With the emergence of the novel coronavirus, our students and families showed great resilience as administrators and teachers quickly and unexpectedly transitioned from traditional classrooms to distance learning last spring. Over the past four months, much has been learned not only about the virus, but also about how we can continue to provide students with the strong academic experience that Monsignor Clarke School is best known for.
We look forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus in the fall full time. We understand transitioning back to school presents significant challenges as uncertainty about the virus’ impact on our community persists. Much work has gone into creating a plan to serve as a roadmap as we respond to changing public health conditions, to support our student population, to provide quality instruction, to ensure the safety of students and faculty, and to allow flexibility, enabling families to make choices that they feel comfortable with for their children.
Monsignor Clarke School’s Reopening Plan was developed by administrators in consultation with the Reopening Task Force that was made up of parents, faculty/staff and board members. Predicting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the months to come is unfeasible, as such this plan not only details the health and safety measures in place for a return to campus, but also outlines the way Monsignor Clarke School will respond to changing public health conditions.
Across our campus, much thought is going into and much work is being done to provide our students with a healthy and successful school year. We want to express our gratitude to our faculty members who have spent their spring and summer preparing for multiple scenarios, so no matter the circumstances, we are strong and we are anchored in faith! We cannot wait to welcome your students back to campus.