E-Learning Updates

Principal’s Message 3/29/2020

I appreciate the team effort to keep our students learning. We would love your input on how the first week’s eLearning went for your family.  Please complete this short survey at the following link:

eLearning Parent Feedback Survery

Tonight at 5:00 p.m., our teachers will be sending this week’s eLearning chart. Please remember that if you have any questions, you can reach out to your child’s homeroom teacher, Mrs. Curry or myself.  We will do our best to assist you. Many of our teachers are experimenting with recording short videos for their classes, which we will send out via private links.

Remember we will take attendance on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays as official school days. Send your child’s homeroom teacher an email or a text via the Remind app indicating your child was present and working at any point in the day!

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Announces School Closures Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact

Jennifer Simerman, Secretary for Communications

260-399-1448

jsimerman@diocesefwsb.org

March 13, 2020

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Announces School Closures Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the continued spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and multiple confirmed cases within the diocese, the Catholic Schools Office has announced the closing of all our 43 Catholic Schools within the 14-county service area effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and for a minimum of three weeks. A set date has not been established for the re-opening of our schools. Additionally, all afterschool and extracurricular activities are suspended until further notice.

The diocese has been, and will continue to be, in constant communication and follow the directives of local health authorities, the Indiana Department of Health, the Indiana Department of Education, the CDC and the Indiana Governor’s office.

“The health and safety of our students, staff, and their families is of utmost importance” says Dr. Joe Brettnacher, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the diocese. “We do not take this decision lightly and understand this impacts thousands of families. As things continue to evolve, we are working hard to follow every direction of local health experts and to implement preventative measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.”

Beginning March 16, school officials will be working with staff members from all of our 43 schools to finalize plans for eLearning or distance learning for our students. Parents should watch for communications from their principals for more information.

The diocese has also created a webpage for the most current directives and resources for all of our diocesan parishes and schools: www.diocesefwsb.org/covid-19.

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend extends prayers for every student, faculty and staff member. Also, we pray for those who are sick, those who care for them, and for an end to this pandemic.

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About the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Schools: built upon the foundation laid by St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Monsignor Benoit, Bishop John Henry Luers and Bishop Joseph Dwenger, Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend work with parents to help children grow in holiness, develop their God-given talents, prepare them for lives of serving others and giving glory to God. Our 43 Catholic schools spanning the 14 counties of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend serve 13,000 children. Our schools are known for their academic excellence, strong Catholic identity and our caring and dedicated faculty and staff. For more information about the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, please visit http://www.diocesefwsb.org/Catholic-Schools-Office.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid – Remember tuition assistance is based on your family’s income, number of dependents and any extenuating circumstances. Grant awards vary depending on your family’s financial situation as well as the amount of funds budgeted for grants by the parish and the Diocese. Families applying for financial aid are required to submit a financial aid application through FACTS GRANT & AID.  All financial aid applications along with 2019 tax return, must be submitted by March 31st. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

School Choice Scholarship – Families who received Choice Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year are very likely to qualify for this scholarship again. Click here for The Indiana Choice Scholarship Income Guidelines. Please revise these guidelines before applying for FACTS GRANT & AID. Mrs. Priebe will be contacting you soon to verify your eligibility.