School News

April 2, 2020

Dear Parents,

Following Governor Beshear’s counsel, the Diocese of Covington has made the decision to extend Non-Traditional Instruction until May 1, 2020.

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the front doors by the school office will be open during normal school hours (7:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M.) in order to drop off ALL WORK THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY PICKED UP OR EMAILED/MAILED TO HOMES on or after Monday, March 23rd.

When you come on April 20th, each child will have a large envelope sorted by grade with his/her name on it to alleviate any confusion. If at any time leading up to April 20th, you or a family member runs a fever or becomes ill, please contact the school office or me via email, and we will work together to figure out a way to be sure that you receive your child’s/children’s assignments and teachers receive completed work. Teachers will expect to receive these assignments picked up on April 20th to returned completed on Monday, April 27th. At that time, you will pick up another packet of work for the week of April 27th through May 1st. The front doors by the school office will be open during normal school hours (7:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M.). The faculty has been/will be experimenting with Zoom Meetings and/or Google classroom in order to connect with students to answer questions and have some discussions about material.

The faculty and staff truly appreciate all of the cooperation it will take to make this at-home instruction continue. The Diocesan decision to suspend in-school instruction was made out of an abundance of caution to help stem the spread of COVID-19, and we realize the hardship this poses to our St. Anthony community. Please know that the health and safety of our students and staff are our number one priority. I will continue to send updates as they become available.

God Bless,

Veronica Schweitzer
Principal


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NOTRE DAME URBAN EDUCATION CENTER SUMMER PROGRAM & PRESCHOOL
Attached are the registrations for the Notre Dame Urban Education Center's Summer Academics June, 2020 and Early Learning (Preschool) 20-21 Programs. Please keep in mind that space is limited for these programs.
Also, NDUEC has 7 openings in grades 3-8 for their afterschool program called Homework PLUS. The cost is $25 per month. If interested in signing your student up for this, please contact NDUEC at 859-261-4487.

HCHS Mulch & Pine Straw Sale - Holy Cross High School is having its 22nd Annual Mulch Sale, selling 3 kinds of mulch in 2 cubic foot bags for $4.25 per bag and Pine Straw for $8.00 per bale, which are approximately 12” x 12” x 23”. All prices include FREE DELIVERY and sales tax. HCHS students will deliver mulch to your home, business or rental property anywhere in Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties and will put it anywhere on your property, starting Friday, April 24th and continuing for at least 3 weeks. All proceeds benefit Holy Cross High School. Go to www.hcmulch.com or call (859) 392-8999.

VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practice programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. “Protecting God's Children® for Adults” is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. The importance of the National Charter “Protecting God’s Children” program was again highly emphasized at our opening diocesan principal’s meeting. Simply stated – all adults who enter the school building or are around school children in any capacity, must be in full compliance with the charter. This requires completed paperwork on file with the Diocese, attendance at a one-time Virtus Live Training session and maintenance of monthly online bulletins. More information can be found at www.virtus.org.
In summary, ALL ADULTS who would like to be involved with our school children must be Virtus certified and in compliance with the National Charter, “Protecting God’s Children” program. This means that all volunteers are required to be VIRTUS trained -- this includes classroom volunteers, field trip sponsors, room mothers, cafeteria workers, coaches, and substitutes, etc. New parents wishing to be VIRTUS trained should register online at www.virtus.org. If you are transferring from another parochial school, please make sure you add St. Anthony School to your VIRTUS account. If you already have an account with VIRTUS and it has been suspended or if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bottom.

REWARD OUR SCHOOL WITH YOUR KROGER SHOPPING
St. Anthony School is part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Kroger Community Rewards Program involves using your Kroger Plus Card (or your phone #). Every time they scan your card or you enter your number at the register, a percentage of your sale is mailed to St. Anthony quarterly. To select St. Anthony, you must register St. Anthony to your Kroger Plus Card online at https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 859-431- 5987. Thanks for your support!

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