We are focused on the safety and health of our community. Good Shepherd will continue to monitor new data to maintain a plan that promotes the wellbeing of our entire school community.
We have established a school re-opening committee to create Good Shepherd’s Pandemic Preparedness Response Plan (PPRP). We are fortunate to have many informed parents, staff, and medical professionals working on this committee. Our Preparedness Plan follows the required steps outlined in the Archdiocesan Protocols for Safely Reopening Catholic School Buildings. These protocols create a framework that provides multiple safeguards that reduce the spread of COVID-19. These protocols are influenced specifically but not limited to researched recommendations from the: Center for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Health Department (MDH), American Association of Pediatrics (AAP), Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA/ Catholic Mutual Financial), and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). We recognize that science is advancing daily, and new research is emerging. As new information is made available throughout the 2021-2022 school year, it is expected that school-level processes and procedures will be reviewed and revised as needed.