ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Catholic High School (RCHS) announced their plans to reopen schools for in person and virtual learning.
This fall students will be divided into groups A and B. Monday and Wednesday group A will have in person class. Tuesday and Thursday will be in person classes for group B. Each Friday will be designated a C day where all students have virtual learning. Fridays will be half days with afternoons reserved for Campus Ministry, extra academic help and clubs to meet.
Students who elect for full virtual learning will have the exact same requirements as students who attend school in person.
“It is a choice to elect virtual learning so the responsibility to make sure all work is done on time lies with the student,” the plan states. It goes on to emphasize the importance of Catholic values even while learning at a distance. “Participation in liturgy and prayer will continue to be encouraged for both traditional face-to-face and remote settings.”
Roselle Catholic is continuing to use Google Classroom and Google Meet to facilitate virtual instruction. To achieve synchronous learning for virtual students, classes will also now come with a new electronic ‘owl’ equipped with a camera and microphone so students at home can see and hear what is going on in the classroom. Students will have the option to see the teacher and their classmates simultaneously. Teachers will also have the ability to see who is in their virtual classroom in real time.
To clean classrooms, offices and common areas, RCHS will use an Industrial Portable 300W Surface & Air Sanitation Cart UVCART300, that uses UV lights to sanitize. Like many schools, RCHS classrooms and common areas will be equipped with hand sanitizing stations. The RCHS Return to School Plan video shows exactly how the school plans on maintaining social distancing throughout the school day.