Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
Register for PREP updates by texting NBVMPREP to 84576 or
In light of Covid-19, all PREP classes will be online for the next school year. We carefully considered the necessary steps in order to run an in-person program and decided that the risks involved in bringing students, volunteers and families together from at least 10 schools were too high. The necessary cleaning procedures as well as social distancing requirements were also daunting.
We are in the process of building on our current homeschool program to make it more robust in content as well as easier to follow and stay on track for families. The lessons will be set up as a slideshow on Google Slides, which walks through each lesson in the book. There will be short videos and an online test for each chapter. The lessons are designed to be done weekly and able to be completed in under 25 minutes. We want to keep your family connected to Nativity parish and PREP, but do not want to overwhelm you with lots of requirements. Throughout the school year, we will offer opportunities for family faith formation. Depending on the restrictions, we hope to be able to hold some of these in-person while also providing ways to attend/view online.
Please register online as soon as possible so we can order the appropriate number of books that will be used in conjunction with Google Slides. The fees for PREP remain the same as last year, although our costs in designing and running this new program are increasing. We continue to offer payment plans and financial assistance for PREP fees. If you are interested in learning more about either, check the box on the registration form and we will work with you. Fees are due by August 1st. If you know a family with a first grader, please forward this message to them.
We are planning to kick-off PREP in September and a calendar with details will be published by mid-August. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding. We will make the best of things this year and hopefully be back in September 2021. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Katie Haraburda at firstname.lastname@example.org.