Return to School Response Plan
St. Francis Xavier School is ready and prepared for any scenario in the fall. We have created a Back To School Task Force Team comprised of faculty and parents to allow for students and faculty to safely return to the classrooms this fall. The current plan is to teach students in person, full-time, 5 days a week as well as provide simultaneous eLearning instruction for those students with pre-existing health issues or students that come down with the COVID – 19 virus.
One of the main reasons St. Francis Xavier School may be able to return full-time, unlike many other schools, is due to the campus size and ability to spread students out safely. St.Francis Xavier School originally was built in 1951, in a building consisting of ten classrooms, a gym, and a cafeteria. Many changes and additions have occurred throughout the building since it’s opening almost 70 years ago. The school and campus are able to accommodate 630+ students. Today, current enrollment for preschool – grade 8 is at 436. And, therefore, allows for smaller classes to spread out throughout various alternative learning environments on campus. All classrooms are also equipped with hand sanitizer stations as well.
St. Francis Xavier School will continue to work closely with the Diocese of Cleveland and state and local health officials to ensure they are following recommendations and CDC guidelines. We will keep you up to date with the changes and the plans we will have in place. Remember we will do our best to make sure our students and faculty are safe.