Mariner Minutes

Week of April 26th

Principal's Message

As we are approaching the end of April, there are a few scholarship notices that need to be made. The deadline for the NOSF scholarship is April 30th. If that scholarship is an interest the deadline to apply is the 30th. If you are an EdChoice renewal or New EdChoice applicant, please submit paperwork as soon as possible as these scholarships process on a first in first out basis. If there are questions regarding EdChoice please reach out to me by email or phone.

I kind of can't believe we are here, but end of the year is coming! There are a couple of items to note. The last day of Preschool is the 21st and the last day for K-6 is the 27th. We will be having the PSO picnic on the last day of school. More details on that will come in a future newsletter. The last day of school on the 27th is an early dismissal day, which will be at 1:15pm.

Thank you and have a great week!

Spring MAP Testing

MAP Testing will be completed this week as we continue to finalize makeup tests. Student Profiles will come home next week.
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Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 School year!
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Coffee Chats with Mr. Mitchell

With registration opening and a new school year on the horizon, I want to give parents an opportunity to come in and share ideas, concerns, and questions regarding St. Mary School. On Thursday mornings, I will host small, socially distanced chat sessions in the school library. Space will be limited each week, but I plan to continue these sessions through at least the registration season and possibly through the end of the school year. If you are interested in attending, please complete the Coffee Chat Registration form. This link will be adjusted each week for new sessions.

When attending:

Please drop your child(ren) off as usual for school and park in the extra parking lot across from the parish office. Check in with Miss Settie between 8:25 and 8:30. Sessions will be in the library.

Please note that Covid-19 symptoms screening and mitigation efforts will be enforced. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 please remain at home and look to sign up for a future session. Mask wearing will also be required.

EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion 2021-2022

EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion documents for both renewal and new requests are posted on the EdChoice Scholarship website, St. Mary School website, and in this newsletter.

If you are a renewal for EdChoice or EdChoice Expansion, the scholarship awards on a first come first serve basis. Once forms for 2021-2022 are posted they will be posted to the website for ease of access. Please return forms with necessary documents as soon as possible.

If you believe you may qualify or have questions regarding qualification of EdChoice, please email Mr. Mitchell at or call 440-967-7911 ex 201.

Visit the EdChoice Scholarship Website for more information regarding the scholarship.

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Change of Routine

As a reminder, if you are sending a note/call regarding a change of routine (transportation, early dismissal) please provide details if it is a transportation change and/or involving students dismissing with another family. Thank you!

School Lunch Update *November 23rd Update*

The Free School Lunch program that was provided through the federal government has been extended through the school year. Please reference the flyer for further information.

Symptoms and Quarantine Information Update

Erie County Board of Health has provided some updated information regarding quarantines and what to do following a COVID-19 test and/or positive result. Please read these to become familiar with those updated guidelines.

Attached is a document which gives instructions and guidelines in relation to quarantining. This is a reference guide for future reference.

Also attached here is a daily symptoms checklist provided by the Erie County Health Department. This document also provides the most up-to-date guidelines regarding symptoms and how to proceed with presence of listed symptoms. Please carefully look it over and please use this as a reference each morning.

Temperature and Symptoms Checks Reminder

Please continue practicing temperature and symptoms checks EVERY morning in order to ensure our students, staff, and families remain safe. If the temperature is 100.0F or higher and/or Covid-19 symptoms are present (symptoms list in the plan) the student, as well as siblings, needs to remain home. Please ensure consistency with following this policy!

If you have questions regarding symptoms, quarantines, or other Covid-19 related areas, please feel free to contact Mr. Mitchell or the Erie County Health Department.

Masks and Hygiene

The Ohio Department of Health issued a mask mandate for all students K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Mary School will require masks in accordance with the state mandate as well as for the preschool (please reference preschool update in this newsletter for further guidance). Parents, please begin to work with your children on wearing masks properly and becoming comfortable wearing them.

Update: students may wear the gaiter scarf type face coverings, although the cloth masks are recommended.

Also, please practice proper hygiene as well. Please visit for guidelines.

If there are any questions regarding face coverings, please contact Mr. Mitchell at

How to Wear a Mask
What You Need To Know About Handwashing

Upcoming Events

April 19th - April 30th: Spring MAP Testing

April 30th - Bike-A-Thon 1:30pm

May 6th - May Crowning

May 21st - Preschool Last Day

May 22nd - Family Stroll at Schoepfle Gardens

May 26th - 6th Grade Graduation

May 27th - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal 1:15