St. Mary Catholic Community School started in-person and remote learning on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The students and staff members were very happy to see one another after a five month hiatus which began on March 13, 2020. “There were lots of smiles under those masks,” said principal, Tom Ruiz. Approximately 75% of St. Mary’s students are attending in-person while the remainder are learning from home. A Re-Entry Team was formed in the spring and they worked tirelessly all summer to be in a position to open the school in the safest manner possible. When asked how the first day went, St. Mary’s parent, Mr. Ernie Vega, had this to say, “I asked my daughter to elaborate on the changes and in explaining the temperature checking, hand sanitizing, mask wearing, and other procedures, she said she felt SAFE. That meant the world to us.”
Due to social distancing requirements, many of St. Mary’s classes are full, however there are some spots available at some grade levels. The school offers in-person learning five days per week and remote learning is also an option for those who are unable to attend in-person or simply prefer to learn from home. Those who are interested in learning more should visit stmarycp.org/school or call the school office at 663-0676.