St. Mark School
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
St. Mark School is a Christ-centered learning environment that teaches Gospel values and fosters academic excellence. Aware of the dignity and uniqueness of all students, we are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and physical development of each child.

May 26, 2020
Dear St. Mark Families,
 
As the end of the 2019-2020 school year draws near, our St. Mark faculty and staff are planning to safely honor and recognize our students, school, and families.

As this pandemic is an ever changing situation, please be assured we are planning with the information available to us from local and state government officials as well as the health department and the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Stay safe and be well.

Yours in Christ,
Melissa Warner 

If you are a room parent for your child's classroom, kindly forward this communication to your fellow grade level parents, ensuring all St. Mark families have the most up to date information.
Please read and take note of the following information:

  • 2019-2020 IOWA/CogAT testing was in process when school buildings were closed. None of the grade levels had the opportunity to complete the entire battery of assessments. Therefore, testing data will not be available for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • ACRE Assessments for grades 5 and 8 will not be available for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Edmentum diagnostic assessment is used to identify what students currently know and still need to learn so that we can best support your child as we plan for the fall. This assessment generates your child’s online learning path. This online learning path will be available for students to progress on over the summer break.

  • Student supply lists for 2020-2021 will be emailed home and available on our school website late June/July.

  • Classroom teachers will be communicating specific end of year activities and celebrations via Zoom they are planning to conclude the school year.

  • Report cards for Grade 8 will be emailed home on Friday, June 5th.

  • Report cards for Grades K-7 will be emailed home on Friday, June 12th.

  • No-contact text book return for Grades 5-7 will be on Wednesday, June 10th and Thursday, June 11th. Complete details to follow.

  • No-contact Chromebook and Chromebook Charger return will be on Monday, June 15th. Times and procedure information to follow.

  • We are planning to honor and recognize our Kindergarten and Grade 8 Graduates within safety guidelines on Friday, June 5th. Complete information to come by the end of the week.

  • The faculty and I are also planning to recognize and honor the 2019-2020 school year together, as a community, within safety guidelines on Friday, June 12th. We look forward to sharing complete details soon.
Student Medication Return

Beginning Thursday, May 28th through Thursday, June 11th,Nurse Wendy Frate will be available on the following days/times for no-contact pickup up of student medications:

  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-11am
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-5pm

Please confirm when you would like to pick up your child's medication within the time periods above by emailing Nurse Frate at fratew@stratk12.org.

Simply pull up to the St. Mark Campus blue awning door, and Nurse Wendy will drop the medication into your trunk. No need to leave your car!

Those that may need special accommodation times outside the time periods listed above can email Nurse Frate and she will work with individual families.
The Leadership Institute
Diocese of Bridgeport

The Leadership Institute serves as a clearinghouse for resources for those in ministry and a virtual library for anyone who wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith, regardless of the role one might choose to play in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Resources for family formation to help families grow by understanding and living the Catholic faith. Click here to read more about fun family activities including Catequizem, Family Movie Night, and Family Bible Challenge.
Home School Association
Volunteer Hours

St. Mark School requires each family to donate 30 hours of service time each school year, as outline in the 2019-2020 Parent/Student Handbook, found here. While we recognize that we were unable to hold many any of our events after March 13, 2020, we still need to track the service hours that were completed up to that date.

All hours should be recorded on the Volunteer Hour Reporting Form and should be scanned and emailed to volunteerhours@stmarkschool.org. If you went above and beyond the minimum 30 hour requirement, we ask that you record ALL service hours completed. This will help us accurately collect data and plan for future events.

The deadline for submitting this school year's hours is June 1, 2020. Please note hours are not transferable. Charitable Donations such as food for the food drive does not count toward your volunteer requirement.  
Virtual Help Desk For Families

The Diocesan virtual help desk is open for all of our families. A member of the Office of the Superintendent will be present in these virtual rooms for you to login, ask questions, and get support on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 12:00pm and Wednesdays from 4:30pm-5:15pm.

You can join by Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81272322709 (password is dobschools) or by dialing into 646-558-8656 using the Meeting ID below.

Meeting ID: 812 7232 2709
For Parish information, visit:   https://www.saintmarkchurchstratford.org/

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500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
Having faith does not mean having no difficulties, but having the strength to face them, knowing we are not alone.
Pope Francis