COVID-19 Information

As Belen Jesuit enters the 2021-2022 school year, we recognize that our mission can be best achieved by in-person teaching and learning, accompanied with daily peer interaction and collaboration that are essential to a Jesuit educational experience. Therefore, only a full on-campus modality will be offered this year. 

Frequently Asked Questions (last updated 1/3/2022)

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Are face masks required on campus?

    A mask mandate for all students and employees will be in effect for the first week of school (January 4, 2022). The decision for each subsequent week will be made on Sundays after checking COVID-19 status at the county and school levels. Belen Jesuit will send an email to the school community and post it on social media by 5 p.m. on Sundays.
  • What is the arrival and dismissal protocol this year?

    • Students may be dropped off starting at 7:00 am.
    • Students must wear a mask while arriving at school and when congregating in the Central Patio.
    • Dismissal is at 2:45 p.m daily for ALL grades. Students should be picked up on time unless they have a scheduled after-school activity. Check the school calendar for early release days (1:45 p.m. dismissal).
    • Drop off and Dismissal locations:
      - Middle School, 11th and 12th grades: Main Gate entrance (off 127th Avenue)
      - 9th and 10th grade: Villa Javier Entrance on 6th street
    • Carpools should enforce the use of masks while traveling inside the car.
    • Please note, we have discontinued the use of Ruvna and PikmyKid.
  • How will breakfast, lunch and after-school food sales be handled?

    • Dining hall seating will be arranged to maintain appropriate social distancing between students.
    • Breakfast will be available in the dining hall starting at 7 a.m.
    • After-school food sales will only be available at Cafe Belen starting at 3 p.m.
  • Will community gatherings be held in person?

    • Daily Mass and monthly all-school Masses will be celebrated.
    • Community-building events and activities will be offered throughout the school year.
  • What is the sick policy?

    If your son is sick, he must remain home and an email must be sent to attendance@belenjesuit.org and our school nurse at healthoffice@belenjesuit.org. Nurse Amador will contact you with the appropriate quarantine guidelines. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, is medicated to reduce a fever, or exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19, your son should remain home. The following are common symptoms of COVID-19: fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new cough, new loss of taste or smell. Please note nothing is more important than your son’s health - no test, grade, missed class should be a higher priority than the well-being of your son and others.

    If your son develops symptoms of illness at school, he will be sent to the nurse’s office where he will be evaluated. He will remain in isolation until someone picks him up from school.
  • How are extra-curricular activities being handled?

    • Sports will be conducted in compliance with FHSAA guidelines.
    • Club meetings will be held after school following school protocols.
  • Are visitors being allowed on campus?

    Campus visits will be kept to a minimum. Visitors (including parents) with a scheduled appointment will check-in at the security gate house and will be required to wear a mask at all times.
If your son is sick, he must remain home and an email must be sent to attendance@belenjesuit.org and our school nurse at healthoffice@belenjesuit.org.
BELEN JESUIT PREPARATORY SCHOOL
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email: webmaster@belenjesuit.org
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.