December 11, 2020 Newsletter
Hello SVDP Community,
With our news last Friday night that we had received notice of a positive COVID test result in our community, I want to thank and commend everyone for the quick adjustment back to distance learning this week. Teachers, parents, and students pivoted and seemed not to miss a beat.
Many of you participated in our pop test site on Monday, and we are aware that the test results have not been received. We are working with the testing company to try and rectify the issue.
In light of all the factors that impact both our physical and emotional safety, we have worked with the diocese and have decided to remain in distance learning up to and after our Christmas break. This means that students will not return to campus next week. After Christmas break, distance learning will resume from January 4 - 15. This provides a responsible window for everyone to quarantine and / or test and receive COVID test results. You can register for the SVDP pop-up site on Wednesday, January 6th. See below for details.
Monday, January 18 was already a planned school holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assuming all of our precautions have been successful, we will welcome students back to campus on Tuesday, January 19 for in-person learning. Wednesday, January 20 will follow the same schedule as a Tuesday (Cohorts A & B for grades K - 4 and Cohort A for grades 5 - 8).
Please let me know if you have questions.
DECEMBER 14 is the HOT Fund Deadline
JINGLE MINGLE - COVID STYLE
Virtual Spelling Bee - deadline
See Ms. Della Cella's full informational letter below.
UPDATE - Challenge for the Participation Lead
Donations can be made via check (made payable to SVDP), FACTS account, online, or stocks / securities.
Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.346.5505 x 107
MINTED Partnership with SVDP
Saint Vincent de Paul School has partnered with local company, Minted. Through this partnership, you can design cards that reflect you and your unique family, all while raising funds for SVDP! Yes, go to minted.com, use the code in the ad and below, save 20% on your order, and SVDP will receive 15% back from Minted. Start designing now! Whatever you are celebrating, whatever you have to say, be creative and charitable with your message and this offer.
Good through 12/31/20.
UPDATE: Thank you to those that have created cards through Minted and used the promotion code. We have earned over $800! The code is valid through 12/31/20, so go ahead, get creative!
5th & 6th Grade Sandwich Drive
Photo: there were so many sandwiches, Olivia Van de Braak (5th) had to get help from her brother, Luke (7th).
COVID-19 Testing at Saint Vincent de Paul
January 6, 2021
We have arranged an on site COVID testing on Wednesday, January 6th. Employees, registered school families, and the immediate family members of either group are invited to utilize this service.
This test is not mandatory, but a courtesy service given the choices people must make about travel and family interactions around Christmas. The test date is scheduled for Wednesday, to avoid our COVID campus protocols, where students are only allowed to enter / exit campus once per day. We hope this gives you more flexibility in scheduling.
The test site will be open from 8:30 – 3:30. You must have an appointment, there will be no walk-ins permitted. If you wish to take part in this testing program, click here for an appointment time. Each individual must have their own appointment time.
Links to the necessary forms will be included in your confirmation email.
At your appointment, please bring:
- A photocopy of the front and back of your medical insurance ID card. They will need one copy for every family member being tested, even if the information is the same. The paperwork stays with the sample, so it cannot be shared.
- Uninsured Form (if applicable)
- Completed Patient Test Request Form
- Completed Consent for Venous Puncture (if applicable)
The test site will be set up in the SVDP gym, please enter the Green St gate and use the west side gym doors.
Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.