A Message from our Principal Mr. David Conroy, Jr.
As we approach the close of the school year, I wish to share with you an update regarding our plans for the 2021-2022 academic year.
I am pleased to announce that All Saints Catholic School will offer five days of in-person instruction per week for students in grades PK-8 beginning in the fall. We are confident that this change will produce academic gains for our students and, equally important, support their social and emotional growth. While we are mindful that it may be necessary to adjust our instructional plan in response to health concerns or trends that might occur in the year ahead, our traditional school schedule will serve as the baseline beginning in August.
At this time, it is difficult to determine the extent to which health mitigation strategies, such as the wearing of masks, will be necessary in the fall. State level mandates as well as guidance from our local health department and the diocese will as always inform our planning in this regard. Please know that I will continue to provide updates as changes occur and decisions are made for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Over the course of the past couple of months, the number of students participating in the 100% virtual model has been decreasing, particularly following the announcement of the increase to four days per week of in-person instruction for grades 3-8 beginning April 12. In acknowledgement of this diminishing demand and recognizing the complexity of offering concurrent instruction, we are anticipating that we will phase out the 100% virtual model at the end of this school year. Prior to making a final decision, we will be sending a survey to those families who have opted for their children to continue with virtual learning following the Easter holiday. Once we have reviewed the data and are in a position to finalize our decision, I will provide an update to the community at large.