Wahlert Catholic News

May 29, 2020

From the Desks of Mr. Meyers and Mrs. Krapfl:

This is our last newsletter for this school academic year. It seems like it flew by and then yet again, it didn’t. We thank you so much for hanging on with us for this new ride we were navigating in the last months of school. Your support and willingness to work with us and your child have been amazing! We will continue to pray for our families and ask for blessings for all.

Of course, without pause, planning has begun for the 2020-2021 school year. While we would like to be assured that all will be back to normal, we are preparing for every scenario as well as the ability to move from one scenario to another throughout the year. The Iowa Department of Education and Archdiocesan leadership are assisting a Holy Family team of parents, staff, and students in creating a plan consisting of three possible delivery modes: 1) Continuous Learning where instruction is provided through an online learning platform and virtual classroom meetings, 2)  Hybrid Learning which is a combination of Required Continuous Learning and On-Site Learning, and 3) Onsite-Learning where all students and staff are back on campus with necessary health and safety precautions. All models require all students to participate and thus attendance is taken, work is graded, and credit is granted. We feel fortunate that we have experience to help inform our work moving forward. We will be in touch this summer to keep you updated with our planning for 20-21!

Submit your senior portrait to the yearbook (due Nov. 6)

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thumbnail of 2021 portrait info

A Note from the Teacher Appreciation Committee 

Thank you to all the families that checked the box on the "One Check Form" at the beginning of the school year.

With your generous support, we were able to provide:

  • Meals during Fall & Spring conferences
  • Cookie platters at Christmas for all teachers and staff
  • Gift cards for restaurants owned by HF families for Teacher Appreciation Week

Following are a few of the heartwarming responses we received after Teacher Appreciation Week:

  • “Holy Mackerel!  Thank you so much!”
  • “Wow!  Not only do I get to enjoy a grading party picnic, but your thoughtfulness will help some very deserving and delicious places in Dubuque”
  • “It is humbling to work in a school community such as ours.  Your gift during these trying times is very uplifting and much appreciated."
With Gratitude,
Teacher Appreciation Committee

Congratulations, Seniors!

Today, we had most students come to drop off materials and most importantly, pick up caps, gowns, and diplomas! It was great to see you and enjoy this occasion with you. We are looking forward to making a decision no later than June 10th on holding a graduation ceremony with baccalaureate on June 20th. We are working with county and city officials to follow guidelines and make a sound and safe decision. We will communicate our decision through an email to parents.

Thank you National Honor Society Members

The National Honor Society participated in the Dubuque Food Pantry Drive. Our students donated over 300 rolls of toilet paper on Wednesday night! Thank you NHS members!

Year-End Information for Students in Grade 9–11

Last day of school is Tuesday, June 2.

Please note the information about the year-end pick-up/drop-off on June 2 (3-7 p.m.) and June 3 (8 a.m.–1 p.m.). Specific scheduled times for families are listed on the Holy Family newsletter page.

 

Students (9-11th grade) have until June 9th to notify a teacher to change a letter grade to a pass/fail grade. Letter grades will remain in place if no notification is received by this date.

Spotlighting our Seniors

Be on the lookout for your Senior son or daughter to be in lights! Select digital billboards around town will feature our Wahlert Golden Eagle graduates from May 18–31. Congratulations!

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You may have also spotted our seniors in this MediaCom ad created as a gift for the Class of 2020 by a group of senior parents. The ad is running on MediaCom and streaming services from May 11 to June 7.

Wahlert Counseling News Corner:

The State of Iowa is offering free counseling services for any Iowan, of any age, affected in any way by the COVID-19.  For additional information, please click on the link  www.COVIDrecoveryiowa.org