Dear Parents and Students,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I pray that your family is blessed with good health, has a renewed passion for how we spend time with our loved ones, and that our students are ready to return to classroom learning.
Today we received confirmation of a NEW start date for the opening day of the 2020-2021 school year. Please see the letter from our Superintendent of Schools, Deacon Scott Conway (linked here).
Numerous adjustments have been implemented on campus so that we may return to a safe environment.
On June 29, 2020, the City of Jacksonville adopted a mandatory mask requirement for public and indoor locations and in other situations where individuals cannot socially distance. Healthcare experts advise that masks and cloth face coverings may help slow the spread from individuals with COVID-19 to vulnerable populations, including from those who are asymptomatic. We continue to urge everyone to practice personal responsibility and do their part to help stop the spread of this virus.
With this mandate in mind, all students and employees are required to wear face masks while on campus, except during physical activities. Student masks must be solid in color (black, white or gray) with no design or texture. Masks are to be worn at all times during the school day, except when consuming food at breakfast or lunch times. When we move (from one location to another), we mask. Students should try to keep a safe social distance in all locations on campus, particularly during change of class.
Boys Ties – The requirement for ties will be deferred during the period of time that masks are required.
Further Bishop Kenny information will be forthcoming regarding the following topics:
- Pickup of iPads
- Pickup of Schedules
- Purchasing E-resources
- Purchasing Textbooks
- Orientation Programs
ATHLETICS UPDATE 7/24/20:
The Florida High School Athletic Association has postponed the start of the fall sports season until August 24th due to the Covid-19 pandemic . During this delay, the Bishop Kenny athletic teams that are currently holding workouts will continue with these activities. We will communicate updated tryout and practice schedules for the fall sports to all of our students once we have received further guidance from the FHSAA.