We have had an extremely successful 1st quarter and I want to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation for everyone who contributed to its success. I am so proud of and thankful for our staff who have worked tirelessly to provide a safe and healthy environment here at St. George. They have adapted to new class schedules, new roles and work diligently to keep students engaged in learning while safe at school. They spend many hours outside of the workday, helping students who are quarantined by providing recorded lessons and keeping track of missed assignments and make-up work. They have done all of this and so much more while still maintaining the academic excellence that St. George is known for. I am grateful for our students’ resiliency. They also have adapted to the new procedures and are well adjusted to the new routines of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands. They work hard each day, play hard each day and have shown how truly Christ-like they are by making new friends in their homeroom and forming bonds that might not have been made before. I am appreciative of the parents who have shown and expressed their support for the work that was done to open school safely so children can learn and play. It truly took the whole community working together to be as successful as we have been this 1st quarter.
Over the course of the last 10 weeks, we have only recorded a total of 11 positive COVID cases among students on our campus. We have had 0 positive COVID cases with teachers. This is remarkable considering we have over 1300 people on our campus every day. Most importantly though, we have not documented any spread of the virus on our campus. That is a testament to what we are doing. We promised to provide a safe environment for all students, staff and families and that is what we have done. We have also learned, throughout the 1st quarter, how to cope and function within the COVID guidelines and teachers have learned how to adapt these guidelines to their specific grade. Each grade level has made adjustments that still follow the COVID guidelines, but also allow for a bit more flexibility. This looks different at different grade levels, but some examples are using the playground equipment, picking up lunches from the cafeteria, holding classes outside, spirit rally, increased alternating mask breaks, and classes hosting morning assembly to name a few. I hope to continue to do this as we move through the 2nd quarter.
We do not know what the future holds, but I can tell you that our campus is vibrant and joyous. As I walked campus last week, I was overjoyed to see every possible space inside and outside filled with students learning, eating, playing and exercising. There is an energy at St. George, and I thank our teachers, staff, students and parents for making this possible. We all are making sacrifices for the betterment of the whole and I hope that the lessons we will learn from this experience will make us stronger as a school community and as individuals. We should all be proud of how far we have come and I look forward to each and every day that we are able to gather as a school community to learn, laugh and play.
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Parent Teacher Conferences - October 23 & October 26
PreK - 5th Grade - Friday, October 23
Conferences for PreK - 5th grade will be held on Friday, October 23. Students in grades PreK - 5th will not attend school on this day.
6th - 8th Grade - Monday, October 26
Conferences for 6th - 8th will be held on Monday, October 26. Students in grades 6th - 8th will not attend school on this day.
Due to Covid restrictions, conferences will be held virtually via Google Meet or telephone on an as-needed basis, unlike previous years. Teachers will contact the parents if they feel a conference is necessary. If you have not been contacted by your teacher at least three school days prior to the conference day and would still like a conference, please email your teacher directly.
St. George Church and School Benefit Raffle
October Stewardship Project
Dragons for St. Jude
"Socking It to Childhood Cancer"
October 19 - October 28
St. George School is dedicating the October Stewardship Project to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Help us "sock it to childhood cancer" by donating to St. Jude. Students
who donate may wear silly socks to school to show their support.
Thank you for your generosity in helping SGS "sock it to childhood cancer"!
New Student Applications Available November 1
Grandparents Day Note
We are saddened that Grandparents Day will not happen on campus this year, however, our teachers and students are working on a special surprise for grandparents and special friends.
School Lunch News
Follow the Child Nutrition Program on Instagram at diobr_childnutritionor visit thewebsite.
Carpool Drivers - Please do not turn left off of Siegen when coming from Perkins to enter the 2nd-5th or 6th-8th carpool line. This blocks the Prek-1st grade line from exiting campus and by-passes the other cars who are waiting in line to enter these carpool lines.