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Holy Family Catholic School Bulletin

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS

As the holidays approach many families are looking at possibly traveling. I have attached a form to fill out if you are planning on traveling or have family who are planning on coming to you. The administration and staff at Holy Family want to make sure that our students and families are safe and remain healthy.

 

We are doing our best to keep our students and staff safe and healthy at Holy Family. Many families are planning on traveling during the Thanksgiving Holidays or have friends and family coming to visit them. Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise. In order to continue to keep our staff and students safe, the week of November 30 through December 4 will be virtual learning for all students except Pre-K. All students in grades K – 8 will log into the prayer meeting at 7:45 am and from there go to their zoom classroom to begin instruction for the day. 

 

The Early Learning Coalition has not approved virtual learning for VPK or school readiness. Therefore, our preschool and VPK students only will return to the classroom on Monday, November 30, 2020. 

MESSAGE TO PARENTS FROM STEP-UP SECOND PAYMENT

Parents who are receiving the Step-Up (FTC) scholarship should have received an email from Step-up notifying you of the steps to approve the second payment. You must log into your Step-Up account! The instructions are below:  

 

Parents have been notified by email of the following steps to review their student's second payment:

  • Log in to their Step Up For Students account.

  • Click on "Check the Status of an Application."

  • Click on the link found within the red text to review their student's payment.

  • Review, complete and submit the electronic form for their student's payment.

IMPORTANT: Due to increased volume to our site, parents may experience issues logging in to their Step Up account. Please ask your FTC parents/guardians to continue to check back to complete the above steps to review and approve their student's second distribution payment. We kindly ask you and your parents/guardians to please be patient and not call/email as we work diligently to resolve this issue.

 HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT TEST

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) will be given on Saturday, December 5 for all students wanting to go to a Catholic High School. You must register to take the placement exam at the school you would like to attend before Saturday, December 5. 

AMAZON DONATIONS

Amazon Smile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. Amazon Smile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that Amazon Smile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

 

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization (Holy Family Catholic School) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

CONCIERGE PAD

YOU MUST HAVE THE SURVEY COMPLETED AND READY TO SHOW EACH MORNING BEFORE GETTING INTO THE CAR LINE! PLEASE, DOWNLOAD THE APP, CREATE THE ACCOUNT TODAY!  

EMAILS/PHONE CALLS

It is extremely important that the school is able to reach a parent and provide them with information that is necessary to keep your children safe and to help you as a parent stay informed. The only way we have of contacting you and keeping you informed is through phone calls and emails especially in this time of social distancing and online learning! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! READ YOUR EMAIL!

STAGGERED DISMISSAL TIMES

The staff is doing their absolute best in trying to keep your children healthy and safe. We need your help. Please adhere to the guidelines and procedures for dropping off and picking up your child(ren). When entering the school parking lot, please enter from 145th street gate and exit through the 147th street gate. Your child should exit the passenger side door of the car. If you have more than one child at the school, you may pick up all children at the dismissal time of the oldest child. If you need to pick up your child early because of an appointment you must pick them up before 1:00 pm. Dismissal times are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday, November 23 – 27 ---- Thanksgiving Week-----NO SCHOOL

  • Monday – Friday, November 30 – December 4—School is virtual for K – 8

  • Monday, November 30 --- PS & VPK students return to their classroom

  • Saturday, December 5 --- High School Placement Test, make sure to register!

 

LOOKING AHEAD​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Monday, November 23 – 27 ---- Thanksgiving Week-----NO SCHOOL

TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR BEFORE GOING TO BED SATURDAY NIGHT!  DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2020.

 

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX

​OfficeMax and Office Depot have a program which gives back to schools. Any time you shop at the store, they will send 5% of your purchase to the school of your choice. The ID # 70022545 is for Holy Family.