Pacelli students, staff and parents settle into distance learning and the learning continues

Published 7:01 am Saturday, May 2, 2020

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By Kane Malo

Pacelli Assistant Principal

April 6 marked the start of the second week of distance learning for all students in the state of Minnesota.

Mrs. Kathy Neve, Pacelli second grade teacher, drives through Austin sharing positive messages with her students.
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At Pacelli we have seen the majority of our preschool – grade 12 students and parents able to engage in their academic advancement during this time.

While distance learning is not the best situation, our staff has committed to making this time as close to normal as possible for our school family.  The dedication our teachers have shown to their school family is amazing. We feel highly blessed to be able to work alongside such a group of teachers.

Students in grades 4-12 are using 1:1 Chromebooks and Google classroom. Parents are getting curbside delivery of learning packets for Tiny Shamrock Preschool through grade three as well as in-person virtual lessons delivered by their teachers. During this time, the Pacelli school office is open Mondays from 7 a.m. to  5:30 p.m.  The building is closed Tuesday-Friday; however, the office can still be contacted by phone or email.

As we went through Holy Week, we know that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.  We continue to spread the good news of Christ rising from the grave on Easter.  Throughout this time of turmoil, remember “He has risen! He has risen indeed! Hallelujah!”

If you are interested in learning more about Pacelli Catholic Schools, please visit our website at or email or call 507-437-3278 anytime during regular school hours.