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New Saratoga Central Catholic principal reimagines school in pandemic

Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Created: August 19, 2020 05:53 PM

The new principal of Saratoga Central Catholic has put together a reopening strategy that parents are embracing.

Joe Kilmade was hired as the new principal of Saratoga Central Catholic in late March. He started July 1. That's not a lot of time to reimagine how school would be taught during a global pandemic.

However, the 2002 La Salle Institute grad is drawing on his experience as a principal in St. Louis.

All classes will be offered in person for those who want them.

Students will use different entrances based on their grades. Each will be screened before entering.

Students will keep their distance in classrooms.

For those who find they aren't comfortable with in-person classes, every five weeks they have the chance to switch to remote learning.

They've even hired a remote learning coordinator who will connect with every remote student every day. Assignments and tests will be the same for in person and those learning from home.

School begins September 14.

Hear what two parents and an 8th grader think of the new plan by watching the video of Mark Mulholland's story.


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