Resurrection-St. Paul School

News and Notes, April 1, 2021

2020-2021 Be a Light for All to See, Matthew 5:16

Announcements

Spring Cleaning?

Spring break is a great time to clean out those backpacks and to replenish/replace and school materials that need it such as markers, glue sticks, etc!

BOOST Application is Open

The 2021-2022 Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Application is open! Applicants have until 11:59 pm on April 30, 2021 to submit applications. Click here to view instructions and start the application.


BOOST provides scholarships for some students who are eligible for the free or reduced–price school meals program (FARMS) to attend eligible nonpublic schools.

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

We have two NEW volunteer opportunities.


1.The school has about 60 chairs with cloth seats that could use some spot cleaning. We are looking for four or so volunteers to help scrub the seats. If you are interested in helping with this project, please email Mrs. Rensberger at rrensberger@gmail.com


2. Our front door wreaths could use an update. We have the supplies, we are just looking for some talent! If you are willing to help us make four new burlap ribbon wreaths, please contact Mrs. Martin at cmartin@resstpaul.org.


Fall Festival Committee, Call for Chair Positions (2) And Volunteers: We're continuing the tradition and hosting this year's Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16th. We're looking for TWO parents to volunteer as Committee Chair and oversee a group of volunteers willing to take on the responsibility of planning and executing the games portion of the day. Ideally, the Chairs should be from both the lower and upper school (this position fulfills ALL of your service hours!). Responsibilities include: 1. Attend virtual meetings (the first meeting is March 18th and can be attended virtually or safely socially distanced in-person). 2. Plan games and make sure appropriate equipment is on hand to execute the games. 3. Must be there the day-of the event to oversee everything. 4. Will need to order age appropriate prizes for the games ahead of time. Please email Stephanie Finamore if you are interested in being a part of this FUN committee. sfinamore@resstpaul.org

Devine Mercy Novena

We encourage our families to pray The Devine Mercy Novena during our spring break.


The Divine Mercy novena is prayed between Good Friday and the Sunday of Divine Mercy, which is the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are to pray for the special intentions of each day followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.


St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her, “On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy … On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls.”

Here is a video on the life of St. Faustina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frWArYF6xFU

HSA Sponsored Restaurant Nights

The HSA welcomes RSPS families to patronize restaurants to build community, support the school all while enjoying a socially distance meal.

Squisitos, Thursday, April 1

Squisitos Restaurant Night on Thursday, April 1st! Grab dinner on your way home from school! Just mention RSPS when your place your order! Thank you for your support.

Peace of Pizza, Wednesday, April 7

3:00 - 7:00, curbside pick up only. Mention RSPS when you order.

Grilled Cheese and Co, Thursday, April 8

Catonsville and Gambrills locations are participating. Mention RSPS when you order. If you order through Door Dash or Grub Hub, mention RSPS in the notes and your order will be counted!

Academics

Policies and Procedures

Out of State Travel Policy

Effective with the new Order to take effect 3/12/2021 at 5:00 PM OUT-OF-STATE TRAVEL: Quarantine requirements and other restrictions regarding out-of-state travel will be lifted. A Maryland Department of Health advisory will remain in place continuing to encourage Marylanders to get tested upon their return.

Changing to Distance Learning

Please read the attached letter that was sent out to families on March 26th.

Students Who are Quarantining

If students must quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure, they may participate in classes as distance learners until they have been cleared to return to school.


Please let Julie Rice, jrice@resstpaul.org, to inform her of any close contact exposures, presumptive positive cases, or positive cases in your household so we can coordinate instructional programming and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

VIRTUS Training for all Volunteers

Required training for all volunteers

Virtus is used throughout the Archdiocese of Baltimore as part of the child protection requirements for all volunteers with substantial contact with minors. New families received Virtus registration instructions in their Enrollment packet. Once the Virtus process has been completed, volunteers will receive a volunteer card to wear while volunteering at school. Please contact Joanne Dewey at jdewey@resstpaul.org if you need further assistance or have any questions.


Due to COVID-19 policies, visitors and volunteers will not be allowed in the building until further notice. We welcome volunteer service that can be done from home.

2020-2021 School Year at a Glance

April 2nd-9th: Easter Break


April 12th: Classes resume


May 31st: No school, Memorial Day


June 2nd: 8th grade graduation


June 8th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 9th: 12:30 p.m. Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 10th: 12:30 p.m. Last day of school for students, Dismissal day for students, no after care, Afternoon professional development for teachers


June 11th: Last day of school for faculty and staff

Resurrection-St.Paul School

Vision Statement

At Resurrection-St. Paul School, students have unique opportunities for real life critical thinking, problem solving, and experiential learning through enrichment programs built into our curricula such as theater, art, outdoor education, and much more. We offer a well-rounded academic education rooted in the Catholic tradition of excellence and values. We prepare our students to assume responsible, creative roles in an ever challenging and changing world.


Mission Statement

Resurrection-St. Paul School, through the teaching of the Catholic Church, is dedicated to the total formation of the child by preparing them for a global society through innovation, problem solving, and cross curricular collaboration.