School of Saint Mary FYI

January 7, 2022

Notes from Mrs. Maricle

1. Illness: Just about everything is going around these days- flu, stomach bug, COVID etc. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home if possible. We will always support your erring on the side of caution.


2. Open House: Please see flyer below about our Open House next week. This is primarily for incoming Kindergarten and interested families in grades 1-8. This is an adult only event. Please share with anyone looking for a wonderful school home.


3. Active Parishioner Form: Registration for current families for the 22-23 school year has begun. Since it has become difficult to track volunteer hours to the church, we are moving in a different direction for the active parishioner rate. Below is a link to a form that MUST be submitted by January 31st if you want to be considered for the active parishioner rate. This must be completed by Church of Saint Mary families and Catholic families that attend another local parish.

Link to Form: https://forms.gle/hHionPpJBjSgDhJL9

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Cafeteria Volunteers

Our cafeteria cannot function effectively without volunteers. Below are the people that have signed up for shifts next school week. If you cannot work your shift, you MUST secure your own sub.


Monday 1/10: Maria A, Nina U, Libby B, Julie J

Tuesday 1/11: Donna B, Yasmin A, Megan N, Julie J

Wednesday 1/12: Barb M, Tina F, Stephanie M, Julie J

Thursday 1/13: Julie U, OPEN SLOT at 9:30, Amanda S, OPEN SLOT at 10:30

Friday 1/14: Deana C, Yasmin A, Haley L, Tim C


Link to Signup Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9ac22a3fdc52-cafeteria1


Don't forget the semester starts over in January! Billing for first semester will come out through FACTS in February.


***We continue to have major issues getting specific food products shipped in so we have been substituting more than normal. Please be patient with us as this is out of our control.

COVID-19 Updates

Updates are in BOLD.


*Week of January 7, 2022-

13 NEW student positives and 0 NEW staff positives

6 cases over break that have never returned to school

5 cases in preschool

2 cases in K-8


The Diocese of Tulsa has published amended policies and procedures that address the new guidelines from the CDC. We will be reviewing the document over the weekend and publish a letter on Monday detailing any amendments that are made to the School of Saint Mary Health and Wellness Guidelines.


*Note: These statistics are for PS-8th Grade.


Policy Change: An amendment has been made to the School of Saint Mary COVID Quarantine Policy that aligns with the Diocese of Tulsa amended policy of no longer mandating quarantines for close contact cases. The SOSM and Diocese of Tulsa policy documents are attached below.


COVID Testing: The Task Force has given approval for families to use either a PCR Test or a Molecular ID Test to return from quarantine. Saint Francis offers a free drive thru clinic that yields results in 24 hours.


Grace and Understanding: This is a gentle reminder that we need to be following in our Heavenly Father's footsteps in giving people grace and understanding during these difficult times with COVID. We field so many calls a day asking for guidance to ensure everyone is doing the right thing. Yes, COVID is real and scary, however, we also have students and staff suffering from seasonal allergies, head colds, pink eye, stomach bugs and various other ailments that could present as COVID. So much is unknown so we need to unite as a community to lift each other up each day and trust that each of us is doing their best for our school.


Note: We want families to be our partners in navigating school during a pandemic. If you have COVID comfort concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. We are doing our very best to make accommodations as we can.


The School of Saint Mary Health and Wellness Plan for 2021-22 is posted below. We want to remind everyone that we review data often and we are committed to our plan being an evolving document based on trends in our area.

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Reminders....

Home and School January Meeting, Monday 1/10 at 7pm!


With numbers rising with sickness, please be extra diligent this month so we can stay in seated classes and have an amazing Catholic Schools Week!
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Ask, Seek, Knock School Highlights for 1/4-7/2022

Upcoming Events

January 7th- End of 1st Semester/2nd Quarter and Re-Enrollment Forms Sent Home with Students

January 13th- Report Cards Issued

January 17th- No School in Observance of MLK Jr Day

January 19th- Pizza Day

January 20th- Open House

January 31st- Re-Enrollment Forms and New Kindergarten Packets Due



Popular Links:

Always current FYI: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/?s=fyi

Always current school calendar: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/calendar/

Always current lunch menu: https://schoolofsaintmary.com/tag/cafeteria/

Always current parent cafeteria signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49a9ac22a3fdc52-cafeteria1

Announcements


  • Tulsa Alliance Lacrosse(formerly Comets Lacrosse) is offering lacrosse for K-8 students in Catholic schools around the area. Flyer is attached below.

  • Brookside Library "After School Homework Club"

    • free, one-to-one homework help
    • in-person tutors available at select libraries
    • for students in 3rd through 8th grades
    • up to 30 minutes per student, per week
    • registration is required


    The flyer is attached below and for additional details, the website is... https://www.tulsalibrary.org/after-school-homework-club



Home and School Notes


  • January Meeting will be held this upcoming Monday, 1/10 at 7pm at the school. Please join us! There will also be a Zoom option emailed out.
  • If you have not joined our Facebook page for Current Families, please consider doing so! Lots of information is pushed out on the site!
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Guardians Sports and Activities

Basketball: Season is in full force! Get out to support our basketball teams!


Robotics: Winter competition coming soon!


Chess Club: Chess Club meets every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm in the Kindergarten room. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Allen at fish.class@schoolofsaintmary.com.


Academic Bowl: Second Semester details coming soon!

Parish-School News


  • Together in Holiness will be offered at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa and will feature dynamic presentations, Adoration, confession, Mass, and the opportunity to grow in community with other couples seeking to build up their marriage and family. This one-day conference will be a tremendous blessing to families in Eastern Oklahoma, and we hope as many couples as possible will be able to attend!


    Registration if quick and easy by clicking on this link https://forlifeandfamily.org/events/th22-tok/Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma is finding creative ways to find housing for our new Afghan neighbors. While they work on housing, they are asking us to help them furnish the dwellings. To date, Church of Saint Mary parishioners have furnished five apartments. Want to help? Visit www.churchofsaintmary.com/furniture to see our parish wish list!