OUR MISSION:
St. Rita School inspires students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled Catholic environment.
We prepare students to be morally responsible, innovative thinkers who, in today’s technology-guided global community, live and share the Love of Christ.
From the Desk of Mrs. Tiezzi


Dear SRS parents and Guardians,

Yesterday marked the midpoint of the first trimester of school. I’d like to offer a few gentle reminders for both parents and students in order to make sure we are all working together to provide your child/ren with the best education possible during this unprecedented year.

Uniforms - all students must be in proper uniform including footwear. SRS green fleece jackets or green sweaters can be worn with the regular school uniform. SRS sweatshirts can only be worn with the gym uniforms. All other types of clothing and outerwear cannot be worn in the classroom setting.

Appointments during the school day - If you child will be arriving late or leaving early for an appointment, kindly notify the school office, as well as the classroom teacher. The office email address is office.stritaschool@gmail.com.

Attendance - If your child is absent from school please notify the school office before 9:00 to avoid receiving a phone call. This applies to both in-person and remote learners.

Morning Drop-Off -Parents are asked not to stop their vehicle in the crosswalk during morning drop-off. To help ensure the safety of all our students and staff the crosswalk needs to remain clear. Please remind your child to only cross at the crosswalk.

Manners - I have noticed that mask wearing seems to be interfering with some student’s ability to communicate especially with adults. Your assistance is needed to remind your child to find and use their voice, speak up to be understood, and say please and thank. This will go a long way in making someone feel appreciated and one of the ways your child can help the light shine within our school community.

Remote Learner Reminders -
  • Students must be on-line in school by 8:15 so attendance can be taken. Students who log on after 8:20 will be considered tardy.
  • Cameras must be on during class time unless your teacher gives you permission to turn it off. Student faces should be visible to the camera in order for the teacher to interact with the remote learners.
  • Work, including tests and quizzes, must be turned in when due via Google classroom. If your child is having trouble submitting work through that portal please submit a screen shot or hard copy to receive credit.
  • Weekly work should be picked up on Friday between 3:00-5:00 in order for your child to be prepared for the following week.
  • Remote learners may receive differentiated lessons or projects in order for remote students to learn a particular skill. This applies to both specials classes and academic subjects.
  • Mrs. Carafano (grades 1-3) and Mr. Lewis (grades 4-8) are the distance learning support teachers. Your child should be checking in with them once or twice a week for support or just to connect. Both teachers have reached out with their contact information. Please contact me if you are having trouble reaching your child’s support teacher.
  • In mid-November I will be reaching out to the parents of the remote learners regarding their decision to continue with remote learning for the second trimester or return to in-person instruction. The second trimester begins on Thursday, November 3 and ends on March 8, 2021.
  • Some students are having difficulty with internet connections and we are requesting that parents refer to our suggested wifi connectivity guidelines to insure your household wifi can support your child’s remote learning needs.

Let us all work together to offer encouragement, kindness, compassion and hope to members of our school community. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a great week and go out and let your light shine!


God Bless,
Mrs. Tiezzi
Principal

A Gentle Reminder -
When coming to pick up your child/ren,
please wear a mask. We have been working
hard to safeguard everyone in our St. Rita family
and would appreciate your help.
SAVE THE DATES!

October 21 -- Paint Hamden Pink
Students may wear pink accessories with their uniforms

October 22 - Grade 7 Virtual High School Night - 6:30 pm

October 22 - National Junior Honor Society Installation - 6:00 pm in the church

Email updates will be sent!
**Lunch Reminder **

Lunches must be ordered the night
before by 9 pm.
Lunches CANNOT be ordered in
the morning for the same day.
Nurse's Corner

Please read the attached updated Connecticut travel advisory. If you
and/or your family have traveled to any of these states and have
stayed for more then 24 hours you will need to get a COVID test
within 72 hours upon arriving back in Connecticut. Your children can
not return to school until they present a negative COVID test or
after a quarantine of 14 days. 
Please inform the office of any travel plans in the coming months. We appreciate your vigilance on this matter as we continue to work to keep our Saint Rita School community safe and healthy. 
Thank you to everyone for keeping your children home when they are not feeling well and keeping us informed of any illnesses. With your cooperation we will continue to keep our school community safe.

Just a few reminders:

- If your child is home sick for more then 24 hours we will need a doctors note in order for them to return to school. 

- This year with COVID-19 continuing to be active the State Department of Public Health is encouraging everyone to receive an Influenza Vaccination by the end of October. The vaccinations are now readily available. Once your child receives the vaccine, please send proof into school for the nurse to document. 

- If your child is home sick and the doctor recommends a COVID test please do not get a rapid test. We will only be accepting the PCR test in order to return to school. 

- many of us suffer from seasonal allergies and may experience symptoms similar to COVID-19. 

Symptoms more common of seasonal allergies and not COVID-19 are itchy or watery eyes and sneezing. 

Symptoms more common of COVID-19 are fever and chills, muscle and body aches, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting and Diarrhea. 

If you obtain positive results after school hours, please email Mrs. Tiezzi (ptiezzi.stritaschool@gmail.com) and the nurse (lpalma.stritaschool@gmail.com)


When in doubt call your pediatrician. 
HSA
Our RAISE CRAZE Fundraiser is underway!
October 13th – November 3rd


Help your students “BE THE LIGHT” while at the same time
raising much needed funds for our school.

There are 14 days to go, and we have raised almost $4,000 toward our goal of $35,000.

80% of the donations you collect will be applied to your Assessment.
Please click here to register.

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions:
Kristen Amarone: kamarone@sbcglobal.net

Please Join Our Scarecrow Contest
Now through
November 2nd
 
 Craft a scarecrow with your family,
and pose it with an SRS sign. Send
us a picture (hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com)
for us to share with our community!
All participants will receive a
 Halloween treat.
Visit amazonsmile.com, and anytime you purchase an eligible item, Amazon will 
      donate a portion of the profit to our school! Select “Divine Mercy Parish
      Corporation” as your charity, and St. Rita School will benefit every time you shop. 

Link your Stop & Shop Card to St. Rita School, and we’ll earn
CASH when you
     buy groceries! Click here and use School ID: 06434.


Link your ShopRite Price Plus card to St. Rita School, and help us earn school     supplies! Click here and use School ID: 50073, or email your PricePlus card number to Alice Kuether, alicemcgrew23@hotmail.com.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
Athlete's Corner
Fall Soccer Information
Practice: Wednesday, October 21st
Games: Oct 23rd and Oct 30th at 3:30 @ Moretti Field
 

Prayer Corner

Please remember the
Walsh and Jones Families
in your prayers
Click HERE to access the Weekly Health Screening Questionnaire
St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
www.stritaschool.org