Based on recommendations from federal and state government and health officials, St. Joseph’s Catholic School will be closed starting March 16 to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Closing school is putting our faith into action by practicing the Catholic Social Teaching principles of Solidarity, Life and Dignity of the Human Person, and Care for the Vulnerable.
During this closure, we are committed to creating the best remote learning experience possible for our students and families. Our staff are dedicated to creating systems and structures that will provide the greatest amount of support, learning and engagement to students during this time. Our primary goal is to establish some normalcy and structure for our students, while maintaining academic growth.
Our current plan includes:
- Remote Learning Plan outlining each student’s daily tasks and weekly tasks (K-5 only).
- Weekly face-to-face or recorded video check-ins from teachers
- Live weekly class gatherings using Google Classroom (3-8)
- Weekly and, when needed, daily communication from principal and teachers
- This plan will be evolving as needed to meet families and students’ needs
All of these learning expectations will be explained in your child’s Remote Learning Plan which you will receive each week. It would be best to print this Learning Plan for your student to help them keep track of their schedule and tasks to be completed. Most of the tasks will be able to be completed at any time throughout the day (allowing you to plan your own child’s schedule as needed). However, live meetings and check ins will happen at a designated time each week. We ask that you do your best to schedule these times into your day so that your child can benefit from the human interaction and real-time support that the live meetings will provide. We recognize that every family will face their own challenges to these remote learning plans. Please keep us posted on how things are going at home.
We ask our St. Joseph’s Catholic School community to continue to pray for all those being seriously affected by the COVID-19 virus. We ask that you pray for our health care workers, scientists, first responders, and leaders as they work to protect our communities. We ask you to pray for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities who are most heavily impacted by the disruptions caused by this global health emergency.