Catholic schools in Green Bay Diocese will open in fall

ALLOUEZ — All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Green Bay will open this fall for in-person classes.

“We are pleased to announce that we will be ‘open for business’ in grades PK3-12 for the 2020-2021 school year,” said Todd Blahnik, diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, in a press release dated July 2. “Our planning has been ongoing since the pandemic hit. Our schools have been developing a strategy to address student and faculty health and safety based on recommendations from the CDC, Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services and county health departments. Our schools will be sharing plans with their community in greater detail as the summer unfolds.”

Under orders from the State of Wisconsin and DPI, students and faculty left their schools and moved to virtual education in late March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “While this event changed the delivery of education in the final months of the school year, Catholic school students and staff were able to pivot quickly and resume lessons in a virtual environment,” according to the diocesan press release.

“I cannot tell you how impressed and proud I am of how quickly our students, teachers and parents were able to switch gears and embrace this new learning situation,” said Bishop David Ricken. “This is a testament to the exceptional learning experience we provide in Catholic schools throughout the diocese. I am fully behind our leadership in their recommendation to begin in-person class when school opens this fall.”

For more information, contact local Catholic schools directly. In addition, to find out where the nearest Catholic school is located, contact Lori Paul, advancement director for Catholic Schools, [email protected] or (920) 272-8163.