FROM THE DESK OF MRS. TIEZZI
Dear St. Rita Parents,
Welcome to a new school year. It was so great to see you all at our soft opening yesterday. The students came in today confident, knowing which classroom to report to, and having all their supplies already distributed. Today our students spent time getting to know their classmates, their teachers, and the school rules, policies, and procedures. We ended the day with a school-wide assembly reading and affirming our school mission statement, understanding the expectations of a St. Rita School student and discussing our theme for the year—“Encourage One Another”.
I would like to share a few reminders in order for you to assist in making our school year the safest and most productive it can be for our students and teachers. Thank you for your support.
The opening bell rings at 8:15. Students must be in class before 8:15 to begin their day. Please be sure your child is on time for school. Morning opening will take place within the classroom.
It is important that all students (PreK-8) are in proper uniform including, shirts tucked in, belts, hair color, hair style, hair accessories, and proper footwear. Sneakers with lights are considered a safety hazard in the event of a lock down. Hair accessories such as head bands or bows should be simple and in the school colors of dark green, white, navy blue, black or black watch plaid. Parents of a student who are not in compliance will receive a written notification.
The hot lunch and before/aftercare portals are open for you to sign up for lunch or before/after care. Please contact Erin Carmody-
with questions regarding the lunch program or Betsy Bathrick
or 203-623-3039 with questions regarding the before and aftercare programs.
The 2019-2020 Student /Family Handbook is available online on our school website. It is important that all school families read the handbook and sign off on the last page indicating that you have read and reviewed the policies and agree to abide by them. Any changes are indicated in red.
Please observe the” No Parking” signs on Gilles Road, Edgemere and Dessa Drive. Your willingness to observe the no parking signs will ensure the safety of our students and school neighbors. Please share this with grandparents and caregivers who pick-up your child at dismissal.
The police have been issuing warnings and will be ticketing those drivers who disregard the no parking signs.
Parents are asked not to park in assigned/numbered space and also please do not drive past the chains when entering the school parking lot.
The school playground is on private property. It is designated for students in kindergarten through grade 5 only. It will be locked during the school day to ensure the safety of our students. It will be used by the students in our aftercare program after school.
In order to ensure the safety of your children, the parents or caregivers of students in grades K-5 are required to sign-out your child with his/her teacher at afternoon dismissal. Those students in grades 6- 8 who have a younger sibling in grade K-5, may be the designated pick-up person with the written permission of the parents. Please send you permission note to Mrs. Barnett or Mr. Halloran and your child’s classroom teacher.
I am looking forward to a great year where our faculty is able to live and share the love of Christ with you and your child. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care.