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

Dear Parents, 

All CYO games on Saturday January 29th, will be postponed due to the snowstorm.

Harcourt Lucius Athletic Director

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Principal Tina Underwood 

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Dear Parents, 

Aftercare to end at 5pm due to inclement weather.

Principal Tina Underwood 

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Catholic Schools Week

Kicks off on Jan. 31st

The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.

For those of you new to our school, Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contribution that Catholic education provides to children and youth, to our Church, to our communities, and to our nation.

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) celebrates the gifts and talents of school administrators, principals, teachers, parish staff members, students, parents, volunteers, and all who share in the ministry of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week is a time to thank everyone for all that they do and to pray that God will richly bless us as we continue to teach and inspire future leaders and servants of God’s kingdom. 

These are just a few of the things planned for 1/31-2/4/22:

We will not participate in a community opening of Catholic Schools Week mass this year. By the grace of God, we will be back next year!

Monday: Celebrate our Community:

A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

Our students are asked to bring a new, clean, never worn pair of socks to be donated to those less fortunate.

Dress: Students are invited to wear their Favorite pajamas!!!

St. Jude Math-A-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Begins!!!!

Tuesday:

Celebrating our own SRLA Students! 

We are all created in God’s image and God calls each of us. We are asked to live as Jesus does.

To recognize our students’ and their amazing accomplishments…we honor you by exchanging one ice cream treat for one new, clean, never-worn, tee-shirt!

 

Dress: Any “groovy or tie-dyed” attire you can pull together!

Wednesday: Celebrating our Nation

On National Appreciation for Catholic School students, families, educators and all Catholic school supporters we thank you one and all.

Please bring one toy or treat for a pet!

Dress: Students are asked wear red, white and blue (yes, jeans are blue).

Eighth grade to be dressed in their full, winter uniform for their pinning ceremony.

Thursday: Celebrating Vocations

By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life.

Please bring a $1.00 donation for the Monastery for the Dominican Sisters in Summit.

Dress: Wear your favorite sports team’s gear! If you do not wear a sports team item, you may wear your favorite piece of SRLA Spirit gear.

Friday: Culminating school-wide virtual program.

The classes will present a very special song/story about a saint their class has selected from around the world.

Dress: Wear-red-day for the National American Heart Association.

Thank you all for shopping the Book Fair this year!!!

As a reminder, we are open today to fulfill wish lists.

Our teachers have made their own wish lists also (pictured below). Please come shop from 3-4 after dismissal if you’d like.

You can also contact one of us (by email) to buy a book from your teachers lists using eWallet.

Thanks again for helping support this amazing fundraiser year after year!

Your Book Fair Co-Chairs

Lauren Chapman & Alejandria Rodriguez 

Alejandria Rodriguez 

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Lauren Chapman 

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See below for info on this year's St Jude Mathathon!

Here is the direct link to our fundraising page:

http://fundraising.stjude.org/SRLA2022

Dear Parents,

See below for the revised February calendar.

February 18th is a 12:10 dismissal with No Aftercare.

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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Catholic Schools Week

Kicks off on Jan. 31st

The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.

For those of you new to our school, Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contribution that Catholic education provides to children and youth, to our Church, to our communities, and to our nation.

Catholic Schools Week (CSW) celebrates the gifts and talents of school administrators, principals, teachers, parish staff members, students, parents, volunteers, and all who share in the ministry of Catholic education. Catholic Schools Week is a time to thank everyone for all that they do and to pray that God will richly bless us as we continue to teach and inspire future leaders and servants of God’s kingdom. 

These are just a few of the things planned for 1/31-2/4/22:

We will not participate in a community opening of Catholic Schools Week mass this year. By the grace of God, we will be back next year!

Monday: Celebrate our Community:

A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activities they demonstrate the values and faith gained through Catholic education.

Our students are asked to bring a new, clean, never worn pair of socks to be donated to those less fortunate.

Dress: Students are invited to wear their Favorite pajamas!!!

St. Jude Math-A-Thon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Begins!!!!

Tuesday:

Celebrating our own SRLA Students!  

We are all created in God’s image and God calls each of us. We are asked to live as Jesus does.

To recognize our students’ and their amazing accomplishments…we honor you by exchanging one ice cream treat for one new, clean, never-worn, tee-shirt!

 

Dress: Any “groovy or tie-dyed” attire you can pull together!

Wednesday: Celebrating our Nation

On National Appreciation for Catholic School students, families, educators and all Catholic school supporters we thank you one and all.

Please bring one toy or treat for a pet!

Dress: Students are asked wear red, white and blue (yes, jeans are blue).

Eighth grade to be dressed in their full, winter uniform for their pinning ceremony.

Thursday: Celebrating Vocations

By focusing on faith, knowledge and service, Catholic schools prepare children to use their God-given talents to the fullest later in life.

Please bring a $1.00 donation for the Monastery for the Dominican Sisters in Summit.

Dress: Wear your favorite sports team’s gear! If you do not wear a sports team item, you may wear your favorite piece of SRLA Spirit gear.

Friday: Culminating school-wide virtual program.

The classes will present a very special song/story about a saint their class has selected from around the world.

Dress: Wear-red-day for the National American Heart Association.

 
 
 

Dear Parents,

Today Thursday January 20th, there is a 10:10am delayed opening due to inclement weather.

 

Due to the delayed opening pre k will start at 10:10am and end at 12:30.

Pre-school students may stay through 12:30 pm with no extra charge.

 

Sincerely, 

Principal Tina Underwood

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BOOK FAIR 2022 Important Reminders & Information 

The 2022 Book Fair at St. Rose of Lima Academy is next week! 

Date/Hours:

January 1/23: Book Fair Set Up

January 1/24 - 1/27: Class Visits, Fulfillment of Wish Lists, & Special afterschool shopping hours**

January 1/28: Book Fair ends/ Break down 

**After school shopping hours: Wednesday, 1/26 & Thursday, 1/27 3-4 pm 

Forms of Payment:

eWallet- Set-up here:

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=saintroseoflimaacademy

With eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, your child can shop the fair cash-free. Family, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet! Set up your account today, so your children are ready! We’d love to encourage you to use this feature, but the Book Fair will of course also be accepting cash/check/credit card payment.

Volunteer: Sign up for set up, break down, to fulfill wish lists, or during your child’s class visit!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A9AD23A7FE3-book

Teacher Wish Lists: Be sure to check out your teachers Wish List at the fair. Our teachers will be making their own Wish Lists for their classroom! 

Gift one of these as well upon checking out! (Teachers lists will also be circulated by email.)

The Book Fair keeps our children reading and raises funds for our school. 

Please join us!

For more information, please reach out to the 2022 Book Fair Co-chairs

Alejandria Rodriguez 

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Lauren Chapman 

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Reminder!

NO AFTERCARE this week.

Dear SRLA Families,

As Covid cases fall slightly in New Jersey, SRLA will take the following steps for next week, January 18-21, 2022:

We will have a full-day schedule next week. This decision will continue to be made on a weekly basis. Continued recommendations for our students to wear masks and highly recommend the use of KF94, and N95 masks. Masks are readily available for all students, teachers and staff at the front desk.

  • We will continue to not offer aftercare next week (1/18-21/22).
  • Our lunch service will resume next week and lunches will be consumed in the classrooms.

As many questions have been sent my way, I would like to pass along the latest information sent to me from the Archdiocese.

I understand that several parents have relayed that virtual options should be available for students quarantining at home but Archdiocesan rules will not allow us to offer virtual as an option.

Recommendations for Very High COVID-19 Activity Levels (Red): All four counties of the Archdiocese currently are classified as RED, meaning that they have very high Covid-19 Activity Levels. Please review your current mitigation strategies, and revise as needed to ensure sufficient distancing, limiting of student and staff interaction, and effective cohorts. NJDOH recommends that in addition to following current NJDOH guidance, K-12 schools located in regions with very high COVID-19 CALI activity levels (bolded recommendations are new) should:

  • Continue to adhere to mask mandates as outlined in EO 251.
  • Continue to promote layered prevention strategies such as physical distancing, screening testing, handwashing, cleaning, improved ventilation, staying home when sick, etc.

Monitoring of Local Conditions: We will continue to closely monitor conditions in our school and general community.

Again, thank you parents, teachers and staff for your continued perseverance in the face of these rapidly changing metrics in our area. Your focus on the safety and continuity of learning for your students is appreciated.

Please remember, If you traveled outside of NY, NJ, CT, DE or PA, you must return a Covid Questionnaire upon your return. Your child will be sent home if it is brought to our attention that you have traveled.

Please see the link below for updated travel timelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Stay well,

Principal Underwood

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Dear SRLA Parents,

New date for the Eighth Grade Pinning Ceremony will be Wednesday, 2/2/22.

Time:10:30 -11:00 am

Location: SRL Church

Attendees: Eighth Graders and their parents 

Details:

I ask that all eighth grade students dress in their formal, full winter uniform on Wednesday, February 2nd for a simple pinning ceremony to be held in our church from 10:30-11:00 am.

The Pinning Ceremony marks the half-way point of our students’ final year at the Academy for the graduating class. The pin is given to our students as a remembrance of their time at SRLA.

EIGHTH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS ONLY are invited to the ceremony. There will not be a full mass, just a blessing of the pins and the presentation of the pins.

Eighth Graders only will be invited to a simple brunch which will be held in Ryan Hall.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Principal Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents, 

School will be closed Friday, January 7th due to inclement weather.

Sincerely, 

Principal Tina Underwood 

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Dear SRLA Families,

As Covid cases rise sharply in New Jersey due to the more-contagious Omicron variant, SRLA will take the following steps for next week:

Continue the half-day schedule next week.

This decision will continue to be made on a weekly basis.

(See next week’s half-day schedule below)

Continued recommendations for our students to wear masks and highly recommend the use of KF94, and N95 masks. Masks are readily available for all students, teachers and staff at the front desk.

No aftercare next week.

No lunch service next week

Desk barriers will remain in place.

As many questions have been sent my way, I would like to pass along the latest information sent to me from the Archdiocese.

CDC Guidelines for Abbreviated Isolation and Quarantine Do Not Apply at This Time to Schools: On 12/27/2021, the CDC announced a Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population that shortened the recommended time for isolation and quarantine.  https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html It is important to note that this guidance does NOT currently apply to school settings. The CDC is updating guidance for schools and other specific settings to consider how updated isolation and quarantine timeframes should be applied in these locations. Once the CDC guidance for schools is released, the NJ Department of Health will review and/or update NJ guidance for schools.

For the NJDOH update of 12/30/2021 explaining this important distinction and links to the NJDOH 12/15/2021 guidance, which is still in effect, please see:

https://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/isolation_quarantine_K12.pdf

Recommendations for Very High COVID-19 Activity Levels (Red): All four counties of the Archdiocese currently are classified as RED, meaning that they have very high Covid-19 Activity Levels. Please review your current mitigation strategies, and revise as needed to ensure sufficient distancing, limiting of student and staff interaction, and effective cohorts. NJDOH recommends that in addition to following current NJDOH guidance, K-12 schools located in regions with very high COVID-19 CALI activity levels (bolded recommendations are new) should:

·      Continue to adhere to mask mandates as outlined in EO 251.

·      Continue to promote layered prevention strategies such as physical

distancing, screening testing, handwashing, cleaning, improved ventilation, staying home when sick, etc.

Testing of Students: Testing cannot be required as a general condition of school attendance in RCAN schools, other than after a COVID-19 exposure or positive result.

Monitoring of Local Conditions: Please continue to closely monitor conditions in your school and general community, maintaining communication with your local public school district and health department. Deciding whether to close or move to a half-day situation should only be made for a week at a time.

Again, thank you parents, teachers and staff for your continued perseverance in the face of these rapidly changing metrics in our area. Your focus on the safety and continuity of learning for your students is appreciated.

Please remember, If you traveled outside of NY, NJ, CT, DE or PA, you must return a Covid Questionnaire upon your return. (click link here for your convenience).

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Your child will be sent home if it is brought to our attention that you have traveled and forgot to tell us.

Stay well,

Principal Underwood

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Dear Families,

Please always email Danny and your student's teacher when your student will be absent and copy our school nurse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Let us know if there is a medical reason (they are not feeling well, have a cough, got their vaccination, etc...) or if it is a planned absence.

Remember, emails are our preferred mode of communication.

Thank you,

Tina Underwood

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Dear Parents,

See the January and February 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 SRLA Families,

This is an update to our current schedule for this week.

The steps sent out earlier have not changed but we are extending the half-day schedule for the entire week.

That means a 12:10 pm dismissal for our K-8th grade population and 11:25 am for our Pre-School students.

We have all seen the news reports and heard about the local schools going remote for weeks but I do not want that for SRLA. Listed below are several steps that we will put in place to keep us all safe and in-seat.

There will be no aftercare all week.

No lunch service all week as well.

If you have ordered lunch, your orders will be canceled and you will be refunded. 

· This schedule will reduce the time our students are exposed to each other and eliminate the lunch/recess period.

· Masks will remain on and desk barriers will remain in place.

· Only an Executive Order can change our commitment to remaining open and in-seat.

· Remember, as we have learned in the past, SRLA can pivot quickly and successfully should the need arise.

Please remember to complete your Covid questionnaire (click link here for your convenience).

Parents, remember that should your student not feel well, running a temperature or just tired, please keep them at home. Our wonderful teachers will make sure that they are brought up to speed upon their return to the classroom.

We are all in this together. Let’s stay healthy and if you have any doubts, get tested just to be sure.

Sincerely,

Principal 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