St. Lawrence Every Friday Note

December 10, 2021

***1:00 PM Dismissal on December 17th***

Amendments to the Family Handbook

There have been some changes made to the Family Handbook. Your child will be bringing home a copy of the amendments for you to include with the handbook you received at registration, or the Back to School Bash. Please be sure to read these new policies and procedures as they will change some of the existing practices at our school. Click the link to download the digital file. They will also be available on the St. Lawrence School website. If at any point you have any questions about the handbook or amendments, please feel free to contact me. The new policies are effective immediately.
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The Christmas Concert is Less than a Week Away!

K-8 Christmas Concert

Concert information:
When: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Time: 6:30pm (Students will be called earlier at 5:45pm)
Location: St. Lawrence Catholic Church
*****Change in Student Clothing: Students are encouraged to dress up for this occasion.

The performance will be streamed. Links for viewing the performance will be sent out next week.

Bring your holiday spirit and help us celebrate the reason for the season!
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Dine to Donate December 6-12 (Two Days Left)

Youth Ministry invites everyone to join us for a meal (Or two! Or three!) at Cluster Truck anytime between Monday, December 6th through Sunday, December 12th! ClusterTruck is a delivery-only restaurant with a menu inspired by the best street food in the nation. So, if you like ordering carry-out and everyone in the family is craving something different, Cluster Truck is perfect for you! All ordering is done online and can be done with any of the Indianapolis area Cluster Truck locations! Just be sure to apply the promo-code "YOUTH" at check-out and 30% of proceeds will be donated back to St. Lawrence and St. Matthew Youth Ministries! Be sure to check out their website,, for all of their locations (and menus!) and delivery zones, including one pickup site at a Kroger in Fishers (116th and Cumberland Road)! We hope you'll join us for this special dine-to-donate!

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Attendance/Mass Policy

Our school day starts at 7:25 am and ends at 3:15 pm. During this time, instruction is taking place. Tardiness and early pick up, although at times necessary, interfere with the required instruction time for your child. Consistent tardiness or early departure greatly hinders your child's ability to learn and become proficient in the required standards set forth by the state of Indiana. Please be supportive of our family handbook and honor the arrival and pick up times to ensure that your child receives the very best education possible.

A note to this. If you are late arriving on a Wednesday or Friday, which are our scheduled school mass days, please take your child to the church prior to 9:15 am. Mass is a special opportunity to spend time twice a week with Jesus in worship. It is a part of our school day and one of the truly special opportunities that students enrolled in a Catholic school get to participate in that they would not be able to otherwise. This is considered part of our curriculum. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school to be able to be a part of this time.

Covid 19 Updates

In an attempt to provide even more transparency about how the school is interacting with Covid-19 in the school, I will start to include numbers school wide for the past week. I will continue to send communication through Jupiter as I have done all along as it pertains to your child and their class. However, this will be a general count for the entire school. I will only include the numbers of cases that apply to our students or quarantine information based on exposure from the school. For example, if a student is on quarantine because a family member, or a person outside of the school, identified them as a close contact, that information will not be offered. If a student is on quarantine based on exposure to a fellow student or teacher at St. Lawrence who has tested positive, that will be included.

For the week of December 3-10:

Confirmed Positive Results: 0

Quarantined students: 4

The governor passed an executive order stating that close contacts who have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case at school will only need to quarantine if they are experiencing symptoms.

School Lunch Box

School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day. Just as families had to make substitutions on grocery lists last year, St. Lawrence may have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability. We hope parents and students will be patient as we sort through these supply chain issues, particularly with breakfast items such as cereal. PBJ Uncrustables are not available either. The upside? Ingredients for our many scratch prepared foods are more readily available and we've been trying new recipes weekly. We remain committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals so that students are ready to learn!

Updated Lunch Menu for November

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