Saints School News
School News – August 14, 2020
Saint Wenceslaus Catholic School Office Update
From the Office of Principal:
Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Friends of SWS,
We are heading back to school!
Whew! We have been working so hard to make sure that we are bringing our students and our staff back to school safely. We will be back in the school building beginning in September. Our first day of preschool will be on Wednesday, September 2 and the K-8 students will begin on Thursday, September 3.
We have developed a School Pandemic Preparedness and Readiness Plan in line with the Archdiocesan Protocols for Safely Reopening Catholic School Buildings.
Please click here to go directly to our safety plan.
This plan is a fluid plan that will be changing as needed.
You can access our safety plan and more information by going to our main school website.
swsaints.org – then go to Saints Return 2020. This site will keep you up-to-date on all of the latest information.
Back to School Paperwork and Forms
PLEASE – Go to the school website and click on the button.
Back to school paperwork and forms
We have lots of paperwork and forms that you need to complete. Many of these can be filled out on line!
Thank you for taking care of this detail. We know it is annoying be we really do need your forms filled out.
Back to School Open House will now take place as a one to one visit in the classroom. Parents and students are welcome to sign up for a time to attend together.
We will offer two days for this on August 31 and September 1 in time slots so that a limited number of people are entering our building.
This is for preschoolers up to 8th grade.
Students in grades 1-5 will have a short reading assessment with the teacher while the parent waits in the hallway.
Everyone except the preschoolers are required to wear masks.
Watch for the sign up link to come out soon!
Club House – Extendend Care program open to all K-8 students
Please click to sign up
To pick up you child at Club House, please ring the door bell on the door that is on the far north end of our school facing the playground. Walk through the playground gate and follow the sidewalk to the Club House door.
Preschool before and aftercare program
Open 7:00-9:00 AM and 3:00-5:30 PM – 5 days per week
$6 per hour to be billed at the end of each month based on use.
This program is exclusive for preschool students only and located in our preschool program classrooms.
Please fill out this quick sign up.
Summer Challenge Grant 2020
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and support in collecting donations for our summer challenge grant. We have made our goal!
$20,000 = $20,000 from the Schulze Family Foundation.
This money will be used for health and safety precautions and resources due to COVID-19.
One resource is to have a full time COVID cleaning person on staff. This person will continuously clean all high touch areas of the school, areas that may be used by multiple groups, and areas where children and teachers use/travel. We have also been able to hire additional teaching staff to make a few classes smaller. In addition, we have purchased safety equipment for the school such as facemasks, desk dividers, and much more. The summer challenge grant has truly been a blessing.
Girls plain navy blue jumpers are now accepted as part of our uniform code.
Reveiw: Girls can wear navy blue or approved uniform plaid
Jumpers, skirts, skorts, shorts, pants, shorts
Fall Volleyball Cancelled
Due to the changes with the Minnesota State High School League, the coaches of our volleyball conference have determined that it is not appropriate to continue with this sport at this time. We hope that some volleyball can be done later in the year.
The Schulze Early Learning Scholarship continues to be open for Prekindergarten families – fall 2020 school year! $500 – $3000 grants available.
For all preschool students going into the 4/5-year-old Prekindergarten class – one year away from entering kindergarten.
Your income should be average (not low/not high) to apply!
Click to the application website!
Calendar of Events:
Mon., Aug. 24 – Teacher Workshop begins
Mon., Aug. 31 – One to One – Open House Preschool to Grade 8 and
Assessment (for gr. 1-5) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tues., Sept. 1 – One to One – Open House Preschool to Grade 8 and
Assessment (for gr. 1-5) 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wed., Sept. 2 – PreK 1st day of school- 9:00 am (with before care open at 7:00 am)
Thurs., Sept. 3 – 3/4 Preschool – 1st day of school – 9:00 am (with before care open at 7:00 am)
Thurs., Sept. 3 – First day of school – Kindergarten-Grade 8 – 7:30 am (drop off beginning at 7:10 am)
Mon., Sept. 7 – NO SCHOOL – Labor Day
Wed., Sept. 9 – Parent Information Night – Google Meet Meetings for grades K-4
Thurs., Sept. 10 – Parent Information Night – Google Meet Meetings for grades 5-8
Wed. Sept. 23 – School Picture Day
Thurs., Sept. 24 – School Picture Day
Mon., Sept. 28 – Feast of St. Wenceslaus – School Marathon Event Challenges for Students
TADS Account set up
Reminder: Please go onto TADS to set up your tuition payments for the school year.
Every family needs to set up an account. Monthly payments accumulate and your first payment might be quite large if you have not yet set up your monthly plan.
Wanted: Substitute Teachers and/or people with 4-year degrees who are willing to step in to help with our classes if our teachers cannot be in the school. Training will be provided. All substitutes will need to be approved with a background check/ and other documents through Virtus. You do not need to have a teaching degree but you must have a 4-year college degree to be in a classroom with the students. We are very short of this sort of help. Please let us know if you are willing. This will be a paid position – paid daily.