Monday Morning Memo

St. Mary of the Assumption School

January 11, 2021

Note from the Principal

Good morning parents!


This is the last full week of the 2nd quarter. I strongly encourage you to log into your PlusPortals account and check your child's grades so you can reach out to the teacher if you have any questions. Any zeros may be submitted for partial credit, so please ensure all assignments have been submitted.


This upcoming weekend is a three day weekend because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the aftermath of last week, I ask you to join me in prayer for our country that we may one day reach Dr. King's dream of racial equity. Cardinal Gregory's Family Prayer for Justice and Human Dignity is a great place to start.


We pledge as a school to continue to work to maintain a school culture where all students feel safe, loved, appreciated, and understood. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve, my "door" is always open. Please feel free to email me at alewis@stmaryum.org or call the school at 301 627 4170.


Have a wonderful week,


Mrs. Lewis

HSA Meeting

Our January HSA Meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday at 7pm. Please join us!


Topic: HSA General Meeting
Time: January 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85267155915?pwd=Z3d4WmJWSHJmeEdtMWE2bVlaY0Q0Zz09

Meeting ID: 852 6715 5915
Passcode: 584353

Snow Days

After consultation with the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic School’s Office and consideration of a multitude of factors, including access to teacher’s access to in-school materials, parent commutes, and childcare, it has been decided that snow days, early dismissals, and delayed openings will be true school closures and class cancellations, for the time being. However, the Secretary for Catholic Schools reserves the right to transition from snow days to virtual learning, if a school/region/ADW experiences several missed school days.


This means the following:

  • Schools Closed: There are no classes that day. Any work that was due that day will be due the following school day. This also applies to Friday asynchronous days. No students will be in school.
  • One or Two Hour Delay: Classes will begin at 9:30 or 10:30, respectively. Specials will be cancelled. Middle school should log into their first period class. In school students should arrive at 9:00 or 10:00, respectively. If this falls on a Friday, teachers may lessen the workload accordingly. A determination about Mass will take place that morning. Should a delay be called on a half day, school will be closed.
  • One/Two Hour Early Dismissal: Classes will end early, with no modifications to the schedule. If this falls on a Friday, teachers may lessen the workload accordingly. In school students shouldhave a plan in place for emergency pick-up. Children may only be released to parents, guardians, or adults authorized on Emergency Forms. The Extended Care Program is subject to the same directives for schools regarding delays or closings. If there is a delayed opening on a scheduled early dismissal day, school will be closed that day.


Parents and teachers will be notified about inclement weather closures through APNotify. This sends a voicemail, email, and text to the information listed in TADS. Please ensure your cell phone number is listed in the CELL PHONE field on TADS. A message will not get sent to phone numbers in other fields.

Upcoming Dates

For the full Master Calendar, click here. Please note, this is subject to change.


January 13th: 7PM HSA Virtual Meeting


January 18th: MLK Day-No School


January 20th: End of the 2nd Quarter; PlusPortals Closes to Parents


January 22nd: 12:30 Dismissal


January 27th: Report Cards Available in PlusPortals; PlusPortals Reopens to Parents


January 31-February 6: Catholic Schools Week


February 5th: 12:30 Dismissal