A message from St. Clare Catholic School Principal Mrs. Rita Kissel...
At this time, we can confirm that St. Clare Catholic School will return to traditional educational classes on our campuses in August, with appropriate safeguards in place. The safety of our faculty, staff and students is of the highest priority, and we plan to take every measure possible to ensure we remain as safe as possible as we come back together as a school family.
The Diocese of Palm Beach Task Force has been hard at work examining all aspects of a safe return to school. We are collaborating with the many schools within the Diocese on how to best prepare for the commencement of the 2020-2021 school year. We are taking a researched and calculated approach to reopening our school. We are taking into account:
- Feedback from all Diocesan school parent surveys
- Suggestions from faculty and staff
- Evidence of how school reopenings are working in other parts of the country/world
We are considering all of the possible scenarios that may be imposed on us via local government, Palm Beach County, CDC and other entities. As we are planning, we are listening closely to state and local guidelines as they emerge.
At St. Clare, our parent partnership is critical to providing excellence in Catholic education for each student. We will continue to acquire your opinions and feedback via survey, so the information is compiled in one place. We hold your opinions in high regard.
We are in the process of creating our plan for reopening, and we will share it when it is complete. In the meantime, we will notify you of any changes and procedures we know will be implemented, such as taking temperatures of all faculty and students every morning; removing everything non-essential from classrooms to spread desks as far apart as possible; having students bring their lunch instead of providing lunch here; and having teachers move around to different classrooms instead of students.
Thank you for your feedback and patience. We will continue to be diligent in our efforts to reopen our school in a way that safeguards our students, teachers and staff. We are praying for all of our St. Clare families. We are here for you, and we will get through this together.
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