CHRONICLE
December 10, 2020
Mission: Communion of Saints Catholic School serves a diverse community and fosters life-long learners and witnesses to the Gospel who are committed to worshiping God and serving His people.
PRINCIPAL CORNER
Dear Parents,
             It was so good to see the students back in the building on Monday! Prayerfully, we will be able to continue to offer the in-person option through December 18. The second quarter ends on January 15. Any students who have been distance learners for the entire 1st and 2nd quarters who wish to start in-person learning, must apply in the office. If there is not enough physical space in the classroom to accommodate an extra student, your child must remain home and reapply at the end of the third quarter. Students who were in person but chose to remain home during the weeks before Christmas may return as their desk is still in place. As always, we ask that you inform the office of any changes in your family’s plans.
              Many parents have inquired about having Specials classes livestreamed (offered synchronously). After Christmas break, Mrs. Bartos will livestream art and music during the regular times on the students’ schedules. Next week she will test her new equipment on one or two classes to be able to go live to all classes in January. At this point the plan is to have the classroom teachers send out Mrs. Bartos’ links. We will not be able to livestream PE as we do not have the proper equipment. Distance students should continue to use this time to take a movement break away from their screens.
              The December PTO meeting was held virtually on Monday night. While most of the activities that were to be held this year had to be canceled, members are working diligently on the planning to bring the events back next year. They need your help! PTO supports the school with activities ranging from buying Distillata water for the faculty, and funding the bussing for field trips, Great Lakes Theater, and school assemblies to Mother/Son, Father/Daughter activities and community get-togethers. Please watch for notices of meetings and become involved; since they are virtual, you never have to leave the comfort of your home. It is a great way to meet new people and be a part of a vibrant school community!
              Currently there are no new reported cases of Covid-19. As always, please remember to inform the school should there be any changes in the health of your family or any instances of suspected exposure so that we may take effective action. Thank you for all you are doing to keep our school community safe!
Please continue to have those in the medical field and those affected by Covid-19 in your prayers.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Whiteley
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IMPORTANT DATES
Sun., Dec. 13 *3rd Sunday of Advent

Tues., 12/15- Fri., 12/18 * Christmas Spirit Days-see flyer below

Fri., Dec. 18 *Last Day before break- There will be Aftercare for those families already signed up!

Sat., Dec. 19 * Christmas Break Begins

12/19-1/4/21 *Christmas Break

Mon., 1/4/2021 *Teacher Work Day-NO

Tues., 1/5-Fri., 1/8 *All students Distance Learning

Mon. Jan. 11 * In-person students return

PRESCHOOL STUDENTS: will maintain a regular schedule- contact Mrs. Sommers for details.
AFTERCARE SERVICE 12/18
After care services will be available on Friday, December 18 for those families already registered. Thank you to our Aftercare Staff!
COVID-19 DAILY HEALTH CHECK- A MUST!
Now more than ever it is important for parents to perform a daily health assessment on their student prior to coming to school.

If your student has ONE of the following symptoms, please keep them home from school. The student will be marked absent and can make up the work on their return.
Temperature over 100 degrees F
chills
shortness of breath
fatigue
body aches
headache
loss of taste or smell
sore throat
congestion or runny nose
nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
JANUARY HOT LUNCH FORMS-Due 12/18
JANUARY Hot Lunch Order Forms are available electronically. Order forms are available HERE. Menu items HERE. Once we receive the updated menus from the diocese we will send hard copies of everything home.
You are welcome to turn them in electronically!
  • It is important for families who think they qualify to still submit the Free/Reduced Meal Application as student(s) status will affect any additional pandemic EBT funding that may occur this year! If you think you qualify, please conact the school office for an application- or Click the application pic on the left!
We have received word from the Cleveland Diocese and the USDA that all students will be able to receive free hot lunch through the end of the school year, regardless of financial status.

You will still need to complete the order from that is sent home monthly.
2160 Stillman Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: 216.932.4177 Fax: 216.932.7439