Dear St. Joseph’s Families,
It is Holy Week, a very important time in our Liturgical Year. We will not have regular classes tomorrow, Good Friday but are asking students and their families to participate in a Good Friday activity. Teachers are sending more information and activity is based on grade level. We will not have online learning on Easter Monday – April 13th.
Distance learning will resume on Tuesday, April 14th. Deacon Derrick is going to do the Homily for Mass on Tuesday for our students.
Since we are in Holy Week, I wanted to share this with you for Holy Thursday –
Lord, when I face the crosses of my own life, give me Your divine courage and strength to say “Yes” to the Will of the Father. Your love for me is abundant and is perfect in every way. Help me to know that love, to embrace it and to allow it into my life.
I make my vigil with You this night, dear Lord. Help me to love You with all my heart. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.
I want to let you know that St. John’s Cathedral Parish is working to stream daily Mass, weekend Masses and continue to provide religious education. Tomorrow, the parish will be streaming live Stations of the Cross and will also be streaming Easter Mass. Since we cannot attend Mass in person,Please take a look at all they have to offer through their Facebook page or thier Parish Website. . Please continue to support the Parish as they are continuing to support St. Joseph’s School during this unprecedented time. Their current donations are down 80% and they need our continued support.
We are into our second week of Distance Learning and things are getting a little easier for the teachers in that they are adjusting to this new delivery method. All of the teachers continue to work hard to provide content for our students’ learning. We know that things are not easy at home for our families as you are having to guide that instruction. All of our students are actively participating in our new learning platform. Our main goal is to continue to provide instruction so students continue to learn. We want to make sure that when we return in August, our students haven’t lost a lot of academic ground. Summer slide can be an issue so we want to continue to educate to the best of our ability.
There are some continued challenges and we will continue to work through them. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or me if you have concerns. We are here to help and show each other Grace during this difficult time.
I wanted to share some of the data from the distance learning survey that I sent our last week. Here is the link to the survey.
We care about you and we will get through this time if we stand together. Thank you for being a part of St. Joseph’s Catholic School community. I will continue to pray for each of you and your families! Happy Easter!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your continued support of St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
May God keep you and your family healthy and safe.
Yours for Excellence in Catholic Education
St. Joseph’s Catholic School