COVID-19 UPDATE
Steubenville Catholic Schools

Bishop Mussio Elementary UPDATE as of April 4, 2020

Dear Bishop Mussio Elementary Families,

Today we officially start Spring Break. Hopefully today’s sunshine will bring a needed lift to our time of quarantine!

Please drop off work for Weeks 1-3 as you complete it. We ask that all work for weeks 1-3 be turned in by April 14th. For those of you unable to come to the drop off bins, please scan and email the work to the teachers. New packets will be out at the bins for pick up after Easter. This work does not begin until Wednesday, April 15th.

We have a large supply of baby wipes, tissues and paper towel that we collected from the classrooms. We will place all of it outside in the Breezeway each Monday until it is gone. Please take what you need for your family.

Let me know if any of your children need academic support. Our guidance counselor Miss Peck is avaiable through ZOOM. Our Title I teachers as well as the speech intervention teacher will be contacting families to see if they would like online assistance.

This past week we did have a security issue with ZOOM. Know that our teachers have been given instructions on how to safeguard these sessions.These new protocols are in place.

SCRIP sales are now available by check only through home delivery! Text Jodee 740-249-8487 to place your order and it will be delivered to your mailbox. Consider SCRIP for gas, Walmart, local restaurants that offer take out, Lowes and even Amazon. SCRIP purchases offset your tuition as well as help us make the school SCRIP assessment.

Thanks to all of you that are able to continue to support our raffle. This week’s Schoolbelle’s certificate winner is Christianne Benton! We will draw a winner each week until the raffle drawing on April 24th.

I am so very grateful for our teachers and staff that continue to learn new technologies and work with our families to assist you. Many of them are putting in more hours than during the regular school year. Thank you all for your patience as we continue to adapt to the situation we find ourselves in and respond to the varying needs of our students and families.

As we enter this Holy Week, we can walk with our Lord to Calvary by carrying our own crosses…the anxieties, inconveniences, loneliness and uncertainity we all feel during this pandemic. Fr. Gossett’s message during his online Mass this morning encouraged us to find the grace that God has for each of us at this time. Although our Holy Week will not be celebrated in Church, we can find God in silence, prayer, scripture, and even online through streamed Church services.

Let’s continue to pray for each other and especially for our health service workers and first responders as we move towards Easter and the hope of Resurrection.

Don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything your family needs.

God Bless-

Theresa Danaher

Bishop Mussio Jr. High UPDATE as of April 4, 2020

Dear Bishop Mussio Jr. High Families,

Today we officially start Spring Break. Hopefully today’s sunshine will bring a needed lift to our time of quarantine!

Please have your student use the weekly turn in list to determine what needs to be handed in this Monday for weeks 1-3. Once again our building will be open from 8-10 AM and 5-7 PM. Assignment Packet 2 for 7/8 Social Studies and Religion as well as 7th grade Literature will be set out to pick up as well as the next Science textbook. This work does not begin until Wednesday, April 15th. Work can also be turned in on Monday April 13th at the same times.

We ask that all work for weeks 1-3 be turned in prior to April 15th. For those of you unable to make the drop off times, please scan and email the work to the teachers. You will also need to make arrangements with the teachers to pick up the packets, if you miss the drop off dates. I am happy to assist you with this as well if you email me.

We collected all of the extra hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes from our classrooms and have them on a table in the hall. Please take what you need for your family.

Each student has a school email address through OneDrive. They have been taught to use this in computer class. Teachers will begin sending reminders to the students through their own emails. This will help alleviate extra communication for the parents. You will still receive the turn in lists and can access lesson information on RenWeb. If they forgot their password they can contact Mrs. Pirro.

Each year we run a First in Math contest over Easter Break. Students can log in and play First in Math Games. Those students scoring the most stickers from today, April 4th through Tuesday April 14th will win a gift card that will be mailed to them. Our First in Math state ranking is still #1 but the second place team is close behind! Our national small school division ranking is #7. We will still draw names in May for a $100 winner. All students reaching Grand Champion are in the drawing. Every 1,000 stickers earned beyond Grand Champion enters their name again in the drawing!

SCRIP is available for mailbox delivery through the month of April. Just text Jodee 740-249-8487 for home delivery. Check payments only. We have gas, local restaurants that offer take out, Lowes, Walmart, Walgreens and even Amazon. SCRIP purchase benefits your tuition and our school assessment.

Thanks to all of you that are able to continue to support our raffle. This week’s Schoolbelle’s certificate winner is Christianne Benton. We will draw a winner each week until the raffle drawing on April 24th.

As we enter this Holy Week, we can walk with our Lord to Calvary by carrying our own crosses…the anxieties, inconveniences, loneliness and uncertainty we all feel during this pandemic. Fr. Gossett’s message during his online Mass this morning encouraged us to find the grace that God has for each of us at this time. Although our Holy Week will not be celebrated in Church, we can find God in silence, prayer, scripture, and even online through streamed Church services.

Let’s continue to pray for each other and especially for our health service workers and first responders as we move towards Easter and the hope of Resurrection.

God Bless-

Theresa Danaher

Steubenville Catholic Schools UPDATE as of March 26, 2020

Steubenville Catholic School families-

As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, we are grateful for all of you and your patience as you work with us to make the at-home education process successful. We continue to make adjustments and are working with our staff to find the best ways to assist our students during these days.

In the event that are unable to return to school on April 6th as originally anticipated, we will lengthen our Easter Break from Saturday, April 4th through Tuesday, April 14th. These 11 days will give our teachers time to plan for future lessons and learn new technologies, and students time to catch up on missing work. Most of all, time for ALL of us to slow down, focus on family and really be able to enter into Holy Week and celebrate Easter, even though those celebrations will be different this year.

May God bless each of your families as we walk together during this challenging time.

“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.” Psalm 46

In Him we trust,

Theresa and Tom
Steubenville Catholic School Administrators

Catholic Central High School UPDATE as of March 18, 2020
Crusader family,

Governor Mike DeWine’s recommendation at this time is that all nonessential employees should NOT be working. Therefore, after today Catholic Central High School will not be open to parents or students until further notice. If you need to reach faculty or administration, please contact them via email. All staff emails can be found on our website.

God bless you all,

Mr. Thomas J. Costello

Bishop Mussio Elementary UPDATE as of March 17, 2020
Dear parents,

Thank you for your patience and support during this two- day transition to at-home learning. The pickup process went very smoothly. This is a work in progress and we will continue to communicate with you via email. I want to commend our teachers who have worked feverishly to provide materials and lessons for our students. Third quarter report cards will be mailed home next week.

In order for the teachers to keep up with assessments and grading, we have placed bins outside in the breezeway labeled by grade and teacher. Once your student has completed the week’s assignments please drop off the work in the appropriate bins. If you are unable to get to the school to drop off, please scan or take a photo of the work and email it to each teacher.

Our teachers will be checking their email hourly between the hours of 8am-3pm Monday through Friday. Do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions you may have. Teachers are setting up a variety of ways to communicate with your child. Most work has already been prepared and given to you for three weeks. Teachers are now in the process of posting lesson plans and homework on Renweb. Since we are not fully online with classroom resources, teachers will alert you to any other sites they may be utilizing.

Since preschool does not have a required curriculum, we encourage you to follow the suggestions of our staff and keep your children engaged in everyday learning. By reading to them, keeping up their letter recognition and counting skills, their little minds will stay engaged.

Let’s all stay united in prayer as we face this crisis as a community and strive to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. We will be available via email daily so do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs. Morelli with your questions and concerns.

God bless-

Theresa Danaher and Sandy Morelli
Bishop Mussio Administrators

Bishop Mussio Jr. High Update as of March 17, 2020
Dear parents,

Thank you for your patience and support during this two- day transition to at-home learning. The pickup process went very smoothly. This is a work in progress and we will continue to communicate with you via email. I want to commend our teachers who have worked feverishly to provide materials and lessons for our students. Third[TD1] quarter report cards will be mailed home next week.

In order for the teachers to keep up with assessments and grading, we have designated Monday as a turn in day for work completed the previous week. The Jr. High door will be open from 8-10AM and 5-7PM each Monday. Bins labeled by teacher and subject will be located in the hallway directly to the left of our entrance. We ask that a family member or student drop off work during one of the established times. Teachers will stop in to pick up work after each Monday. If you are unable to get to the school to drop off, please scan or take a photo of the work and email to each teacher.

Our teachers will be checking their email hourly between the hours of 8am-3pm Monday through Friday. Do not hesitate to reach out to them or have your student email them with any questions. Teachers are setting up a variety of ways to communicate with your child. Initial work was sent home with your child. Teachers are now in the process of posting lesson plans and homework on Renweb. Since we are not fully online with classroom resources, teachers will alert you to the other sites they utilizing.

Let’s all stay united in prayer as we face this crisis as a community and strive to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. We will be available via email daily so do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and concerns.

God bless-

Theresa Danaher and Sandy Morellis
Bishop Mussio Jr. High Administrators

Steubenville Catholic Schools Update as of March 13, 2020

Dear parents, students, and faculty,

We hope and pray that you and your families are healthy. After conferring with our Jefferson County Medical Director, all Steubenville Catholic Schools are exercising an abundance of caution and CANCELLING classes for Monday March 16, 2020.

All of our schools will be open from 10am-3pm on Monday, March 16, 2020 and from 8am-12noon on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 for students to pick up their books, talk to their teachers, and clean up their lockers. It is imperative that parents and students have access to FACTS (RenWeb) to keep up with lesson plans and assignments. Please all or come in if you need help logging in.

We will keep you apprised as we move through these upcoming weeks. During these difficult times much prayer is needed. God will make good come out of all of this. May God bless you and keep you all safe.

God is good…All the time!

Mr. Costello and Mrs. Danaher

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