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vol 5                                                                                                          Issue  29
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Due to the recent concern to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) we would like to reiterate our illness policy and update you on steps we are taking to prevent the spread of any illness in our school.  

                             Illness Policy-When to keep your child home
  1. Fever of 100.0 or higher unmedicated.   Please do not give your child a fever reducing medication and send him/her to school. A child must be fever free for 24 hrs before returning to school.
  2. Skin rash of unknown original or a rash which indicates a communicable disease.
  3. Vomiting- Must not have vomited within the previous 24 hr. period
  4. Diarrhea A child must be free from diarrhea symptoms for 24 hrs. before returning to school.
  5. Evidence of lice infestation
  6. Severe and/or deep coughing
  7. Difficult or rapid breathing
  8. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) until 24 hrs. of treatment has been administered.
  9. Untreated, infected patches of skin.
  10. Stiff neck accompanied by other symptoms of sensitivity to light, sound, headaches and fever.
  11. Strep throat symptoms (usually sudden onset of fever, headache, difficulty swallowing)
  12. Any child who does not feel well enough to participate in class activities.
  13. Your child may attend school with a runny nose and/or the typical cold. Please practice with your child how to catch a cough or sneeze in the elbow as well as appropriate hand washing techniques.
We must receive notification from parent/guardian the day a child receives a communicable disease  diagnosis. Please call the school when your child has been diagnosed with any of the following; chicken pox, scarlet fever, strep throat, lice or any other communicable disease.

Classroom Teachers have been asked to reteach the following topics:
1. Teach a lesson on germs
2. Practice hand washing 
3. Teach about personal space
4. Practice covering cough/sneeze
                                             5. How to use a drinking fountain

Our Teachers and Maintenance will be increasing efforts to keep our building germ-free.  As administrator, I am in contact with the Toledo Diocese, Washington Local School System, the CDC and our local  Child Care Resource and Referral Center for information on how to best keep the students and faculty healthy and safe.

Please help us by keeping your child home if ill.  Children may not be in attendance if there are medications being used to mask a fever. Thank you for your cooperation!  Please see your child's folder for a hand sanitizer permission slip. 

Please welcome Esmeralda to Ms. Mary's & Ms. Amy's room!

Due to COVID-19/Corona Virus- We will not be attending Mass for the rest of March.  We will reassess in April. 

Conference sign up sheets can be found outside of each classroom.  Conferences will be held 3/26 & 3/27

Spring Break care will be offered 4/13-4/17.  Please find registration forms outside of the office, classrooms and upstairs ext day room.  Forms are due on 4/3/20

Summer Care Enrollment is now open.  Enrollment fee for private pay students is $50 which will be used as a prepayment toward summer tuition.  Unfortunately there are no ODE Grant funds that are available for the summer months.  If you utilize JFS/PFC and would like to enroll your child, please stop by the office to talk to us about the enrollment fee when dropping off paperwork.  Forms can be found outside of classrooms, upstairs extended day & also the office bench. Forms are due May 1st.


1. Summer Care welcomes current students ONLY.  Beginning this year, older & younger sibling will not be permitted to attend.  Current students attending Kindergarten in the fall ARE permitted to attend.  Students who have NOT attended our school in the 2019-2020 school year will not be able to register.  Sorry for the inconvenience this may place on some families.
2. Payment for June will be due on 6/5, payment for July will be due 7/3, payment for August will be 7/31.  If you wish to set up weekly/biweekly/monthly auto payments, please contact the office.
3. Be careful in selecting a schedule, all students will be charged the private pay rate for all days registered for but that are not attended.
4. Snack is provided over the summer but there is NO HOT LUNCH. Every student staying all day must PACK A LUNCH PLEASE.
3/24 & 3/25 See your form for your child's assigned picture day.  Send no money now.  Picture proofs will be sent home with ordering instructions after both picture days are over.

School Cancellations and Delays & Notifications

  1. Look for "Washington Local" delays or closings on the news or via news station alerts.  
  2. Sign up for Remind to have alerts sent to you via text or email about delays/closings,  event reminders like picture day, field trips, special activities etc.                                              
  3.. Check FB for updates
*Remind will also be used to notify you if there is an emergency or concern that you need to be made aware of immediately.

We are blessed to be a part of the development of your child!  Please contact us if you have any concerns, questions or comments.


Chris Kummer
St. Catherine of Siena Early Childhood Education Center

"Prepare your child for the path not the path for your child."  ~ Unknown

 St. Catherine of Siena 
Early Childhood Education Center 
 1155 Corbin Rd
Toledo, Ohio 43612