March 31, 2020
Dear St. Joseph Catholic School Families,
I would first like to say I miss the children, faculty and parents of St. Joseph Catholic School very much! I want to thank the wonderful teachers of St. Joseph Catholic School. I remain in constant contact with them as they continue to amaze me with all of the activities they have put into place to make “at home learning” happen and how they also stay in contact with their students. This is happening in K3 through 8th grades. All of the teachers have shared how positive and supportive you have been as parents to make this “at home learning” possible.
I have had to prepare myself for changes as we continue to receive state mandates. When Governor Evers first announced the “Safer At Home” mandate, our original plans for the scheduled packet pick-up and work drop-off day scheduled for March 30th had to be canceled.
The governor then made the “Safer At Home” mandate clearer when he explained who essential workers are, and if we did not fall into that category, what we were able to do on a daily basis. This included allowing for pick-up of educational materials.
Moving forward, we have scheduled a
packet pick-up day for
Monday, April 6th
. We are asking parents to
stay in their cars
for this pick-up and drop-off day of completed work. All homeroom teachers will email their parents on what the completed work expectations will be.
We are asking the families with last names starting with
A-L to use the upper parking lot
for pick-up and families with last names starting with
M-Z use the lower parking lot
. My wonderful team of teachers will be helping me make this happen. The pick-up times will be from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
. If you are unable to make these time slots, it is fine if you have another school parent pick-up your family packet, but
please email me
so I know to have these packets put together. I will be emailing step by step instructions for this day as it draws closer (I will be watching the weather forecast).
The work found in these packets will be the work for the week of April 20th through the 24th. At this time, I am planning that we will physically return to school on April 27th. If the “Safer At Home” mandate is extended, we will continue to make alternative plans. Just a reminder we will be taking our Easter break starting Thursday, April 9th through Sunday, April 19th. At home class will start again on Monday, April 20th. We will be sending out a shorter version of our newsletter this Thursday.
We ask you to join us in keeping the community of St. Joseph in your prayers. We must remember that “With God All Things Are Possible.”