The current upsurge of COVID 19 in our communities has led to concerns for the safety of our staff and students; therefore, we are now creating a distant learning plan for the start of the school year. In the initial plan for an on campus start we prepared the campus based on the guidelines from the CDC; however, the acknowledgement of keeping our high schoolers 6 feet apart with masks during unstructured time was always a concern. Now, with the current research, it is clear we would be putting both our students and staff at risk if we begin the school year on campus.
The campus is and will continue to be open during school hours. It's clean and ready for staff members and parents/students to strategically access the building in ways that support our programs and student learning. The front office will be open, and I will be available for on campus or virtual meetings to support questions and concerns as they arise. Any and all meetings that occur on campus will follow the CDC guidelines.
Even though we will not be on campus for instruction, we are Holy Names and we are approaching our opening of the school year with love and care. I end this communication with this Prayer of the Day: I pray for everyone’s safety and health. I pray that during this time, we focus on God. I pray that everyone who is worried about this pandemic finds rest in Him. Amen.
Take care and be safe!!!!
Jamie Adams, Ed.D.