Saint Paul School in Kensington has successful return to campus for students

Published on Friday, 4 September 2020 15:45
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BERLIN – Saint Paul School in Kensington has reopened for the 2020-21 academic year for five full days, while also offering remote learning for students choosing that option. The school’s principal, Fayne Molloy, and Pastor, Fr. Joseph Benicewicz, provided a safe return for all students, teachers, staff and administration.

Safety signage can be found inside the school and outside on campus. Desk shields are provided for students in kindergarten through grade 5 and students are doing an exceptional job wearing their facial masks. The school has added a fourth lunch wave to provide more room for students to spread out in the cafeteria. During each lunch wave the school’s cleaning company cleans each classroom, along with the school’s playscape.

The school’s nurse, Diane Raymond, is available every day to provide care and support.

Families have been very pleased with the school’s new drop off and pick up procedure. Staggered drop off times and different door locations have been carefully planned out where students can arrive and leave safely without crowding. Students are enjoying their new bathrooms. Over the summer all student bathrooms were renovated and now provide touchless toilets, sinks, paper towel dispensers and water bottle fountains.

Teachers have worked very hard to provide a safe and inviting classroom for all their students. The students are enjoying the beautiful weather for outdoor learning. The school’s campus provides an enormous amount of space outside for students to participate in activities and assignments on the Parish Green, Gazebo or parking areas. The school is pleased to continue provide art, music, gym, library and Spanish classes. The teachers have planned creatively to bring art on a cart right to the classroom; smaller class sizes are still able to use the art room; the school librarian is reading to students in class or outdoors; music is being held in the school gymnasium to allow students to spread out; and gym classes are being held outdoors.

Saint Paul School welcomed 67 new students this school year and celebrated its 62nd anniversary. The school will begin accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year on December 1. For more information visit the school’s website,, or contact the school’s Admissions Director, Kelly Esposito, at or 860-828-4343 x136.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Friday, 4 September 2020 15:45. Updated: Friday, 4 September 2020 15:47.