Reopening Safely Plans

Click below to read St. Michael’s Catholic Academy’s plans to safely reopen for student in person learning this September.

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Reopening Plan

Mrs. Rogone will be having Zoom Virtual Parent Meetings at 7:00pm on August 17 – 19 to go over these plans and answer any questions that you may have. The schedule will be as follows:

Monday August 17 – Grades 6, 7, and 8
Tuesday August 18 – Grades 2, 3, 4, and 5
Wednesday August 19 – Kindergarten and Grade 1

Zoom meeting links will be emailed to parents this week. If you do not receive an email please email wong@stmichaelsca.org . Please include your child’s grade so that you will receive the correct link.

Tuition and FACTS System

Dear St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Parents and Guardians, 

Click here to read our letter regarding tuition for next upcoming school year in three languages.

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy has partnered with FACTS Management Company to help us with our tuition payment program. The August Tuition Bill will be sent via email, we are asking parents to be on alert for emails and to please check our school website www.stmichaelsca.org.  

There are a few families that have not received financial aid yet or are concerned regarding their awards. We are planning to have a Zoom session with those families in the next few weeks, please be alert to your email as you will receive the date and time for your meeting.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Rogone at rogone@stmichaelsca.org

Saint Michael’s Catholic Academy 
136- 58 41st Ave 
Flushing NY 11355
(718) 961- 0246 or (718) 961- 0284
Fax: (718) 961- 2013
stmichaelsca.org

Reopening Letter from the Superintendent

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Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West             Brooklyn, New York 11215 718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

July 29, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students,

The changes in our lives due to the COVID-19 have been many. Unfortunately, the impact of the virus continues to change the most fundamental aspects of how we live, including how we hold school, which is the purpose of this letter. While we cannot predict what the COVID-19 pandemic will look like this fall, the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools are planning to implement a number of enhanced health and safety measures, based on guidance from local health and government authorities.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), aside from a child’s home, there is no other setting which has more of an influence on a child’s health and well-being than their school.  The in-person school environment: provides academic instruction; supports the development of social and emotional skills; creates a safe environment for learning; addresses nutritional needs; and facilitates physical activity.

School leaders have been working tirelessly to develop plans for the safe return of as many students as possible, to in-person school, in order to best meet students’ academic, social-emotional and faith-based needs. Over the coming weeks, we will be meeting with principals, Board Chairs and Pastors, to discuss site-specific plans.  Based upon the current medical status, the expectation today is for students to return to full in-person instruction in September; however, schedules may vary, and these reentry plans are subject to change, based upon the final determination, to be made by Governor Cuomo. 

The health and safety of the children and adults in our schools is paramount. Health and safety considerations must always come first in every decision made and every action taken by our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.  In planning for school opening, our goal is to establish best practices for ensuring a healthy and safe return to school.  This will include but not limited to: health checks; healthy hygiene practices; social distancing; personal protective equipment (PPE) and face coverings; and cleaning and disinfection. 

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate these extraordinary times.  We acknowledge that there are likely to be more questions than answers at this time, and we will continue to communicate with you in the coming weeks.  

In preparation for a safe re-opening of our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, I offer you the following prayer to share with your family:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,

Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

Loving Jesus, be with us,
as we prepare to open our 
Catholic Academies and Parish Schools 
in September.    Amen

Let us all pray for a resolution to and decrease of the COVID-19 virus.

May everyone be healthy, safe, and well.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services


29 de julio del 2020

Estimados padres y tutores de los estudiantes de la Academia Católica y de la escuela parroquial:

Los cambios en nuestras vidas debido al COVID-19 han sido muchos. Desafortunadamente, el impacto del virus continúa cambiando los aspectos más fundamentales de cómo vivimos, incluida la forma en que tenemos la escuela, que es el propósito de esta carta. Si bien no podemos predecir cómo será la pandemia del COVID-19 este otoño, las Academias Católicas y las Escuelas Parroquiales están planeando implementar una serie de medidas mejoradas de salud y seguridad, basadas en la guía de las autoridades locales de salud y gubernamentales.

Según el Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), aparte del hogar de un niño, no hay otro entorno que tenga más influencia en la salud y el bienestar de un niño que su escuela. El ambiente escolar en persona: proporciona instrucción académica; apoya el desarrollo de habilidades sociales y emocionales; crea un ambiente seguro para el aprendizaje; aborda las necesidades nutricionales; y facilita la actividad física.

Los líderes escolares han estado trabajando incansablemente para desarrollar planes para el regreso seguro de la mayor cantidad posible de estudiantes a la escuela en persona, a fin de satisfacer mejor las necesidades académicas, socioemocionales y basadas en la fe de los estudiantes. En las próximas semanas, nos reuniremos con directores, presidentes de juntas y pastores para discutir los planes específicos del sitio. Según el estado médico actual, hoy se espera que los estudiantes regresen a la instrucción presencial completa en septiembre; sin embargo, los horarios pueden variar, y estos planes de reingreso están sujetos a cambios, según la determinación final, que realizará el gobernador Cuomo.

La salud y seguridad de los niños y adultos en nuestras escuelas es primordial. Las consideraciones de salud y seguridad siempre deben ser lo primero en cada decisión y cada acción tomadas por nuestras Academias Católicas y Escuelas Parroquiales en toda la Diócesis de Brooklyn. Al planificar la apertura de la escuela, nuestro objetivo es establecer las mejores prácticas para garantizar un regreso saludable y seguro a la escuela. Esto incluirá, entre otros: controles de salud; prácticas saludables de higiene; distanciamiento social; equipo de protección personal (PPE) y revestimientos faciales; y limpieza y desinfección.

Gracias por su paciencia mientras continuamos navegando estos tiempos extraordinarios. Reconocemos que es probable que haya más preguntas que respuestas en este momento, y continuaremos comunicándonos con usted en las próximas semanas.

En preparación para una reapertura segura de nuestras Academias Católicas y Escuelas Parroquiales, les ofrezco la siguiente oración para compartir con su familia:

 

Cristo esté conmigo, Cristo dentro de mí

Cristo detrás de mí, Cristo delante de mí

Cristo a mi lado, Cristo para ganarme

Cristo para consolarme y restaurarme.

 

Cristo debajo de mí, Cristo sobre mí

Cristo en silencio, Cristo en peligro,

Cristo en los corazones de todos los que me aman

Cristo en boca de amigo y extraño.

 

Me ato el Nombre,

El fuerte nombre de la Trinidad;

Por invocación de los mismos.

Los tres en uno, y uno en tres,

 

De quien toda la naturaleza tiene creación,

Padre Eterno, Espíritu, Palabra:

Alabado sea el Señor de mi salvación,

La salvación es de Cristo el Señor.

Amando a Jesús, quédate con nosotros,

mientras nos preparamos para abrir nuestras

Academias Católicas y Escuelas Parroquiales

en septiembre. Amén

Oremos todos por una resolución y disminución del virus COVID-19.

Que todos estén sanos, seguros y bien.

Sinceramente,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendente ~ Servicios de apoyo a la escuela católica


2020年7月29日

亲爱的天主教学校和堂区学校学生的家长和监护人:

由于COVID-19,我们的生活发生了许多变化。不幸的是,病毒的影响继续改变着我们生活的基本方式,包括我们的学业方式,这就是我写这封信的目的。尽管我们无法预测今年秋天COVID-19疾病流行的情况,但天主教学校和堂区学校正在计划,根据当地卫生和政府部门的指导,采取一系列加强健康和安全的措施。

据疾病预防控制中心(CDC)报道,除了孩子的家,没有其他任何环境能比孩子的学校对孩子的健康和幸福产生更大的影响。课堂的学校环境:提供学习指导;支持社交和情感技能的发展;创造一个安全的学习环境;解决营养需求;并促进体育锻炼。

学校领导一直在不懈地努力、制定计划,以确保尽让可能多的学生安全返回课堂学习,以最大限度满足学生的学术,社会情感和信仰的需求。在接下来的几周中,我们将与校长,董事会主席和神父会面,讨论特定地点计划。根据当前的医疗状况,今天的期望是学生能在9月全部回到课堂学习;但是,时间表可能会有所不同,并且这些重回课堂计划可能会根据州长Cuomo的最终决定而有所更改。

我们学校的学生和老师的健康与安全至关重要。在整个布鲁克林教区,我们天主教学校和堂区学校所做的每项决定和行动,都必须始终将健康和安全考虑放在首位。在计划开学方面,我们的目标是建立最佳实践,以确保健康安全地返回学校。这将包括但不限于:健康检查;健康卫生习惯;社交距离;个人防护设备(PPE)和面罩/口罩;以及清洁和消毒。

感谢您在这非常时期所付出的耐心。我们意识到,在目前情况下,问题可能比答案更多,我们会在接下来的几周继续与您保持联系。

为了安全地重新开放我们的学校,今提供以下祈祷文,与您的家人分享:

基督与我同在,基督在我内,基督在我身后,基督在我身前,基督在我身旁,基督要安慰并重建我。

基督在我之上,基督在安静中,基督在危险中,基督在所有爱我的心中,基督在朋友和陌生人的口中。

我将自己的名字融入三位一体的天主;通过呼求此名,圣三在我内,我在圣三内.

永恒的天父,圣神,圣言,万物的创造者。赞美我的救主,救恩是主基督。

亲爱的耶稣, 


当我们准备在9月份重新开放我们的

天主教学校和堂区学校时


请与我们同在, 阿门

让我们为终止疫情和减少COVID-19病毒的传播祈祷。

愿每个人都健康,安好!

诚挚地

Thomas Chadzutko 

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D. 

天主教学校主管(Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services)

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Preparing for the September Opening

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136-58 41st Avenue, Flushing, New York 11355
(718) 961-0246 (English/Spanish) (347) 399-8500 (/)
stmichaelsca.org

July 2020

Dear Parents,

As we prepare for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, I would like to share all updates and requirements for September 2020.  I have asked parents to begin to make appointments with their pediatricians to ensure all immunizations are current.  All students must have all the required immunizations to attend school in September 2020.  The following are the requirements:

  • All students entering Kindergarten will need a new health form completed.
  • All students under 5 years of age are required a flu shot.
  • Students entering the 6th grade are required a Tdap vaccine.
  • Students entering 7th grade are required a meningitis vaccine.
  • All newly enrolled students entering grades Kindergarten through grade 8 must submit an updated medical form, as well as the June 2020 report card.

Students’ supplies will be posted on the website, however, these are the basic supplies for all student. Teachers will be updating the list but these are the minimum supplies needed for our opening day:

  • #2 pencils
  • crayons
  • Blue/Black ink pens (grades 3-8 only)
  • Notebooks (NO SPIRALS)
  • Personal hand sanitizer (not to be shared but left in the students’ desks)
  • Loose-leaf
  • Face mask –PLEASE NOTE WE ARE WAITING UPDATES FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE.

As stated in the Superintendent’s letter, we have been working to set up safe learning within the updating requirements by the health department and the Governor’s office. These are the major changes for September we have made so far:

  • Students will eat in their classrooms and not the lunchroom to avoid community sharing.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers are being installed in every classroom.
  • Classes are divided into smaller learning groups
  • Tables have been removed from the classrooms and desks are in all learning groups.
  • Teachers will change for classes; not students to avoid crowded hallways.
  • Uniforms will not be required until October 1st. However, all students must wear sneakers and appropriate clothes (no flip flops, sandals, tank tops, tube tops, inappropriate t-shirts, etc.) If there is doubt about the appropriateness of an outfit, then do not wear it!
  • Transparent face masks have been ordered for the teachers so students may see the teachers’ facial expressions.
  • After the rooms are set and maintenance is complete, a professional sanitizing company has been hired to once again disinfect the school.
  • Monitoring of temperatures and illness procedures are established as well as isolation of sick students.

Please continue to visit the website for all other updates. These updates will be frequent as we stay in compliance with the Board of Health and New York State.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.  I look forward to seeing all smiling faces in September!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Maureen Rogone
Principal


Julio 2020

Queridos padres de familia,

Mientras nos preparamos para el comienzo del año escolar 2020-2021, me gustaría compartir todas las actualizaciones y requisitos para septiembre del 2020. He pedido a los padres que comiencen a hacer citas con sus pediatras para garantizar que todas las vacunas estén al día. Todos los estudiantes deben tener todas las vacunas requeridas para asistir a la escuela en septiembre del 2020. Los siguientes son los requisitos:

  • Todos los estudiantes que ingresen al jardín de infantes (Kindergarten) necesitarán un nuevo formulario de salud completado.
  • Todos los estudiantes menores de 5 años deben recibir una vacuna contra la gripe.
  • Los estudiantes que ingresan al 6º grado deben recibir una vacuna Tdap.
  • Los estudiantes que ingresan al 7º grado deben recibir una vacuna contra la meningitis.
  • Todos los estudiantes recién inscritos que ingresan a los grados de jardín de infantes (Kindergarten) a octavo grado deben presentar un formulario médico actualizado, así como la boleta de calificaciones de junio del 2020.

Los suministros de los estudiantes se publicarán en el sitio web, sin embargo, estos son los suministros básicos para todos los estudiantes. Los maestros actualizarán la lista, pero estos son los suministros mínimos necesarios para nuestro día de apertura:

  • lápices # 2
  • crayones
  • Plumas de tinta azul / negra (solo grados 3-8)
  • Cuadernos (SIN ESPIRALES)
  • Desinfectante de manos personal (no se debe compartir sino dejar en los escritorios de los estudiantes)
  • hojas sueltas
  • Mascarilla: TENGA EN CUENTA QUE ESPERAMOS ACTUALIZACIONES DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE SALUD Y LA OFICINA DEL GOBERNADOR.

Como se indica en la carta del Superintendente, hemos estado trabajando para establecer un aprendizaje seguro dentro de los requisitos de actualización del departamento de salud y la oficina del gobernador. Estos son los principales cambios para septiembre que hemos realizado hasta ahora:

  • Los estudiantes comerán en sus salones y no en el comedor para evitar compartir entre ellos.
  • Se están instalando dispensadores de desinfectante para manos sin contacto en cada aula.
  • Las clases se dividen en grupos de aprendizaje más pequeños.
  • Se han eliminado las mesas de las aulas y los escritorios se encuentran en todos los grupos de aprendizaje.
  • Los maestros cambiarán por clases; no estudiantes para evitar pasillos llenos de gente.
  • No se requerirán uniformes hasta el 1 de octubre. Sin embargo, todos los estudiantes deben usar zapatos de deporte y ropa apropiada (no chanclas, sandalias, camisetas sin mangas, camisetas inapropiadas, etc.) Si hay dudas sobre la idoneidad de un atuendo, ¡no lo use!
  • Se han ordenado máscaras transparentes para los maestros para que los estudiantes puedan ver las expresiones faciales de los maestros.
  • Una vez que las habitaciones están configuradas y el mantenimiento está completo, se ha contratado una empresa de desinfección profesional para desinfectar nuevamente la escuela.
  • Se establece el monitoreo de las temperaturas y los procedimientos de enfermedad, así como el aislamiento de los estudiantes enfermos.

Continúe visitando el sitio web para todas las demás actualizaciones. Estas actualizaciones serán frecuentes a medida que cumplamos con el Departamento de Salud y el Estado de Nueva York.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese conmigo. ¡Espero ver todas las caras sonrientes en septiembre!

Sinceramente,

Mrs. Maureen Rogone
Principal


2020年7月

亲爱的家长,

在我们为2020-2021学年开始做准备的同时,我想更新2020年9月的所有信息和要求。我已要求家长开始与儿科医生会面,以确保所有免疫接种都是最新的。所有学生都必须完成所有必需的疫苗接种才能在2020年9月上学。以下是具体要求:

·所有进入幼儿园(Kindergarten)的学生都需要填写一份新的健康表格。
·所有5岁以下的学生都需要注射流感疫苗。
·进入六年级的学生需要接种Tdap疫苗。
·进入7年级的学生需要接种脑膜炎疫苗。
·进入幼儿园至8年级的所有新入学学生必须提交更新的医疗表格以及2020年6月的成绩单。
学生的用品将发布在学校网站上,但是,这些是所有学生的基本用品。各教师还将更新清单,但以下是开学肯定需要的物品:

·2号铅笔

·蜡笔
·蓝色/黑色墨水笔(仅限3-8级)
·笔记本(非线圈)
·个人洗手液(不共用,而是留在学生的课桌中)
·活页纸
·口罩 (请注意,我们正在等待卫生部门和州长办公室的具体要求)。

正如教育主管的信中所述,我们一直在努力根据卫生部门和州长办公室的最新要求,来建立安全学习的环境。这些是到目前为止我们对9月份开学所做的主要变化:

·学生将在教室而不是午餐室用餐,以避免大规模聚集。
·每个教室都安装了非接触式洗手液分配器。
·将较小的学习小组授课


  • 小组使用的大桌子已从教室中挪走,所有教室的都将使用个人书桌。
    ·老师会去不同的教室上课;学生不走班,避免拥挤的走廊。
    ·10月1日前不要求穿校服。但是,所有学生都必须穿着运动鞋和合适的衣服(不要穿拖鞋,凉鞋,背心,抹胸,不合适的T恤等)。如果对衣服的合适性有不确定,就请不要穿!

    ·已为教师订购了透明的口罩,以便学生可以看到教师的面部表情。

    ·等房间的摆放和维护完成后,已聘请的专业的消毒公司会对学校再次消毒。

    ·建立体温和疾病的监控,以及隔离生病的学生。

    请继续关注学校网站以获取所有其他更新信息。由于我们遵守卫生局和纽约州的法规,因此这些更新将非常频繁。

    如果您有任何问题,请与我联系。我期待着9月份看到你们的笑脸!

    诚挚地

    Mrs. Maureen Rogone
      校长

Reopening Letter for Families

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Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Serviced
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West             Brooklyn, New York 11215           718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

July 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students,

Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, within the Diocese of Brooklyn are planning to open in September!  The Office of the Superintendent Re-Opening Task Force continues to work tirelessly to ensure that our students, faculty and staff remain healthy and have access to the most current information.  Moreover, the Diocese of Brooklyn Re-Opening Task Force, led by Chief Esposito, has been most impressed with the thoroughness of the Office of the Superintendent’s Task Force’s comprehensive plan for a successful safe opening of our school buildings this Fall.

Principals have been working diligently, planning for a September re-opening.  The New York State Education Department just recently shared the framework for school reopening plans with formal guidance.  This framework will be disseminated later this week and will serve as a roadmap, providing schools with guidelines, expectations and mandates, to safely open our schools this fall.  We also anticipate receiving information shortly from the New York State Department of Health and the Board of Regents.  The Office of the Superintendent Re-Opening Task Force will continue to share all information with our schools.

Governor Cuomo will be informing us of his final decision on school openings, during the week of August 1-7.   In anticipation of schools re-opening, please know there are essential elements included in all the re-opening plans being developed:

  • Our goal for opening schools is a 5-day a week, in-school model, ensuring that as many students, using social distancing, can safely be in our buildings. We are aware that many buildings cannot accommodate their total student population, in a socially distant way, for a full 5 day Plans are being developed by principals, using alternative scheduling; hybrid learning, combining in-person and remote learning. Although our goal is for a 100% opening, with all participating in 5-day a week instructional plan, government guidelines for health and safety will not allow that to happen at this time.
  • We are deeply committed to ensuring that each Catholic Academy and Parish School continue to provide a loving, nurturing Catholic School environment We will stand firm on continuing academic excellence. Social-emotional learning and mental well-being has been and will continue to be a priority.
  • The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff will continue to be our number one priority, with enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing protocols, and the implementation of student and faculty wellness checks and symptom screening.

 

  • We have and will continue to advocate for the many resources our students are entitled to under State and City law, as well as through the local school We will continue to stress that all public-school districts provide a nurse/medical professional to our schools and provide transportation for eligible students. Unfortunately, at this time, we are uncertain if they will be able to fulfill these requirements. We will continue to be persistent in engaging local school districts and lobbying for our students. Further updates on these issues will follow.

We have studied the re-opening plans from around the world, and across our country. We have worked collaboratively with Principals, Pastors and Academy Boards, to envision a re-opening plan that is safe and strong in academics and is Christ-centered.

As we continue to plan for September 2020, we must remember that all plans are based upon information we have presently received, never looking to compromise the health and safety of all.  We will continue to work and plan, accepting changes with patience and common sense.

We thank everyone for their continued support through these unpredictable times and continue to ask for God’s blessings.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

Summer Letter from the Principal

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July 2, 2020

Dear Parents and Friends of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy,

As we officially begin the summer season and the July 4th weekend, I would like to keep all updated and informed of the preparations being done for September 2020. Although no official word has come from Governor Cuomo, we have begun to prepare the building for the students.

The school’s office hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am-12pm. If you need an appointment at another time please email me at rogone@stmichaelsca.org. All coming into the building must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

If your child has not returned their textbooks (not devices) please have them do so immediately. Use the back door of the gym for book returns. We will collect the devices in September so that all children have a device to complete their summer review work which is posted on Google Classroom.

Presently, the men are plastering and painting. Soon we will begin the waxing of the floors and establishing social distance set ups in the classrooms as well as throughout the building. Prior to opening in September, the school building will be professionally sanitized according to the CDC requirements.

At this time, Ms. Hopkins and I have begun to work on scheduling and protocols within the school day which will protect all students and staff in the building.  We have divided the students entering the fourth grade into two instructional groups because of the growing class size.

After considering how the past few months have affected all of our lives, I have decided to postpone the students coming in uniform until October 1st.  This will be one less thing for parents to be concerned with as we return to school.  I spoke with Flynn O’Hara and their website was updated for ordering.  However, their store hours will be limited and the wait time will be much longer than usual.  Students may dress comfortably because September will still be warm, but all students must wear sneakers-no sandals or flip flops. Hopefully in October we can resume uniform measurements in school.

As I receive more information from the state and the CDC I will post all updates.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support,

Mrs. Maureen Rogone


2 de julio del 2020

Estimados Padres y Amigos de la Academia Católica de San Miguel,

             Al comenzar oficialmente la temporada de verano y el fin de semana del 4 de julio, me gustaría mantener todos actualizados e informados de los preparativos que se están realizando para septiembre del 2020. Aunque no ha llegado ninguna palabra oficial del gobernador Cuomo, hemos comenzado a preparar el edificio para los estudiantes.

El horario de oficina de la escuela será martes, miércoles y jueves de 9am-12pm. Si necesita una cita en otro momento, envíeme un correo electrónico a rogone@stmichaelsca.org. Todos los que entran en el edificio deben usar una máscara y practicar el distanciamiento social.

Si su hijo/a no ha devuelto sus libros de texto (no dispositivos electronicos (tableta)), por favor traiga los libros inmediatamente. Utilice la puerta trasera del gimnasio para las devoluciones de libros. Colectaremos los dispositivos electronicos en septiembre para que todos los niños tengan un dispositivo para completar su trabajo de revisión de verano que se publico en Google Classroom.

En la actualidad, los hombres están reparando las paredes y pintando. Pronto comenzaremos a encerar los pisos y el establecimiento de la distancia social establecida en las aulas, así como en todo el edificio. Antes de la apertura en septiembre, el edificio de la escuela será desinfectado profesionalmente de acuerdo con los requisitos de los CDC.

En este momento, la Srta. Hopkins y yo hemos comenzado a trabajar en la programación y protocolos dentro del día escolar que protegerá a todos los estudiantes y el personal en el edificio.  Hemos dividido a los estudiantes que ingresan al cuarto grado en dos grupos de instrucción debido al creciente del tamaño de la clase.

Después de considerar cómo los últimos meses han afectado todas nuestras vidas, he decidido posponer a los estudiantes que vienen en uniforme hasta el 1 de octubre.  Esto será una cosa menos que los padres se preocupen cuando volvamos a la escuela.  Hablé con Flynn O’Hara y su sitio web fue actualizado para el pedido.  Sin embargo, el horario de su tienda será limitado y el tiempo de espera será mucho más largo de lo habitual.  Los estudiantes pueden vestirse cómodamente porque septiembre seguirá siendo cálido, pero todos los estudiantes deben usar zapatos de deporte- sin sandalias ni chanclas. Esperamos que ya en octubre los estudiantes puedan usar el uniforme. 

A medida que reciba más información del estado y de CDC, publicaré todas las actualizaciones.

Gracias por su continua cooperación y apoyo,

Sra. Maureen Rogone

Summer Enrichment Activities

Nursery-PreK | Grades K-1 | Grades 2-3 | Grades 4-5 | Grades 6-7Flip Flops on a Clothesline

Dear Families,

Welcome to Summer! We thank you for the time and effort you have invested in your child’s education, particularly over the past few months. Distance learning has been a challenge for all and we applaud you (and your child) for making the best of these unprecedented times. The end of the school year hasn’t been what anyone would have expected but we are happy to welcome summer and hopefully some time to relax and recharge.

As we move into summer, we would like to provide options for at-home enrichment. The summer months are an important time to relax and unwind but are also an opportunity to keep your child engaged and on track for the fall. Attached you will find summer choice boards to use with your child. It is important to note that these are NOT required. This is simply a tool to provide parents with activities and ideas for summer enrichment.

How it Works

Download a packet of choice boards that match your child’s grade level (Links at the top of this page). Choice boards are grouped by grade level band based on the grade your child has completed. For example, a child finishing 1st grade will use the K-1 document. Each page of the document is one week of themed activities (6 weeks total) with different activities in categories such as reading, writing, math, STEM, etc. Each activity follows a theme for the week but can be done independently of all other activities. For example, all activities in week two are about ice cream but you do not need to complete the activities in any particular order so your child can pick and choose the activities that interest them. You can also use grade level bands above or below your child’s grade based on your child’s needs.

What do I Need?

As you view the choice boards, you will notice that they are divided by subject/ category. Materials needed are italicized in the top of the boxes. Many items will likely be available in your home or easily accessed at the supermarket. For reading activities and some of the other categories, you will need device with internet access. Texts sourced from www.myon.com can be accessed using the following login info:

School: Brooklyn Reads Elementary
Username: brooklyn
Password: read

My Child (and I) are Tired of School

Your child might be tired from weeks of distance learning and the stress of our current situation. This is not intended to add to anyone’s stress or become a point of contention in your household. To make this seem less like “school” you can:

  • Empower your child to choose the activities themselves. Let them pick what they are interested in (i.e. complete all the math activities first)
  • Challenge your child to see how many boxes they can complete in a week 
  • Designate a short (20-30 min) block of time to complete an activity and then offer free choice time
  • Use the board like tic-tac-toe and try to complete a whole column or row across. 

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need structured activities to “do enrichment.” Trips to the library, talking about books, taking a walk and talking about what you see, planning a trip together, cooking by following a recipe, and even going to the grocery store discussing quantity and pricing are all learning opportunities. Do what is comfortable for you and your family. Take time to relax, unwind, and enjoy your summer. We look forward to our time together in September.

 

End of Year Parent Letter from the Superintendent

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Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West            
Brooklyn, New York 11215
718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

We are not alone, the Lord goes before us on our journey, and removes the
stones that paralyze us.” This is the hope that no one can take from us. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pope Francis
                                                                                                                                                                                                June 19, 2020

 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Catholic Academy and Parish School Students,

As has been previously shared, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have always had a strong relationship with our parents and guardians.  This has contributed greatly to the success of our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools. The past three months have been a challenging time for families.   Parents have dealt with their own jobs shifting to at-home work status or, even worse, having their jobs being eliminated altogether. Add to that, the stress of having to assist your children with their learning, which presented some additional challenges.  I think the hardest part about the COVID-19 crisis has been the uncertain time frame and lack of consistent information from New York City and New York State officials.

Every day, updates and new developments are being shared by Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio.  Looking ahead, we are making plans to re-open our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens for the upcoming academic year (2020-2021). Though we cannot determine what the health conditions will look like for the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, as we approach September, our goal is to return to in-class instruction with all the necessary safety precautions. 

 A Re-Opening School Task Force has been developed and convening weekly meetings, to develop a strategic plan for the re-opening of Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in September 2020. The implementation of this strategic plan will include a variety of health and safety precautions.  It is highly likely that social-distancing requirements will necessitate the need to limit the number of students in a classroom/school building at one time.  The summer will allow us time to further our plans and put the necessary measures in place.  Our priority is to ensure that our students, teachers, and staff can confidently return to a safe and healthy school building, conducive to teaching, learning, and faith formation.  

Our Catholic Academy and Parish School buildings might be empty, but their ministry of Catholic education endures. We continue to journey together though these difficult times. We must continue to act together to ensure that our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will remain strong and healthy both now, and when we can gather together again in the future.

In preparation for the summer months of July and August, I offer you the following prayer to share with your family:

 

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.

Amen.

Wishing you a safe and healthy summer.  

We promise to keep you informed as plans evolve. Continue to monitor your Catholic Academy/ Parish School and Diocese of Brooklyn websites (https://catholicschoolsbq.org/).

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services