Thursday, March 19, 2020

Daily Update - Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dear Fr. Doyle Community,

In her vivid biography of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Frances Perkins describes the way in which Roosevelt approached particularly difficult situations:

"This is very bad," he would say, "but one thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how to do at the moment, and if it doesn't turn out right, we can modify as we go along."

Undoubtedly, the current situation is difficult, and we do not have a perfect solution. One could never fully replicate the learning that happens in our classrooms each day.  Yet, what is clear is that we must do something. And so, here we are, doing the best that we know how to do at this moment. Has our response been perfect?

No, it certainly has not. There have been issues with access, concerns over managing an appropriate workload, and many other bumps along the way - but as Roosevelt notes, "we can modify as we go along," and we will modify as we go along. As we travel on this journey together, we will continue to improve our methods and techniques as we strive to ensure that we provide the best possible education in what is certainly a less than favorable scenario.

Thank you for your patience, your prayers, and your support. Remain hopeful, stay focused, and know we are with you every step of the way.

Finally, a happy St. Joseph's Day to you all. I hope you were able to join us for Mass this afternoon. Thank you to Fr. Woolley and Fr. Lee for making this accessible to our community!

God bless and Go Saints!

-Mr. Peloquin

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