Covid-19 Closure Week 2

March 23, 2020

Dear HFCS Community,

“It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

We’re back online after a beautiful weekend! I hope you had a chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. I’ve really enjoyed seeing your fun posts on FaceBook; the Hawks are meeting the COVID-19 crisis with grace, dignity, and joy. I’m so proud of you!

A couple of notes for today:

  • We are starting to take “attendance” in our virtual classrooms. There are a couple of reasons for doing this, but one very important one is to ensure that we are keeping appropriate school records during this time. We want to be sure that each report card reflects the fact that our students kept learning throughout the COVID-19 closure. All we need for attendance is contact from the student (or the parent) during the day so we know that you’re keeping in touch with the teachers. Don’t panic if you can’t check in during traditional school hours; we will be flexible with this process. If you’re concerned, please make sure you reach out to your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and/or me.

  • The office will be open tomorrow form 8 am to 8 pm. We are still honoring social distancing norms to keep us all healthy; however, we know that there are people who will need to come to the school. Many teachers are leaving packets of work in tubs outside their classrooms–and you are also welcome to submit completed work in those tubs. Please work with your individual teacher about the drop off/turn in protocol for your child(ren)’s grade(s).

  • You are in my prayers daily. Please reach out to me (and or your child(ren)’s teacher(s) if there is any way we can be helpful. We are all in this together and are trying our best to be a support to one another. Please, please, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to hear from you!

Thank you for all your support and prayers. We will get through this together, HFCS!

“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out of fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this is complete faith and confidence.” – Pope St. John Paul II

Many blessings and STAY WELL!

Bridgit Arkoosh, Principal