Dear Presentation Families,
Thank you for being a special part of our community. We take great pride in our partnership with you. As you know, we are living in unprecedented times. The Covid-19 reality we are facing is an ever-changing situation.
We communicated last month that Presentation of Mary School would be returning for the 2020-2021 academic school year, full-time, in-person on August 31, 2020. We have worked very hard over the last few months making sure we address the wide range of challenges facing us as we return to the building. In order to ensure that we plan for and implement the best practices, we needed to consult with many people and outside groups for guidance. Again, many thanks to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Archdiocese, the Catholic Schools Center of Excellence, Minnesota Independent School Forum, Felhaber and Larson Law Practice, Fr.Peter, the faculty and staff, and the School Advisory Committee and several advisors that have worked diligently to ensure that we provide a safe environment for everyone. It is also important to note that these recommendations, now our guidelines, are informed by the Center of Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the American Pediatric Association (APA), and other governing and research organizations. The guidelines provide our school community direction on the school calendar, academic instruction, daily schedules, health and safety protocols, lunch and recess, and before and after-school activities.
I am sure you are aware and understand, with information and best practices changing daily, this plan must be a living document. We will continue to make the best decisions we can based on the information we have at the time. When the information changes, so might our decisions. We will adjust and adapt when and if necessary.
Please remember as you share and discuss these guidelines with your children, that your encouragement and optimism, especially when you explain this to your children, will help to set the tone for the upcoming school year. Our primary goal is to keep all of our students, faculty, staff, and families safe. We need your collaboration and partnership to accomplish that while also achieving our objective of a full-time, in-person, amazing faith-filled learning environment. We need everyone to allow God’s light to shine through all we say and do.
Please feel free to reach out anytime, for any reason. I am available by email,
Tuesday-Thursday, from 10am-1pm.
Stay well…Stay safe…Stay connected…Stay in prayer…
And KEEP GOD’S LIGHT SHINING BRIGHT!
Sue Lovegreen, Principal