First Friday

This past Friday was very special for everyone. As tradition, we had our First Friday Mass. After Mass, we began Adoration. This is a special time where we sit quietly in devotion to Jesus who is present under the appearance of the consecrated host. Adoration is scheduled throughout the day on First Friday. Each grade has their own time and opportunity to spend in devotion to Jesus. We concluded our First Friday with Benediction. Benediction is a devotional ceremony in which the priest blesses us with Eucharist. It was a beautiful ceremony for all. As always, we invite you to celebrate Mass, Adoration, and Benediction with us on First Friday. We look forward to our next First Friday in November!

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First School Mass

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy gathered in worship at our First School Mass of the new schoolyear. Fr. Do was the celebrant at the Mass that was held in our schoolyard.

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Daily Health Survey

The Daily Health Survey MUST be completed each school day before your child comes to school. The Daily Health Survey can be found for each grade below:

Kindergarten:  tinyurl.com/smcahealthk

Grade 1: tinyurl.com/smcahealth1 

Grade 2: tinyurl.com/smcahealth2

Grade 3: tinyurl.com/smcahealth3

Grade 4: tinyurl.com/smcahealth4

Grade 5: tinyurl.com/smcahealth5

Grade 6: tinyurl.com/smcahealth6

Grade 7: tinyurl.com/smcahealth7

Grade 8: tinyurl.com/smcahealth8

 

Principal/Parents Zoom Meetings

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the start of the new school year! I’d like to thank you for entrusting us with your children. We at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy take the safety and care of your children as our number one priority. I’d like to have a few minutes of your time to participate in a Zoom Meeting to go over the safety measures and procedures we will be taking this year. During this meeting you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. In order to make our meeting accessible to all, we will be scheduling sessions by grade. Please see the schedule below for the date and time of your meeting:

3K & Pre-K Programs: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:00 P.M.

Kindergarten, First, & Second Grade: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 7:30 P.M.

Third, Fourth, & Fifth Grade: Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:00 P.M.

Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Grade: Thursday, September 9, 2021 7:30 P.M.

Philip Heide is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Philip Heide’s Personal Meeting Room

 Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8694048469?pwd=a0dUSmxQclVSSndmSlBGb2pzYm9OZz09

Meeting ID: 869 404 8469
Passcode: R70bdz

 I look forward to speaking with you at the time of our scheduled meeting.

Respectfully,

Philip Heide
Principal


Queridos padres de familia,

¡Bienvenidos al comienzo del nuevo año escolar! Me gustaría agradecerle por confiarnos a sus hijos. En St. Michael’s Catholic Academy consideramos la seguridad y el cuidado de sus hijos como nuestra prioridad número uno. Me gustaría tener unos minutos de su tiempo para participar en una reunión de Zoom para repasar las medidas de seguridad y los procedimientos que tomaremos este año escolar. Durante esta reunión, tendrá la oportunidad de hacer cualquier pregunta que pueda tener. Para que nuestra reunión sea accesible para todos, programaremos sesiones por grado. Consulte el programa a continuación para conocer la fecha y hora de su reunión:

Programas de 3K y Pre-K: miércoles 8 de septiembre del 2021 7:00 p.m.
Kindergarten, Primero y Segundo Grado: miércoles 8 de septiembre del 2021 7:30 p.m.
Tercer, Cuarto y Quinto Grado: jueves 9 de septiembre del 2021 7:00 p.m.
Sexto, Séptimo y Octavo Grado: jueves 9 de septiembre del 2021 7:30 p.m.

Philip Heide le esta invitando a una reunion de Zoom.

Topico: Philip Heide’s Personal Meeting Room

 El Link de Zoom

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8694048469?pwd=a0dUSmxQclVSSndmSlBGb2pzYm9OZz09

Código de la Reunion/ Meeting ID: 869 404 8469
Contraseña/ Passcode: R70bdz

Espero poder hablar con usted en el momento de nuestra reunión programada.

Respetuosamente,

Philip Heide
Principal


亲爱的家长,

     欢迎新学年的开始!感谢您把您的孩子托付给我们。我们圣麦可天主教学校将您孩子的安全和照顾作为我们的第一要务。我希望您花几分钟时间参加我们的网络会议(Zoom Meeting),以了解我们今年将采取的安全措施和程序。在会议期间,您将有机会提出您的任何问题。为了让所有人都能参加我们的会议,我们将按年级安排会议。请参阅下面的时间表,以了解您参加会议的日期和时间:

 

3K Pre-K 2021 9 8 (星期三)晚上 7:00

幼儿园、一年级和二年级:2021 9 8 日(星期三)晚上 7:30

三年级、四年级和五年级:2021 9 9 日(星期四)晚上 7:00

六年级、七年级和八年级:2021 9 9 日(星期四)晚上 7:30

 

Philip Heide is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Philip Heide’s Personal Meeting Room 

Join Zoom Meeting 

 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8694048469?pwd=a0dUSmxQclVSSndmSlBGb2pzYm9OZz09 

 

Meeting ID: 869 404 8469 

Passcode: R70bdz

我期待在会议期间与您交谈。

 

诚挚地

Philip Heide

Back to School 2021

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy will follow this schedule for the opening days in
September:
 
                    September 8th -Grades 6,7, and 8 from 8:00am to 12:30pm
                    September 9th -Grades 3,4, and 5 from 8:00am to 12:30pm
                    September 10th -Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 from 8:00am to 12:30pm

Bus transportation and food services will not begin until Monday, September 13th.

The September Calendar can be downloaded here.

 

Back to School COVID-19 Safety Protocols

 

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BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE BACK TO SCHOOL COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

            The Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes 69 elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, today has announced the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place when school opens on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

            In the absence of a mandate, the New York State Department of Health recommends school districts adopt universal indoor masking for all based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will require all students, faculty, and staff members to wear masks beginning on the first day of school.

            In addition, school officials will continue to encourage vaccinations, social distancing, hand washing and hand hygiene, while maintaining the rigorous daily cleaning and sanitizing of facilities as well as enhanced ventilation. Parents will be reminded to keep their child home from school if they are sick, and their child will be required to receive medical clearance from a healthcare provider that they can safely return to in person instruction.  

The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will also continue to follow city and state guidelines regarding contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.

            “As the numbers of Coronavirus cases continue to spike in children, and the overall numbers of hospitalizations in New York City are on the rise, this is the most responsible approach to take when we begin the new school year. I know the return to these safety measures is not the situation parents, teachers or students were hoping to be the case in the 2021-2022 school year, but we cannot ignore the trends,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Chadzutko.

“Let us do our part from day one to prevent further increase of cases. If we are successful, as this academic year moves along, we will revisit these guidelines and adjust them accordingly. As much as we want a return to normalcy in our classrooms, we want our students, faculty, and staff to be safe,” continued Dr. Chadzutko.

 “Looking at the trajectory of past pandemics, it seems that a virus such as this one does linger for some time even with the vaccination. I have received my vaccination and continue to encourage others to do so as well. It is our hope that the COVID-19 vaccines will help bring an end to this terrible virus that has controlled our lives for much of the past year and a half,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.

Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, in adherence to strict guidelines, opened on time for the 2020-2021 school year, and were able to offer five day a week instruction. Enrollment increased in nearly 40% of the schools last year in grades K-8. To learn more about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, visit catholicschoolsbq.org.