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Catholic Schools Onward

Best Practices and New Opportunities as We Move Forward


(Please note that as current information becomes available this page will be updated – 08.25.2021.)

The organization of the classroom is important in supporting the academic progress of students. The use of a variety of materials is essential for learning.  This includes books, writing instruments and materials for special area subjects.

A foundational premise when designing a safe classroom environment is the concept of social distancing and frequent cleaning. The use of these practices is recommended by the CDC and other health agencies to help control the spread of any viruses and also manage any possible outbreaks.


  • Classrooms should eliminate, when possible, the use of shared materials.
  • Classrooms should set up areas where students can store personal items that keep them isolated from use by others.
  • When materials must be shared, cleaning in between use is essential.
    • Establish procedures to wipe down before and after every use.
    • Remind children to wash their hands after using a shared item.
  • If students travel to a room, an area and place should be established for the traveling student to store items away from being used by others.

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