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July 30, 2020
School Calendar
July
31 - Aug 2 Shoe Carnival 30% off sale (in-store sales only at Village Park Plaza Carmel)

August
1 Class lists sent via email to all grades 1-8 (KFD to be determined after Meet & Greet)
3 & 4 Full Day Kindergarten Meet & Greet
3 &4 Raider Roundup (see below for more information)
10 Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:15 - 7pm PH
10 New Family Parent Meeting 7pm PH

12 First Day of School 7:45-3:05pm

**please keep in mind that the effects of the pandemic shifts rapidly which make planning for certain events challenging. All dates and times are subject to change. We will communicate details as soon as possible.


Shoe Carnival Sale This Weekend:
July 31 - Aug 3 30% off sale (in-store sales only)
Village Park Plaza
2009 E Greyhound Pass
Carmel, IN 46032

Click here to print or show the flyer on your phone. Make sure you tell them you belong to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. This sale is for the whole family and any/all shoes your family needs - not just school shoes.
*Families of Rising 7th & 8th Graders:
The 2020-2021 Family Policy Guide has not been published yet but we wanted to make you aware of a change. The dress shoe requirement for 7th & 8th graders has been removed. All students in grades K-8 may wear an athletic shoe that is either all white or all black (including the sole). An all black dress shoe is still optional.

Class Lists:
Grades 1-8: Class lists with your child's teacher/homeoroom will be communicated via email by August 1.

Half-Day Kindergarten: you know your teacher/homeroom by default. Mrs. Pike is still teaching the Half-Day program!

Full Day Kindergarten: Mrs. Katie McCain and Mrs. Stephanie Schroeder will be placing children in 2 homerooms after the Meet & Greet on Aug 3-4. These class lists will be communicated on Aug 5.

Jr. High Students will get schedules and locker assignments on the first day of school. The should report to their homeroom in the morning.
Raider Roundup - New Format & Date:
August 3 & 4
Our traditional Raider Round-up has been modified to meet the needs of our school community. We understand the importance and need of our families to be re-acclimated to visiting our school. This year's Raider Round-up is a great opportunity for students to practice coming to school and walking to their classroom.  Parents will be asked to drop their children off (not entering the building) on the first day of school, so this practice day (with parents) is a great way to start!  This new approach is in place to best keep our families and attending staff as healthy as possible. 
 
We have designated two different days/times for families to visit the school in order to limit the number of families in the building at one time.  You are welcome to switch your day/time if necessary, but we do ask that you try to stick with the original schedule. *This event is not mandatory and all teachers may not be present.

Monday, August 3rd (9am-12pm)
Families A-L are welcome to come to the school for a short visit
  • Pre-screen family members (screening questions); If you have experienced any of the symptoms or have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 within the last two weeks we respectfully ask you to refrain from entering the building. 
  • Enter the front or back doors of the school
  • Masks are required 
  • (Optional) Bring cleaning supplies to drop off in your child’s homeroom (clorox wipes, hand-sanitizer, kleenex, etc) so they have less to carry on the first day
  • Social Distance from other families (2 families inside a classroom at a time)
  • Please keep your visit brief and resist the temptation of gathering in larger groups in the hallway/parish hall/etc.  

Tuesday, August 4th (4-7pm)
Families M-Z are welcome to come to the school for a short visit
  • Pre-screen family members (screening questions); If you have experienced any of the symptoms or have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19 within the last two weeks we respectfully ask you to refrain from entering the building.
  • Enter the front or back doors of the school
  • Masks are required 
  • (Optional) Bring cleaning supplies to drop off in your child’s homeroom (clorox wipes, hand-sanitizer, kleenex, etc) so they have less to carry on the first day
  • Social Distance from other families (2 families inside a classroom at a time)
  • Please keep your visit brief and resist the temptation of gathering in larger groups in the hallway/parish hall/etc. 
School Supplies:
Pre-ordered supply kits should be available for pickup Aug. 6 in the school atrium. Doors are unlocked from 9am-3pm M-F until school starts on Aug 12.

School Supply Lists are on the school website here: https://school.olmc1.org/back-to-school-info
PE Uniforms:
  • Students in grades 4-8 wear a PE Uniform which must be purchased from Lands' End.
  • During 1st Quarter (Q1 ends Oct 16) students will not use locker rooms to change into PE clothing.
  • They will just change their shoes.
  • 2nd Quarter will be evaluated at the beginning of Oct.
OLMC Preferred School code is 900134263

Don't forget that you can purchase Lands' End SCRIP online
through ShopWithSCRIP .
When you use SCRIP to purchase uniforms (or any other items) from Lands' End, the school gets a 15% rebate from SCRIP.
AND
when you shop using our school code 900134263, the school gets another percentage back directly from Lands' End!

Double bonus!!

Spirit Wear is now on sale through August 16!
Get your official Raider Gear and show your school pride.
Now available - Raider Buff (can be worn in lieu of mask)
Back to School Plan:
Click here to read the full re-opening plan communicated on July 24, 2020.

Here are some other resources referenced during the Parent Zoom meeting on July 28. These are from the Back to School Resources page on the Indiana State Department of Health website: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2400.htm

1) "Covid-19: When a student, faculty, or staff member can return to school":

2) "Preparation for a Positive Student/Staff: K-12 Schools":
Kindergarten Families
Kindergarten Families:
  • Vision Screening forms are due by first day of school.
  • If your child has received any new immunizations since their application was submitted this spring, please provide a copy by the first day of school.
  • All Kindergarten Families (Half Day & Full Day) have the opportunity to see the classrooms during our modified Raider Roundup on Aug 3 & 4. See more information below.

Safe & Sacred Protocol :
Safe & Sacred/Protocol Training: Everyone who works with young people and/or vulnerable adults shares the responsibility of creating safe environments. We are all charged with treating life with the respect and dignity given to each of us by our God.

Our policy at OLMC Parish & School, is for any adult working with children in any capacity at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School before, during or after the school day (including driving of the students to sporting events, girl scouts, boy scouts, etc.) is required to first complete both:

  1. The "Protecting Children in the 21st Century" Course and
  2. The Background check portion in the Safe & Sacred website.

Click here to complete now. Your training will not show complete until the background check portion is complete, this may take up to 7-10 days so plan ahead and get this completed now.
School lunch:
  • We will not have a hot lunch program (Campus Cuisine) for 1st and 2nd quarter.
  • Students will need to bring their own lunch and beverage to school each day. No beverages will be available for purchase.
  • Students will physically spread out more while they are eating lunch.
  • Students will have assigned seats in the cafeteria.



Lunchroom Duty: While we will be restricting the number of visitors to the school, we still need 4 parents per day to assist with cafeteria supervision. Our cafeteria relies on volunteers to help serve lunch daily. The children really love to see their parents and friend's parents in the lunchroom. We assign days to all families that have students in Full Day Kindergarten and grades 1-8.   This schedule will be communicated soon. We will start with the beginning of the alphabet this year. If you are unable to help on your assigned day, it is your responsibility to find a substitute. Please try to call a friend or someone assigned to another day to see if they can swap with you.
Yearbooks for 2019-2020:
Returning families: It is not too late to order your yearbook for the 2019-20 school year. $17 each. All orders must be placed onnline:
Enter the code: 46089W
Please direct questions to Amy Quinn at amyquinn27@gmail.com