October 5, 2021
St. Joseph’s Catholic School families,
Because COVID-19 is still a part of our everyday lives, St. Joseph’s School continues to be prepared to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. Some practices and guidelines that we implemented last year will no longer be in effect, while some will remain in place.
Despite taking every precaution outlined in our plan, there is no guarantee that our school will be without risk of students and staff contacting COVID-19. We continue to ask that our families partner with us to reduce the risk, both in and out of school. While these actions may not prevent a student or staff member from coming in contact with COVID-19, our desire is to diminish the risk.
We have researched and worked diligently to create a Health and Safety Plan that will assist us in accomplishing a safe and healthy school environment. The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. With guidance from the Bismarck Diocese, Upper Missouri District Health Unit, North Dakota Department of Education, our teachers and staff, School Board, and parental input we will continue to strive to evaluate each situation and make thoughtful decisions.
The following precautions are basic steps to remain open and continue in-school learning:
1)Handwashing/sanitizing personal surfaces
2) Practicing appropriate physical distancing
3) Remaining home if one has symptoms
We realize there may be additional questions regarding this plan. Please contact the school, and we will answer your questions the best that we can.
Thank you for taking time to review St. Joseph’s School Health and Safety Plan.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School Principal
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