Below is a letter from Mrs.Kursonis. The reopening plans for the 2020-2021 school year, along with a letter from Superintendent Perda and Mrs. Kursonis’ letter (that is also posted below0 are available for you to download and read. Please read the plans carefully. We will keep you up to date if anything changes.
God bless you and your family members.
St. Peter Central Catholic Reopening Plans for the 2020-2021 school year – click the link below to download
A letter from Mrs. Kursonis
Please read carefully the following information describing the three proposed re-entry plans developed for the 2020-21 academic year, as required by the state. These plans, which include fully in-person, hybrid, and remote learning models, are the result of months of work and planning based on input from our school community; guidance from Dr. David Perda, Superintendent of the Diocese of Worcester Catholic Schools Office and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE); and state and federal COVID-19 health and safety recommendations.
After due consideration, we are able to offer an in-person start to our school year. This will give teachers the opportunity to get to know their new students and assess academic needs to address any gaps in learning related to the rapid COVID-19 closure last spring. I understand and am empathetic to the many concerns of our families about how to best meet the educational, social, and emotional learning needs of our students in the current context of the pandemic . Please be aware that this document is fluid: although it is posted on the website, it may change many times before our September opening, depending upon new information and guidance. Additional information about the school day, including details about designated entrance and exit doors and dismissal, and specifics regarding preschool drop-off and pickup procedures are forthcoming. We hope that changes to this document will be minimal, but as we continue to monitor changing local, state and federal guidance, it may be necessary to modify these re-entry plans.
Thank you for sharing your input and feedback over these last few months. Despite the challenges ahead, rest assured we will continue to provide the same nurturing, loving, and excellent learning environment at school this year, whether in-person, hybrid, or remote. We look forward to welcoming back all of our families in September. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Mrs. Margaret Kursonis, Principal
St. Peter Central Catholic School