PSR Important Information

COVID Plan for PSR

OPENING PSR AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COVID-19 UPDATE:  As you know, we are facing many uncertainties during this COVID pandemic which make planning for our 2020-2021 religious education program extremely challenging.  We have explored many options to find the best possible educational plan for St. Peter Parish School of Religion.  While some programming changes are necessary, we continue to be fully committed to providing enriching PSR programs for your children.  Please note this plan is flexible and will continue to evolve as we receive additional information from both the State of Ohio and the Diocese of Columbus.   Be assured that we will follow health and safety guidelines for the safety of our students and volunteers. 

Early Childhood PSR

  • 3 year old and 4 year old Early Childhood Programs will not be offered during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Kindergarten students will not have class, but if desired, parents may choose to do our PSR Parent Led Home Study Option at regular tuition cost.
  • First Grade Students will participate in a new pilot PSR blended program.  Students will attend Sunday Mass at 9:00am each week with their families followed by a mini-lesson.  Additional materials will be sent home each week to be completed and returned the following Sunday.  Tuition is reduced to $75.00 for this pilot program for this school year only.  First Grade PSR is required for First Communion.
  • Early Childhood PSR will begin classes Sunday, September 20.

Elementary PSR

To maintain safe distancing, we need to reduce the number of students physically in each classroom and in the building at any given time.  In order to properly clean and sanitize between the two sessions on Mondays, class times will be reduced by 15 minutes.  The 4:45 pm session will end at 5:45 pm and the evening session will be 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

  • Grade 2 students will attend class in person every week as usual. 
  • Grades 3-6 Elementary PSR program will attend class in person every week as usual.  If class size exceeds capacity, that class will move to a hybrid approach where students attend traditional PSR classes in person every other week.  On alternate weeks they will participate in e-learning via live stream.  Students in Grades 3-6 may participate in the Parent Led Home Study PSR Option if desired at full tuition cost. 
  • Elementary PSR will begin classes Monday, September 21.

Jr. High PSR and RCIA Teens

To maintain safe distancing, we need to reduce the number of students physically in each classroom and in the building at any given time. 

  • Grade 7 Jr. High PSR program will attend class in person every week as usual.  If class size exceeds capacity, that class will move to a hybrid approach where students attend traditional PSR classes in person every other week.   On alternate weeks they will participate in e-learning via live stream.  Students in Grades 7 may participate in the Parent Led Home Study PSR Option if desired at full tuition cost.  Grade 7 PSR is required for Confirmation.
  • Grade 8 students and RCIA Teens will attend class in person every week as usual.
  • Jr. High PSR & RCIA Teens will begin classes Wednesday, September 30.

Please register for PSR as soon as possible so that we may adequately prepare for the coming school year.  Registration forms are available on the parish website at https://stpetercolumbus.com.  Since email is our primary form of communication, PSR registration is not complete without a current valid email address.  Remember, tuition increases August 1 and registrations will not be accepted after August 15.