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St. Joseph School’s enrichment day

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry St. Joseph Catholic School teacher Amanda Bulicz delivers student materials to a vehicle in the school parking lot. The school is moving forward with continuity of education planning.

In the name of continuity of education, St. Joseph Catholic School families picked up materials from students’ desks on Friday.

School officials set up a drive-up school resources pick-up.

Workbooks, papers, and other resources were bagged and hand-delivered by personnel wearing gloves. No text books left the building. “We are sending home all of their consumables,” Principal Nancy Warner said. “Now that we know we’re in an extended time period (without school) we want to send home what they were working on.”

The school had provided enrichment and review materials to the students. Friday’s event was a step toward moving forward.

Starting next week, teachers will begin delivering instruction and assignments.

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry St. Joseph Catholic School teacher Kalee Curtis delivers student materials to a vehicle in the school parking lot. The school is moving forward with continuity of education planning.

“It depends on the teacher’s comfort level” exactly how those will be delivered, Warner said.

Some will use technology – cloud-based meetings or emails – others will use the U.S. Mail.

“We will be assessing a couple of items a week on a pass/fail basis,” she said.

For the event, those handling materials to be given to students — from desk to vehicle — were required to wear gloves. Masks were optional. The six-foot social distancing was also maintained.

School officials made sure the drive-up event was allowable under Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order.

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry St. Joseph Catholic School teachers Kalee Curtis (left) and Amanda Bulicz deliver student materials to a vehicle in the school parking lot. The school is moving forward with continuity of education planning.

“We did check with local authorities and the governor’s checklist,” Warner said. “This was an approved essential activity.”

The school will be closed to teachers, except by express permission, until further notice.

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