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School Reopening/ Parent Information COVID-19


July 31, 2020


Dear DeSales Families,


Below is the framework required for reopening following the guidance given to Religious and Independent schools by the New York State Education Department.  Thank you to the DeSales Reopening Committee and Board of Trustee members for their assistance with this document.  Thanks also go to parents and DeSales staff members for their participation in our Reopening Survey. Your input was invaluable to our Reopening Committee as they worked to make sure that our plan was thorough in its scope to ensure the health and wellness of our students while continuing to offer an exceptional educational program.


DeSales Reopening Plan


Karen Rahill, Principal

DeSales Catholic School

6914 Chestnut Ridge Road

Lockport, New York 14094

716-433-6422 x404

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COVID-19 Communications from DeSales


DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.