Back to School 2020-2021
July 28, 2020
Dear de Paul School Community:
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Beshear announced the recommendation that Kentucky’s schools delay our planned openings until the third week of August. The de Paul School will honor that recommendation.
Our first day of instruction will now be on Monday, August 17 with continued planning to begin with students and faculty on campus that day.
Virtual Open Houses will be held during the week of August 10 through 14, on a date(s) to be announced soon.
We will have more to share in this Friday’s edition of the weekly update. We wanted to get this announcement to you as soon as possible. Thank you.
Tony Kemper, Head of School
JCPS Meal Sites for Students
Jefferson County Public Schools’ Nutrition Services is distributing free breakfast and lunch to all children (both JCPS and non JCPS students) 18 years old and under. The program also includes JCPS students over age 18. Families can drive or walk up at any of the sites and get the meals from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. each weekday while schools are closed. Each child present can get a breakfast and lunch. Here are the sites and menu. Contact Ashley Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Funding for Those in Need
Greater Louisville’s corporate community has come together to create One Louisville: COVID-19 Response Fund aimed to assist families and nonprofits in need in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual households may request support by contacting their nearest Neighborhood Place Location. Here’s an overview of the fund including who is eligible for support, how to request assistance, and how to donate.
The de Paul School Remote Instruction Program
The de Paul School has rolled out a comprehensive and specially-crafted remote instructional program. It includes synchronous sessions led by our faculty, with students engaged multisensorily in a new teaching and learning landscape. Over 95% of our students are attending/participating each day -- an attendance that rivals any “normal” school day.
Tips from Our de Paul School Faculty
In these uncertain and challenging times, consider these important points for safeguarding our children’s emotional health and wellbeing: