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SPS & DOY: Return to School Plans



Dear Parents, 

Thank you for your patience this month as we have been working to create our fall reopening plans. Last month, a committee was formed of parents and teachers representing each of our buildings from preschool-8th grade. The committee reviewed guidance documents from the Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio's Reset and Restart Education, the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools guidelines, along with recommendations from the Stark County Health Department. With input from the committee members, a specific plan for St. Paul School was created and approved by our superintendent. Listed below are hyperlinks to the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools Return to School Planning Guide and Summary, our St. Paul School Reopening Guidelines, and a link to a Fall 2020 Return to School survey. Please review each document before taking the survey, where you will be asked for your intentions for the Fall of 2020. 


Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools - Return to School Planning Guide

Diocese of Youngstown Office of Catholic Schools - Summary of Return to School Plan 

St. Paul School 2020 Reopening Guidelines

St. Paul School Fall 2020 Return to School Survey


2020-2021 Calendar Revisions:

Our school start date has been pushed back by a week to allow for additional Professional Development and training for our teachers and staff to support the many changes related to COVID-19. Our first two days of school will be staggered start days based on last name. Once approved by our superintendent, a final copy of the 2020-2021 REVISED School Calendar will be sent out. For now, these adjusted start dates have been approved.

Monday, August 24: Staggered Start, Full Day, Last Names A-L, Grades K-8

Tuesday, August 25: Staggered Start, Full Day, Last Names M-Z, Grades K-8

Wednesday, August 26: ALL Students, Full Day, Grades K-8 

Tuesday, September 8: First Day of Preschool

Kindergarten Screening

Screening appointments remain scheduled for August 18-19. Kindergarten families should have received their screening appointment along with their Kindergarten packet in the mail earlier this month. Please contact the school office if you have not received your screening information or Kindergarten packet.


CANCELLATION of Back to School Events

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions relating to large group gatherings, we have decided to cancel our New Family Ice Cream Social scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 and our Spartan Spirit/Back to School Night scheduled for Wednesday, August 12. We sincerely apologize for the cancellation as we know many of our families look forward to these events every year.

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