COVID-19 Communication - 5/21
May 21, 2020
Just a reminder of tomorrow's Q&A at 9AM, but I wanted to pass along a question that was asked of me earlier this week.
Will my child be moved to the next grade?
The answer to this question is yes, all students will be moved to the next grade. The staff is currently working on progress reports and evaluating the areas of learning that will need to be taught to students in the fall as a way of filling in gaps from learning this spring. Please know that we will consistently evaluating and refining educational practices to aid in the learning of all students.
XCS Family Survey
With COVID-19, schools are rapidly changing the basic way conduct education. We as a Xavier Metro Catholic schools are asking our families for feedback and helping us to plan for the 2020-2021 school year, in the event COVID-19 impacts the beginning of our school year. We are planning for a variety of possibilities since we cannot yet know how the fall will look.
It is very important to us on the XCS administrative team that however we start the school year that we are mindful of many things such as academic growth, students' mental health, safety of all community members, conduciveness to family life, and more. We feel proudly of what our teachers have done through this spring, and we are confident that we can continue to offer the best possible education and formation for students and that we can further distinguish the Catholic school experience from other educational options. While the department of education will determine which of the three return to learn plans we will use to begin the year, we are all eager to return to a full-time in-school experience as soon as we are able to do so.
Until that time, your input can help us to inform how we as Xavier Catholic Schools would serve and lead your children in a way that supports family life. Please take a few minutes to share with our teachers and faculty how to prepare for possible further shifts that COVID-19 might impact this upcoming fall.
Angela, Heather, Casey, Matt, Josh, Amy, Megan, Gerry, Brian, and Zach
XCS Family Survey
There is a lot going on these days; I know that I do not have to tell you that, though. With so much information out there, I decided it may be beneficial to offer a Zoom Q&A session for anyone who would like a question or two answered. No formal agenda, just a safe place for you to ask whatever it is you are wondering.
I will be on Zoom at the link below from 9-10AM this Friday, May 22nd. Feel free to pop in and say hello or stay and listen. I can't promise I have all the answers, but I will certainly try or I will ask the experts. After the call I will put together a document to share with all in the Jaguar Journal.
: Friday Q&A
: May 22, 2020 09:00-10:00 AM Central Time
810 7034 5571
Zoom Link to Friday Q&A
For Your Calendar - Next Week
Tuesday 5/26 from 5:30-6:00PM
5th grade drive-by.
5th graders will be stationed on the side walk along the main parking lot on A Avenue; we ask families to travel up B Avenue, to 23rd Street and then down A Avenue through the parking lot. Please plan to drive by and send our 5th graders off to middle school.
Activities and events will be sent for you to do at home as a family; please share your pictures!
End of the Year Pick-Up
Please make sure to sign up for a time to pick up your students school supplies and materials. More details on this will be sent on Wednesday (5/27).
Friday 5/29 at 9AM
Last Day Prayer Service and Awards Ceremony
We ask that students and families join us beginning at 9AM for our final day awards ceremony and prayer service. More details on how to join will be sent next week.
End of the Year Material Pick-Up - Sign-Up HERE
St. Matthew COVID-19 Page
on Thursday, May 21 at 1:45PM