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Celebrate St. Petter's Week
Week of March 1 – 5
We Are Family “We love because God first loved us.” — 1 John 4:19
Each one of us is unique, but we still come together as a family.
Monday, March 1 Each student will be decorating a puzzle piece that will become part of a school wide collaborative puzzle to show that although we are each unique, we can still come together as part of our St Peter’s family. Tuesday,
March 2 “Multiples Day” Twins, Triplets, Quadruplets… Just as God made us all different, He also made us alike. Find as many people as you can and wear the same outfit. Prizes will be awarded for the biggest group that participates. Wednesday,
March 3 We will show that we are a St. Peter’s family as we come together to assemble the school wide puzzle that we started working on earlier in the week. Thursday,
March 4 “Pajama Day” Family Fun Put on your most comfortable pajamas and get ready for some Family Fun! As a class watch a movie, read a story, or play a board game together just like you would on a Family Fun night! Friday,
March 5 “Family Spirit” Wear your favorite St. Peter’s shirt or school colors of blue and white to show your support for our basketball team and our St. Peter’s family. If you are on the basketball team, wear your jersey to show your pride. (NO shorts)
Thursday, November 19, 2020
A Note from your Principal
As I am sure most of you are aware, Governor Cuomo spoke yesterday regarding an update on the color zones for WNY. I am very thankful to say that at this time we remain out of those zones and are able to continue with our In School Learning Plan. We are appreciative of all in our school community that have done their part to follow the guidelines we have in place. As of this date, I am pleased to say that we are doing well within our school building.
However, as you probably realize, our learning plan will be dictated by what happens in our area. Should we go on Yellow, it is possible to continue In school Learning. However, mandatory testing of 20% of our students and staff are required in order to remain open. Lynette Kroening (Parish Board President) and I are working on how our school will be able to meet the criteria necessary to remain open for In School Learning. We are in contact with local officials who are helping guide us through this process. Our prayer is that we can remain open however it will require many tasks being met including 20% of our school family willing to be tested. At this time, I would like to get an idea of who would be willing to be tested. If we don’t have 20% then there isn’t a reason for us to continue our research in this area. I am asking each family to complete the attached form and return to me by Monday, November 23, 2020. I ask you to prayerfully consider your decision and what is best for your family.
As I have stated previously, I continue to be inspired by so many of you who are daily making sacrifices at home and in your workplace. I am overwhelmed by the kindness you have shared with our staff and myself. As we continue with our In School Instruction, we are also providing Remote lessons for those families who have chosen that option. We are prepared to go to full Remote Learning should that be needed. However, at this time, we are able to continue as we are.
It appears that the Governor will be giving weekly updates on the color zones and changes to them. I know this is an anxious time for each family. I wish I could tell you if/when we will go to full Remote Learning, but I do find out the information at the same time you do. My only advice is to have a plan in place should it occur soon. I think we are safe to say we will be in school up until our Thanksgiving break which begins next Wednesday, November 25th. I will keep you posted of any changes as I learn of them.
I continue to pray for each of you daily! I ask that you pray for all of those in leadership positions. Pray that they have wisdom when making important decisions. Please stay safe and healthy while following the guidelines we are given.
chipotle online fundraiser
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support St Peters Lutheran School. Come in to the Chipotle at 1785 Military Rd in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, November 18th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to St Peters Lutheran School.
NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP
Use code 6LVKDKF before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on
Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will
be counted towards the fundraiser.
The Mighty Niagara Discount Card!
St. Peter's Lutheran School Fund Raiser - $20.00 each!
For more information and to order, please download the form.
CHIAVETTA'S DRIVE-THRU CHICKEN BBQ
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020
4:00-6:00 PM. - $12.00 PER DINNER
Click HERE for ticket and additional information.
8/13/20 - Reopening Summary Points
The following are summary points for three areas of our Reopening Plan. Governor Cuomo has requested that each school highlight these three topics for school staff and families. As always, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Scibetta: email@example.com
Our plan for the 2020-2021 school year is to have In-School Learning five days a week. However, we are offering Remote Learning to families who choose to start the school year this way. These families have contacted Mrs. Scibetta directly, concerning their desire to have Remote Learning. Once this is chosen, it will be in place for the entire 1st Marking Period, which ends November 13, 2020. At that time, families may switch their choice, if they desire. Should the need arise, St. Peter’s will provide remote learning for all of our students.
Communication will be given to parents, as soon as possible, should remote learning be put in place. Our teachers are being trained to use Google Classroom. This will be our main source for providing instruction and taking attendance. However, for those families without technology access, teachers will make arrangements to drop off, email, or have parents/guardians pick up work. A plan will be put in place to take daily attendance via text or email. Unlike this past spring, grading will be done while learning remotely. We will not be using the Pass/Fail system for our core subjects: ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Spanish (5-8) and Bible Studies. Assignments will be given for Music, PE, and Art that can easily be done at home based on availability of space and equipment and an effort grade will be given once completed. The teacher will communicate with the parent/guardian regarding these specials. Further information on remote learning will be communicated during our Orientation Week which is August 31st-Septmeber 2nd. Teachers will be contacting families to schedule a time to meet that week.
COVID -19 Testing
If a student or staff member is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival, they will be immediately removed from the entry area and taken to the designated isolation room within the school office. At that time, parents/guardians will be contacted for pick-up and the situation documented. Parents/guardians should immediately contact their healthcare provider. The student may return to school only under the conditions outlined in the school’s return to school policy as stated in our Family Handbook. (The Family handbook will be given orientation week prior to the start of school).
The alternate entrance area will be used while the initial area is ventilated and disinfected per CDC guidelines. If a student or staff members shows signs of illness during the course of the day, similar protocol will be followed and all persons who were in the classroom with that person will be relocated until the area is sufficiently sanitized and the space will not be occupied for 24 hours.
Any student or staff member who may have been in contact with a suspected case will be notified of the contact while maintaining confidentiality and providing communication on further developments. Their health should be monitored. School policy for positive results will be followed. (See Family Handbook). State and local health officials will be immediately notified of a confirmed case.
We will refer to the CDC guidance on “Symptoms of Coronavirus” for the most up to date information on symptoms associated with COVID-19.
Should a student or staff member test positive for COVID-19, we will work with the DOH and family members, as needed, to contact trace all who have been in contact with this individual. We will rely on direction given to us by the DOH.
8/8/20 - Reopening Update:
I am very pleased to announce that Governor Cuomo has given the green light for schools to reopen this fall. Our staff is excited to welcome our students back to St. Peter’s Lutheran on September 8, 2020. The Governor has asked that we post three specific parts of our plan for all our families to see, without them having to search the entire document: Remote Learning Specifics, Health Screening/Testing Procedures, and Positive COVID-19 Tracing.
Our staff will be meeting on Wednesday, August 12th to discuss our reopening plan and finalize the Remote Learning portion. As soon as we have all of that in place, I will be posting, online, the topics listed above. We will also be contacting each family to set an appointment to meet with their child’s home room teacher prior to the start of school. This will be done during our Orientation Week: August 31-September 3.
Also, the Governor wants the parents to have an opportunity to ask questions to their district. For our individual school, I have handled it through direct contact. I have had ongoing dialogue with many of you and I thank everyone who has reached out to me. I encourage you to contact me via email, phone call, Facebook messenger, or text. I am addressing all questions and concerns as quickly as possible. For the size of our school, I feel that this is the best way for me to directly and personally respond to these questions and concerns. We will also be answering questions during appointments scheduled for Orientation Week.
Please continue to pray for those of us who are working tirelessly to follow the guidelines needed in order to reopen our school so that all students and staff can have a safe and caring environment. Your prayers are felt and appreciated!
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Here you will find our NYS Education Department required Reopening Plan. Our hope is to begin the school year on September 8, 2020, for all students in Grades PreK-8. Our plan focuses on In- School Instruction along with the availability of Remote Learning for those who choose this option or as guided by NYS. This plan is subject to change at any time. All staff, students, and parents/guardians will be notified of any changes made to this plan.
Families are asked to contact Mrs. Scibetta if they are choosing to begin the year with Remote Learning. Please contact her by Monday, August 10th; firstname.lastname@example.org
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
7/31/20 - Reopening Plan Update:
Our plan is almost complete. This week we received Reopening Guidance for Religious and Independent Schools that we are using to create our plan. Our hope is to safely have in-person instruction beginning September 8. The health and safety of our students and staff is of upmost importance. The detailed plan will be submitted and published to our website in the next few days. (Due date for Non Public Schools is by August 7.) As part of the plan, Remote Learning will be included as needed. If you are a family that would prefer to begin the year with Remote Learning, I would like to hear from you. Please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience as we all work our way through this unsettling and unprecedented time.
God’s blessings to you all, Mrs. Scibetta