From the Principal’s Desk – October 2020

Dear Families,

I hope you are all well.  It’s hard to believe that the first month of school is finished already. I want to thank you for your cooperation and compliance with all the new protocols. The children seem to be adjusting as best as they possibly can.  I know that it can’t be easy for them, but they are handling things very well. There have been times when I walked around the school just marveling at what I was seeing.  Pods of students engrossed in their work and teachers managing them so skillfully, as well as, engaging our remote learners on the screen.  I am quite proud of them all. Throughout all of what has been going on, there is hope for the future.  Our children are rising to the occasion, strengthened by the resilience and fortitude of the adults who love them. For this, I am truly grateful. Continue reading “From the Principal’s Desk – October 2020”

Crisis Management Plan – Evacuation Sites

October 1, 2020 Memo

To: Parents

From: Ms. Stefano

As part of our annual Crisis Management Plan, it is my duty to inform you of three evacuation sites chosen by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy as safety zones for our children should an emergency occur where it is necessary for us to leave the school building. These sites are as follows: Continue reading “Crisis Management Plan – Evacuation Sites”

Yellow Bus Service Returns to SFACA….

St. Francis of Assisi  Catholic Academy will begin providing yellow school bus service to eligible students October 5, 2020.  For the students who received service last year, the transportation began on Monday September 21. We were granted several stops on 3 different bus routes. 

Read more….

Bus Route 2020

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. Continue reading “Back to School Info…..”

SFACA Re-Opening Plan….

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy logoWe know that there is so much on your mind regarding the re-opening of school in September, mostly importantly, the health and safety measures and learning standards that will be in place for your children. These measures and standards have been our focus during the past few months and we can now share our school plans with you. 

Click here: Re-Opening Plan for St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy in Astoria

Re-Opening Update….

Dear SFACA Families,

I hope you are all well.

I just wanted to let you know that we are working on our re-opening plans for September and hoping that our plans for a full day program can be a reality. If our plan is approved by the Diocese, NYS Department of Education and NYS Department of Health, we will need to adhere strictly to guidelines of social distancing, mask wearing, hand hygiene, and temperature checks for students in grades 1 to 8. Our youngest students will follow another another set of protocols for 3-4-5 year olds. There will be many more health and safety guidelines to follow, but we believe it will be doable for us if we utilize our building to its fullest capacity. Let’s hope for the best!

I hope you get to enjoy some family time during what’s left of the summer. 

Stay safe and well.

Sincerely,

Ms. Stefano