East Shoreline Catholic Academy

Return to School 2020-2021


ESCA Plan - Downloadable Link


Early Dismissal

11:45 am - Grades 6,7,8

12:00 pm - Grades K,1,2,3,4,5

12:30 pm - PreK


Regular Full-Day Dismissal

2:15 pm - Grades 6,7,8

2:30 pm - Grades K,1,2,3,4,5

3:00 pm - PreK

Arrival/Drop Off

Dismissal/Pick Up

Arrival/Dismissal PreK

parent home screening (1).pdf

Health & Safety

Students, faculty, and staff will be required to conduct home health checks each morning for COVID-19 related symptoms including measuring their own temperature daily before coming to school. Anyone experiencing symptoms must stay home and contact the school.

Students, faculty, or staff reporting symptoms while at school will be quarantined in an isolated room and attended by the school nurse.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must contact the school nurse. ESCA will report necessary information to the East Shore Department of Health.

of Public Health and their guidelines from that point forward.

Students, faculty, and staff returning from out of state destinations must follow the travel and quarantine guidelines set out by the State of Connecticut. Click here to see the state guidelines.

All faculty, staff, and students will be required to wear a mask. All students are required to bring their own face mask to school everyday.

Contact tracing protocols will be followed for all faculty, staff, and students.

All spaces and furniture in the building have been re-organized to allow for social distancing in compliance with state standards.

Hallway and stairwell traffic patterns have been formalized to facilitate safe transitions between periods.

Behavioral expectations and procedural policies have been adjusted for new distancing protocols. Dismissal times will be staggered to decrease hallway crowding at the conclusion of each day. Signage regarding social distancing and travel patterns will be place throughout the school.

Health & Safety

Classrooms have been equipped with live-streaming to enable students at home to attend class remotely. Students who are attending classes remotely will do so live according to the class schedule.

Classroom windows (seasonally) and doors will remain open to increase ventilation. Seating arrangements in classrooms will be in compliance with state, distancing standards, facing forward, and six feet distanced. Hand-sanitizer stations will be set up in every classroom and other areas of the school.

Remote Learning Option

Students will be allowed to remain home and opt for remote learning.

Families must make an instructional choice commitment until Progress Report (Mid-Trimester) or Trimester End.

ESCA will provide remote instruction at any phase for families who wish to keep children home for health and safety reasons.

Remote Learners will also start the week of September 1 with individual times to meet with their teachers and join full class on the first ALL CLASSES day, September 4.


ESCA health.pdf


Parents who drive their children to school are asked to do so no earlier than 7:45 am

All students report directly to their first period class, there are no homeroom classes. Students arriving after 8:00 am must enter the main entrance and will be marked tardy.

Sanitizing stations by all interior and exterior entrances will be provided.

Parents are not permitted into the building.


Pickup times will be staggered to manage the flow of students are:

2:15 Grades 6-8

2:30 Grades K-5

3:00 PreK

Families with students in more than one grade will follow the dismissal for the OLDEST STUDENT. For example, a family with students in grades 2, 4, and 7 will all be dismissed at 2:15.

On early dismissal days the times are:

Dismissal at 12:10

Carline begins at 11:45 with Grades 6, 7, and 8

Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at 12:00

PreK at 12:30

It is recommended that parents drive their children to school when possible.

Parents of PreK students must park in the front parking lot across from the entrance and walk to the front entrance to pick up their students.

Students in Grade K - 8 will be picked up at the gymnasium side entrance near the Rosary Garden.

Parents will be given name cards to place on their car dashboards for pick up.

Students will be dismissed directly from their classrooms upon your arrival.

Students will be dismissed when you arrive.

If you arrive earlier than dismissal time, they will have to leave earlier than dismissal time. For example, if you arrive at 2:00 pm, they will be dismissed at 2:00 pm.

Due to the increase in car transportation versus bus transportation we need to move the car line along quickly. Therefore, we ask for you patience and to stagger your pickup times whenever possible. Reminder, the back gate will not open until 2:00 pm. Please do not come earlier than you pick up time.

For the safety of students and to maintain the integrity of the cohorts as much as possible, students will not be allowed to congregate in the gym to await a parent arrival.