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Changes at BCS Due to Coronavirus

UPDATE:  MARCH 25, 2020

The following letter is from Mrs. Michelle Peduto, Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Pittsburgh:

March 24, 2020
Dear Catholic School Families,
Governor Wolfe announced yesterday that all schools will remain closed until at least April 6th. The Pennsylvania
Secretary of Education added the following clarifying statements on the Pennsylvania Department of Education
(PDE) website. According to PDE Administrators, faculty, and staff would return on April 7th and 8th to prepare for
the students to return on April 9th. The mission of our Catholic schools will not fit this schedule.
With Holy Thursday on April 9th and Good Friday on April 10th, the first day back for students would be April
14th if there are no further closure extensions by Governor Wolfe. Please know that our first priority is the
health and safety of our school communities, and our actions will continue to reflect this deep concern.
I will continue to provide updates as this unprecedented situation unfolds. My prayers are with all of you.
God bless,
Michelle Peduto

UPDATE: MARCH 24, 2020

As directed by Michelle Peduto, Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Pittsburgh per Governor Wolf’s address to the state yesterday, Butler Catholic School will be closed until at least April 6, 2020.

We will update you on any new extensions to this closure as soon as we are notified.

Please continue the online instruction.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sister John Ann at 724-285-4276 or email her at bcsoffice@butlercatholic.org.

Stay healthy and safe!

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UPDATE:  MARCH 20, 2020

To our BCS Families: BUTLER CATHOLIC SCHOOL BUILDING IS CLOSED AS OF 12 PM TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020.

If you still have items that need to be picked up, they MUST be picked up by 12 PM TODAY, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020.

Stay tuned to email for further information from Sister John Ann and your child’s teachers.

Thank you for all of your prayers as we navigate these uncharted waters together. Our BCS family is strong, and we will get through this stronger, together.

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Beginning March 16, 2020, Butler Catholic School will have modified hours and standards of operation.    Students will not be in school or have any classes March 16th through 20th.    Beginning Monday, March 23rd, students will receive instruction at home via online classes through their BCS teachers.   Teachers will be in contact with each family regarding instruction, assignments, and other pertinent information.  If you do not see any emails, or assignments on Google Classroom, please contact the teacher directly or bcsoffice@butlercatholic.org

We will operate under this structure in accordance with Diocesan, State and Federal guidelines.   We will continue to post updates as they become available.

If you need to reach the School Office to pick up any student items, medication, etc… please call the School Office 724-285-4276 to arrange pickup between 9 AM and Noon Monday through Friday.

At this time, the following information on events/activities is available:

  • Texas Roadhouse fundraiser is cancelled.
  • The 5th/6th Grade Science Fair is postponed.
  • Eighth Grade EGGS Project presentations are postponed.
  • Forensics All-Stars is postponed.
  • History Day presentations will be submitted online for “virtual judging”.
  • The field trip to Google is cancelled.
  • All spring sports are on hold.
  • Spring Play, Art Show, Spring Concert and all activities in April and May are currently still on the calendar as scheduled.

Please check in often for updates.   Diocesan updates are available at https://diopitt.org/coronavirus-safety-precautions

Thank you for your understand, your patience, and your prayers as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

God Bless!