St. Mary School Newsletter

Shaping Hearts and Minds in the Service of Christ 9/17/2021

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New Orders from Barry Eaton Health Department

Dear Families -

Our local Health Department has issued two new orders for all public and private schools today. This morning at 11:00am, Barry/Eaton Health Department held a short meeting with all school officials explaining the new orders. The first order pertains to the isolation and quarantining guidelines for students who are exposed to COVID-19 while on school grounds. The second order deals with the universal masking mandate. These two orders go into effect on September 22, 2021.To read both orders, please click on the links below.

Mrs. Wildern will be working on updating our school policies this weekend and will hold a parent meeting via Google Meet on Monday, September 20, 2021 at 7:00pm. The link is also located below. The parent meeting will be to provide information on our updated policies and procedures in light of these new orders mandated by our local health department.

Parent Meeting - New Health Orders

Parent Meeting - New Health Orders Monday, September 20 · 7:00 – 8:00pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: Or dial: ‪(US) +1 732-965-7109‬ PIN: ‪177 264 950‬#

Important Dates Coming Up

  • September 20 - 8th graders attend Mass at the Cathedral
  • September 22 - Full Day of School - No Afternoon Bus
  • September 27 - Lansing Catholic Marching Band and Kyle the Cougar come for a visit
  • September 28 - Lansing Catholic Volleyball Game - Dig it In Pink
  • September 29 - Non-Uniform Virtuous Student Celebration
  • October 5&6 - St. Mary School Accreditation Visit
  • October 13 - Lansing Catholic Prospective Parent Visit

Students Attending the Cathedral Mass

Attention 6th and 7th grade parents

The Diocese contacted Mrs. Wildern and expressed there is not enough room for schools to bring the same number of students this year as in years past. Due to COVID, they want students to be at least 3 feet apart while in the pews during Mass. Consequently, only our 8th grade students will be attending the Mass at the Cathedral on Monday.

Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused any of our students.

In Need of Volunteers

We are looking for a parent or two who would be willing to support the cleaning and organization of our used uniform closet. If this may be something you are interested in helping us with, please contact the main office at 517.543.3460 or Mrs. Grove at

Lansing Catholic High School Is An Option!

This school year, more parents than ever before have asked about the option of Lansing Catholic High School for their children when they graduate from St. Mary School. Understanding that Catholic Education comes with many benefits, it also comes with a financial burden to our families. Please read the letter below from Mr. Dominic Iocco, President of Lansing Catholic, to learn more about preparing for the Lansing Catholic High School option.

Lansing Catholic is holding a Prospective Parent Night on October 13, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. To learn more about that night or a visit in general click on the Visit Lansing Catholic High School link below.

Hot Lunch

Students should not bring money into school for lunch or milk. Please use your FACTS account to prepay for your child's milk or hot lunch. Thank you

Illness Policy

We still need all parents to screen their child(ren) before they get on the bus or leave for school. Please ensure that your child(ren) do not have a temperature or have any signs of illness, Flu or COVID-19. We are no longer taking temperatures at the door so we need all parents to ensure your children have no symptoms before leaving home.

If your child is home or sent home due to an illness, they must stay home until they are symptom/fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Any child home due to COVID-19 must follow the Barry/Eaton County Health Departments guidance before returning to school.

Everyone was so wonderful at this last year, it really saved us from having groups of children contracting any illness almost the entire year last year. Thank you for continuing this much needed protocol.

End of the Day Routine

The end of the day can be very hectic as we do our best to ensure students get to where they need to be; child care, carline, bus or other special events. Please let the office know if your child's afternoon transportation shifts from their normal routine. Thank you!
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