Update from Mr. Domingo via Facebook Live

Good evening St. Andrew families,

Let me begin by saying how much we miss all of our students.

This week marks the first full week of distance learning.  We hope that the first few days went well. There will be mistakes, problems, and concerns along the way. Nothing can ever replace a talented teacher in a classroom. However, I am confident that there will be more successes, happiness, hope, laughter, fun and purpose in the days to come.

While none of us could have predicted even a few weeks ago that we would transition to distance learning, I could not be prouder of the way our teachers have come together to ready themselves to teach our students from their own homes. And I could not be more grateful to all of you for your faith in Catholic education and all of the hardworking faculty and staff at our school.

Most of us are parents like you and we understand many of you are still working.  We are here to support you throughout this challenging time.  Please do not stress over the schoolwork via distance learning or printed packets.  Frustrations are already heightened due to our circumstances and we do not want to increase the stress on you and your family.  We are going to do our best to provide a quality Catholic education remotely.  But your child is with you, so you have control to adjust as needed.  Contact your teacher if you need help.   We are asking for your patience and understanding as we deal with our new, but temporary, normal. 

I will host a half-hour parent meeting this Wednesday via Facebook Live at 1:15 PM.  I will try to address many of the common questions I have been receiving i.e. when will school open, parent service hours and scrip requirements, Gala information and raffle tickets as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions or clarification.

Lastly, I am asking you to refrain from posting or reposting your student’s Zoom calls on your social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)  Teacher videos are meant for the educational use of our St. Andrew students only.  Parents have unknowingly posted student pictures (not necessarily of their child) as well as their teacher on their social feeds.  We certainly appreciate our parents singing our praises to their family and friends, but the posting of their child’s classmates’ pictures and schoolwork on the internet is strictly prohibited.  

Thanks again for your continued prayers for our school community.