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Highlights from Remote Learning
Detailed Reopening Plan
Please review the detailed reopening plan for guidance on uniforms, supplies, cleaning, and more.
A Note from the Principal’s Desk…
I hope this note finds you and your family well. This time has been a challenging for all people used to connecting with our faith communities through joint worship and fellowship. Despite being deprived of the liturgical celebrations, we have a unique opportunity to grow in our faith during this Holy Week and Easter Season.
I’d like to share with you a part of the Holy Week reflection Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued this week:
“Future generations will look back on this as the long Lent of 2020, a time when disease and death suddenly darkened the whole earth…But we know that our Redeemer lives. Even in this extraordinary and challenging moment, we give thanks for what Jesus Christ has done for us by his life, death, and resurrection. Even now, we marvel at the beautiful mystery of our salvation, how precious each one of us is in the eyes of God.
“In this difficult moment, we ask God for his grace, that we might bear this burden together with patience and charity, united as one family of God in his universal Church.
“On Good Friday, on behalf of the bishops in the United States, I will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for an end to the coronavirus pandemic…I ask you to join me in this prayer, which will be livestreamed over the internet at 9:00 a.m. on the West Coast and 12:00 p.m. on the East Coast. Let us join as one family of God here in the United States in asking our Lord for his mercy.
“The Holy Father has granted a special plenary indulgence to those who pray for an end to this pandemic. To receive this indulgence, you need to pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday, be truly sorry for your sins and desire to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as it is possible, and you need to pray for the intentions of the Pope.
“In the heart of Jesus, pierced as he hung on the cross on Good Friday, we see the love of God for humanity, his love for each one of us.
“This Holy Week will be different. Our churches may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined and his Gospel is not in chains. Our Lord’s heart remains open to every man and woman. Even though we cannot worship together, each of us can seek him in the tabernacles of our own hearts.
“Because he loves us, and because his love can never change, we should not be afraid, even in this time of trial and testing. In these mysteries that we remember this week, let us renew our faith in his love. And let us ask our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede for us, that he might deliver us from every evil and grant us peace in our day.”
I hope you will be able to join Archbishop Gomez and the rest of the Mother Seton School community in prayer on Friday at noon.
I wish each one of a you a Happy and Blessed Easter!
Kathleen J. Kilty, PhD
Last week, the Board of Directors, with the support of the Daughters of Charity, announced a tuition restructuring plan to help alleviate some of the financial responsibilities for our families during this time of crisis. Please read the complete letter for details.
Additionally, the following message was sent to each family. If you did not receive it, please ensure we have your correct address in the database by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We already credited each student’s account $150 for the 2020-21 registration fee. If you have not finished registering, the credit will offset the charge when the enrollment is completed.
- We already credited each student’s account for their May tuition payment. Please email me if you made this payment and wish to have the credit applied to 2020-21.
- August, September, and October credits and adjustments will be made in similar fashion in the coming month once the financial aid process and enrollment process is completed.
- Food assistance is available through voucher and/or gift cards for those of you who may be in need. We are finalizing arrangements with Jubilee to make this available directly through the store. Please email us if you need assistance.
- BOOST deadlines have been extended to June 1st. Please apply asap and let us know when you do. We will contact these families to discuss and assess their financial aid situation.
SPRING BREAK will begin as normal. No new assignments will be given out from April 6 through April 15. eLearning will resume on April 16.
For Dave Benjamin, husband of teacher assistant Kim Benjamin, who is fighting an unexpected cancer diagnosis.
For Zina Beasley, parent of MSS alumni Michael and Amina Beasley, whose cancer has returned.
For the healing of John Little, grandfather of Liam and Mia Bussey and father of alumna Kandi Bussey, who has contracted Covid-19.
For Trent and Amanda Tayler, brother and sister-in-law of Finn and Moira, and son and daughter-in-law of MSS staff member Lynn Tayler, who are expecting their first child in the next few weeks or earlier.
ALL HSA ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. We will release more information as we receive it.
Prayer and Gratitude Wall
We have an interactive Prayer and Gratitude Wall on our website! Please leave your prayer request, encouragement, thanks, or simply say hello!
Is your family experiencing fiancial hardship because of the current situation?
We want to help!
Mother Seton School will offer a gift card program for families in need. If you are in need of a grocery store gift card, please contact Albert Nastasi or Miss Kilty. We will work to provide you gift cards in the most convenient way possible. This program will be in place throughout the summer and extended if needed.
Are you able to give at this time?
If you are in a position to help others in the community, we invite you to give to our Urgent Needs campaign, which will help our school and our families in this time of need. Visit bit.ly/MSS-Urgent to make your gift today.