Reopening St. Charles

Dear Preschool Parents,

I sincerely appreciate your patience as we worked on this plan.  We are all understandably anxious about the future.

Our goal with this document is to offer some clarity about what St. Charles is prepared to provide and how we will do so safely. While the Governor did announce today that Phase III will begin July 1, I have not received official operating guidelines from the Department of Social Services. We have designed the attached plan to meet stringent Phase II restrictions, which may recur at some point in the future. Some of these measures may not be necessary if we are in Phase III or better for the September 1st start of school.

Going forward, decisions regarding our operational status will be based on Dept. of Social Services guidelines for childcare centers, NOT Arlington County Public Schools.

I welcome your feedback on this plan, which has been approved by our pastor, Fr. Planty, as well as the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Arlington, Dr. Vorbach. Please read it over carefully, and feel free to share with me any concerns you might have regarding our return to in-person instruction soon, while we have ample time to prayerfully consider solutions.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You,

Amy Fry


St. Charles Early Childhood Education Center