Following the directive of Governor Jay Inslee on April 6, 2020, St. Thomas More will continue to be closed for the remainder of the year to support the safety of our families and the community from the global pandemic of COVID-19. While the building will be closed, our teachers are continuing the educational requirements for 4th Quarter. Our school year will continue, but in a different format.
In anticipation of this extended closure, the teachers have already begun brainstorming the classwork and assessments for the remainder of the year. We know that each family has their own unique obstacles in this time of continuous learning, and we want you to know that lessons and assessments will come to you in group, but you are always able to work out flexible plans with your child’s specific teacher based on family needs.
I would like to reiterate, we will be operating on the continuous learning protocol. Students will still be asked to turn in work, complete assessments, and prepare for the fall. At the same time, we know this will look different in each home. Please be in communication with teachers if you are running into obstacles so we can work through those issues. These are trying times. We know that each family is continuing the education of their student(s) the best they can.
We encourage you to take time to be with your families, go for walks, play games, and enjoy this extra time together. Take a deep breath, we will all get through this together.
As we continue with Holy Week, please take time to pray for all battling this pandemic in hospitals around the world and those essential workers that are continuing to work for the benefit of the community. Finally, pray for those without a place to shelter and are continuing to live on the streets. Please take Holy Week to pray, reflect, and be with your families. We will be in touch following Easter Monday.
Please reach out to Mr. Banks or Mr. McCollum if you have any questions or concerns.