June 1, 2020

Reflections

I am sure everyone is aware of the troubling events that occurred in Wilmington over the weekend. Please join me in praying for calm and healing in our city. May God watch over the city and guide us with His loving hand. 

 

SCHOOL NOTES

by Principal Pat Grant 

As we begin the final two weeks of school, teachers will be returning to the building in shifts and following strict health protocols to begin cleaning up the classrooms and collecting student items in preparation to return them to you on June 12. Keep in mind that students will not be returning to the classrooms before the end of the school year. Teachers will be preparing summer work which they will include in the materials they supply you on June 12, or they will be sending it electronically. Instead of a student "moving up day" teachers will plan a teachers "moving down day" where they will stop into one of the student Zoom sessions in the next week or two to introduce themselves and talk about what to expect next year. 

Teachers will continue to provide instruction and hold students accountable for completing assignments. As always, let your child's teacher know any extenuating circumstances that will make it difficult for your child to complete his/her work. Teachers will be compassionate and considerate if you reach out to let them know the situation or concern.

Does your child need summer learning support?  Would you be interested in support sessions at home on Zoom with a teacher or at school with the proper health protocols? What subject(s) would be of help?  How often if it was offered? Please reach out to me if you are interested in exploring some options. 

Parents have started asking us what we know about what school will look like in September. I don't have the answer to that but rest assured that we will be working throughout the summer with State and Diocesan guidelines to prepare for the next school year. Thank you for your patience and confidence as we work through the uncertainties and possibilities that lie ahead.  

Reminders


Daily Masses will resume at St. Ann's tomorrow. Here is a message from Fathers Mink and Jasper about the new protocols

You  received an email regarding the June 12 schedule for how to return to retrieve medications and any personal items and to return textbooks and chromebooks... and any other item that belongs to the school. Everyone has a specific time slot this is designed to keep the process moving and also keep everyone safe. Now is a good time to review the checklist to make sure you can locate all the items. 

** If you have medication that needs to be picked up from Nurse Kerr, please enter the Rectory parking lot on Grant Ave. before getting into the drop off/pick up line.  Nurse Kerr will be there with your medication and you will be required to sign for it.  Please wear a mask and gloves for this exchange.
We are asking you to complete the following tasks before you arrive in the car line:
    • Post your family name in a clearly visible spot in your car (in the window, on the dashboard). 
    • Please use disinfectant wipes to wipe down the outside of Chromebooks, hardcover textbooks and English literature books.  These are the ONLY items that should be returned, with the exception of 8th grade graduation gowns (please place clean gown in a plastic bag and label with name) and ukuleles (please wipe down) in the possession of Middle School students.
    • Please place all items being returned to school in a paper grocery bag, if available. Please clearly label the bag on the outside with Student First and Last Name, Grade and a list of contents.  We will be checking in Chromebooks and their chargers, so please make sure that it is visible on top of the filled bag and that your student name is on it with a sticky note.  Bags should be placed into your trunk for drop off on 6/12.
    • Each student should have their own bag as described above.  This will be of great assistance to us as we return these items to the appropriate classrooms and check in the Chromebooks and chargers.
 

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More Useful Information

2020-2021 Official CDOW School Calendar is now available here. This comes from the Catholic Schools Office. First day of school for students is Sept 1, 2020. NOTE: This is before Labor Day.

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


 

 

 


 

Calendar Events
  • June 2020
    • ThuJun04 8th Grade Last Day of School
    • ThuJun04 Distance Learning
    • FriJun05 Distance Learning
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