July 31, 2020
Dear OLG Families,
Please see the attached letter from Dr. Barisano regarding an update to our first day of school (DoO Parent Letter 07 29 2020). All elementary schools within the Diocese of Orange will have a start date of September 8th. While I know this update comes as another change from what we anticipated, I pray you will know this decision was made carefully. The extended date was made with the following in mind:
- Delaying our start date gives us an additional two weeks for OC to be removed from the watch list.
- Additional time will allow for focused staff development and training.
- The new start date gives us additional time for procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and items that have been backordered.
I understand as a parent how truly challenging all of this is. It feels like each day brings additional uncertainty and changes we didn’t expect. But please know that OLG, under the direction of the Department of Catholic Schools, continues to plan with the health and safety of our students and staff as a top priority. I continue to seek the Lord in all that we do and will be in communication as the Diocese provides us with updated guidance.