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End of the Year Letter

Posted on May 13, 2020 in: General News

End of the Year Letter

May 11, 2020

Dear St. Nicholas Catholic School Parents, Students, and Families:

Congratulations!  You have almost made it through this very strange school year.  Our last official day of classes for this year is Friday, May 22, 2020.

If your teacher has not contacted you yet, she will be doing so very soon to set up an appointment for you and your child to come to school to pick up any supplies, coats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. that have been left behind.  It will also be a time to return all of the school textbooks, tablets, etc. that you have taken home during our Distance Learning time. 

Please continue to use healthy habits when entering the school building to protect yourself and others.  Make sure to wear masks and gloves, and to sign in and sign out at the front door.  Please come during your scheduled times and don’t linger any longer than necessary to take care of business and say your final goodbyes for the year.

This has been a very unusual year.  Distance Learning has made traditional grading ineffective for all grades.  You have received a Progress Report recently to let you know how your child has been doing through “Distance Learning.”  You may not necessarily be receiving a traditional final report card at the end of the school year.  Instead, as each teacher has been giving you timely updates of your child’s progress, you will be receiving a written report to go along with your child’s most recent Progress Report.   End of the Year testing and assessments were not done this year.  It would not seem fair to take tests that compare our students to others since not all students had the same learning environments at home for Distance Learning.  Your teacher was best able to give appropriate measurements as to your child’s progress during this time.

We will miss all of our students this summer.  Just because the last day of classes is May 22, it is not the end of learning for your child.  Please continue to do any on-line learning that you have experienced or discovered during the last few months.  And as always, please have your child READ, READ, AND READ more during the summer.

 

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