St. Joseph School’s enrichment day
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.
“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.
“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.