School Reopening Information for Incarnation Families

As we approach the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, we cannot express how excited our faculty and staff are to engage in in-person learning beginning on August 19. We are so proud of our community for working hard to create an environment that enables our students to safely continue their education in our excellent school during this pandemic situation.

Our investment in technology in recent years enables us to begin the year training our students on the newly acquired platforms Microsoft Teams (5th to 8th grades) and SeeSaw (grades preschool 4s to 4th). We are planning training sessions via webinar for parents, as well. If children are absent, their work will be found on these sites, and students will be able to independently locate these assignments.

Please remember from my last letter that face shields were ordered for all students and staff. They have arrived, and are very pleased with them! They will allow facial expressions to be readily seen by the students and staff, which is so important for communication while continuing to protect individuals and also allowing for comfort. Look for additional information regarding face shields and masks in the body of this page.

We know that many of you have questions, and believe the FAQ format below addresses common inquiries.

I know there are likely more questions that haven’t been answered. Please remember that current plans are fluid and may change based upon breaking data or guidelines. I will work hard to keep you apprised of changes if they happen.

Please remember the best defense against the spread of the virus is the commitment we ask of every student, employee and family member to practice safe social distancing, good hygiene and self-care — and wear a face covering — until a vaccine and/or treatment for COVID-19 is available. We care deeply about our students, our employees and our families, and our actions will reflect that.

I was recently sent the following: Remember, you help determine your child’ attitude. Be angry or sad in private. Discuss your frustrations away from the kids. Set them up for success by teaching them to make the best of it. Be a sounding board for their worries and disappointments. Stay positive and model perseverance. May God bless you and keep you healthy and safe as we move into the fall season. We are a strong family and will persevere these unchartered waters.

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