St. Norbert School’s
Pathway To Preparedness
As we prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, the SNS faculty and staff look forward to continuing the mission of St. Norbert School to educate Catholic leaders in a nurturing, dynamic learning environment. We are actively engaged in planning for the new school year and would like to share the following updates about the school’s preparations…
Principal’s Highlights – Week of December 13
Thank you for all the school families’ understanding and flexibility as students and faculty shifted to virtual instruction for this last week of school before the Christmas vacation. The school’s Health & Safety Committee continually evaluate the policies and procedures of the State, and County as well as the Archdiocese and our own school adopted policies. In reviewing the decision to shift to virtual instruction this week, our school nurses discussed the situation with the Certified School Nurse from the Tredyffrin/ Easttown School District who provides weekly support to SNS. She was in full agreement that moving to virtual instruction was done in compliance with the stated guidelines from the Pennsylvania Health Department.
The cleaning and sanitization of the school building commenced on Tuesday and, based on current guidance from the parish, it is a 3-day process. We are thankful to the school’s maintenance team which has been very diligent in its approach since the building opened this fall.
The SNS Town Hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 16th has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 5th at 7:00 PM. This will allow for a more informative discussion of any updated guidelines and requirements as the school community prepares to return for in-person instruction on Monday, January 11th. The questions received this week will be addressed at January’s town hall meeting. Any additional questions or comments can be forwarded to Mrs. Hennessy at email@example.com. A zoom invitation for the town hall meeting will be sent closer to January 5th.
As you evaluate your plans for the holidays, please take note of the PA State Guidelines for Travel. Given the changing nature of these guidelines, any family traveling over the Christmas vacation is asked to please reach out to the school nurses to discuss the options for their student’s safe return to school on Monday, January 11th. Communications and questions can be directed to Mrs. Esposito and Mrs. Nunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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