Our primary goal is to safely open our doors for face-to-face instruction in the hybrid model. Our next goal is to remain open. The safety and wellbeing of the DSHA community is all of our responsibilities. We are learning more each day about COVID-19 so even the safety measures we’ve put into place for the beginning of school could change throughout the school year.
One of the challenges of this time is information overload and conflicting media soundbites. We invite the DSHA community to see our school community health measures through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching. Consider also the delegated responsibilities given to us by our sponsoring order, The Sisters of the Divine Savior. These responsibilities include improving the quality of life, responsible stewardship, and collaboration.
Aligned with our Salvatorian values, we see our responsibility to the health and safety of one another as a social justice and equity issue – wearing masks; practicing diligent hand-washing; maintaining physical distance when able; self-isolating if ill or symptomatic; daily check-ins and reporting on any COVID-19 symptoms – all these actions help protect the health and safety of our DSHA community. Indeed, our protective actions are definitely about more than just protecting oneself, they are about protecting the families of girls, teachers, administrators or staff you might not even know.
Our goal is to keep our community safe and that requires the commitment of each individual. As such we are requiring all students and families to acknowledge and agree to abide by the health and safety expectations and measures being put into place during this time.