Crusader Parent and Guardian Update

January 12, 2022

"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness".

Mother Teresa

This Upcoming Week:

Thursday 1/13

Friday 1/14

Monday 1/17

NO SCHOOL MLK Jr. DAY

Tuesday 1/18

Wednesday 1/19

Looking Ahead:

1/17 MLK Jr. Day - No School

1/30- 2/4 Catholic Schools Week

2/4 - Early Dismissal CSW, Tentative Date for CSW School Mass.

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COVID Update

Positive test results continue to be reported to the school office but have leveled off since last week. This can be attributed to our mitigation policies and the support we have received from everyone in the school community. The challenges that we are facing with COVID-19 have no rulebook to follow, every decision we make is for the overall general welfare of the school and the students. We are grateful for Father Brownholtz's support and guidance during this difficult time. Our number one priority to keep our students in school for in-person learning in a safe learning environment.

In all things,

Mr. Schrenk and Mr. Wild


Reminders:


  • Please continue to do health checks before coming to school each day.

  • Please report all positive cases on the day they are received.

  • Students with any symptoms should stay home from school.

  • Any students showing any symptoms will be sent home from school with testing recommended.

  • All mitigation protocols put in place last week will continue this week.



Returning Students:


Students returning from the 5-Day Covid quarantine will have to follow the guidelines for a Modified Quarantine. Students under this mitigation must remain masked at all times and eat lunch separately from unmasked students for another 5 days. The students may eat in the back of their classrooms or in a separate location.


3 in 5 Rule:

With the increase in positive cases continuing over the weekend we will begin to follow the Office of Catholic Education’s guidelines for shutting down a classroom or cohort. To keep it simple, it is the “3 in 5 Rule”. If there are 3 positive cases in 5 days, the classroom will be placed in quarantine and will move to virtual asynchronous and synchronous learning for 5 days.

If this happens:

  • Day One the instruction will be asynchronous with assignments placed on Google Classroom.

  • Day Two through Five will be virtual, synchronous instruction with direct instruction through Zoom.

Vaccination Status- in the coming weeks, we will begin to gather information about the vaccination status of our students. As the pandemic moves into the spring, vaccination status may make a difference when, and if, a class is quarantined under the "3 in 5 Rule".

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CSW 2022

We have begun to plan a COVID safe Catholic Schools Week. It will be a week that celebrates our community, students, parents, and faculty. All of our CSW activities will be following the latest guidance for COVID mitigation. In order to be consistent with our COVID Mitigation Protocols there will be no Open House this year.

CSW Service Project

Once again we will be working with the Parish to collect items for the CODE BLUE SHELTER, a local homeless shelter. Each grade will be assigned items to donate. Information and details will be in next week's update.
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No School Monday

There is no school Monday, January 17th, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Registration for the School Year 2022-2023

Registration for Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten are now open for current families with students already attending our Pre-K programs. Information was sent home this Monday. For more information please contact Mrs. Crozier, hcrozier@sischool.org

Registration for the School Year 2022-2023 Grades 1-8

We will once again be using Rollover Registration for the school year 2022-2023. If you are planning on not returning to St. Ignatius in the fall, you need to let the school know by January 31st. All families will be re-registered on February 1st and the $75 nonrefundable registration fee will be applied to your FACTS account.


If you are not returning or have any questions, please contact Mrs. Crozier, hcrozier@sischool.org

Snow Days Repeat Message

With winter finally here, we have two snow days built into our calendar. If Pennsbury school district is closed due to inclement weather- we will close as well. There may be times that Pennsbury stays open, and we will close, if local conditions warrant. We will communicate closures using the Option C Communication system, both email and text. Please be sure your contact information is up to date.


Please know that if the Archdiocese closes its schools in the city of Philadelphia, that closure does not apply to St. Ignatius.


If we close early, there is no afterschool CARES.

If we open late, there is no before school CARES.

St. Ignatius Awards

Due to the Snow Day last Friday, the St. Ignatius Awards will be presented this Friday.
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General Assembly Meeting

The meeting for January 20th has been postponed in order to provide more time for the business office to prepare their presentation. We will inform you of the new date shortly.


DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO

JAN 28TH ****Snow Date Jan 29th****

Designer Handbag


Click this link to purchase tickets Designer Handbag Bingo Tickets

Ticket Includes:• 1- Bingo Pack (10 Games)• 1- Door prize ticket

Ticket sales limited to 200 attendees to accommodate safe spacing of tables. In order to ensure a seat, please purchase tickets early. The tickets are available to St Ignatius school families, their extended family and friends first and then will be released to parishioners and the community in the first week of January.

$35.00 in advance

$40.00 at the door

Additional game sheets, basket raffles, 50/50 & daubers available for purchase.

Where: St. Ignatius Church Auditorium

999 Reading Avenue, Yardley PA

When: January 28, 2022.

Doors open 6:30 pm | BINGO begins 7:30pm

Parties of 8 or more can reserve a table (indicate your table name on the form below). The party does not need to purchase the tickets together, just indicate the table name

BYOB (and snacks)

Benefits: St. Ignatius Home & School and St Ignatius School

PA State Law: Must be 18 or older to enter

Questions: sishandbagbingo@gmail.com or call 904-535-4869


Donations Needed!

We are in need of Handbag Bingo Raffles Baskets. If you would like to sponsor a raffle basket or donate an item please contact Mrs. Helene Crozier at hcrozier@sischool.org for more information.

Some great raffle items would be gift cards for manicures, pedicures, restaurants, a local coffee house, your favorite place to shop, use your imagination. Basket ideas such as baking, lottery tickets, cooking, pampering, gardening, reading, wine tasting are always popular. We appreciate your support and are looking forward to a great evening!


SAVE THE DATE!

PASSION PLAY APRIL 8TH

We are very excited to announce that our 35 year old tradition will continue! The 7th and 8th graders will put on this very special and spiritual night reenacting The Passion of our Lord! Please save the date and bring the whole family, it’s a wonderful Lenton experience that the whole family can enjoy.


Uniform Closet

It’s that time of the year where your kids are starting to outgrow what you just bought them in September! Do you need new pants, skirts, gym items? Please contact Giulia Monaco at giuliamonaco@hotmail.com with your needs! She will check the Uniform closet for availability. Also if you have uniforms you no longer need she can add them to the closet.


Recess Duty

The school needs help during recess! If you can volunteer, please look at the sign up genius below to see where you can help out. December is wide open! The link is also located on the school website under Home and School

Recess Duty Sign up