Dear SPC Families,
I pray this finds you all well and enjoying summer. This email contains the final SPC Reopening Plan. I want to start by thanking the Reopening Teams, whose dedication and wisdom have been invaluable! The plan has been vetted and approved by the Archdiocese. I am pleased to announce that St Paul of the Cross School has been certified to reopen!
The plan is long (35 pages). It is very comprehensive and represents hours of careful planning and preparation. It is an expectation that all parents read through both the entire SPC and Archdiocesan plans carefully. Thank you in advance for your careful reading of the document.
The plan is for a return to 5 full days in-person instruction. We will not be offering hybrid options.
Webinar Zoom Meetings
We will host two Zoom meetings for parents the Week of August 17th. As soon as those are scheduled, we will notify you. Please read the plan prior to attending the meetings.
Your child's teacher will also invite you to a classroom parent Zoom meeting to go over specific classroom guidelines on August 23rd.
When will I find out my child's classroom teacher?
Given recent changes in enrollment, we have had to delay the timeline. Packets will no longer be mailed home. We are going to do a drive-by pick up of packets during the following times;
Drive through packet pick up along the Main Parking lot Kiss and Go line. Please drive through the Kiss and Go line, and a staff member will hand you your packet through the window.
9:00-12:00 am - Family Last Name A-L
1:00-3:00 pm - Family Last Name M-Z
9:00-10:00 am - Family Last Name A-L
1:00-2:00 pm - Family Last Name M-Z
I know these are challenging times, and returning our children to school presents a myriad of questions and emotions. It is my sincere hope that by reading our reopening plan, you find comfort in the fact that our children's safety is our top priority. Many people have asked me, "What do you really think of returning to 5 days a week in-person instruction?" My response is simple; I believe with my whole heart that our children need to be back in school. More importantly, I know that we can fully implement a solid plan to keep both students and staff members safe. Nothing is more important to me than the safety of our children. I also fully support that, during these times, parents must weigh individual family decisions about returning to school. For that reason, it is imperative that all families carefully read the plan and follow the protocols—we are truly all in this together. Never before has the need to read all communication coming from school been so important.
May God continue to watch over all of us! While these are indeed unprecedented and crazy times, it is an honor to be your principal during this journey!
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh