Smiles on students’ faces, even behind masks, offer sign of hope at St. Mary’s School

The start of the 2020-21 school year at St. Mary’s School in Rockville, Maryland was unlike any experienced by Debra Eisel, now in her 10th year as the school’s principal.

After the closing of Catholic school campuses in the spring due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and a quick transition to distance learning, and then after months of careful planning, teachers’ training in digital platforms and online meetings with parents over the summer, their school building reopened for classes for its students on the day after Labor Day, with extensive safety measures in place, including mandatory face mask wearing, temperature checks and health screening questions upon arrival, and social distancing reminders throughout the school.

Read the full article from the Catholic Standard HERE.