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Happy Wednesday!

Some Important Items for the Week:

It has been a wild couple of days with the rain, the wind, and conferences! I hope that things went well on our first ever Zoom conference for your child. Please know that we are here at any time to answer questions, so you do not need to wait until conference time if you have any concerns that you would like to address about your child's academics, behavior, or any other topic. I am grateful to the teachers for all of their work in preparing for and leading these important check-ins to convey the progress of our children. I am also grateful to the parents for being a partner in your child's education!

We have received a few items for you to pick up as soon as you have time. First off, the greens and plants are here from Windmill Gardens. Please pick yours up asap. They are on the stage and you can check in with Ms. Nina to pick them up. If you like their product, they are located in Sumner and have a storefront presence at: www.windmillgardens.com. Thank you for all who took part in this great new fundraiser, even though it was very quick! Also, student photo packets are here. They can be picked up from the front desk when your child comes in for cohorts.

Speaking of cohorts, people have asked if there will be any changes to cohorts or other parts of our academic schedule, with the recent announcements from the Governor. The answer is no...for now. There have not been any changes made for the K-12 setting. So, we can continue as is with our cohorts/hybrid model and onsite Pre-K and K. We do ask you to help us keep COVID out of our community by:

  • Staying in the parking lot to make sure that your child clears the health screening when dropping him/her off for cohorts. Once cleared, you may leave.
  • Making sure to keep sick students home, based on the COVID chart from the Dept of Health
  • 14 Day quarantine after trips (scroll down for the recent travel advisory from the Governor)

We are hopeful that Dr. Chen and Governor Inslee will keep things as is, in spite of the growing case numbers. While we would love the kids at school full-time, at least what we have now is better than full remote!

Two last items...

First off, I want to thank everyone for supporting our Annual Fund through your important donation. It allows us to continue offering this amazing education to all families, regardless of their financial circumstances. Secondly, please do not forget to apply for the Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant for the 2020-21 school year. We need you to do this if you require ANY financial assistance. If you pay the full tuition amount, you do NOT need to apply. The deadline is right around the corner and documents need to be uploaded and verified, so don't delay. Do this today! Scroll down for more details on this and don not hesitate to contact Ms. Nina if you need assistance.

Thank you for all you do and have a wonderful rest of the week. Join us for mass at 3:15 pm TODAY if you can!


Katie Dempsey


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Upcoming Events:

Next Week and Beyond:
  • Wed, Nov. 18th - Go Cart racing with Fr. Michael for the 8th graders to test out their go cart (1 - 3 pm), School Mass at 3:15 pm TODAY instead of Thursday...this week only (Hosted by 5th Grade). All are welcome.
  • Thurs, Nov. 19th - No School Mass Today
  • Tues, Nov. 24th - Pre-K and K Camp is IN SESSION (Regular Hours)
  • Wed, Nov. 25th - No School for Thanksgiving Break
  • Thurs, Nov. 26th - No School for Thanksgiving Break, Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10 am in the Church
  • Fri, Nov. 27th - No School for Thanksgiving Break
  • Fri, Dec. 4th - End of Trimester 1
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Travel Advisory!

From The Office of the Governor (Nov. 13, 2020):

The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in many states and countries. Persons arriving in Washington from other states, or Washingtonians returning from other states or countries, could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread. To learn more about the risk that travel itself poses for COVID-19 exposure, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page on travel risks.

Travel Advisory for Non-Essential Travel:

1. Persons arriving in Washington from other states or countries, including returning Washington residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival. These persons should limit their interactions to their immediate household. This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel.

2. Washingtonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non-essential travel to other states or countries. Avoiding travel can reduce the risk of virus transmission and bringing the virus back to Washington.


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Tuition Assistance Grants for 2021-22

For all families who are receiving ANY financial assistance (through the school and/or through Fulcrum), you MUST apply for the Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant for the 2021-22 school year in order to continue receiving ANY tuition assistance. If a family pays the full tuition amount, with NO discounts, they do NOT need to apply. If you have questions about whether or not to apply or how to do it, please contact Ms. Nina at office@holyrosarybilingual.org or call 253-272-7012. You will apply through FACTS at: https://online.factsmgt.com

Important Info:

  • Click on the following link: https://online.factsmgt.com (either enter your acct or create a new one)
  • All applications must be received AND verified (with all necessary tax and other documents uploaded and received by Fulcrum) by Dec. 11th.
  • Tax returns or W2s are required to verify applications
  • Please include all expenses because this helps to qualify you against your income
  • Notifications will be made in late Feb or early March.
  • The amount for each child who qualifies is $1300 for the school year
  • The processing fee for the application is $29 and must be paid to complete the process
  • Whether you think you will qualify or not, you MUST apply in order to request ANY financial assistance through the school for the 2021-22 school year.
  • Don't miss the deadline!
  • Please, please, please contact Ms. Nina with ANY questions. We are here to help!!