November 19, 2020
Hello Falcon Faithful!
Currently, approximately 50% of our student body is learning at home. Tuesday was a monumental effort and was only successful because we have amazing students, parents, faculty, and staff. Really, it was a tremendous team effort. Thank you!
I am sending my weekly letter a day earlier this week because this next item may require your attention tonight, so your in-school student can plan for tomorrow…
If you are considering moving your student to the at-home learning model on November 30th, then please have your student bring a Chromebook and all textbooks home tomorrow/Friday. Per below, you will make your official model selection on Friday, November 27th, but if students do not have their materials at home on the Monday after the break, they cannot start live streaming until Tuesday after you have picked up all of their materials.
***I will email a new Registration Survey on Friday November 27th at 12:00 Noon. Every student should register as an at-home or in-school learner for the three-week time period covering November 30th through December 18th (from Thanksgiving break to Christmas break). Even if you have already shared your plans with us, please complete the 11/27 form.***
Thanksgiving Break: for all of our new families, yes, we are closed for the entire week of Thanksgiving!
COVID-19 Updates: please continue to update the school of any COVID-19 infections or close-contacts over the Thanksgiving break. Please email updates to Mr. O’Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County issued a statement yesterday. You can click here for the full
Stay at Home Health Advisory, but here are the highlights:
- Residents are advised to only leave home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, going to the grocery store or pharmacy, picking up food, or receiving deliveries.
- Additionally, Public Health advises against:
- Attending social gatherings, and scheduling events designed to bring people together.
- Traveling in and out of the state.
Ohio Department of Health updated its Travel Advisory List. It now contains 14 states.
School Consecration: the St. Christopher faculty and staff started a 33 day consecration program called 33 Days to Morning Glory. We are consecrating ourselves and our school to the Blessed Mother. Our consecration day will be December 12th, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Guadias: Starting December 6th, the school will celebrate an entire week dedicated to Our Lady culminating on December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We are calling the week Guadias or Guad Days in honor of our Our Lady of Guadalupe. More details will be forthcoming, but for now, we would like to know how many people might be interested in attending a Rosary prayer session in the St. Christopher Church at 7:00PM on Sunday December 6th with the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
. Of course, the event will be dependent upon the status of COVID-19 at the time. If your family may be interested in attending this event, please complete this survey: 12/6 Guadias Rosary & Image Event
SCRIP is hosting a special two day event today and tomorrow called ThankScriping. For these two days, they will offer bigger bonuses on gift card purchases and bigger returns for the school. Please consider participating. For more details, please click Scrip Special Event.
GoGuardian: the school received a technology grant to purchase an internet monitoring and classroom management program called GoGuardian. You can visit GoGuardian’s Website for more information, but we will be using it to monitor internet usage throughout the day and to view student screens during assessments and project work. GoGuardian will technically be running 24-7 on all school devices, but we will only use the screen viewing feature during school hours. Despite some web rumors, GoGuardian does not give us access to a student’s webcam.
Poinsettia Sale orders are due today. More details can be found here: Poinsettia Sale.
That’s all for now.
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!
St. Christopher School Principal