Dear Parents and Guardians:
As we look toward the 2020 – 2021 school year, our students, families, teachers, and administrators face obvious and unexpected challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. We know the pandemic has resulted in uncertainty in many areas of our lives and has upended our normal routines. We recognize the unease faced by parents in regard to the upcoming school year. Some of this unease is rooted in not knowing what the future holds and subsequently not being able to plan for that reality.
As leaders of the system of 35 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, we want to share with you a preliminary overview of overarching guidelines we will follow for the reopening of our schools this September. We have been preparing all summer so we are able to meet all challenges and work together during this time. Certainly, there are many unanswered questions, and things can (and may) change quickly. However, what is abundantly clear is that we will do everything possible to make it safe for students and teachers to return to each of our schools this fall.
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