In conjunction with the Diocese of Manchester, the St. Francis School Taskforce has come together to form a cautious and realistic plan for students returning to the classroom this Fall.
Our Safety Plan is not meant to be static, rather, it is a fluid and living document that is meant to be refined and adapted over time.
For these reasons, the icon below will always represent the most up-to-date version.
First Things First
Our Lord’s example on earth shows us that our ability to weather any crisis comes from daily and frequent connection with God our Father. From this relationship, we find deep and abiding peace. As we grow in our love for Christ, so will our capacity to love others (Jn. 15:5-12). We will respond from a wellspring of peace rather than react from a shallow point of fear and anxiety. It is only when we learn to abide in Christ more and more that our reactions change to thoughtful and peaceful responses, because we are deeply rooted in His love (Eph. 3:17-18).
Fully aware that St. Francis School encourages children to see with the eyes of Faith, and to show the love of Christ to others, all safeguards, considerations, and recommendations begin with the following prayer:
May we learn more and more to abide with Christ. In Him, we find our peace and from this vantage point we find the dignity of others and the courage to respond to them with love.