ST. ANN EDUCATION CONTINUED UNINTERRUPTED DURING THE COVID-19 CLOSURES
As a small private school, we have the flexibility to change course quickly and adapt to new situations. Therefore, we were ready to convert to a virtual platform immediately upon learning of the stay-at-home order. Teachers quickly assessed student household access to Wi-Fi and devices to ensure an equal opportunity for online learning across the school population. Every 4th – 8th Grade SAS student has a school-provided Chromebook and experience using Google Classroom with their teachers. Additional devices were assigned to families who needed them. We added in the IXL curriculum, to be used in tandem with iReady, Class Dojo, and Google Classroom. Additionally, our teachers were available for virtual parent meetings and tutoring so that no one would fall behind and could ensure a smooth transition back to in-person instruction.
SCHOOL RE-OPENING PLANS
In June, Cardinal Cupich announced our intent to reopen Catholic schools for face-to-face classes this fall. Since this announcement, the Office of Catholic Schools has been working hard to develop our specific plan for school reopening. The planning process included consultation with several groups, including the Archdiocesan COVID-19 Task Force, a panel of medical experts, state and local officials, priests, principals and school parents.
Summary of the Reopening Plan
July 17 SAS Virtual Parent Meeting Powerpoint – Health & Safety Protocols for Reopening
THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL FOR 2020-21 ARE MONDAY, AUGUST 14 (MIDDLE SCHOOL) AND MONDAY, AUGUST 24 (PREK-4TH)
ALTERNATIVES TO AN ON-CAMPUS VISIT
Although we can’t open our doors to show you around right now, we would still like to meet you and your students and answer all your questions! Our Admissions Office is hard at work this summer and can provide you with all the information you need about St. Ann School.