CRB's Reopening Plans for Fall 2020

Classes begin Monday, September 14, 2020 Virtually

Learn more about our plans for our:

 Academics   Athletics  |  Corporate Work Study Program  |  Social/Emotional Support  | 


  • Asynchronous learning means that students are given independent online work to be done on their own time.

  • Synchronous learning means students will attend a live Zoom session for each class.


December 4, 2020 COVID-19 Update

CRB is set to reopen on Monday, December 7, 2020 for Juniors working remotely for CWSP partners, students participating in CWSP Professional Development Programs and for all Freshmen who opted into hybrid learning. Thanks to great communication from our families, a quick response from our team, and the presence of solid protocols we were able to temporarily close the school building without any additional reported cases and the two members of our community who tested positive have recovered and are doing well. Thank God!

As always the health, safety and well-being of our people are a priority. We will resume all social distancing, health screening and other safety protocols immediately upon reopening. Additionally we are asking all community members to please consider getting a COVID test and sharing your results with us. At this time there are no city or state testing mandates for our community but we think it is prudent to stay ahead of the curve and (as we always aspire to) exceed the basic standards and be the best school we can be. Our goal is to have a minimum of 20% of our community members share test results.

We have been working to develop an in-house testing program through a partnership. Until we are able to test at CRB, we recommend making an appointment at a site that is convenient for you. Thank you all for your commitment to the academic, spiritual. physical, and emotional well-being of our young people. 


Each week, students will have:

  • 2 days of live Zoom classes

  • 1 day of independent work

  • 1 day of Corporate Work Study 

  • 1 Flex day

Students are expected to participate 8am to 3pm daily

During Orientation:

  • Information will be provided virtually

  • Students will pick up textbook and devices, on a staggered schedule


The official start date of fall sports has been delayed to Monday, September 21, 2020.  More information will be announced shortly regarding measures to keep our student-athletes and coaches safe.

Meanwhile, please make sure you submit all required paperwork.

If you have any questions regarding the Athletic Program please contact Matt Kenny, Director of Athletics, at


Corporate Work Study Program


The Corporate Work Study team is working hard to make sure that all students can have a safe and productive CWSP experience when we return to school. CWSP is an integral part of Cristo Rey Brooklyn and all students are required to participate in some way. Outlined below are methods for student participation. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at or phone (516) 341-1642

Pre-Placement Training (incoming students)  

  • All incoming freshmen will participate in Pre-Placement Training on his/her assigned work day (either Tuesday or Friday) for the length of a school day.  

  • All students must complete Pre-Placement Training before they are eligible to be matched with a work placement. 

  • Pre-Placement Training will hopefully take place on site, but could also be made fully virtual (which would consist of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous lessons). Pre-Placement Training will follow all guidelines of the academic schedule.  

    • If the academic schedule is fully virtual, then Pre-Placement Training will also be virtual. 

    • If the academic schedule is hybrid, then Pre-Placement Training will take place in person at school, following all social distancing and health guidelines. 

  • Pre-Placement Training will cover the skills students need to be successful at work, including computers, professional communication, phone skills, and more!

On-Site Work (sophomores, juniors, and seniors)  

  • Students will be matched with a work placement and will report directly from home to work (instead of reporting to school first and then traveling to work).  

  • Prior to beginning onsite, a member of the CWSP Team will review the safety policies set forth by the company with the student and the family. 

  • Students will follow all safety procedures outlined by the company and agreed upon by the company, CWSP, and the family. 

Remote Work (sophomores, juniors, and seniors)  

  • Students will be matched with a work placement and will report to school on their work day. 

  • Students will communicate with their supervisor(s) through email, chat, phone call, and / or zoom call. Students will complete projects for their supervisor while in the school building. 

  • A member of the CWSP team will be present to assist students and answer questions throughout the day. 

Ongoing Training / Professional Development (sophomores, juniors, and seniors)  

  • Students will not be matched with a work placement and will instead participate in ongoing training / professional development. 

  • Ongoing training / professional development will be fully virtual, with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.


Social and Emotional Support

  • Individual and group counseling is available to all students in person or via Zoom. 

  • Weekly advisory program for Freshmen, Sophomore, and Juniors to build community and strengthen relationships. 

  • Individualized, targeted support for the college process for all Seniors via weekly one-on-one meetings. 

  • Peer Leadership: Seniors mentor Freshmen, meeting every other week on Mondays. 

  • Mid-week Mindfulness Meditations. 

  • Virtual Community Building events to come!

Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School

710 East 37th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11203

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