2020-2021 School Updates
November 16, 2020
Dear de Paul School Families:
We write to announce a revised schedule for the next two weeks of de Paul instruction.
- dP will teach and learn remotely next Monday and Tuesday (11/23 & 11/24). Student bins and computers will go home with students on Friday, November 20.
- dP will teach and learn remotely the entire week following Thanksgiving (November 30 through December 4).
- Pending daily health assessments and attendance reports/notes throughout this two-week period, we will target Monday, December 7 as a return to campus. Students will return their bins and computers on that day.
With the escalation of confirmed cases throughout Jefferson and adjacent counties, including counties in Southern Indiana, we feel that this is a responsible precautionary action. Recent updates from the Metro Health Department have clearly stated that this is a high-risk time for viral transmission. Guidelines regarding gatherings, travel, and hygiene practices are heightened in their serious tone. Above all else, when we survey this present situation, we are reminded of our obligation to protect our students, teachers, and our extended school family.
We believe that this schedule revision is a prudent decision which will position us well for expedient return to on-campus teaching and learning in December. Each of us can contribute to that desired goal through embracing guidelines released by CDC regarding this historic Thanksgiving.
Thank you for your patience and trust as we do our best in navigating this school year. We will continue to use Jupiter Ed (emails) and One Call Now (emails and phone calls) to communicate any additional significant announcements.
Head, The de Paul 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: