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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
Continues through November 6, 2020
October 1, 2020 Feast of St Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church
Dear Families of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School,
As you know, with consideration of the recommendations from health authorities and the needs of our students, parents, faculty and staff, our school has engaged in hybrid learning since the opening of school this year. You probably have noticed many schools and school districts in the area are using distance or virtual learning. Others have resumed in-person learning and pivoted to distance and virtual learning in response to the need to quarantine due to positive cases of COVID 19.
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. It has been our goal from the start to do everything that will help us sustain in-person learning. We have been blessed that with the measures we have put in place, we have been able to blend in-person learning with remote or distance learning with no incidences of COVID 19 or need to quarantine as of the date of this letter.
Our teachers have been diligent in helping students to learn how to manage remote or distance learning as well as engage in practices that support efforts to control the spread of COVID 19. The duties of our faculty and staff have expanded to include regular cleaning and sanitization practices, monitoring student health and well-being, and learning best practices for supporting our students in this critical period. Unlike other schools, we have a very small staff of only 15 full-time faculty and support staff, many of whom are considered to be at higher risk for the effects of COVID 19. They are our most valuable instructional resource and without their dedicated service, we could not provide the caring, quality education you rely upon for your children.
With the current data available about our state and local area about the still rising numbers of COVID-19, we will be continuing our hybrid learning plan through November 6, 2020. We plan to introduce some new opportunities for our students to engage in safe social, sports and instructional experiences in the coming weeks. We will also begin to prepare our students and facility for bringing our entire community together safely.
We are taking these steps for the health and safety of everyone. We know you will support our faculty and staff by following the procedures for hybrid learning so we can return to full time face to face instruction.
“Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.” – St Therese of Lisieux
2020-2021 School Year News