From the Office
We are up and running this week for many of our families as child care, and it’s going blessedly well! I know the teachers are enjoying this time to form strong relationships with the students. We hope your children are enjoying it, too! We miss those virtual faces, but hope to see you again soon over Zoom or Big Blue Button.
This Friday is the day that there should be a decision on Emergency Order #9. If Emergency Order #9 does NOT get overturned, IHM GRADES 3-8 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN-PERSON for child care for our students starting Sept. 8th. Grades K-2 is not included in the order, and will continue as previously planned. We will be operating as a Collaborative Learning Program, with our teachers as the highly-qualified child care professionals to assist in distance learning. Please trust us that our very qualified staff will do everything they can for your children under the requirements of the order. You can trust that we will continue our high academic standards. There are no extra child care fees above tuition for grade K-8 if we continue as a collaborative learning program.
If Emergency Order #9 does get overturned, we will start up as an in-person/virtual school on Tuesday, Sept. 8th according to the plans previously shared. Look for an email from us Friday or Saturday.
How about uniforms?
Grades ECE and 4K have no uniform requirements
Grades K-2: Uniforms are required starting Tuesday, Sept. 8th
Grades 3-8: If the order is overturned (when we are a school again!) Grades 3-8 will need to start wearing uniforms on Tuesday, Sept. 8th
If the order is not overturned and we are functioning as a child-care center, grades 3-8 do not need to wear uniforms.
is coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 16th! Capital School Pictures will be here that day from 8:00-8:30 for walk-ins for our virtual students, and will stay to take pictures of the rest of the children that day. They also invite virtual students to walk-in to their studio in Cottage Grove on Thursday, Sept. 17th from 8-5! You can order picture packets online at their store here: https://capitalschoolpictures.square.site/shop/2
. See the link below for more details!
Thank you for following the guidelines for dropping off and picking up students from our back playground! We have a lot of new families, so these first few weeks the line may be a little slow – please be patient! Student safety is our top priority!
A few notes from Pick-Up for K-8:
- If you are driving a car to pick up a K-8 student in the back of school, we ask that you please stay in your car in the line, rather than parking and walking over to collect your child. In order to support IHM in staying open, please do not congregate after school on school/church property. Thanks for your help with this!
- If you wish to walk to pick up your child (instead of driving) please come to the back of school near the basketball hoops, on the other side of the “peninsula” from where the kids line up. Get a teacher’s attention, and the teacher will collect your children for you. Then you can safely escort them across the car line.
Catholic Schools provide a firm foundation for the growth and development of your child. Pray for a year filled with faith and learning. Let us be a community of service to one another and to our world.
Callie Meiller, Principal