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GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 26, 2021) – Todd Blahnik, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Green Bay, announced guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year have been developed and released to all 54 schools. 
This past year, all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Green Bay opened and offered both in-person and virtual learning options to meet the needs of their students and families. “We learned a lot this past year,” said Blahnik. “More importantly, there is now scientific research that shows the level of spread by school age students is currently minimal. This has allowed us to use the plans we created last year, and just make adjustments based on the current data.”
Blahnik is quick to note that should the situation rapidly deteriorate before school resumes in the fall, there is already a plan in place to continue to provide in-person education. “We know that things can and do change on a daily basis. Our goal is to allow each of our schools to look at their community and make the best determination on how to prevent any significant outbreaks in their area, while keeping our schools open for in-person instruction.”
The Diocese of Green Bay continues to monitor the spread of COVID in its 16 counties.  For more information on the guidelines or for parents that would like to find the nearest Catholic school, please visit www.gbdiocschools.org.


Who we are: As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago. 

Contact: Justine Lodl, director of communications, at 920-272-8213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Sarah Gietman, communications coordinator, at 920-272-8209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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