Ongoing Information (3.29.2022)

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

ONGOING INFORMATION

Below is the information that we posted previously that is still prevalent.

Car Line Gentle Reminders


  • Cars may enter the lot after 3:00 pm.
  • Please have your number clearly visible to our staff, thank you.
  • Please do not double park on 24th Street or Fairview Avenue. This prohibits the buses from progressing towards 23rd street, which delays children getting home at their scheduled time.
  • Please proceed up "the scary hill" with caution and out 23rd street at the lower exit.

AFTERCARE Signups

This Signup Genius is for 2021-2022 this school year. Please check the directions on the signup genius.



https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45AFAF2DA7FF2-aftercare

HSO Meeting is Monday, April 4th at 6:30pm in Cafeteria. ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale - Delivery on Tuesday, April 5th and the Dress Down Day is Monday, May 9th

The Gertrude Hawk Candy will be delivered on Tuesday, April 5th.


Any student, faculty or staff who participated in the Gertrude Hawk Candy Fundraiser may Dress Down on Monday, May 9th. Please check Handbook for appropriate clothing.

SCS Extra Curriculars Activities

Click on the link to learn more!



https://www.smore.com/spjkg

SPRING UNIFORMS begin on Monday, April 4th

Please see handbook for more details.

HSO Wawa Fundraiser

St. Catharine’s HSO is sponsoring a Wawa Hoagie Fundraiser!

Great for busy nights with sports, lunch for work, and a quick stop during a road trip! Order a stack of coupons and have them ready for your next adventure!

6” Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4.00 each

(Retail value of $4.59, savings of $0.59 per hoagie!!)


see form below for ordering

The State of Pennsylvania now requires different kinds of fingerprinting

for different activities. Please see the attached chart to be sure you have

the proper fingerprints for your particular volunteer activities. If you have any question, please contact Mrs. Zambito. mzambito@scsreading.org or call 610-779-8535 or the school office 610-779-5810.

From Nicky Smith, Director of Admissions at Berks Catholic High School

Future Saints Store: https://allsaintswear.itemorder.com/shop/sale/


Please take a few minutes to learn about Berks Catholic High School. We are committed to working with all families who want a faith-based education for their children. Thank you for choosing Catholic Education.

Nicky Smith
Director of Admissions

https://www.berkscatholicopenhouse.org/

SCS SPIRITWEAR

Please check out this link shopsneakervilla.com from Sneaker Villa for some SCS Spiritwear.

Please check out link to view pictures

ST CATHARINE OF SIENA SCHOOL
Event Code: FE154521
Secure access code distributed by school

YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!

Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.

VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE
https://shop.jostenspix.com

PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE154521

We have a DOZEN Families who have not completed the Enrollment Forms for this year.

If you not completed the FACTS SIS ENROLLMENT PACKET, please do so IMMEDIATELY. All of our beginning of the year documents are in the packet.


Our district code is SCS-PA


Once you set up your FAMILY PORTAL you will be instructed to fill out the ENROLLMENT Packet which are the forms that we send home each year to be filled out on paper. Most of the forms will be processed electronically this year


PLEASE COMPLETE ASAP

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A Note from the Safe Environment Office

We look with hope to the next school year and want to be prepared for the day when volunteers will be welcomed into the school. As you know, several years ago the Diocese of Allentown began requiring clearances for all volunteers ages 18 and older. Several of these clearances are only valid for 5 years. These include the Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check (PATCH), Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprints, and Mandated Reporter Certification.

Many volunteers from St. Catharine’s School/Parish have clearances that have already expired or will expire soon. I encourage you to be proactive in renewing your clearances so you are prepared for the day when our school/parish events are fully open.

Please contact Marci Zambito at mzambito@scsreading.org if you are unsure of the status of your clearances or are in need of a payment code for FBI fingerprints. Directives for all clearances can be found at www.scsyouth.weebly.com under the Safe Environment tab.

Thank you!

SCRIP Program Year began on May 1st and ends on April 30, 2022

In order to keep tuition cost low and to provide subsidy to our school, we have implemented a mandatory fundraising program called SCRIP. If you do not participate in the program, the Scrip Fee will be added to your FACTS account.


If you have any questions, please email Cristina Schmehl, our Scrip Coordinator at scripprogramscs@gmail.com.


Please see attached documents for:


  • Scrip Program Packet
  • Scrip Order Form
  • Great Lakes Ordering dates for the 2021-2022 School Year

School Store...New Fundraising Program

When your school's families and friends shop at their favorite online stores through SchoolStore.com, everybody wins! Online retail sales are approaching $200 billion this year, and 80% of all Americans are online. Now is the time to earning money for SCS with no extra cost to you.

SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like Walmart, Kohls, Sears, Disney Store, Family Book Store, and Barnes & Noble participate.

Customers help your school by making everyday purchases from the nation's top online merchants...with NO COST and NO RISK for your school. Click on the link for more information.


Please be on the lookout for SchoolStore.com informational packets coming home with your students this week!


https://www.schoolstore.net

FREE Childhood Immunizations Available for uninsured and under-insured children 18 years of age and younger.

2022 Child Immunization Clinic Dates Clinics Held at: Tower Health at Home 1170 Berkshire Blvd. Wyomissing, PA 19610 Email Us for an Appointment

Email Lisa.reiter@towerhealth.org. Provide your child’s name, date of birth, phone number where you can be contacted.


See attached Flyer for Dates

Saint Catharine of Siena COVID Protocols, updated 2/4/22

On February 8, 2022, all Diocesan schools will transition to a mask-recommended policy for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in our schools.


Other COVID-19 mitigation measures will remain in place, such as social distancing, enhanced cleaning, disinfecting, handwashing, isolation, quarantine protocols when needed, and contact tracing.


Diocesan schools will continue to follow our Health and Safety Plans regarding Isolation and Quarantine. In addition, these protocols align with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) direction.


While masks will be recommended in our schools beginning February 8, we ask our community to be mindful and respectful of others during this transitional phase.


It is essential to keep in mind that there are several situations where individuals will still be mandated to wear a mask in school:


Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 may return after five days of isolation, given that they are fever-free for 24 hours and their other symptoms are improving. Individuals must wear a mask for Days 6-10 upon their return.


Also, for individuals exposed to COVID-19 and in a category that would need to be quarantined, the quarantine period is now five (5) days and may return on Day 6 if there are no symptoms. Individuals returning from quarantine also must wear a mask for Days 6-10 upon their return.


While individuals identified as close contact and fully vaccinated/boosted -OR had a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case in the last 90 days do not have to quarantine; they must wear a mask at school through Day 10.


Saint Catharine of Siena will alert the school community of a positive case and will also alert the classroom of exposure. We ask parents to watch for any symptoms of illness (not just COVID) and keep students home if they present symptoms of ANY illness. Our goal is to keep students healthy and in school.


Public (district) transportation still requires that all students wear a mask as part of a federal mandate.


The Diocese cannot control the decisions of other governmental agencies, including decisions made by the local Intermediate Units. Masks may be required by specific Intermediate Units when receiving support services.



Please prepare your child for this change in the masking policy and ensure that your child understands your expectations. Also, as we move to an optional mask policy, please respect the decision of others on this issue. Our schools will be monitoring the wearing of masks when mandated but will not enforce students wearing masks per parental request.

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Box Tops for Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.


You can still clip them and send them to school. Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home, to SCS.


Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!