You're a Dragon!

Daring greatly in faith, academics, and service since 1960.

Welcome to St. Monica Catholic School

Blessings to you New Dragon Families!!

Greetings from St. Monica!


Thank you for turning in your application and for your patience with us as pioneered through an unknown time that still has us facing many pending decisions for 2020-2021. We just wrapped up our school year and soon you will see highlights of our closing ceremonies on Facebook!!


We say at St. Monica that we DARE GREATLY in faith, academics, and service. Our time alone, yet together, in remote learning during COVID19 has strengthened our community and we are here to get you started!


I am including below as much as I can to get you rolling and most importantly, I am hosting a "Zoom Open House" digitally for you so we can meet all together.


What we do have scheduled to get you acclimated!

We cannot wait to meet you in person and welcome you to YOUR Dragon family.


Save the Dates

  • Principal One on Ones for family meetings and registration specific questions digitally via Zoom Online start Monday, June 8, and will continue through July 31.
  • New Family Orientation will be held digitally via Zoom on Thursday, August 6 at 5:30PM.
  • PreKinder 3 and PreKinder 4 Back to School Night, Wed. Aug. 12, 5PM to 6:30
  • 1st to 4th Grade Back to School Night, Thursday, Aug. 13, 5PM to 6:30PM
  • Middle School Back to School Night, Thursday, Aug. 13, 6PM to 7:30PM
  • First Day of School will be Monday, August 17th



Below is your "starter pack" to get you in the know and make St. Monica your new home.

We still have many unknowns--like an approved full-year calendar for 2020-2021 and our Handbook--due to our adaptations for COVID19 so I will keep you posted ASAP.


Tuition Assistance

Our most time-sensitive item is getting your Tuition Assistance Application completed. All families that will be seeking additional assistance must complete the application by June 20.


COVID 19 Safety Measures


  • We will start school on Aug. 17 in person. We will meet and/or exceed CDC guidelines to ensure your student's safety.
  • Comprehensive safety guidelines will follow in late July including, but not limited to temperature checks, increased cleaning company presence and sanitation, limiting visitors to campus, and following guidelines for classroom sizes and intermixing of student population.
  • VIRTUAL SCHOOL In addition to our traditional in-person school model, we will also be offering the option for any family to register to be entirely virtual for the duration of 2020-2021 for 1st to 8th grade for the school year (at same tuition cost). Details to follow in July.
  • Our faculty and students will onboard in August with online tools and we will ensure 1:1 capacity of devices in the event we need to go online due to state mandates during the year. We kept a 99% attendance rate during our online learning time and will continue to strengthen our virtual experience for a seamless transition if warranted.


We know the past few months have been filled with many questions and adaptations to change to ensure the safety of your families and our communities. We are committed to keeping your student safe and ensuring that learning rooted in faith continues no matter what.



We cannot wait to get the year started with you!


Blessings,


Ms. Salazar | Principal

Summer Office Hours: Visits by Appointment ONLY

Call 210-658-6701 or email office@saintmonica.net to schedule prior to your arrival.


SUMMER OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Monday to Thursday: 8AM to 4PM

Friday: 8AM to 12PM

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How to Ensure a SUCCESSFUL Start as a DRAGON! Follow Steps 1 to 5 below!

Step 1: Tell us more about your family!

Step 2: Turn in all documentation

Required for Enrollment, Due by July 31, 2020

  • Completed Application
  • Birth certificate and baptismal certificate (if applicable).
  • UP TO DATE shot records (either completed or scheduled and verified before 1st day of school).
  • For 1st to 8th Graders: 2 years of academic report cards (this year and prior year) as well as any standardized testing results (STAAR, Iowa, NWEA etc)
  • If applicable, any relevant court documents (i.e. divorce decrees with custody and school rights)
  • If applicable, any academic or behavior support documents from prior school (i.e. IEP, 504 plans, behavior plans).

Application Below, Click to Download

Step 3: Set up a FACTS Account

Tuition Payments on FACTS

  • All of our Tuition Payments must be made through FACTS.
  • FACTS will charge a yearly fee to set up your account, up to $50, depending on your account set up.
  • All fees and tuitions payments will be applied to your account to be deducted on the 15th of the month.
  • Your first charges will be your $60 Enrollment fee PER child AND your FACTS enrollment fee (we do not receive the FACTS fee--it goes to their system)
  • You will be billed your $225 Registration to be paid by Aug. 15. You may pay this at any time before---if you need this divided, let our bookkeeper know.
  • Your first tuition payment will be due July 15 (11 Month) or August 15 (10 Month) depending on if you chose a 10-month payment or 11-month payment plan.


Billing Errors or Need an Alternate Draft Date?


If you ever see any error, need a different date to deduct payments, need an alternate payment plan or need clarification, please contact bookkeeper@saintmonica.net (Ms. Rosa) and cc Ms. Salazar at asalazar@saintmonica.net.


We know life happens so if there are ever any changes to your financial status or you need additional assistance, please contact Ms. Salazar immediately.

How do I set up a FACTS account for tuition?

Step 4: If Needed, Apply for Tuition Assistance, by June 30

Tuition Assistance Application due by June 30, 2020

Below you will find the link for Archdiocesan Hope for the Future Tuition Assistance.


1) PreK to 8th Grade MUST complete the application if you will be seeking Tuition Assistance.


  • PreK 3 and PreK 4 does not qualify for Archdiocesan Assistance. You will NOT receive Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance and will be denied by Hope for the Future. We will use your application to determine if our in house tuition assistance can support your needs.
  • Kinder to 8th Grade will go through the Archdiocesan Hope for the Future process. We will then see if our in house resources allow for more funding.
  • The application will charge a $35 fee. We do not receive this fee and the funding goes directly to FACTS. If the fee is keeping you from applying, please email asalazar@saintmonica.net for assistance.


2) You will need:


  • 2018 OR 2019 tax documents along with your most recent W-2
  • You may take pictures of their tax docs with their phone and upload those pictures directly into their FACTS application.
  • If you have experienced any loss due to COVID19 please indicate on your application and include your furlough letter, termination letter or pay stubs indicating loss of hours.


3) Should you need assistance editing your application you can contact the FACTS parent line at 1-866-412-4637.


4) Be sure to select St. Monica Catholic School, Converse, TX when applying.

Step 5: Sign up for Family Meeting with our Principal on Zoom

Questions?

School Uniforms: TBD, Do not Purchase Yet

Our families purchase uniforms at Flynn O'Hara

The store has been temporarily closed for COVID--19. Once open, we will develop a plan for uniforms. We LOVE our uniforms; however we also know many families are facing hardships at this time.


We are considering making parts of the uniform optional for 2020-2021 as our families readjust financially from COVID-19.


I will keep you updated and for now, there is no need to order. I will let you know when the store reopens and our plans moving forward.

School Uniform Cheat Sheet

What do I wear and when? Download below! Thank you to our PTC for making this document for us.

Please be sure to visit Flynn O'Hara at 2108A NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78213 to purchase and try on uniform

Thank you for joining our Dragon Family!

We can't wait to dare greatly with you in faith, academics and service!

St. Monica Catholic School

Daring greatly in faith, academics, and service since 1960.