Priory Community –
I want to take this opportunity to introduce The Raven Report! As you know, we revealed our new mascot on Wednesday. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to soaring boldly into the future with our students and alumni.
I, along with the leadership team, want to wish you a blessed and Merry Christmas. It has been a challenging year, but there are many things to be thankful for. We hope that you take the time over break to relax, recharge and connect with your immediate family members.
We want to thank our students, faculty and staff members, and families for helping us to remain open for on-campus learning from the start of the school year until Thanksgiving. It was a tremendous undertaking and accomplishment for the entire Priory community.
We continue to see record-breaking COVID-19 cases across the country, state and St. Louis County. We respect your decisions as you make and modify your holiday and winter break plans. With vaccines beginning to be administered, we can see a light at the end of the tunnel; however, it is now more important than ever to continue the simple, yet effective prevention steps in order to slow the spread of the disease.
We want you, your friends and family to be safe and healthy. We also know we are all missing on-campus learning and seeing one another. Staff who have continued to work on campus during distance learning miss the hustle and bustle of students in the hallways, lunchroom and on campus. We plan to send an email communication regarding our plans for returning to campus on or around Monday, Dec. 28. Please keep an eye out for this information.
The holidays are meant to be a time where we come together with the ones we love and reflect on what we are thankful for. This year may require new ways of observing the holidays so we can ensure we aren’t taking any additional risk of exposure.
We must all continue to utilize the following mitigation strategies:
- Universal mask-wearing
- Stay home when sick
- Wash hands often
- Social distance
- Limit the mixing of groups
- Carefully access travel and postpone if possible
- If you travel internationally, you will need to quarantine for 14 days upon return to your home
- In St. Louis County, close contacts will continue to require a 14-day quarantine
We are hopeful for the future, and grateful for all of the support from families in reporting COVID cases and keeping us well informed.
I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and I can’t wait to see our students back on campus in January!