In following the guidance from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California Department of Education, and public health officials, St. Gertrude the Great School seeks to lower the risk of viral contagion from COVID-19 while promoting the development of our students academically, emotionally, socially, and, most importantly, spiritually. We recognize that we cannot make that risk zero, but shall make every effort to pursue prudent measures on campus to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. We are eager to partner with our families in order to ensure that we can safely pursue on-campus instruction.
The Department of Catholic Schools has issued guidelines outlining ways to modify our school environment and procedures to meet the directives set forth by state and local officials. We are currently working to make the necessary adjustments at our school by following the guidelines, so we are able to safely pursue on-campus instruction. We are currently applying for the waiver to open for in-person instruction, staggered attendance/hybrid model.
We believe the benefits of in-person school support the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and academic development of our students. We also understand the situation can change daily and will continue to monitor and make necessary adjustments for the safety and well-being of all students and our families. Please know that students and families who do not wish to return to in-person instruction at this time will still be able to participate in remote/distance learning.