GSCM COVID-19 Response
Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori is committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty/staff, families, and the greater community. As part of our Emergency Operation Plan, we have updated our Pandemic response protocols and implemented a four stage system that delineates various areas of response: campus access, education programming and classroom lessons, activities, field trips, faculty/staff, facility, communication.
In accordance with Governor DeWine’s order for Ohio schools, GSCM is currently in Stage 4 of our plan which calls for school closing and the implementation of remote teaching/learning for all grade levels. We will be in Stage 4 until at least April 13th. Our facility will also undergo a deep clean to prepare for the return of students.
GSCM is committed to ensuring continuation of the educational process through remote teaching and learning. Teachers will continue to work with parents and students to send lessons and materials for independent learning at home.
The main purpose of the governor’s declaration for the closing of schools is to encourage and promote social distancing. We are encouraging families to take this seriously and refrain from gathering together in groups or social settings. The best way for this pandemic to slow is to reduce exposure to the greatest extent possible. Although students will be at home for a lengthy period of time, it is not in anyone’s best interest to gather for playdates or meet others at playgrounds or shopping venues. Keeping connections to a minimum is the recommendation
We will update our website and Facebook page as directives change. We continue to hold our community, the nation, and our world in prayer during this difficult time. As a community of faith we trust in God’s providence and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Anne Marie Vega, Principal