Weekly Update

Holy Trinity Catholic School November 5th, 2020


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Picture Day

Tomorrow, November 6th, is Picture Day! An email was sent that included this link: https://orders.schoolandsportpics.com/ordering. Use the drop down menu to select your school name. Students will also be bringing home a card with the order information on picture day. This year we are using a gray screen so any color can be worn for pictures.

Come to school with a smile!

Red Ribbon Week

The students had a great time celebrating Red Ribbon Week. We had a lot of fun dress up days and ended the week with some Halloween Bingo via zoom.

Dia de los Muertos

The 7th and 8th grade Spanish students spent time learning and researching about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This Mexican holiday is a two day celebration that falls on All Saints and All Souls Day. The students put together an ofrenda that is on display in the school.

November 13th

Students will not have in-person school on Friday, November 13th, but teachers will post things on SeeSaw or Google Classroom for the students to work on. If you do not have good internet access at home, teachers can send home things to work on as well. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like this.

Teachers will also send home chromebooks, if needed for students.

Teachers will not be available that day.

This will still be considered a student school day. Please complete the assignments, as attendance will be taken based on work completed and submitted.

COVID and the Holidays

As we approach the holiday season, it is important to reflect on how each of us will continue to protect all members of our school, parish, and local community.

The data we receive from our local health department verifies that, to date, there have not been positive cases of COVID-19 transmitted from student-to-student in our school. This is excellent news and a testament to the safety measures taken to continue our commitment to in-person instruction.

The data also tells us that cases that have caused quarantines in school have generally been traced to family members and activities that increase the risk of transmission. We ask you to prayerfully consider how you will celebrate the holidays and activities your children will participate in when they are not in school. We all need to keep our teachers, staff, and fellow students healthy for our school to remain open for face-to-face instruction five days a week.

We appreciate all you have done and will continue to do to support our work. The gratitude that we have experienced and the joy of everyone in our school each day is the greatest gift of all.

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COVID Reminders

With the cold and flu season coming up, I wanted to send out some information regarding days of absence with COVID I received from a health care professional. There have been different questions regarding this and I want to clear up some confusion as best I can.

If a family member/ household member is being tested and waiting for results, the members of the household need to stay home until results are known and quarantine if positive.

If a person has COVID they are to isolate for 10 days and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to work.

If a person is in close contact with someone who has tested positive they have to quarantine for 14 days.

If a family member or household member gets Covid- a student in that home could be out of school for 24 days, unless the Covid positive is in complete isolation (own room, own bathroom, not using common areas at all). The student has to be out the 10 days the positive person is possibly contagious and then starts their quarantine 14 day’s from the 10th day due to continued exposure in the home. This is 24 days out. If the student develops symptoms or has a positive Covid test- then they isolate for 10 days from start of symptoms or from positive test if no symptoms.

REMINDER: Per the Family Handbook, remember that if your child is out of school for 3 days or more, they need a doctors note when they return to School.

Thank you for working hard and keeping yourself safe and healthy. We all play a vital role in this school and I am beyond grateful to work with all of you.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net

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Catholic Financial Donation

A BIG Thank you to Catholic Financial Life Chapter 113 St. Kilian. They gave us a $500 Match Donation to Social Fest. This year they generously donated to us even though Social Fest was cancelled. Thank you!

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Thanksgiving Dinner Celebration

13th Annual Thanksgiving Celebration FREE Community Dinner. Please see the picture for more information.

Band Lessons

Mrs. Krueger is looking for students in 5th-8th grade that are interested in taking band lessons. If you have previous experience, or want to start as a beginner, she is offering these lesson to us. If you are interested in band lessons, please contact Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net by Thursday, November 12th, and she will get you more information.
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5th-8th Grade Students and Parents: Basketball Interest

We are currently looking for students that may be interested in playing basketball later this school year. We are not sure what will be happening with the season, but we want to look for interest in it. Any 5th-8th grade students that are interested in basketball, please email Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net and Tim Butschlick at timb@grubertool.com.

If you have any questions about basketball, please reach out to Mrs. Longden at principal@htschool.net. Thank you!

Spirit Wear for Christmas

We will be putting out another Spirit Wear order this month to be done in time for Christmas. Watch for more details.
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Calendar of Cash Winners

October 26 - Chris Carpentier

October 27 - Tiffany Tillman

October 28 - Larry Martin

October 29 - Layla Rupp

October 30 - Chris Fleischman