Bishop McHugh school

Bishop McHugh has formed a committee to prepare that school for reopening in the fall.

DENNIS TOWNSHIP — In preparation for returning full-time to class in September, Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School has formed a Return-to-School Steering Committee. The committee, which has been meeting regularly since June, includes medical professionals, faculty and parents to provide a multi-faceted perspective of all that needs to be done to create a safe and comfortable environment for learning.

Committee members include:

• Becky Bird, RN, school nurse

• Dr. George Bross, pediatrician

• Kathi Getka, music/chorus/theater director

• Tom McGuire, school principal

• Anita McMahon, lay advisory board member/parent

• Kevin Mitchell, lay advisory board member/parent

• Felicia L. Niven, director of communications

• Dr. Melind R. Pandya, physician/parent

• Susan Tarrant, school blended learning facilitator

• Caitlin Votta, first-grade teacher

• Katherine Wyrsta, fourth- and fifth-grade teacher

The committee will assist with formulating all aspects of the return-to-school process, including cleaning/sanitation, temperature monitoring and screening for symptoms, personal protective equipment, one-way routes, recommendations for classroom configurations and special considerations for preschool and extended care. Bishop McHugh School also will offer a full distance learning option for families who are not yet ready to send their children back to school.

Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School is a prekindergarten through eighth-grad regional school in Cape May County with a student-centered curriculum rooted in the Gospel values. The school is open to students of all faiths. For more information, see You can “like” Bishop McHugh on Facebook at and Instagram at, follow McGuire on Twitter at @BMRCSPrincipal and follow the school's Let There Be Light weekly series on YouTube.

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