August 13, 2020 Return to Learn Update

Dear St. Margaret of Scotland Parents,

Let the countdown begin! Tomorrow marks ten more days until the official start of school. I look forward to seeing many of you at Packet Day on Sunday, August 16th. Christine Stephens and I will be meeting you in the gym where you can drop by anytime from 9am-1pm. Physical distancing of 6 ft. apart will be in place for safety and masks are required. Please limit one adult per family to arrive and complete your family packet. Parking will be available on the school playground.

Our team has been hard at work answering all of the questions you’ve submitted to us. Click here to see some of the current list of FAQs.

Return to Learn FAQs

If you have additional questions, please SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS HERE and we will answer them as soon as possible.

As we anticipate the start of school, teachers have been diligently working to prepare their classrooms. Each grade level is planning cohesive lessons to keep learning consistent with both in-person and virtual learning models. This week homeroom and specialty teachers attended training on best practices from national peer educators on hybrid and blended learning.

We are also taking measures to teach and care for the whole child. This week our staff met with Amy Maus from West County Psychological and Celeste Herleth, M.D., psychiatrist, and school parent, to learn more about recognizing the signs of trauma and how to best help our students if they are experiencing anxiety or have other difficulties adjusting.

Many of us are missing our Faith Community right now. Peter Hesed and the St. Margaret of Scotland Parish Choir has prepared a little gift for us all in honor of the great Feast of the Assumption of Mary. Please enjoy the St. Margaret of Scotland (Virtual) Choir.

Here is a link to the project on the SMOS YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6bzAoccEjw&feature=youtu.be

I hope that you will keep all of the St. Margaret of Scotland Teachers and Staff in your prayers as we continue to prepare for the school year. We begin and end each meeting with prayer and we think of our students and families often.

We are lucky and blessed in many ways!

St. Margaret of Scotland, pray for us!

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