Dear Families and Friends of our Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools:
Last year, we demonstrated how we were Safer and Stronger by working Together. All schools provided evidence for little to no spread throughout their communities. When tracing COVID cases, almost all of them originated outside our school campuses. All schools sustained in-person learning, most without a single shift on the learning continuum. Additional successes are apparent through our summer camp programs operating for two consecutive summers without a single COVID case. It truly was a team effort.
This year, working together as parents, school leaders, teachers, and students, we will continue to prioritize the safety of our school communities. The consistent validation we have received from school data and education and health professionals reinforces that our guidelines and protocols, outlined in the following pages, are appropriate and correct for the mission and needs of our schools. The protocols prioritize safety while supporting our goal to provide as normal a learning environment as possible.
As we move through the school year, we will continue to monitor the pandemic and use objective data to make decisions that support a safe and conducive learning environment for those we serve. The pandemic continues to affect populations throughout our community and beyond. We must remember that our decisions individually and collectively should focus on fulfilling our mission. Meeting our students' holistic learning needs, so that they may answer their calling to be intentional disciples of Christ, is our responsibility. We appreciate your trust and partnership this past year and look forward to walking Faithfully Forward with you in 2021-2022. May God bless you and your family.
Dr. Gregory Monroe
Superintendent of Catholic Schools - Diocese of Charlotte