Peace be with you and Happy Fourth of July. This week Governor Whitmer with her task force released the Michigan Safe Schools-Return to School roadmap. I put the link to the 63-page document in this newsletter. The fourth, fifth, and sixth stages are where we will continue crafting the St. John Vianney School plan.
RETURN TO SCHOOL PLANNING:
Much of what you need to consider is the explanation regarding what is required, or strongly recommended, or recommended. The document reads as follows:
Safety protocols that are required must be implemented by all Michigan schools that serve students in grades PreK-12. They are the most feasible protocols that will minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Safety protocols that are required are a mandate for both public and nonpublic schools. Safety protocols either strongly recommended or recommended are optional and all schools may choose to implement these safety protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19. All strongly recommended and recommended protocols and actions will not be appropriate or feasible in all settings and should be implemented as appropriate.
All schools are required to complete a plan for phases 4,5 and 6. These are as follows:
Depending on the status of MI Safe Schools, there are three scenarios for school opening in fall 2020:
1. Schools open for in-person instruction with minimal required safety protocols (MI Safe Start Phase 6).
2. Schools open for in-person instruction with moderately required safety protocols (MI Safe Start Phase 5).
3. Schools open for in-person instruction with more stringent required safety protocols (MI Safe Start Phase 4).
4. Schools do not open for in-person instruction and instruction is provided remotely (MI Safe Start Phases 1-3).
I have a school staff team working on our school document with the church staff and Fr. Tom. As I said previously, I will keep you posted on our progress. Our tentative plan includes the safety protocols as required and strongly recommended in the document for phase 4. The subsequent development of these safety protocols and procedures will include phases 5 and 6. Other areas we are developing are in instruction, mental and social-emotional health, and facility operations. You will have a part in reviewing and learning all the safety protocols. Stay tuned for more developments.
LINK FOR Registration:
Hurray to our finance person, Tom Pastula. We now have an online link for registration. You can complete it on our website (sjvkids.org ) and send it online and pay under ‘donate’ at the website.
MUSIC With Mr. Cross
If you have a fifth-grade student for the fall , Mr. Cross, our music teacher is offering 1-1 coaching for work on musical instruments. Contact him at his email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Theresa Marshall
St John Vianney Catholic School
School is such a beautiful place to learn, love, and grow. God bless you.