Philly Catholic schools have been offering in-person class all year

Each room at St. Pio’s has a window cracked and a door open. There’s a system for when students can use bathrooms between regular cleanings. And each desk has a three-panel barrier that students raise whenever they need to lower their masks. Behind the barriers sit roughly 230 students, from pre-K through eighth grade, about the same number who occupied this building last year. They’ve been learning in a decades-old Catholic school five days a week since the school year began. | From: WHYY (Read more.)

Community and Family

Did you miss a chance to say goodbye because of COVID?

We know that nothing can make up for that. But we also believe that keeping those final thoughts and sentiments bottled up can be an additional hardship. So we are offering anyone who couldn’t have that in-person goodbye a chance to share what you would have said if you’d had been able to be by their side. We call this effort: With Love: Messages to those lost to COVID. | From: Kensington Voice (Read more.)