3/16/2020
Message from the Headmaster
Dear Families,
 
I have been inspired today by your children, our teachers, and the administrative staff. So many of you (and them) have offered us help to manage the details of time away. Thank you for that!
 
I spoke with all Kindergarten through 12th grade students this morning in smaller group assemblies (with some distance between each of them). I told them a few things that I hoped they would hear from me: pray, hope, and do not be afraid; help your parents and family members wherever possible; do not give in to sloth over this break—instead, find something positive to do for a neighbor, family member, or friend. I told the seniors that we were committed to making sure that they will graduate (if, of course, they do their part). We all prayed together.
 
Cancellations: All sports practices, co-curricular activities, and rehearsals (including the musical rehearsals) have been cancelled.  The musical has been cancelled for this year (that was announced to cast members at a meeting in the auditorium today at 3:00 p.m.). Upper School Grandparent’s Day has been cancelled.
 
Planning: Faculty and staff members will take the next three days to plan for distance learning from March 30th on (I pray it is not too long). That means that our faculty and administrators will be working to put together a plan that is workable for the students, achievable by the faculty, and valuable to our children’s long term educational needs. Note: we have no intention to move toward a 1:1 laptop/iPad/device program at Saint Agnes School, and our approach to distance learning has the goal of addressing the educational needs of our students in this time of caution around COVID-19.
 
We will be communicating a plan for March 30th (and after) at the end of this week. Stay tuned for more on distance learning.
 
Please look for an email from us later this week.
 
Blessings to you and your family,
Kevin Ferdinandt

P.S. The school office will be closed on Friday, March 20.
 
Changes to Upcoming Events
The Four Last Things: Lenten Homily Series - Sun., 3/21
The Church of Saint Agnes is offering a compelling homily series on The Four Last Things , to take place at all Masses throughout the Lenten season. As of now, Sunday and weekday Masses continue to be celebrated as scheduled. Please check the parish website for updates.
4th Sunday of Lent (Laetere) - Purgatory
5th Sunday of Lent - Hell
Easter - Heaven
Saint Agnes Lenten Lecture Series - Postponed
Our  Lenten Lecture Series  has been postponed until further notice. Stations of the Cross are scheduled to take place at 7 PM on Friday March 20 and 27. No 8:45 AM Stations due to the school closure and Spring Break.
Food Packing Opportunity - Sat., 3/21 Postponed
The  Sodality of Saint John the Baptist has postponed the food packing event scheduled for this Saturday. The new dated is TBD.
"Crazy For You" Spring Musical - Cancelled
After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year's spring musical, "Crazy for You." Mr. Johnson met with cast members after school today to inform them of this decision. Unfortunately, for this year, the show must not go on.
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grandparents day
Upper School Grandparents' Day Cancelled
The Upper School Grandparents' Day planned for April will not be held this year. We look forward to welcoming our Grandparents next spring.
Athletics
All Athletics Postponed
All athletic practices are cancelled until school resumes. There will be no use of the school facilities during this time. Contact Mr. Streitz if you have any questions.
Girls on the Run: Grades 3-5 Postponed
Scheduled to start today, Girls on the Run is postponed until further notice. Please contact Ms. Sarah Ennis (site liaison) or Ms. Tricia Morel (head coach) if you have questions. 
Quick Links & Past News
Parking Reminder
Please note that it is illegal to park or idle in the handicapped parking spaces without a handicapped parking pass or sticker. There are several Aggie families for whom this lack of consideration provides a hardship, and we ask that you avoid idling while waiting for your student(s) or parking (even for a very short time) in handicapped areas.
Photos for Download
Thank you to parent volunteer Rich Graner for sharing these photos from our Lessons & Carols , Winter Athletics , and the Snow Day Dance and Coronation !
Continue to Help an Aggie Family
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