Franciscan Sister Maria Goretti Scandaliato is a last minute fourth grade long term teacher sub at Holy Family School, part of the Grace System in the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her fourth grade has 18 students. Five fourth graders have enrolled in the Virtual Academy. Beginning August 26, the entire GRACE system opened face to face with a strong desire of over 84% of their families wishing to return to in-person learning. (An option was also provided by the GRACE System for families who opt to keep their children home. Grace Virtual Academy is being set up by teachers belonging to the GRACE system who will teach online for the students who wish to stay home.)
Teacher in-service began August 18th. August 19, students from each grade came (masked) with a parent (also masked) to meet with their teachers who tested them individually to assign reading levels. August 24 – only students (masked) entered the building to bring supplies; the teachers (masked) accompanied each student back to the waiting cars to meet and greet parents. Teachers, staff, and students must all remain masked; some exceptions without masks can be allowed outdoors with social distancing.