The Montgomery County Board of Health closed K-12 classrooms for in-person instruction, beginning Monday, November 23. It was a two-week order that runs through this Friday, December 4. Good Shepherd Catholic students in kindergarten and grades one to eight have been attending classes virtually during regular school-day hours (two days last week and four days this week, surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday). GSC's faculty have been teaching from their classrooms in the GSC building. GSC's preschool classrooms have remained open for students during this recent closure.
Principal Sister Helen Thomas sent this email to parents on Wednesday afternoon, December 2:
I am happy to tell you that GSC will return to "in person" instruction on Monday, December 7th.
If for some reason your child needs to remain virtual, please let the homeroom teacher know. I want to thank the teachers for ALL they have done this week to continue educating all of our children. I am sure it was not easy teaching in an empty classroom. However, it was good to see the children's smiling faces.
Please continue to be vigilant in the DAILY screening your child/children. We need to work together to keep everyone safe and healthy. We are all happy about returning to school. However, we must continue all of our precautions and practices of social distancing. If we are going to remain open, we need to strictly follow the CDC guidelines.
May Jesus, our Good Shepherd, continue to protect us.