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April 13, 2021

CALLED TO BE SAINTS -EVERYDAY HEROES

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From the Principal's Desk

Dear Sacred Heart Families,


“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” Happy Easter to all our families. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and Spring break. We must not forget that we are still in the midst of the season of Easter in our Church and we celebrate the great saving power of Jesus! The quote above is a rather famous one used by St. Pope John Paul II and was delivered in 1986. Below is an excerpt of the speech he gave that includes this profound quote...


We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery - the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”. We are not looking for a shallow joy but rather a joy that comes from faith, that grows through unselfish love, that respects the “fundamental duty of love of neighbour, without which it would be unbecoming to speak of Joy”. We realize that joy is demanding; it demands unselfishness; it demands a readiness to say with Mary: “Be it done unto me according to thy word”.


We also celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday this past weekend. Jesus’ message of Divine Mercy is that God loves us and He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. This is done so that we all will come to share His joy. St. Faustina, a polish nun was given by Jesus, a special prayer called the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Each Friday, led by several 8th graders, our staff and students pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy together. Below I have included several pieces of information related to St. Faustina and the Chaplet. I invite you to join us on Zoom (link below) as we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy this Friday @ 3:10.


Have a blessed week!


In Christ,


Mr. C

In Christ,


Mr. Czaplicki

Who is St. Faustina?

Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Poland during the 1930s. She came from a poor family that struggled during the years of World War I. She had only three years of simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations — or messages — from our Lord Jesus. Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled into notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, and the words contained within are God's loving message of Divine Mercy.

Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church, Sr. Faustina's Diary sparked a great movement, and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ. Saint John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the "first saint of the new millennium." Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Diary, the Pope called her "the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time."

Today, we continue to rely of St. Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf.
Divine Mercy Chaplet (spoken) (virtual)

Join our stduents as we pray the Chaplet this Friday at 3:10

Topic: Divine Mercy Chaplet Zoom

Time: Apr 16, 2021 01:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91944615296?pwd=S2w4ckl1eDgyU0V4UDVTd1UxZThhQT09


Meeting ID: 919 4461 5296

Passcode: BvvCs1T021

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April Calendar

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Spring Pictures Friday - Dress up for those getting pictures

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Uniform Shorts may now be worn

Students may begin wearing uniform shorts to school. Uniform shorts must be Navy or Khaki.


Khaki shorts must be purchased from Schoolbelles or Kids Kloset. For physical education athletic shorts must be solid black and loose fitting. All short length must be mid-thigh/finger tip or longer.


Shorts may not be worn on days where the students will be in Church for Mass or other prayer services.

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New and Refresher Server Training Information

NEW SERVER TRAINING: If you have a child that is 4th grade or older and interested in becoming an Altar Server, please make plans for them to attend one of the two new server training sessions being offered this Spring. Fr. Pat and Deacon Rich will lead a two hour session on Sunday, May 2 from 2:30pm-4:30pm and a separate one on Wednesday, May 5 from 3:45pm-5:45pm . To register for the new server training please complete the form: https://forms.gle/KAFCPAKjz2ovByKn8

SERVER REFRESHER COURSE: If you child is already a trained server, they are asked to attend one of the two server refresher courses that are being offered this Spring. This includes any server that plans to continue their ministry, even if they have not served since the start of the pandemic. Fr. Pat and Deacon Rich will be offering these on Wednesday, April 28 from 3:45pm-4:45pm and a separate one on Sunday, May 2 f rom 1pm-2pm. To register for the new server training please complete the form: https://forms.gle/8P7VacLXkpHhkwRA7

Wadsworth Safety Force Camp

Wadsworth police and fire are offering a wonderful camp this summer. Space is limited and filling quickly. A flyer will be sent home Tuesday with your 4th - 8th grade student.
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Easter Message from Bishop Malesic

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Substitute Teachers Needed

With our goal of remaining in person and providing onsite instruction it is essential we maintain a list of substitute teachers to provide instruction should staff be quarantined. While we have several individuals on our sub list currently we are activitly seeking to expand this list. If you know of anyone currently certified to substitue teach or interested in being certified please have them contact Mr. Czaplicki at joczaplicki@edu.shswadsworth.org.

Recess Monitor Volunteers Needed

Recess Monitor Volunteers needed to assist watching students while on the playground. Our ability to expand activities for our students is impacted by the number of adults on the playground.


Though COVID-19 guidelines require schools to restrict access to the building which includes volunteers, there are exceptions for select individuals who would consistently provide assistance in a situation like the playground. If you are able to volunteer on a regular and consistent basis please contact Mrs. Sobnosky with your days of availablility. Times would be 11:15 - 12:30.

Are you a Videographer or do you know one?

We are currently looking for someone who is willing to help SHS create a promotional video for the school that highlights the many unique and amazing aspects about our school community, it's staff and students. If you have a background in videography or know someone that does, and would be willing to donate time and energy towards this endeavor please contact Mr. Czaplicki at joczaplicki@edu.shswadsworth.com or Mrs. Gegick at mary@shofjesus.com

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PTO March Meeting - April 13th

You are invited to join us for our APRIL PTO Meeting . Here is the Zoom Link


Topic: My Meeting
Time: Apr 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77726833352?pwd=OTdOejZNNnVXaFZMbVhVSkx2a1R5QT09

Meeting ID: 777 2683 3352
Passcode: 1WQbD7

Auction 2021 Volunteers Needed

Our 2021 Auction is scheduled for September 25th. Our planning team is in need of additional volunteers. Please use the form below to sign up!

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New Contact Tracing Guidelines

The CDC had previously defined a “close contact” as someone who spent at least 15 consecutive minutes within six feet of a confirmed coronavirus case. The updated guidance, which health departments rely on to conduct contact tracing, now defines a close contact as someone who was within six feet of an infected individual for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period, according to a CDC.

COVID Identification, Reporting and Illness Management Process

Screening for symptoms at home and at school

As our students have returned to the classroom for on-site learning here at Sacred Heart one of the things our families must do is to screen their children each morning. This is done to ensure that your child is healthy and not exhibiting any of the symptoms listed below. For situations where a child has the symptoms listed below they must remain home.



  • One low risk symptom - Parent monitors and child returns to school when symptom clears.
  • Two or more low risk symptoms OR one high risk symptom - Child and siblings will remain home until sick child is cleared by doctor. Note from the doctor is required prior to your child returning to school.


Low Risk
  • Fever of over 100 °F

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


High Risk
  • New Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Loss of taste/smell


Students who exhibit these symptoms while at school will be isolated and sent home.


These guidelines should be followed by parents health screening their children each morning.


While it is understood that there are no guarantees in preventing COVID-19 cases in our building, we all can take steps to help mitigate the spread. These procedures and policies will not necessarily be easy and will require effort and sacrifice on all our parts. We thank you in advance for assisting us to keep our school as safe and healthy as possible.

Planning for a Quarantine

While efforts are being made to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our school the possibility still exists. We know that a student or staff member may test positive for COVID-19 at some point and if this happens, the contact tracing process will be implemented. This process is explained in detail by the CDC in a link that can be found below. Families are asked to establish a plan now in the event that your child would need to quarantine.


Currently, our staff has been, and will continue to plan for quarantine. This includes items like the recruitment of substitute teachers and establishment of remote learning options and procedures.


We appreciate your help in planning for this option should it arise. As always, feel free to contact our school nurse, Mrs. Fortunato, if you have any further questions.

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