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Online Student Etiquette

Letter to Parents Concerning ZOOM

As we all know, the New York City Department of Education has asked all teachers to stop using ZOOM for face to face lessons as it presents a security concern for all students.

This past weekend, ZOOM has installed security measures which will prevent hackers from entering lessons. First, meeting coordinators (teachers) will need to invite participants from a “waiting room” to their session.  Second, an additional ID number is added to each link.

The faculty of SMCA met again to discuss the concerns of some parents and evaluate what we are doing to ensure additional safety for our students. We compared Google Meets to ZOOM and still found that ZOOM had more security and was less risky for our students.

As we move on in the fourth week of distance learning, we will continue to use ZOOM for face to face lessons. However, the teachers will not record any lessons. This will prevent lessons from being accessed and used on various social media sites. It is also encouraging students to attend lessons and not rely on viewing the previously recorded session at their leisure.

Video Classroom Student Etiquette

        • Show up on time. Don’t be late for class!
        • Use your first name only (no full names) when you join the room
        • Dress appropriately (No pajamas please)
        • Turn off all distractions such as the TV or your phone so you can focus
        • Find a quiet place to work. Let your family know that you are in class learning and are not to be disturbed
        • Enable video so that we can see you
        • Mute your microphone when you are not speaking
        • Use the Raise Hand feature if you want your teacher’s attention
        • Use of the Chat function is not allowed
        • Inform your teacher if you have to be away from the camera
        • No eating while on camera

Holy Week

Wednesday: Jesus Predicts His Betrayal

Read and pray through Jesus’ prediction of his betrayal (John 13:21-30)

Tuesday: Jesus Predicts His Suffering

Read and pray through Jesus’ prediction of his suffering (John 12:20-36)

Jesus Predicts His Suffering

Monday: Anointing of Jesus at Bethany

Begin reading the account of Jesus’ final week in John’s gospels. Today, read and pray through Jesus’ anointing at Bethany, when Mary pours perfume on his head (John 12:1-11)
Anointing at Bethany


Important Dates and Week 3 Message from Mrs. Rogone

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Upcoming Dates:
March 20th – Report Cards were available. Did you receive your child’s Report Card? If not email wong@stmichaelsca.org 
April 9th-Holy Thursday (No Classes)
April 10th – Good Friday (No Classes)
April 13-17 Easter Recess (No Classes but use this time to complete ALL assignments)
April 20th – Classes Resume Online
April 30th – Tentative Date for last day of distance learning


4月9日:圣周四 (没有课)
4月13日-4月17日 复活节假 (没有课但是需完成作业)

Week 3 Message from Mrs. Rogone

Pay Tuition and Fees Online

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You can now pay for your child’s Tuition and other Fees Online:

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Here is an Online Payment Guide to help you make a payment:
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All tuition payments, After School Payments, and Re-registration payments can also be mailed to:
                                    Mrs. Jeri Zappitielli
                                    29-29 211 Street
                                    Bayside, NY 11360
For Tuition and Credit Card payment Information please contact Ms. Jeri: zappitiellij@yahoo.com
For Financial Aid Information please contact Ms. Paguay: jpaguay@stmichaelsca.org

SMCA Apart/Together

Even though we are temporarily apart from each other we are still one family. In this gallery we will highlight members of the St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Family as we continue to learn and grow together. 
Check back as more photos are shared.

Today, during our fourth week of remote learning, the Pre-K classes held a Show and Tell video conference! The students and teachers shared their works of art and favorite toys related to the Living and Non-Living Things unit of study. We saw a display of plants, stuffed animals, trucks, and other toys and also drawings of pets, parts of a plant and the life cycle of a plant. Good job SMCA!!

PreK1 Show and Tell PreK2 Show and Tell PreK3 Show and Tell PreK4 Show and Tell

Week 3 of remote learning has come and gone! During this week, we held a live video conference and got to see and greet each other! Our preschoolers are learning about Living and Non-living Things. We invite you to see their work displayed on the classes’ collages! Thank you to the teachers, students and parents for working as a team and for making this week a complete success!.
PreK 1 Collage Week 3 PK 2 Collage Week 3 
PK 3 Collage Week 3 PK 4 Collage Week 3
Kindergarten studied plants and drew pictures of our important community workers
and the special work they do everyday to keep us safe
Week 2 Kindergarten Plants Kindergarten Week 2 Community Helpers drawings

The SMCA Pre-K classes had a live video conference today. Students, parents, teachers, and school administrators shared a wonderful and productive time together. The response was astounding! We are looking forward to repeat this experience soon!


PreK 1 Zoom Meeting   PreK2 Zoom Meeting

PreK3 Zoom Meeting   PreK4 Zoom

Week 2 of remote learning at SMCA was a tremendous success! We are proud of our staff, students, and their families for their hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work SMCA!! We can do this together!

PreK1 students at work during remote learning Pre K 2 students at work during remote learning



PreK 4 students at work during remote learning Jayron working Jayron distance learning

Claire Student with plant 01 Student with plant 02 Student with plant 03
Student with plant 04 Student with plant 05 Don't Go Out Valeria Working Valeria on the computer















































Student on Computer



Class of 2020 Tshirts

SMCA congratulates the 8th Grade Class of 2020. Your class shirts are now in. We can’t wait to see you proudly wearing them! Looking forward to the day we unite together as a class again.

Class of 2020 T shirt front

Class of 2020 T shirt back

Important Tuition and Financial Information

All tuition payments, After School Payments, and Re-registration payments can be mailed to:
                      Mrs. Jeri Zappitielli
                      29-29 211 Street
                      Bayside, NY 11360
Ms. Jeri can be contacted at zappitiellij@yahoo.com for questions and credit card payments.
For Financial Aid information please contact Ms. Paguay at jpaguay@stmichaelsca.org