Diocesan schools celebrate a full year of in-person learning
Originally posted on anchornews.org.
FALL RIVER — What a historic year it has been! The Diocese of Fall River Catholic schools wish to celebrate the fact that all 20 schools remained open during the 2020-21 school year! Truly an amazing accomplishment!
While it was challenging to bring students back in person, we are grateful for the dedication and commitment of our teachers, staff, students and families. This is what “community” is all about, and the 2020-21 academic year is a perfect example of the community of Catholic education.
Despite many restrictions, here are some of the accomplishments over the past 12 months:
All Catholic schools completed the 2019-20 school year in June with between 90-100 percent attendance rates.
All 20 Catholic schools opened for the 2020-21 academic year on time with in-person learning.
All 20 Catholic schools offered synchronous remote learning for families requesting distance learning due to medical concerns or quarantine for the entire 2020-21 school year.
All Catholic elementary schools continued to use the MAP Growth Testing tool to quickly identify learning gaps.
The positive impact of in-person education by our Catholic schools has yielded a high rate of re-enrollment for the 2021-22 school year, including families who joined us for the first time this year!
The Catholic Schools Office wants to publicly thank our Catholic school teachers, principals and staff members who have gone above and beyond to provide our students with a safe, welcoming, and consistent environment under these extraordinary circumstances. Please join us in showing gratitude for our incredible team!