SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI SUSTAINED LEARNING UPDATE:
Let me begin this communication by expressing my continued gratitude for your partnership during these unprecedented times. We live our days filled with God’s grace as together we further the mission of Catholic education, and our Saint Francis of Assisi School community.
The seven Bay Area county health officers, in collaboration with their county superintendents, have made a unified, regional decision to extend school closures and student dismissals from regular school attendance through May 1, 2020, to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the maximum extent. We join them in stating the safety and wellness of students, school personnel and the community are the priority.
Therefore, the Department of Catholic Schools is extending our Long-Term Dismissal through at least May 1, 2020. This decision aligns us with the recommendation of our local health officials. We will continue with our online learning during this time to ensure we meet our goals of delivering quality instruction in order to meet the promotion, and/or graduation requirements for each grade. To this end, our faculty continues to do amazing and innovative work!
Online learning will continue until Wednesday, April 8th, and a family prayer service will be sent home for Holy Thursday. We will begin our Easter/Spring break on Holy Thursday, April 9th. Online classes will resume Monday, April 20th, and will continue through May 1st.
As we navigate through this fluid and ever changing situation, it is only natural that financial questions begin to arise. For example, I have been asked if any adjustments will be made in tuition during this Long-Term Dismissal/online instruction period. At this time, the expectation is that our tuition schedule will continue as normal. Instruction is being provided, standards are being met, teachers are engaged with students, and we continue to work towards a smooth transition back to traditional instruction when we are authorized to do so.