Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Ms. Clark

April 15, 2021

Dear Parents,

At Easter, we are encouraged all over again that no matter the angst, suffering, stress, or worry of the moment, Jesus, who has risen, is with us, rolling away the stones that try to weigh us down. We can rise up!


This month we practice the virtue of PEACE. We are challenged every day to offer respect, compassion, patience, and understanding to all those we encounter...no exceptions! As we continue to meet the challenges of the COVID pandemic, let's look for opportunities to support one another and be agents of hope.


Let us ask God to bless us all with a renewed hope that gives us the grace and courage to rise up and help others to do the same!


God's blessings,

Ms. Clark

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NO COOKING TONIGHT!

SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL, and join us for a friend-raiser at Panera Bread, and leave the dinner choices to Panera!
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We Need You!

Register for the SKD Gala HERE:


https://skdschool2021gala.ggo.bid

The first 50 people to register for the Saint Katharine Drexel Gala will receive one entry for the $1000 grand prize drawing! Don’t delay. Be sure to register early for our biggest fundraiser of the year and join us virtually on May 7 at 6:30PM. For more details visit our website: https://skdschoolgala.weebly.com

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Late Morning Arrival- IMPORTANT

As reminder, the school bell rings at 8:15am. Our morning drop off begins at 7:45am. If your child is late, you must get out of the car with your child and enter the foyer to sign your child in.

Attendance Policy

If your child will be absent from school, either in-person or virtually, a phone call to the school is necessary on the morning of the absence. Please call the Main Office at 215-357-4720 to report the absence. A phone call from the parent/guardian serves as verification of the absence if made on or before the day of the absence. We have also allowed parents to call their students in as "Virtual" if the student has been around someone who is COVID-19 positive or if the student is experiencing symptoms. This opportunity is not intended to be used for any other reason, such as if a student prefers to stay home for convenience on a given day. Please help us in ensuring that you only call your student in as "Virtual" for the proper reason.

Visit our Website

Thank you for your patience. Our new and improved website is up and running. Please know we are still in the process of adding information, links, and pictures.


Please check it out, and share with your friends.

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!

FACTS GRANT & AID: MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EITC AND BLOCS FINANCIAL AID.


Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:


https://online.factsmgt.com/aid


Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.

COVID DATA

Covid Update

Week of 4/13: Number of positive staff / student cases = 2

REVISED Symptom Screening Tool

All parents are primarily responsible for monitoring the health of their children. While it is our intention to remain open for the entire school year, parents are expected to do their part and keep their children home when they are sick.


Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.

Health and Safety Reminders

As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.

  1. Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands

  2. Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home

  3. Maintain appropriate physical distance

  4. NO SLEEPOVERS

  5. No small or large social gatherings

  6. Monitor your health on a daily basis.

Free Money for Our School

Please be sure to participate in the following to help raise "free" money for our school:

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Giant Rewards
  • Smile Amazon
  • Shoparoo
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Important Dates to Remember

4/22: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day

4/23: Service Dress Down Day

4/30: SKD Spirit Day / Facebook Live 1pm

5/7: NO SCHOOL, SKD Virtual Gala

5/13: Ascension Thursday, Mass 10:30am

5/19: Virtual State of the School Address 7pm

5/20: School May Procession

5/21: Race for Education

5/27: NJHS Talent Show

5/28: NO SCHOOL

5/31: NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Mission Statement

The Mission of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School is to form Catholic leaders through academic excellence, personal discipline, and Christian service.