Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff,
3/20/20, 5:45PM: Congratulations! We have completed our first week of remote learning! While there have been some glitches, the feedback from teachers and parents remains positive. Thank you for all you are doing to adjust to this new norm. I know everyone has a different situation and I appreciate your dedication to your child’s learning. Many of you are juggling working from home, returning emails, hopping on a conference call, answering your child’s questions, keeping them on track, making lunch, caring for other family members, and possibly trying to take care of yourself. I thank you for your support and appreciate your efforts more than you know.
As you may know, Governor Pritzker has announced that schools will continue to be closed thru April 8th. At this time we have not heard from the Diocese of Joliet; however, St. Isidore Parish and School remain closed until further notice. We will continue to keep you informed as details unfold.
As a result we will continue our remote learning. In a Zoom conference with the Catholic Schools Office this morning, Fr. Belmonte reaffirmed expectations for at home learning which include a minimum of 3 hours of learning per day as well as continued formative assessment. There will not be remote learning over spring break or on the weekend.
I have been meeting with principals remotely; and collaborating with our school’s leadership team to ensure we remain focused on progress moving forward. The staff and I will begin meeting remotely thru Zoom starting next week.
Don’t forget that we are working to show our SICS unity in a social way! Please create an Instagram account and like our school’s page. More fun challenges will be coming in the days ahead…maybe even a fun, family appropriate Tik Tok challenge.