Catholic schools provide an environment in which we consistently model Gospel values and Church teachings and traditions in the image of Jesus Christ. All students experience an academically challenging curriculum that helps them to grow closer to God by learning about themselves and His world, while preparing them to succeed at every level. At St. Michael the Archangel Regional School (St. Michaels), our mission is to provide a rigorous and comprehensive academic program in the context of a living faith community.
In order to ensure the continued well-being of our employees and students, the following principles are the foundation that guide our planning:
Protect the health and safety of St. Michael's students, faculty, staff, and families.
Sustain the Catholic faith communities that distinguish our schools and drive their success.
Maximize student learning through best practices in classroom and, if necessary, remote learning instruction and assessment.
Maintain flexibility to respond to changing guidance from state, public health, and medical leaders in response to the progression of COVID-19 in our community.
In addition to these principles, our school is a Catholic community. As such, we are used to depending on one another. The school leadership is taking on many actions and activities to promote the safety of our community. In order for this plan to be effective, it is important that each parent, teacher, student, and member of the school community take seriously our responsibilities to one another. All individuals will be asked to take actions that protect their health and that protect the health of others. The plan will have the best opportunity for success when we all work together – when we all respond to Jesus’s commandment to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.