Saint Kateri School's Newsletter - March 14, 2022


Principal Letter

Hello Saint Kateri School families ~

In March and April our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in NYS ELA and Math Assessments. These tests do not factor into Report Card grades but they do provide a common measure that helps drive instructional practice of our teachers. This year the the ELA and Math test will be held on two consecutive days. The ELA assessment will be held on Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th and the Math assessment will be held on Tuesday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 27th. These tests continue to be untimed and will begin at 9:00am on the day of the test. Please feel free to contact myself or your child's teacher with any questions.

Thank you for all you do for SKS and our students ~ our families are the heart of SKS!

Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal



Phone: (585) 467-8730

School Uniform Reminders

Recently we have seen many instances of non-uniform clothes being worn by our students. (i.e., socks, leggings, etc.) Please be sure that you and your child(ren) are aware of the current uniform policy as it is stated on the website under the Parent Tab. The Uniform Policy has been updated for the recent changes to face covering requirements. Link below ~

For example under Girls socks:

  • "white or navy blue socks (must be visible and cover the ankle), knee socks, ankle socks or tights". There is nothing stated about leggings ~ if a girl would like to wear leggings under their jumper or skirt, they will need to be navy blue. This will be updated in next year's Uniform Policy document.
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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Building a Brighter Future Scholarship 2022-2023
Reddington Scholarship 2022-2023


Our 5th graders will be leading Stations of the Cross every Friday at 8:45am for students in 1st-4th grade. If you are interested in joining us, we are asking you to enter through the Main Office prior to 8:45am. Families can sit in the pews in the section in front of our St. Kateri statue (to the right of the altar if you are looking from the front doors of church) or along the back in the last two/three pews. Parents will not be able to sit with their child.

Stations of the Cross dates (all on Fridays):

  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 4
  • No school on April 8 and April 15
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Upcoming Calendar Dates:


  • 3/15: Quiet Mass (4th/1st)
  • 3/16: NO SCHOOL (Parent/Teacher Conference-not mandatory)
  • 3/18: Stations of the Cross at 8:45am (5th grade)
  • 3/22: Quiet Mass (3rd/K)
  • 3/25: Stations of the Cross at 8:45am (5th grade)
  • 3/29: No Quiet Mass
  • 3/29 - 3/30: NYS ELA Assessments


  • 4/1: Stations of the Cross at 8:45am (5th grade)
  • 4/5: K-5 School Mass (2nd grade)
  • 4/6: Parent's Association 6:00-7:30pm
  • 4/8: NO SCHOOL
  • 4/12: Quiet Mass (3rd - 5th)
  • 4/14: Report Cards go home
  • 4/15 - 4/22: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/26 - 4/27: NYS Math Assessments


We will be having our next Parent's Association Meeting:

  • Wednesday, April 6th
  • In-Person in the SKS Gym (Please note: this is an update from our original schedule)
  • All are welcome ~ please RSVP to Katie Stam at

Volunteers must:

  • Be CASE trained prior to volunteering (process can take up to two weeks)
  • On March 2nd the mask mandate in schools was lifted. Masks are no longer required in school or school events unless there has been prior notification. We will continue to follow our other 2021-2022 COVID guidelines ~ social distancing and hand wash/sanitize frequently. (These guidelines are subject to change as guidance is updated.)
  • Be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test

Email Katie ( or Nicole ( with any questions or items to add to the agenda.

News from Mrs. Trimaldi in the Health Office

  • If you are sending in a picture of an At Home COVID test, please be sure to write directly on the test the name, date and time.
  • We have extra At Home Test Kits for any family that would like them. Please contact Mrs. Trimaldi directly to have them sent home or picked up.
  • Schools received guideline updates late on Tuesday. We will share communication next week regarding anything that pertains to our school.