St. Barnabas Elementary School
What a great first few days of school. It is great to have our school doors open once again. The smiles and laughter throughout the building is truly a blessed feeling.
Thank you to all for your patience this week with arrival and dismissal. We are hopeful that we have found our rhythm.
After school will begin on Monday. If you have not registered for the monthly program and would like to- please submit the registration on Monday so that we can accommodate accordingly. If you have completed a registration form and indicated services as needed, we request that you inform the school by Sunday afternoon for the upcoming week. In an effort to plan accordingly for COVID regulations, we need to ensure the proper accommodations. As soon as restrictions are lifted, we can accommodate drop-ins.
Afterschool pick up- (Program ends at 5:45pm)
Grades K-8 pick up at the Cafeteria entrance located on 241st street near the main entrance to the school.
PreK- pick up at the gym doors until 4pm, then pick up at the Cafeteria entrance located on 241st street near the main entrance to the school.
On Sunday, you will receive a Google Health Survey, please complete the form either Sunday evening or Monday morning BEFORE your child(ren) arrive to school. There will be one form for PreK and one form for K-8. Each child must have a form completed.
Please see attached for the 2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook.
Please see below for a special message remembering 9/11 from Superintendent Deegan.
Should you need to reach me for anything, please email me at email@example.com or call (718) 324-1088.
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13th- After School Program begins, Bus service begins, Lunch services begins
17th - No School for K - 8, Pre-K in session
21st- Virtual Back to School Night (All grades)
27th - MAP Assessments Begin
10/1- 11:30am dismissal K-8, PK regular school day
COVID Weekly Health Screening
Each week you will be required to complete the Weekly Health Self-Screening Google Form on behalf of your child(ren) before entering the school building Monday mornings.
Surveys should be completed Sunday evening or Monday mornings by 7am.
The Google Forms will begin September 13th
Year at a Glance- Tentative Calendar
Please see the attached Tentative Year at a Glance. Monthly Calendars will be sent home throughout the school year. Last Updated 8/23/21.
When arriving at school, students should line up 3 feet apart at their given entrance (see updated map attached). Students will have their temperature checked at the door before entering the school building. No student will be allowed to enter if they have a fever. All of the designated entrance doors to the school will open at 8:00am. Student should be seated in homeroom ready to begin at 8:15am with morning prayer.
Students will exit the building at their designated exit locations. ( Please refer to the updated map attached.) Students not picked up within 5 minutes of their dismissal times will report to after-school and fees will be incurred. Students attending after-school will report to their designated rooms.
After-School Pick Up Procedures-TBD
Once the new year begins on September 8th, only students and staff will be permitted inside the school building. Parents will not be allowed to enter the building. If you need anything from the school, please call Ms. Linda in the main office at 718-324-1088.
All students must wear a mask while in school. Mask breaks and fresh air breaks will be instituted throughout the school day for every child.
Please be advised that no one should be parking in St. Barnabas High School or St Barnabas Elementary School parking lots. These lots are reserved for faculty and staff. Cars are subject to tow.
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Pre-Kindergarten/Early Childhood at SBEB...
Please see below for PK Back to School Letters which contain important information for all PreK parents.
As we are getting ready to go back to school, the Early Childhood Social Work team had prepared some helpful information for the families on different topics. Attached please find four newsletters with information/tips about Potty Training, Self-help Skills, Separations Anxiety and Transition from Home to School.
September's lunch menu and UPDATED SBES Map attached below for your reference.
Registration forms will be distributed the first day of school and will be due Friday, September 10th. Morning program will not begin until Monday, October 4th.
Due to limited space and teacher/student ratio, at this time we will be surveying students in Kindergarten- Grade 8.
Parent Referral Incentive:
The following credit will be applied to the referring Parent’s 2021-22 Smart Tuition account and will appear on the family’s February billing statement:
· A one-time tuition credit of $250 for each new family registered in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8, for any referring Parent whose outreach and referral efforts result in a new family registering their child(ren) at any Regional School in the Archdiocese of New York in Full-Day Pre-K 3 or 4 (not UPK) and Grades K-8 for the 2021-22 school year and remaining in good standing with the school through February 1, 2022.
· The referring Parent must
o Refer the prospective family to the school for a virtual meeting with the school principal, or his/her designee, and
o Complete and sign this referral form on or before the time of the virtual meeting with the principal to initiate the referral process. Referral forms received after the virtual meeting will not be accepted.
· The prospective family must be NEW to the school in Grades K-8, OR have a student enrolled on a full time basis in a Pre K (non UPK) program; returning families are not covered by this Program.
· The referral credit for the referring Parent will be applied to their tuition bill in time for the February billing statement provided that:
o The new family’s child has continued to be enrolled in the school through February 1, 2022, and
o The referring family has remained current on their tuition payments.
Lunch at SBES- Kindergarten- Grade 8
St. Barnabas Elementary School has partnered with Division Food Service Management and MySchoolAccount.com for the managing of our lunch pre- order service and payments for the 2021-2022 school year. Please see the attached Parent Welcome Letter for more information on how to place your order. (Student Id numbers are provided from the vendor- Lunch service to begin September 13th) If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Nicole Cestra at the email listed below: Nicole@Division-Hospitality.Com or 646-523-2028.
NEW students- please call Nicole to assist with your account set up.
Physicals and Immunizations
As a reminder, every student must have an updated physical on file each school year. ALL students must have up-to-date immunization records and a physical exam form completed each school year. For convenience, all forms are linked below. Please note that all NYC Pre-K students, under the age of 5 by December 31, 2021, will need to have a current flu vaccine on file. For those students that require an inhaler, or other medications such as an epipen, to be administered in school, I have linked the medical administration forms.
This year’s TACHS Test will once again be an online, at-home, remote test which will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021. Students will be required to have a device that is equipped with a webcam and is compatible with Chrome browser along with access to the internet. For security purposes, upon registration parents will be notified that their child will be recorded during the test and asked to sign or check an agreement. At the end of the test, flagged recordings will be reviewed by a trained proctor for any suspicious activity. Please be advised that the test will not be available for IPads and/or cell phones.
Registration will open on Monday, August 23rd and run through Sunday, October 24th until 5PM.
Please see below for Student Handbook and Registration Instructions. These can also be found on the TACHS website.
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St. Barnabas Elementary School
Through an enriched curriculum, complete with after-school offerings, St. Barnabas provides the tools and teaches the skills necessary for future success. In the way of Jesus, our children are taught the discipline, charity and grace of our Lord.