Parent Perspectives "They haven't missed a beat" Parent Kathy Ruhle, whose children attend St. Rose of Lima School in Massapequa, discusses her children's school and its transition to online learning during the pandemic. The Teachers Coached Both Students and Parents Through Distance Learning Shanna Llewellyn, a parent from Holy Name of Mary School in Valley Stream comments on how the teaching staff and supporting technology supported students' learning from home. A Teacher's Perspective Public school teacher Erin Kessler, whose children attend St. Patrick's School in Huntington, offers her observations on her children's school and their move to online learning. "They even made a personal phone call to see how we were doing." Anne Reinhart, a parent of students at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford, expresses her gratitude for all the faculty and administration have provided throughout the pandemic. "The transformation to e-learning has been nothing short of remarkable." Eric Eshenauer, parent of 3 students at Trinity Regional School in East Northport, remarks on how the coordination between teachers, administration and parents has delivered not just academic subjects, but 'specials' like gym, art, music and language for his children. "The seamless shift to distance learning only reinforces our decision...." Notre Dame School in New Hyde Park parent Michael Aguilo discusses how the faculty went above-and-beyond to ensure that students would be prepared for their next year of instruction. "Our children haven't missed a day of instruction...." The way students have been supported and guided through this difficult time was noted by parent Kristen LaMaina of St. Martin of Tours School in Amityville. "My kids have been learning every school day since the middle of March." Jessica Simon, parent and Parent Association President at Our Lady of Peace School in Lynbrook, describes how well-prepared and organized their school has been to meet the challenges of online learning. "The true value of a Catholic school is community." Jennifer Gonder, parent at Holy Family School in Hicksville observed that the administration, faculty, pastoral staff and families have worked together to ensure that our children are challenged, socially engaged, and emotionally connected to their school and parish community. Structurally, Catholic Schools Have a Unique Advantage Catholic school parent Tara Riordan discusses how Catholic school supported the continuity and sibling support for her children. Why Catholic Education in Today's Crazy World? Parent Patrick Mahon discusses the benefits of a Catholic education, why they matter, and how his children's education is forming them to be better people. Catholic Education is the Foundation for a Lifetime of Achievment Parents of graduated students, Karen and Robert DiOrio, look back on children's elementary and secondary education and how it prepared them for everything that 'comes next'. The Company You Keep School parent Annmarie Karaza, discusses the value of the friendships students and their families develop in Catholic school. The strength of the individuals and of the community supports achievement and good choices.