PARENT MEMO 4: September 14, 2021

Dear St. Patrick Catholic School Families,
COVID UPDATE:
Please be sure to keep your child home if a person in your household is being tested, has a pending test,
or if your child has been exposed to COVID-19. Call or email the school to let us know of the situation
and we will advise you on how to proceed. If your child is sick for any reason, he/she will need a
negative COVID test or an alternate diagnosis before they may return to school. We are offering remote
learning for students that are in quarantine. Please email Micaela Shea, our Health Coordinator, at
[email protected] and Christa Larkin, principal, at [email protected] with any reports of
illnesses or exposure. Please email your child’s teacher or call the school with any other absences.
Thank you to all the parents that are being so diligent in screening your children and keeping them
home when they are not well. 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]

CHESS CLUB
We will be starting up the chess club for grades 3-8. The club will meet remotely on Thursday
afternoons via Teams from 4:15-5:00 PM.
Please contact Mrs. Shea if you want your son/daughter included on the Chess Club on Teams
[email protected] . Ms. College will also help with Chess Club.

DRESS CODE
Please make sure your child is wearing the correct uniform pieces. The uniform shoe must be a black
sneaker worn every day. They must be in their sneakers to participate in PE class. Please contact the
office if you have any questions.

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]

CARPOOL
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.

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

PTO AND SAC VOLUNTEERS
We are in need of a few more parents to help get the PTO and SAC started.
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.

CALENDAR
September 17th – Spirit Day
September 24th- Professional Development for teachers- No School
September 29th
– Progress Reports