School Spotlight: St. Alphonsus School in Brooklyn Center
St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Brooklyn Center put a lot of work in following guidelines to reopen their school last fall. In fact they recently celebrated their 100th school day for the year.
“I think for the teachers it was more awesome than for the kids. We missed our kids last spring. We missed them wholeheartedly. And when they get to walk through the doors the first day of school Sept. 1, I think it just made all of our hearts happy,” said Kari Staples, principal at St. Alphonsus.
St. Alphonsus staff and faculty worked diligently last summer to make sure they were ready to open in person every day starting the new school year.
”This year we get to be in person and we get to see most of our class mates now instead of on a screen. And it makes it a lot easier to do our school work,” said Francis Bassie, an eighth-grade student at St. Alphonsus.
Principal Staples says they’ve also seen children transfer into St. Alphonsus from public schools that had remained in remote learning mode.