Moving Forward with Hope: School Reopening Plan
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
We are encouraged and hopeful for the upcoming 2020 - 2021 School Year. We have prayerfully considered the right path for our St. Andrew's family to safely reopen.
Please take some time to review our plan: Moving Forward with Hope: School Reopening Plan.
Below is the introduction for this document.
“United with family and the Catholic Church, St. Andrew’s Elementary School strives to prepare students to become educated, responsible, productive Christian citizens in order to impact the world for Christ.” We strive to meet this mission every day and will continue to live this mission regardless of the educational setting.
Our expectation is that the current pandemic will continue to challenge our schools, at least through the 2020-2021 school year. Therefore, we need to implement procedures to meet the ever-changing and uncertain learning environment. We will continue to be guided by our desire to keep our families safe, to minister to the spiritual and mental health of our community, and to provide an excellent Catholic education.
This document is meant to be a practical guide for our students, staff, and their families as we navigate the upcoming school year. The information contained herein will probably change based on the information available to us from health experts and public officials. We recognize that there will be varying levels of comfort with parents and faculty members concerning a safe return for children at school. The following plan attempts to address these different viewpoints. The plan allows for flexibility, transparency, and prioritizes an emphasis on the health and safety of our community. Through our efforts, we are currently working towards a return to “normal” school.
Thank you to the Reopening Committee and to everyone who joined in conversations about our Reopening Plan, including those who responded to our surveys. We are grateful for your help, and we considered all suggestions and input as we worked through our plan.