August 16, 2021
In-person instruction for all classes will begin for Grades K through 8 on Wednesday, September 8. The children from grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are asked to assemble in the schoolyard on 114th Street. If it rains, they will enter the academy through the doors on 114th Street and assemble in our auditorium. Grades K, 1 and 2 are asked to line up in the front of the building.
The academy class day, for the first few days of school, begins at 8:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday , September 8, Thursday, September 9, and Friday, September 10. Beginning Monday, September 13, the class day will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Extended Day Program will begin on Monday, September 13. The extended day program will be in the auditorium where students may be kept together by grades.
A separate letter is being mailed to the parents of any Pre-K or Kindergarten child. It will state the class assignment as well as the times for Parent Orientation and when the academy class will begin for the children.
This year we have been approved for two classes of Universal Pre-K 3 and two classes of Universal Pre-K 4; therefore, if you have a child who is either enrolled already with us or wants to enroll in Pre-K 3 or Pre-K4, please register at MySchools.nyc and click on ‘in district’ to register for our free UPK program.
All protocols of safety for COVID 19 will be used as was last year. The children will wear masks and have frequent mask breaks. Each child will be three feet apart in the classrooms and six feet in the halls. The building will be fogged for disinfection daily, and all custodians will constantly clean bathrooms, doorknobs, banisters, etc. We will again use four entrances and exists as last year. Grades Pre-K and K enter through the front of the building, right door, ground level. Grades 1 and 2 enter through the main entrance in the front, up the stairs. Grades 3, 4, and 5 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the right-side door to the entrance of the building. Grades 6, 7, and 8 enter from the back of the school building, facing the building, the left-side door to the entrance of the building.
Daily health screening forms will be required as they were done daily last year for all students, faculty, and staff. Students will remain in their cohort restricting movement in the building only for specials and lunch. Air purifiers and hand sanitizers are available in each room. All visitors are restricted, and we ask, for the safety of the children, to refrain from entering the academy while the children are in the building. ALSO, AS ALWAYS, FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL CHILDREN, IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT WELL, PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM TO SCHOOL.
May we please remind you that the tuition pre-payment, due by August 15, should be mailed to the academy. Please make sure that your account is up to date (registration fees, re-registration fees, and account balances are paid). Your child will not be admitted to class on September 8 if your account is not current. If you have a large outstanding balance from the Extended Day Program, your child will not be allowed to enter the program until this balance is cleared.
The week of August 23, letters informing you of your child’s homeroom and teacher will be mailed to your home. The placement of your child was based on the recommendation of your child’s prior year teacher as well as your child’s strengths, weaknesses and their particular need for a specific homeroom teacher. Therefore, we ask that you do not make requests to change these assignments.
We look forward to the beginning of another productive and blessed year at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy for you and your child/children.
Sincerely In Christ,
Mrs. Frances DeLuca
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy
111-10 115 Street
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
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