Despite closing our building in mid-March, St. Catharine of Siena School was never truly "closed." We finished out the 2019-2020 school year by implementing a virtual learning plan, and as the school year ended, we immediately launched into plans for the 2020-2021 school year. Principal Marcella Kraycik, convened a Pandemic Health & Safety Task Force, and set out to draft contingency plans for three different learning models: 100% live, hybrid learning, & 100% virtual. In early August, we planned to implement the 100% live model, but with changing recommendations and guidelines from the state and Diocese coming in mid-August, we had to pivot to a hybrid learning model with parent-selected virtual options. Preparation has been key to a smooth transition during this unpredictable back to school season!