St. Mary Catholic School School Reopening Update
Last updated 8/11/2020 at 8:23pm
As we have learned over the last several months, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, and
today all the principals and Diocesan leaders made the difficult decision to delay the start of school
until August 17, 2020. Our reopening plans strongly rely on staff training, protocols, and the receipt
of supplies to ensure the safest return for our students and staff.
Creating the St. Mary Reopening Plan has taken an enormous amount of time and decision-
making. The plan requires changes to the master schedule as well as adjustments to our classroom
set-ups and school routines. The one-week delay will allow our schools time to get additional Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) materials, it will give our teachers time to prepare to teach in new ways
and on several different platforms, and it will also give everyone time to prepare and practice the
campus level safety protocols before the students arrive.
As beneficial as it is to move the start date for some, we understand this may be difficult for
others; however, the safety of our students, families, and staff is our top priority. We know these are
difficult times, and we sincerely appreciate your flexibility and patience. Although it will look different
than what we have known before, it is more important than ever to meet the needs of our students
and provide them a safe and exceptional education.
We prayerfully ask each of you for your support of this decision and our schools.
We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on August 17th and having an
amazing school year.