Smart Start

Planning for a Smart and Safe Return this Fall

Catholic schools will return this fall to support our communities with on-campus and distance learning through a continued experience of excellence in faith, academics, community and safety.

Since 1851, Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been part of the cultural, social, and educational fabric of Southern California. During that time, our school ministry has encountered many challenges and overcame them with deep faith and conviction in our Gospel values. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has been the most disruptive event we have faced as a global society in modern times. For our schools, it represents an existential threat to the sustainability of our mission, particularly for the poor who have suffered most from the impact of the virus. Yet, over these past several months, we have collectively demonstrated who we are during this moment of great crisis. Through our resiliency and commitment to our students and their families, we have shown the very best of ourselves and our ministry. As we prepare to welcome our families back to campus, we will need to use that same resiliency to ensure our school environments maintain a high standard of health and safety for students and staff. This document (Guidance from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for On-Campus Instruction for the 2020-2021 School Year) represents the work of many in our archdiocese and colleagues from around the country. It is rooted in our Catholic tradition of education and represents our unique approach to student formation. We remain in a fluid and dynamic situation, so we must be flexible as public health circumstances change. Thank you for your faith, love, and labor through this extraordinary time. The Department of Catholic Schools is committed to journeying with you into this new school year.

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CPHD Guidance for Schools 





Preparing to Reopen Our Schools

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Very proud to see all the effort that our schools are putting into being prepared for the new school year. In addition to safety preparation, our school leaders are also keeping our communities updated about their progress, like Principal Rodarte at St. Raymond in Downey. ⠀ God Bless our Catholic Schools! ⠀ #CatholicSchools #LACatholics #OpenSchoolsSafeSpaces #Downey ⠀ #Repost @straymondschool with @make_repost ・・・ Parents, please see the video above for additional information regarding in-person & distance learning for the coming school year! We hope this provides you with reassurance & clarity! We ask you take time in making decisions regarding your child & which option you prefer for the coming year. ???? Things are changing daily! Details regarding “in-person” preparations & “distance learning expectations will be sent out through the summer!

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