This has been a short week! Yesterday, the students were able to livestream the morning mass for Ash Wednesday and received ashes from either Father John or Father Matt later in the day. This begins the period of Lent which not only involves ‘giving up’ but should also include adding activities in areas of need such as helping around the house for example.
Registration has opened for next year. We sent home a flyer offering a referral credit for families who refer a new family to Communion of Saints School which results in a registration and enrollment for at least six months of the new family. We will soon be initiating a marketing campaign with the Fish radio station (95.5) but will need your help to spread the word!
On Saturday, the faculty and staff will have the opportunity to receive the first Covid shot. I do not anticipate the need for a school closure on Monday, February 22 unless there are unexpected reactions among the faculty. However, the next dose is scheduled for March 13. As I receive feedback from other schools receiving their second dose, I may need to close school on Monday, March 15, due to the possibility that a reaction to the second dose may be stronger 48 hours later. This would include distance learning as well to give teachers the time to recuperate.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Let us continue to pray for those affected by the pandemic and for front line
workers who make sacrifices daily for the sake of others.