2 September 2020
The Class of 2020
Greetings from Mr. Gault

On Friday, 21 August we finally had the opportunity to celebrate a more traditional graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. As we were finalizing plans for reopening of school for the 2020-2021 academic year, we felt it important to take the time to recognize the accomplishments of the class of 2020 with a formal baccalaureate mass and commencement program. The graduates and their families were invited to the 12:10 PM mass at the Church of Our Holy Redeemer to give thanks to the Lord Almighty for the gift of their Catholic Education. Our school community then gathered back at the Church that evening in their caps and gowns to commemorate the class of 2020 with a formal graduation ceremony. Awards were presented and diplomas distributed. It certainly was a beautiful and memorable occasion. Of course, all social distancing guidelines were followed.
Good luck to the class of 2020! May their life's journey continue to be unique, filled with curiosity and hope. May they always be graced with the knowledge of God's presence and love.
Faculty meetings begin this week as we prepare for the start of the nineteenth year of The De La Salle School. Life is very different this year and our school year will start very different from the past eighteen years. We are excited to begin this new chapter in our school's history and are blessed to have an enthusiastic staff eager to engage the young men that God has entrusted to our care. Please visit our website www.delasalleschool.org to view our re-opening plans in this era of COVID-19.
As we make our final preparations to open our school and welcome HOME our students, we will ensure that classrooms are decluttered, cleaned and sanitized ready to begin the new school year. In this era of COVID-19 we face many challenges, yet we are confident that we have met them well and are following all of the proper protocols and procedures to ensure a safe return to the building. We begin the 2020-2021 academic year inspired by the words of wisdom from our beloved patron saint;
Do not have any anxiety about the future. Leave everything in God's hands for he will take care of you"
Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Live Jesus in our Hearts.....FOREVER!!!
William L. Gault
Executive Director
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Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

Tax Law Changes Affecting Charitable Gifts
The CARES Act, designed to help the nation recover from the pandemic, contains four important implications for charitable giving.

  1. New Charitable Donation Deduction for Non-Itemizers - Taxpayers taking the standard deduction can now claim up to $300 in cash donations as a charitable deduction.
  2. Higher Deduction Limits - Individuals can deduct cash gifts to the extent of their entire adjusted gross income rather than the cap of 60%.
  3. Increased Deduction Limits for Corporations - The contribution limit for cash donations has been increased to 25%.
  4. Required Minimum Distribution - For 2020, there is no mandatory distribution from retirement accounts allowing retirees to recover losses.  Once they do recover, retirement funds provide a tax-wise option for charitable giving.
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