COVID-19 message from Principal Sepich on March 20, 2020


Hello families, I am emailing you all to communicate our “SPSL Distance Learning Plan” (DLP) that I mentioned in my Wednesday communications as well as a few other announcements and communications this past week. I am extremely proud of all of our teachers and administrations’ hard work and the long hours they put into our DLP.  It is our hope that this plan will help us navigate this tough time and continue to fulfill our mission, especially under extraordinary circumstances. You can find our “SPSL Distance Learning Plan” attached to this email while also being available on our website under “Daily Announcements”. Please note that this DLP is a fluid process that may change and adapt as we learn and work together over time. I am also attaching to this email a “Frequently Asked Questions” document that I will try and update accordingly and also post under “Daily Announcements”.

This plan delineates the experience students will have when school remains in session while physically unable to be on SPSL’s campus. This DLP will not replicate the learning that takes place when our outstanding teachers are able to instruct our students in person. That being said, we want this DLP to help our students still engage with their teachers and their classmates while collectively working towards specific learning goals and with social/emotional, academic, communication and work completion/assessment expectations broken down for each grade level. This is an audacious plan given our circumstances and to make this a success it will be a partnership dependent upon the careful planning by our dedicated faculty, staff and administration, appropriate student motivation and engagement and the strong and united support from our parents and community members.

This current reality is far from ideal, but I know that our school community is prepared to meet this challenge. Our students are capable. Our parents are resilient. We are more than a school, we are a community. Thank you for your help with our “SPSL Distance Learning Plan” and helping us meet this challenge with patience and persistence.

Cory Sepich
St. Pius X / St. Leo School

Click here to view the SPSL Distance Learning Plan (3/20/20)
Click here to read the COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (3/20/20)