Students will be seamlessly connected. This website continues to be the best source for timely updates and information about home-based learning, as well as parent and family resources including additional materials helpful to your loved ones going forward. Haga clic aquí para la versión en español de este anuncio. The principal or a school official will need to be in full PPE in order to be present in the room for some of the testing. They know that what students learn in Catholic schools goes beyond the textbooks. It is NOT a rapid test. It was a prudent step to take, made necessary by the spike in cases and city officials’ lack of action on our behalf, to protect the health and safety of the Staten Island Catholic school communities, the community of Staten Island as a whole, and the viability of Catholic education in New York. During the month of the Most Holy Rosary, we continue to entrust our students, teachers, principals and staff to our Lady; the cause of our hope and joy. Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York have engaged the services of SOMOS Community Care to conduct the required bi-weekly random testing in our school. Make sure you complete the daily screening at home. Archdiocese of New York, Click here to view this letter in English | Haga clic aquí para la versión en español de este anuncio. If you enter your name and information, the registration will be invalid, and you will not receive the test results. We strongly encourage all students receive their flu shot as soon as possible during the month of September. Check your account for results in 48 hours. This Light has never been more tangible in our lifetime. I am grateful to the principals, teachers, and you the parents who allowed us to open our schools on day one and keep them open until today. Serve. As life goes on and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving approach, we urge you to take account of numbers of people in attendance and space available for safe distancing. Your responses are very important because we are advocating to government officials and donors to help where there is a need. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, https://catholiccharitiesny.org/find-help, https://catholicschoolsny.org/advocacy-services/corona-virus. Archdiocese of New York Merit Scholarship of $60,000 or More Over 4 Years . That will be such a joyous day for us all! Haga clic aquí para la versión en español de este anuncio. If ever there has been a time to take comfort in being part of something greater than ourselves, no doubt the time is now. Some advice on how to start a conversation with someone you are worried about can be found here: If you think you, your child(ren), or a family member is experiencing a mental health crisis, see the following resources for signs and symptoms: Begin with your medical doctor or the pediatrician to rule out medical issues. Catholic schools offer a unique combination of academic and spiritual development that empowers children of all backgrounds to gain the confidence to realize their fullest potential. The same services provided to public school. When SOMOS makes contact with you, HIPAA requires that some data points be validated to ensure that they are speaking to the correct person/guardian. We are bound by our shared faith and commitment to our mission of educating each child. NEW YORK – Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus … Please visit CatholicSchoolsNY.org/opening to view our opening plan & videos showing the enhanced environment to which students, teachers and staff will return in September! Please know our singular focus remains our ability to restore 5 days of full in person learning for as many students as our buildings will safely hold. Over the past seven days, the average positivity rates in many areas of Staten Island areas have risen to as high as 5.2 percent and new daily hospital admissions have increased. The Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent is working closely with New York City Department of Health officials to establish, operationalize and implement the necessary protocols to safely reopen our school buildings as soon as possible. We have been informed by the State Department of Health this applies to students who are in school and who are attending remotely. Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We are not confident that they will fulfill those requirements. Although it is not yet known whether it is associated with COVID-19, it is essential parents and children take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective March 2nd, 2020: For students and school personnel returning from international travel, the following policy for the Archdiocese of New York is in place: All students and school personnel returning from international travel are required to get written medical clearance from their physician before returning to school. Please bookmark and refer to this web page — https://catholicschoolsny.org/advocacy-services/corona-virus to access continually updated resources for school information as well as best practices for staying healthy and links to the U.S. State Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization and other resources. Please continue to visit this web page for updates on COVID-19 (coronavirus) related issues in our schools. The figures and decisions above are measurable, concrete actions we have taken to meet our students with the Christ-centered compassion necessary during this unique time.Q4 has been uniformly assigned a 15% weight, with the outstanding weight distributed evenly across earlier marking periods. Every person in our extended Catholic schools’ community has the responsibility to observe social distancing and wear a mask. Never in recent history has our mission been more critical! The school needs an original copy of all consent forms on file. In the event that one of our schools has a student, teacher or staff member that tests positive for COVID-19. Whether it is the light of day, the comfort of healing or the glory of eternal life, light is coming, and it will be here soon. We are reminded of His constant accompaniment in the gospel of Mark 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Perhaps this simplicity in the practice of our faith, will allow us to reconnect with Christ in our fast-paced and ever more secular society. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York is closing seven of its schools—five in New York City—at the end of the school year. Wishing you all a blessed Holy Week and Happy Easter! We are reminded of Christ’s words to us, “Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst.”. COVID has changed how we interact in the world and it will certainly impact how we gather and celebrate. Last week you received a comprehensive email with reminders about the protocols set in place, which are crucial to continued safe operation of our schools during the COVID public health crisis. The ability to keep our homes and schools safe rests in our hands. All Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New York are closed Thursday due to the snowstorm. During stressful times, children and teens take their cues from the adults in their lives. This past week we have seen a slight uptick in positive cases and every positive school case has been traced back to exposures at gatherings, parties, and events outside of school. Click here and here for additional information. The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New York is to ensure our schools are Christ-centered, academically excellent, and welcoming communities that teach students to be life-long learners and leaders energized by fidelity to Christ, the Church, and one another.To learn more about Catholic schools from Pre-K through Grade 12,please visit our website: CatholicSchoolsNY.org. Your responsible decision-making and partnership with our principals in following our guidelines and protocols have made it possible for in-person instruction to continue, and for that, we are most grateful. As we embrace this holiday season, we are well aware that this year will be different. As a result of last week’s announcement to close our Catholic schools, teachers provided a week’s worth of home-based learning information and study material. We are committed to opening schools for 5 days a week and ensuring that as many students using social distancing can safely be in our buildings under the direct supervision of a Teacher. Principals will be following up with more specific directions for your school community. More than ever, your partnership is crucial to safely and successfully reopening our schools and to carry on the storied legacy of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of New York. A reality we recognize is the nearly inevitable likelihood that some of our schools will be exposed to the virus, or in fact themselves has a confirmed case of COVID-19. While we have begun to settle into some semblance of routines in our respective homes, the government-issued directives, policies and orders continue to change with each passing day. As always we will continue to keep you updated on critical matters related to your child’s education, as well as important information that requires you to take action. **If you have a mental health emergency, please call 911**. If you have any questions regarding accessing the portal please call Empire City Laboratories at 718-788-3840. Q4 has been uniformly assigned a 15% weight, with the outstanding weight distributed evenly across earlier marking periods. While the consent form notes the use of the longer swab, only the short swab will be used on our students. As he has done so regularly throughout this crisis, Timothy Cardinal Dolan has taken a moment to deliver a video greeting to our entire Catholic school family. You will also be notified of test results via a phone call from a SOMOS representative, who will identify themselves, saying they are calling on behalf of the school or the Archdiocese. Along with the updated daily checklist and a link to the revised New York State COVID Toolkit, we also addressed Governor Cuomo’s travel advisory, which was modified over this past weekend. * In accordance with the revised New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit, your child will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. If you can answer YES to any of the checklist questions, your child may NOT enter the school building. We are working with SOMOS to ensure you receive your child’s test results as soon as possible. Informed by the current CDC guidelines and in consultation with other health professionals, the Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent of Schools made this decision out of concern for the well-being of our students, families and staff. NEW YORK – Twenty schools in the Archdiocese of New York will not reopen in the fall because of the financial fallout caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. We also pray for those on the front lines: our doctors, nurses, health care workers, first responders as well all those volunteering and serving in essential services. The policy of the Health and Safety Task Force of the Superintendent of Schools has been to notify schools communities of all positive test cases within the school community since there was potential for exposure to members of the school. I know the past 24 hours has been filled with frustration, angst and uncertainty for your family and most especially your children. All travelers must continue to complete the traveler information form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State’s robust contact tracing program. You will be hearing more from them directly in the coming week with many additional resources. They are full of photos and videos of the teaching and learning that has been happening throughout the archdiocese. Click here for the English version of today’s update (haga clic aquí para la versión en español de este anuncio), which includes, in the coming days: The Health and Safety Task Force of the Office of the Superintendent of the Archdiocese of New York will continue to provide you updates as it relates to our schools. On Nov. 23, Judge Wayne Ozzi of the New York State Supreme Court — Richmond County granted COVID-19 testing relief sought by Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. All of us – administrators, principals, teachers, staff, students, parents and benefactors– are connected through this sacred bond of Catholic education. May we make a spiritual communion as we consider the true presence of Christ in our hearts. Our Catholic school system has contracted with a highly-regarded, licensed organization, SOMOS Community Care, to conduct the COVID-19 testing required to keep our schools open. We know this by the engagement of your sons and daughters with our teachers and principals, the witness of faith by supporting our first responders, and by the inspiring acts posted on social media. We should also remember those whose lives have been otherwise disrupted, especially anyone who has lost income from a loss of work during this difficult time.” This established the present territory of the Archdiocese of New York. Our principals, teachers and health aides have rigorously enforced health and safety protocols in our schools. CLICK HERE or on the image below to view Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s heartfelt message to the children who will be receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Executive Director, ADAPP. Many of these programs are available for all, regardless of income so we encourage you to be screened for these services. Most children have a persistent, high fever lasting several days, along with other symptoms, including: You should call your doctor if your child becomes ill and has had continued fever. Joy is what the Easter season is all about! On this page, you’ll find helpful information for Parents, Students and Staff of our Catholic School Community, covering what you need to know in this dynamic environment. United as Catholics and with other Christians around the world, we begin our second “Catholic Schools Weekend of Prayer” in St. Peter’s Square at 1p.m. If a student does not meet the guidelines linked here for their grade after the first 14 days of school, the principal must by law, exclude the student until they have proof of such immunization. Since Archdiocese high schools operate independently, high school families need to follow instructions from their individual schools. The guidelines are as follows: For travelers who were in another state for more than 24 hours: Travelers from the contiguous states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont are not subject to this guidance. Please know for every prayer you make, our sisters and brothers in Christ are praying for you and your family. On day four of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. Uncertainty and inconsistency invariably leads to speculation, and at the forefront of recent COVID-related speculation has been the question of when school buildings will open again. Thanks to generous donors and government funds we are hopeful that we may be able to assist those who need it most. We are blessed to be your partners in this work; most especially, we rely on the guidance counselors, social workers, and mental health professionals at the Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program (ADAPP). Did your child or children receive this from their catholic school on loan? Please bookmark and refer to this web page — https://catholicschoolsny.org/advocacy-services/corona-virus as we update it with additional resources on a regular basis. Judge Rules in Favor of Catholic Schools in Case against New York City Department of Education, Public Schools Must Provide COVID-19 Testing to Catholic Schools Where Law Mandates. The play will be available for viewing at sheencenter.org/gospelofjohn through Monday, April 13, free of charge. Not last year or next year, but now”. Since March, the Health & Safety Task Force of the Superintendent of Schools has been ensuing that our students and staff remain healthy and have access to the most accurate information to safeguard them. We are also very pleased to tell you that our friends at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture are providing a gift to all of us for Holy Week as they stream a performance of the critically-acclaimed play, THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, beginning Saturday, April 11 at 4p.m. Please enjoy this Easter message from His Eminence, which serves as yet another embrace from our wise and joyful shepherd in these troubling times, by clicking here. Their faith-based curriculum is at the core of the school. The Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York are made richer by the diversity of our students, families, schools and regions, and so our educational response to our regional needs will reflect that rich diversity in the careful planning from our regional leaders. CLICK HERE to find the daily self-screening checklist for everyone in our schools (and HERE for the Spanish version). This extended closure now requires that our professional educators, under the guidance of their regional superintendents, continue to plan for a long-term, home-based learning experience, which will include the same religious, values-infused curriculum we teach every day of the year, utilizing innovative strategies and technology. To this web page, so do the rituals of summer give way to participate in this program please. Our public and charter schools in a secure area to be available for viewing at sheencenter.org/gospelofjohn through Monday November! 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