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Update from the Diocese about our Schools

Posted on November 19, 2020

November 19,

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BROOKLYN AND QUEENS CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES TO CONTINUE IN-PERSON LEARNING

Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for Brooklyn and Queens, has announced that all 69 schools and academies will remain open and continue to provide in-person learning, in spite of the decision made to close New York City public schools indefinitely starting tomorrow.

“I am frustrated that the Mayor’s announcement was made as Catholic schools and academies throughout Brooklyn and Queens were dismissing our students. I want to make it clear to parents, teachers, staff, and students that the Mayor’s announcement only pertains to New York City public schools, and our schools will be open tomorrow. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that our school community remains safe for everyone, and we will continue to ensure strict compliance with all health and safety protocols,” said Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Catholic Schools ~ Office of Support Services.

Catholic schools in the Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens have provided safe, five days a week in-person learning since beginning this school year, as scheduled, on September 9. The Superintendent, along with the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of New York, has received confirmation from the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Non-Public Schools that they will maintain entitled services for Catholic school students, including school nurses, transportation, and food.

         Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn have successfully operated for more than two months due to the strict adherence to the important “Core Four” actions to prevent COVID-19 transmission, including maintaining physical distance, wearing a face covering, practicing healthy hand hygiene, and staying home if sick. The schools and academies of the Diocese of Brooklyn continue to work with New York State and City Department of Health officials on a regular basis to maintain the safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff.

         For a listing and more information about Catholic Schools in Brooklyn and Queens, please visit catholicschoolsbq.org.

 

Update on our school being open tomorrow.

Posted on November 18, 2020

November 18, 2020

Dear Parents and students,

Please be advised that our Catholic schools will be open tomorrow.  We do not know whether buses will be available or lunches, so we ask that you send your child with a snack to school tomorrow.  We expect to be open for the rest of the week.  However, during the uncertainty of the virus status, we are expecting to stay open depending upon a decision from the Governor to the contrary.

I will keep you updated both here and on Google Classroom.  The children can bring home their iPads if they need to and bring them back and forth, as a precautionary measure.  As you all know, we are doing every precaution to keep our children safe.  Please know we truly love and care for them.  

Sincerely,

 Mrs. Smolenski

We are OPEN tomorrow

Posted on

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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,

Mrs. DeLuca

This weekend and Monday

Posted on November 13, 2020

November 13, 2020

Dear Parents, 

The mayor of NYC will be deciding on whether to keep NYC schools open for next week.  As you know, there has been an uptick in Covid cases in our area.  As yet, the Brooklyn Diocese has made no official announcements.  I will definitely inform you if we will not be coming in on Monday.

Also, on Monday we will be having a Zoom prayer service. The links have been sent on Google Classroom.  All are welcomed to join us.

I have sent the iPads assigned to your child home with them, should they need it.  Please be mindful that they are responsible for them and must return to school with them or you will be asked to pay for damage or loss of them.

I wish you all a safe weekend.  I also hope to see the children on Monday.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Smolenski

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