Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

January 7, 2021

Dear Parents,

During 2021, our faculty and staff recommit ourselves to partnering with you, our parents, to do everything we can to assist with the growth and formation of our students you have entrusted to our care. It is our responsibility, parents and school, to help them grow into the person God calls them to be.

The new year also brings a renewal of our commitment to keep our students and staff safe and healthy. Parents who keep their students home when their students are not feeling well help to slow the spread of the virus. We are reminded of the practices and procedures that will protect us: keeping a distance of 6 feet, wearing face masks properly, and frequent hand washing and sanitizing.

Once again, we ask for your support and for the support of our students as we work to protect our in-person learning environment. Students want and need to be on campus to grow and thrive in their faith and in their learning. This can only happen if we work together and do what needs to be done to keep everyone as safe as possible.

In closing, I share with you the beautiful plaque below that was given to me as a Christmas gift from one of our families. It is sitting on my windowsill in my office, and these words from scripture remind me each day the importance of our Catholic faith and Catholic education. Although much was lost last year, let us choose to always place our trust and hope in our God who gives us strength through the Holy Spirit. Let us also ask our blessed Mother, Queen of Peace, to pray for us and protect us this year.

God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

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I would like to thank you for all of your kind Christmas wishes and your generous gifts. I was overwhelmed by your thoughtfulness, and it truly made my Christmas all that much more special! More importantly, thank you for entrusting your children to our care and for allowing the opportunity to educate your children! They are a true gift to me! I am truly blessed to be the principal of Saint Katharine Drexel School.

Catholic Schools Week: January 31 to February 6

The theme this year's Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Catholic Schools Week will definitely have a different look this year due to COVID-19. Many of the activities that are traditional can not be held because of our health and safety restrictions. Our CSW Committee will be gathering to develop a special plan for fun activities for every grade level to enjoy. The tentative schedule will be shared with you soon!

Most importantly, please take some time this month to remember in your prayers SKD and all Catholic schools across the country who work so hard to educate the young people entrusted to our care. In particular this school year, Catholic schools in the United States have proven to be leaders in keeping on-campus learning as an option for their students in spite of the challenges and restrictions due to COVID-19. Please pray that all Catholic schools are able to continue to provide vitally important on campus learning during the pandemic.

REVISED Symptom Screening Tool

All parents are primarily responsible for monitoring the health of their children. While it is our intention to remain open for the entire school year, parents are expected to do their part and keep their children home when they are sick.

Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.

Health and Safety Reminders

As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.

  1. Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands

  2. Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home

  3. Maintain appropriate physical distance


  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

SKD Spirit Shop is NOW OPEN!

We have opened our store with NEW items featuring our school mascot, Drexel the Dragon. The link is below. You can also find direct access on our school website under parent resources; tab says SKD Spirit Wear Shop!

Parent Association Stewardship 2020

Free Money for Our School

Please be sure to participate in the following to help raise "free" money for our school:

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Giant Rewards
  • Smile Amazon
  • Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, 1/8: Facebook Live 1pm- December Catholic Leaders and Birthdays

Thursday, 1/14: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day

Friday, 1/15: Service Dress Down Day

Monday, 1/18: NO SCHOOL, MLK Day

Sunday, 1/31: Catholic Schools Week Begins

Mission Statement

The Mission of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is to form Catholic leaders through academic excellence, personal discipline, and Christian service.