August 28th, 2020
I am very excited to start this school year and meet everyone! Although this year may not look like a school year we are used to, we will continue to strive to deliver an exceptional, Catholic education to our students. This year will also be a great exercise in a growth mindset. Growth mindset is a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck which describes a mindset that everyone has the ability to grow in intelligence and that effort is an important factor in that mindset. This year will present challenges and difficulties, but the ability to grow and learn will still be the goal each day. My daily goal, as principal at St. Mary School, is to strive to give our students the best day ever, every day!
Also, just a reminder to have Final Forms completed before the first day of school. Emergency contact forms and Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk need to be completed before the first day of school. If your student will require transportation from Vermilion Local Schools, please complete the Transportation Survey below as this is very important for VLS.
Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk
Temperature and Symptoms Checks Reminder
St. Mary School 2020-2021 Reopening Plan
First day 3's - Tuesday, Sept. 15th
AM Preschool start time will be 8:15 instead of 8:30. This is an effort to ensure we have ample time between preschool groups to sanitize the classroom.
AM Schedule - 8:15-11:15
PM Schedule - 12:30-3:30
Face Coverings - Preschool students will be required to have a face covering (mask) at school. However, they are not mandated or required to wear them throughout the day. Our preschool staff will work with our students to understand the purpose and procedure of wearing face coverings and will have the discretion to allow preschool students to not wear face coverings throughout the day. It will be highly encouraged that they wear them while moving through common areas of the school, but with the understanding of student-by-student needs with the face coverings for our preschool students. If there are any questions regarding face coverings please reach out to Mr. Mitchell at email@example.com.
Important! - Transportation Survey
If you have not previously completed the transportation survey, please complete it.
In order to tailor daily school procedures in the midst of this pandemic, it is important for us as a school to know the transportation methods of our students to ensure safe arrival and dismissal procedures can be followed. This information will also help us to work with Vermilion Local Schools to find transportation solutions during the time that VLSD is fully virtual and St. Mary School is continuing in-person instruction. Please take a moment to fill out this survey. Thank you!
First Day of School
Online Learning Option
Masks and Hygiene
Update: students may wear the gaiter scarf type face coverings, although the cloth masks are recommended.
Also, please practice proper hygiene as well. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html for guidelines.
If there are any questions regarding face coverings, please contact Mr. Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 15th - First day of school Preschool 4's
September 15th - First day of School Preschool 3's
September 14th - 25th - Fall MAP Test