At Wellspring Catholic Academy of St. Bernadette, our mission and purpose is always the educational and spiritual formation of our students – our beloved kids – but in equal part, and especially during this pandemic, our priority must also be the health, safety, and wellness of our students, staff, and entire community. In this unique time, we must acknowledge that safety comes before learning, because if we are unable to keep our community healthy and safe through an over-abundance of caution, then we will be unable to offer the transformative, in-person learning experiences that we all so deeply desire our kids to have.
Following our Health & Safety Protocols (presented in this document) and adapting to our ”New Normal for Now” will at times be difficult – there is no way around this – but we also know that everyone in this community, most especially our children, are resilient and adaptable, capable of learning and implementing new ways of being to keep one another safe. This communal commitment is also a tremendous display of courage and solidarity. All of the actions we are boldly undertaking this year are acts of love for our neighbors and selfless sacrifices in service of the Common Good. What is more truly Catholic than that? There will be bumps along the way, and we will make mistakes – I will make mistakes, that I can assure you – because we’re all human. So we ask you now to commit to getting in the boat with us to see this journey through. Help us along, stay with the crew, assume best intent from us all, and give one another a large measure of grace – your charity, your patience, your understanding, and your continued prayers.