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Sacred Heart Weekly Digital Newsletter - January 11, 2021


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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Sacred Heart Families,

We are excited to welcome our students back to campus and to onsite instruction beginning Tuesday of this week. While remote learning can be challenging on many fronts our teachers and support staff did an amazing job providing structured instructional sessions and relevant independent work for our students. You, our parents, also deserve an immense amount of credit for working and sacrificing so much to support the learning process during these two weeks of remote learning.

We return to onsite instruction with some new and important guidance from the State of Ohio. The new guidance gives schools more latitude on quarantining and reinforces the importance and need for strict mask wearing. We will be reminding the students of these guidelines and we ask that parents continue to reinforce this with them as well. More information can be found below.

See you all on Tuesday!

In Christ,

Mr. C

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The Man in the Picture

A man is looking at a photograph of someone. His friend asks who it is. The man replies, “Brothers and sisters, I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who was in the photograph?

Leave your answer in the box on Mr. C's office door or email him with your answer. If emailing make sure the subject line says "Mr. C Challenge".


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Monday - Independent Work Day

Teachers will be emailing parens and students regarding independent work for Monday, January 11th. Students should check their Google Classroom for assigned work.

Mr. C will also have a short morning announcement which can be found in the the Religion Class Stream of Google Classroom or visit Mr. C's Youtube page.

Returning School Materials Early - Do Not Return Chromebooks or iPads Early

The school lobby will be open from 2:00 - 5:00 on Monday, January 11th if parents wish to lighten their child's load by bringing back some of the materials early.

For grades K-7, tables will be available in the school lobby and mezzanine to drop off materials early if needed. WE ASK THAT NO DIGITAL ITEMS LIKE CHROMEBOOKS AND iPADS BE RETURNED EARLY. Students should bring these devices with them to school on Tuesday.

Free Hot Lunch will Continue

It was recently announced by Wadsworth Schools that the federal free breakfast and lunch program that was set to expire at the end of December has been extended through the rest of this school year, provided the federal funding lasts that long. As a result, all students remain eligible for free breakfast and lunch through our last day of school unless we are otherwise informed.

Parents do not need to do anything for this. Your child simply needs to notify their teacher in the morning if they will be taking lunch that day.

Lunches for the week of January 11th

Monday - No Onsite Instruction

Tuesday - Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday - Pasta w/ Meat Sauce

Thursday - Grilled Cheese

Friday - Pizza Hut Pizza

Understanding Ohio's New Guidance Related to COVID-19 and Schools

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Calendar Information

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Click Below to Download Calendar

Transportation for Friday, January 15th

Wadsworth City Schools will not be in session next Friday, Jan.15th. If you need bussing for this day, you must contact Erica Motz at:

Please do this as soon as possible so that she has ample time to put the route together.


General School News

Enrollment for 2021-22

We will soon have information regarding Enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. Information will be emailed directly to school families as well as posted here in the Paw Prints Newsletter and on our school website.

We are also planning a number of virtual events and special onsite tours for new families for the month of February. If you know of any family interested in attending Sacred Heart of Jesus School please have them contact the school office for more information.

Subscribe and Notification Bell

Mr. C will continue to routinely post videos for Sacred Heart students and families every week or two so subscribe to his Youtube page and don't forget to hit the bell to receive notifications when new videos are posted.
Mr. C's Youtube Page

Daily announcements and other school related videos from Mr. C


We welcome long time substitute teacher and alumna of Sacred Heart, Mrs. Tricia Easton as she assumes the role of interim art teacher. We continue our search to fill the position of Art Teacher for grades PreK-8 for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

If you know of anyone who may be interested please have them contact the main office or email to

Substitute Teachers Needed

With our goal of remaining in person and providing onsite instruction it is essential we maintain a list of substitute teachers to provide instruction should staff be quarantined. While we have several individuals on our sub list currently we are activitly seeking to expand this list. If you know of anyone currently certified to substitue teach or interested in being certified please have them contact Mr. Czaplicki at

Recess Monitor Volunteers Needed

Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Our ability to expand activities for our students is impacted by the number of adults on the playground.

Though COVID-19 guidelines require schools to restrict access to the building which includes volunteers, there are exceptions for select individuals who would consistently provide assistance in a situation like the playground. If you are able to volunteer on a regular and consistent basis please contact Mrs. Sobnosky with your days of availablility. Times would be 11:15 - 12:30.

Are you a Videographer or do you know one?

We are currently looking for someone who is willing to help SHS create a promotional video for the school that highlights the many unique and amazing aspects about our school community, it's staff and students. If you have a background in videography or know someone that does, and would be willing to donate time and energy towards this endeavor please contact Mr. Czaplicki at or Mrs. Gegick at


Resources Related to COVID-19

Quarantine Update

In recent days the CDC and the Medina County Health Department have published a revised set of quarantine guidelines. We are evaluating these recommendations but in the meantime we are continuing to follow the previously required and still highly recommended quarantine protocols related to COVID-19. This includes a 14 day quarantine for those who are determined to be a close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19.

New Contact Tracing Guidelines

The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, according to a CDC.

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COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process

Screening for symptoms at home and at school

As our students have returned to the classroom for on-site learning here at Sacred Heart one of the things our families must do is to screen their children each morning. This is done to ensure that your child is healthy and not exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below. For situations where a child has the symptoms listed below they must remain home.

  • One low risk symptom - Parent monitors and child returns to school when symptom clears.
  • Two or more low risk symptoms OR one high risk symptom - Child and siblings will remain home until sick child is cleared by doctor. Note from the doctor is required prior to your child returning to school.

Low Risk
  • Fever of over 100 °F

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

High Risk
  • New Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Loss of taste/smell

Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home.

These guidelines should be followed by parents health screening their children each morning.

While it is understood that there are no guarantees in preventing COVID-19 cases in our building, we all can take steps to help mitigate the spread. These procedures and policies will not necessarily be easy and will require effort and sacrifice on all our parts. We thank you in advance for assisting us to keep our school as safe and healthy as possible.

Planning for a Quarantine

While efforts are being made to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our school the possibility still exists. We know that a student or staff member may test positive for COVID-19 at some point and if this happens, the contact tracing process will be implemented. This process is explained in detail by the CDC in a link that can be found below. Families are asked to establish a plan now in the event that your child would need to quarantine.

Currently, our staff has been, and will continue to plan for quarantine. This includes items like the recruitment of substitute teachers and establishment of remote learning options and procedures.

We appreciate your help in planning for this option should it arise. As always, feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Fortunato, if you have any further questions.


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