FROM the desk of MRS. SCHWEITZER
It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the 2020-2021 school year! This school year began with so many unknowns, yet with your help it has ended very positively! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for everything that you have done and continue to do to make St. Anthony the wonderful community that it is. I feel blessed that you have chosen St. Anthony School for your children, and I pray that you and your family have a safe and relaxing summer break!
I have attached a letter regarding the latest Diocesan COVID protocol updates. This letter is accompanied by the updated COVID-19 Return to School Requirements document which is also attached. Please take time to read each carefully.
COVID-19 Updates - Parent Letter - April 20th - click here
Return to School Requirements - April 30th - click here
St. Anthony Reentry After Absence - click here
Decision Tree for COVID -19 Response - click here
Veronica Schweitzer - principal
We Love Our St. Anthony Family!
BE ON THE LOOK OUT!!! I will be sending out an email at some point in June about a program that the school will be purchasing to help students do some remediation and get ahead academically over the summer. This program is called MobyMax. Your child will be able to get started at home once it is up and running. I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT ALL STUDENTS USE THIS PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. When I have everything together, I will email the details that will help you, as a parent, understand how the program works and how you can access your parent portal. This program can help struggling students and also help those who are ready for a challenge to move ahead. It is individualized based on a student’s needs and abilities.
2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR – The first day of school for next school year is currently scheduled for Wednesday, August 18th. Attached is the calendar.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS - The school office hours for the summer will generally be Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 AM until 1 PM during the month of June – these times may vary due to the summer projects planned. If you are planning to stop in, please call first to ensure the hours have not changed. In July, office hours may be less regular, but phone messages and email messages will be checked regularly. We pray that everyone has a relaxing summer.
LAROSAS BUDDY CARDS – PTO is continuing the sale of buddy cards. Please contact the office if interested in buying one. The cost is $10 for 14 buy one get one free cheese pizza deals.
SCHOOLBELLES – The Taylor Mill location will be reopening on May 25, 2021. Attached is a Memorial Day Sale Flyer.
SUMMER READING @ KENTON COUNTY LIBRARY – Please see attached regarding the summer reading program at the library.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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 Diocese requires 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. A list of the live training dates in our area is attached.
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.
REMKE CARING NEIGHBORS – As part of the Remke’s Caring Neighbor program, they will donate up to 2% to St. Anthony for every purchase made when you use your Remke Rewards card if you have designated St. Anthony. It has been brought to our attention that even if you had previously chosen St. Anthony, you may need to log into your account and verify that St. Anthony is still designated.
Sign in to your account at www.remkes.com
Go to My Account in the top right corner of the page
Choose St. Anthony as your favorite Caring Neighbor Non-Profit Organization from the drop down box toward the bottom of the page
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS – Please designate St. Anthony as your Kroger Community Rewards partner.
1. Login or create your digital account at www.kroger.com
2. Link your Card to an organization.
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.
1. Sign in to your digital account.
2. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support.
3. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.
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