Parish Bulletin Article: "Principal Jerry's Letter": 8-2-20
I know many of you are concerned about sending your children to school and knowing what is the best option for keeping them safe. Should they be sent to school? Keep them home? Home school? On-line enrollment? Attend St. Thomas school? Enroll in the public school with distance learning or hybrid instruction? There are many options available to you.
This is a personal, emotional and difficult decision to make. Each individual case is different. We understand and support you in whatever decision you make.
It is decision time. We need to know if you will enroll your child at St. Thomas School for the 2020-21 school year. Our plans are to open up and provide face-to-face instruction. A COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been drafted and is being reviewed by or Advisory Community, staff members, and public health officials. Once feedback is received, copies of our plan will be made available to parents, parishioners, and the general public.
Our plan calls for capping enrollment at 10 students per grade and preschool section. We have had several request for enrollment information from new families. To ensure your child has a spot at St. Thomas School, we need you to contact the school and let us know your intentions. Even if you notified us earlier in the year, please contact us again. Our community health situation is very fluid and people may have changed their plans. We need current information.
You can respond to this notice immediately via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office starting August 3 to give us the information. Heather will be in the office at that time to receive your calls.
Please continue to be safe, stay positive and practice social distancing. We look forward to a new school year. May God continue to protect and watch over you and your family.
Jerry Hilfer, Principal