Sacred Heart Weekly Update

November 9, 2020

Continuous Enrollment

Dear Sacred Heart families;

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. It may seem early, but we are beginning to plan for next school year. After signing the tuition agreement for the 2020-2021 school year, enrollment in future years is continuous and tuition agreements will carry over each year until graduation. This means that you will no longer have to complete the enrollment process each year, unless you have a new child entering the school. This will be a huge time-saver for you in future years and it will help us be more efficient and more fiscally responsive. No action is needed at this time, unless your child will not be returning next school year, in which case, please notify the school in writing by January 15th.

Registration Fee and Tuition: An annual non-refundable $50 per student registration fee will be charged to your TADS account, on or around February 15th for students who are enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year at Sacred Heart Catholic School. Families will be notified by February 1st each year with any changes to tuition rates and fees. It is the responsibility of each family to then adjust account information (i.e. address, phone number, emails) and payment plans (one, two, or 10 monthly payments) through TADS each spring.

Tuition Agreements (Action needed in spring): Once tuition agreements generate in TADS this spring, parents will be notified via email (from TADS) to sign their tuition agreement which will carry forward until student graduation.

Once the registration fee is charged and paid through TADS, a place will be reserved for each student. However, acceptance of the registration fee does not guarantee admission for the following year. Continuous enrollment will be based on a family’s good standing in meeting financial obligations to the school as well as meeting compulsory attendance obligations as defined in our School Handbook.

If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact Karen Bursey at 763-285-6255.


Karen Bursey


Free lunches will end on November 30th-----Parents will be charged for lunch in December

We will return to regular PAID lunches on December 1st and the remainder of the year.

Don't forget to order your December lunches. We only have "extra" lunches if someone is absent.

The December menu will be ready soon.

Transportation - Bussing is delayed

Robbinsdale School District has decided to continue with distance learning so there will be no bussing for Sacred Heart. I am assuming this will go through January or longer.

Our plan is to continue in-person learning unless the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Mpls. makes a decision. Things have been going well at Sacred Heart Catholic School so I do not see us making any changes at this time.

CDC Change in Definition of "Contact"

There has been a change by the CDC in the definition of "contact". The old definition defined contact as "being within six feet of any person who tested positive for COVID-19 for a continuous 15-minute period." The new definition is "being within six feet of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative time of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period."
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Believe and Read Virtual Kindergarten Preview

CSCOE has planned a virtual kindergarten preview on November 17 at 8 pm so parents can learn more about our Believe & Read program. Hear from Catholic school parents, teachers, and principals about the impact of the Believe and Read program on their emerging readers in kindergarten through second grade.

Sacred Heart Catholic school is one of 33 Catholic schools in the archdiocese using this program. We encourage parents to log in to learn more, especially our 4 year old PreK parents.

Register here:

Or watch live on CSCOE's Facebook page

We are starting to enroll new kindergarteners and new students, grade 1-8, starting in November!

Our future Sacred Heart Rams

This year, Pat Moore had SHCS baby blankets made for all our new arrivals to our family. Check it out. They are so cute.

Gavin, grade 4, and his new twin baby sisters.

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Hiring: Temporary lunchroom aide

We are looking for a short term lunchroom aide on Wednesdays and Fridays from November 12-early January. Hours: 10:30-12:30 pm.

Please contact Karen Bursey for more information.

Christmas Wreath Orders and Delivery

We want to thank you so much for taking part in the Christmas Fundraiser!

You will be able to pick up your orders will be on Friday, November 20, ALL DAY and again on Saturday, November 21, from 9 until Noon.

Thanks again for all of your efforts!

Bud Heifort and Pat Moore, Wreath Chairs

Our Condolences

Sending prayers to Brianna, grade 6, and Sophie, grade 2, on the loss of their grandmother.

Sacred Heart sends your family healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Week at a Glance

****Support the NEAR Food Shelf and bring a non-perishable food item.

****Don't forget to order November lunches!


Spirit Day---Students may wear spirit wear shirts with uniform pants/shorts/skorts


Mass grades 3/4 Wear mass uniform

8th grade election--students vote

2:10 pm Sterling Karate - gym


Mass grades 1/7 Wear mass uniform


Mass grades 2/5 Wear mass uniform


Mass grades 6/8 Wear mass uniform

Poinsettia orders due in school office.

Mark your Calendar:

Nov. 18 SAC meeting

Nov. 23 Non-uniform day for all students/staff

Nov. 24 End of trimester 1

Nov. 24 NO SCHOOL -Time for teachers to do report cards

Nov. 25-27 Happy Thanksgiving-NO SCHOOL

November mental health and wellness with Dr. Jules Nolan---HER SESSIONS ARE EXCELLENT!

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Online Learning Expectations for all students that join Zoom classes

The teachers have created the following expectations for all students that are distance learning at home. We feel that these expectations provide the best learning experience for your child at home.
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November lunches are ready to order-ALL STUDENTS MAY EAT FOR FREE

School code---SH244

Remember all students qualify for free lunch through Dec. 31st or when funds run out you simply have to pre-order student lunches on Boonli.

If you want to order "milk only" or a "large" entree or an "extra slice" of pizza, your account will be charged at check out time.

Sign up to Volunteer---Treat Thursday for Staff

Volunteer to provide treats for teachers for all the hard work they are doing each day. Thank you for the many families that have already signed up.

Go to "Sign Up" to choose a Thursday listed to bring in treats. Note: SignUp will be ready to go later today.


1-2 dozen treats and/or beverages are needed for the 20 staff in the building. Store bought items please. You can choose a theme to inspire contributions (…”We’re Bananas for You!”…”Thanks for being so SWEET to our kids!”…”CHEERS to our teachers!”…”You’re the Apple of our Eyes!”…).

Or simply something you choose is great too! Kids can drop off donations with Mrs. Bowback at the front desk. Thanks for helping support our great staff at SHCS!

Hiring a part time technology teacher

We are hiring for a K-8 technology teacher to help teach students technology skills such as keyboarding, Google Classroom, Google docs, sheets, websites, iMovie, coding, etc.

Qualifications: Technology expertise, 4 year degree, good communication skills, organized, and love to work with all ages of students.

All inquires, please contact Karen Bursey @ 763-537-1329

Box Tops for Education-Help earn money for Sacred Heart Catholic School

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state of the art technology to scan your store receipt. Find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings.

Find the Box Tops for Education app and search for Sacred Heart by our zip code---55422.

COVID-19 Decision Tree for Schools/Childcare

This diagram will help you determine when your child should stay home and return to school when sick.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Mission Statement

Sacred Heart Catholic School is committed to instilling high moral standards rooted in Catholic teachings. We are dedicated to educating the whole child through an integrated C-STEM curriculum. In collaboration with our families, parish, and local community, we maximize individual potential to ensure students are prepared to meet the challenges in the world as disciples of Jesus.