OLPH RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Last Updated: April 30, 2020; 8PM

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and School

2255 Central Grove

Toledo, OH 43614

School Office: Please Contact Vicki or Jarett (see info below)

Parish Office: 419-382-5511

www.olphtoledo.org


YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5qH8pdc5Pyu5hw_BtUywpw

Important Contacts

OLPH School Registration: olph.admissions@gmail.com

OLPH School EdChoice: olph.edchoice@gmail.com

Fr. Joe Steinbauer: jsteinbauer@olphtoledo.net

Kim Williams: kwilliams@olphtoledo.net

Jarett Kuhns: jkuhns@olphtoledo.org School Office: MF 10am-2pm

Vicki Jagielski: vjagielski@olphtoledo.org School Office: MWF 10am-2pm

Helen Raczkowski: hracz@olphtoledo.net

OLPH Tech Support: Staci Morelli smorelli@olphtoledo.org

Grades 3-5 Google Classroom Support: Kaitlin Szczublewski kszczublewski@olphtoledo.org

Grades 6-8 Google Classroom Support: Staci Morelli smorelli@olphtoledo.org

HERE'S WHAT'S NEW

School Mass April 30, 2020

School Mass- April 30, 2020

Parent and Family Update April 30, 2020

School Update: April 30, 2020

Monday Matters April 27, 2020

Monday Matters- April 27, 2020

Parent and Family Update April 25, 2020

School Announcements April 25, 2020

About Our COVID-19 Attendance Policy

We know many parents are feeling a little concerned about the attendance policy. Know that every bit of flexibility is being given for families who have reached out and communicated with us, and for students who are engaged with teachers and in classrooms. Families/students who are not communicating, and for whom we have attempted to reach multiple times to no avail, are being marked absent. If effort is being made, special arrangements coordinated, or extenuating circumstances exist, we will do all we can to assist you, to offer support, and to help your child(ren) maintain positive attendance history.

Registration and EdChoice

If you have not done so already, please turn in your paperwork for registration for next school year!


Also, as a reminder, the OLPH edchoice deadline is May 15th so that we may adequately meet the state deadline of May 30th.

2020-2021 Tuition and Billing

SMART Tuition

Many have reached out asking questions about Smart Tuition payments. Effective today, some adjustments with Smart have been made for the coming year. In the 2020-2021 school year, Smart Tuition will offer 9, 10, and 11 month plans. Each plan will have the first payment deducted in August. Tuition and Fees Billing information for next school year has been summarized in the picture below. Take a look and let us know if you have any questions.

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Virtual Spirit Week

Bright Future for Bright Kids!

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Monday (4th)- Our Future is Bright! Put your sunglasses on and take a cool pic while doing your favorite hobby!


Tuesday (5th)- Pets and Family Brighten Your Day! Take a selfie with your pets and/or family.


Wednesday (6th)- Be Krazy Kind! Take a pic of you doing a kind deed with krazy hair!


Thursday (7th)- We've Got Spirit Yes We Do! We've Got Spirit! How About You? Wear your best OLPH Spirit Wear and take a selfie. Mass is at 10 and the driveby is 6-8.


Friday (8th)- Shine Bright Like a Diamond! Wear neon colors and take a pic.


Email pictures to your homeroom Teacher and/or post on social media and use #TrailblazerSpiritWeek.

Driveby on May 7

Come see us and celebrate our year! On May 7 from 6PM-8PM, our faculty and staff will be outside our school building. We invite and encourage all families to pop in their cars while wearing their best OLPH Gear, and drive by using the car line. Roll down your windows, cheer with us, dance, wave, and clap! Bring signs, noise makers, and those who wish can even decorate their car with all their OLPH Trailblazer Spirit! We ask that you remain inside your vehicle for the drive by. WE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!

School Office Hours

Our school office is not yet open to the public, but it is staffed Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10am-2pm to receive phone calls.


We can also accept small drop offs. If you have something for us, call in advance (419-382-5696) and an employee will meet you at the main entrance of the church and school.


We will no longer be receiving calls at our virtual home office numbers.

Quick Reminders

The 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly Video will be posted tomorrow morning.

Next Monday Matters: Monday, May 4, 2020

Next School Mass: Thursday, May 7- 10AM

List of Important Dates

Mass for Students- Thursdays at 10

Virtual Spirit Week- May 4-8

No New Specials Work After this Date- May 8

OLPH EdChoice Deadline- May 15

No New Work for Any Class After this Date- May 15

WIN Week- May 18-22

No School Memorial Day- May 25

Wind-Down Week May 25-29

Last Mass of the School Year- May 28

Last Day of School- May 29

State EdChoice Deadline- May 30

June 4- Student Pickup Day

Message from Mr. Kuhns

This past Monday, Governor DeWine announced that all schools in Ohio will continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. I know this news has brought great sadness to many of you, but I am here to give you a message of Grace and Hope for our Future.

Students, we love you. We miss you. And you, as you always have been, are our number one priority. You are so special and doing a wonderful job dealing with this. This is hard! This is so hard. I believe in you. Your teachers believe in you. When this over, you will be stronger and better because of it. You will have learned many new skills and much about yourself that you did not know before. We have some really fun things in store for you.


To everyone, especially our parents…Many of us are experiencing things like fear, anxiety, frustration, irritation, and hopelessness, but that’s okay. Many of us are experiencing deep sadness and upset, but that’s okay. Many of us are hitting a brick wall right now, and that is okay. It is okay, Trailblazers, because we are made in the image and likeness of God. We have been given strength and power of Christians. We have been given the gift of one another to thrive and support one another with our talents, even if it is virtually. We have been given the gift of community to inspire one another and pray for one another. We have been given Grace and Mercy through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ who died, descended, and Rose Again!


Dear Friends, I want you to know that the faculty and staff of OLPH are here for you. I, as your leader and principal, am here for you. We are going to be okay.


Families, know that I am behind you. I am here to support you. I want to be a beacon of service for you. If you need anything at all, want to share a thought, an idea, offer a complement, or voice a concern, I am here to listen. Reach out and communicate with me anytime.

I want to leave you with this scripture from the Gospel of John

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to him, Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way? I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.


OLPH, We are going to be victorious because we have higher standards for a higher purpose. We are going to WIN because we are BlazerNation! God Bless You and Your Families and Don’t Forget to Serve One Another- Rise Up and Reach Out!

New Pastor Set to Take Office July 1, 2020 (photo and message below)

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Message from Fr. Mathew (Manoj) Mammen

Greetings to you! The purpose of this write up is to introduce myself to you. I am Fr. Mathew (Manoj) Mammen. Mathew is actually my baptismal name and Manoj is my given name at school. (When I was at Joan of Arc parish, I was known by the name Manoj because that is the name in all my documents. But later on I came to know that it is not a familiar name in USA and therefore was difficult to pronounce. So, when I got transferred to Tiffin, I preferred to be known by the name Mathew). I give you the freedom to use any of these two names. But please don’t misspell my last name as ‘Mammon’ in the Holy Bible which means ‘devil’.


I was born and raised in India (Kerala State), in an ordinary family to my parents Mammen Mathew and Leelamma Mammen. I have two sisters – Manju Mammen and Maya Dominic. Both of them are married. I always thank God for my family. I strongly believe that it is because of their prayer life and love for the Church that I am a priest.


Something special to be noted about me is that I come from an Eastern Catholic Rite called Syro Malankara Catholic Church. It is a Syrian rite that traces its origin to St. Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in A.D 52 and preached the good news to the people of my state in India first. Though majority of Indians are Hindus, there is a good number of Catholics in South India due to his missionary work. So, we are also called as St. Thomas Christians.


God called me to the ministry when I was a high school student. I joined seminary in the year 1998. After eleven years of formation, on 21st March, 2009, I was ordained to priesthood by his Eminence Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the head of Syro Malankara Catholic Church.


My first appointment was as an associate pastor of six parishes and a school having 2400 students. Actually it was the mission region of my home diocese. I served there one and a half years and then became Pastor of three parishes and priest leader of an elementary school for two years. In 2012, I was transferred to another place with three parishes. Thank God, during this time I could rebuild all the three Churches and could go to college to do my masters in Public Administration.


While completing my term of appointment, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis (my Archbishop) asked my willingness to come to the Diocese of Toledo. It took almost ten months for my Work Visa to be ready and finally I reached the Diocese of Toledo on 27th January, 2018. I am really grateful to our Bishop His Excellency Daniel E. Thomas for accepting me and appointing me in great parishes in our diocese. I was first appointed as Associate Pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Heatherdowns and St. Richard, Swanton. After one and a half years, I was moved to St. Mary, Tiffin and St. Pius, Sycamore. I am really thankful to my Pastors, Fr. Adam Hertzfeld and Fr. Matt Rader.


I am so excited that God is leading me to be the Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Toledo. Now I am looking forward to meeting you all in person and to worship together as a community. I need your prayers so as to do God’s will in the coming years. May Almighty God strengthen each one of us to go through this Pandemic time and transition time, through the intercession of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Stay Holy until we meet.


In Christ,

Fr. Mathew (Manoj) Mammen

List of Important Dates

Virtual Monday Matters Starts: Monday, April 27, 2020


Mass for Students on Facebook Live: April 30 at 10AM


Virtual FIRE/Honors Award Assembly for 3rd Quarter: May 1, 2020- Details Forthcoming


Mass for Students on Facebook Live: May 7 at 10AM


Virtual Spirit Week: May 4-8 with Trailblazer DriveBy on the 7th


Mass for Students on Facebook Live: May 14 at 10AM


No New Assignment Start Date: May 18


Catch-up Time/Review Week: May 18-22


No School- Memorial Day: May 25


Wind Down Week- May 25-29


Last Day of School: May 29


Grades Due: May 29 at 3PM / Report Cards Available: June 5

Special Message from Your School Advisory Council (SAC)

The OLPH School Advisory Council (SAC) focuses on things like communication, event feedback, school priorities and goals, the student-parent handbook, strategic planning, community, growth, and retention. We are here for you.


Want to talk to a fellow parent? Want to Give a Complement? Want to Voice a Concern?

Want to Ask a Question? Want to Give Feedback? Contact a SAC Member today!




OR...email the whole group at once by sending a message to sacmembers@olphtoledo.org

Parish Bulletins

KEY INFORMATION

MEALS FOR ALL STUDENTS

Click here to find all the locations currently serving meals for our students

REMOTE LEARNING PLAN, TOOLS, AND RESOURCES

Click here for all information related to our remote learning plan.

PK-2 PACKETS

Click here for downloadable PDF versions of the PK-2 packets

CALENDAR ITEMS

Click here to see the latest calendar changes due to temporary closure

RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Click here for helpful links and resources to use and access at home

FROM THE PASTOR, FR. JOE STEINBAUER

Click here for all of Fr. Joe's updates

FROM THE STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Click here for the latest updates from government

FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (ODE)

Click here for the latest updates from the ODE and State Superintendent

FROM THE DIOCESE OF TOLEDO

Click here to see documents and announcements from the Diocese of Toledo

FROM THE CATHOLIC CONFERENCE OF OHIO

Click here for announcements from the Catholic Conference of Ohio

OUR DYNAMIC FAITH

Click here to find resources that will feed your soul

EDCHOICE

Click here for the latest on EdChoice and how it is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020-2021 REGISTRATION

Click here for the latest information on registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

TRIP PROGRAM & YEARBOOK

Click here for the latest info on the TRIP Program and Yearbook

Parish & School Priorities During National Emergency Related to Coronavirus Pandemic

1) Health Safety: The spiritual, physical, and mental health and safety of faculty and staff, students, families, and parishioners is the number one priority at all times.


2) Continuity of Learning: Students are enrolled in our school partly for academic excellence. We, within reason and in light of the current state-of-emergency, will continue learning by providing students with opportunities that are reasonable and achievable from home.


3) Fiscal Responsibility: We are called to exercise school finance practices, limit necessary spending to only the absolute needs, and refrain any non-priority spending.


4) Resources and Support: We will provide resources and support for our faculty, staff, and families as needs arise and within reasonable expectation of our ability.


5) Teamwork: Teamwork makes the dream work. OLPH Faculty and Staff will bond together, united in faith to get the job done…whatever it takes.

Parish & School Visitor Policy

The school and parish are currently not accepting visitors or guests at this time. There are no on-site office hours for parish or school and employees report only for absolute necessities.

Why Outbreaks like the Cornavirus Spread Exponentially, and How to "Flatten the Curve" by Harry Stevens, The Washington Post