Distance Learning

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

As we continue to engage you in Distance Learning, it is wonderful to see how beautifully the transition from a traditional classroom to a virtual classroom has occurred.  I feel so very proud of the you, children, as I see the interaction between students, other students, and the teacher in the virtual classroom.  Although nothing can replace the beauty of the traditional classroom environment, I was very happy to see students raising their hands and asking questions, as well as the interaction between students.  I, particularly, thank my teachers for all the extensive work they are doing to make sure the children understand well the topics being taught.  Parents, I thank you, for you truly have bought a new meaning to the phrase, “Partners in your child’s education”.

Parents, I continue to thank you for sending in your child’s/children re-registration to us.  This makes it possible to plan well for next year when ordering materials and books.  Please remember that if the Covid 19 has caused a financial challenge to your family, please submit the application for Tuition Relief Emergency Fund by May 15, on www.futuresineducation.org/covid19app.  Also, if the registration fee is a problem, just sent in $100 to secure your child’s seat and arrangements can be discussed with us later. 

As all of our academy expenses continue to be the same, I especially thank you parents that make timely payments of your child’s tuition. 

In addition, we encourage you to apply for the regular financial aid program administered by Futures in Education for the 2020-21 academic year now, by going to www.futuresineducation.org/scholarships.

Note: Returning Teddy J. Forstmann recipients should apply for regular tuition assistance for 20-21 through Children’s Scholarship Fund/Civicore. Instructions have been emailed to you. Please contact Futures in Education at 718.965.7340 or by email: Scholarships@FuturesinEducation.org if you have any questions or need assistance.

For the students’ safety, my Monday morning Zoom codes will not be posted in my letter to you on this website.  Rather I have instructed my teachers to post the codes in their homework page allowing only students and parents to have them.  I miss you, children, very much and look forward to praying with you Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m.  Find the codes in your teacher’s homework page.

Friday, May 1, 2020 starting at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., teachers and I will be distributing ipads to parents of students in the academy.  We thank DeSales Media from the Diocese who have provided for free on-loan ipad devices for the use of the children during this time.  We pray that when the children return to the classroom, they will be permitted to use them for classroom use.  These are an invaluable asset as the teachers do differentiated instruction with the students in the classroom.  I am most grateful.  Because we are keeping to the state’s mandate for social distancing,  all appointments have been spaced 15 minutes apart plus several teachers will work with at least 10 feet away from each other.  We will be wearing masks and rubber gloves.  We recommend you do the same.  Yet, for caution, we have made appointments  spaced apart and distant enough as not to violate health safety for all involved.  The process will go very quickly, and it will not take more than a few minutes per person.

I continue to pray daily for you and your dear family.  May God continue to bless and watch over you always.

Mrs. Frances DeLuca