Return to Learn Update

Updated: Aug 4

Dear St Paul School Families:

The school year we just finished was unlike any other. While there are still many unknowns about how the public health landscape will look in the next few months, we are hard at work planning for the 2020-21 school year. All of our plans support your students' health, safety and learning.

At this time, we are preparing to return to a face-to-face learning environment in the fall. With new health and safety protocols in place, we are planning to welcome students and staff back in our building on Aug 25. Our goal is to have onsite instruction for all of our students and to maintain as much of a normal schedule as possible.

We are also planning to meet with teachers to plan for other scenarios that would include a hybrid option, with a combination of onsite and online learning.

Additionally, if the state deems it unsafe for students to attend onsite, we will be planning with teachers a way to support all students learning remotely at home should it be needed for public health reasons.

We are carefully preparing these three learning scenarios and each of the plans is focused on how we can best support our students, staff and families. The goal will be that we will be prepared to move from one model to another during the school year if necessary.

We know that this time is a time of uncertainty. There are still questions that need to be answered. Concerns that need to be addressed. Plans that need to be finalized. Yes, it’s a time of uncertainty. However, we encourage all of you to look to and rely on the one thing that is certain and that is the presence, grace, mercy, and forgiveness of our Triune God. “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:6-7


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