Hundreds of children headed back to St. Gerard Catholic School in September under new circumstances.
St. Gerard has options for its students to come into the classroom with safety measures in place or have an online learning option. St. Gerard took action early this summer and sent out an online survey for parents to fill out.
The online survey allowed parents to indicate if their children would be doing online or face-to-face school.
After that survey, “we realized that we would need to supply our community with an online option,” Principal Ray Rzepecki said in a July letter to parents.
This allows parents to give their kids the option to be able to attend their class as a virtual learner.
Online learners at St. Gerard, “will receive the same lessons in all core content areas as face-to-face learners,’ Rzepecki said the letter.
Rzepecki said he is confident his students will be able to learn the same way as they would in previous years.
St. Gerard also created a reopening plan for students who want to come into school for face-to-face learning.
Safety measures include contact tracing and protocols for students and teachers to follow.