Parent References:

We are focused on the safety and health of our community. While we are grateful for the success of distance learning last school year, we know that most students are at their best when they are able to engage with their teachers here at school. We also recognize that the decision to return to school this fall is a deeply personal family decision. 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 2020-2021 school year, it is expected that school-level processes and procedures will be reviewed and revised as needed.

Good Shepherd’s Reopening Plans

Continuum for Reopening

Family Health Checklist and Protocols for Illness

Preschool Reopening Plans

Reopening FAQ’s

Full Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan

Welcome and Meet the Teacher Information

Good Shepherd Communications Regarding COVID-19

Note from the Principal regarding Reopening Plans 7/23/20

Good Shepherd Updates 7/10/20

July 1st Updates from Mrs. Evans 7/1/2020

End of School Year Updates 5/6/20

Extension of Distance Learning and Survey Results 4/24/20

Distance Learning Update 3/27/20

Remote/Online Learning Update and Plan 3/17/20

Move to Remote/Online Learning 3/13/20

Other Resources

Litany in Time of Need

Watch Mass at Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Distance Learning in the News