AN UPDATE ON THE RESUMPTION OF SCHOOL IN AUGUST DURING THE PANDEMIC

We're as anxious as anyone to get back to seeing our students grow in a Christ-centered educational environment. Yet we want to do what's best for the children physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. To do this, we have been listening to local medical experts and recommendations from state officials to develop Re-Opening Plans with all of our schools. 

Diocesan Schools Superintendent Donna Bishop: "It remains to be our goal, and included in our daily prayers, to be together on-site for our first day of school and to remain onsite for as long as health conditions allow. Each of our schools have submitted their Return-to-Learn plans to the Iowa Department of Education, and have the plans posted on their websites. The Diocese of Des Moines Catholic schools will continue to work with our health professionals to stay abreast to the fluidity of the virus and on implementing the best practices as they evolve. We will communicate updates on Aug. 1." Read her latest letter to parents here (and in Spanish here).

Here is a graphic that lays out the general guidelines our schools will follow based on their Re-Opening Plans (and here it is in Spanish).