COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols at BHMS 

The purpose of this plan is to lay out the protocols and procedures for restarting the 2020-2021 school year with students, faculty, and staff returning to a hybrid model of in-person and remote instruction over the course of the year.


Our plan for reopening reflects the collaborative work of administrators, faculty, staff, members of the Board of Trustees, parents, and medical professionals.  The plan was developed under the guidance of the New York State and New York City Departments of Health, the New York State Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent School Management, the American Association of Pediatrics, and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).  

Frequently asked questions


A stroke, sometimes referred to as a brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked by a clot or tear in a blood vessel.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI)

A brachial plexus injury (BPI), also known as brachial plexus lesion, is an injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, arm, and hand.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sometimes shortened to DMD or just Duchenne, is a rare genetic disease. It primarily affects males, but, in rare cases, can also affect females. Duchenne causes the muscles in the body to become weak and damaged over time, and is eventually fatal. The genetic change that causes Duchenne — a mutation in the DMD gene — happens before birth and can be inherited, or new mutations in the gene can occur spontaneously.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs from damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.

Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In MD, abnormal genes (mutations) interfere with the production of proteins needed to form healthy muscle. There are many different kinds of MD.

See the full plan submitted  to New York State Department of Education

See the full plan submitted  to New York State Department of Health

For Questions Regarding This Plan or 

To Report COVID-19 Related Illness or Exposure
Please Contact Chris Koble, COVID-19 Safety Coordinator

(929) 359-7135