Week of March 23rd School Closure Week 2 of 7
Happy 4TH Sunday in Lent! As promised, I will do my best to keep you updated. Instead of monthly newsletters I will be emailing a weekly update as right now things are ever changing. Our Distance Learning program is in full swing, and we are moving swiftly to correct any hiccups we have encountered. Just know that all our teachers are available by email and will respond in a timely manner. Because our office is closed, we have implemented an off-campus phone number. We would like to continue to be available to our families during this time.
Feel free to call with any questions during the hours of 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.
On a personal note, I miss seeing all my happy students in the morning, I miss greeting all my families as you walk your children to class, and I miss the loud noise as the students head down the stairs. Like many of you, I miss my routine, my desk, my staff and my normalcy. But as I went for a walk with my family Saturday (like tons of other families) I thought... This was God's plan. This was a way of slowing the world down and forcing us to focus on what’s most important, FAITH and FAMILY. I don't want anyone to assume that I don't worry for those who have contracted the virus, or those that are losing their jobs due to this. But I can only control what God allows me too, and right now that's not much.
I place all my faith in God, faith that he will rescue all families in need and that He will assist in the Governments decisions during this time. I pray everyone receives what they need to bounce back from this pandemic and that our school will as well. We too will face a hard decision of how to budget moving forward. Our Preschool brings in a significant amount in tuition and that will be a complete loss for our school during the month of April. Pray for us, and that all our preschool families will return.
Although concerns can often keep me up at night, it was moments like Saturdays walk that give me peace. I know our Lord is present and there to guide us. Take this time to be present with him and with your children. Sit and pray with them, sit and play with them, be the parent we all (including myself) wish we had more time to be. I will be praying for all my OLPH families. I miss everyone and can't wait to see my Angels once again.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Join our bishop, Most Rev. Gerald R. Barnes in the celebration of the Holy Mass held on the 4th Sunday of Lent (March 22, 2020) at 11:00 AM PST.
The readings for the Holy Mass can be found here:
Distance Learning at it's Best!
SHOUT OUT to our OLPH Teachers!
Distance Learning Live!
WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU!
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1. MAIL US YOUR CHECK:
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please write the students name in the memo line
2. Gradelink QUICK PAY: www.gradelink.com
a). once logged in click the billing tab on your left hand side.
b). Then click make a payment, make sure to indicate what the payment is for. ex: hot lunch, extended care, tuition.
3. PAY BY PHONE- Debt or Credit Card: Call (760) 574-9079
Mrs. Cervantes or Mrs. C will take payments over the phone (payments will processed by Square)
We greatly appreciate your dedication to our school!
3/23-Monday Pick-Up and Drop-Off
7-8am or 5-6pm
you can drive thru to drop off any completed work, and pick up any new work. If your teacher has set-up a form of digitally submitting work, you may not need to. Please check with your teachers.
REMEMBER This is not a vacation for students. They must be completing all work and shouldn't wait to get it all done before we return. It is important to keep to a schedule.
BE AWARE that Monday hours may change. You would be notified through text, email and this weekly update.
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP, PRAY FOR US AND BLESS OUR SCHOOL.