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SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
From the Catholic Schools Office
Updates from Saints Peter and Paul
Hybrid Learning Plan: In-Person & At Home Learning
First Day of School:
Thursday August 20th Group A
Friday August 21st Group B
We have considered the recommendations from health authorities and the needs of our students, parents, faculty and staff. You probably have noticed many school districts have decided to delay opening and also move to virtual learning.
We know our students here at Saints Peter and Paul benefit greatly from in person instruction, sharing in community, and having access to resources including our breakfast and lunch program. We plan to do everything that will help us sustain in-person learning. With the ever-increasing effects of COVID-19, we will be moving to our hybrid learning plan for the first seven weeks of school. Here are three important changes:
First, our first day of school will be delayed by one week. School will open on August 20th and August 21st. This allows us to continue to make safety and other improvements to our building. As you know, students may arrive starting at 7:20am this year. Homeroom will now start at 7:45am and all students are to be ready for class by 8:00am.
Second, we will start school with our hybrid instruction plan. Students will be divided into two groups. Some will start Thursday August 20th, and some will start Friday August 21st.
One group will attend school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays, and every other Wednesday. One group will attend Thursdays and Fridays and every other Wednesday.
This will benefit your student by allowing us to increase physical distance, increase the amount of attention your student can receive from the teacher, and limit the number of students who would miss school if a quarantine of a group was required. Groups will be 9 students to one teacher on average. Keeping small groups of students in cohorts reduces risk of illness.
All students will be given assignments to complete on the days the students are not receiving in-person instruction at school.
We will review the health conditions in the last week of September and make adjustments as needed.
Third, everyone at school including all students from kindergarten to 8th grade will wear face coverings. This is required when adequate physical distancing is not possible. Our youngest students will learn how to use a face covering properly through lessons by our teachers.
It is very important that at least one parent attend Meet Your Teacher on Monday August 10th. This event is in the gym from 3:00 to 5:30. You will be given your car dismissal tag and your students hybrid learning group and calendar.
We are taking these steps for the health and safety of everyone. Our teachers are our most valuable instructional resource, and we know you will support them by following the procedures for hybrid learning so we can return to full time face to face instruction as soon as possible.
2020-2021 School Year News