We're 2 weeks away from starting the new school year. As we work to finalize plans, we want to keep you looped in.
As you may know, the DeKalb School District has decided to go to Remote Learning for the foreseeable future. Last evening, the St. Mary School Committee and Father Russell met to review the Return to Learn Plan to address some areas of concern that were brought up.
As of right now, we will continue to move forward with our school’s plan for reopening in-person. This can always change if the Diocese, State, or local governmental agencies state otherwise. It is important for our students and staff to be able to meet in person as much as possible at the beginning of school to develop a teacher and student relationship. Plans can always change as the need arises, and then our school will adjust accordingly. This may mean a hybrid schedule or a full remote schedule. Currently, all schools in the Rockford Diocese are still planning on in-person instruction.
Below is a list of changes that will take place in the plan:
This year’s changes are only temporary. We have to continue to trust in the Lord at all times; and, be ready to adapt to challenges that will continue to happen due to the pandemic. 2020 has truly been a roller coaster ride for all of us.
If you are not going to be sending your child to our school this year due to concerns, please let the office know so that we can plan accordingly. There are a lot of moving parts to the planning for this year.
Thank you for understanding.
Continue to pray for one another; and, an end to the pandemic.
Ashley Davis, Principal
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.