52 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ 07078 | (973) 379-3973 | 2022-2023 Registration Packet

Dear SRLA Families,

Clarification Regarding Executive Order 253 and Lifting of Mask Mandate at Archdiocesan Schools

The following message was sent by the Archdiocese and outlined here for your information.

The recent announcement that the mask mandate currently in place in all schools in New Jersey will be lifted as of March 7.

Although the announcement from the Governor’s office states that masks will no longer be required for staff or visitors, the Archdiocese of Newark remains cognizant of concerns raised by our school communities. The safety of our students and their families, as well as faculty and staff, remains our

utmost concern.

Therefore, until further notice, it remains the policy of the Archdiocese of Newark that masks will continue to be required for school administrators, staff, and volunteers who have not submitted proof of full vaccination, as enabled by New Jersey Executive Order 253.

School visitors and commercial vendors also are required to wear a mask in school buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

Please make sure that those who have not submitted proof of full vaccination, commercial vendors, and visitors are aware of this clarification.

The Archdiocese of Newark will continue to monitor circumstances and may require masks of all if conditions change, such as if there is an increase in COVID-19 cases within the school or local community, or a new statewide mandate.

Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents,

See the March and April calendars below.

You can find our school calendar as a link on the main page of the school web page at: http://www.srlacademy.org

Here is a direct link to the calendar section:

https://www.srlacademy.org/calendar/school-calendar

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents, 

Stay tuned for possible inclement weather notification.

 

Principal Tina Underwood 

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The Governor is set to introduce his proposed State Budget on March 8th.

See the info below about the Increase in Compensatory Education (basic skills) to $1,300 per service to provide additional time in teaching; and

Please let the Governor know that these items are of concern in his upcoming State Budget. It is important that our voices be heard with the Governor’s Office.

You can also contact Governor Murphy through the NJCC Voter Voice System

https://www.votervoice.net/NJCC/Campaigns/90922/Respond

The Governor is set to introduce his proposed State Budget on March 8th.

See the info below about the Increase in Transportation Aid to $1,150 in order to have transportation routes run for our students.

Please let the Governor know that these items are of concern in his upcoming State Budget. It is important that our voices be heard with the Governor’s Office.

You can also contact Governor Murphy through the NJCC Voter Voice System

https://www.votervoice.net/NJCC/Campaigns/90919/Respond

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, Friday February 18th, is a 12:10 dismissal with NO AFTERCARE.

It is also a free dress down day!

All Preschool programs end at 11:25 on early dismissal/half days. 

School is closed on Monday, February 21st, in observance of Presidents' Day.

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear SRLA families,

Below please find the official mask mandate information I know everyone has been waiting for!!! Letter is attached here as well.

 

I am attending a conference at the Archdiocese at the moment but wanted to get this out to everyone immediately. 

 

Yes, we are still waiting on guidance on several additional issues but promise to share them with you!!

 

Be well,

Principal Tina Underwood

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St. Rose of Lima Academy Presents,

A Dance and Percussion Presentation by Yahaya Kamate and Troup on Tuesday, February 22nd.

Grades Pre-K-4th Assembly: 9:15 am-10:00 am

Grades 5-8th Assembly: 10:15 am-11:30 am.

Artist Bio: Yahaya Kamate (BAE Teaching Artist / Dancer)

Yahaya Kamate is a native of the Ivory Coast. As a former member of the National Ballet of the Ivory Coast, he first came to the United States to honor his country by touring with the ballet in 1994.

In 1997, he established himself in the Sunshine State. Kamate performed at Busch Gardens, the Animal Kingdom, and Epcot Center for two years before coming back to New York and the tri-state area where he teaches in both public and private schools.

He practices African Dance, Drumming, Modern Dance, and Ballet. Currently, he is an instructor at Alvin Ailey, a performer and dance teacher at Friends Academy, and a Teaching Artist with Bronx Arts Ensemble.

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Parents,

February 10th, is photo retake day and 8th grade cap and gown photo.

 

8th Grade Parents:

Boys:   Regular fall/winter uniform with oxford shirt and school tie

 

Girls:    Regular fall/winter uniform with oxford shirt no turtle necks

 

Thank you,

 

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents,

We are monitoring the weather reports for potential icy conditions during the day tomorrow.  At this time we are do not anticipate any changes to the school schedules, but due to the unpredictability of the timing of this storm, please make preparations for the possibility of a school closure.

 

We will alert you early in the morning if there will be any change to tomorrow’s schedule. 

If need be we will reschedule our Multicultural Presentations.

 

For the morning commute, please take your time, drive slowly and get here safely.

Sincerely, 

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, February 4th , is a 12:10 dismissal day.

It is also a Dress Up Day for charity.

Wear red to support and celebrate this year’s National Wear Red Day for the American Heart Association.

See schedule below.

All Preschool programs end at 11:25 on early dismissal/half days. 

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood

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Help Celebrate Our Eighth Graders

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SRLA has a wonderful tradition of celebrating our graduating students throughout their final year at the Academy!

The Pinning Ceremony marks the half-way point. The pin is given to our students as a remembrance of their time at SRLA. The pins will be blessed during a special ceremony at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 2 in Church, followed by a brunch for the 8th grade students only. 

We ask that you support our 8th grade by contributing to their celebratory brunch! Items can be dropped off with Danny on the morning of February 2nd. Please note all items must be nut free.

We are also looking for a few volunteers to set up the brunch and assist in serving the students. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to volunteer. Protecting God's Children and vaccination/testing compliance is necessary.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our students!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!

Starting February 1st families will start to see Blackbaud Tuition Management instead of SMART Tuition throughout their site and communications. These changes will be occurring throughout the month of February and will include both the payer portal and invoices.

Parents: please update your web bookmark to the following: https://parent.blackbaud.school/

Click here for additional information about the change from SMART to Blackbaud.

If you have any troubles logging into your parent portal, you can use the “Trouble logging in?” link on the page or use the Parent Hotline (7x24) at 1-888-868-8828. You will need your Family ID available for the quickest service.

Of course, I will always be of help with any questions about your accounts as well!

Regards,

Derek Czernikowski

Bursar

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Dear Parents, 

Practice tonight is also canceled with the Governor just announcing a State of Emergency beginning at 5 PM.

Harcourt Lucius Athletic Director

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Principal Tina Underwood 

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St. Rose of Lima Academy

Principal: Tina Underwood, Ed.S.
 
52 Short Hills Avenue
Short Hills, New Jersey 07078
 
Phone: 973-379-3973
Fax: 973-379-3722


 


 

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St. Rose of Lima Parish

Pastor: Father Larry Evans

50 Short Hills Ave
Short Hills, NJ 07078

Phone: 973-379-3912 
Fax: 973-379-6157 

Website: http://www.stroseshorthills.org