Video Message from Dave Meyer
Dear Saint Families:
“If we make everything about us, it’ll never be about Jesus”. This quote ended my devotional this morning. It is astonishing how my daily devotions seem to weave their meaning throughout my day. I need to remember not to make our unique circumstance of being the only high school in the area opening with an in-building option not about us, but about Jesus. Simply put, it is His timing; he has our years ahead mapped out.
The unique opportunity we have to be in building is an amazing testament to our unique size and trust we have in our community. I would like to thank you all for your patience and guidance as we navigate this opportunity as safely as possible.
In the past two days, we have received some innovative information from our families.
– Hybrid schedule for students
– Virtual technology help
– Connection to resources for cleaning
– High value on the Family Pledge for our community
Our Covid Director Glenn Hoogerhyde is leading our cleaning protocols, that include the following:
– Whole building has been deep cleaned professionally
– Professional service coming into the building to strip and wax all floors
– All carpets cleaned and tile in bathrooms cleaned.
– Electrostatic Sanitation application which will cover the whole building.
– Contracts have been signed with professional company for cleaning services.
– PPE equipment has been delivered, with more on the way.
– All faucets will be replaced with touchless faucets for handwashing
– Protective barriers for teachers and office staff
– Collection of all Family Pledge documents
In recent discussions with the Executive Board, we have decided to delay in person instruction until Monday, September 14, 2020. This will allow for our reopening plan to be updated based on community input and implemented as intended.
· Our first day of virtual instruction, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020
(details will be sent by the Registrar’s Office)
Our “in-person” instruction will happen with appropriate safety measures in place. By starting the school year virtually for the first two weeks, we feel this additional time will give our “in building” instruction plan and coordination more strength to handle challenges in the coming 2020-21 school year.
Thank you for your flexibility, we are looking forward to an impactful year. Go Saints!