Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety of our scholars, staff, and families remains our highest priority. Read our Back-to-School Plan.

Blackstone Valley Prep continues to closely track developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We strictly adhere to all mandates from the Office of the Governor and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

In conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), BVP developed its 2021-2022 Back-to-School Plan aligned to the guidance document titled PreK-12 Health and Safety Guidance for the 2021-2022 School Year. When scholars and/or teachers are home in isolation or quarantine, our main goal is to ensure all scholars have the opportunity to continue learning, if they are able. Review our Academics Plan for COVID-Related Absences, paying particular attention to the italicized note on attendance.

Effective Friday, March 4, at 5:01 p.m., BVP will move from requiring face masks for all staff and scholars to recommending face masks for all staff and scholars. Visitors to BVP must wear face masks unless they show evidence of a negative test within 72 hours or proof of being fully up to date* with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

*Up to date: Individuals are considered up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations if either 1) they have received a booster shot, or 2) if it has been less than five months since their second shot of Moderna/Pfizer or less than two months since their only shot of Johnson & Johnson.

The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in Rhode Island to anyone 5+ years of age. Register for a clinic today.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Blackstone Valley Prep will continue to follow a unified, statewide school calendar so that all Rhode Island students, educators, and families are operating on one shared schedule.

COVID-19 Updates from the BVP Blog

The BVP Social Workers’ Fund assists BVP families and alumni experiencing extreme hardships.

Centers for Disease Control Recommendations

CDC coronavirus prevention recommendations