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COVID-19 AND THE ESCUELA COMMUNITY
As we navigate this critical and evolving situation, Escuela de Guadalupe is prioritizing ways to strengthen and uplift nuestra familia. You are a part of our Escuela family. We know that our community is not unique in experiencing fear of the unknown, job security, stress, and more. When many of us are feeling anxiety and separation from our social interactions and daily routine, staying in touch is imperative.
We have a saying at our school that it takes a village to raise a child. Escuela is preparing to be that “virtual village” to continue serving each child just as we were, even if they are unable to learn with us in person. That village carried us through our past financial struggles and will carry us through this trying time. As a school, we continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers and we are very grateful for your place in our community. We will also be in touch regarding ways to worship from a distance and resources to daily mass. Below please find a brief update and ways we can stay connected.
HOW ESCUELA IS COPING
As you know, Governor Polis signed an executive order suspending in-person learning in all public and private Colorado schools through Friday, April 17. Per this order and at this time, all students, including those at Escuela de Guadalupe, will not return to campus until Monday, April 20. We will begin our first day of "distance learning" classes on Monday, March 30th.
Currently we are assessing the needs of our families through a parent survey regarding food security and access to computer devices/wifi in order to meet our students and families exactly where they are. On Friday, March 27th, families are able to pick up packets to do work from home as well as computer devices for those in need. We will keep you informed of what learning from home looks like for our Lobos and you can follow along on our Instagram and Facebook!
In the beginning of March, Escuela de Guadalupe celebrated Kindness Day on campus where our students practiced the art of being considerate, specifically in difficult circumstances. We are continuing this ethos of kindness by connecting our community to our students & families.
We want to extend our sincere gratitude to those of you who are flooding us with encouragement as well as those of you who are continuing to contribute to Escuela at this time, in any capacity. We know that giving is always a sacrifice, especially in this cultural moment. Thank you for standing with us and we are all in this together.