SBS Weekly Update

September 7th, 2020

Principal's Notes

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend, the weather certainly cooperated. It was a joy to begin welcoming back students in our preschool and pre-k classrooms to tour their rooms this past week. A school building can feel so empty without students. This coming week our kindergarten students will be coming in for tours in preparation for our start of school next Monday!

This coming school year will be like no other. As our teachers prepare their rooms, and work on new routines please keep them in your prayers. While we go about our planning we are focused on providing all students with a safe learning environment.

I will be hosting three Principal Chats this week. The schedule is noted below. I will be sending out grade specific zoom invites prior to each scheduled Principal Chat.

Thank you for your continued support.

All my best,

Matthew Collins


Grade Specific Principal Chats

Tuesday, September 8th:
  • 6 pm - Grade 1 and Grade 2

Wednesday, September 9th:

  • 6 pm - Level 2 (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

Thursday, September 10th:

  • 6 pm - Level 3 (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

School Calendar

School Start Dates

Preschool through Grade 2

Monday, September 14th – First Day for Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2

Grades 3 through 8 ~ **Staggered Start**

Monday, September 14th – First Day for Group A “In-Person” Students **(No School or Digital Classes for Group B Students)

Tuesday, September 15th – Second Day for Group A “In-Person” Students **(No School or Digital Classes for Group B Students)

Wednesday, September 16th - No School or Digital Classes for Grades 3 through 8 Students

Thursday, September 17th – First Day for Group B “In-Person" Students**(No School or Digital Classes for Group A Students)

Friday, September 18th – Second Day for Group B “In-Person” Students **(No School or digital Classes for Group A Students)

Student Emotional Support

Mrs. McDonald - School Guidance Counselor

We understand that returning to school under the new guidelines and protocols may be challenging for some students. Our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. McDonald, is available for any students who need some emotional support. She can be reached via email at, or by calling the school during regular hours.

Franciscan Children's Hospital Partnership

The Franciscan Children's Hospital, who has a strong partnership with the Archdiocese of Boston, has reached out with resources to support our students and families. Below is a brochure for you to read and save in case you need it. This brochure includes:

  • A tip sheet to help your child or teen cope with current events
  • A graphic describing the expanded mental health services now available to serve all family members with Franciscan Children’s new TeleMental Health Services. Whether conducted by phone, video chat or within one of our parental support networks, our expert clinicians are scheduling appointments for individual counseling, group therapy or medication management. Most insurances are accepted.