Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

November 12, 2020

Dear Parents,

As we continue to practice the virtue of GRATITUDE, I would like to give thanks to our true HEROES- our teachers! During this pandemic, our teachers have worked so hard as they plan out every minute of their school day.

In keeping with our health and safety plan and its many protocols, our teachers never miss a beat from the moment they get to school until they leave the building. Our teachers assess student health each day, keep track of who is in the hall, who uses the bathroom, who walks in the hallways at what time, where each student sits in every area of the school, and who washes their hands. They monitor masks that won’t stay up and check if our students get too close to each other. Our teachers supervise students at recess and often eat lunch with their class.

Teachers instruct while wearing a mask, and their voices get tired. They plan for each student who is virtual by getting school items together for them and live-streaming them into the class. When they finish their school day, they grade assessments, provide students with feedback, and continue to plan valuable and innovative lessons for their students.

Our teachers are consistently thinking out of the box, helping where needed, making adjustments with high flexibility, and doing what they can to make school as normal as possible. Each day they bring a smile and a positive outlook.

Once again, our teachers are heroes in this pandemic! They love our school, they love their jobs, and they truly love your children. Please continue to pray for our OUTSTANDING educators at SKD. We are beyond blessed!

God’s blessings,

Ms. Clark

Thank A Teacher

Virtual Parent Forum

We will have a Parent Virtual Meeting with our Pandemic Crisis Response Team and Dr. Margiotti on Wednesday, 11/18 at 7:30pm. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

School CLOSED on Wednesday, November 25th

School will now be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 25th. It was originally scheduled as a half-day. Please adjust your calendars.

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

Symptom Screening Tool

The attached tool must be completed each day before coming to school. 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.

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
  • NEW this year- Shoparoo

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, 11/13: NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences

Monday, 11/16: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Grade 8 at 9am

Tuesday, 11/17: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Honors Math Class at 9am

Wednesday, 11/18: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Music Class at 9am / Parent Virtual Forum 7:30pm

Thursday, 11/19: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Art Class at 9am

Friday, 11/20: Live with Ms. Clark Featuring Spanish Class at 9am

Wednesday, 11/25: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, 11/26: NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, 11/27: NO SCHOOL
Monday, 11/30: NO SCHOOL

Mission Statement

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