December 2020

Dear St. Mark Families:

We miss you! We continue to send our well wishes for you and your families while the COVID rates in WNY continue to rise.

As we stated last week, our teachers have been working diligently on providing Distance Learning for all students. Should you or your child have questions about accessing a Google Site or Google Classroom, don't hesitate to email the teacher. All teachers email addresses can be found on our school website, along with other continuously updated information regarding our instructional models.

The end of this week will mark our 15th week of school. Be on the lookout for communications from your child's teachers regarding his or her progress thus far.

We now have the Binax NOW Ag Card Rapid Tests at the school. Testing will begin the week of Monday, January 4, 2021. The amount of students and staff tested will depend on the Zoning requirements from NYS. Students and staff will be chosen at random and informed ahead of time as to when their test will be scheduled. See here for the St. Mark School COVID-19 Testing Plan which outlines the testing process in more detail, including links to NYS websites, examples of the consent forms and a video showing how the test is administered. We are not expecting consent forms to be completed at this time and will contact parents when their child is scheduled to be tested. Please read through the testing plan-- should you have questions after reading it, let us know.

Wishing you Health in Body, Mind & Spirit,

R. Clemens & H. McCarthy
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