PARENT MEMO 2: August 23, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
The first three days of school went very well. The faculty, staff and students are happy to be back at
school! We are excited to have limited volunteers back in the school. Please see below for the Diocese
of Raleigh requirements to volunteer in the school. Along with limited volunteers in the school, we are
also going to start the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) back up as well as the School Advisory Council
(SAC). If you are interested in being a part of either of these, please email me at
[email protected]

The PTO works in conjunction with the principal. The organization provides support to the parents and
faculty of the school on behalf of the students. They organize fun activities at the school that go
beyond fundraising. The focus is on bringing the school and families together.
The SAC can be representatives of the school, church, and community. They do not need to be parents
of students enrolled in the school. The council members function in an advisory capacity only on
matters brought up by the principal or pastor. The council provides advice and support to the
administration.

VOLUNTEERING AT ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
We will be allowing limited volunteers in the school this year. If you want to volunteer at the school, you
must complete the volunteer application which includes attending a Safe Environment Training
(SET)class. There are a few online trainings this month. Please see below.
Safe Environment Training Calendar
In addition to attending the SET training, all volunteers need to complete an application with the
Diocese of Raleigh. You can turn your completed application into the front office.
Volunteer Application in English
Volunteer Application in Spanish

COVID 19
We are operating under the guidance of the North Carolina Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
guidelines. The full COVID 19 Opening plan can be found here. If you have any questions, please email
me at [email protected]
If your child is sick or has been exposed to COVID 19, please let the school know as soon as possible.
You can email Micaela Shea, our Health Coordinator at [email protected] and Christa Larkin,
principal at [email protected] to let us know and we can inform you on how to proceed.

HEALTHROOM
If your child(ren) need prescription or over the counter medicine during the school day, please submit
the form attached to this memo to the school.

EXTENDED CARE HELP
St. Patrick Catholic School is looking for one or two extended care workers. The position is five days a
week from 2:30 to 6:00. Experience with children preferred. If interested please email Christa Larkin,
principal, at [email protected]

FACEMASKS
Please send your child(ren) to school with at least 3 clean face coverings. Face masks should be cloth
however, the gaiter style face coverings are not to be worn at school.

CARPOOL
Carpool is off to a great start. There are just a few reminders to help everyone stay safe. Refrain from
being on your cell phones during carpool. When using the carpool circle in the front of the school stay
to the right. Do not pass other cars. If children are getting in or out of the vehicle on the left side the
students should walk in front of their car to get to the sidewalk. Please do not call the office or come
into the office during dismissal time. Mrs. Mathieu is actively dismissing students during this time and
will not be able to help you until dismissal is over. If you need to come back into the school or office
after school, please wait outside in the breezeway. When dismissal is complete, the office staff will be
available to assist you at that time.

SPIRIT SHIRT ORDERS
Please turn in your spirit shirt order forms and payments by August 31st
. We will place the order on
September 1st in hopes that the shirts will be ready for the September spirit day. Please contact the
office if you need another form.

CALENDAR
August 27- Spirit Day- If you are new to the school and do not have a spirit wear shirt yet, you may wear
a green or gold t-shirt with limited writing, no graphics.
September 3- 12:15 Dismissal
September 6- Labor Day No School