Parent Letter From Dr. Chadzutko

 

October 17, 2020

 

Dear Catholic Academy and Parish School Families,

 

Since September, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have been open and operating safely and efficiently. Thank you for your support in ensuring our guidelines for health and safety have been followed. Every person in our extended Catholic Academy and Parish Schools’ community has the responsibility to observe social distancing and wear a mask. This is what will keep the doors to our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools open; this is what will continue to keep everyone at our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools safe and healthy. Our principals, teachers and health aides have rigorously enforced health and safety protocols in our Catholic Academy and Parish Schools. For all this is being done on a daily basis, we are most grateful.

However, as students’ participation in outside extracurricular activities increases, the possibility of exposure to individuals who are positive for COVID may increase for both the students and their families. The same outcome can be true for attending any event with large numbers of people. This past week we have seen a very slight uptick in positive cases, and every positive case has been traced back to exposures at gatherings, parties, and events outside of the Catholic Academy/Parish School. We are sending this letter as a stark reminder COVID protocols do not end at the end of the school day and/or take the weekends off!

With that being said, it is crucial that every family completes the daily self-screening checklist, prior to sending their children to the Catholic Academy/Parish School.

If you can answer YES to any of the questions, your child may NOT enter the Catholic Academy/Parish School building. You MUST contact a health professional for guidance and notify the Catholic Academy/Parish School principal.

As a reminder, the questions are:

1.       If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness, which may decrease the student’s ability to learn and put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Does your child have any of these symptoms?

·       Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

·       Sore Throat

·       New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)

·       Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

·       New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever

·       Shortness of breath

·       Fatigue

·       Muscle or body aches

·       New loss of taste or smell

·       Congestion or runny nose

·       Nausea or vomiting

2.    To the best of your knowledge, in the past 14 days, has your child been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

3.    Has your child or a member of your household traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

According to the New York State Department of Health, your child will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school, should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. 

What else can we all be doing to maintain a safe environment for all? We can limit our exposure to large groups of people, continue to practice good hand hygiene, have a supply of masks on hand so that the fabric masks can be washed daily, and ensure everyone in your family receives a flu shot and all immunizations are kept up-to-date.

We truly appreciate everyone’s honesty, cooperation and dedication, to keeping our schools safe and healthy places of learning. During the month of the Most Holy Rosary, we continue to entrust our students, teachers, principals and staff to our Lady; the cause of our hope and joy.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

 

2020 Virtual Walk A Thon Information

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Sacred Heart Catholic Academy will host its annual schoolwide

Walk-a-Thon on October 17th!

The Walk-a-Thon is a longstanding tradition at Sacred Heart and while this year is a bit different than prior years, it is still a great way to get the kids outside and raise money for the school in a fun and healthy way. We hope each student’s family will help the students meet their step goals.

 Due to circumstances relating to the pandemic, we will not be able to hold the Walk-a-Thon in the usual manner. Instead, we will be sending all the students home with a pedometer and to count their steps and try to meet the challenge! We are looking for sponsors for their completed steps.

GivingZone, our fundraising partner, has made it easy for you to collect donations from your network of family and friends.

PARENTS GET STARTED PLEASE CLICK BELOW –>> Simply click the following link and choose your student to get started:

https://www.givingzone.com/s/sa3TihWJQT

🏁🏁 Start SHARING TODAY and we will walk our steps on October 17th!

Walk A Thon T-Shirt Contest Winner Announced!!

We are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s t-shirt contest – Emily in Eighth Grade!

It was a tight race and we received a fabulous array of options to choose from.

Tshirt contest

 Thank you to all the incredibly talented participants who submitted an entry. To order a t-shirt featuring the attached winning design,  click here to purchase a T-Shirt!!.

T-shirts are $15 each and payments can be made via Venmo or sent into the School. Orders will need to be in by noon on Thursday in order to be made in time for this year’s Walk-a-Thon on October 17th.  

Many thanks.

 

Sacred Heart Welcomes New Preschool Program

Sacred Heart Welcomes Their Own Preschool 4 Program! 

NOT A PART OF THE PK 4 ALL PROGRAM

This is a 5 day a week program for 4 year olds

 Email: enrollment@sacredheartbayside.org

Class size limited to 15

Tution $6,000 a Year. 

This program features:

 Reading Readiness

Math Readiness

iPad Technology

Safe Social Distancing

New Outdoor Play Area

and More

 

 

 

Letter From The Superintendent

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Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

310 Prospect Park West             Brooklyn, New York 11215           718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

 

We are not alone, the Lord goes before us on our journey, and removes the

stones that paralyze us.” This is the hope that no one can take from us.

Pope Francis

June 2020

 

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

 

As has been previously shared, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have always had a strong relationship with our parents and guardians.  This has contributed greatly to the success of our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools. The past three months have been a challenging time for families.   Parents have dealt with their own jobs shifting to at-home work status or, even worse, having their jobs being eliminated altogether. Add to that, the stress of having to assist your children with their learning, which presented some additional challenges.  I think the hardest part about the COVID-19 crisis has been the uncertain time frame and lack of consistent information from New York City and New York State officials.

 

Every day, updates and new developments are being shared by Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio.  Looking ahead, we are making plans to re-open our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens for the upcoming academic year (2020-2021). Though we cannot determine what the health conditions will look like for the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, as we approach September, our goal is to return to in-class instruction with all the necessary safety precautions.

 

 A Re-Opening School Task Force has been developed and convening weekly meetings, to develop a strategic plan for the re-opening of Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in September 2020. The implementation of this strategic plan will include a variety of health and safety precautions.  It is highly likely that social-distancing requirements will necessitate the need to limit the number of students in a classroom/school building at one time.  The summer will allow us time to further our plans and put the necessary measures in place.  Our priority is to ensure that our students, teachers, and staff can confidently return to a safe and healthy school building, conducive to teaching, learning, and faith formation. 

 

Our Catholic Academy and Parish School buildings might be empty, but their ministry of Catholic education endures. We continue to journey together though these difficult times. We must continue to act together to ensure that our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will remain strong and healthy both now, and when we can gather together again in the future.

 

In preparation for the summer months of July and August, I offer you the following prayer to share with your family:

 

 

 

Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!

Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.

Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.

Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season.

Draw me closer to You this summer.

Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing.

Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel.

As I enjoy Your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.

Amen.

 

Wishing you a safe and healthy summer. 

 

We promise to keep you informed as plans evolve. Continue to monitor your Catholic Academy/ Parish School and Diocese of Brooklyn websites (https://catholicschoolsbq.org/).

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Thomas Chadzutko

 

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

Summer Enrichment

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Dear Families,

Welcome to Summer!

We thank you for the time and effort you have invested in your child’s education, particularly over the past few months. Distance learning has been a challenge for all and we applaud you (and your child) for making the best of these unprecedented times. The end of the school year hasn’t been what anyone would have expected but we are happy to welcome summer and hopefully some time to relax and recharge.

As we move into summer, we would like to provide options for at-home enrichment. The summer months are an important time to relax and unwind but are also an opportunity to keep your child engaged and on track for the fall. Attached you will find summer choice boards to use with your child. It is important to note that these are NOT required. This is simply a tool to provide parents with activities and ideas for summer enrichment. The Summer Reading is different and will be posted seperately

How it Works

Download a packet of choice boards that match your child’s grade level. Choice boards are grouped by grade level band based on the grade your child has completed. For example, a child finishing 1st grade will use the K-1 document. Each page of the document is one week of themed activities (6 weeks total) with different activities in categories such as reading, writing, math, STEM, etc. Each activity follows a theme for the week but can be done independently of all other activities. For example, all activities in week two are about ice cream but you do not need to complete the activities in any particular order so your child can pick and choose the activities that interest them. You can also use grade level bands above or below your child’s grade based on your child’s needs.

 

What do I Need?

As you view the choice boards, you will notice that they are divided by subject/ category. Materials needed are italicized in the top of the boxes. Many items will likely be available in your home or easily accessed at the supermarket. For reading activities and some of the other categories, you will need device with internet access. Texts sourced from www.myon.com can be accessed using the following login info:

School: Brooklyn Reads Elementary

Username: brooklyn

Password: read

 

My Child (and I) are Tired of School

Your child might be tired from weeks of distance learning and the stress of our current situation. This is not intended to add to anyone’s stress or become a point of contention in your household. To make this seem less like “school” you can:

  • Empower your child to choose the activities themselves. Let them pick what they are interested in (i.e. complete all the math activities first)
  • Challenge your child to see how many boxes they can complete in a week 
  • Designate a short (20-30 min) block of time to complete an activity and then offer free choice time
  • Use the board like tic-tac-toe and try to complete a whole column or row across. 

 

Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need structured activities to “do enrichment.” Trips to the library, talking about books, taking a walk and talking about what you see, planning a trip together, cooking by following a recipe, and even going to the grocery store discussing quantity and pricing are all learning opportunities. Do what is comfortable for you and your family. Take time to relax, unwind, and enjoy your summer.

We look forward to our time together in September.

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Nursery-PK 

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. K-1

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 2-3

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 4-5

July Plans Summer Instructional Plans…Gr. 6-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Letter from Mrs. Conlan

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you are doing well! Summer has traditionally been a time of rest and relaxation for teachers and students. This year it will be well deserved by all.  Thank you all for working with Sacred Heart Teachers and staff during these last three months. I know it has been a great effort on all our parts to keep the children learning throughout this time. We could not have done it without you.  I will keep you all in my prayers during this summer.

Please keep an eye out for emails from the school with information regarding Supplies and Summer Reading. Both will be sent out to you through email. 

Report cards will be out tomorrow at about 1:00 pm and you will be able to view them from OptionC.   If you have any questions please email Mrs. Nittolo regarding the download or on how to contact your teachers at anittolo@sacredheartbayside.org

I will be contacting you throughout the summer to let you know how we are going to be keeping our building safe for the return in September. Plans are being put in place at the Diocese and in our Academy. As soon as they are finalized we will begin sharing them with you.  It is my goal to  establish healthy protocols for September. Please know that we will maintain a safe and secure environment for all of the Sacred Heart children returning to school.

Have a blessed summer.

Regards,

Mrs. Conlan

Registration for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside 2020 – 2021

Admissions for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy of Bayside

Welcome to the admissions site for Sacred Heart Catholic Academy, provided to you by OptionC.

Before you proceed you will need to create an account. This allows you to save your progress along the way and return to finish if you are not ready to submit an application to the school. If you previously created an account, use the login form below.

If you are family with a current student at our school, please login to the OptionC family site in order to update your re-enrollment intentions or to add in a new student.

http://www.optionc.com/external/home/admissions-new/welcome/918/0209E89

Once you login, this site consists of four sections:

  • Family Details : Update family information such as email, phone and address.
  • Parents/Guardians : Update your information, or add another parent to the family.
  • New Students : Add a new student to be considered for enrollment at our school.
  • Submit to School : Send new student information to the school.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!