Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope that you are all doing well! As we continue through the month of August, I wanted to share the following information with you:
Staggered Start Email: We sent an email last week with information about our staggered start. If you did not receive this email or have any further questions, please let us know!
o Monday and Tuesday (August 31st and September 1st): Children with last names A-M
o Wednesday (September 2nd): Online
o Thursday and Friday (September 3rd and 4th): Children with last names N-Z
Online Academy: The weekly announcements for our online learning academy were sent last week and will also be sent this evening. If have not been receiving the emails or do not receive the email tonight, it means that we do not have your child’s registration, and we ask that you email Mr. Sterner (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP to ensure that your child is on our online learning roster.
Digital Academy: The diocesan schools are transitioning to Digital Academy as our main school communication system instead of SchoolSpeak this year. We will be sending various videos throughout the next couple of weeks to help you become familiar with this program, and you will receive login information in the near future.
Gym renovation: Over the summer, our gymnasium has been renovated! We have new flooring, lighting, paint, etc., and we can’t wait to unveil the finished product next week! Be sure to follow us on social media to see pictures!
7th grade in classrooms: We had over 80 students opt-in for our 100% online learning academy, which means that we have more classroom space available than we initially thought. Therefore, the 7th grade will now be able to be housed in two classrooms (first floor and basement) in the main building rather than in the gymnasium. The eighth-grade class will still remain in the gymnasium until the new middle school is complete.
K-8 SACC (School-Age Child Care) Registration: We are working diligently to ensure that we have adequate staffing for our SACC (latchkey) program. Therefore, we ask that if you are planning on having your child attend SACC, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/dTNKTqn1ELbaXL2y6
We know that many of you registered when you completed the school registration, but some people completed the registration in January and much has changed since then, so we would like to have an updated count.
Back-to-School Night: I sent a detailed email today about our Back-to-School Night- we hope that you can join us!
Events this week (Zoom information): This is just a reminder that we have four virtual orientations/meetings this week:
Pre-School Orientation: Tuesday, August 18th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Meeting ID: 834 3167 7864
Kindergarten Orientation: Wednesday, August 19th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Meeting ID: 840 0158 4974
New Parent/Student Orientation (Grades 1-8): Thursday, August 20th from 6:00pm-7:00pm
Meeting ID: 839 3545 3312
Reopening Town Hall II: Thursday, August 20th from 7:00pm-8:00pm: If you would like to submit questions that will be answered during the town hall, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/A9qRXZTLHmSiiN1N7
Meeting ID: 818 2167 7400
Again, thank you for all of your prayers, input, and support. We are so grateful that you are a part of our Saint Mary School Family!