“Worry implies we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what is happening.”
March 12, 2020
Dear St Stans’ Families:
With the 24 hour news cycle consumed with the Coronavirus story, it is quite easy to worry and possibly panic. While we, as believers, need to trust that God is enough for all of us and what is happening, he gives us common sense and intelligence to guide us through troubling times. We continue to be diligent in our cleaning of the building, washing of hands, and the use of our elbows when sneezing and coughing. I ask families to be just as conscientious at home with the same. I also remind you please to keep your child home if they are exhibiting any respiratory illness symptoms or fever. Also, if someone in your home or someone you have been in contact with receives a positive result for having the Coronavirus, please inform the school immediately so that we can contact the health department as well as the diocese for guidance on if the school needs to be closed for any period of time.
Early this week, I sent out information about our use of Google Classroom and Google Meet should we need to begin distance learning, if your child does not have access to the internet or a device for them to get on line please contact the office or your homeroom teacher so we can make arrangements. Also, if you are not using Power School, and/or do not have the parent passcode to get on to Powerschool please contact Mrs. Carlson so she can provide you the information you need so that any information posted on there during a potential shutdown will be available to you.
If assignments are not turned in by 9:00am the day after being assigned to them (in the event of distance learning) your child will be marked absent for the day the work was not assigned..
In unrelated news, this week’s envelope includes a coding program from students in grades three through five (which an outside organization will be providing) on Mondays in club’s Block D. There is a maximum of 12 students for this initial class and it will be decided on a first come first serve basis. I look forward to celebrating with our March Students of the MOnth on Friday, March 20th! Finally, next week I will send out information about the scheduled accreditation visit which we are expecting on March 25th.
In His Peace,