Holy Family Catholic School Bulletin
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
The mission of Holy Family Catholic School is to provide a quality education rooted in the Gospel message and teachings of the Catholic Church. Holy Family Catholic School educates early childhood, elementary, and middle school students in a Holy, safe, and nurturing environment where they are encouraged to learn and succeed.
Extra-Curricular Activities begin Tuesday, November 09, 2021:
CHOIR: Students (grades 3 to 8 only) interested in joining the choir were given registration forms. Rehearsals will begin on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 2:55 p.m. to 3:55 pm.
BASKETBALL AN DANCE: Students (grades K to 8) can register; there is a $25.00 registration fee. Practice will start Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 2:55 p.m. to 3:55 pm. Space is limited.
Students must be picked up no later than 4:00 p.m. from all extra-curricular activities (choir, basketball and dance) or you will be charged $5.00 per hour for aftercare.
Please be aware that communication will be sent through emails and phone calls. Last Friday, I made 1 test phone calls says Reminder. Please read your emails and listen to your messages if you receive a phone call from the school. If you do not answer the phone, a message is left on your voicemail. Too many parents are just seeing a missed call from the school and then calling the school. This will not work if the school is closed. If you did not receive the emails and phone messages, then we may not have the correct information; please come to the office to update your contact information. It is very important for us to stay in constant communication with you.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MASS
This year, Fr. Fritzner has designated the 2nd Sunday of the month as the school Mass for all students and their families. The school choir will sing starting this month, and we will sit together as a school community. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 9:00 am.
COVID 19, COLD AND FLU SEASON
This is the cold and flu season and we have begun to see students coming to school not feeling well. While we understand it is inconvenient to keep your student home and you must go to work, students who are not feeling well, running a fever, coughing, sneezing, or vomiting should stay at home. When you send your child to school sick, the other students become sick, and it becomes a vicious circle of children getting sick.
MASS THIS FRIDAY
Our students in grades Pre-K to 8 go to Mass every Friday. We ask each student to bring a dollar or two for Mass for the collection to instill the habit of sharing. Please be supportive of this project.
Friday, November 5- Early Dismissal at 1:00 PM
Sunday, November 7 - Daylight Savings Time -Turn clocks back 1h before going to bed
Thursday, November 11- Veterans Day, No School
Sunday, November 14: School Mass at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday, November 17- Progress Reports
Monday, November 22 to Friday, November 26 – THANKSGIVING - NO SCHOOL
Monday, November 29 – Classes Resume
Saturday, December 4 - The Entrance Exam (High School Placement Test) will be administered on Saturday, December 4, 2021, to students who wish to enter the ninth grade in a Catholic high school
FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT
All families have been enrolled in the FACTS Tuition Management system. Tuition and aftercare invoices will be sent to you through FACTS. This allows you to pay online by credit card or directly from your bank. You may also come into the office to pay. Many of our students receive the Step-Up for Students Scholarship. This is just a reminder that the Step- Up scholarship does not pay the full tuition and parents are responsible for the balance. Do not ignore the email or the date payment is due, you will be charged a late fee.
MORNING SUPERVISION & DROP OFF PROCEDURE
This is a reminder that there is no adult supervision at Holy Family before 7:15 am. Breakfast is served beginning at 7:15 am. Please do not leave your child in the parking lot unsupervised in the morning. In the afternoon for dismissal, all students are dismissed at the car line. Please do not exit the line and walk to the gate to pick up a student. If you have students in multiple grades you may pick them up at the oldest child’s time. Please be patient, thank you!
RENWEB FAMILY PORTAL ACCESS
All families need to create an account in RenWeb to be able to access the parent portal. By being able to access this portal you will have access to your child’s assignments, grades, and stay in communication with their teacher. I am attaching the directions on how to create an account. Please be sure to use the email that you used when you registered.
After care begins 15 minutes after school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. Any child not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be placed in aftercare and parents are responsible to pay the fee. For the 2021-2022 school year, parents who know that they will use the aftercare program are encouraged to enroll their child by filling out the aftercare form and pay the registration fee.
A correspondence was sent to you in reference to the new COVID 19 protocols. Please take time to read all the documents, and adhere to the established policies. The school is taking all necessary measures: social distancing, sanitizing, appropriate face covering, minimizing of visits and unnecessary interaction... We count on your vigilance and cooperation to reinforce all : the Center for Disease Control guidelines in order to contribute to the eradication of the pandemic.
I thank you so much for your cooperation. We will continue to communicate on a regular basis for the safety and success of our students and our community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at (305)947-6535.
Please be mindful of safety measures. Wear a mask and social distance. Avoid large gatherings. We all must work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.
If your child or anyone in your household is ill, please notify the school for directions.
May God Bless YOU!
May there always be Light!