Remote Learning Extended Through Fall 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Thank you for your replies and participation in the re-opening survey. After reviewing the results of all surveys (both the faculty/staff and parent), NYS guidelines and CDC recommendations, and looking at current Covid-19 numbers across the country, out of an abundance of caution for health and safety, we have decided to begin the school year with remote education for the first quarter. During the first quarter, we will reassess the situation and the possibilities of hybrid classes moving forward.

From March through June, La Salle Academy did a commendable job of emergency remote education with almost no notice. As we move forward to begin the 2020-2021 school year, we are developing plans to improve upon the good work we did in the spring. Teachers will receive additional training and will conduct more live classes via Microsoft Teams and/or Google Meet. The administrative team is developing a class schedule that will fit our distance learning needs. Those details will be communicated to you when they are available.

We will offer virtual opportunities for extracurricular activities (clubs) and support services. The Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) has postponed the start of any possible fall season until late September. As more news from the CHSAA is made available to us, we will pass that along.

There will be the need for all students to come in for an orientation day during which books and tablets will be distributed, along with other pertinent information. This will be conducted with the appropriate guidelines (masks, social distancing, smaller groups, etc.). The schedule of those days and all details will be sent out to you at a later date but will not take place before September 8th.

Please reach out with any questions. We will continue to keep you updated throughout the summer as more details are available. Thank you for partnering with us on this journey.

Sincerely,

Kerry Conroy
Principal