Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

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The recent news involving the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating concern across the globe, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy is closely monitoring all facets of the emerging situation very carefully. The health, safety, and well-being of our students is our most important priority, and we are treating this situation very seriously. We have been in constant communication with both the Diocesan office and the Board of Directors to make sure we are all aware of the emerging situation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local public health authorities, are providing schools with resources and are encouraging schools to prepare as best they can for situations that may arise because of this virus.  We will remain in frequent contact with the Diocesan Education Office for updates as the situation evolves. We will continue to follow the recommendations of diocesan, state and local officials and keep you informed of any new developments.

2020/2021 Financial Aid Application Deadline Extended to July 24, 2020 And Other Scholarship Updates…

Posted on May 13, 2020

The application deadline has been extended to 7/24/20 to give families extra time to complete their 2019 taxes. 2019 taxes are required.

Additional review will be given to families whose financial situation has changed due to the pandemic. Parents can add a note on the application if they’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (there is a comments section on the FACTS application).

Futures will accept unemployment documents for 2020, to verify change in income due to the pandemic. Documents must be added to the FACTS application. (more…)

Statement By Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year…

Posted on May 1, 2020

Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s school closure announcement:

“We just learned of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision that all elementary and secondary schools shall remain closed for the duration of the current 2019-2020 school year, as New York continues efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. As such, the Catholic academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, will remain closed through the end of June. The distance and digital learning platforms in place will serve as the instructional program for our schools for the remainder of this academic year.

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Futures in Education has established a Tuition Relief Fund to assist families affected by the COVID-19 health crisis…

Posted on April 15, 2020
As we go through this crisis together, there are so many needs that continue to grow. We are continually praying for you and your loved ones so that we may heal and emerge from these difficult times. We recognize the financial burden many have experienced as the school endures its own financial struggles.
 
Our partner scholarship organization, Futures in Education, has established a Relief Fund to assist families affected by the COVID-19 health crisis in completing their 2019/20 tuition payments.
 
You are invited to complete this form ONLY if your family has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, resulting in a reduction or loss of income, and you are seeking tuition relief for the 2019/2020 academic year. Funding is very limited, and it is critical that we are able to assist those most affected by this crisis. Please only apply if your family has been affected in a way that it will not be possible for you to complete this year’s tuition payments.
 

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