St. Mary's Taking Safety Precautions for On-Site Learning
July 01, 2020 4:35pm
The Storm Lake St. Mary's administration has been working to ensure a safe environment for faculty, staff, and families when school returns in the fall.
St. Mary’s has been consulting the guidance of the Department of Education, leadership from the Sioux City Diocese, various community organizations, and a representative group of the St. Mary’s Leadership Team. Planning has focused around key themes including, leadership, infrastructure, health and safety, academics, social-emotional-behavioral health, equity, data, and Catholic identity.
On-site safety precautions are being considered in the following areas...
Morning drop-off starting at 7:45 rather than 7:30 with students in separated areas to reduce large gatherings in the cafeteria for prolonged periods of time (Those eating breakfast would still go to the cafeteria)
Preschool drop-off and pick-up from separate, designated doors
Hand sanitizing stations at student entrances
Possibility of faculty, staff, and students wearing masks when needed
Passing times between classes being staggered to prevent large groups in the hallways
More spacing between children in the lunch line and when eating in the cafeteria
More spacing between grades during school Masses
Elementary after school pick-up from separate, designated areas
Students in after care program divided into separated areas, as possible
Additional disinfecting done daily by custodial staff
More limitations on outside visitors entering the building
Increased safety protocols for students who get sick during the school day
If circumstances with Covid-19 require St. Mary’s to utilize an off-site or a hybrid mix scenario, refer to www.stormlakecatholic.com for more information.
City Council Approves Housing Agreement
The Storm Lake City Council today approved a first-of-its-kind housing agreement with Iowa Lakes
USDA Crop Progress Report
Statewide, farmers had six days suitable for fieldwork last week, according to the latest USDA Crop
Storm Lake Man Charged After Motor Vehicle Accident
A Storm Lake man received OWI and Driving While Barred charges after the Storm Lake Police
Storm Lake Man Sentenced to Prison for Probation Violations
July 30, 2020 1:56pm
A Storm Lake man will serve time in prison after numerous probation violations. 22-year-old