Saint Thomas' Episcopal School is tracking news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the Houston area. Our first priority is keeping the students, faculty, and family members of our school and church community safe. Our goal is to provide timely updates on this page in regard to this evolving situation.
June 5, 2020
With the start of summer, we want to update you regarding school office hours for the summer and planning for the upcoming school year.
Summer Office Hours
The STE school office phone will be answered Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until the start of the school year. Office staff will also be accessible via email.
Visitor access to campus during the summer will be by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call the school office, email the appropriate office staff member, or email the school office. Students needing a Verification of Enrollment Form (VOE) should call the school office.
Plans for the 2020-2021 School Year
Leaders from STE's school, church, and preschool met this week to continue formal planning for the coming school year. The first day of school for the 2020-2021 year will remain August 19. K-12 classes will be held in person unless otherwise mandated by state and local authorities. We will communicate plans for our Meet the Teacher and orientation events later in the summer.
We are continuing to develop plans for the following:
- disinfection of facilities and classroom materials
- maintaining proper hygiene practices among students, faculty, and staff
- maintaining social distancing on campus
We are expanding our plans for online learning should it be mandated by authorities or needed by individual families. We are also developing a new campus visitor policy and COVID-19 illness policy.
We will keep you informed regarding the decisions made by STE leadership over the summer. All decisions will be made using guidance issued by the State of Texas, CDC, and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. As always, the safety of our students and faculty is our highest priority.