What to Expect - A Message from Our Executive Director
Mar 13, 2020
Our first priority as a school is to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child. As we are facing the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Diocese of Covington has directed that all schools are to be closed effective March 16 through April 8th. There will be no classes on April 9th-April 17th for our Easter celebration and spring break.
School buildings will be closed to faculty and staff effective through April 5th. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) has declared a Dead Period through April 12, and so our student-athletes and coaches will abide by the policies as directed by the KHSAA.
Teachers have planned for NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) days which support the continuation of academic instruction when school is cancelled. High school/junior high NTI days will begin at 9 A.M. Students must check in during their assigned class period. Elementary students will receive class instructions via email and Google Drive.
As always, our faculty will complete additional hours assessing student work and adjusting lesson plans as needed in order to assure continuation of the educational process. Learning opportunities will be presented in a variety of ways that may include printed materials, Google Classroom, Google Hangout (HS/Jr. High), AP Classroom (high school only), and email, and students are responsible for all assigned work. There is also an expectation that students are engaged during regular school hours and are checking in with their teachers. Parents may wish to have students work in a specific area of the house (kitchen or dining room, for instance) during those school hours. There will certainly be flexibility based upon the requirements of the teacher and the demand of the class work.
We understand that these weeks may be a period of difficult adjustment for some students, so please know our counselors and administrators are here for support. We will also maintain regular communication. In addition, our elementary school counselor Mrs. Wuebben has provided information to K-6 families and on our website to help younger children process the situation.
This is not our first life challenge – nor will it be our last. But we have each other. This great Benedictine community thrives on our partnership, our shared ministry to love and educate these incredible students.
Mrs. Pamela McQueen