Dear SPC Families,

This is a very exciting day for the St Paul of the Cross community. We have just been awarded the 2020 Blue Ribbon for Academic Excellence. This award is given to schools that are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This prestigious award is given to 347 schools across the country, but it is only given to 50 private schools. This award represents the unending commitment, hard work, and dedication of our amazing faculty. I am so proud of the faculty, staff, and students for all they have done to make this award a reality. To our students, you work so hard each and every day at doing your best on your schoolwork, and more importantly, you all work so hard to be kind to one another and grow in your relationship with God! Thank you to our parents, we are all grateful to you for giving us the gift of educating your children.  

Please see below for our school profile on the National Blue Ribbon website!

St. Paul of the Cross Blue Ribbon 2020

We are sending home pre-wrapped BLUE RIBBON lollipops today. Here are the ingredients: 
twist pops

Sadly, we will not be able to travel to Washington DC in November to accept the award, but we will begin planning a Blue Ribbon Spirit Week for November 9-13! More details of COVID safe fun to follow! 

Now for some business and reminders…..

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW: Professional Development for our Teachers!

Sleepovers
I have heard that in some schools (not SPC), COVID is being spread at sleepover parties. Please practice good judgement when socializing outside of school. And parents, let's face it---COVID-19 is a fabulous excuse to say no to sleepovers!

Travel
Wisconsin is now on the travel ban list of states in which a quarantine is required when returning to Illinois. This would include if you have a home in Wisconsin and are traveling back and forth from Illinois. Any stay longer than 24 hours requires a 14 day quarantine.

School Photos
Thursday, October 1st, prepay online ordering only. The photos done now in the Fall will be in school uniforms. New this year, we will be offering Spring pictures and they will be done without uniforms and will also include the option for sibling photos.
PREPAY--NO ENVELOPES WILL GO HOME!
Below is a prepay site and will be closed at some point, the day after Picture Day, to process the orders. At that point, parents will need to wait for their child's Ticket Code which is delivered with the bulk package orders, approximately three and a half weeks post picture day.
Please click this link to order and prepay for your child(ren)’s photos:
Color Portraits Prepay Ordering

Dismissal Reminder - parents should leave the campus as quickly as possible at dismissal...I am noticing a lot more parents hanging around and chatting etc. You must wear your masks when on campus.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


HOT LUNCH
The hot lunch program is back! All students who attend school full time, Preschool-8th Grade or are registered for the lunch bunch program can order hot lunch. Hot lunch will be provided by Healthy Kids and Home Run Inn Pizza. Hot lunch will take place most Friday's of the month. Healthy Kids lunches will cost $6.50 a lunch and Home Run Inn Pizza will be $5.00 a lunch.

Registration is now open and will close onFriday, September 25th. Please complete the registration and payment for your order to be processed.

Please Note: You will need to fill out a separate form for each student's lunch request.

You will receive a confirmation email from Kelly Spanos by Tuesday every week for Friday's hot lunch. If you do not receive one by then your child was not registered.

October 2nd, Macaroni and Cheese, Garlic Bread, Fresh Fruit

October 16th, Hamburger, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Fruit

October 23rd, Chicken Fingers, Buttered Noodles, Fresh Fruit

October 30th, Home Run Inn Pizza, Cheese or Sausage

Please click the link Hot Lunch Registration.

Please complete this form by tomorrow, Friday, September 25th.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Spanos at

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SPC School Board

The SPC School Board invites you to join us for the first open school board meeting of 2020-21 on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30pm via Zoom.

  • Dr. M will provide a State of the School update.

  • Parents will be able to submit questions in advance -- a Google form will be following in an email blast to parents. included in next week's Thursday mailing.


Six Flags Rread to Succeed

Great news! Don't throw those 2020 Read to Succeed Six Flags Great America tickets away. Six Flags Great America will honor the 2020 tickets through August 2021. Those students who were in kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and read 360 minutes received a free ticket to Great America. Please contact Mrs.McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.  


SPC Home & School Association

TRIP Information! 
On behalf of the Home and School Association, welcome to St. Paul of the Cross.I wanted to quickly introduce myself as your new T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.If you are unfamiliar with T.R.I.P., more information can be found here on our website.T.R.I.P. offers excellent rebates through purchases of e-gift cards that families use every day.  Ranging from Lands End Uniforms to Amazon to local restaurants and more- you are able to put small percentages of your purchases back towards your FACTS account with St. Paul of the Cross.You may register for your account here, and even transfer your profile from your former school (if one exists) by using the code C21ELFAD426

Due to COVID this year, we are suspending the purchase of physical gift cards until further notice. There are several gift cards that we have on hand that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Tiffany Braun atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must have a valid TRIP account to purchase these cards before emailing. Checks will need to be made out to SPC TRIP, or you can arrange a credit card payment through Shop with Scrip after emailing Tiffany.
Please click here for our current inventory.


 

Magnets and Totes
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be!
These are available for purchase on the Home and School Association webpage.
Please visit our web page by clicking here (https://www.spc-school.net/parents/homeandschool), select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to you at pick up or drop off. All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez Gemoets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


YEARBOOKS!

Order your SPC 2020-2021 yearbook by September 30th and save 10% 

The deadline to order a St. Paul of the Cross yearbook is Thursday, April 29th. 

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks:  Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)

  • Green Yearbooks:  TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past five years, TreeRing planted over 2,000 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.

  • Beautiful Yearbooks:  All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR St. Paul of the Cross YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE 

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

o   Your personalized yearbook only costs $28.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.

o   You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 6th.  

o   Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.S. If you need help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TreeRing has a wonderful customer service. I have found that calling them at 877-755-8733 works well too. 


 

FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.
Please click here for the September 27th bulletin

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Unforgettable Edibles Back to School Dinner Made Easy
Please click here for their menu!

 

Dear SPC Families,

As of today, students in grades 3-8 should be fully situated in their Schoology accounts, and parents in preschool-2 should have received their SeeSaw accounts. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need assistance.

Next Friday, please remember that school is closed for a Professional Development Day. Teachers in Early Childhood will receive training on the Learning without Tears Curriculum. Teachers in Grades K-4 will be completing a workshop with our Guided Reading curriculum while teachers will begin work on the SEL curriculum Conscience Discipline.

We are working to complete standardized testing in iReady for K-2 and Map for 3-8. Parents will receive guidance on the results during the October Parent-Teacher conferences.

Lastly, It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Frank Dopek, a long time member of our maintenance staff, passed away last night. Mr. Frank has been a consistent presence in our school for many years. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


SPC School Board

The SPC School Board invites you to join us for the first open school board meeting of 2020-21 on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30pm via Zoom.

  • Dr. M will provide a State of the School update.

  • Parents will be able to submit questions in advance -- a Google form will be included in next week's Thursday mailing.


Six Flags Rread to Succeed

Great news! Don't throw those 2020 Read to Succeed Six Flags Great America tickets away. Six Flags Great America will honor the 2020 tickets through August 2021. Those students who were in kindergarten through sixth grade during the 2019-2020 school year and read 360 minutes received a free ticket to Great America. Please contact Mrs.McCallister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.  


SPC Home & School Association

TRIP Information! 
On behalf of the Home and School Association, welcome to St. Paul of the Cross.I wanted to quickly introduce myself as your new T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.If you are unfamiliar with T.R.I.P., more information can be found here on our website.T.R.I.P. offers excellent rebates through purchases of e-gift cards that families use every day.  Ranging from Lands End Uniforms to Amazon to local restaurants and more- you are able to put small percentages of your purchases back towards your FACTS account with St. Paul of the Cross.You may register for your account here, and even transfer your profile from your former school (if one exists) by using the code C21ELFAD426

Due to COVID this year, we are suspending the purchase of physical gift cards until further notice. There are several gift cards that we have on hand that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Tiffany Braun atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must have a valid TRIP account to purchase these cards before emailing. Checks will need to be made out to SPC TRIP, or you can arrange a credit card payment through Shop with Scrip after emailing Tiffany.
Please click here for our current inventory.


 

Magnets and Totes
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be!
These are available for purchase on the Home and School Association webpage.
Please visit our web page by clicking here (https://www.spc-school.net/parents/homeandschool), select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to you at pick up or drop off. All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez Gemoets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


YEARBOOKS!

Order your SPC 2020-2021 yearbook by September 30th and save 10% 

The deadline to order a St. Paul of the Cross yearbook is Thursday, April 29th. 

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks:  Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)

  • Green Yearbooks:  TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past five years, TreeRing planted over 2,000 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.

  • Beautiful Yearbooks:  All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR St. Paul of the Cross YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE 

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

o   Your personalized yearbook only costs $28.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.

o   You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 6th.  

o   Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.S. If you need help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TreeRing has a wonderful customer service. I have found that calling them at 877-755-8733 works well too. 


 

FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.
Please click here for the September 20th bulletin

FROM THE COMMUNITY

Unforgettable Edibles Back to School Dinner Made Easy
Please click here for their menu!

 

Dear SPC Families,

We are nearing the end of week three, and I am grateful for everyone's cooperation in following the guidelines and new protocols. I am hopeful that as we continue to adhere to our new reality at school, we will continue to keep everyone safe and in school.

POWERSCHOOL GRADES 3-8:

PowerSchool is a tool that allows parents to see the up to date grades of their children. This week we will be opening the portal for parent view. 

New families and 3rd graders will receive their login information. If you need new login credentials, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Since Schoology is connected to PowerSchool, you will also be able to access grades on Schoology. 

SCHOOLOGY GRADES 3-8

You will soon receive login information for parent access to Schoology. Please take a moment to review the video, which includes step by step information on the various aspects of the new Learning Management System. Schoology allows one platform for all aspects of your child's classes: grades, assignments, and teacher communication. 

QUICK VIDEO

RESOURCES FOR PARENT PAGE

A reminder that we added some professional development days into the calendar. Please make sure to add them to your calendar:

  • SEPTEMBER 25: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Professional Development Day
  • OCTOBER 8: NO SCHOOL. Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30-3:30 pm (will be Zoom meetings)
  • OCTOBER 9: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day
  • NOVEMBER 13 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day
  • MARCH 11: NO SCHOOL. Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30-3:30 pm (will be Zoom meetings)
  • MARCH 12: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day

Thank you for your partnership in keeping our community safe!
Don't forget, tomorrow is our first CTS Out of Uniform day! See below for more information.

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal


 

Out of Uniform Ten-Packs!
The first CTS Out of Uniform date is tomorrow, September 11th. If you have not had a chance to purchase your Out of Uniform Ten Pack (Grades K-8) and still plan to do so, please click on this link to purchase them before tomorrow, September 11th. 
ALL families who purchased the Out of Uniform passes last February (CTS Online) were sent an email reminder last week that they've already purchased them. 

There are a total of Ten CTS Out of Uniform Days throughout the school year (also noted on the school calendar):
September 11th
October 2nd
November 12th (This is a Thursday because there is no school on November 13th)
December 11th
January 22nd
February 19th
March 19th
April 16th
May 14th
June 4th

The "Ten Packs" cover your child for the entire year. Several years ago, SPC went "green" with the passes, therefore, they are in the form of a list only. The homeroom teachers will have the final updated lists for their classrooms.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of St. Paul of the Cross School.


SPC Home & School Association

TRIP Information! 

On behalf of the Home and School Association, welcome to St. Paul of the Cross.I wanted to quickly introduce myself as your new T.R.I.P. (Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Plan) Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.If you are unfamiliar with T.R.I.P., more information can be found here on our website.T.R.I.P. offers excellent rebates through purchases of e-gift cards that families use every day.  Ranging from Lands End Uniforms to Amazon to local restaurants and more- you are able to put small percentages of your purchases back towards your FACTS account with St. Paul of the Cross.You may register for your account here, and even transfer your profile from your former school (if one exists) by using the code C21ELFAD426

Due to COVID this year, we are suspending the purchase of physical gift cards until further notice. There are several gift cards that we have on hand that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis by emailing Tiffany Braun atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must have a valid TRIP account to purchase these cards before emailing. Checks will need to be made out to SPC TRIP, or you can arrange a credit card payment through Shop with Scrip after emailing Tiffany.
Please click here for our current inventory.


 

Magnets and Totes
Have you seen the cool SPC canvas tote bags and car magnets around town? The tote bags are a natural colored canvas with an embroidered SPC logo, navy accents, top zip and front pocket. Handles are long enough to go over the shoulder. Car magnets are a great way to show off that SPC is the place to be!
These are available for purchase on the Home and School Association webpage.
Please visit our web page by clicking here (https://www.spc-school.net/parents/homeandschool), select the quantity and your purchase will be delivered to you at pick up or drop off. All proceeds/profit support Home & School expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Maria Almendarez Gemoets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Order your SPC 2020-2021 yearbook by September 30th and save 10% 

The deadline to order a St. Paul of the Cross yearbook is Thursday, April 29th. 

Here are three reasons we chose TreeRing:

  • Custom Yearbooks:  Every student gets a one of a kind printed copy containing two free pages to customize with personal photos. (This is optional; don’t feel obligated to complete this)

  • Green Yearbooks:  TreeRing plants a tree in our school’s name when you purchase a book and it prints on recycled paper. In the past five years, TreeRing planted over 2,000 trees on behalf of St. Paul of the Cross.

  • Beautiful Yearbooks:  All yearbooks are gorgeously printed in full color using the highest end print production available.

YOU CAN PURCHASE AND PERSONALIZE YOUR St. Paul of the Cross YEARBOOK BY CLICKING HERE 

Yearbook password: 101414618165482

A few important facts:

o   Your personalized yearbook only costs $28.00 for a soft cover. You may order a hardcover yearbook for an additional charge.

o   You’ll need to purchase your copy and complete your free personal pages by April 6th.  

o   Your 2 free custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.

Regards,

Mrs. Melissa McCallister

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

P.S. If you need help, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TreeRing has a wonderful customer service. I have found that calling them at 877-755-8733 works well too. 


chess ed

Chess-Ed - Virtual classes begin on September 14th

Chess-Ed has gone virtual!  Keep your chess skills and game playing sharp and register now for our 10-week Fall 2020 session.  Classes begin on 9/14 and extend through 11/20/20. 

Using Zoom, lichess.org and other chess software, our instructors will deliver organized and interactive online lessons, thought-provoking puzzles, and time for student game playing and instructor oversight/feedback, similar to our in-person programming.  

Our 55-minute virtual lessons are offered every weekday after school, at 4, 5, and 6 pm with Beginner, Novice, Continuing, and Advanced program levels to appeal to students with a wide variety of chess knowledge and skills.  The program is open to all students in all grades. 

To register, click here.

 Chess-Ed instructors look forward to seeing your chess enthusiast in class. JOIN TODAY! 


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.

Please click here for the September 13th bulletin
 

 

 

 

 

Dear SPC Families,

Happy Thursday! We almost have our first full week back at school under our belt! I am very impressed by how our children have adjusted to the wearing of masks and the new requirements. Our teachers are truly amazing and are adjusting to all the new guidelines. I know they are looking forward to a three day weekend! Parents, thank you for your cooperation. You get an A+ on drop off and pick up procedures as well as wearing masks and social distancing on campus. We are truly in this together, and our combined efforts will keep our community safe. Thank you!

SCHOOL CALENDAR ADJUSTMENTS:

This is a new year with new challenges. The Illinois State Board of Education has allowed us to have a school year of 175 days and an additional five days for professional development. Given the constraints of the new school day, these added professional development days will provide additional time for teacher collaboration and training. Please note the changes (they have been updated on our school calendar. We are reserving the two other PD days for emergencies in the event of a return to remote learning (let's hope we don't need them!)

  • SEPTEMBER 25: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Professional Development Day
  • OCTOBER 8: NO SCHOOL. Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30-3:30 pm (will be Zoom meetings)
  • OCTOBER 9: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day
  • NOVEMBER 13 NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day
  • MARCH 11: NO SCHOOL. Parent-Teacher Conferences 7:30-3:30 pm (will be Zoom meetings)
  • MARCH 12: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher Professional Development Day

SEPTEMBER STANDARDIZED TESTING:
In the next 2-3 weeks, we will be evaluating all students in grades K-8. Students in grades K-2 will be assessed via iready. Students in grades 3-8 will be assessed using NWEA MAP. Please refer to your weekly newsletter for specific days for the assessments.

NEW LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS:
SCHOOLOGY GRADES 3-8
We are hoping that Schoology will be up and running for our students and parents next week. Given the incredible surge in need, Schoology is a little backed up in implementation across the country. Look for information to come home soon.

SEESAW GRADES PRESCHOOL-2
Teachers are in the process of sending out the Seesaw information to parents. If it has not arrived, please look for it no later than early next week. 

A REMINDER OF WHAT WAS SENT YESTERDAY (now on our webpage)
1. VIDEO EXPLANATION OF PROTOCOLS:

2. RESOURCES TO PRINT & KEEP AT HOME:

3. ATTENDANCE REPORTING: NEW PROCEDURE: 

If you are reporting a child absent, please use this form.

Please read below for important deadlines and sign up opportunities. Thank you!

Peace,
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal

  


Milk Order Deadline Tomorrow, September 4th
Tomorrow is the last day to order milk for your child(ren.) Milk service begins on Tuesday, September 8th. The fee is for the entire year and you will be billed through FACTS. Please click here to download and print the form.

Out of Uniform Ten-Packs!
The first CTS Out of Uniform date is next Friday, September 11th. If you have not had a chance to purchase your Out of Uniform Ten Pack (Grades K-8) and still plan to do so, please click on this link to purchase them by Thursday, September 10th. 
ALL families who purchased the Out of Uniform passes last February (CTS Online) were sent an email reminder today that they've already purchased them. 

There are a total of Ten CTS Out of Uniform Days throughout the school year (also noted on the school calendar):
September 11th
October 2nd
*November 12th (This is a Thursay because there is no school on Friday Nov. 13th)
December 11th
January 22nd
February 19th
March 19th
April 16th
May 14th
June 4th

The "Ten Packs" cover your child for the entire year. Several years ago, SPC went "green" with the passes, therefore, they are in the form of a list only. The homeroom teachers will have the final updated lists for their classrooms.

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of St. Paul of the Cross School.


Chess-Ed - Virtual classes begin on September 14th

Chess-Ed has gone virtual!  Keep your chess skills and game playing sharp and register now for our 10-week Fall 2020 session.  Classes begin on 9/14 and extend through 11/20/20. 

Using Zoom, lichess.org and other chess software, our instructors will deliver organized and interactive online lessons, thought-provoking puzzles, and time for student game playing and instructor oversight/feedback, similar to our in-person programming.  

Our 55-minute virtual lessons are offered every weekday after school, at 4, 5, and 6 pm with Beginner, Novice, Continuing, and Advanced program levels to appeal to students with a wide variety of chess knowledge and skills.  The program is open to all students in all grades. 

To register, click here.

 Chess-Ed instructors look forward to seeing your chess enthusiast in class. JOIN TODAY! 


FROM THE PARISH

We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs. Please click here for the August 30 Bulletin.
 

Dear SPC Families,

What a tremendous joy it is to have our buildings full of children again! It has been absolutely wonderful seeing everyone back on campus, even if it is through a mask. I would like to thank you for all the gratitude that has been shared with my staff and me. We have been working hard all summer to ensure that we have a safe school year, and your gratitude means a lot! We know we will have to make some adjustments along the way, but we appreciate your partnership in making this possible!

For this all to work, I need all parents to comply with all safety guidelines, here are a few reminders:

  • Masks must be worn on campus at all times! Masks must be worn properly with your mouth and nose covered. No exceptions. 
  • The only parents allowed out of their cars at morning drop off are Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten parents.  
  • Send forms to school with your child and notify your child’s teacher that the forms are in the backpacks.. No parents are allowed in the main offices. 
  • 7th and 8th grade parents: please read the notice that I sent to you about drop off earlier today. 
  • At dismissal--there can be no loitering or chatting. Please leave campus ASAP, we need to clear the campus so that other parents can come and park.
  • NO PARKING ALLOWED AT ANYTIME IN THE FM GLOBAL LOT or in RYAN PARKE.  Please be respectful of our neighbors.

INFECTION PROTOCOLS:
I truly appreciate everyone’s vigilance in making sure we remain open. The recent news of some schools having to switch to remote learning is a firm reminder that we must follow the infection protocol and safety guidelines.

If your child is exhibiting any COVID related symptoms (and I know some of them are also allergy related symptoms which complicates the situation), they must still be cleared by a doctor. When you call your pediatrician, please tell them that your child is back in school for in-person learning, and they will respond accordingly. We know children exhibit symptoms differently, so we all need to be extra cautious. I appreciate your cooperation.

The Archdiocese has created a chart that outlines a number of different scenarios and potential outcomes for COVID related situations:
CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD RESOURCE TO PRINT IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

Thank you all for your cooperation. We are all in this together!

Peace,

Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Principal