After consultation among Archbishop Kurtz and the other three Kentucky bishops, the Archdiocese of Louisville schools are moving forward with their plans to reopen as scheduled. With this guidance, we at Presentation Academy remain confident that we can reopen safely. Among the protocols we have put in place and communicated to our students, faculty, staff, and families:
• Students, faculty, staff, and visitors will wear face coverings at all times. The only exception is when students are eating during lunch.
• In classrooms, student desks are placed six feet apart, and they all face the same direction.
• All students, faculty, staff, and visitors will undergo a temperature check and health screening before entering the building.
• Traffic patterns in hallways, in stairwells, and between buildings have been altered to allow for greater social distancing.
• Arrival and dismissal times have been staggered to prevent students from congregating in hallways.
Although we feel confident in this plan, we know that there are no guarantees when it comes to this virus. Parents who would prefer that their daughter begin the school year online have the option to do so. Families must commit to a minimum of a two-week period, and Pres Girls must be present (either via Zoom or Teams) for her classes in real time.
Orientation will begin next week, with each class coming to campus individually so that they may practice the new health and safety procedures in smaller groups. Freshmen begin on Monday, August 17, with sophomores, juniors and seniors to follow. All students will be on campus for the first full day of classes Friday, August 21.
While we know there is a lot of anxiety about returning to school, we hope there is also the usual beginning-of-the-year excitement! Despite the challenges that have come with planning for this unique school year, we are ready and excited for the year ahead!
Current Pres parents, if you have any questions about our re-opening plan, contact Marsha Bruder at (502) 601-2165. For more information about enrolling your daughter, contact Director of Admissions Caitlin Maguire ’08 at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 494-2156.
Presentation Academy celebrated the Class of 2020 at a graduation ceremony July 18, at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Thank you to the Cathedral for live streaming the ceremony for us!
Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ3FYUY8xwQ
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that per Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation this afternoon, we will not be returning to school for in-person classes this year. Because Pres began online instruction in mid-March, our last day of instruction for freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be Friday, May 15. The last day of instruction for seniors will be Thursday, May 7. Final exams for all students have been waived.
Administrators are working to reschedule senior activities, including graduation and prom. More information will be forthcoming.
We miss our Pres Girls terribly and wish they could have returned to Fourth and Breck this year, but we understand the governor’s decision - our utmost concern is the health and safety of our Pres Girls, their families and our community.
Thank you to Spanish teacher Hannah Duque for assembling this list of local businesses owned by Pres families! Please do your best to patronize them, not just during this current pandemic but as often as you are able.
To add a business to our list, email Communication Manager Kristin Beck at email@example.com.
Per Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s recommendation today that all Kentucky schools cease in-person classes through Friday, May 1, 2020, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will not resume in-person instruction for that period, Superintendent of Schools Leisa Schulz announced. As previously communicated, online/alternative instruction will continue as announced. All Catholic school activities are canceled during this time.
Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Louisville Leisa Schulz announced she is adhering to Gov. Beshear’s recommendation that schools remain closed until April 20.
Online instruction will continue as planned next Monday - Thursday. Students are off Friday, March 27, and for Spring Break the following week. On Monday, April 6, online instruction will continue. All Catholic school activities are also canceled during this time.
Please stay safe and healthy! We miss you, Pres Girls!
As you’ve likely seen in the news, Governor Beshear is recommending that all Kentucky schools close to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Presentation Academy is adhering to that recommendation; the school building will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3.
Online instruction will take place from March 16-26. Spring Break will begin, as scheduled, on Friday, March 27, and will last until Friday, April 3.
For the next two weeks, teachers are prepared to continue instruction online. Teachers will spend class time tomorrow preparing students for these online days. During these online instruction days, the following guidelines will be followed:
Our policy states that when school is closed, all school-sponsored activities are cancelled. That includes all athletic competitions and practices, as well as our upcoming Trivia Night, Easter Egg Hunt, and Why Pres Wednesday Event.
At this time, we anticipate returning to regular classes on Monday, April 6, but we will let you know if that changes. Please check your email regularly over the next couple weeks for updated information.
Our utmost concern is the health and safety of your daughter, your family, and our community. Although the closures and cancellations are certainly inconvenient, we do believe that we’re doing the right thing by following the recommendations of the governor and public health officials.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (502.583.5935). Thank you for your time, attention, and flexibility--we pray that you and your families stay safe and well.
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