If Choosing to Continue Distance/Virtual Instruction for Your Child for September – Communicate This to Us

July 10, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I pray you’re having a restful and safe summer. We are currently making plans for the
opening of our academy on September 9, 2020. At that time, Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Academy will be open to all students.

However, if you so wish, we are giving the option to those parents who would like to
continue with distance/virtual instruction at home to have their child remain at home and receive
instruction through live streaming as has been done in the past few months. Otherwise, we will
begin classes with 12-15 students in each class depending on classroom footage, 6 ft apart,
and we will be following all social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required to be worn by
students while in the school building and, therefore, should be sent in with your child daily. All
teachers, teacher aides, custodians, and staff members will also wear masks. We will have
hand sanitizers in each room, and disinfection of everything in the classroom and halls, etc.
every day and during the day will occur. According to CDC regulations, students will remain in
the same classroom all day to allow for the least amount of contact to others. Because we are
not permitted to gather them together, they will also have lunch in the.classrooms.

All those entering the building will be screened for fever every morning. Therefore, it is a
must that if your child does not feel well, they should remain at home. An isolation room for
parents to pick their child will be set up near the nurse’s office in the event your child becomes ill
during the day and must be removed from the classroom. All CDC precautions and
requirements will be adhered to at our academy. It is of the utmost importance to keep
everyone safe. Limited visitors will be in the building, and all visitors must follow the same
safety precautions such as coming with masks on while in the building.

If you choose to have your child remain at home for instruction, please send an email
informing me of this decision to ddibrino@olphca.org to let us know if your child will continue
with remote learning. If we do not hear from you, then I will count your child as being instructed
in our classrooms at school. This information allows me to judge accurately the number of
students we will be expecting to be home or in our building. More specific information will be
provided to you if the CDC adds additional requirements. May God bless you and watch over
you,

Mrs. Frances DeLuca
Principal