WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Date: January 21, 2021

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​**ALL NEW INFORMATION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED**

Here is the link to the Thursday Folder

This week's Thursday Folder has many additions. Please make sure you visit the link above for 2021-22 tuition information, HSO events, etc.

 

**MR. O'TOOLE'S FUNERAL SERVICES:**

  • Mr. O'Toole's funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish.

  • The services will be live streamed via the Parish's Facebook Page which is a change from my google classroom link. This will allow many to watch even if they are outside of our school network. If you cannot watch at 11:00 a.m. or do not have a Facebook Account, we will upload the service to the Parish YouTube link tomorrow afternoon.

HSO NEWS:

  • Virtual Trivia Night Fundraiser - Saturday, Jan. 30th. There's still time to register the family! See flyer in Thursday Folder for more details on how to register. 

  • Virtual Auction Fundraiser - Kicking off via Zoom on Friday, February 26th at 6 p.m. and running through March 12th. See Thursday Folder for more details. 

  • Next HSO meeting is 2/9/21 @ 6:15 via Google Meets.

INTENT TO RETURN / NEUMANN SCHOLARSHIP/TUITION:

  • We are gearing up for next school year already! In this week's Thursday Folder you will find tuition rates and information, Intent to Return and tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities for next school year. 

  • Intent to Return is being billed directly through FACTS this year. Unless your student(s) is not returning next year, we've taken care of it for you! 

  • Deadline for Intent to Return Notice of Withdrawal is 3/12/21. If notice is received after 3/12/21, the registration fee is non-refundable. 

  • Deadline for Neumann Scholarship applications is 3/1/21.

  • Deadline for Tuition Commitment Electronic Form is 3/1/21. 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​

  • Monday, January 11- Monday, January 25- STAR Testing Window (Mid-Year Assessments)

  • Wednesday, January 27- District Wide Early Dismissal @ 12:30 p.m.

  • Friday, January 29- Holy Hour @ 9:00 a.m. (Gr. 5-8)

  • Saturday, January 30- Winter Trivia Night 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday, January 31- Friday, February 6- Catholic Schools Week

  • Friday, February 5- School Mass @ 10:00 a.m. (Gr.3-4)

 

STAR​​​ TESTING:

  • Our mid-year STAR assessments will be given to all students in K-8 between January 11-January 27.

  • As this is a diagnostic, students do not need to do anything to prepare ahead of time.

  • Parents will receive a copy of progress along with the next report card in March.

UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS 1-21-21:

  • We will be following the CDC and PA Department of Health new reduced quarantine recommendations as follows:

    • Positive or Presumptive for COVID-19...

      • Isolate from school for 10 days and may return with clearance from a physician​

    • Immediate family member of your household is positive or presumptive positive...

      • Quarantine until COVID-19 results are received for presumptive positive​
      • Quarantine for 20 days​ if household member's test is COVID-19 positive and may return without symptoms and without testing​​

      • Quarantine for 17 days if household member's test is COVID-19 positive and may return without symptoms and with a negative test after day 15.

*A sick individual is contagious for 10 days. When you live with the COVID-19 positive person, you must quarantine for their duration (10 days) and then you must begin your own 10 day quarantine because you can contract the virus from your household member up until day 10 of their illness. This only applies if you do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 by Day 10. If symptoms begin sooner, then see above "Positive for COVID-19".​

  • Identified as a "Close Contact" or an immediate family member is identified as a "Close Contact"...

    • Quarantine for ​10 days and may return without symptoms and without testing

    • Quarantine for 7 days and may return without symptoms and with a negative test result after day 5

  • Travel to any state for longer than 24 hours...

    • Quarantine for ​10 days and may return without symptoms and without testing

    • Quarantine for 7 days and may return without symptoms and with a negative test result after day 5

  • Students or staff who already have had COVID-19​...

    • Do not need to quarantine again if he/she is within 90 days of the date of clearance from COVID. ​

    • This only applies to individuals who have a documented positive case of COVID-19.

    • These individuals still need to wear masks and socially distance.

  • When in doubt, please email Mrs. Salmon for clarification on the protocol for your particular situation.​

  • Our staff remains committed to allowing the virtual learning option whether it is chosen for a quarantine or a longer duration. We want to be able to make toggling back and forth as easy as possible for both families and teachers. If you are considering either a short or long term stint on virtual learning, we ask that you fill out the following form prior to beginning virtual learning. This will help us prepare work, send home materials, and allow for students to prepare a proper learning set-up in the home. While we will continue to offer this option, we hope to remind families that choosing virtual should not be a day-to-day decision. We need time to properly prepare for both virtual learning and a transition back into the classroom environment. We thank you for your cooperation. 

VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT:

  • Saturday, January 30th @ 7pm via Zoom. Flyer is in this week's Thursday Folder with further details. 

  • Register via tinyurl.com/trivia2021. Cost is $10 per person and this event is family friendly! 

  • All registration fees will be collected via Square. The payment link is in the electronic registration form. 

  • A member from each team will receive zoom details via email the week of the event along with further instructions for the event. 

VIRTUAL AUCTION:

  • Kick-off via Zoom with celebrity Auctioneer Berry Ratcliffe at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 26th.

  • Welcome letter from Committee Chair, Marissa Correll is in this week's Thursday Folder as well as the Auction Flyer. 

  • Please spread the word and consider donating items to fill raffle baskets. All proceeds benefit our school! 

BOX TOP NEWS:

  • Install the App on your phone and register your account, search for 

St Andrew School or School ID 142196. Scan your store receipt via the App and our school earns money. Clip and send to school any valid box tops. 

GOOGLE TUTORIAL FOR PARENTS:

  • Many parents have asked that all virtual information be placed in one location.

  • Since October 31, all teachers have directions posted under the "Classwork" tab for virtual learners.

  • Below are some videos showing how to access the Google Classroom. Please watch to learn where to find information or as a refresher course.

INCLEMENT WEATHER:​​​​

  • During a normal school year, we always follow the WASD for weather related closures. As we are continuing with in-person instruction, we will have to make decisions independently from the WASD when they are closed for in-person learning.

  • When the district is closed for COVID, we will follow this criteria for closures...

    • Closures will be made the night before a school day.​ No later than 8:00 p.m. (if possible) and no later than 6:30 a.m. the morning of school.

    • If weather is inclement in the morning, we will not delay. Instead we will stay home for everyone's safety.

    • Once decisions are made for weather related closures, SACS will communicate this information through the notify system which will call, text, and email all household contacts for a student. Additionally the information will be posted on the school website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

    • When there is a inclement weather related closure, we will follow the planned virtual learning day schedule of 8:40-12:30. The afternoon will be open for students to play outside!

 

 

SCRIP NEWS:​​

  • If you have family members or friends using the Raise Right App, please contact us with their last names. We may not be able to give you ATP credit unless we know a person is associated with your family.

  • Contact Peg Wagaman (pwagaman@saintandrewschool.org) for the new enrollment code and with all other questions related to the scrip program.


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