Covid 19 updates

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Updates:

“There is much fear and anxiety as well as a variety of thoughts on this virus and on how our family, school, state, and nation should respond to it. My hope is that one thing we, as a school family, all share is our faith in a loving God, who is merciful and loving.” Mr. Gundell, Principal 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear.” Psalm 46:1-2 

Mask Mandate Changes 03/01/22

Over the weekend we saw the state make a plan for changing the mask mandate for schools.  As of Wednesday, our school will change it’s practice related to mask wearing.  It will be good to see the children’s full faces again 🙂 – and yet we need to continue good practices as a school community to assure good health for all.  
Covid cases are still occurring in the community and our school will not be exempt.
All members of the school need to continue to follow school attendance guidelines regarding illness.  If there is a symptom or suspicion of a sickness, please do not attend school.  Please take a test to verify good health prior to attending.  This guideline is important to remain vigilant on, especially with the mask mandate being removed and HG allowing parent choice on the practice of wearing masks.   
I have been equipped with a supply of Covid home tests from the state.  To date, we have reserved these tests for staff and families that have shared a suspicion of illness.  Today I will be sending a 2-pack test kit home with each student.  The intention is for this kit to be reserved for the student and used to screen for Covid if an illness is suspected.  I want our students to not miss school if it can be avoided.  Equally as important, I also want to assure that those attending school are in good health.  If the test is used, the results should be reported to the office.  If able, the school will continue to provide free tests to continue this practice throughout the remaining portion of the school year.
It has been a long and strenuous partnering effort that has allowed us to continue to deliver in person instruction through this pandemic.  I thank you for your continued support as we navigate the changes.  Please contact the office with any questions.

What you need to know to return to school after an illness of any kind: 9/23/2021

Reopening Information: 08/17/2021

Holy Ghost will be operating 5 days a week in person instruction for all students this fall.  

For more information on our reopening plans for the 2021-2022 school year, please click here.

Distance Learning Update: 11/22/2020

Holy Ghost will not be operating in person instruction this week (Monday or Tuesday).  In order to protect the health and safety of our school community we have made the decision to suspend in school instruction at this time.  An email outlining our instructional plan for the week will be sent directly to our school families.  As more information is available it will be shared with school families via direct emails.

Distance Learning Update: 11/12/2020

Our students, faculty and staff have diligently followed our health and safety protocols to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Despite everyone’s best efforts, the rising community spread of the virus could impact our 5 day in-person instructional model.

2020-2021 School Reopening Information as of 8/5/2020

School Updates as of 3/17/2020

  • Holy Ghost Lutheran School is closed for all students pre-K – 8th grade beginning March 16th.
  • All school activities including PTL Friday Fish Fry Dinners on March 20th & 27th and HG Open House on March 24th have been cancelled at this time.
  • A Distance Learning Plan has been put into place for all students beginning Tuesday, March 17th.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Holy Ghost family if you need assistance in any way.  Please pray about this contemporary issue. Pray for each other, our staff, our community, our state, and nation.  The students and families of Holy Ghost will remain in the prayers of our school staff during this period of school closure.  
 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” 1 Peter 4: 6-7

School Communications:

HG's Distance Learning Details:

Daily Email

An email from your child’s classroom teacher will be delivered to you each evening at 6:00p. This email will be sent from our office email address. The email will supply you with updates from the office, a devotional thought for your family, and include guidance for the next day’s learning.

More information about this daily email can be found in the March 16th parent letter below

Teacher Availability

HG’s Distant Learning Plan is designed to provide academic activities for the day, during school times. Teachers are available for correspondence during these times – 8:30-3:00. Depending on the grade level of your child, more detailed information regarding expectations, of schedule and tasks, will be sent home in the emails from the classroom teacher.



We know that questions will arise and we are here to answer them. As we practice social distancing, please feel free to utilize email correspondence when possible: 

Mrs. Male – [email protected] Mr. Gundell – [email protected]

Your classroom teacher will be sending their preferred email for correspondence