Note from the President
Dear Parents,

Today our Governor announced an order to “Stay at Home” for 14 days in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our plan is to get report cards out today and to continue to provide meals every Wednesday at Cardinal Ritter.

We are asking you to please stay home and adhere to the order until April 7. We know that our Spring Break would have begun this Friday anyway so hopefully this order will expire on that Tuesday. I have included a letter from our Superintendent, Gina Kuntz-Fleming, further supporting our efforts to partner with you through this difficult time.

Additionally, after our first week of e-learning, we believe that some restructuring is needed for the benefit of our students. Please read Mrs. Jost’s message below.

Please know we are here to help you and your students navigate these troubling times. We have great teachers, awesome students and supportive parents. What a great combination for success! We will get through this!

God Bless,

Mrs. Hoy
March 23, 2020

Dear Families,

As we continue to navigate this unfamiliar territory with e-learning and distribution of learning packets we thank you for your patience and understanding. Our priority is to ensure your child(ren) receive the best quality Catholic education and formation possible despite the challenges of doing so remotely. This remains the commitment of all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:
  • We continue to follow the mission of Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. We support the formation of young people through holistic, engaging, and academically excellent programming that integrates faith, culture, and life as modeled by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • We continue to fulfill our obligation to administrators, teachers, and staff by continuing to pay salaries and provide benefits, as they, in turn, provide your family with the best education and formation possible.
  • We continue to provide a quality Catholic education given the resources each school has available during these challenging times.
  • Teachers continue to prepare lessons and to be available to their students and families in a multitude of ways.
  • Administrators continue to work daily to lead their staffs and families through this unfamiliar situation.
  • We are committed to our Catholic Social Teachings, specifically the Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers as well as Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.

We remain incredibly grateful for your choice as parents/guardians to have selected Catholic education for your child(ren). As the first teachers of your children, we continue to ask this of you as partners in your child’s growth:
  • Join us in daily prayer. We know that through God, all good things are possible. Let’s rely on Him!
  • Recognize your school leaders and teachers are working innovatively and tirelessly in the best interest of the children they are called to serve; they continue to be committed to your child(ren) and family.
  • Contact the school if:
  • o   you are struggling with finances at this time. Leaders of school ministry will work with all families to the best of their ability.
  • o   daily nutrition for your family is a concern. Your Catholic school will work with you to help provide meals.
  • o   you or your children are having difficulty with the lessons being provided. Teachers can help if you let them know the challenges you are experiencing.
  • With public Mass being suspended, many churches will likely feel the impact of lower contributions. This affects multiple ministries, including schools. Please continue your weekly tithing if you are able. And remember, our priests continue to hold daily Mass for the people of southern and central Indiana.

We trust you will continue in this partnership with your school and the archdiocese by continuing your tuition payments. The salaries we are continuing to pay makeup approximately 85% of school budgets. We ask for your continued prayerful support during this unprecedented time. May God continue to bless you, your family, and your parish and school community.
In Christ,

Gina Kuntz Fleming
Superintendent of Catholic Schools
Dear Families,

After receiving feedback from our parents and students, we are restructuring our e-learning days after spring break. In order to give students a chance to catch-up on work and to give them a break from their computers, students will have 4 days of e-learning a week.
Starting Monday, April 6, all Mondays and Thursdays will be black days, and all Tuesdays and Fridays will be red days. Wednesdays will serve as days to work on missing homework. We will continue this way through April. To keep our schedule consistent, April 13 will now be a day of e-learning.

Please continue to check Family Link to see your children’s current progress and to encourage your children to reach out to their teachers with questions and concerns.  

Please continue to pray for our community and our world.  

In Christ’s Peace,
Kari Jost