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Plan for 2020-21 School year
Plan for 2020-21 School year

Updated August 6, 2020

Updated August 13, 2020 - OLGC Preschool still has some available spaces.

Prospective Families - Thank you for your interest in joining our community at Our Lady of Good Counsel School for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. As these are unprecedented times, we have had vast interest from families from within our parish community and beyond.

We wish we could make room for everyone to benefit from the education offered at OLGC School, but unfortunately that is not the case.

We have offered all open spots currently available at this time. We are managing an extensive waitlist and will notify prospective families should space open up. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year, so please check back in November when we will be accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.

2020-21 eLearning Plan

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July 2nd - SUMMARY OF FALL 2020 PLAN

The Fall 2020 Plan for Our Lady of Good Counsel School involves providing 5-day in-person instruction to our students who feel comfortable returning to campus in the upcoming school year. Students in K - 8 may arrive on campus beginning at 7:45 am and must be picked up at 3:00 pm each day. No after school care will be available as we cannot intermingle our students. We have been very creative, utilizing every possible space in our building, to set up desks and create new classroom spaces that allow for 6-foot distancing between desks and the teachers. Our goal is to have opportunities for our students to receive as much in-person instruction as possible, given space and staff constraints. We will continue to do the very best we can to provide a warm, welcoming, safe, and nurturing environment for all of our students, families, and staff.

We will follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and other officials and will make contingency plans as needed along the way. eLearning may be necessary at various times of the year, so we will have plans ready before the year begins. We want to be as prepared as possible for all of our needs.

GRADES K – 8: The K - 8 students will not rotate during the day, but the teachers will move from class to class with specialists and other instructional assistants serving as monitors. In this model, we range from 9 - 18 students in most classroom spaces. We will use larger areas such as the library, art room, music room, etc. for classes as needed.

The children will be eating lunch in their classrooms each day. Allergens will be considered, and more information will be provided later. Our plan includes an increase in lunchtime to 45 minutes to allow sufficient time for washing and cleaning that will be necessary, and for a brain break for the children to socialize and chat in the classroom. We will extend recess to 45 minutes to allow more time outdoors and a change of scenery from the same classroom all day.

When traveling in common areas, the children will wear masks, and teachers will wear masks when in common areas and when they are not able to sustain the 6-foot distancing rule. Students may remove masks when indoors while maintaining the 6-foot distancing rule. Students will not be required to wear masks in the classroom, but they are required when they travel in the hallways, when going to the restroom, on their way to outside, on their way to the gym once a week, and when arriving and departing. Students will not intermix with other students throughout the day except for recess times as necessary.

PRESCHOOL: Preschool will be coming for half days, from 8 am - 12 pm each day, with a staggering drop-off beginning at 7:45 am. The standard half day tuition charge will be in effect to help cover the increased costs in staffing, cleaning, and other modifications that are necessary. We will not provide lunch, but a daily snack will be provided, and no extended care will be available. We are concerned about the Wee Wildcats maintaining social distancing while protecting their social-emotional learning, and the shorter day allows us to feel confident that we can accomplish that goal. Unfortunately, they will not be able to come over to the big school this year.