This is Mrs. Giroux calling from Trinity Catholic School with a weekly update. I would like to start by thanking Michele Bombard and Lisa Witkop for helping me complete our school’s reopening plan for September. You can find this plan posted on our school’s webpage, Facebook page and Instagram. We tried our best to meet the needs of our families, knowing that these are difficult times. Some families are comfortable sending their children to the classroom, while others are not and prefer to engage in distance learning. It is not our place to judge, but it is our responsibility to educate our children.
If you filled out our survey and requested option #3 which is the distance learning option, we will assume that that is still your plan. If you chose option #1 or 2, and would like to switch to the distance learning option, we need to know by this coming Wednesday, August 5th. If you did not fill out the survey, please call the school by Wednesday or email me at email@example.com to let us know of your plans, as we need to address staffing and social distancing.
As mentioned in our reopening plan, if you choose the distance learning option, you will need to continue at home learning for a minimum of 10 weeks. At that point, if you would like to have your child educated on site at Trinity, it will depend on how many children are in the classroom, as social distancing will still dictate how many students can physically be in the classroom.
Otherwise, we are busy preparing our school for September. Teachers will be in their rooms soon and are excited to make their rooms suitable and appropriate for our new learning experience. As promised, I will post a video on Wednesday to let you see what a classroom will look like and to see some of the changes in our school.
In the meantime, we anxiously await Governor Cuomo’s guidelines for the reopening of schools which should be announced this week. As usual, I will keep you informed as we move forward. Please call the school or email me with any questions and please continue to pray for guidance and strength. Have a great week!