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COVID-19 Updates

May 20, 2020

An Update from the Gift Card Desk – May 20, 2020

With the recent loosening of restrictions for retail sales, the PCS Gift Card desk will be opening on a limited basis with curbside pick up. This will be for a short term until we can get more safety measures in place inside. This is how it will work to start:

  • On Monday, May 18th we will be available from 9-11am for phone in orders that can be paid by credit card only. Please call 715-341-2445. If we have your card on file, you have the option to email your order to akulick@pacellicatholicschools.com. We can only accept payment by credit card at this time so we will not be able to sell Walmart, Amazon or Target. These orders will be ready for curbside pick up on Wednesday, May 20th from 7:30am-12pm.
  • Due to the Memorial Day holiday, on Tuesday, May 26th we will be available from 7:30am-3pm for phone in or online orders paid by credit card only. These orders will be ready for curbside pick up on Wednesday, May 27th from 7:30am-12:30pm. Please call 715.341.2445 when you arrive and we’ll bring your cards out to you curbside.
  • Beginning Monday, June 1st, we will continue to be available for gift card orders every Monday from 7:30am-3pm and curbside pick up every Wednesday from 7:30am-12:30pm until further notice. Please call 715.341.2445 when you arrive for pick up and we’ll bring your cards out to you curbside.

We look to continue to expand our schedule as soon as it is safe to do so. Please remember that your family fee will be reduced for the next school year based on when we reopen so you can expect more information on that shortly. Until then, stay happy and healthy. We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you soon.

April 24, 2020

On Monday, April 27 the Pacelli Catholic Schools Tim Copps Early Childhood Center (ECC) will be reopening to families currently enrolled. Due to the guidelines surrounding childcare centers per the Governor’s order, the ECC is limited to less than 50 children and 10 staff. As a result, available childcare spots will be prioritized for health care and other essential workers. For more information, contact ECC director Jennifer Stroup at jstroup@pacellicatholicschools.com.

April 17, 2020

Pacelli Families,

As you have probably heard, yesterday Governor Evers announced the extension of the “Safer at Home” order, including the closure of schools and activities for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This is not the way any of us hoped the year would end, but we must remember that the safety of our students is what is most important.

Our teachers will continue to provide eLearning to students throughout the rest of the year. I want to commend our teachers on the job they are doing. This is an entire new way of instruction, and teachers have been working very hard. Many people from various parts of the country have shared with me the lack of technology and education their children are getting. I am very happy this is not the case for us. I am also very proud of you, our parents. This is a hard time, working from home, caring for and helping your children learn. Thank you for all the extra time and energy you are putting into this process.

There are many things that we will need to determine as we move through the next several weeks.

  • How do we handle milestone events, like graduation?
  • How do we collect technology devices and other materials and how do parents and students collect personal items?
  • Perhaps, most importantly, how do we help to provide our students some closure during this strange time?

I’m sure you have many more questions too. Please continue to be patient with us as we work on the best possible solutions for our students. Lastly, please remember to do everything you can to keep safe and healthy. Eventually, things will become more normal, or at least a new normal. We will all get there.

I expect to be communicating with you soon as we continue to navigate the best path forward. Have a relaxing weekend. The warmer weather should help. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers.

Warm Regards,

Gregg Hansel
Director of Education

April 8, 2020

Early Childhood Center

The Pacelli Catholic Schools Early Childhood Center will remain closed at least through April 27. We will continue to adhere to the “Safer at Home” order by Gov. Evers. The ECC will update families about future opening or closing as we get closer to that date.

– Jennifer Stroup, ECC Director

April 1, 2020

Early Childhood Center

The Pacelli Catholic Schools Early Childhood Center will remain closed at least through April 13. The center will be calling families today about their interest in childcare during the “Safer at Home” order. We will reevaluate our status next week.

– Jennifer Stroup, ECC Director

March 24, 2020

“Safer at Home”

Today Governor Evers issued a “Safer at Home” order that will take effect at 8am on Wednesday, March 25 and remain in effect for 30 days (until 8am April 24). Our school buildings and offices will remain closed but we will continue with eLearning as planned for the next month and will inform you if anything changes. Please stay safe and know you’re all in our prayers.

-Gregg Hansel, Director of Education

March 23, 2020

eLearning for Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12)

eLearning has begun for Pacelli Catholic Schools. Students will be expected to complete course work as assigned Monday-Thursday. Teachers for grades 5-12 will be available Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm to provide assistance and answer any questions. Please take advantage of this time to communicate with them.

Beginning on Friday, April 3 PCMS and PCHS will be reserving Fridays as individual student support days. On these days, teachers will be asked not to introduce any new learning topics or assign any new work. Students should focus on completing any work they have been assigned throughout the week and reaching out to teachers for additional support on Fridays.

eLearning for Elementary School (K-4)

Elementary teachers each have their own expectations and requirements for students depending on grade level. Teachers will maintain regular weekly contact with elementary students and parents/guardians about school work and requirements. K-4 teachers are available Monday-Friday 9am-12pm to provide assistance and answer any questions. Please take advantage of this time to communicate with them.

Technology Support

Technology issues can be first directed to your child’s teacher and then to the Technology Help Desk – helpdesk@pacellicatholicschools.com.


March 18, 2020

Early Childhood Center Closure

The Pacelli Catholic Schools Tim Copps Early Childhood Center will close at 5:30pm on Friday, March 20. The center will be closed until at least April 6. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further communication at a later date about the status for the ECC.