Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School

PK3 through 8th Grade

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Friday, July 10, 2020

At Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School, we are committed as always to the health and safety of our students and staff. It is our hope to have a safe return to campus of all staff and students in August while abiding by CDC, County and Archdiocese of Miami guidelines.

In preparation for a possible return, it is important for our students to become 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.

Review the CDC’s Face Coverings Do’s and Don’ts:

Friday, July 10, 2020

“I am the Bread of Life” - John 6:35

Tomorrow, Saturday July 11, 2020, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School’s First Holy Communion Mass celebration will take place for our 2019-2020 2nd grade students, and OLOL students from other grades, who have received sacramental preparation this school year at 2:00 P.M. in the main church.

We invite you to join us for this wonderful event via Live Stream at www.ololourdes.org.

Congratulations to our students on their First Holy Communion.

Reopening Plan

Friday, July 10, 2020

We hope that you are enjoying your summer and staying safe. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your support as we brought the 2019-2020 school year to a close. Together we made it possible.

The Archdiocese of Miami Department of Schools continues to evaluate guidance from the Florida Department of Education. As we continue to receive further directives from the ADOM Department of Schools, we will keep you informed of any additional information or changes via email and on our website.

The 2020-2021 school reopening plan released on June 9, 2020 remains the same.

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School is prepared to carry out one of the three scenarios detailed below.

Scenario 1:

On August 19, 2020, OLOL returns to a regular school schedule.

This scenario is what we would hope for, but given the current predictions seems highly unlikely.

  • The regular school day will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with after school care available until 6:00 p.m. and after school sports/activities occurring as in previous school years.
  • An individual iPad, managed by OLOL, will be available to each student (PK3-8th Grade).

Scenario 2:

On August 19, 2020, OLOL follows a virtual learning model until we are allowed to have students in the building.

This scenario is NOT what we hope for, but a possibility we must be ready for.

  • Each student will be assigned to a homeroom teacher. Other staff members may be available to support students and teachers.
  • Each student will be supplied with books and digital access to several online learning platforms that will assess students and prescribe work to assist their progress. These programs will be closely monitored by the student’s teachers, who will work with each student’s individual needs in order to meet grade level standards.
  • An individual iPad, managed by OLOL, will be available to each student (PK3-8th Grade).
  • Each grade level will be given a schedule to follow on regular school days, where students will login daily for attendance and will submit school work to be graded by the teachers.
  • Virtual schedules will be created to ensure our students receive grade level instruction and meet all grade level standards.

Scenario 3:

On August 19, 2020, all staff and registered students will return to school 5 days per week, following social distancing, proper sanitation and safety measures set forth by the CDC, the Archdiocese of Miami and the Florida Department of Health.

This scenario seems viable for all OLOL students who are currently registered for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Students will be assigned to one classroom and one “homeroom teacher.”
  • Students will be grouped in pods. These pods will remain together in their assigned classroom with the same group of students each day. Any classes that can occur outside throughout our beautiful campus will be scheduled.
  • Teachers will move to visit each classroom, as necessary for in-person instruction.
  • Virtual instruction may occur in conjunction with in-person instruction in the classroom while an adult staff member stays with the pod to assist each student.
  • All students will receive in-person instruction and virtual instruction.
  • Each student will be supplied with books and digital access to several online learning platforms that will assess students and prescribe work to assist their progress. These programs will be monitored by the student’s teachers, who will work with each student’s individual needs in order to meet grade level standards.
  • An individual iPad, managed by OLOL, will be available to each student (PK3-8th Grade).
  • Devices will NOT be shared.
  • Cafeteria service will not be offered. Students will bring lunch from home to eat in the classrooms or outdoors.
  • An outside catering company may offer our staff and students a boxed lunch option to be delivered to school on a daily basis. More details will be shared upon our return.
  • If possible, after school care and after school sports/activities will be provided under the recommended guidelines at that time.

Regardless of which scenario we follow, we are committed to providing our students with the highest level of education. We thank you for your support and understanding as we plan for a safe return to school for our students and staff.

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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Thursday, May 21, 2020