Friends of Blessed Sacrament,
Happy No Stress Wednesday! My prayer is that this finds you relaxing and spending quality time with your family.
I wanted to take a moment to update you on Blessed Sacrament’s Plan for the Safe Reopening of Campus for the 2021/2021 school year. As much as I want to put anything and everything COVID-19 related behind me, I am aware that the health pandemic is still affecting our local community.
We want to build on the successes of last year with minimal exposure on campus as we head into the new school year.
The principals the Archdiocese of San Antonio met yesterday and began reviewing CDC guidelines, statements from the Governor’s office, and archdiocesan safety protocols. We are strongly encouraging all non-vaccinated individuals to continue wearing facemasks. We will continue promoting 3 feet social distancing inside classrooms and maintain our routine cleaning using an approved electrostatic chemical sprayer. Furthermore, we will continue to ask that all students who are feeling ill remain home.
At this time, Blessed Sacrament will not require the COVID-19 vaccination or proof of vaccination status for student enrollment or employment.
In the upcoming weeks, Blessed Sacrament will revise our original Plan for the Safe Reopening of Campus based on updated CDC guidelines for schools. I will then communicate these changes on our school’s website, social media accounts, and e-mail them to our faith community.
As the educational research shows, in person instruction is the best delivery method for a student academically and socially. I am aware, however, that some families with students under the age of 12 may be hesitant to return to campus for a variety of reasons. In those unique cases, I will work with each family individually to create a hybrid learning plan that demonstrating our partnership in education. I ask those families to please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may begin the discussion of an individualized learning plan.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email if you have any questions regarding our safety protocols.
May St. Joseph, who we dedicate ourselves to this year, continue to protect our families and school.
In service to the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament,