Saint Kateri School's Weekly Newsletter ~ August 14, 2020


Hello Saint Kateri School families,

We were very excited to hear the Governor's announcement last Friday that New York State schools could reopen for in-person learning. This means that we can move forward with our school plan to open Monday - Friday for preschool to grade 5. It is hard to believe that the beginning of school is just around the corner. We are getting excited to see and hear our students in the building ~ it has been way too long!

On Monday I held a Zoom meeting with some of my faculty and staff ~ it was SO good to see everyone again. We had some laughs and asked our questions. I will also be holding three separate meetings for parents to do the same. These meetings will be held on Zoom and you can choose which one you would like to attend. You will find more information below ~

I am pleased to share that we have hired a 3rd Grade teacher for Saint Kateri School. Her name is Mrs. Jodylynn Guentner ~ she comes to us with many years of teaching elementary students with a strong background in teaching students with diverse strengths and challenges. She is thrilled to be joining us and is already making plans and setting up the classroom! Welcome Mrs. Guentner!

Please know that every day I am praying for you and our school ~ we are such a special community and I appreciate you all more than I can say!

Peace and Light!

Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal


Phone: (585) 467-8730

Upcoming Calendar Dates:

  • First Day of School (K-5): Thursday, September 10
  • First Day of Preschool: Monday, September 14
  • 1st Annual Alumni Mass: Sunday, September 13th, 9:30 am Christ the King Church
  • K-5 School Mass: Tuesday, September 15th 9:00 am

Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation: Since we are unable to meet in large groups to hold our traditional Preschool and Kindergarten Orientation Night and visit the classrooms together, we will be sending out that information to you via a PowerPoint on Monday, August 31st.

Preschool - Grade 5: There will be three opportunities for you and your child to visit school, meet the teacher and drop off supplies ~

  • Thursday, September 3rd (9:00 am-12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday, September 8th (12:30-3:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, September 9th (12:30-3:00 pm)

Your child's teacher will be sending out a Sign-Up Genius by Friday, August 28th for you to pick your time to visit.

First Annual Alumni Mass

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Calling all Catholic School Alumni!

Please join us as we welcome the 2019-2020 5th grade graduating class of Saint Kateri School to their honored alumni status.


No matter what parish site you graduated from we would love to have you come celebrate our newest alumni.

If you are not able to attend but want to:

  • show your support
  • wish them well
  • share a favorite Catholic School memory

Please send any and all correspondence to

PASS IT ON ~ to any Catholic School alumni that you may know


...Saint Kateri School website has an Alumni tab?

We are gathering information on our website from graduates of any of the Irondequoit Catholic Schools. We would love to make connections for our students and provide opportunities to celebrate Catholic Schools together in the future.

We hope you participate and add your name and information to our alumni list.

SKS 2020-2021 School Survey

Survey Due Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

All families are being asked to complete the survey below by Friday, August 21, 2020.

This will give us the information we need to put into place the plans we have been working on this summer.

Saint Kateri School parents ~ do you have questions about the 2020-2021 school year?

We will hold three Parent Meetings through ZOOM for any registered Saint Kateri School parents to discuss reopening for the 2020-2021 school year.

  • Monday, 8/17 ~ 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 8/19 ~ 10:00-11:00 am
  • Tuesday, 8/25 ~ 4:00-5:00 pm

There will be a short presentation to highlight our re-opening plan. A FAQ document will be sent out to all school families prior to the first meeting ~ we hope that it answers many of your questions. Both will be added to our website for you to refer to. The link below will bring you to the Sign-Up Genius where you can pick the meeting you wish to attend.

We will follow the same protocol for ZOOM meetings that we did in the Spring for the students:

  • there will be a Waiting Room when you enter
  • it will be important that you are waiting and signed in with your correct name ~ no screen names
  • anyone in the Waiting Room with a name that is not recognized will not be allowed to enter

We hope to see you at one of our meetings!

SKS Rainbow Garden is AWESOME!!

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is limited

There is availability in Preschool - Grade 5 classrooms ~ registration paperwork can be found on our website,

Want to get $500 off your tuition? Click the link below to find out how ~

Ambassador Program

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding the Registration or Financial Aid process.

Used Uniforms

We have a limited number of Saint Kateri School gently used uniforms available for purchase. We will also gladly accept any used uniforms that your children have outgrown. Information on Saint Kateri's Uniform Policy is included below.

Please contact Mrs. Messmer in the Main Office, (585) 467-8730, to schedule a time to come between the hours of 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.

SKS 2020-2021 Reopening Plan