After consultation with and recommendation from local health officials, our local public school leaders, and the Diocese of Lafayette, and after careful consideration we are suspending in-person classes and school activities (including sports and practices) at all of the LCSS schools, PreK -12th grade, beginning today at 5:30 p.m. The suspended period will extend through April 3rd. We will be releasing a modified E-Learning schedule this weekend. This modified schedule will take into consideration all the complexities of delivering an extended E-Learning experience that is reasonable under the circumstances, along with advice on how to structure your child’s day. The following is a high-level outline of the modified E-Learning schedule (more details to follow):
- March 16th through March 18th – Administrator and Teacher Prep – No E-Learning for Students
- March 19th through March 20th – E-Learning – Additional Details to follow
- March 23rd to March 27th – Spring Break
- March 30th through April 3rd – Modified E-Learning – Additional Details to follow
- April 2nd – We will be announcing by this date whether we are resuming in-person instruction or continuing E-Learning based upon circumstances.
We understand that this decision will cause a hardship on the community and your family and did not make this decision lightly. We are all blessed to be part of such a wonderful faith community and are confident that our parents, students, parishioners and community members will rise to the occasion. We ask that all of our students and families support those around you who are in need of help at this time.
We need to ensure that we are all doing our part to slow the spread of this virus so our health care professionals are able to handle this in an effective way. If you know of families who are unable to alone manage the burden this has caused, please offer help. Additionally, if you are in need of help and support, please reach out to us – we are dedicated to help support our community during this time of need and will do our best to help connect you to supportive resources.
Finally, we know that this can be stressful and cause anxiety for you and your children. We hope to be able to provide you with support, guidance, and clarity to help limit this as much as possible. It will be important for us all to build a routine for our families and students. Included in this routine we should all be mindful of prayer and use this as an opportunity to keep our eyes toward God. Please join me in prayer as Pope Francis has called upon us to do:
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves and the health of the sick to you. At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us, He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
You will all be in my prayers.
We will be releasing more specific details soon. Thank you for your support, patience, and prayers.