Principal Update

December 5, 2020

Covid 19 Update

Dear DeSales Families,

Yesterday evening, the Lockport City School District sent a communication to their families announcing that they would be fully remote for the period of December 14th-January 18th. DeSales does not have to follow this instructional model. We will continue to offer in-person instruction and follow the DeSales calendar previously established. We have confirmed that all area public school districts will continue to provide busing to our students each day.

Because the Covid numbers in Niagara County continue to increase, we are preparing for the possibility of Niagara County becoming a Yellow or Orange Zone. As our goal is to remain open for in-person learning, we have secured enough funding through private donations to be able to offer in-school Covid testing should it be needed. More details will be provided on this once we have an established medical partner to provide the testing.

Throughout this pandemic, our families will continue to have the option to learn from home. If you wish your child to switch from in-person learning to remote, please send an email to me at

If you may have been exposed to Covid-19, please have your child work remotely until you have secured a negative test result. Please continue to follow all Covid-19 protocols for hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing.

Thank you for your continued support and please reach out if you have any questions.

Karen Rahill