At St. Giles School, we believe in-person learning is essential for the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of students. To welcome our Lions back to campus in-person, 5-days per week safely, we’ve been making critical investments to ensure our students, teachers and staff stay safe. This includes the purchase of disinfection equipment, personal protection, cleaning supplies, as well as making classroom improvements to allow for socially-distanced learning. Costs for these items range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars.
To help ease the unexpected financial impact, we’re launching a Back To School Safety Fund this fall – a campaign to raise $30,000 to offset the considerable costs of our campus preparations. Donations to the campaign will fund the following equipment and materials that directly benefit our school community:
- Portable air conditioning units to improve air flow and ventilation in classrooms
- Infra-red thermometers for daily temperature checks at the beginning of each day
- Electrostatic handheld sprayers to sanitize areas throughout the school
- Electrostatic backpack sprayers to sanitize large communal areas, such as playgrounds, bathrooms, classrooms
- Portable sinks to increase handwashing facilities
- Classroom materials including individual dry erase boards, supply boxes to limit sharing among students and carts that make it possible for specials teachers – not students – to rotate rooms with their supplies
- Teacher and staff PPE, including face shields
- Protective plexiglass shield for the main office reception
- Directional signage for social distancing
- Cleaning supplies
These are challenging times and we’re prepared to meet them. But, your commitment and partnership to St. Giles School has never been more important or more valued than it is today. We appreciate your careful consideration of the Fund at this time. If you're able to give, know you'll have our deepest gratitude for helping us maintain a safe and healthy place for our Lions to learn.
Checks can be sent directly and made payable to St. Giles School or online - just click the donate now button above.
Thank you for your generosity during this difficult time. We appreciate you keeping St. Giles in your prayers as we safely return to school.