Dear Parents and Guardians,
With the Stay at Home order extended, St. Isidore Catholic School will continue our remote learning environment through April 30th. Even though we are on spring break, our school staff has been working to prepare for the coming month. Our teaching teams have been meeting on Zoom to discuss scheduling, workload, and collaboration between content areas. Our school social worker has been working with Amita Health and ISBE regarding guidelines for IEPs, 504s, Support Plans, and special education programming. Our building leadership team continues to meet to guide and direct the implementation of remote learning. The Diocesan Catholic Schools Office and Diocesan Finance Office continue weekly meetings with building principals to review ISBE and DOJ protocol, guidelines, and mandates, and our Parish Staff continues to meet weekly to successfully guide our parishioners, our families, and our employees through this national pandemic. While none of this is ideal, I am in awe at the dedication of our entire staff to their vocation as a Catholic educator.
Survey – Thank you for participating in the feedback survey Mrs. Lorusso sent last week. We have received great feedback. I assure you the leadership team, the staff, and I are spending quite a bit of time analyzing the data and we will be using it to help guide our remote learning process as we continue after spring break.
Mid-Week from the Pastor’s Corner – In light of the pandemic, Fr. Jim has been writing a mid-week letter to keep our parish and school family connected. You should be receiving it through Flocknote, but if you are not, you can find it on the parish website. Fr. Jim announced some very exciting news in this week’s mid-week letter! We will be live streaming Holy Week Masses on our parish Facebook page! That makes my heart so happy!
I hope you and your family are able to enjoy today’s weather. How do you see God’s beauty, truth, or goodness today?