Saint Kateri School's Newsletter - October 27, 2021


Principal Newsletter

Hello SKS families ~

Throughout the year, on the first Wednesday of the month, Saint Kateri School celebrates Spirit Day. On these days students can wear their Spirit Shirt along with their regular uniform. The first Spirit Day will be Wednesday, November 3rd ~ let's see those class colors!

The first Quarter of school ends on November 12th and Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, November 19th. Classroom teachers will communicate how their class families will be signing up for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, 11/22 and Tuesday, 11/23. If you do not hear by Friday, contact your child's teacher.

Thank you for all you do for our SKS community ~

Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal



Phone: (585) 467-8730

Happy Halloween

Our faith can be celebrated in all things, great and small ~ great family activity
Big picture

Halloween Costumes and Parade

Students will be able to dress up this Friday, October 29th and participate in the Halloween Parade. Our plan is to parade outside, around our school building beginning at 9:00am ~ weather permitting. If we are able to parade outside, family members will be invited to park around our school loop (from the front to the back) to watch the parade at their cars. Families will not be able to walk with their children but there will be plenty of Kodak moments!

If the weather is not cooperating, we will hold the parade inside the school building. If we parade inside families will not be able to to watch due to our social distancing guidelines. We will LIVE stream to Facebook the parade for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned to Facebook (St. Kateri School Irondequoit) for updates on Friday morning whether we will be inside or outside.

Halloween Guidelines

Students must have a signed Halloween Guideline form in order to wear a Halloween costume. One is included below ~

Upcoming Calendar Dates:


  • 10/29: Halloween Parade at 9:00am
  • 10/30: Trunk 'n Treat 1:00-2:00pm around School and Church


  • 11/1: All Saints Day School Mass (grade 3)
  • 11/2: No Quiet Mass
  • 11/3: Hot Lunch for December opens
  • 11/3: Parent's Association Meeting (Virtual-Zoom link below)
  • 11/5: Special Touch Bakery and Wreath/Poinsettia orders are due to school
  • 11/9: Quiet Mass (3rd/K)
  • 11/10: Hot Lunch for December closes (9:30am)
  • 11/10: Veteran's Prayer Service CANCELLED
  • 11/10: Half Day Dismissal (Preschool @ 11:00am and K-5 @ 11:30am)
  • 11/11: No School - Veteran's Day
  • 11/16: Quiet Mass (3rd/K)
  • 11/19: Report Cards go home
  • 11/20: Special Touch Bakery Pie Pick-Up 10:00-2:00
  • 11/22: Half Day Dismissal (Preschool @ 11:00am and K-5 @ 11:30am)
  • 11/22: Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30 - 6:30pm)
  • 11/23: Half Day Dismissal (Preschool @ 11:00am and K-5 @ 11:30am)
  • 11/23: Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:30 - 3:00pm)
  • 11/24 - 11/26: NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Trunk and Treat 2021

Please join us around our school campus on Saturday, October 30th from 1:00 - 2:00pm. You will see many familiar faces from school! Parent's Association will also be hosting a Trunk!

See you then ~

From the Main Office:

  • There is no After Care on Half Day Dismissals
  • K-5 students, please contact your Public School Department of Transportation to confirm busing for any Half Day Dismissals

News from the Nurse

Dear Saint Kateri Families,

I am writing to address the return to school policy for students after being absent with a COVID-19 symptom. Please remember that these guidelines are provided to us by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. These guidelines are ever evolving. I will do my best to keep you informed of the changes as they occur.

COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Temperature GREATER THAN 100 degrees, Chills
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cough
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Muscle or body aches

If your child is home with one of these symptoms, please call the Main Office at (585) 467-8730 expect a call from the Main office or myself.

Before your child can return to school, one of the following three things must occur:

1. Your child must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test ~

  • This MUST BE a PCR test or a NAAT (molecular) test.
  • Your child must be fever free (without the use of fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.
  • Your child must have a significant improvement in symptoms.

2. Your child must see a medical provider
  • If COVID-19 is not suspected, the medical provider must provide documentation explaining the alternate diagnosis.
  • Your child must be fever free (without the use of fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.
  • Your child must have a significant improvement in symptoms.

3. Your child may return to school 10 days after the date of first symptoms
  • Your child must be fever free (without the use of fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.
  • Your child must have a significant improvement in symptoms.

Please be aware that if your child displays symptoms at school, they will be sent home and will not be able to return until the one of the above protocols have occurred. Hand washing, sanitizing and proper mask wearing is something that is being enforced all day, every day at school.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Elizabeth Trimaldi, RN, School Nurse Saint Kateri School

Poinsettia and wreath orders DUE 11/5

Each year the Parish offers parishioners the opportunity to purchase Christmas wreaths and poinsettias as a holiday fundraiser. This year SKS is joining in ~ please see the flyer below with details and pick-up dates. #itisnottooearlytothinkaboutChristmas

Pie Sales are DUE November 5th

Saint Kateri School and Parish are selling pies from School of the Holy Childhood. All pies purchased will benefit our School, Parish and the School of the Holy Childhood.

Please keep those pie sales coming! Our proceeds will be split between Saint Kateri School and Parish

  • For Saint Kateri School the deadline for returning order forms will be Friday, November 5th by the end of the school day.
  • You can Pick up your pies on Saturday November 20st between the hours of 10 and 2. When you arrive, please drive to the Parish Center entrance (in the back). A volunteer will come out to your car, determine the pies you ordered and bring them to your car.
  • Thank you for participating and helping to make this fundraiser a great success!!!

From the Department of Catholic Schools


Big picture

Parent's Association


If you are interested in volunteering this year at any of our upcoming school events, we’d love to hear from you! You can help out our school even if you aren’t available to attend the Parent Association meetings. We have the Book Fair, Holiday Shop, and Senior Tea coming up quickly and if we are able (due to Covid), we would love to have some extra hands.

Also, please take a minute and complete the Volunteer Form below that was sent home and return to school. This was a great way to coordinate the volunteers we need for each event! Thank you!

We will have our next Parent's Association Meeting next Wednesday, November 3rd ~ 6:00-7:30pm. Meeting ID: 860 8522 8244, Pass Code: SKSRocks!

To make it easier ~ this Zoom Meeting information is the same for all of the Parent's Association Meetings this year. ~ See you soon!

Email Katie ( or Nicole ( with any questions or items to add to the agenda.