Required Daily Student Health Screenings

Parents are required to complete the online Daily Student Health Screening Questionnaire daily before students go to school. Click on the appropriate link below to go to the questionnaire. This Questionnaire MUST be completed by 7:45 am EVERY school day morning. Parents with multiple students attending SMCA must complete a Questionnaire for each student. We suggest you bookmark the questionnaire on your web browser for easier access. If the answer is YES to any question, please DO NOT bring your child to school and contact your medical professional. Students whose parents or guardians do not complete the Health Screening Questionnaire that morning will not be permitted into the building for safety concerns.


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Visit from Vicar of Schools

Msgr. Cassato with Faculty

(pictured from left to right are Mr. Walter Avelin (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mrs. Maureen Rogone (Principal of SMCA),
Msgr. David Cassato (Vicar of Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Msgr. John Vesey (Pastor of St. Michael’s Parish)

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy was honored by a visit from Msgr. David Cassato, Vicar for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Msgr. Cassato visited with the faculty and toured the school as it prepares to welcome students for in person learning. Msgr. Cassato provided words of encouragement and inspiration for the upcoming school year.


PreK Opening Information

The Pre-K program at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy will start school as planned. We will be holding a Meet the Teacher Day depending on the students’ learning model: 
For Remote Learning:
Wednesday, September 9th:
PK1 9 am to 9:45am
PK2 10am to 10:45am
PK3  11am to 11:45am
Thursday, September 10th
PK4 9am to 9:45pm
For In-person Learning:
Thursday, September 10th
PK1 and PK2 10am to 10:45am
PK3 and PK4 11am to 11:45am
For Blended Learning:
Friday, September 11th:
PK1 and PK2 9am to 9:45am
PK3 and PK4 10am to 10:45am
Note: Only one adult per student. 
Parents please we kindly ask you to attend to the Meet the Teacher Day only on your specific scheduled date and time.
Full school days for ALL preschoool models will start on Monday, September 14th. 
We thank you in advance for your support and understanding. 

New School Year Opening Dates

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy will open as scheduled beginning September 9th. 
As mentioned in our parent meetings, the week of September 9th-11th will be Orientation Days for students.
September 9th-Grades 6,7,8 will attend from 8am-12:30pm
September 10th-Grades 2,3,4,5 will attend from 8am-12:30pm
September 11th-Grades Kindergarten and 1 will attend from 8am-12:30pm.
ALL classes will attend from 8am-2:50PM beginning Monday, September 14th. Food services will begin on September 14th.  After School will also begin on September 14th.
We will not follow the opening schedule of the New York City Public Schools!
A video describing the preparations, efforts and expectations for the new school year has been prepared by the Superintendent’s Office with partnership from DeSales Media:

Additional Webinars for St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program

For parents who want to learn more about the St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program additional webinars have been added, and the recordings will be made available on the website early this week.

Updated and additional webinars:

(*FYI – the announced session on Monday 8/24 at 6pm is registered at capacity)

Also, the program’s website contains information, FAQ’s and a contact us link for specific and personal questions.   Please visit or email


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

Download the September Face to Face and Distance Learning Document
that was shown at the Parent’s Meeting in

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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 . Please include your child’s grade so that you will receive the correct link.

St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program Information Webinars

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St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program
Parent Information Sessions

As we begin the 2020-2021 academic year, we know that it will be an incredibly unique year, and students and families will have diverse needs and preferences.

To provide the best Catholic education possible, and to give options for those who cannot, or prefer not, to return to the classroom at all this fall, a 100% distance learning opportunity and option for students of the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens will be provided.

The St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program will be the distance education provider for students of our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, who will not be returning to the classroom.

Information sessions to review program details and answer questions about this online choice, will be held via live ZOOM webinars. The recording of these sessions will be made available online after the meetings.

These sessions will cover the rationale, scope, learning expectations and next steps to enroll your child in the 100% distance learning option. (Separate meetings have been, or will be held by your principal to discuss the in-person, and hybrid class planning at your academy.)  

You will meet the Principal of the program, Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi, and learn how it will work and how your child will remain enrolled at the home academy, while receiving virtual classes and distance learning through the St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program

Please register to attend either session:

Register for session: Friday August 21 12:00pm 

Register for session: Monday August 24 6:00pm  

We look forward to partnering with you, your child, and our network of Catholic educators to provide each child the education they deserve.

Programa de aprendizaje a distancia de Santo Tomás de Aquino

Sesiones de información para padres

Al comenzar el año académico 2020-2021, sabemos que será un año increíblemente único, y los estudiantes y las familias tendrán diversas necesidades y preferencias.

Para brindar la mejor educación católica posible y brindar opciones para aquellos que no pueden, o prefieren no regresar al aula este otoño, una oportunidad y una opción de aprendizaje a distancia 100% para los estudiantes de las Academias Católicas y las Escuelas Parroquiales se la proporcionará la Diócesis de Brooklyn y Queens.

El Programa de Aprendizaje a Distancia de Santo Tomás de Aquino será el proveedor de educación a distancia para los estudiantes de nuestras Academias Católicas y Escuelas Parroquiales, quienes no regresarán al salón de clases.

Las sesiones de información para revisar los detalles del programa y responder preguntas sobre esta opción en línea se llevarán a cabo a través de seminarios web de ZOOM en vivo. La grabación de estas sesiones estará disponible en línea después de las reuniones.

Estas sesiones cubrirán información relacionado al programa, las expectativas de aprendizaje y los próximos pasos para inscribir a su hijo en la opción de aprendizaje 100% a distancia. (El/ La directora/a va a tener reuniones o tuvo reuniones por separado para discutir la planificación de clases en persona e híbrida en su academia).

Conocerá a la directora del programa, Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi, y aprenderá cómo funcionará y cómo su hijo permanecerá inscrito en la academia en el hogar, mientras recibe clases virtuales y aprendizaje a distancia a través del Programa de Aprendizaje a Distancia de Santo Tomás de Aquino.

Registrese para asistir a cualquiera de las sesiones:

Registrese para la sesion: Viernes, 21 de agosto 12:00pm 
Registrese para la sesion: Lunes 24 de agosto 6:00pm  

Esperamos poder asociarnos con usted, su hijo y nuestra red de educadores católicos para brindar a cada niño la educación que se merece.






这些说明会将介绍基本原理,范围,学习期望和下一步为您的孩子注册参加100%远程学习。 (您的校长已经或将要举行单独的会议,以讨论您学校的面对面混合课程计划。)

您将与该项目的负责人Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi会面,并了解它的工作原理以及您的孩子将如何继续在家学习就读,同时通过圣托马斯·阿奎那斯远程学习项目接受网络课程和远程学习。


注册参加说明会:8月21日星期五12:00 pm

注册参加说明会:8月24日星期一6:00 pm



From Office of the Superintendent – Distance Learning

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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Distance Survey (English) | Encuesta familiar de aprendizaje a distancia | 家庭远程学习调查


            310 PROSPECT PARK WEST             BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11215   718-965-7300    FAX: 718-965-7353

Knowledge must result from the activity of the pupil’s own mind.  Along with acquiring knowledge with the aid of the teacher, he can also acquire knowledge by applying his mind by which he knows the first principles of all knowledge.  The teacher often points out issues, which the pupil had not thought of and shows the relationship between the concepts which the pupil would have not noticed without the teacher pointing them out…                     
                                                                            Saint Thomas Aquinas

August 10, 2020

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

On Friday, August 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo informed New York State that all schools can open for in-person instruction, beginning in September 2020.  Our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have been preparing school re-opening plans, so that children could return to safe and healthy school environments, which will adhere closely to New York State, New York City, and Center for Disease Control guidelines and measures.

COVID-19 has impacted families differently, with many families not certain that inperson learning is the best choice for their children at this time.  Hearing the need to support families with their educational choices, the Office of the Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services will be launching a Diocesan-wide distance learning Catholic academy.  Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy will serve as a full-time distance learning option for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8.  The distance learning Catholic academy is intended to support the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn and enable families to remain enrolled at their current Catholic Academy/Parish School but receive their instruction remotely.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy has been established to provide a Christ-centered instructional program, which is student-centered, differentiated and academically challenging, using diagnostic testing and frequent benchmark indicators to accurately, regularly measure student progress.  Teachers will communicate student learning expectations, provide resources, collect assignments, and provide feedback, using a platform most appropriate to meet student needs.

A principal has been hired to oversee the development and implementation of Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy’s academic and faith formation programs.  At the present, a talented team of experienced teachers, with experience in digital teaching is being assembled.

Virtual conferences will be set-up, during the week of August 17th, allowing all interested families to receive additional information about Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy.  Enclosed with this letter is a copy of a Frequently Asked Questions handout, and a programmatic details handout.  It is our hope that the handouts will provide you with additional information.

Continued prayers for you, and your family!


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

El conocimiento debe resultar de la actividad de la propia mente del alumno. Además de adquirir conocimiento con la ayuda del maestro, también puede adquirir conocimiento aplicando su mente mediante la cual conoce los primeros principios de todo conocimiento. El maestro a menudo señala cuestiones en las que el alumno no había pensado y muestra la relación entre los conceptos que el alumno no habría notado sin que el maestro los señale …       

                                                                                                                                                       Santo Tomás de Aquino

10 de agosto de 2020

Estimados Padres y Guardianes de los Estudiantes de la Academia Católica y la Escuela Parroquial:

El viernes 7 de Agosto de 2020, el gobernador Cuomo informó al estado de Nueva York que todas las escuelas pueden abrir para recibir instrucción en persona a partir de Septiembre de 2020. Nuestras academias católicas y escuelas parroquiales han estado preparando planes de volver abrir para que los niños puedan regresar a escuelas seguros y sanas, que se adherirán estrictamente a las guías y medidas del estado de Nueva York, la ciudad de Nueva York y el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades.

COVID-19 ha impactado a las familias de manera diferente, y muchas familias no están seguras de que el aprendizaje en persona sea la mejor opción para sus hijos en este momento. Al escuchar la necesidad de apoyar a las familias con sus opciones educativas, la Oficina del Superintendente ~ Servicios de Apoyo a las Escuelas Católicas lanzará en la diócesis una academia Católica de educación a distancia. La Academia Católica de Santo Tomás de Aquino de Aprendizaje a Distancia servirá como una opción de aprendizaje a distancia de tiempo completo para estudiantes de jardín de infantes a grado 8. La academia Católica de aprendizaje a distancia tiene como objetivo apoyar a las Academias Católicas y las Escuelas Parroquiales dentro de la Diócesis de Brooklyn y permitirá que las familias sigan matriculados en su actual academia católica/ escuela parroquial pero recibiran su instrucción de forma remoto.

La Academia Católica de Santo Tomás de Aquino de Aprendizaje a Distancia se estableció para proporcionar un programa de instrucción centrado en Cristo, donde el estudiante, es diferenciado y aprendizaje desafiante, utilizando pruebas de diagnóstico e indicadores de referencia frecuentes para medir con precisión y regular el progreso del estudiante. Los maestros comunicarán las expectativas de aprendizaje de los estudiantes, proporcionarán recursos, recogerán tareas y brindarán comentarios, utilizando la plataforma más apropiada para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes.

Se ha contratado a un director para supervisar el desarrollo y la implementación de los programas académicos y de formación en la fe La Academia Católica de Santo Tomás de Aquino de Aprendizaje a Distancia. En la actualidad, se está armando un equipo de profesores talentosos, con experiencia en la enseñanza digital.

Durante la semana del 17 de Agosto, conferencias virtuales están planeadas, para permitir a todas las familias interesadas que reciban información adicional sobre La Academia Católica de Santo Tomás de Aquino de Aprendizaje a Distancia. Incluida con esta carta hay una copia de un folleto de preguntas frecuentes y un folleto de detalles programáticos. Esperamos que los folletos le proporcionen información adicional.

¡Oraciones continuas para usted y su familia!


Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendente ~ Servicios de Apoyo Escolar Católico

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.


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  

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

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