We are happy to announce that Mr. Peter Bonet has joined the Board for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy. Mr. Bonet has extensive experience in business and marketing. He attended Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School,Queens College and New York University. Mr Bonet also has taught on the college level and will be using his skills to help in our Academy Advancement and Marketing efforts.
The following press release was sent to us this morning for your information from the Diocesan Superintendent’s Office.
As done last year, our academy will be opening for in-person instruction for our students. All safety measures and protocols used last year will continue this year.
As we approach the beginning of the school year, specific instructions will be sent to you regarding lunch, after-school, social distancing, daily health screening sheet, etc.
We will do our very best, as we did last year to keep the children safe and still provide the best education they deserve.
God bless and watch over you,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca,
PRESS RELEASE: August 12, 2021
BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE BACK TO SCHOOL COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The Office of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes 69 elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens, today has announced the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be in place when school opens on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
In the absence of a mandate, the New York State Department of Health recommends school districts adopt universal indoor masking for all based on guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Therefore, Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will require all students, faculty, and staff members to wear masks beginning on the first day of school.
In addition, school officials will continue to encourage vaccinations, social distancing, hand washing and hand hygiene, while maintaining the rigorous daily cleaning and sanitizing of facilities as well as enhanced ventilation. Parents will be reminded to keep their child home from school if they are sick, and their child will be required to receive medical clearance from a healthcare provider that they can safely return to in person instruction.
The Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will also continue to follow city and state guidelines regarding contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.
“As the numbers of Coronavirus cases continue to spike in children, and the overall numbers of hospitalizations in New York City are on the rise, this is the most responsible approach to take when we begin the new school year. I know the return to these safety measures is not the situation parents, teachers or students were hoping to be the case in the 2021-2022 school year, but we cannot ignore the trends,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas Chadzutko.
“Let us do our part from day one to prevent further increase of cases. If we are successful, as this academic year moves along, we will revisit these guidelines and adjust them accordingly. As much as we want a return to normalcy in our classrooms, we want our students, faculty, and staff to be safe,” continued Dr. Chadzutko.
“Looking at the trajectory of past pandemics, it seems that a virus such as this one does linger for some time even with the vaccination. I have received my vaccination and continue to encourage others to do so as well. It is our hope that the COVID-19 vaccines will help bring an
end to this terrible virus that has controlled our lives for much of the past year and a half,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.
Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens, in adherence to strict guidelines, opened on time for the 2020-2021 school year, and were able to offer five day a week instruction. Enrollment increased in nearly 40% of the schools last year in grades K-8. To learn more about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, visit catholicschoolsbq.org.
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Dear Parents/ Guardians:
It is with joy that I walk from grade to grade and see the tremendous progress of your dear children. I am as proud of your children and my teachers as you are!
I thank you for the cooperation from you and your dear children that has kept the children and all of us safe and healthy and open since September 9, 2021.
I ask and remind you that if you have not re-registered your child for next year that you do so in order to guarantee your child has a seat! I remind you, also, to continue to send in your financial application to Futures in Education. The sooner the better – there is still monies to go out for scholarships. Also, remember, if you refer a person to our school, and they stay for a year, the following year there is a deduction from your child’s tuition of $750 for that year! It will be a win-win situation.
On behalf of our pastor, Fr. Tom, our board chair, Mr. Mangar, and the Board, my teachers and staff, and myself, I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! May our Lord, Jesus, continue to bless you and your dear children with good health, peace, joy, and prosperity!
Please invite your friends and family to take a virtual tour of our school and also view a part of our Easter Show with our beautiful children!
Happy and Blessed Easter,
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As you know, this week is Spirit Week. Every day the children have come to school in different attire that is usually worn here at school. Instead of uniforms, if they wished, the children dressed as Super Heroes, Twins, Sports Characters, Disney Characters, etc. What a wonderful way, in the midst of the Pandemic, to come to school, learn and still have safe fun. W hat a joy in the midst of what is happening in the world to be able to still be a child.
What a great joy it is for the children and all of us here to be part of this great school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy! Here we can dress as Super Heroes and also speak about how the real Super Heroes of our lives are with us everyday – God, our parents, guardians, teachers, friends, service workers, etc.
As I walked among your beautiful children and took pictures, prayed for them and you, I needed to share with you my special moments that I have with your dear children.
God bless you and continue to watch over you,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
Happy New Year! I pray that this year will be the end of this pandemic and that it will be a blessed New Year.
Already, re-registration papers have been sent to you, and I am grateful to all of you who have already returned your child/children’s registration for next year. We want to make sure that we have seats for all of our current students before we admit students coming from other schools to join our academy family.
Thank you for your kind words and letters of thanks for our effort since September 9 in keeping our academy open and our students safe . It is my honor to serve you and your dear children, and I continue all my efforts on making sure they are well and receiving the best education possible.
Above if you click on the OLPHCA brochure, you can view our zoom times for open houses which this year must still be virtual. Pass this brochure on to all your family and friends that may wish to attend our outstanding academy.
Please remember that if you refer someone to our academy and they remain for one year, your child’s tuition will be reduced by $750 for the next year.
May our Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones,
On behalf of Fr. Tom, Jonathan and the Board, myself, and our faculty and staff, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, blessed New Year full of the joy and love of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
May the world be blessed with the healing and peace of God, and may every home receive the individual blessings they personally need!
I, personally, thank you for your kind words throughout the past year. It is my blessing and pleasure to serve such an amazing community of parents and children. Thank you for truly being partner with me in the education and well being of our dear children. God bless you!
If tonight we get the predicted snow, all students will go onto remote learning tomorrow. If the weather is so cold that everything will freeze Friday, I will let the teachers through Google Classroom/DoJo inform you/your child whether Friday remains remote.
The students have done a wonderful job at the Christmas Nativity and eighth, sixth, fourth, and kindergarten grades have videotaped their Christmas presentation. I have informed all teachers to download this video to each of their classes through your child’s google account. Therefore, by tomorrow you will be able to see, what has been a yearly tradition, our Christmas show.
I pray for your dear children and you daily. I continue to ask our Lord for your safety, good health, peace, joy, and prosperity.
May Jesus watch over you and your dear loved ones,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
Although the New York City Public Schools are closed, our Superintendent’s Diocesan Office has informed all Catholic Elementary Academies that we will be open till further notice.
We were informed that we would close only if the governor declares the complete city an orange zone or if he closes the schools. We will be OPEN and in the next two days, we will be sending home books in case they will close us for Thanksgiving and thereafter.
We will be sending books and devices everyday till next Tuesday before Thanksgiving, allowing the children to keep certain books at home and bringing their devices back and forth.
I wish to inform you that our nurse will be here from the city, but we have not yet been informed as to whether there will be yellow bus service or lunch. Therefore, please send, as always, a snack with your child/children and know that they may be sent home without lunch tomorrow if the city does not deliver lunches to us for the children.
Also, we were not told whether yellow buses will be available for our children; therefore. you should make plans in the event that the yellow bus does not show up to pick up your child to come to school.
Please keep checking your teacher’s homework page, dojo, and this website in order to keep updated on all information.
May our Lord watch over you and your dear children,
By now you have all heard the Mayor’s statements regarding the closing of the public schools in New York City. While the Mayor is focusing on the New York City Schools, we are confident at this time that our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will remain open. We are already working to ensure that the essential services of transportation, food and nursing are in place in the event that the public schools close.
We continue to work to ensure that health and safety of everyone in our communities is a priority and we will continue to provide a safe and caring environment.
Please know that we, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy, will never compromise the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students.
I will update you as new information is made available to us.
Please stay safe and follow all precautions.
God bless you and watch over you, your dear children, and familes.
Mrs. Frances DeLuca