COVID-19 UPDATES (AS OF 04.09.2020)
UPDATES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:
Linked below is a draft of Saint Pats Return to Learn Plan in both English and Spanish that will also be on our website. Please know this is DRAFT form and will be updated as conditions change specifically in Perry, Dallas County, and the State of Iowa. Our plan has been submitted in it is current state and accepted by the state of Iowa.
Please direct all questions and concerns to either Ms. Roethler or Father Luis. We will do our best to provide you with the necessary resource or best answer we have currently.
PARENT RETURN TO LEARN ENGLISH DRAFT
PARENT RETURN TO LEARN SPANISH DRAFT
DIOCESAN LETTER ENGLISH
DIOCESAN LETTER SPANISH
SAINT PATS LETTER ENGLISH
SAINT PATS LETTER SPANISH
Food Service Update:
Thanks to the generous donations of various businesses in Perry, we now have options for families to get meals at home beyond the grab and go lunches. The letters below detail this for families.
English Food Service Update
Spanish Food Service Update
Closure update (new date: April 30th)
Required Distance Learning Updates:
The following letters provide an update to parents and the community on our move to required learning. Documents are available in English and Spanish. Letters from the Diocesan Schools Office are also provided below.
Questions or concerns on the learning can be directed to Ms. Roethler.
Saint Pat's English Letter
Saint Pat's Spanish Letter
Diocese Letter (English)
Diocese Letter (Spanish)
Saint Patrick School and Gingerbread Preschool will continue to be closed until April 30th. All guidelines from our previous closure will be in place. Students will continue to utilize the learning opportunities set forth by their teachers.
This is in recommendation with the guidelines set by Governor Reynolds.
A Letter of Thanks:
Father Luis and I want to take a moment to share how thankful we are right now for our church and school community. The responses we have gotten over our closures due to COVID-19 have been amazing and unimaginable.
To those who we missed in these letters, please know that you are still on our blessing list each day and a vital part of being able to continue moving forward together.
We will be stronger at the end of this all.
So again, thank you!
School Update Letter (posted 3.27.2020)
Updates regarding distance learning, food services, and the first-round CTO deadline.
Due to the existing concerns surrounding the novel COVID-19 virus, Saint Patrick School will be closing it's doors for a period of 4 weeks. This is in an effort to follow the process of social distancing and quarantine for those who may be carriers.
The school will be open on SATURDAY, MARCH 21 from 8-10 AM for families to come in an pick up any and all materials their students may need for learning at home. We will have a limited number of devices that can also be checked out from the school office on a per-family basis.
The following are links to letters sent out on Bloomz and they are also accessible on Facebook.
SAINT PATRICK LETTER
DIOCESE OF DES MOINES LETTER
SAINT PATRICK LETTER
DIOCESE OF DES MOINES LETTER
As we have more information to share it will be posted here!
In order to help us prepare for those families potentially checking out devices on Monday morning, we are asking families to complete the form below. If you sign-up for a device, but change your mind, please contact Ms. Roethler.
Technology Check-out Form
Saint Patrick School will be offering "grab and go" lunches during our closure. Details on how this will work are posted in the letters linked below:
Distance Learning Communication sent on 3.19.2020
Good morning all!
I know that there have been many questions regarding how your child will be able to learn for the next 4 weeks. Please know that we are not ignoring these questions and that teachers are working hard on plans right now to get to you staring on Monday, March 23.
The attached letters from the school and Diocese detail what the next few weeks will look like.
St. Patrick Letter (English)
St. Patrick Letter (Spanish)
Teacher Office Hours (English)
Teacher Office Hours (Spanish)
If you are not planning on checking out a device from the school or have one at home and will need paper copies of things, please reach out to Ms. Roethler by Sunday night.
As always prayers at this time are welcome for our teachers, your children, and the nation while we continue moving into uncharted territory.
NEW PARENT PICK-UP TIME:
Here is the most recent communication sent out to families:
Good evening all!
We have changed the date for parents to pick up their child(ren)'s materials from the school and check-out a technology device if it is needed. The new date is SATURDAY, MARCH 21st from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
The letters attached provide more details at this time for families. It is very important that all families send at least one adult to pick up materials for students.
After 10:00 on Saturday, the school doors will be locked to all non-essential individuals until further notice.