A Look at Our Covid Precautions

Here is a look inside our school building at the many precautions we are taking to maintain in-person schooling during the Covid-19 crisis.

We have reconfigured our classrooms by spreading desks out and putting plastic barriers on desks, and we have hand sanitizer stations and signage throughout the building. And of course all students and staff members are wearing masks.

Thanks to all of our staff and students for being so careful during these tough times, and for taking our procedures seriously and keeping each other safe.

A Letter From the Superintendent

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Dear Catholic Academy and Parish School Families,

Since September, our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools have been open and operating safely and efficiently. Thank you for your support in ensuring our guidelines for health and safety have been followed. Every person in our extended Catholic Academy and Parish Schools’ community has the responsibility to observe social distancing and wear a mask. This is what will keep the doors to our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools open; this is what will continue to keep everyone at our Catholic Academies and Parish Schools safe and healthy. Our principals, teachers and health aides have rigorously enforced health and safety protocols in our Catholic Academy and Parish Schools. For all this is being done on a daily basis, we are most grateful.

However, as students’ participation in outside extracurricular activities increases, the possibility of exposure to individuals who are positive for COVID may increase for both the students and their families. The same outcome can be true for attending any event with large numbers of people. This past week we have seen a very slight uptick in positive cases, and every positive case has been traced back to exposures at gatherings, parties, and events outside of the Catholic Academy/Parish School. We are sending this letter as a stark reminder COVID protocols do not end at the end of the school day and/or take the weekends off!

With that being said, it is crucial that every family completes the daily self-screening checklist, prior to sending their children to the Catholic Academy/Parish School.

If you can answer YES to any of the questions, your child may NOT enter the Catholic Academy/Parish School building. You MUST contact a health professional for guidance and notify the Catholic Academy/Parish School principal.

As a reminder, the questions are:

1. If your child has any of the following symptoms, that indicates a possible illness, which may decrease the student’s ability to learn and put them at risk for spreading illness to others. Does your child have any of these symptoms?

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Sore Throat
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting

2. To the best of your knowledge, in the past 14 days, has your child been in close contact (within 6 feet for at least 10 minutes) with anyone who has tested positive through a diagnostic test for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19?

3. Has your child or a member of your household traveled internationally or from a state with widespread community transmission of COVID-19 per the New York State Travel Advisory in the past 14 days.

According to the New York State Department of Health, your child will need to receive a note of medical clearance and a negative PCR COVID test to return to school, should they develop any symptoms or be sent home from school. 

What else can we all be doing to maintain a safe environment for all? We can limit our exposure to large groups of people, continue to practice good hand hygiene, have a supply of masks on hand so that the fabric masks can be washed daily, and ensure everyone in your family receives a flu shot and all immunizations are kept up-to-date.

We truly appreciate everyone’s honesty, cooperation and dedication, to keeping our schools safe and healthy places of learning. During the month of the Most Holy Rosary, we continue to entrust our students, teachers, principals and staff to our Lady; the cause of our hope and joy.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

In-School Walk-A-Thon Details

Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Walk-a-thon!

  • Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
  • Students will walk in the parking lot, behind the school. Parking lot will be empty.
  • Students will walk for 15 minutes.
  • Students must keep track of # of steps and add it to their steps so far since Oct. 1st.
  • Students will be in dress-down (free).
  • Students will receive water and a snack after walking.

While the in school students are walking at a designated time, the home schooled students may walk at home for 15 minutes as well. Remember, you are contributing to your class total!

All sponsor sheets and pledges totaling $200.00 per family, are due on 10/30/2020.

Blessing of the Animals

 Today Father Gannon and Father Ray blessed pictures of animals as well as some cute stuffed animals. 

Myschoolbadge app-IN SCHOOL students only

 Good afternoon,

For the health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff, we are using myschoolbadge app to be used everyday before your child comes to school. This app is only for in school students. Below are the directions to follow.  Any questions regarding setting up your account, please send an email to Mrs. Griffo at egriffo@incarnationqv.org or Ms. Bellone at principal@incarnationqv.org.

** the District click on Incarnation Catholic Academy, School-the same, thens parents email information

Follow the directions on your welcome email. When it asks for the students email you can use the following email address student@incarnationqv.org. 

 

Click the links below:

PARENT ONBOARDING

**PARENT CAPTURE ACTIVITY-next step

Myschoolbadge parents onboarding directions