As the new school year approaches, many of the safeguards imposed during the 2020-21 school year have relaxed, but it is important that we not let our guard down.
I could not be more proud of our faculty, staff, students and parents for the way we navigated our way through and around the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It is remarkable that we only lost two instructional days of school due to COVID-19. As the new school year approaches, however, COVID-19 cases around the country, and particularly within our own state, are once again on the rise. The new variant seems to be focused on a younger population, and particularly those who have not been vaccinated.
We have hosted several vaccination clinics this summer, and I am happy to say that many of our families and teachers have taken advantage of this opportunity. Information about upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics hosted at Bishop McGuinness will be sent out via email and posted on our home page. Vaccinations are also readily available at Walgreens and CVS pharmacies.