SAS Parent Newsletter

September 19, 2020

Installation of Bishop Edward Malesic

This week marks an important moment in the Diocese of Cleveland as we welcome the installation of Bishop Edward Malesic. Bishop Malesic will now oversee and lead the 185 parishes located in the Diocese of Cleveland, including its educational institutions. As we continue to learn more about Bishop Malesic, his journey to priesthood recognizes the importance of listening to God's calling and following the way of Jesus. He reinforces this message to young people in his homily from his installation, which I have included below and encourage all families to watch.

As I reflect upon the message from his homily, I continually connect his message to this year's school theme of, "Step by step, He will lead us." In times of such great challenges, burdens, and uncertainty, we must face these obstacles with trust, courage, hope, and unity. We must never lose sight that God has a plan for all of us and we must follow Jesus as He will show us the way.

Again, I encourage all families to watch the 20 minute video. To learn more about Bishop Malesic, follow this link.

Bishop Malesic's Installation Homily

PE Uniforms

Parents, beginning on September 21, your child will be receiving points for wearing their PE uniform on their assigned days. Failure to have the proper uniform will result in a deduction of points.

The PE uniform may be ordered at Please note that this is the only PE uniform that may be worn this year. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Mrs. Waszkowski

Traffic Cameras

This week we were informed that starting September 18, traffic cameras will be installed in all the Catholic school zones in Parma and by Normandy High School. If you speed or accelerate, you will receive a camera ticket in the mail and the fine will be doubled because it is in a school zone. Just a reminder to drive safe!

Reminders: Wash Your Mask and Morning Arrival

Just a reminder, masks should be rotated daily and washed regularly. Also, please remember to wait until your child receives clearance to enter the building before pulling away at drop off.

All in all, these are rather minor issues and I would like to thank families for their cooperation with all of the procedures. Keep up the great work!

MAP Testing

Starting on Monday, we will be participating in MAP testing over the next three weeks. These scores are used to determine the educational needs of students. Students participating in remote learning will also be required to take these assessments. More detailed information will go out on Monday with directions and expectations.

Camera Update

Thank you for all your patience as we wait for our new cameras to be installed in classrooms. We have good news and the cameras are scheduled to be installed on Tuesday. We may have a few minor hiccups as we become accustom to the new technology, but I do anticipate the transition will be smooth.

October Updates

Virtual Conferences - Week of October 5

Due to the restrictions with the pandemic, we will be hosting virtual parent teacher conferences this fall. Conferences will begin October 5th and more information will be sent out from homeroom teachers regarding their plan for scheduling.

Providence House - Gift of Giving (All Month)

Traditionally, around Christmas, we coordinate a Giving Tree for the Providence House. Recognizing the end of November and December can be difficult for families financially, we have decided to move the donations for our Giving Tree to the entire month of October. We still intend to deliver the donations in late November, but felt this change would relieve the burden of our families while also generating more donations for Providence House. We will have more detailed information going out in our next newsletter.

Trunk or Treat & Pancake Breakfast

Due to the structure of Trunk or Treat and Pancake Breakfast, we are announcing these events have been cancelled for this year. Logistically, these events are extremely difficult to coordinate under the current circumstance and we hope to bring them back next year. Thank you for your understanding with this decision.