December 17, 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.
Dear Parents,
              Next week at this time we will be celebrating Christmas Eve! Even in these tough times it is a joyful reminder that our greatest gift is that God sent His Son to us. Let us remember and reflect upon Christ’s birth and know that as always, He is by our side. 
On Tuesday evening we made the decision to transition the Junior High to distance learning. Although there was only one positive confirmed case in the sixth grade, we felt it best to isolate the floor and the four faculty members impacted. This was a very precautionary measure taken mainly because of the upcoming Christmas holiday. There have not been any more reports of cases in the Junior High and the rest of the school. Your children have been champs with their masks!
As a reminder, distance learning for all students will occur from Tuesday, January 5 through Friday, January 8. This tactic worked well after Thanksgiving and we expect the weeklong buffer will be helpful after Christmas. Tomorrow, Friday 12/18, is the day for K – 3 distance leaners to pick up all materials for that week from the office. The Junior High students collected their belongings yesterday and should have everything they need for January. If for some reason, you have not been able to pick up materials, please notify your classroom teacher. The school office is only open until 3pm today and tomorrow (12/18).
              We are happy to announce that Art and Music classes will be offered synchronously starting January 5, 2021. Mrs. Bartos has tested her equipment, and all has run smoothly. Your child should report to these specials as they would any other class. They will be allotted a participation grade for attendance. We understand that you may not have the materials needed for art class, so you may need to improvise. I have acquired funding for the purchase of more equipment to possibly livestream Phys Ed. Stay tuned!
              As stated above, there is one 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. I hope your family can take these next two weeks to recharge and gear up for 2021! 

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

*Christmas Dress Down for Students & Staff

Sat., Dec. 19 * Christmas Break Begins

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

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

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.
After care services will be available tomorrow Friday, December 18 for those families already registered. Thank you to our Aftercare Staff!
POWER OF THE PENCIL-5th and 6th Graders
Attention fifth and sixth grade parents! After discussion with current Power of the Pencil students, we have decided to extend the writing club and will start again in January! The first session will begin on Tuesday, January 11. We'll meet virtually again, and will utilize both Google Classroom and Zoom for our meetings. Students who attend COS aftercare are eligible to attend. There is a dedicated aftercare provider who monitors the students while in sessions.
If your student is interested, please complete the JotForm by Sunday, January 9.

COVID-19 Cases Report -Ohio Department of Health
Thank you for helping us stay safe and healthy. The Ohio Department of Health reports on all school cases. More information can be found using the link below. The graphic to the right is dated 12/10/2020.
JANUARY Hot Lunch Order Forms and menus were sent home today and are available electronically. Order forms are available HERE. Menu items HERE.
You are welcome to turn them into the office electronically or bring them to school on Jan. 11th! Mrs. Veasey must still keep track of who receives lunch!
  • 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