Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Dear Eagle Parents,
The announcement that online learning will continue through April 19th shook us up a bit. We all find ourselves troubled in this time of uncertainty. I am, however, certain of several things. I am certain that our Catholic school is linked to our Catholic parish and our Catholic parish is linked to our universal Catholic church and our Catholic church is founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ (the rock of St. Peter.) Our faith is a hopeful faith. As a people, Catholic Christians have endured many trials and tribulations, and we will endure this virus. We pray for those affected. We find new and creative ways to stay connected as a community. I am proud that our Catholic school leaders made a contemplative, responsible and reasonable decision in the face of pressure to follow suit.
Plans are already in place for distance learning for our students and that will continue through the new April 19th date. Look for more information next week regarding what to expect for the week of April 6th-8th, Holy Week. We will still observe the week of April 13-17th as our Easter break.
Our teachers are making instructional videos, fun videos, holding online classes, grading work, answering questions, planning lessons and modifying curriculum. We are attempting to send you enough meaningful work while not sending you the quantities we would normally complete in a given day. I hope you feel supported in this new and ever-changing venture. If you need additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or your teachers.
There are some events we will miss during this time, but I am committed to ensuring that our students are able to experience milestones (at some point in time) like commencement activities and sacraments. We can look at this historical time as an opportunity for new traditions. We will visit participation in other events as they come about in the ensuing weeks.
I was present on campus today as a family dropped off their tithing envelope. We are so thankful for your support to the parish and school. Through this experience, I have learned that I have taken a few things like Mass, kids in person at school and bread on store shelves for granted. I know the day we can celebrate Mass together as a community will be a glorious day, indeed.
I am praying and hopeful that we will be together soon.
Laurie Michener, Principal