December SLE – Respectful attitude toward others in all we do: Advent increases our hope, a hope which does not disappoint. The Lord never lets us down. Pope Francis
I hope that you all are finding joy and peace in this Advent and Christmas season. As we look around the world and our community, we are reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. I pray that God is blessing each of your families in a special way!
The weather has certainly been colder the last couple of weeks, and it looks like we could see some snow through the weekend and into next week. I want to remind everyone of our procedures for possible school closures. Any announcements regarding a snow day, or a late start will be sent to families via a text message. We will also post any announcements to our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, tune in to KTVB Channel 7 for school closure. Before making any kind of decision on closing school, I communicate with the other Catholic school principals here in the Treasure Valley, including Mr. Caldwell, at Bishop Kelly. I try to get out and drive the roads early, in order to make a good decision. The most important consideration is the safety of our students and families. As parents, you know your commute better than I, and you always have the option to keep your students home. We certainly understand when you make that choice. We just ask that you would please contact the office, in the event that you would not bring your child to school.
Next week is the last week of the second quarter! Please help your students get plenty of rest over the next few days. We will wrap up next week with Mass on Friday morning, followed by a noon dismissal. Then we get to take a deep breath before coming back on January 5th!
We will follow the same guidelines, coming back from the Christmas Break, as we did at Thanksgiving. Please be aware of your possible exposure to Covid-19, and take the necessary precautions when it’s time for students to come back to school. If you have traveled, been in large groups, etc., you are encouraged to keep your students home for the first week of school. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact the office for clarification or guidance.
Next Thursday is a Spirit Day. Students can wear their Crusader Gear & jeans to school.
Don’t forget that there is no school tomorrow! Parents, thank you for supporting this decision to give teachers and staff a day to rest and catch up. It is very much appreciated!
I pray that you all are experiencing a blessed Advent. May Christ be with each of you!
In Christ the Teacher,