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Tuesday News 5/12/20

Tuesday News 5/12/20

It's Showtime for Seton Spirit! For our first virtual week daily theme, we were inspired by the movie TANGLED and asked everyone to show us their wacky hair! Madison (gr 3) really got into the spirit with this pandemic-themed crazy hairdo!

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DON'T MISS GIVING TUESDAY - DEC 1, 2020

#GivingTuesday is a worldwide one-day campaign for good. Unleash your generosity and make a gift to Mother Seton School's Annual Fund! Last year, 85 donors gave. This year, we would like to reach 100 donors! Join us!

Updated Dec 1: High Risk COVID-19 Areas

The following are High Risk areas/states for COVID-19. Travel to these places requires a 14-day self-quarantine before return to MSS: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, 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, 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.

COVID-19 TRAVEL POLICY

VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS Nov 30-Dec 4

All MSS students will switch to virtual learning for the week of Nov 30-Dec 4 to allow for a deep clean and sanitize of the school, and as a precautionary measure should anyone be traveling or attending large gatherings. Your child's homeroom teacher will be in contact with details on accessing the virtual learning resources. If you have any issues, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your cooperation and patience! We will see our in-school students return on Dec 7th.

Part-Time Job Opportunities - Bus Driver & Cafeteria Assistant

PART-TIME BUS DRIVER NEEDED
MSS is seeking a part-time bus driver for Taneytown & Frederick Routes. Must be CDL B or A licensed, qualified for Passenger and School Bus, and possess Air Brake certification. Must pass background check, drug test, and a DOT physical. Please contact Beth Gilbert at beth.gilbert@doc.org to apply.

Cafeteria Assistant
We are looking for help in the cafeteria as a substitute for other assistants. Please contact Ms. Kilty at kkilty@mothersetonschool.org.


A Note from the Principal’s Desk…

Dear Parents,

I hope this note finds you and your family healthy and well.

As a reminder, 8th grade distance learning will conclude on Friday, May 22, and grades Pre-K – 7 distance learning will conclude on Friday, May 29. Teachers will accept all outstanding assignments until Friday, June 5, the final day of the 3rd trimester. Please contact your teacher(s) if you have any questions or concerns regarding outstanding assignments.

Following the announcement that school will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we are focused on finishing out this school year and planning for the 2020-2021 school year. I would like to take this opportunity to announce one exciting update.

This past February, I asked Lexi Burns if she would be interested in serving as an assistant principal beginning next school year. We discussed the position responsibilities and ways that she could serve our school community in this role, while also continuing to serve as a special education teacher in our Seton-LaCroce Learning Center. I am grateful and excited to announce that after consideration, Mrs. Burns agreed to serve as Mother Seton School Assistant Principal.

Mrs. Burns began her tenure at Mother Seton this school year. I immediately recognized her commitment to the school and most importantly to our students. I also saw that Lexi always found time to work with teachers regarding a student who was in need of extra support in the classroom – even if this student was not one in formal need of the Learning Center. Finally, I recognized the support and respect that Mrs. Burns has gained from our students, parents, and faculty and staff. I believe that her dual role of teacher and administrator will help to make Mother Seton School truly a “School for All”.

Mrs. Burns and I will work together in the next few months to identify priorities specific to her role as Assistant Principal. I will share these with you once they are finalized.

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Burns on this new role, thanking her for saying yes to this opportunity, and praying for her as she begins this new role on July 1.

I look forward to working with Mrs. Burns, our entire faculty and staff, parents, and students as we strive to provide the best possible academic and spiritual education to our students. Please contact me if you have any questions.

 

Kathy J. Kilty, PhD
Principal


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!

We Love Our 2020 Graduates!

Check out our graduate profiles posted on Faecbook and Instagram this week and next!

Like, Comment, and Share them so the world can see how amazing our graduates are! Look for #MSS2020 to find all of them.

The Carnival Spirit Continues

Though we aren’t able to have the Mother Seton School Carnival this year, be on the lookout next week as we keep the spirit of the carnival alive!

Re-Enrollment/Registration News

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 admissions@mothersetonschool.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.


HSA Corner

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.

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