Welcome Back Crusaders!

2021-2022 School Year Information

Dear Crusader Families,

It is hard to believe the 2021-2022 school year will be starting soon!

I am very excited to announce some updates for the new school year. Please take time to read all of the information listed below.

If at any time, you have a question or concern, please do not hesitate to ask.

I look forward to having an amazing school year!


Sarah Bitzer


Meet the New Principal

I am very fond of the fellowship and bond that is felt within the entire St. Francis de Sales Community. I have 13 years of Catholic School experience, with 8 years being a Catholic School Principal. I am a product of Catholic School education.

I believe that a Catholic School education forms the entire child: spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally.

I have primarily worked in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Diocese of Covington. I obtained my Master’s degree in Education Administration from Xavier University, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors. I attended Wittenberg University for my undergraduate work, receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Education.

I currently reside in Liberty Township where I enjoy spending time with my 3 children (Xander, Wyatt, Giana) and my husband Zack.

I am extremely blessed and fortunate to be a part of such a supportive community. I look forward to meeting and begin building relationships with everyone!

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Mask Policy Update

Many thanks to all of our families, teachers, and staff for going above and beyond in the 2020-2021 school year to comply with all of the COVID policies and regulations that were in place. Due to everyone's commitment, St. Francis de Sales School was able to have a full academic year with in-person instruction.

On June 2, the Ohio Department of Health rescinded Pandemic Health Orders. Several pandemic health orders were rescinded or lifted. This action removes several statewide requirements enacted to protect the health and safety of Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the statewide mask mandate.

For the 2021-2022 school year, St. Francis de Sales will be moving to an optional mask policy. Families should determine if they would like their child to wear a mask during the school day. We will continue to ask staff and students to monitor their health daily and to stay home when they are ill.

We will continue to monitor the health changes in our community, the guidelines given and adjust as needed to this policy.

If there are any additional questions, please call the school office.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our students and staff safe!

4th Grade Teacher

St. Francis de Sales School welcomes Mrs. Janet McHugh. Picture and Bio will be coming soon. Welcome to the Crusader family Mrs. McHugh!

5th grade Teacher

I am happy to share that the 5th Grade teacher position has been filled. Once the background check and necessary employment requirements are complete, then a formal announcement will be made.

8th Grade Teacher

St. Francis de Sales School welcomes Mrs. Andrea Ferraro. Mrs. Ferraro will be teaching 6th-8th grade English/Literature. Picture and Bio will be coming soon. Welcome to the Crusader family Mrs. Ferraro!

New Altar Servers

The next training session will be on Wednesday, July 28th from 9:30 – 10:30am in church. Some study materials will be handed out for those who could not make the session this past week. We understand that not everyone will be able to attend because of schedule conflicts.

Please watch the Sunday Mass bulletin as we will have a session each week.


Fr. Bernie

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Picnic Information

Come see your classmates and have fun before school starts!

Dinner will be a potluck style dinner, so please bring your favorite side dish.

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Kona Ice will arrive at 7:00 p.m. The students will all receive a free Kona Ice treat. Family members may purchase additional Kona Ice items.

There will be a raffle going on for various prizes. Raffle tickets are free.

If you would like to donate to the raffle, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Beth Schrameck (937-232-3398) if you have any donations and/or questions.

Current Raffle Prizes

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Before & After School Care

Crusader Care Registration

Please complete the registration forms to enroll your child in before or after school care.

Employment Opportunity

Before + After School Care Providers
St. Francis de Sales School is looking for two (2) care providers for its before and after school care program. These positions are part time (Approx. 15 hours a week). Candidates will be required to obtain fingerprints, a background check, and be current with VIRTUS (Safe Parish) prior to starting the position. Candidate will assist with crafts, games, etc. as well as supervision and general care of students.
Interested candidates should contact Sarah Bitzer at the following: principal@stfrancisdesales-lebanon.org
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2021-2022 Lunch Menu

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Deck the Halls- Sat., November 13 (10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.)

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Resources for Parents

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Back-to-School Resource Guide

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