Hybrid Learning Mode

2021 Summer Hybrid Learning Mode Addendum to Academic Policies Information

(Last Updated 5/25/2021)


How will the hybrid learning mode work?

Given the current color tier for COVID-19 reopening in Santa Clara county and the capability Archbishop Mitty High School has demonstrated to provide a safe in-person instruction, we are delighted to offer instruction in the classroom this summer to all registered students should that be your preference. We are able to offer this full mode of instruction because of the updated policies of a variety of agencies, including the CDC, Santa Clara County Office of Education, and AMHS. For students who choose to receive instruction on campus, we ask that they attend in this mode for the duration of the summer and possess a personal learning device, preferably an iPad or Microsoft tablet compatible with a stylus. 


Do we have to notify the Summer Program if a student will Zoom?

Yes. We are offering instruction in the classroom this summer to all registered students.  In light of that option, we now consider the use of Zoom as more of a secondary means when a student absolutely cannot attend in person. We believe when a student attends class in person, they are more likely to have accountability to the teacher for individual questions and the motivation to seek academic support during our independent class time work.  If a student plans to attend any or all classes through Zoom, they must notify their teacher in writing. The first opportunity to communicate this will be the week prior to the start of class when all students receive a welcome email from their teacher. Please note, all students who choose to Zoom online are accountable for any and all missed instructional time due to unstable personal internet. Please review the Academic Program Policies page regarding attendance requirements and tardiness.  Students will need to make themselves available in realtime for the class between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon PST.


How is tuition assessed for hybrid learning mode?

The tuition will be the same whether a student attends in person or on campus. The cost of tuition is in addition to the required non-refundable registration fee of $200 and the cost of purchasing the required textbook for the course. 


What are the technology requirements for instruction?

Our learning management system will be Canvas. We recommend that the students use the latest version of a web browser, preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox and they possess a personal learning device, preferably an iPad or Microsoft tablet compatible with a stylus.  Students attending through Zoom will additionally need high speed internet access, a webcam, microphone, and speakers/headphones. Mac with an operating system of Mac OS X or later, or PC with an operating system of Windows 2000 XP, Vista or higher will be required.


What steps should we take if we are unsuccessful with accessing the technology required for a class?

In the event you encounter an issue when accessing Canvas and/or Zoom, you must email the teacher immediately and complete an IT Help Desk Request (which is located in the Summer Program Information block on our Summer homepage).  


Are the Zoom Class video sessions recorded and can I view those at a later time in lieu of attending the class live?

All meetings are recorded inclusive of a video, audio, screen shares, and chat sessions. Additionally, all transcripts of chats done outside a meeting are saved by the teacher. The direct instruction each day is not solely lecture, and thus a recording to view later is not adequate make-up for missed tests, projects, etc. 


Will a student be eligible for UC/CSU and NCAA credit for online courses?

Yes. The academic courses in our Summer Program are accredited by the UC/CSU system and NCAA. These agencies have issued waivers this summer for coursework that transitions on-line due to public health precautions related to COVID-19. All students who participate in our distance learning model will be eligible to receive UC/CSU and NCAA credit for our on-line course.


Will there be a final exam?

Yes.  Final exams are held on the last day of each semester (July 2 and July 23) and proctored through either our Canvas learning management system or in-person. On the day final exams are given students will have an early dismissal at 10:00 am.  For students to be eligible for transcript credit, they must take final exams. For more information, please review the Academic Policy page on our summer website.


Where should my student enter campus each day?

Each morning registered students will enter campus through dedicated access points and be required to display completion of the daily health screening form. The access points to campus will open to students no earlier than 7:15 AM.  


What is the daily requirement for students to enter campus?

Prior to coming to campus, students and employees are required to complete a personal screening process. For students, this process involves opening a daily email link which gives students access to daily health screening form.  Students must respond to a set of health questions, the answers to which indicate whether the student is cleared to enter campus that day. The student will be electronically issued a color code on their iPad and/or smartphone; and they must show that color code at campus access points to gain entry to the campus.  Only guests who complete the health screening form will be permitted on campus until otherwise noted.


How do we report an absence?

In the event a student will not attend class (either in-person or virtually via Zoom), he/she should notify the Summer Program using our ‘Reporting An Absence Form’ (located on our Summer Program landing page). 


What are the campus face coverings requirements?

Everyone must wear a face covering while on campus except as follows:

  • While eating or drinking
  • When working alone in a classroom or office

Our guidelines for wearing and maintaining a face covering, including the following:

  • The mouth and nose are fully covered.
  • The covering fits snugly against the sides of the face so there are no gaps.
  • The wearer does not have any difficulty breathing while wearing the covering.
  • The face covering can be tied or otherwise secured to prevent slipping.
  • It is recommended that anyone coming on campus bring with them two face coverings, in case one mask becomes lost or unusable.  Replacement masks are available at the Summer Program office.


What are the campus social distancing requirements?

Signage at entrances to the campus, at restrooms, and throughout the campus will reinforce physical distancing. Campus supervisors, faculty, and staff will remind all to maintain social distance. Classrooms and common areas throughout the campus have had furniture removed and marked as “for use” with stickers to indicate where persons may sit. During breaks, students are required to follow directional indicators for movement through the halls and to adhere to distancing-reminder stickers throughout the campus.  

The school has increased its staff to include campus supervisors throughout the school day.  Their primary task will be to support students throughout the campus, ensuring that students are maintaining social distancing and continuing to wear face coverings. Campus supervisors also staff access points to campus in order to confirm that students coming on campus have completed the required at-home screening process.

What is our campus ‘close contact’ protocol?

The CDC currently defines “close contact” as “Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” 

Persons coming in close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 and who have been on campus within 48 hours of that contact are to notify the school immediately.

If a person is identified as potentially a close contact as a result of interaction on campus:  The school will notify persons identified as potential close contacts via email and a phone call that they are likely a close contact and that…

... they are to immediately begin a 14-day self-quarantine at home; 

... they should plan to be tested for the virus on day 7 since the time of their contact with the person who has tested positive; 

... if they are having any symptoms, they should contact your health service provider immediately.

The school will also undertake the following measures:    

The locations where the student was on campus will be evacuated and thoroughly disinfected by the maintenance staff;
The student displaying symptoms will be asked to identify any potential close contacts;
Those potential close contacts, if any, are then contacted by email and by phone by the school;
If those potential close contacts are on campus, they will be contacted by the administration to leave campus as soon as possible to begin Their 14-day quarantine protocol;
The rest of the campus--students, their families, and staff, are sent an email notifying them of a potential case on campus and that they are not a close contact.   


What are the on-campus maintenance/cleaning protocols?

All classrooms and offices are equipped with hand sanitizers and sanitizing wipes for use by anyone making use of the facility. School personnel use CDC-approved, medical-grade disinfectants and have implemented updated cleaning, disinfecting, and ventilation practices throughout the campus. The school tracks campus use by employees throughout the day and administers frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch areas and items such as door handles, railings, countertops, desktops, copy machines, and restrooms. The school has contracted with an off-campus agency to periodically provide deep-cleaning measures throughout the campus.


What are the campus food service provisions?

The on-campus caterer will provide for the sale of pre-packaged food and beverages during school hours.  Please see the  "Food Service Program" information page for all of the details.