Dear Parents and Students,
We hope that you were able to take some time for rest and relaxation as we celebrate the birth of our Lord this Christmas season. Winter gives us some dark months, particularly in 2020, and experiencing the light of Christ brings us hope and joy in times of darkness.
We want Mount Saint Joseph to be a light for you during this time. We realize that many of you benefit from coming to campus and learning face to face with teachers and fellow students. We also realize that others may not be able to be physically present due to their individual situations. We want to be a light for all of you, and we will continue to make adjustments to our academic model to maximize the benefits for everyone while being responsible and doing our best to minimize risk.
We plan to begin the hybrid model on Monday, January 11, returning to the 8-period schedule and rotating the class schedule day each week. Please refer to the updated January Calendar and Class Schedule for all of the details. Athletic activities are still on hold, however, other extracurricular activities will be allowed on campus in controlled numbers. Foodservice will not be available in the Cafeteria, so students must bring their lunches.
As we have done throughout this pandemic, we ask for your resilience and your flexibility. For our implementation of the hybrid model to be successful, we need all students and families to be resilient in following all the safety precautions for COVID-19. This includes wearing a mask, frequently washing hands, and remaining physically distant from each other, both on and off campus. We know that circumstances could change and we may have to return to our 100% distance learning model. Your ability to adapt and stay flexible is crucial for success in the classroom.
Please continue to stay positive, looking out for each other, and being a light in the darkness.
Mr. Francisco M. Espinosa, Jr.
Mr. George E. Andrews, Jr.