Newsletter Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

This Sunday the Gospel was about the Wedding at Cana. Why is this Sunday’s Gospel significant? For several reasons, the first is that it was Jesus’s first public miracle. The second is that it showed that marriage is a union between the couple and God. Third, the Gospel reading shows the beautiful relationship between Mary and Jesus. Mary has complete trust in her Son and he does what she asks, thereby modeling the fourth commandment of Honor your Father and Mother. 

How can we follow Mary’s example this week? 

We will not be attending Mass this Friday. Please have students wear their regular uniform. 
Report Cards We will be delaying sending home report cads until monday, January 24th when all classes have returned to school. 
STAR Testing It is time for the second round of STAR testing. Your child will complete their testing between January 10th and 28th. Remember that these tests are short and meant to gauge progress throughout the year. 
Opportunity Drawing We have been made aware that we can not charge Opportunity Drawing Tickets through your FACTs account. We have made the change to your account. You will need to make a payment to the office for this obligation. 
Catholic Schools Week We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week on January 29th- February 4th. We will kick off the week with the Academy hosting all 3 Masses that weekend. Lead Teachers will be reaching out for volunteers. 
We will be postponing some of the activities including Barnes and Nobel Bookfair  & Dinner Night on February 3rd and Shadow Your Student Day on February 4th. 
More information to come about this special week. 
Parents in Prayer Cancelled until January 25h. 
Parent Patrol We are still looking for parents to help with traffic pattern. Now is a great time to sign up and get those parent hours completed.
Winter Sports Thank you for your flexibility as we navigate sports and COVID. If your child’s class is out this week they will not be practicing or playing a game this weekend. The Varsity BB game has been cancelled due to HSPT. 
Some schools have mask rules for players and spectators even when outside. Please be good guests and follow each school’s policies. Parents are not allowed at Practice due to COVID restrictions.
FACTs Family Portal If you haven’t already you may login to see your child’s grades on the FACTs Family Portal. Please click the link and follow the directions below. It will be open for parents in grades 4-8. Please follow the link to set up your login information.

  1. In the upper right hand corner or the screen click Parent Log In
  2. Click FACTs family portal
  3. Then complete the login
  4. Our district code SSA-CA

Lunch Table Repair Joe Carton and some volunteers worked diligently over break on the Lunch table roof repairs. There is still some work to do. We are looking for volunteers for the following Saturdays.                                    

January 22 and 29

February 5 and 12

If you are able to help please contact: Joe Carton 619-337-4980

COVID Updates
Starting today You may sign up to have 4 FREE at- home COVID kits sent to your home address. Sign up at At home kits will be allowed as proof of a negative or positive test under the new guidance.  

As you know, we have 5 classes out this week. We are working to keep everyone in school. We have another new decision tree as of this morning. Please find it attached.
The tree introduced a new way to contact trace called Group Tracing for those in a school setting. This protocol notifies everyone who was a close contact. The students are allowed to remain in school as long as they do not have symptoms but they must test on day 5,6,or 7 and report any positive tests to the school. If students are unwilling to test they would be excluded from class until day 11. If at any point the student developed symptoms or became positive they would be excluded from class. We will begin using this protocol as of today. Any classes out will continue to follow the previous protocol and return on Monday, January 24th.  
To ensure the safety of our staff and students please continue to keep your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms or have been a close contact outside of school.
Please send your child with a mask everyday. Please keep your child home if they show these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.
We are in need of child size masks. Please donate if you are able.
Important Dates
Monday, January 17th- No School! Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 18th- Tuesday Assembly/ Guitar /Drama/ Volleyball

Wednesday, January 19th – Thursday, January 20th-  Volleyball

Friday, January 21st- 

Saturday, January 22nd- HSPT

Monday, January 24th- Report Cards sent home

Tuesday, January 25th- Tuesday Assembly/ Guitar /Drama/ Volleyball/ K Soccer Wednesday, January 26th- 1-2 Blue Team Soccer

Thursday, January 27th- V Boys BB/ Volleyball/ Kinder Soccer

Friday, January 28th- Mass/ JV Boys BB/ Arts and Crafts Club***some coaches have changed practice dates. Please follow their schedule.

God Bless!

 Miss Klant

COVID-19-Decision-Tree January 18.pdf