GRACE School System Announces Fall 2020 Opening Plans

Posted on 7-30-2020

The Green Bay Area Catholic Education (G.R.A.C.E.) School System is planning for a return to school this fall with the first day of school on August 26, 2020.

“We belong together, as a family and as a Church. Our Bishop, David L. Ricken, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine also are encouraging schools to reopen with in-person instruction,” said GRACE President, Kimberly A. Desotell.

“We are deeply engaged in planning on a daily basis. Our efforts are focused on:
Planning for a safe return in-school for our face-to-face model of learning, Planning a virtual learning option for families that feel more comfortable with students learning from home, and Planning a Continuous Learning model in the event another “Safer at Home” order is issued.”

Here are some details related to next steps and the planning timeline:

Friday, July 31, 2020: Details regarding the virtual learning option will be posted on our reopening webpage
Week of August 3, 2020: Families will be sent a survey asking their preference for in-school or virtual instruction
Ongoing: Planning, consultation and guidance for our planning teams and medical experts related to reopening 

Additional highlights include:

GRACE has initiated a formal relationship with Prevea Health, and we now have a health nurse on call for all GRACE schools.

All GRACE schools will conduct a nurse walk-through in August to assess safety, review sick room, discuss protocols and build relationships with the Prevea Team.

The Brown County Health Department released a draft of the “Decision Tree” for COVID-19 symptoms on July 22. Our leadership team, along with our schools’ front office staff, our Prevea health nurse and the Brown County Health Department, will be addressing this draft together and will learn how to best utilize this resource. To see a draft of the “Decision Tree,” please click HERE.

For Further Information, Please Visit the GRACE Website: