St. Louis Catholic School Newsletter
AUGUST 21, 2020
Orientation Dates
REMINDER: Back to School Forms Due August 28th
New for 2020-21
Kidmail: Kidmail between school families will be suspended for the 2020-21 school year. Official forms or communications for the school office are the only form of "mail" that will be accepted.

Lost & Found: The Lost & Found bin will be suspended for the 2020-21 school year. Please be sure to clearly label all of your child's belongings (uniforms, backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc.) with their first initial, last name. Any unidentifiable personal belongings left at the end of the day will be disposed of.

Student Use of Office Phone: Students will not be able to use the office phone to call home for forgotten items during the 2020-21 school year. If the need to reach the parent is an emergency situation, the school nurse or administration will contact the parent.

Drop Box: In the event a parent must drop off or pick up items in the school office, a drop box will be placed outside the main entrance during school hours to eliminate the need for parents to enter the school building. Parents will be notified if there are items to be picked up, and likewise, parents are asked to call the school office when they have dropped off items.

Used Uniform Drop-off: The school office will not collect used uniform donations during the 2020-21 school year. Please contact the PTO to make arrangements to donate your used uniforms directly to them.

Lunches: The CDC recommends to reduce/minimize the amount of back and forth of items between home and school wherever possible. Brown bag lunches with all disposables is highly recommended and encouraged. However, students who wish to bring lunch in a cloth or fabric lunch box that is insulated will be allowed. Please make sure your child's name is clearly marked on any lunch box. Any items left at the end of the day will be thrown out.

Kindergarten Nap Mats: Nap mats will not be used in Kindergarten this year. If you already purchased a nap mat at a used uniform sale, and it is still in its original packaging, please contact the PTO regarding returns and reimbursement.
COVID Fee
A $150 per family COVID fee will be assessed to all families to assist with the extra digital software, computer hardware and technology upgrades to enable distance learning as well as additional health and safety tools necessary to meet CDC requirements for a safe return to the school building. Fees are payable directly to the school in August or will be added to your first FACTS monthly tuition bill.
Counselor's Corner - Mrs. Jennifer Cotnoir
Anxiety is higher than usual this year as we get ready to head back to school either in person or virtually. Please take 30 minutes to listen to this FANTASTIC podcast with tips for parents, students and teachers alike. Lynn Lyons is an expert in anxiety and answers questions from School Counselors and administrators that will help you and your family get off on the right foot this year. 
PTO Used Uniform Sale
The PTO will be holding a Used Uniform Sale this Sunday, August 23, 9am-12pm in McClunn Hall. ADULTS ONLY WITH MASKS.
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