ST. ROSE SCHOOL OPENING HAS MOVED TO MONDAY AUGUST 17
See letter below from Mrs. Schroeder, principal, for more details
LETTER FROM MRS. SCHROEDER – SCHOOL OPENING DATE CHANGE
St. Rose of Lima School, as a ministry of the parish, serves the families of Franklin and surrounding areas by integrating Catholic faith with a comprehensive educational program for students in Preschool through Grade 8. With Christ as our model, our dedicated professionals partner with parents to create a safe, nurturing, value-centered learning environment that ensures academic excellence. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to reach their full potential.
In keeping with our mission of creating a safe environment that ensures academic excellence, I have been given the task to make decisions that are best for all of our students. I take this very much to heart and never make these decisions alone, but with the guidance of Fr. Steve, the Archdiocese, the staff, and most of all, some parents who represent all levels of our school. One decision that had to be made was whether we could stay the course to open on Wednesday, Aug. 5, or to push back our start date. I, along with the staff, have been very excited to continue with our plan to have our students back in school, but sometimes roadblocks are put in our way. With the sudden resignation of another teacher, I am now looking to hire another staff member.. I feel it is only right that this person be able to hire in and have a few days to get acquainted with the school and our policies. It is also important that the new staff be familiar with our Distance Learning Plan, so that the students will benefit and continue to grow academically if this plan is put into place.
Along with delivering a strong academic foundation, it is of utmost importance that we keep our students, staff and families healthy. With a rise in positive Coronavirus numbers in Indiana, we are adhering to the safety measures provided by the Department of Health. To ensure that this remains possible we must have a custodian in place for the start of the school year. This person needs to be trained on the proper way to clean and maintain all areas of our building as well as follow all updates as they are presented to the schools. Thankfully, I have a person that I will be meeting with this week that is excited to become a part of our team and will be available to work full-time.
While the staff is eager and ready for us to all be back together again, it has been decided that St. Rose will push back our start date to be in line with Franklin Community Schools. We will begin school on Monday, August 17th. Bus transportation will begin that day, along with before and after care at school. We will be following the Re-Entry Plan as it has been sent out to you, unless changes are required. If there are changes, you will get an updated version of the plan.
It is with JOY and HOPE that we are ready to start our year, but we also know that key words also need to be SAFE and SECURE and that is what we will have when our doors open on Aug. 17th. We will be opening our doors to in-person and virtual learning when we return.
God bless all of you, and thank you for your patience, understanding, and prayers through this unprecedented, challenging time.
With much love,
Mrs. Schroeder and the St. Rose staff
Mrs. Shawna Schroeder, Principal
I am happy to say that we will be celebrating 1st Eucharist and resuming our regular weekend schedule on May 30 and 31. It seems like an eternity since we last gathered for mass. It will be great to see you and to share together in prayer. We need to recognize that not everyone will be able to come. We will need to continue to reach out remotely to one another in the months ahead. I am very proud and inspired by the loving way that everyone has cared for one another over the past 3 months. It is a great witness to your faith. Let’s continue to give a loving witness as we continue our journey through this pandemic.
I will continue to stream a mass and make it available on our YouTube channel.
Please CLICK to read a document that contains important guidelines about attending Mass.