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.
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
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.