Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

PK3 through 8th Grade

Jaguar news

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Archbishop Wenski and Dr. Kim Pryzbylski just released an important communication. We encourage you to take a moment to read the announcement.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Dear Parents,

I hope this writing finds you well. Thank you to all who returned the survey of school options; it helps tremendously in our planning process.

Our school office opens next week from 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. We ask that you call or email us with any questions or concerns. We are limiting face to face interactions; and ask that you do not “just drop by”. There is a large mailbox that has been installed outside the main office in the breezeway. If you need to drop off correspondence, you may do so there. This mailbox will be checked daily.

Today, Archbishop Wenski released an official statement to school principals regarding the commencement of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. As previously announced, the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools will begin the 2020-2021 school year on August 19th. Due to the high positivity rate of COVID-19 in our communities, we will begin the year with virtual classes for grades K-8 at least until September 18, 2020, at which time the situation will be reassessed.

During the week of August 3rd, you will receive comprehensive and detailed Reopening Plans and Procedures. These plans will address all aspects of our return to school (virtually and on campus).

We have been working throughout the summer to provide an academic environment, a physical environment, and a virtual environment that is safe and will challenge your child spiritually, academically, socially and physically.

Thank you for choosing a Catholic education for your child.

God is good,

Thomas E. Halfaker
Principal

Friday, May 8, 2020

We are pleased to announce that PREK-3 and PREK-4 students will be attending school in-person, Monday through Friday beginning August 19, 2020. The school day will be a full day beginning at 7:45 A.M. and ending at 2:45 P.M. Classes may be divided into smaller groups and utilize separate rooms to allow for distancing when necessary.

Many working families with PK children have voiced their desire to have their children attend school physically due to work obligations. We are thankful to be able to provide our Pre-K school families this opportunity as it enables our youngest learners to enjoy their own, isolated classrooms and best positions them for uninterrupted learning in the event of intermittent closures.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School will distribute a comprehensive description of our Reopening Plans and Procedures during the week of August 3rd. Please be sure to watch your email and our social media accounts.

Friday, July 24, 2020

If you haven’t visited the Reopening Q & A page on the website, we encourage you to do so. It could answer some questions you may have. The Q & A page will be updated regularly.

The answers to these questions are based on the current guidance from the Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools as well as the CDC. These answers may be subject to change to reflect the advice and orders from the CDC, Florida Department of Health, local Department of Health and the Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools.

Face Coverings

Friday, July 31, 2020

Jaguars, keep practicing wearing your favorite masks. We have enjoyed the pictures that some Jaguars have shared. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is committed as always to the health and safety of our students and staff.

In preparation for a possible return, it is important that our Jaguars feel comfortable with wearing masks. Some tips that may make it easier:

  • Practice wearing masks at home now.
  • Please don’t wait until the day before school starts.
  • Have them wear it for half an hour at a time.
  • Make them part of the process. Have them pick out a fun-looking mask.

It is our hope that these small steps will allow the students to have as smooth a transition as possible when school reopens.

Take a moment to review the CDC’s Face Coverings Do’s and Don’ts:

Friday, July 10, 2020

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Please remember to take time to enjoy the outdoors with your families while staying safe. While it is a time to disconnect from technology, we encourage you to check your emails for important updates throughout the summer, follow our social media and periodically visit our News Section of our website to stay informed as to what we are doing to be ready for August.

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