Dear St Monica School Parents,
Archbishop Robert Carlson has just announced that all schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis will close beginning Wednesday, March 18th.
Archbishop Carlson made this decision in cooperation with local and state government and health officials. Archbishop Carlson says the health and safety of the people of the archdiocese is a priority and sees this decision as the best path forward to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our area.
We understand there are challenges ahead for our school community following this decision. Below are some resources that can help you manage those challenges:
- For e-learning needs at our school, we will be in communication on all e-learning or home schooling programs.
- For our families that depend on our schools for food, assistance can be found through St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis, (314) 881-6000 and Catholic Charities of St. Louis (314) 367-5500.
- All extracurricular activities our school arepostponed/canceled including athletics.
We continue to work with the Archdiocese of St. Louis and state and local health officials to ensure the safety of our school population. We are in this together and remind you that your roleas parents is the most critical component in the strategy of preventing the spread of this illness.
- If a family member is symptomatic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, please contact St Louis County Health Hotline. Officials operating the hotline will give you information on testing and the need to self-quarantine.
- If you or a close relative plans to travel, you are advised to check the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) link for travel guidelines and the latest updates on areas with confirmed cases of COVID-19. If you are traveling to an area where the virus is present or are unsure whether or not it is present at your travel destination, please contact the St. Louis County Department of Health Hotline at (314) 615-2660 for further instruction.
- Be aware of how COVID-19 spreads and what you can do to prevent it. That information is similar to the procedures we use in preventing influenza and can be found here.
- State and health officials have banned gatherings of 50 or more people.
Prayer is of the upmost importance. Please continue to pray the prayer given to us by the USCCB. You can find the prayer posted at archstl.org/coronavirus.
If you have any questions, please contact me or the school office.
St. Monica School is the unique setting within which we, as a community, learn: to worship God, to esteem and love ourselves and our fellow man, to find joy in learning, to appreciate and create beauty, and to be morally responsible for our actions.
St. Monica Catholic School
We Dedicate Ourselves to Being
because we integrate Religion with the rest of learning and living.
because we use teaching and learning techniques which incorporate Christian insights into all phases of education.
Oriented to Christian Service
because we exist to work together with you, the parents, the primary educators of your children. Together we will help our students acquire the skills, virtues, and habits of heart and mind required for effective service to others and develop in them an awareness of the need for social justice.