Letter from Superintendent David Kessler

Parents and Families,  On August 13th, I wrote you a letter informing you that the Diocese of Owensboro had made the commitment to return our students back to school, in person, five days a week. Bishop William Medley and the other bishops in the Catholic Conference of Kentucky took a huge leap of faith and…

Owensboro Catholic Schools to Follow State Mandate

The Owensboro Catholic System was extremely disappointed to learn that Governor Andy Beshear is using his legal authority to effectively close the school system. “Instead of celebrating our mitigation techniques and modeling an effective, safe educational environment for our students, he is forcing us into a model that we think could increase transmissions,” said Keith Osborne,…

Coronavirus Update

We aren’t transmitting and we aren’t quitting! That is our mantra. Nearly 12 weeks into the school year and Owensboro Catholic School students are still receiving a safe, non-virus transmitting environment. It is safe to repeat: if people wear masks the coronavirus does NOT spread. There are 1200 children in the OCS system that are…

Honesty is the Best Policy

“Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.” –William Shakespeare   Honesty is always the best policy even if it isn’t the easiest. This past week I was faced with a COVID situation of my own. My daughter and I attended an event where someone in attendance later tested positive…

Quarantines Will Continue Throughout the Year!

It’s complicated! No sooner did school start on August 26ththan the first quarantine began. Welcome to a new school year, where the “quarantine” will become part of our daily vocabulary. Quarantines are happening to schools all over the region and state, and to date, it is mostly impacting athletic programs. We started monitoring two different…

We Have a Good Thing Going – Let’s Keep it Going!

We appreciate what you are doing to keep your children healthy and in school, and we continue to do everything we can to assure their health and safety at school. The protocols we have in place are working and are becoming more routine with each passing day. Now that DCPS has announced that they will…