COVID-19 de Paul School Updates
Monday, March 23, 2020
Dear de Paul School Community:
Last Friday, March 20, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky schools should remain closed until April 20. For The de Paul School, that means that our remote instructional program will continue those two weeks following Spring Break.
As for this week (March 23-27), our faculty has communicated instructional schedules and assignments to our students. That remote teaching and learning will be our focus this final week before our weeklong break. We continue to invite students and parents to communicate directly with your teachers with any questions about your remote learning assignments. Email any technology questions or needs to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families can look forward to more communication throughout this week, equipping us to address this week’s responsibilities while looking ahead to our emerging plans following Spring Break. Our communications are now expanded through our website. Families can now access updated messages and resources at www.depaulschool.org by clicking on the COVID-19 de Paul School Updates icon.
I urge each of us to be even more patient, gracious, and kind during this second week of a global crisis. We and our children are still trying to find equilibrium in an unsettled and frightening season. My experience is that people’s calmness and resolve are tested even more during the second week after a significant change, loss, or trial. As Huskies, may we shine as models in our relationships, parenting, and community care.
And, as you care for your loved ones and friends, please remember to be patient with yourselves, too!
Well wishes to All,
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, email@example.com 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.
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: