We plan to have Good Shepherd open for in-person learning this fall. We are focused on the safety and health of our community—and to have kids walk through the door on the first day! While we are grateful for the success of distance learning this past 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 Communications Regarding COVID-19
Good Shepherd Updates 7/10/20
July 1st Updates from Mrs. Evans 7/1/2020
End of School Year Updates 5/6/20
Distance Learning Update 3/27/20
Move to Remote/Online Learning 3/13/20