Return to Campus Plan

We invite and encourage all students to attend daily, in-person learning.


Archbishop Murphy High School is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. The safety and well-being of all members of the AMHS community continues to be our highest priority. This is a quickly evolving situation; please check this page for updates.

We are prepared to welcome all students back to campus safely. Throughout the year, we will remain flexible, collaborative, and committed to a growth and learning mindset as we adapt to circumstances that will be beyond our control.

Our continued prayer is for the health and safety of the entire AMHS community.


  • Week of September 14th: We will begin with very small cohort groups of students receiving services from the ARC on campus. This will occur two days/week with each cohort being here one day each week.
  • Week of September 21st: We are reopening of our before/after school strength and conditioning program with very small cohort groups of students, following the safety protocols implemented effectively this past summer.
  • Week of September 28th: We are planning for four smaller cohort groups of 9th graders and possibly one cohort of transfer students each on campus one day/week. This would be a transition plan until we could move to our hybrid model.
  • Week of October 5th: We are planning on bringing 10th grade cohorts back.
  • Following our next briefing with the Health Department on October 6th, we plan to make an announcement regarding the anticipated timeline for the next phases of our plans. At this time, our next steps will prioritize: 1. the health & safety of our community; 2. bringing 11th and 12th graders back onto campus; and, 3. increasing the amount of time students spend on campus.
  • October 14th at 5pm: We will host a Zoom town hall meeting for parents and guardians.
  • Week of October 19th
    • 9th/10th Grade Cohorts may attend in-person on their assigned days.
    • 9th/10th Grade Cohort Group 3 have the option of attending in-person on both Wednesday, October 21st and Friday, October 23rd (make-up day from Wednesday, October 14th).*
    • 11th/12th Grade Cohort Groups will continue to work remotely this week.
  • Week of October 26th
    • 9th/10th Grade Cohort Groups will participate in Distance Learning this week.
    • 11th/12th Grade Cohort Groups have the opportunity to attend in-person instruction one day/week on their designated day
  • Athletic Department Update: After meeting with the Office of Catholic Schools and further discussion, we have decided to start small group, sport specific workouts on October 26th. All workouts will be on campus and will be optional. We will be sending out more information next week, but if you are interested please reach out to your coach using the contact information below.
  • Week of November 2nd
    • In response to student and parent/guardian outreach, we are making two significant updates:
      1. We are increasing the number of days students can attend AMHS in-person.
      2. We are adjusting our instructional model to reduce screen time and homework load.
      NEW: Grades 9-12 Sign-up for an In-Person Cohort Group (starts Monday, November 2nd) We are reconfiguring our cohorts in order to increase the amount of time students in grades 9-12 can attend AMHS in-person between now and Christmas break. Students also have the option of signing up to attend study hall sessions on campus from 9-12pm on asynchronous learning days.

  • Week of November 17:
    • Athletic Department Update: With the new restrictions Governor Inslee released yesterday, coaches will no longer be permitted to have any type of indoor workouts/practices; therefore, we will have to cancel all indoor practice sessions. These restrictions will take effect today at 11:59pm and go through December 14th. All practices scheduled for today, November 16th, will continue as planned.
  • Hybrid Model — Starting January 4th:
    Given our success with the transition to the Hybrid Model thus far, we will be increasing the frequency and number of students on campus:
    • Cohort Group 1 last names A-K
    • Cohort Group 2 last names L-Z
    In the Hybrid Model, we are planning for up to 50% of our student body to be on-campus at a time for in-person learning (about 230 students daily). There will be a rotation of students attending two days of on-campus instruction, followed by two days off-campus. Students who are off-campus will participate in class sessions virtually and learning will take place concurrently with students attending in-person instruction. While we encourage all students to participate in on-campus learning, we realize that every family situation is different. Families have the option of continuing to attend 100% remotely, should they prefer to do so.
  • Daily in-person learning — Starting March 1:
    As you are aware, we have been asking families to commit to in-person or remote learning for the period from March 1st - April 2nd. As a result of your responses, we have decided to move forward with opening the campus for daily in-person learning starting Monday, March 1st.


AMHS will be using JotForm for COVID-19 tracking for all individuals accessing campus. After completion of screening questions, the individual will receive an access pass valid for that day only.

Students will present this access pass to the teacher or office member. Students may complete this survey on their desktop and print a copy from home. Students may also complete the survey from the phone's web browser and show the access pass to the teacher/faculty member at the screening location.

Screening Form