St. Catharine Families:
We are getting closer to the start of the school year and I cannot tell you how blessed we are to have such an incredible, dedicated faculty and staff here at St. Catharine. I can attest everyone is working extremely hard to create a safe, positive, and inclusive learning environment for our students. Thank you for having faith in our school and believing in the mission we try to live everyday.
“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.” St. Augustine of Hippo
Morning/ Afternoon Class Split
Below are links to the AM & PM class splits for this year. This was a time-consuming process and I appreciate your patience. It is important to split classes as evenly as possible to adhere to CDC recommendations for each class.
One of the key elements in this endeavor was having enough families with scheduling flexibility to help even out the learning groups. This is another example of our school community showing solidarity to those with more rigid work schedules and longer commutes.
We genuinely tried to honor all requests and kept from moving students from their preferences to a minimum.
Please do not share or post the class rosters with anyone.
Click on the class name to access the roster:
Distance Learning Option Survey
Tomorrow, Friday, August 21st, you will receive a Distance Learning Survey. Only fill out this survey if in fact, your child will be participating in on-line learning during our Tier 2 Blended Learning Model. Parents will need to commit to online learning for 4-weeks.
Final Reopening Plan
The 3rd and final version of our reopening plan will be completed after our 5th and final task force meeting tonight. I want to personally thank the task force members for their commitment of keeping our students and staff safe. This plan will be sent out to our families and posted to our website early next week.
Digital Academy Parent On-boarding
We are still waiting for a few updates from Digital Academy. We will be sending verification information by the end of next week. This will give families the opportunity to verify information, access resources, and virtually sign important documents.
Opening “Phase-In” Week Schedule
Week of August 31st
Mon., Aug. 31st - Grades K-4 in their assigned AM/ PM cohorts
Tues., Sept.1st - Grades 5-8 in their assigned AM/ PM cohorts
Wed., Sept. 2nd - Grades K-4 in their assigned AM/ PM cohorts
Thur., Sept. 3rd - Grades 5-8 in their assigned AM/ PM cohorts
Fri., Sept. 4th - Grades K-4 in their assigned AM/ PM cohorts
Tuesday, September 8th – First Day of School
“Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.” St. Francis de Sales