Dear St. Philip School Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are excited your family chose St. Philip School to provide your child(ren)’s education! As we are reminded by this year’s diocesan theme, “You belong here!”, more than ever the staff and I look forward to welcoming you back into our school building and working with you to continue to build upon the high-quality academic foundation that you’ve come to expect from us.
COVID-19 has propelled us into unprecedented times and created unique challenges for all of us. We have been working hard to develop a solid plan for reopening our school. The health and safety of our students is a top priority. We are confident that our return to the school building will be a safe and smooth transition.
As we continue to navigate our new “normal,” our relationship with Christ should be our source of comfort, strength, and guidance. To remind us of His ever-present love and care for us, we chose “Be strong, be brave, be fearless. You are never alone.” (Joshua 1:9) as our guiding scripture for the school year. If ever there was a scripture describing the current environment, this is a perfect fit.
This will be our third year of the Leader in Me program at St. Philip School. Leader in Me teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Our students continue to embrace the program and demonstrate great growth in their leadership skills as they strive to live the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. We look forward to continuing to develop and recognize our young leaders this year.
We are excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year and hope you are looking forward to a great year too!
Yours in Christ,
Student-created video about St. Philip School