Spring of 2020 brought many uncertainties to families when it comes to education. At Bishop Leibold School, we have been working tirelessly to re-open our buildings and bring our community back together.
We know that one of the things that sets us apart is our focus on educating the whole student by using our faith as our guide. That means that we are looking at not only bringing students back together physically but building a community around our e-learning option for families we have named Leibold at Home. Students will have the opportunity to choose the learning environment that is best for their family, but they can do so knowing that one thing they can always expect from us is a focus on faith, inspiring growth, and providing a true family experience.
For example, when spring brought to us the unexpected requirement to close our daily school environment, not only did we move quickly to online instruction, we also became creative to still have our various family events. We hosted virtual events like donuts with mom, weekend Masses from our parishes, and an online cooking class for families to sustain our community.
For as long as the pandemic keeps any of our students at home during the 2020-21 school year, we are committed to providing our true family experience at home and at school. Leibold at Home students will be able to join their teacher and classmates via live streaming the classes. They will participate in our weekly Mass and Virtue Campaign which is used during the year to recognize students that exemplify the characteristics of the virtue for which we are focused monthly. Our multi-tiered Student Support Team (MTSS) will provide defined interventions and accommodations. Families will be connected through Google Classroom training and our various Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) activities such as Open House, Grandparents’ Day, etc.
We are looking forward to welcoming our students back, both online and in person. It is going to be a great year at Bishop Leibold!