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Return to Richland – Reopening Plan Announced

Posted August 25th, 2020

The peaceful glen has been a little too peaceful these days.  However, the plan for the reopening of the school year has been shared and the Hermits are ready to “Return to Richland!”

Through meticulous work by the school administration, St. Augustine Prep has prepared itself to reopen its doors to welcome the student body.  Closed since March 16, 2020, the school eagerly awaits the return of its school community to begin the 2020-2021 academic year.  The requirements of masks, temperature checks, and daily check-ins via mobile and web applications are just a few of the countless measures being taken to ensure the safety of the students, faculty and staff of the school.

Head of School, Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A. mentions, “The past few months have undoubtedly been the most unusual times any of us have ever experienced.  We have invested significant resources to create a healthy and safe learning environment at the Prep and I believe that by working together each day we can reopen the campus safely. When we open our doors during the week of August 31, 2020, and welcome the Class of 2021, we fully expect our community to remain grounded in our core values and ready to meet and overcome any challenges we face.”

The faculty and staff of St. Augustine joins Fr. Murray and, most importantly, the student body in eager anticipation of the first day of school!  We ask our school community to familiarize themselves with the COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures described in the plan so we may “Return to Richland!”

View the details of the reopening plan below:


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