Crusader Chronicle

April 1, 2021

Easter and Spring Break

As a reminder school is closed tomorrow for Good Friday and the following week after Easter Sunday for Spring Break. We look forward to resuming school and 'hitting the books' on Monday, April 12th.

Enrollment for next year continues to develop as more tours are scheduled for families. I ask that you continue to do the small things and personal invitations to families looking for a school community that supports their child's development, learning and growth! Each of us has as a role to play in sharing the good news of the school.

Mrs. Deana Gonzalez, from the Catholic Schools Office, and I will be attending the Sunday Spanish Mass on April 18th, at 4:30 PM to share the good work of the school with more of our amazing parishioners.

We are going to be fleshing out next year's calendar with dates for Adoration for students, communal praying of the rosary, school based Stations of the Cross etc. If you are interested in being part of that discussion please email Dr. Stringer at We plan to meet after Easter Break.

There will be no school for Kindergarten on 4/27/2021 so that we can conduct the screening day for next year's Kindergarten class.

There were no staff members quarantined for exposure to COVID-19 and no new additional students quarantined for exposure the week of March 29, 2021.

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Lebanon Schools Transportation Request for 2021-2022 School Year

Dear Parochial Parents/Caregivers:

We have already started planning for the 2021/2022 school year. If your student is attending a parochial school that we provide busing to, it is required that you complete a transportation request for each student if you will be utilizing our services. This request must be completed each year. Please visit the following link: to request transportation for your student for the 21/22 school year.

Please be aware that your student is expected to be a regular rider when we route them on a bus. Failure to notify the transportation department if your student will not be riding for a period of time, will result in removal from the route. We understand that circumstances may arise when a student will not be riding the bus (like illness or extracurricular activities), but most days your student will be expected to ride.

We are asking all Parents/Caregivers to complete this form no later than June 1, 2021 to be placed on a route for the first day of school in August. If you do not have access to the internet, please call the transportation department at (513) 934-5838 to complete the form. Thank you for your help in maximizing our resources.

Thank you!

Spirit Wear Days and Spear It Shop!

As a result of students going to Mass on Fridays for grades K-4, all Spirit Wear Days have been moved to Mondays. Please see the new listing of Spirit Wear Days!

Is your student looking for some new options for Spirit Wear? If so, check out the Spear It Shop in Lebanon for all your needs. You can view their selection online at St. Francis Spirit Wear – spearitshop They have been so supportive in keeping some options in stock for our school. Go Crusaders!

4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24

Thank you!

No School for Kindergarten on April 27, 2021 - Kindergarten 21-22 Screening

There will be no Kindergarten class on 4/27/21 due to screening for next years class of Kindergarten students. We will be operating five stations of activities to help gather information so to support those students to the best of our ability. You may recall that the same event was planned for last spring but was ultimately cancelled.

Thank you!

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Yearbook Photo Submissions!

SFDS Yearbook Photo Submissions Great photos of our students, staff and school events are the building blocks needed to design a beautiful yearbook. We are asking parents and staff to email any awesome photos they take throughout the year to our yearbook website. To make it as easy as possible, each grade will have a unique email for submitting any pictures related to that class. Another unique email will be used for miscellaneous photos or whole school events. You can use the subject line of the email to describe the event or student’s names.
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8th Grade to Camp Kern

Monday, April 19th, 8:30am

5291 Ohio 350

Oregonia, OH

Annual 8th grade trip to YMCA Camp Kern

Museum Center visits St. Francis de Sales

Friday, April 23rd, 8:30am

Hohlmayer Hall and Learning Modular

8:50 AM - Grades 5-6 Archaeology of Ohio Native Americans

10:20 AM - Grades 7-8 Archaeology of Ohio Native Americans

12:50 PM - Kindergarten Diggin for Dinosaurs

1:00 PM - 4th Grade Archaeology of Ohio Native Americans

2:10 PM - Grades 1-2 Diggin for Dinosaurs

2:30 PM - 3rd Grade Archaeology of Ohio Native Americans

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