The SPIRIT of SKS
Saint Kateri School's Weekly Newsletter ~ November 27, 2020
I hope you are all enjoying some well deserved time with your family and getting prepared to welcome the Advent season! This Sunday will be the 1st Sunday of Advent and we will being our Monday Morning Prayer Service with the lighting of the Advent Wreath. Traditions mean so much more this holiday season ~
Our school is working hard, with the help of our Parent's Association, to provide the traditions for our students and families that we love. There are some traditions that we will miss and some that will look a little different ~ but we will be making the memories to carry us through to a time when we can welcome everyone back together again! I am including the Advent information that went home last week ~
Saint Kateri School continues to be located in a Yellow Zone but you will find information and clarification on what the designated Orange Zones mean for schools in the COVID Chronicles section of this newsletter. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal
Phone: (585) 467-8730
We are still in a Yellow Zone ~
Orange Zone guideline clarification as we continue to see rising COVID positive rates in our area:
- Orange Zone designations are set forth according to specific addresses. Saint Kateri School does not fall into an Orange Zone designation at this time, but continues to be in a Yellow Zone.
- Under the current NYS Yellow Zone guidelines, we are able to hold in-person learning because we successfully COVID tested 20% of our school population. In addition, because the positivity rate that came out of the testing (Zero% positive tests) is lower than our community rate we are no longer required to continue COVID testing.
- There are two DOR Catholic Schools in Monroe County that fall within the Orange Zone; Seton and St. Ambrose Academy.
- According to the current NYS Orange Zone guidelines, schools are required to shut down the school building for 4 days (for deep cleaning and sanitizing) and will move to fully remote instruction until they can test 100% of their school population; staff and students. After testing 100% of the population and returning to in-person learning, schools must continue to test 25% of their population each week moving forward until they are out of the Orange Zone designation.
- Within an Orange Zone, students not participating in the school COVID testing will cause them to go into remote learning.