SAINT PETER’S PARISH & SCHOOL

December 10, 2020

Dear St. Peter’s Family,

Thank you for all your efforts this week as we shifted to full-time remote learning. We know that remote learning cannot replace the classroom environment. However, we believe that this is the safest course of action to ensure a healthy environment for everyone in our school community, students and staff alike.

This week, Richland County remained at Level 4 or “purple”. Therefore, next week we will continue to be in remote learning through Thursday, December 16. Christmas break will also occur as scheduled from Friday, December 18 through Sunday, January 3. Starting Monday, January 4, 2021, ALL students will continue to REMOTE LEARNING for one week (January 4-January 8). We will provide more information for the week of January 11, 2021, at a later date.

Remote Learning

Students will continue to attend school remotely following the remote learning guidelines and schedules distributed last week. Montessori/Elementary parents (Preschool-6) will be able to pick up their student’s remote learning packets on Monday, December 14, from 7-10 AM at their student’s designated building. As a reminder, attendance in virtual sessions will be taken and is required unless the school has been notified regarding your student’s absence.

Remote Lunch Pick Up

St. Peter’s School is providing a week’s worth of bagged lunches free to any currently enrolled student. Pick up is available every Monday from 10-11 AM or 3-5 PM at the door behind the cafeteria. To order, simply email Brenda Schuck on Sunday before 8 PM at [email protected] with your student’s name(s), grade level(s), and the time you will pick up. If you cannot pick up at your scheduled time, please email Brenda and let her know. Ring the bell and your child’s lunches will be brought out to you.

Technology Support

Tutorials for remote learning software are available at https://sites.google.com/myspartans.org/parent-guardian-technology/home If you have any technology issues, if your student’s iPad is not functioning correctly, or if you are in need of a wifi hotspot, please contact our Director of Technology, Sam Chamberlin at [email protected]

Mass

During these challenging times, our school continues to support the growth of our students’ faith through their theology classes and our televised weekly Masses which you can access on our YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/c/mansfieldstpeters

Financial Assistance

Should the pandemic find you in need of financial assistance, we encourage you to reach out to Paula Nestor, [email protected]

Revisions to the Restart Smart Plan

Thank you to everyone who responded to our most recent parent information. The Restart Smart Committee will be meeting this evening to review the results of the survey and look for ways on how to return to in-person learning in January if Richland County continues to be under the purple designation.

Our goal continues to be to provide our students with the best educational experience possible during the pandemic. If Richland County continues to be under the “purple” designation as we enter 2021, the administration and Restart Smart committee will reassess our ability to return to in-person learning.

Please continue to be vigilant about following current health guidance, including social distancing, wearing masks, and hand-washing. Following these protocols is essential to reducing the level of spread in the community and allowing us to get back to school in-person. Also, please notify the school as soon as possible if anyone in your family tests positive for COVID or needs to quarantine so we can take appropriate precautions.

We ask that you continue to pray for all those who have been impacted by this pandemic and for our school community.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Mrs. Ashley Rastorfer, Elementary Principal/Montessori Director

Jonathan Cuttitta, High School/Junior High Principal