September 10, 2021
Dear Saint Paul School Community,
I am going to keep today’s newsletter short and focus only on Back to School Nights!
 
Back to School Nights are quickly approaching! It is important to us for parents to visit the classrooms. In order to maintain a safe environment for our faculty and parents we will implement the following changes to dates, schedules and procedures.
 
DATES:
Tuesday, September 21:              Preschool, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and Grade 1
Wednesday, September 22:        Grade 2, 3, 4, 5
Thursday, September 23:             Grade 6, 7, 8
 
SCHEDULE:
6:00 pm       Parents visit the Book Fair in the Gymnasium
6:30 pm       Parents arrive to Homeroom / Meet & Greet
6:40 pm       Principal to present via ZOOM to Classrooms
7:00 pm       Teachers present to Parents/Guardians
7:30 pm       Parents/Guardians to meet with additional Teachers
 
NOTE: This time is allocated to allow for time if you have multiple children on the same night. Grade 4-5 and 6-8 will use this time to “change” classrooms and meet content area teachers other than their homeroom.

PROCEDURE:
·     Limit to 1 parent/guardian per classroom per student. We suggest “conquer and divide” for parents with more than 1 student on an assigned night.
·     Please sit in your child’s seat – there will be placards identifying
·     NO students – please arrange coverage at home
·     All parent/guardians are to wear a mask while in the building
·     Teachers will have a sign-in sheet for parent/guardian
·     If unable to attend, teacher(s) will send home handouts after the presentation
·     Do not hesitate to reach out to teacher(s) with questions!
 

The faculty and staff are so appreciative of our school community!
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Hume (Jack, Annie, Caroline) for today’s lunch!
 
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Manning (Grandparents of Collins/Manning/Parnell) for the abundance of coffee cups and K-Cups to keep us going!
 
Traveling …Domestic (out of state) and International for students, only …Please complete the following link regardless of vaccination status:
 
Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious gift … your children!
 
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,
Principal 
Learning is an Adventure of a Lifetime!
Our Extended Day Program is off to a great start! 

If you are utilizing the program or plan to do so in the future, just a few reminders:

-- Be sure to register your child(ren) online. The form contains important information such as the dates he/she will attend and who is authorized for. pick up
-- Please send an extra snack and drink and, as the weather changes, a jacket/sweater for outside play
---Any changes to the days/dates. ( ie doctor's appointment, no longer needed, etc) , please email Jbruno@spshingham.org no later than the evening prior.
--Photo id is required at pick up 
As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please email our Extended Day Coordinator, Jackie Bruno at jbruno@spshingham.org
UPDATE OUR SCHOOL
Please send notes to teachers / changes in dismissal / absence updates using these NEW yellow pads.
Changes must be received at the START of the school day.

We ask that you do not send updates to our teachers during the school day via email. If there are any emergency day-of changes needed, please contact the Main Office at 781.749.2407 and we will relay the message.
FALL 2021
It is important to us for parents to visit the classrooms. In order to maintain a safe environment for our faculty and parents we will implement the following changes to dates, schedules and procedures.
 
DATES:
Tuesday, September 21:              Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1
Wednesday, September 22:        Grade 2, 3, 4, 5
Thursday, September 23:            Grade 6, 7, 8
 
SCHEDULE:
6:00 pm       Parents visit the Book Fair in the Gymnasium
6:30 pm       Parents arrive to Homeroom / Meet & Greet
6:40 pm       Principal to present via ZOOM to Classrooms
7:00 pm       Teachers present to Parents/Guardians
7:30 pm       Parents/Guardians to meet with additional Teachers
 
NOTE: This time is allocated to allow for time if you have multiple children on the same night. 
Grade 4-5 and 6-8 will use this time to “change” classrooms
and meet content area teachers other than their homeroom.

PROCEDURE:
·     Limit to 1 parent/guardian per classroom per student. We suggest “conquer and divide” for parents with more than 1 student on an assigned night.
·     Please sit in your child’s seat – there will be placards identifying
·     NO students – please arrange coverage at home
·     All parent/guardians are to wear a mask while in the building
·     Teachers will have a sign-in sheet for parent/guardian
·     If unable to attend, teacher(s) will send home handouts after the presentation
·     Do not hesitate to reach out to teacher(s) with questions!
CAR DROP OFF / PICK UP
THANK YOU for your patience as we try to identify the best format for dismissal allowing students to maximize class time and to make pick-up a pleasant process for our parents and students.

  • Hingham Kinder - Gr 8 Families eligible for Hingham bussing are encouraged to please utilize the offering provided to SPS students (AM: SPS + Derby Academy students & PM: SPS students, only) Please contact Mrs. Breen by next Tuesday if you choose to update your bus participation.

  • Extended Day begins next Tuesday, Sept 7. Please make sure you student is enrolled by THIS FRIDAY should you have interest in participating.

PICK-UP CHANGES:

  • PRESCHOOL / PREK: FULL-DAY dismissal at 2:20p*
* If your PS / PS student has an older sibling in K - Gr. 8 - you may pick up ALL at 2:45p
  • K-Gr 8 Parents arrive at 2:45p
  • After your car is parked, please come up to the cones with the placard with your FAMILY NAME - and come receive your student(s) (This helps us all get to know each other!)
  • Parents walking to SPS from an outside parking area - we invite you to come up to the school yard after all cars are parked and turned off in the lot - starting at approximately 2:50p

OTHER:
  • There is NO IDLING on North Street while waiting to enter the school property. If the lot is filled, please circle around the block until the next wave of cars are allowed to enter.
  • No cellphone use in school parking lot
  • Turn off your car once positioned for drop off / pick up (we do not want the classrooms to fill with exhaust).

Thank you for your patience and care as we identify the best new process for our growing school.
As we embark on another successful and healthy school year, we will share reminders and updates to help educate our families and keep our community informed. Most importantly, if you have any concerns over the well-being of your student, please keep them home and contact your pediatrician for guidance. Do not hesitate to contact our School Nursing staff should you have any additional questions.
Testing, Testing, Testing
Should I be tested?
You should get a test for COVID-19 if:
  • You develop any symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, or
  • You are a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
 
What test do I get?
We are now accepting both the PCR test and the Rapid Antigen Test. The rapid test can be found at CVS and Walgreen locations. Both rapid and PCR tests are available at your pediatrician or urgent care centers

What do I do if my child is positive?
Contact your pediatrician and quarantine the child from other family members. Please notify the school so we can adhere to our close contact protocols.
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL
TRAVEL POLICY
(as of 9/9/2021 - subject to change)
FOR STUDENTS, ONLY
Domestic (out of state) and International travel for students, only:
Please complete the following link regardless of vaccination status:
REMINDERS & UPDATES
Rev. Tom F. Nestor, Pastor
Fr. Matthew Norwood, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Mike McNamara, Part-time Parochial Vicar
St. Paul
Resurrection


MASS SCHEDULE
DAILY MASSES
7:30 AM Resurrection, Mon & Wed
9:00 AM St. Paul, Mon-Fri  
9:00 AM Resurrection, Sat  
7:00 PM Resurrection, Mon-Fri 

SUNDAY
7:00 AM and 10:00 AM St Paul
9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Resurrection 
5:30 PM Life Teen at Resurrection

SATURDAY VIGIL
4:00 PM Resurrection 

Due to current pandemic restrictions, all attendees must wear a mask and sit six feet apart.
SCHOOL CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER
12 Parish Picnic 12:30-2:30p
16  PTO Meeting @9a (Parish House)
PTO Parent Social
20-24 Book Fair
21  Back to School Night (PS - Gr 1)
22  Back to School Night (Gr 2 - Gr 5)
23  Back to School Night (Gr 6 - Gr 8)
30 Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) Presentation

OCTOBER
6  Early Release at
12:30 PS/PK and
12:45p K-8 
7  Liturgy at 9:00a
PTO Meeting @6:30p (ZOOM)
11  NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day
12  Traditional Uniform begins
13  Picture Day 
 
Parents please check your FACTs Family Portal for the most up to date class calendars.
NOW AVAILABLE
ON YOUR
FACTs FAMILY PORTAL

·     SPS Monthly Calendar
·     School Directory
PTO NEWS
LAST WEEKEND TO REGISTER!!
All parents are welcome to join us to hear about school updates, classroom news and the variety of opportunities for families to get involved and help grow our school community. Zoom links will be shared in this school newsletter.

Thursday, September 16th @ 9am- Parish House
Thursday, October 7th @ 6:30pm- General Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, November 4th @ 9am- Parish House
Thursday, December 16th @ 6:30pm- General Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, January 6th @ 6:30pm- General Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, February 3 @ 9am- Parish House
Thursday, March 3rd @ 6:30pm- General Meeting (Zoom)
Thursday, April 7th @ 9am- Parish House
Thursday, May 5th @ 6:30pm- General Meeting (Zoom)
June Meeting &/or End of Year Appreciation Event, TBD
HAPPENINGS IN OUR HOME TOWNS
The Saint Paul School community resides in 13 different towns along the South Shore. Help us share the fun happenings in your town or area that you believe our school families would also enjoy (ie: scouting opportunities, parish events, holiday happenings). Please send updates and details to Jean Schnorr
THIS WEEK AT SCHOOL...
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