Important Update!


Welcome Back, Students!

Well, folks, I am happy to report that ALL STUDENTS will be back for full day, in-person instruction beginning Monday (Feb. 1st). Since we are at 336 cases per 100,000, we are under the threshold of 350/100,000 for COVID. In addition to the numbers from the Health Department, the latest CDC guidance shows that schools are some of the safest places to be, as long as masks, hand washing, social distancing, and other precautions are in place...which they are at HRBA. The toll (academic, social/emotional, etc.) this remote learning is taking on so many of our children is heavy, so it makes the most sense to get them in to school (and keep them there), if at all possible. We look forward to seeing all of our kiddos back on site this Monday. Drop off for Pre-K and K remains from 7:30 - 8, with pick up from 2:30 - 3. For students in grades 1 - 8, drop off will be from 7:45 - 8:15, with pick up at 3 pm (students must be picked up by 3:15 pm, as there is no extended care). The guidance we are receiving from the Health Department says that, whenever possible, once students are back to in-person instruction, we should not pull them back to remote. So, even if the numbers continue to fluctuate to at or just above 350/100,000, I do not anticipate having to go remote again. Naturally, this always depends on situations and guidance we are required to follow but this is the plan. Thank you all for your patience and thank you to the teachers, as well...flexibility is the key to COVID.

See you next week! Please read all of the details on Catholic Schools Week below!


Katie Dempsey

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Plans for Catholic Schools Week - Please Read Each Day's Plans

This upcoming week is Catholic Schools Week. It will be a fun, eventful week to celebrate Catholic education, our kids, our staff, and our families! Here is the plan:

SUNDAY - Open House at the school from 9:30 am - 12 pm (After the 9 am and 10 am masses at St. Martin of Tours). We will have students speaking at both masses. Also, we will have parent ambassadors giving tours of our school and handing out goodie bags to the visitors. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer service hours.

MONDAY - Theme is "Community Service". To honor this, it will be a PAY2DRESS day. Students who bring $2 each can wear free dress on Monday. No ripped jeans or inappropriate sayings on shirts/sweatshirts. If students do not want to pay the $2, they can wear their uniforms. This is also the first day for re-registration for current families. We will send more info out Sunday or Monday on this process.

TUESDAY - Theme is "Parent Appreciation Day". To honor this, we will be handing out coffee and donuts to parents at morning drop-off! Students need to wear the regular uniform.

WEDNESDAY - Theme is "Staff/Teacher Appreciation Day". We will be arranging a lunch for the staff/teachers. Feel free to thank them yourselves, too! Students need to wear the regular uniform.

THURSDAY - Theme is "Grandparent/Special Person Appreciation Day". Students can invite grandparents or a special person to join them for mass. If we have a lot of people coming, we may need to have the kids with grandparents attend mass and the others watch it live stream in the classroom. To be determined...Please help us determine a head count by signing up at: Students need to wear the regular uniform for mass.

****REMINDER: This is a noon dismissal day for grades 1 - 8, so grandparents can take the kiddos home directly after 11 am mass if they wish. Conferences are from 1 pm - 5 pm on Zoom.

FRIDAY - Theme is "Student Appreciation Day". Students will be allowed to wear free dress (without paying the $2).

*****REMINDER: This is a noon dismissal day for grades 1 - 8. Conferences are from 1 pm - 5 pm on Zoom.

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