Paw Prints

10-11-21

Theme: Who Do You Say that I am

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Sacred Heart Families,


Last week we gathered as a school family to pray the rosary and reflect on the role Mary has in bringing us closer to her son, our savior Jesus. This weekly rosary also gives our school community the opportunity to once again unite as a faith family.


Fr. Pat spoke about Mary at our all school Mass on Thursday as it was the Feast of the Holy Rosary. He spoke about the important role Mary plays in salvation history and how she can help us grow in our faith. He also relayed a wonderful historical story that emphasized the power of the rosary. Below I have included a link to Fr. Pat’s homily and I encourage all our families to take a few minutes to listen to it.


Speaking of helping our student grow closer to Jesus through his mother Mary, The Junior Legion of Mary is looking for student volunteers. The Junior Legion of Mary is an organization for the spiritual development of persons under the age of 18. Its purpose is to increase the holiness of its members. This ministry is also missionary, that is, to bring the love of Christ into the world. Members meet weekly for prayer, instruction, and work of spiritual charity. Our lobby currently has a beautiful St. Joseph display thanks to the Junior Legion of Mary. But we currently are in need of young people in our school to join this important ministry. The world needs heroes and saints who show what the grace of God can do. To gain more information or join the Junior Legion of Mary contact Patti Hunt at 330.335.5203.


Have a blessed week!


In Christ,


Mr. Czaplicki

Click below to hear Fr. Pat's Homily at this week's school Mass

IMPORTANT INFO FOR BUS RIDERS

Information for Highland Bus Riders

Dear Highland Parents,

Across the country, school districts are struggling to fill transportation jobs. In a recent national survey, 81% of districts reported not being able to find enough school bus drivers to fill their needs. More than half of surveyed districts categorize this shortage as “severe” or “desperate.”

Unfortunately, the Highland School District has joined this growing number of school districts and has the same busing challenges. (See Akron Beacon Journal articles published on 10-1-21 and 9-29-21). The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted school transportation and has left our district extremely short-handed. We are struggling to hire bus drivers.

  • We have looked to outside bus services to hire drivers. They are understaffed as well.
  • We have placed ads to hire drivers with little-to-no success.
  • Everyone on staff who is eligible to drive a bus, IS driving a bus.

In an effort to be fully transparent, we want to make all families aware that it is likely your student(s) will be impacted by this driver shortage in some way. We ask that you consider making alternative plans (ride share with a neighbor, enlist the help of a grandparent or other available family member, etc.) to transport your child to and from school, should the need arise.

While we will continue to provide school transportation, there could be days when it is significantly delayed with little warning. In such instances, parent transportation may be a faster and more direct solution, if that is at all possible. We apologize for these occurrences in advance, and we are working daily to find ways to overcome these challenges. Unfortunately, the situation is without an easy or immediate solution.

Parents will be notified via phone/text if your child’s route has been impacted. That notification will also provide a new, adjusted timeframe for pick-up or drop-off for your student. Please be sure your contact information is current in FinalForms.

We appreciate your patience and your willingness to work with us during this difficult transportation dilemma. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 330-239-1901, ext. 1219 or via email at transportation@highlandschools.org.


Sincerely,
Frank Lawrence
Supervisor of Transportation

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Last week's Mr. C Challenge...

What an amazing response --- AGAIN

We had a HUGE number of students respond to this week's challenge and so we drew 5 winners. Great work to all who turned in a response. There could be two possible reasons for why the answer is left. The first is that the bus appears to be on the right side of the road and the more significant reason is that school busses have a door on the right side. The door is not visible indicating the bus is traveling left in the picture.
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This Week's Challenge

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Place your answer on a sheet of paper with your name and drop it in the clear envelope on Mr. C's door BY FRIDAY!

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COVID-19 Updates

Our current school COVID-19 numbers are listed below.
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Medina County Health Department Contact Tracing and Quarantining Procedure

Updated Guidance on Quarantine

As we have stated many times in the past, we continue to work closely with the Diocese of Cleveland, State of Ohio and the Medina County Health Department as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Medina County Health Department issued a change to the quarantine guidelines. If a student is identified as a close contact from exposure in a school setting and the student is not fully vaccinated or was not wearing a face covering during the period of exposure, the student will be permitted to stay in school if the student wears a face covering during the quarantine period of 14 days and the student remains symptom free. If a parent does not wish their child to be masked during this period they will need to quarantine outside of school. This change relates only to attendance at school and does not change the guidelines as they relate to extra-curricular events. It also applies only to exposure at school and not exposure in the home or outside of school.
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Monthly Calendar

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Please Note Revised/Updated Yearly Calendar of Events

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Save the Date - Eucharistic Devotions October 22-24

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Asbestos Notification

Asbestos Management Program Annual Notice

Dear Sacred Heart School Families:

On October 22, 1986, President Reagan signed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, Public Law 99-519). The act required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop regulations for addressing asbestos in public and private elementary and secondary schools. On Oct. 30, 1987, the EPA published the Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Rule (40 CFR Part 763 Subpart E). This rule stipulated, and our school has complied with, the following key requirements:

  • Identification of asbestos-containing materials in all school buildings.

  • Development and implementation of asbestos management plans for each school.

  • Regular surveillance and re-inspections of the condition of asbestos in the buildings.

  • Designation and training of a person to oversee asbestos activities within the district and to ensure compliance with the regulations.


This letter is to advise you that asbestos management plans for the school were developed following the EPA ruling and subsequently approved by the State of Ohio, Department of Health. These plans are regularly updated and are available for you to review. Should you have any questions regarding this program or would like to review an asbestos management plan, please contact the school office.


In Christ,


Mr. Czaplicki - Principal


Mr. Kingland - Maintenance Director

Support our 7th Graders with some beautiful mums

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STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

CDKL Grub Day - October 8th RESULTS

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Family Directory

The PTO is requesting that each family fill out the electronic directory form by Friday, October 1st. Our goal is to send the directories home with students by November. So far, about half of the school families have provided the information.

Please click on this link to complete the directory form.


https://forms.gle/qpXGkoT2ysGgdwpn8


We thank you in advance for your participation.

PTO Meeting for Registered Members - Tuesday October 12th @ 7:00PM

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