As with everyone, the last few months have been a unique challenge for the school system. Throughout this pandemic, the school community has come together as a family and shown up for each other in a variety of ways.
Although classes ended in May, the principals and staff are still hard at work preparing for the opening of the schools and in-person classes in August while still in the midst of COVID-19. The schools are working closely with the other schools in the county as well as the local health department to bring students across the county back to the classroom at the start of the 2020-21 school year.
As the schools continue to work on next year’s plans, it is good to reflect on the many things that were accomplished this year. Some of the highlights from this year include:
- Successfully transitioning to extended eLearning in the middle of the school year. Though a challenge for teachers, staff, students, and families, our teachers quickly pivoted to online classes and were able to provide daily lessons to their students. More details and specific examples can be found on our We Are Family page.
- Continuing to provide support beyond the classroom for our families, including delivering free HotSpots to those without internet access and offering daily lunches to ALL students.
- Holding a fun and successful Virtual Blue Knight Auction, which included much more than simply the auctioning off of items.
- Moving forward with the new preschool – St. Francis Early Learning Academy – which is set to open in August.
- Holding an outdoor graduation ceremony for the Central Catholic Class of 2020.
Thank you for your continued support of the Lafayette Catholic Schools, our teachers, our families, and our students!