St. Joseph Consolidated School is still planning on returning to school 5 days a week. When students return to school in-person this year, they will be expected to learn several new ways of doing things that have been put in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. Because this is extremely important and needs to be done with patience and understanding, we have decided to utilize a back-to-school phase-in plan. This plan will involve bringing students back in smaller groups, approximately half a class at a time, for the FIRST THREE DAYS OF SCHOOL ONLY, as follows. Class rosters have been emailed to families to confirm which day their children will attend:
Wednesday, August 26 - Students in Grades PK-8 with last names beginning with A-K
- Thursday, August 27 - Students in Grades PK-8 with last names beginning with L-Z
- Friday, August 28 - No school for students. Teachers will meet to compare notes and adjust plans and procedures as needed
- Monday, August 31 - All students come back to school.
.Working with these smaller groups, teachers will be able to answer questions more thoroughly, observe and respond with sensitivity to any signs of stress or confusion, review and practice as much as needed, and generally be more responsive to the emotional needs of the class. School-wide we will be able to practice arrival, dismissal, lunch, restroom management, etc. with smaller numbers and make note of adjustments that will improve the experience for everyone.
Thank you for your patience. Getting this right and keeping everyone as safe as possible will help us keep in-person learning going forward.