Latest COVID Updates
The John Carroll School is committed to keeping our Patriot community informed on the latest updates related to COVID-19.
This page will be updated as new information is released.
Due to confirmed cases at John Carroll and a rapid increase in local metrics, out of an abundance of caution, effective November 12 John Carroll will transition to 100% distance learning through December 4. All athletics and in-person extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice.
Quick Links for Current Patriots
A message from President DiBiagio announcing the decision to transition to distance learning and suspend athletics and in-person extracurricular activities through Thanksgiving.
An update on the impact of CDC changes to the definition of close contact, COVID activity at John Carroll and reminders about compliance with all guidelines and protocols.
A reminder about important requirements, including the On-Campus Participation Form, as well as notes regarding assigned spaces and asynchronous learning expectations. This email also includes information on the new mask policy and fall sports tryouts.
Announcement regarding the return to competition for fall sports.
Return to Campus reminders and information on textbook pick-up for distance learners.
A look at the metrics involved in return to campus decisions and plans.
John Carroll's detailed Return to Campus plan and an important message from the School Nurse.
An update with the return to campus schedule through Thanksgiving.
Read a message regarding plans beyond the current operating window.
President DiBiagio provides a summary of the first week back to school and announces plan for weekly updates to be sent each Friday.
New COVID-19 Guidelines for Maryland Schools
(8/28/20) Following an August 27 press conference by Governor Hogan, President DiBiagio issued the school's response to the new guidelines. Click here to read the message or view the new guidelines here.
Announcement on Reopening for the 2020-2021 School Year
(8/14/20) President Steve DiBiagio announces the decision to to shift the opening of the 2020-21 school year to a distance learning mode through October 2.
(8/3/20) President Steve DiBiagio shares an announcement of John Carroll's reopening of the 2020-2021 school year.
(7/15/20) Principal Tom Durkin shares a summary of John Carroll's planning regarding Academic Instruction for the reopening of the 2020-2021 school year.
(7/23/20) Director of Facilities Joe McGrain shares a summary of John Carroll's planning regarding Facilities & Transportation.
(7/29/20) School Nurse Michelle Webster, RN, BSN '81 and Dean of Student Services and Director of Counseling Larry Hensley explain steps John Carroll is taking to support the physical and mental health of students.
*Please note, John Carroll will use criteria of 100 degrees or higher for a fever.
About the Reopening Task Force
In May of 2020, John Carroll appointed a special Reopening Task Force to oversee planning for reopening school for the 2020-2021 school year. Co-chaired by Director of Athletics Mr. Seth Goldberg and Principal Tom Durkin, the current task force meets weekly and also includes School Nurse Mrs. Michelle Webster RN, BSN '81 and representatives from Academics and Counseling, Athletics, Facilities and Food Service. Outside experts on specific topics have also participated in select meetings as appropriate to lend information on best practices. Areas of focus for the Task Force include Academics, Athletics & Extracurriculars, Facilities & Transportation and Physical & Emotional Health. Our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.
All COVID-Related School Communications
Announcement on Reopening for the 2020-2021 School Year (sent 8/14/20)
Current Parent & Student Feedback
Page created: July 13, 2020 | Last update: November 24, 2020