We miss you all terribly, so we decided to make this video message to let you know how much!
Enjoy the Easter Break, and we will see you all virtually when online instruction resumes next week.
Be well and stay safe!
Your SFACA Teachers & Staff 💛💛💛💛💛💛
As remote learning becomes part of the fabric of our current reality, it is important to create structures and expectations, which help all involved succeed and stay healthy and sane. To that end, as we come to the close of the 3rd week of providing teaching and student learning experiences from our homes, it is important to establish schedules, but also allow for the schedule to change… Continue reading “Revised Instructional Week Schedule”→
I hope and pray that you are all well. You are continually in my thoughts and prayers as we struggle to deal with this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although these times are very difficult, I believe that if we work together and stay patient, we will come out on the other side of this stronger and with an increased appreciation for life’s simpler pleasures.
I know that many of you are struggling as you try to juggle the demands of helping your children with their schoolwork and your own personal work. I appreciate the time you have spent working with your children. Please be assured that the teachers are working hard to move toward increased virtual learning. The result of their work will be evident shortly, as many of them have launched ZOOM or Google Meet, and will be giving your children direct instruction in major subject areas. Continue reading “SFACA & Distance Learning…the next steps….”→
I hope everyone is staying healthy and feeling well during these unprecedented times. Please know our teachers and staff are adjusting well to our distance learning program. Of course, this is in no way a replacement for being in school. However, given the circumstances we are trying to connect with our students to maintain the St. Francis of Assisi community and keep them as engaged as possible.
We learned today that all schools and academies in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens will be closed until April 20, 2020. This was a difficult decision and it came out of the heartfelt concern for our entire school community. Alternative learning venues are being set into place to ensure that the students will be engaged and learning.
In order to keep our students moving forward here at SFACA grades 3 through 8 will be utilizing Google Classroom for instruction. All students have their Google sign-ins and should log in daily to complete work assigned by the teacher. Report Cards are being mailed home today along with your Option C log in. Continue reading “SFACA Distance Learning Information for All Grades”→
All Catholic Academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be closed during the week of March 16th to March 20th. Monday, March 16th will be used as a Professional Day for Teachers to prepare for Distance Learning. Visit the Catholic Schools of Brooklyn and Queens website for the latest Coronavirus updates. Be safe.
At a recent Diocesan meeting the Corona Virus pandemic was discussed at length. Several directives were instituted which will be put into effect immediately. In addition, SFACA has identified additional at risk areas and have made minor adjustments to our academy procedures. These initiatives are being put into place out of care and concern for all our children, staff and families. Read the list carefully and kindly adhere closely. Some of the directives are grade specific. Continue reading “Coronavirus Update: New Directives taking effect….”→
As a precautionary measure, a decision has been made by the Office of the Superintendent of Catholic School Support Services for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn to send home the Second Trimester Report Cards and cancel all face-to-face, parent-teacher conferences for the Second Trimester Report Card Distribution Period.
2 copies of the report card will be sent home in an envelope on Wednesday, March 18th, with a request that a parent sign one copy and return the signed parent copy back to school. Once the report cards are received, any parent who wishes to speak to a teacher will have the opportunity to sign up for a phone conference. Or, if you prefer, simply email the teacher your concerns.
As you know, schools across the city are taking precautions and being proactive as they deal with the Coronavirus. We here at SFACA are doing everything we can to keep our school community safe. Practices and precautions have been set into place to ensure the well-being of all. We have instituted the following actions:
The month of March promises many blessings for us as a school family as well as a parish community. In addition to all the prayerful Lenten opportunities our parish affords, the second graders and our eighth graders will receive two very special Sacraments of Initiation.
Families who have a four year old child born in 2016 and not presently attending our Pre-School Program, please contact Mrs. Annunziata if you would like to register your child for our Pre-K for All Program beginning September 2020. You can reach Mrs. Annunziata by calling the school office at 718-726-9405 ext. 3 or through her email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Siblings receive priority status when registering for the PKFA Program. All students must apply on line through the DOE site.
New Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will take place on the first Tuesday of the month – March 3,April 7, May 5 and June 2. Please recommend SFACA to your friends and have them call to make an appointment and to receive further detailed information. Continue reading “March 2020 News and Calendar”→