August 20th, 2020
Thank you for those that provided feedback and questions regarding the school reopening plan! There were some questions that were clarified with the Erie County Health Department and were revised. The reopening plan has been revised with those questions in mind and a section regarding those questions is provided in this newsletter.
As we are approaching the start of the school year, it is important to have all registration documents and emergency contact information completed. If you have not completed your registration forms, please do so through Final Forms. The instructions for Final Forms are attached in the section below. Also, there is an acknowledgment of risk form from the Diocese of Toledo that is required to be signed. Instructions for that document are listed in the section below.
Stated in the reopening plan were the policies regarding temperature and symptoms checks for students prior to coming to school. We are working to implement a system for parents to track those checks in order to provide the school with timely information in the event symptoms are present. Ultimately I implore you as parents to perform that temperature and symptoms checks EVERY morning in order to ensure our students, staff, and families remain safe. If the temperature is 100.0F or higher and/or Covid-19 symptoms are present (symptoms list in the plan) the student, as well as siblings, needs to remain home. Please ensure consistency with following this policy!
Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk
St. Mary School 2020-2021 Reopening Plan
I am also in conversation with the Erie County Board of Health to determine the best course of action with face coverings for preschool. I hope to have more information soon.
Important! - Transportation Survey
If you have not previously completed the transportation survey, please complete it.
In order to tailor daily school procedures in the midst of this pandemic, it is important for us as a school to know the transportation methods of our students to ensure safe arrival and dismissal procedures can be followed. This information will also help us to work with Vermilion Local Schools to find transportation solutions during the time that VLSD is fully virtual and St. Mary School is continuing in-person instruction. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. Thank you!
First Day of School
Online Learning Option
I plan to make an announcement next week regarding the schedule and instruction delivery of the St. Mary Online format. Thank you for your patience with this model!
Masks and Hygiene
Also, please practice proper hygiene as well. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html for guidelines.