any other COVID-related issue, he/she must complete a Return-to-School Attestation form, here, certifying that they've completed the appropriate steps for their situation and are ready to return.

If you received a negative test result, be sure you have the right one. If you were tested for any asymptomatic reason (close contact, household contact, travel, surveillance), a rapid (antigen) result is acceptable. If you had any 1 symptom or were a Probable Case, you must have a PCR lab rest. You must email the appropriate negative result to Mrs. Monti at jmonti@hendricken.com after completing your Return-to-School Attestation. She'll confirm your test type and result, and let you know you're ready to come back.