From the Desk of the Principal…October 7, 2020

 

 



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The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary. During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary and make a special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, the true Catholic faith. 



Calendar/Newsletter Highlights

  • Technology Committee
  • Fundraisers - Axxess Books
  • Family  Information Packets
  • Virtus Training



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Technology Committee: Looking to reinstate the technology committee with a STEM emphasis.  Parents that are interested in being involved please contact Jim Montgomery at jim@sureteq.com 

Reopening:  We are excited to welcome our students back to campus. We are anticipating the return of our 7 & 8 graders as our county progresses through the Red Tier.  As we move towards reopening in-person instruction on campus  please keep these dates in mind:


  • October 8th  - Last Day of Distance of Learning
  • October 9th, 12th, 13th -  No school - Preschool and Kindergarten will be in session. 
  • October 14th - 16th  In-person Instruction Minimum Days - Noon Dismissal
  • October 19 - Full Day of In-person Instruction

Reminder:  As we return to campus please review the uniform and dress codes in our handbook paying particular attention to the sections hair length and color.  



Thank you!  For your generosity in supporting our school.  WE made $300 from the  Chipotle Fundraiser


Axxess Books:

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  • There’s no printed book, For 2021, instead of printing on 47 tons of paper, now all merchant offers will be exclusively found on our updated website and mobile app!

  • One membership now includes both Santa Barbara and Ventura County Merchants. You’re getting two memberships for the price of one!

  • Here is the website: https://axxesscard.com/fundraising/

 

Please join our Chuch for this event on Saturday, October 10:

 

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Website Update:  Our new website is up!  I am working on the pictures but the information is updated and correct. 

On our website you will find three new buttons - Reporting Absences, Re-Opening Documents/Waiver, and COVID-19 Health Survey.   All buttons are active for your use. All information is reported directly to our office. 

 

 

 

 

Family Information Drop-off:  

We are still missing a number of Family Information packets.  Please get them into our office as soon as you can~ Thank you.



VIRTUS TRAINING: 

If your VIRTUS certificate expired or will expire in January 2020 - December 2020, you may recertify by requesting an OPTION #3 certificate, if you have completed all your VIRTUS continuing ed bulletins.  If you are not current on your bulletins or you do not already have a VIRTUS Online account, you may recertify by completing an online class. Contact OLASafeguard@ola-vta.org for more information. 


Protecting God’s Children class ( the initial VIRTUS training) is available by ZOOM on October 8th.  To register for this training, contact OLASafeguard@ola-vta.org. If your VIRTUS certificate expired before January 2020, you must complete the Protecting God’s Children class in order to recertify.