After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that we have crafted a plan to open Summer Play Days on Monday, July 13. Out of an abundance of caution, we have made some adjustments to the programming as we reopen and explore the available options: the hours of operation will now be from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM and we will divide the children into age appropriate groups, with each group not exceeding 10 children. This will help us practice social distancing while on campus and limit exposure to any potential symptoms.

While we are excited to move forward with Summer Play Days, we are sorry to announce that we have canceled our scheduled camps in July. With the CDC’s emphasis on small group sizes and limited interactions between groups, we felt that the constant movement and transitioning of groups for various camps did not fit within the confines our safety plan. For more information about our new protocols and procedures, please visit our Summer Play Days webpage.

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As you can imagine, we have been thinking a lot about what this summer might look like for us in a world of COVID-19. After many hours of research and discussion, we have made the difficult decision to cancel on-campus Summer Play Days for the month of June. The safety of the students, your families, and our staff is our top priority. With Nashville still in an area with high community transmission and so many unknowns still surrounding the reopening of Davidson County, we feel that gathering on the premises at this point would not be a responsible act on our part.

While we love spending our summers with you and look forward to it every year, we do not want to jeopardize school starting in the fall in any way.

While we cannot offer Summer Play Days as we originally intended next month, we are happy to announce virtual camps with some of our favorite instructors. Come join us for Habitat Yoga, Mrs. Latour’s Book Club, Songwriting, Intro to Sign Language, and more! Please visit the Summer Play Days webpage for more information.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to learn and adapt. We will continue to monitor the data, recommendations, and guidelines of the CDC and local officials as we look ahead to the rest of the summer. Keep an eye out for more information regarding camps in July in the next few weeks.

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Join us for our socially distanced 8th Level send-off parade Friday, May 15. Parade will begin at 3:30 PM; please note the location change to Father Ryan High School. Decorate your car, make some signs, and show our 8th Level some love during this drive-thru, socially distant celebration!

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
8th Level Families Arrive

Instructions for 8th Level Families:

Once you pass the main gate, vehicles should go in the left hand lane and volunteers will instruct your drivers to park in the designated 8th Level parking spots (they may back in if preferred). All windows are to remain closed until signaled from a volunteer that it is time to open them. At that time, windows, tailgate doors and/or moon roofs may be opened. Everyone is to remain in the vehicle at all times.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Parade Attendees Arrive

Instructions for Attendees:

When you arrive, please remain in the right lane until the parade begins. We are asking that all stay in their cars until a signal is given. Upon signal, you may open your windows and/or moon roof, but must stay inside the vehicle.

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Instructions for All:

Once all 8th Level vehicles are in place, parade participant vehicles will pull forward from their holding position in the right lane and circle around the parking lot.

  1. Stay in your car.
  2. Don’t reach out to any cars in the parade. Nothing may be passed between vehicles, students, etc.
  3. Make sure you already have used the restroom before you arrive.
  4. You are not to “visit” friends. Stay in your space/car!
  5. Take out any trash you take in.
  6. Cars will be placed in the order most efficient and you will not get to pick who you are next to.
  7. Plan to wear masks.
  8. Wear Spirit Wear and make signs, decorate cars, bring pom poms, cow bells, etc. Have fun with this!

Other Photo Opportunities:

  • We will have a Nashville Yard Sign on the 24th Avenue side of St. Bernard Academy all day on Friday, May 15th. Please respect social distancing guidelines.
  • We will bring the 'Congrats Grad Banner' back to SBA directly following the parade and it will remain by the Kindergarten Pad for the next several weeks.
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