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Vandalia, Ohio 45377

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405 E. National Road
Vandalia, Ohio 45377

937 898 5104

937 454 4790 fax

The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Mr. O’s September Update #5

September 25, 2020

Hello Falcons Friends!

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences: We are excited for conferences in three weeks! October 15th (3:00-7:30 PM) October 16th (8:00-11:30 AM) We are anticipating more conference requests than usual because they are virtual. Therefore, we are trying a new registration process to make sure parents and teachers with known issues are guaranteed time slots. We promise everyone will have the chance to meet with a teacher whether it happens during the formal conference window or after. We will have two registration windows. Window #1: September 30th 8:00 AM to October 6th 3:00 PM: Teachers with specific student needs will invite those specific families to register during Window #1. The teacher invitation will be sent via email on Monday September 28th. Window #2: October 7th 8:00 AM to October 14th 3:00 PM: This will be the usual open registration for all remaining families. Before registering, please make sure you understand your student’s schedule and you are registering with the correct teacher for the correct subject. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from the teacher with a Google Meet Link. Conferences will last for 10 minutes with a 5 minute cushion between each conference. Please be respectful of others and do your best to be on time.

Books & Materials: We understand some students are taking home a heavy backpack every night. Our intention is for students to take home only what is needed for that night’s homework; everything else should stay at school. Teachers are confirming these expectations with all classes and also discussing extra storage options at school for those grades requiring it.

Teacher Tribute: Beau Townsend, Inc. awarded St. Christopher School $800 for deserving teachers. Our faculty selected four teachers to receive $200 each: Hollie Bryan, Maura McKenna, Brittany Paulus, and Kim Vore. Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to Beau Townsend!

40 Days for Life: We started 40 days of prayer this Wednesday and some of our junior high students decorated the front fence.
Sick Days & Distance Learning: If your student is staying home due to a potential COVID-19 exposure and is well enough to learn, please have your student live-stream from home. Google Classroom can be accessed from any device. Textbooks and other materials can be helpful, but are not always necessary when staying home for only a day. If your student is staying home for more than one day, is well enough to live-stream, and you are able to pick up textbooks, please let us know and we will box them up. If your student is staying home due to an actual illness, we do not recommend your student live-stream. Please allow your student to take full advantage of the sick day and rest. In either case, when students are live-streaming, they should be in uniform, sitting in a chair, and following all other guidelines, as if they were in the school building.

Vacations & Distance Learning: If your family takes a vacation and your student misses school, it is considered an unexcused absence. If your student participates in a full day of live-streaming while on vacation, then the student is considered present for that day. Anything short of a full day of live-streaming will be considered an unexcused absence.

Thank you for 6 great weeks!

St. Christopher, pray for us!
Mr. O’
St. Christopher School Principal
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