Back to School Info…..

Dear SFACA Families,

I hope this letter finds you well.  I want to thank you for all your patience and understanding during these recent months as we prepared for the re-opening of school. It has been and will continue to be our goal to keep your children healthy, safe, and excited to be back in school. Whether you chose, in-person or distance learning, I pray that this school year will be filled with joyful learning for each of our precious students.

So here we go…

The students will be welcomed back according to the following staggered schedule in order to give the children an opportunity to adjust to new health and safety procedures and protocols and provide our teachers with professional development time related to our re-opening.

The opening schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, September 9th – Grades 6, 7, and 8 only from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 10th – Grades 3, 4, and 5 only from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday, September 11th – Grades K, 1, and 2 only from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

PreSchool & PreK Students will attend either Thursday, 9/10 or Friday, 9/11 to “Meet the Teacher” at appointed times.

Monday, September 14th – All students, PreSchool through 8th Grade return to school following a full day schedule.
The following is our full day staggered scheduled:  All students will enter and be dismissed at their assigned door as we keep cognizant of the 6 feet social distancing rule. Masks, temperature checks, hand hygiene, and COVID-19 questionnaire will be required.



PRESCHOOL 8:15am 11:30am/2:20pm Door B
PREK 8:00am 2:20pm Main Door
KINDERGARTEN 8:00am 2:30pm Door B
1ST 8:00am 2:30pm Door D
2ND 8:00am 2:30pm Door A
3RD 8:10am 2:40pm Door C
4TH 8:10am 2:40pm Door A
5TH 8:10am 2:40pm Door D
6TH 8:20am 2:50pm Door B
7TH 8:20am 2:50pm Door C
8TH 8:20am 2:50pm Door D


Parent Orientation Meetings

The teachers will be conducting zoom parent orientation meetings on Wednesday, September 9th at the following times:

Pre-School @ 6:00pm                                    Grade 4 @ 7:00pm
PKFA @ 7:00pm                                             Grade 5 @ 7:30pm
Kindergarten @ 7:00pm                                 Grade 6 @ 6:30pm
Grade 1 @ 6:00pm                                         Grade 7 @ 7:00pm
Grade 2 @ 6:30pm                                         Grade 8 @ 7:30pm
Grade 3 @ 7:00pm


Pod Groups*

K/1/3/4/6/7/8 grade classes have been split into 2 pod groups of A and B:

K – Rm. 106 and 108   Mrs. Potestio and Miss Lina
1 –  Rm. 101 and 102   Miss Pangiotakis and Mrs. Fabrizi
3 –  Rm. 206 and 210   Mr. Currro and Miss Gangi
4 –  Rm. 207 and 209   Mrs. Cavera and Mrs. Lisciandro
6 –  Rm. 201 and 205   Ms. DeDominicis and Ms. Visca
7 –   Rm. 203 and 203  Ms. Machin and Mrs. J. Cunningham
8 –  Rm. 202 and 103   Mrs. Kubina and Signora Posa

*Grade 2 students will together in Monsignor Maresca Center (school cafeteria) with Miss Davis and Miss A. Cunningham
 *Grade 5 – Rm. 208 with Miss Biscalgia


Reminders and Updates:

  • Students should be dressed in gym uniforms or summer uniforms.
  • Also, please have students bring water bottles to school. Water fountains have been closed off for now.
  • Early Morning Drop-Off and After School Programs will begin at a later date; more information will follow.
  • Yellow School Bus Service has been requested.
  • All SFACA remote students may pick up their books/devices (if needed) on Thursday, September 3rd between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Main Door.
  • All St. Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning students will receive devices from the program.  A letter of instruction has been sent to you.

Thank you for your support, cooperation, and trust in all of us at SFACA.  It is our sincere prayer that this will be a wonderful year of learning for our students.

May God bless all of you.

Ms. Stefano