Dear SPPS Families,
Thank you for your continued support and patience as we navigate new information and directives concerning COVID-19. Our prayers and thoughts are with those throughout the world who have been affected by this situation.
The Governor has announced that out of an abundance of caution to help prevent community spread of COVID-19, all schools in Kentucky will be closed beginning March 16 and will not reopen until after Spring Break. We are TENTATIVELY anticipating reopening for in-person classes on Monday, April 6, 2020.
As stated in the Diocesan Epidemic Response Plan, released by the Catholic Diocese of Lexington, when closures occur, schools will follow the implementation of Virtual Learning days. Sts. Peter & Paul School will utilize our Non-Traditional Instructional Day (NTI) plans beginning March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020. There will be no NTI Days held during Spring Break (March 30, 2020-April 3, 2020.) In order to maintain sequential, cohesive instruction when students are physically out of the school building, teachers will post assignments to Google Classroom by 8:30am for students to complete each day. Teachers will be available daily from 9:00am – 12:00pm via email to answer any assignment related questions students may have. Please continue to check your email for updated information from teachers about new assignments, grades, opportunities to connect virtually, etc. Academic grades will continue to be updated in grades 3rd – 8th via RenWeb.
During the closure, there will be no athletic practices, games, extracurricular activities, events etc. To ensure our staff has adequate time to clean and prepare the facilities, there is no access to the school facilities during the closure. Decisions regarding our middle school out of state field trips later this spring will be determined following spring break .
As always, our number one priority is the safety and well being of our students. We understand your concerns and we wish to keep you as updated as possible in this evolving situation. We will keep you posted as we receive information from the Diocese and other outlets.
Please continue to pray for our entire school community and those throughout the world.
In His Name,
Jamie Burch, Principal
John Pica, President