From the Principal's Desk

August 30, 2020

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THEME - CALLED TO BE SAINTS...EVERYDAY HEROES

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WELCOME BACK

Dear Sacred Heart School Families,


I can't believe it but were are within days of returning to school and I am so excited! Our classrooms are decorated and student materials are prepped. We are putting the final touches on a number of our other instructional spaces and while not everything is exactly as we would like, we could not be more excited to have our students back on campus. In this edition we have included a number of items important to our return this week. Parents are urged to read the attached documents and review them with their children.


I look forward to meeting you all this week at our orientation sessions and for classes on Thursday and Friday.


Have a blessed week!


In Christ,


Mr. C

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Family Orientation

Each day has a set number of time slots to help limit the traffic through the building. Families are asked to:


  1. Arrive with parents and their students that are attending Sacred Heart only
  2. Wear a mask when entering and exiting the building as well as in the building itself
  3. Adhere to proper physical distancing in the hallways and in the classroom
  4. Remain outside in the hallway if another family is in the classroom
  5. Limit your time in your child's classroom to no more than 10 minutes.


We are very much looking forward to seeing all our families at this time.



If you have any questions please contact the school office.

First Day(s)

STUDENTS IN GRADES K-8 BEGIN ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY BASED ON AN ALPHABETICAL SPLIT.


  • Students with the last name A-L will come to school on Thursday, September 3rd.
  • Students with the last name M-Z will come to school on Friday, September 4th.

Aftercare Supervisor & Recess Monitors Needed

We are still in need of an Aftercare Supervisor. At this time we are unable to offer aftercare unless one or two individuals can be found to supervise aftercare each night. If you or someone you know would be interested in this PAID position please contact Lisa Kelly at likelley@edu.shswadsworth.org


Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Though COVID-19 guidelines ask 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 or Mr. Czaplicki.

Updated School Calendar & NEW LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Famlies will soon receive an updated copy of the school calendar. Some dates are still yet to be determined. No significant changes have been made to our break schedules at this time. This calendar may need to be revised as the year progresses.


Our new last day of school will be Friday June 4th.

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Recent Health Updates

County Health Department STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE of Home Health Checks & KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME

In our meeting this past week the county health director again stressed the importance of conducting home health checks and KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME.


As students return 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 following symptoms:


  • Fever of over 100 °F

  • Chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home for a quarantine period as directed by local health guidelines.


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.

MORE Updates from the Medina County Health Department

This past Thursday, Mrs. Fortunado, our school nurse and I attended an in-depth presentation on reopening schools this fall. The meeting was specifically for school nurses and administrators and more clearly laid out a number of policies and procedures endorsed and recommended by the county. This presentation was truly helpful in answering and clarifying a number of important items essential to schools who will be offering site-based programs.


Below you will find our COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process

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Many Thanks to Our St. Vincent DePaul Society for the Donation of Backpacks and School Supplies

Donated Back Packs with School Supplies Available - Contact the School Office if needed

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Important Fall Paperwork

Attached below are a number of documents related to families returning to Sacred Heart this fall. These documents will be signed and returned to school during orientation week or by the first day of school. They have been included here for your review. Copies will be available for signing when you come to orientation.

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If You Signed Up To Help

A huge thank you to those 23 families that have signed up to help thus far. Now that we have more of our systems and procedures in place someone from our team will be in touch with you this week to follow up.


If you haven't signed up but would like to help, please complete the form by clicking the link below.

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Uniform Modifications for the 2020-21 School Year

Many of you have asked if modifications or changes to the school uniform will take place. Listed below are the changes we are making related to the COVID-19 situation as they pertain to the school uniform.


Gym Uniform K-8:

  • Students will no longer change for gym at school.

  • Students will come to school dressed in their gym uniform and will remain in that uniform for the entire day.

  • All students in grades K-8 will wear a gym uniform this year.

  • The gym uniform will remain the same as it has in years past.

    • Black shorts (August - October 31 & after Spring Break) or sweatpants only. Shorts must be mid-thigh length or longer. Solid red, white or gray t-shirt or sweatshirt. Shirts must be solid in color or SHS spiritwear including CYO shirts and other SHS club shirts. Shirts must have sleeves. From November 1st through Spring Break students must wear black sweatpants.

  • Athletic shoes must be clean.


Masks:

  • Students may express their personal choice for masks so long as styles, designs and images on the mask are appropriate to a Catholic school.

  • Masks should be comfortable to wear and cover the nose and mouth.

  • Students in all grade levels should have a mask every day they attend school and must wear masks upon entering and leaving the building and their classrooms.

  • Specific mask guidelines will be laid out prior to the start of school and may change based on guidance from the State, County and Diocese of Cleveland.


Shoes (ALL): As restrictions related to COVID-19 have added some burdensome changes to families, the shoe guidelines have been relaxed somewhat this year to allow for additional choice and comfort.

  • Shoes should be purchased with safety, durability and comfort in mind.

  • Leather dress shoes must be primarily black, brown, navy or grey.

  • Solid colored, low cut athletic shoes are permitted. Athletic shoes should be primarily white, blue, black or grey. Shoes that have a significant amount of accent color or are multi-colored are not allowed.

  • Shoes with lights, wheels, that are open toed or open heeled, or moccasins are not allowed.

  • Boots are not allowed. Snow boots may not be worn in the classroom.

  • As in previous years, athletic shoes should not be worn on “dress up” days.

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September 26, 2020 Fall Fundraiser

Plan to join us for our Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, September 26th. The event will be held live online and participants will have a chance to bid on a number of wonderful items. A delicious dinner of Italian marinated chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, rolls and butter, and salad will be available for pick up at Houston Hall the day of the event.

Resources Related to COVID-19

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Mr. C Challenge

Here is a summer birthday challenge...good luck!


Samantha was born on December 22nd yet her birthday always falls in the summer. Explain how this is possible.


Click the link below to submit your answer.

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