It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Check social media and our website for ways to celebrate our phenomenal teachers.
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Highlights from Remote Learning
Updated Jan 19: High Risk COVID-19 Areas
The following are High Risk areas/states for COVID-19. (Essentially every state/area but Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa). Travel to these places requires a 14-day self-quarantine before return to MSS: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside a 25-mile radius from Emmitsburg), Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Based on Maryland restrictions of travel to areas with 20 or more cases per 100K in last 7 days and DOC policy of travel restrictions to areas with 15K or more cases in last 7 days.
MSS is Closed - Jan 26, 2021 - Snow Day
No virtual learning
Current families have until Feb 16 to re-register their children and pay fees. Please view our admissions page for important deadlines and the link to complete your FACTS application!
A Note from the Principal’s Desk…
I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well. We have, at long last, reached the month of May!
For centuries, the Catholic Church has dedicated the entire month of May to honor our Blessed Mother, Mary. Parishes around the world honor Mary with a daily recitation of the Rosary, a special Mary statue, or by displaying a picture of Mary in a prominent spot. These actions aim to serve as a reminder that not only is Mary God’s mother, but she is also our mother. Last week, the Bishops of the United States and Canada consecrated our nations to the care and protection of the Holy Mother. And Pope Francis has composed a prayer to Mary seeking protection during the pandemic. She is truly Mother of our world.
Because we are not experiencing parish life as we normally would, I encourage you to create a space in your home to honor Mary, and to recite the Rosary daily or weekly together with your family or individually. Praying the Rosary is something most, if not all, of our students are familiar with, as it’s a regular part of our faith life at school. But sometimes it helps to have a guide.
This Sunday, May 10, we also celebrate and give thanks for all the earthly mothers and mother-like loved ones in our lives. I wish all mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures a Happy Mother’s Day, and pray for their health and happiness.
God Bless you and your families!
Kathy J. Kilty, PhD
It's Showtime for Seton Spirit Week!
Virtual Spirit Week—May 11-15
We invite you to join us for a Virtual Spirit Week next week! Our theme is “It’s Showtime for Seton Spirit” - each day is based on a movie or tv show:
Monday: TANGLED DAY-Monday Hair, Don’t Care Show off you wackiest bed head!
Tuesday: TOP CHEF TUESDAY-Get Creative in the Kitchen Using what you have in your pantry, show off a yummy creation—sweet or savory!
Wednesday: INDIANA JONES & WORLD WIDE WEDNESDAY-Explore Your World Take a virtual field trip anywhere in the world (discoveryeducation.com, accessmars.withgoogle.com, and naturalhistory.si.edu are a few places to start) or explore your neighborhood and share what you find!
Thursday: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS-Your Favorite Animals Show off your pets or favorite stuffed animals! Or share with us what kind of pet you wish you could have!
Friday: F· R· I· E· N· D· S Day-Connect with a Friend Have a virtual meet-up, write a letter, or make a call to friends you miss! Share favorite memories of your friends!
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 email@example.com.
- 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.
ALL HSA ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. We will release more information as we receive it.
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.