Dear Holy Child Academy Community,
Thank you again for your adaptability, positivity, commitment and engagement during what was an unconventional academic year. As we look forward to September and the start of a new school year, the health and safety of our students, HCA families, and faculty and staff is our greatest priority. We plan to reopen in September offering in-person instruction full time, five days a week. In preparation for next academic year, HCA has established a School Reopening Task Force focused on implementing new protocol and policies in an effort to protect our HCA community and meet federal and local guidelines.
This task force is exploring issues like personal protective equipment; developing a health and safety plan for students, faculty and parents; emergency protocol; facility modifications; athletics and extracurricular activities; revision to daily school operations; transportation; and more. The members of this task force are dedicated to ensuring a safe yet engaging academic environment for all students amidst these necessary changes and committed to maintaining HCA’s unique close-knit, family culture.
The members of the task force and the subcommittees include:
Dr. Rebecca Kellich - Chair
Mrs. Margaret Fox-Tully - HCA Head of School
Ms. Jennifer Hoffman - Leading School Operations Subcommittee
Mr. Scott Hartsock - Leading Facilities Subcommittee
Mrs. Andrea Devenney - Leading Athletics and Extracurriculars Subcommittee
Mrs. Lori Minner - Leading Health and Safety Subcommittee
Mrs. Tricia Richards - Leading Health and Safety Subcommittee
Mrs. Annie Barrera - Leading Teaching and Learning Subcommittee
Mrs. Claire Lewis - Leading Communications and Community Subcommittee
Ms. Laura Zowney - Leading Communications and Community Subcommittee
Mrs. Cecilia Ulmer - Leading Wellness Subcommittee
Mrs. Donna Kyle of Kyle & Associates - Leading Finance Subcommittee
Ms. Judy Kurland, BSN - Holy Child Academy school nurse
Rev. John Swope - President, St. Joe’s Preparatory and HCA Trustee
Mrs. Christine Viggiano - Speech/Language Pathologist & HCA Trustee
Ms. Melissa Englund - Associate Director of Academic Operations, Drexel University & HCA Trustee
In addition, the task force is seeking input from faculty, staff and families, specifically regarding remote instruction. Please use the button below to provide your feedback. Over the course of the summer, you will be receiving updates and information from this task force so that you may feel prepared and comfortable for the year ahead at HCA. We are committed to providing you with timely information and thorough preparation for the 2020-2021 academic year.
We look forward to sharing another update in July.
Yours in Gratitude,
Head of School