Notes from the Principal's Desk: arrival and dismissal procedures, Haiti Carnavale, and more

Week two has been an exciting week here at school.  The students have begun to settle into their school routines, and the good work of teaching has begun in earnest.  This week the teachers were in professional development on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon after school, learning more about Discovery Education and the awesome tools it has to help engage students in their lessons.

Speaking of routines, now is a good time to provide some reminders about arrival and dismissal procedures.  The school day begins at 7:55 AM and ends at 2:50 PM. This means that students should be in their homerooms by 7:55 AM so they are not marked tardy or absent.  In regards to dismissal, cars should back into the top parking lot spaces and wait for the school safeties/flag-wavers to give the OK for the vehicles to disembark. No one should be parking in the school circle unless the student being picked up has a doctor's appointment or another reason to leave early.  Please contact the school office to let us know so we can make the teachers aware to send your child.  The middle parking lot serves as an overflow area. Cars do not need to park. Instead, please line up and students will wait at the parking lot steps for pick up.  The only acceptable way to exit campus is by passing the school, parish center, and Cathedral.  This allows us to keep dismissal a safe procedure and account for everyone’s safety.  Thank you for compliance in this matter.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore High School Fair is set for Monday, September 23 at 6:00 PM at our school. Are you considering a Catholic high school for your child? Come on Monday, September 23 to hear all that a Catholic high school education can offer your child/family. The Open Fair begins at 6:00 p.m. and showcases all the area Catholic high schools, followed by breakout sessions where you can hear directly from individual schools on their curricula, school life, and the admissions process. This is always a great opportunity to learn about Catholic high schools in the area, and I highly encourage all 8th grade families to attend.

The Haiti Carnavale is fast approaching this Saturday.  We are still in need of volunteers so please be sure to register to attend and volunteer if you are able.  Register & volunteer here!

Finally, this Sunday is Catechetical Sunday, and our community will be celebrating at the 9:30 AM Mass at the Cathedral.  We invite all the school families to attend this Mass and show support for the adults who endeavor to help your children deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ!  

God Bless,
Michael Wright