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Message from the Principal
Dear St. Michael-St. Gabriel Families and Friends,

With the month of July already upon us, many are looking forward to the start of a new school year. Like many other Archdiocesan schools in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities, we are scheduled to return back to school in person this fall. Our first day of school is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th, and we plan to dismiss at 1:30 p.m. that day. While we are still trying to schedule many of the same activities that we have had in previous years, we know that this fall will look very different. As we finalize our re-entry plan, we will be sure to share those details with you.

When we resume classes, all students, staff, and visitors into the building will be required to wear face masks. As noted by many in the medical community, the wearing of these masks is not only to protect the health of the individual wearing the face covering but for those around the individual as well. We will also be requiring students to label and use their own water bottles throughout the day. Drinking fountains will not be in use. Students will only be able to fill their water bottles at the designated stations. Additionally, we will be limiting the visitors into our building. If you have any concerns about your student returning back to school in August, I ask that you reach out to me in the next week or two so that we can discuss any concerns you have. 

In the next week or so, your family will receive a Free and Reduced Meal Application, as well as financial information from Mrs. Areal. We ask that all families, whether you think you will qualify for free or reduced meals or not, complete these forms and mail them to the school. Mrs. Areal will continue to hold financial meetings throughout part of this month and next month. If you have not scheduled your meeting with her, please call the school office or email her to schedule that appointment. 

Continue to stay well! Have a safe and beautiful Fourth of July!

God Bless,

Mrs. Ramos   

Faith & Service

God of love and justice, St. Paul proclaimed that “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. May we be emboldened by your living Word to rid the world of the sin of discrimination in our attitudes and actions. Help us to seek the unity that Paul saw so clearly so that all forms of injustice will cease. Grant us the courage and determination to be prophets of peace. May we welcome one another as brothers and sisters, rooted in your everlasting love. Amen.

Prayer Requests  
As a Catholic and Christian community, we believe in the power of prayer, and we certainly want to keep your intentions in our prayers. If there is anyone or anything for which you would like us to pray, please submit your request using this link: forms.gle/uzxArWikcsHtvyuMA . We have various groups throughout the school who will be praying for your intentions each week. Feel free to bookmark this tab and use it regularly. 

Thinking Catholic Podcast
Anthony Basso, a theology teacher at CRHS, is now hosting a podcast about living the Catholic faith. Each episode is about a different aspect or topic related to understanding and living the teachings of the Church and strengthening our discipleship of our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you have feedback, questions or would like to suggest future topics for the podcast you can email Mr. Basso at  abasso@cardinalritter.org . You can listen to the Podcast by the button below, Twitter: @TCpodcaster, or Facebook: Thinking Catholic Podcast.
Pope Francis prayer for protection from Coronavirus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign
of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that,
as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself,
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test
– and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.
Summer Newsletter Schedule

July 3rd, 17th and 31st

Volunteers Needed for Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick-up

This fall we are in need of dedicated volunteers to help with our morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, as teachers and staff will have additional duties and supervision roles within the school. Volunteers will be asked to help with directing traffic and guiding cars to the proper locations for drop-off and pick-up. Morning volunteers are needed generally from 7:00-7:50 a.m. Afternoon volunteers are needed from 2:00-3:00 p.m. All volunteers, even those working outside our building, must have completed the Safe and Sacred training required by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Ramos at lramos@indyarchangel.org .  
FREE Recycling – Spring Clean-Up Event

 Cardinal Ritter HS and Technology Recyclers will be hosting a
Free Recycling Event at Cardinal Ritter High School
When: Friday July 10th 2020
           11:00 Am – 1:00pm

Hello SMSG Families,

At this time, we can safely begin having our Choice Scholarship meetings for the 2020-2021 school year. I will be available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please contact me (Misty Areal) or Mrs. Terminio de Celis to make your appointment.

Appointments will look a little different this year. We are asking that when you arrive for your appointment, you do the following: 
  1. Please remain in your vehicle.
  2. Call the school office to let us know that you have arrived - (317) 926-0516.
  3. I will come down to greet you and gather income information and return to my office to submit the application. 
  4. After completing the application, I will return to you with the Choice Paperwork that requires your signature.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Misty Areal
Accounts Representative
Required Devices Incoming for Grades 7 & 8 

This is a reminder that all incoming seventh and eighth grade families must have a device (iPad, Chromebook, tablet, or laptop) for school next year. Cell phones will not count as one’s electronic device. Families may purchase a Chromebook through the school. You just need to complete the purchasing agreement you were sent with the school to have one ordered. If you have any questions, please contact us. 
Used & New Uniform Sales
Our Used Uniform Sale will be held on Friday, July 10th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Please know that there will be a limited quantity of items available based on what we receive from families to sell. If you have any uniform items that you would like to sell, please place your name, phone number, and the price you are requesting for the item on each article of clothing. You may also donate clothes to our uniform sale as well. Please make sure all items are laundered and free of tears. These items may be dropped off during our regular office hours of 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Mondays-Thursdays). Our New Uniform Sale will also be held on Friday, July 10th, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, July, 11th, from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Cardinal Ritter High School gym. We ask all families to follow the safety measures put in place during these sales. 
Would you like to get a jump on the upcoming sports seasons? Cardinal Ritter will be hosting 2-day Summer Sports Camps again this year beginning July 20th! We will be offering boys & girls golf, boys & girls soccer, boys & girls basketball, coed volleyball, boys & girls tennis, baseball, and football. Get out of the house and on the field.
Gym Uniforms
Remember that all junior high students are required to have a gym uniform purchased through the school. The cost for each set (one t-shirt and one pair of shorts) is $20. Additional shirts and shorts may also be purchased for $10 a piece. These can be purchased during the summer months through the main office. Just call us in advance so we can have the items waiting for you. 
Box Tops for Education

In case you haven’t heard, the collection of Box Tops is now moving away from the traditional clipping of Box Tops to now scanning your receipt! The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses technology to scan your store receipt to find participating products and then instantly adds the Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. Simply go to your app store and download the Box Tops for Education app. Then choose St. Michael School (3352 West 30 th Street, Indianapolis). It’s easy and saves you time! For more information, click here .