Dear St. Patrick families,

As we are approaching the end of the school year, there are still many items that are not settled. First Communion and Confirmation have not yet been rescheduled. With the churches holding Masses, beginning this weekend, this will help us in determining when these celebrations are able to take place. A graduation ceremony for the 8th grade will also fall into this category. An appropriate celebration for the 8th graders will be planned sometime, hopefully this summer.

May 29th will end the 4th quarter grading period. We will announce when report cards are ready to distribute. Normally, next year’s calendar and supply list are included with the report card. Report cards will be held for those families that still have an outstanding tuition balance. The teachers will be contacting students on June 1st and 2nd, to give them a chance to turn in any missing work or make up work before the final grades are posted.

Student belongings will be available for pick up, starting June 1st. Grades K to 3 will be on Monday, June 1st. Grade 3 to 5 will scheduled for Tuesday, June 2nd. Grades 6 to 8 will be scheduled for Wednesday, June 3rd. Students should be returning all text books, chromebooks and library books that they have at home. Parents are to come to the main door for pick up. I recommend wearing masks and keeping proper social distance as you are waiting in line. Items will be available from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be a lost and found on another date. We will have enough to do on those assigned days. 7th and 8th grade families will receive their D. C. refunds on those days.

There is much discussion as to what will happen regarding the opening of school for next year. At this point in time we have no idea what will happen since we follow those directives set forth by the governor and his staff. After the conclusion of this year, the teachers and myself will sit down together and work out the possible scenarios for next year, whatever it may bring. This will allow us to produce a working document which will be shared with all of families detailing how school will be conducted next year. Everything we did this year was on the fly, changing what seemed to work and changing what did not work that well. There was not sufficient time to put anything together since there was constant change as to what we were doing. Next year we will be better prepared, whether it be face to face classes or remote learning, or a combination of both.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! And, as always ….. GO PANTHERS!