Last year at this time we could never have imagined that our new normal would include a year-long journey of in-seat and virtual-learning for our students and distancing ourselves from friends and family. It has been an incredibly difficult school year with all of the adjustments we have had to make. We, as a school community, appreciate all that you have done to support your child, whether in-seat or at home. We are here for you and we encourage everyone to support one another through these trying times.
Please know that I am on daily calls with instructional experts and administrative leaders from multiple private, public and independent schools in the area. We share ideas, plans, and interpretation of the latest Health Department broadcasts. They may or may not match up exactly with the latest CDC broadcasts. Please understand that the Health Department rules and regulations set our protocols day-by-day.
Please remember, all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Newark must be in-seat the week after Easter break. If you do plan to travel and cannot follow the latest guidelines below, please keep your child at home for the recommended number of days. This includes parent travel for work as there may be a chance that you could bring something home to your family. (Read below: COVID-19 survey)
Easter is traditionally the time in the Christian calendar that celebrates Jesus’ victory over death and is usually a time that we look to with optimism for the spring months ahead. Remain positive – and have a Happy Easter and enjoy Easter Break!
Track & Field Registration Now Open
After not being able to have a season last spring, we're very excited to host Track & Field this year!
There will be a Parents Meeting via Zoom on Apr. 12 at 7PM. Practice will begin Thursday, Apr. 15, and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, grouped by different grades. Please complete this Google form to register your child, and be sure to read all of the details included in the form.
So far, we have track meets scheduled for dates in May (5/16 and 5/23). More information will be shared once we finalize the schedule. Program fee is $45/child and will be billed via the Smart Tuition portal.
Items will be available for purchase now through Sunday, April 4th. We've added some new items to the spirt wear store, including baseball caps, bucket hats, tanks, headbands, duffel bag, and umbrellas. Have fun shopping!!
Sale proceeds will benefit the school.
Please complete the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire either electronically or fill in the form we sent home before the break to gain entry into the school building on Monday, April 12th. The form can be accessed here: COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire.
Please review the following questions regarding your child’s health.
Should you or your child answer yes to any of the following questions, please do not send your child to school. Contact your physician or medical provider.
Questions for SRLA Students Before They Go to School
1. Does your child currently have a temperature of over 100.4 degrees?
2. In the past 24 hours, has your child experienced:
Sore throat, runny nose, congestion
New frequent, dry cough (for students with chronic allergies/asthma, a change in baseline cough)
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Loss of taste or smell
New onset of headache
Fatigue or muscle or body aches
3. Has your child recently been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of these symptoms?
4. Has your child recently been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
The 2020 - 2021 St. Rose of Lima Academy Yearbooks are for sale for $30 each.
All students in grades Pre-k through 8th have their photo in the yearbook, with many additional candid photos included. Please order your yearbook(s) on or before April 15th. Billing will be handled via the Smart portal. You must place your orders in advance. Additional copies will not be available for purchase after the deadline.
Blankets Sale for St. Rose Parish
St. Rose of Lima blankets are for sale and proceeds will benefit the church's COVID-19 improvement efforts.
Sister Sandy DeMasi
Share your Photos!
(Pictured: Book Fair in the gym! What a great set-up last week; Photo: Lauren Chapman)
DATES TO REMEMBER
4/1 - No School | Professional Development for Teachers | Easter Recess Begins
4/1-4/11 - Easter Break
4/12 - School returns in-seat on Monday
*Please refer to the calendar on the SRLA website.