April 2020
School Continues  at All Saints
An Update on Academics
Like all schools in Virginia, All Saints has closed its physical doors for the rest of this school year. Yet, school continues! Here are some of the steps All Saints has taken since our closure on March 13:
  • Students left school on March 13th with their backpacks full of books and supplies and the hope that they would be returning soon......
  • Monday, March 16th: teachers begin sending online assignments for the next two weeks
  • Friday, March 20th: feedback is sought from parents via an online survey about what has worked and what has not during our first week of "virtual school" 
  • Monday, March 23rd: the Governor closes schools for the rest of the school year; All Saints faculty and staff begin to make more long-term plans
  • More Chromebooks are checked-out to families who need them
  • Friday, March 27th: 3rd quarter report cards are issued including 1st and 2nd honors and other awards
  • Teachers reach out to students individually to personally "check-in"
  • Saturday, March 28th: with the feedback from parents and teachers, a new school-wide online teaching schedule is rolled-out with an emphasis on regular math and reading instruction and project-based learning in other subjects
  • Monday, March 30th: Teachers begin online instruction using Zoom
  • The School's Advisory Board held a special meeting on April 3 to receive updates and lend assistance
  • Teachers engage in weekly courses to strengthen their online teaching skills
  • Spring Break continues as scheduled from noon on Thursday April 9 through Sunday, April 19

A great deal has occurred in just three weeks! All Saints continues to seek ways to improve the learning experience for students, parents and faculty. We look forward to working together to continue to provide quality education that prepares students for next year and beyond.

TOGETHER we will get through this!

 

Faculty and staff hold their weekly meeting via Zoom.
Staying Connected

As in any time of crisis, it's critically important to stay connected. All Saints uses many platforms to stay in touch with families, alumni and supporters. The school administration sends important updates to parents via e-mail through a program called RenWeb. In addition, All Saints stays connected in these ways:

All Saints website. Current families can find the latest updates under the "Wednesday News." They'll also find the school calendar and can even re-visit photos from year's past. Prospective families can find enrollment information and make inquiries.

All Saints YouTube station: Principal Kelleher posts periodic video messages that can be found here. Also, see past videos made by the school.

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All Saints Facebook page, All Saints Alumni Facebook page and  All Saints Instagram - teachers, staff and parents post  updates and photos to these social media platforms. 

Recently, Ms. Patterson, the kindergarten teacher, has been posting about the chicken eggs she and her students incubated earlier this spring. They are hatching--just in time for Easter!

We welcome you to visit us (virtually).
Supporting All Saints

All Saints has been so blessed to have so many generous supporters over the years. With 70% of our students receiving financial assistance, we know that many families will struggle during this crisis. The administration is working with families who are furloughed or laid-off to postpone or ease tuition payments. 

Already, we have experienced an out-pouring of support - thank you! 

To support All Saints Annual Fund, please click HERE

To participate in the State Tax Credit program to provide tuition assistance, please click HERE.

A " Stay at Home Breakfast with the Saints" will take place for a week starting Easter Monday. If you are not already a guest and would like to participate, please contact Alyssa McBride, amcbride@allsaintsric.org.

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support at this critical time!
Please stay safe and be well.


"Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth. As we enter into Holy Week, these most sacred days of the year, Catholics across the United States and the world are living under quarantine, our societies shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

But we know that our Redeemer lives. Even in this extraordinary and challenging moment, we give thanks for what Jesus Christ has done for us by his life, death, and resurrection. Even now, we marvel at the beautiful mystery of our salvation, how precious each one of us is in the eyes of God."

- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, April 3, 2020
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