St. Paul The Apostle Church

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School
We don't call it wearing a mask, We call it Loving Your Neighbor

St. Paul's Religious Education Return to Learn Plan

Return to Learn Plan for Religious Education



St Paul's is excited to begin another year of Religious Ed with our students and their families.

Of course due to the pandemic there will be some changes to our procedures.  These are subject to change and are communicated  with everyone's safety and health in mind.

Thank you for your support and understanding.



The Scott County Health Department, Iowa Department of Health, CDC and Diocese of Davenport have continued to emphasize  the best ways to minimize risk:



  • maintain social, physical distance
  • wear a face covering when physical distance is compromised
  • increase disinfection of surfaces
  • wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently



To keep our students, catechists and staff safe, we all need to work together keeping the greater good of our community ahead of our personal preferences during this time. We need to take care of our brothers and sisters in Christ.



Learning Plan for Religious Ed classes



St. Paul the Apostle is offering the following choices for students and families enabling them to choose the formatls they feel is best for their family:



  • In Person Learning Plan: 2 days per month at SPS, with safety measures in place for students, teachers and staff. The 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.



  • Optional Online Family Learning Plan: 1 day a week at home, viewing the FBLive Family based lesson. The 2nd Wednesday of each month.



We will not meet the 4th Wednesday of every month

** If necessary, we are capping classes for the 2020-2021 school year to keep class size smaller. **

Notification of Cases in the school

  • Please contact us if your student tests positive for COVID and has attended REin the last 14 days. Jen's cell 563.505.3509
  • If we are made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in Religious Ed, we will notify parents. In order to respect confidentiality, we will not be able to release information about the case. If there is

a case in your child's classroom you will be made aware.



Classroom Set Up and Cleaning



  • We have 4 classrooms of students
  • Class size is 4 - 10 students with 1-2 Catechists per room
  • Classrooms and restrooms will be cleaned before and after RE class
  • All Students must wear a mask upon entering school and the entire time they are in the building.
  • All Catechists will wear a mask or face shield
  • All students will be asked to wash hands upon entering the school.
  • Student temperatures will be taken as students enter the school.
  • Students will go straight to their classroom.
  • There will not be a large prayer service prior to class, students will have classroom prayer service to start their time together.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom. Children will be seated 6 feet apart.
  • Fresh air through open windows and fans will be used to circulate fresh air.




Drop off and pick up



As in years past we ask that parents drop off and pick up students either on the West Playground or

South Side of Rusholme Street, allowing children to use sidewalks to enter the building's main doors and then to exit and access your cars.



In years past we have asked that 151 and 2nd grade parents bring their children to their classroom and come in to pick them up as well.  This year we ask that you walk them to or wait for them outside the main entrance and wait for the teacher to let them in/out.



If for some reason you need to access the building, please contact Jen at 563.505.3509 and wear a mask upon entrance.

More Information on COVD-19



COVID Exposures and Illness



Below is the guidance from the Scott County Health Department  regarding symptoms, exposure and quarantine guidance.



COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported -from mild symptoms to severe illness.


  • Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea



Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face




Exposure/Quarantine Guidance from the Scott County Health Department



Who Needs to Quarantine?



People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19-excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months.

What counts as close contact?



  • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
  • You had direct physical contact with the person (hugged or kissed them)
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils
  • They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you



Stay home and monitor your health



  • Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • Watch for fever (100.4oF), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19
  • If possible, stay away from others, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19
  • Even with a negative test, stay home for the full14 days. Symptoms and a positive test could occur on day 13.


If there is a possibility of exposure to COVID-19 please err on the side of caution. We need your help to keep COVID-19 out of the school!



If you think or know you had COVID-19, and had symptoms you can be around others after:



  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
  • COVID-19 symptoms have improved (for example, cough, shortness of breath)