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Prince of Peace Catholic School to return to in-person learning

LAKE VILLA – Prince of Peace Catholic School, a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon school, announced that beginning Aug. 19 its students will be back in the school and learning five days a week from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The school will follow Phase 4 guidelines under the Restore Illinois plan, as well as Archdiocesan guidelines.

“The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and their families is our greatest priority. We have implemented new strategies, procedures and protocols to provide our students with a safe learning environment,” Principal Stephanie Stoneberg said in a news release.

Changes include wearing masks throughout the day, daily temperature checks, new drop-off/pickup procedures and daily socio-emotional checks.

Something that will not change is Prince of Peace’s Catholic identity. The school will maintain its mission of strengthening faith through daily prayer, Mass and classroom discussions. Catholic faith is incorporated throughout the curriculum in every subject area.

“Should remote learning become a necessity for parts of this academic year, we have a comprehensive remote learning plan that we will implement. However, for as long as it is safe and viable, we will focus on in-person learning,” Stoneberg said.

If families are not comfortable with in-person learning, the Archdiocese of Chicago has a third-party option for remote learning. While this curriculum does not match Prince of Peace’s curriculum, it does align with the common core state standards. Families may use this for one, two or three trimesters.

Prince of Peace Catholic School is still accepting registration for the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in learning more about the school and its mission, call Stoneberg at 847-356-6111 or visit http://school.princeofpeacelv.org.

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