Parent Information

Dear Parents and Prospective Parents,

I am out of the office and working remotely. However, I will be checking my email daily while we are not in the building.

Here is my email: msoria@sb-sfc.org.  

Thank you!

Marcia Soria, Principal

Estimados Padres y Futuros Padres, 

Estoy fuera de la oficina y trabajando de forma remota. Sin embargo, revisaré mi correo electrónico diariamente mientras no estemos en el edificio.

Aquí está mi correo electrónico: msoria@sb-sfc.org.

¡Gracias!

Marcia Soria, Directora

May 27, 2020 A letter from PDHP – Please click on the link below

May 27, 2020 Letter from PDHP 

May 27, 2020 – Third Trimester Report Card Guidelines

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Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services                                                                                      Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn                                                                                                                                                                     310 Prospect Park West    Brooklyn, New York 11215 718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

May 22, 2020

Dear Catholic Academy and Parish School Families,

Let me begin by trusting that you and your family are safe and healthy as you read this letter. I also want to express my gratitude for your patience and understanding, as we continue to move through remote learning, during this pandemic crisis.  We have experienced drastic changes over the past months and through your tremendous assistance, continue to be able to provide joyful student learning.  Our goal is to provide continuous educational opportunities and practice for our students, while schools continue to remain closed.

Teachers have been working tirelessly providing students with instructional work tasks and activities, however, grading student assignments, tasks and projects completed online at home is inequitable. Translated, grades collected are likely to be an inaccurate reporting of student learning.  There are factors outside of the control of the student and the school, with learning being moved off site; therefore, the aim is that student grades would be flexibly calculated as a result of remote learning.

 While assessing for student learning informs understanding and mastery, grading refers to the reporting of student’s final proficiency.  For third trimester report card grading, the Office of the Superintendent~ Catholic School Support Services will be moving to a Pass/Fail model.  Since two-thirds of the academic year has been completed and teachers have recorded data on student progress, a final grade average will be determined by the averaging of the First and Second Trimester grades and factoring in the pass/fail progress a student makes during the Third Trimester.  The recommendation on grading is based upon the belief of no educational harm to any child.  COVID 19 and the suspension of on-school-site instruction, the first in modern history, has impacted our entire society.  

The Early Childhood report cards in Pre-Kindergarten-4 (parish programs) and Kindergarten will continue to reflect the Progress Codes (1-4) for the standards and an “X” code for “Not Introduced or Assessed” for the Third Trimester Report Card.

The Pre-Kindergarten-3 or Nursery report card is a narrative, developmental report card.

Grades 1-8 will shift to a Pass/Fail model, with the following levels of reporting for the Third Trimester: 

High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail for the major subject areas of: Religion, ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies. Special Subjects should also employ the levels of High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail grades for the Third Trimester, if Catholic Academies and Parish Schools offered instruction in Music, Art, Languages other than English (LOTE), Technology, Regents Classes, etc.…

  • The level of High Pass (HP) correlates with the numerical grades of 90-100 
  • The level of Pass (P) correlates with the numerical grades of 80-89 
  • The level of Low Pass (LP) correlates with the numerical grades of 70-79 
  • The level of Fail (F) correlates with the numerical grades of 69 and below 

The yearly average (AVG) on the Student Report Card will be the average of the First Trimester and Second Trimester, while factoring in the passing or failing level for the Third Trimester, for the major Subject areas and Special Subject areas.

We are most appreciative of all the hard work and diligence of our families during these difficult times. Just as was done before COVID 19, our teachers and school leaders will continue to work diligently to ensure all students are learning and growing spiritually and academically.

Continued prayers for your health and safety.  May God, Our Father, provide us with the faith, hope and love, we all need to see this through.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services

22 de mayo de 2020 – Boletin de calificaciones del tercer trimestre

Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services                                                                                     Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn                                                                                                                                                                    310 Prospect Park West    Brooklyn, New York 11215      718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353


22 de mayo de 2020

Estimadas familias de la Academia Católica y la Escuela Parroquial,

Permítanme comenzar confiando en que usted y su familia están seguros y saludables al leer esta carta. También quiero expresar mi gratitud por su paciencia y comprensión, a medida que continuamos avanzando a través del aprendizaje remoto, durante esta crisis pandémica. Hemos experimentado cambios drásticos en los últimos meses y, a través de su tremenda asistencia, podemos continuar brindando un aprendizaje alegre a los estudiantes. Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar oportunidades educativas y prácticas continuas para nuestros estudiantes, mientras que las escuelas continúan cerradas.

Los maestros han estado trabajando incansablemente para proporcionar a los estudiantes tareas y actividades de trabajo de instrucción, sin embargo, calificar las tareas, tareas y proyectos de los estudiantes completados en línea en el hogar es desigual. Traducido, las calificaciones recopiladas probablemente sean un informe inexacto del aprendizaje de los estudiantes. Hay factores fuera del control del estudiante y la escuela, con el aprendizaje que se traslada fuera del sitio; por lo tanto, el objetivo es que las calificaciones de los estudiantes se calculen de manera flexible como resultado del aprendizaje remoto.
 
Si bien la evaluación del aprendizaje de los estudiantes informa la comprensión y el dominio, la calificación se refiere al informe de la competencia final del estudiante. Para la calificación de la boleta de calificaciones del tercer trimestre, la Oficina del Superintendente ~ Servicios de apoyo de la escuela católica se trasladará a un modelo de aprobación / reprobación. Dado que dos tercios del año académico se han completado y los maestros han registrado datos sobre el progreso de los estudiantes, se determinará un promedio final de calificaciones al promediar las calificaciones del Primer y Segundo Trimestre y teniendo en cuenta el progreso de aprobado / reprobado que un estudiante hace durante el Tercer trimestre. La recomendación sobre la calificación se basa en la creencia de que no hay daño educativo para ningún niño. COVID 19 y la suspensión de la instrucción en el sitio escolar, la primera en la historia moderna, ha impactado a toda nuestra sociedad.

Las boletas de calificaciones de la Primera Infancia en Pre-Kindergarten-4 (programas parroquiales) y Kindergarten continuarán reflejando los Códigos de Progreso (1-4) para los estándares y un código “X” para “No Presentado o Evaluado” para el Informe del Tercer Trimestre Tarjeta.

El boletín de calificaciones de Pre-Kindergarten-3 o Nursery es un boletín narrativo de desarrollo.

Los grados 1-8 cambiarán a un modelo de Aprobar / Reprobar, con los siguientes niveles de informes para el Tercer Trimestre:

Pase alto, Pase, Pase bajo, Reprobado para las principales materias de: Religión, ELA, Matemáticas, Ciencias y Estudios Sociales. Las asignaturas especiales también deben emplear los niveles de High Pass, Pass, Low Pass, Fail durante el tercer trimestre, si las academias católicas y las escuelas parroquiales ofrecen instrucción en música, arte, idiomas distintos al inglés (LOTE), tecnología, clases de regentes, etc. …

? El nivel de High Pass (HP) se correlaciona con las calificaciones numéricas de 90-100
? El nivel de Pase (P) se correlaciona con las calificaciones numéricas de 80-89
? El nivel de Pase bajo (LP) se correlaciona con las calificaciones numéricas de 70-79
? El nivel de falla (F) se correlaciona con las calificaciones numéricas de 69 y menos

El promedio anual (AVG) en la boleta de calificaciones del estudiante será el promedio del primer trimestre y el segundo trimestre, mientras se tiene en cuenta el nivel de aprobación o reprobación para el tercer trimestre, para las áreas de materias principales y las áreas de materias especiales.

Apreciamos mucho el arduo trabajo y la diligencia de nuestras familias durante estos tiempos difíciles. Tal como se hizo antes de COVID 19, nuestros maestros y líderes escolares continuarán trabajando diligentemente para garantizar que todos los estudiantes estén aprendiendo y creciendo espiritualmente y académicamente.

Oraciones continuas por su salud y seguridad. Que Dios, nuestro Padre, nos brinde la fe, la esperanza y el amor, todos necesitamos ver esto.

Sinceramente,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendente ~ Servicios de apoyo a la escuela católica

May 1, 2020 – Letter from the Diocese Of Brooklyn

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May 1, 2020

Statement by Superintendent of Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Regarding Remainder of 2019-2020 School Year

Dr. Thomas Chadzutko, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes all elementary Catholic academies and schools in Brooklyn and Queens, has issued the following statement following Governor Cuomo’s school closure announcement:

“We just learned of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s decision that all elementary and secondary schools shall remain closed for the duration of the current 2019-2020 school year, as New York continues efforts to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. As such, the Catholic academies and parish schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn, which includes Queens, will remain closed through the end of June. The distance and digital learning platforms in place will serve as the instructional program for our schools for the remainder of this academic year.

I am very proud of our schools and academies, who were successfully able to transition to a distance and digital learning platform almost immediately upon our school buildings being shut down. This would not have been possible without the hard work of our teachers and the leadership of our dedicated principals, who rose to this enormous challenge. Our Catholic schools and academies have continued to provide each of our students with a faith-based academic program, ensuring that they are being challenged to learn every day. Our parents have also contributed immeasurably to the success of this new digital learning environment.

We will be working with our principals and teachers to ensure that our milestone celebrations (graduations, step-up ceremonies, and other achievements) will be honored and recognized. As we have done so far during this pandemic, we will continue to assemble and share resources for our families as we confront this challenging end to the school year.

The Coronavirus statistics indicate that both Brooklyn and Queens have been the hardest-hit areas in New York City and State. As a Catholic school community in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to pray for everyone’s health and safety. Our faith, love, and hope remain central to all we do now and in the future.”

April 16,2020- letter from the Principal

Dear Families:
As we go through this crisis together, there are so many needs that continue to grow. We are continually praying for you and your loved ones so that we may heal and emerge from these difficult times. We recognize the financial burden many have experienced as the school endures its own financial struggles.
Our partner scholarship organization, Futures in Education, has established a Relief Fund to assist families affected by the COVID-19 health crisis in completing their 2019/20 tuition payments.
You are invited to complete this form ONLY if your family has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis, resulting in a reduction or loss of income, and you are seeking tuition relief for the 2019/2020 academic year. Funding is very limited, and it is critical that we are able to assist those most affected by this crisis. Please only apply if your family has been affected in a way that it will not be possible for you to complete this year’s tuition payments.
We will work with Futures in Education to assess the overall need and funding received to determine how we may best help our families. The application will be open from now through May 15, 2020 and may be found at www.futuresineducation.org/covid19app.
Please alert us directly if you need this assistance so we are aware of your situation. This is a requirement of the fund.
In addition, we encourage you to apply for the regular financial aid program administered by Futures in Education for the 2020-21 academic year now, by going to www.futuresineducation.org/scholarships.
Note: Returning Teddy J. Forstmann recipients should apply for regular tuition assistance for 20-21 through Children’s Scholarship Fund/Civicore. Instructions have been emailed to you.
Please contact Futures in Education at 718.965.7340 or by email: Scholarships@FuturesinEducation.org if you have any questions or need assistance.
Sincerely,
Mrs. Soria

Letter from Dioceses of Brooklyn April 19,2020

Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn
310 Prospect Park West             Brooklyn, New York 11215
718-965-7300    fax: 718-965-7353

April 19, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Today, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, one week since the celebration of Easter. We heard in today’s Gospel about the faith of St. Thomas the Apostle and the need to believe, even if we do not see. That message for us today and everyday is to remember our need for faith, hope and love. These have been difficult times for everyone; however, it is our faith which will continue to provide us with the strength and courage to make it through.

On Monday, April 20, 2020, we resume distance and digital learning throughout the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools, within the Diocese of Brooklyn. The Governor’s Executive Order imposed last week, indicates that schools in New York State will be closed through May 15, 2020. That means the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will not re-open until Monday, May 18, 2020. This date may change, subject to the Governor’s Executive Order.

During this time, the teachers within the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn will continue to provide your child(ren) with distance, digital and various instructional learning opportunities. During the instruction of your child(ren), daily attendance is being taken. Please make sure that your child’s attendance is being recorded by their teacher.

All assignments are being graded by the teachers within the Catholic Academy and Parish Schools. All students are encouraged to complete all assignments in a timely fashion. Please consult with your principal as to how you can access your child’s grades. Progress reports for the 3rd Trimester will be sent out in early May. Additional details regarding progress reports will be shared by your Catholic Academy/Parish School principal.

I encourage you to remain in constant contact with your child’s teacher(s) and principal. Maintaining open lines of communication is always seen as a priority, now more than ever, as we continue to work in a remote learning environment.

Continued prayers for your health and safety. May God, Our Father, provide us with the faith, hope and love, we all need to see this through.

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services

School Update – April 3, 2020

Office of the Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services        
ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN
310 PROSPECT PARK WEST BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11215 718-965-7300 FAX: 718-965-7353                                                                 

April 3, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians 

As we near the end of our third week of distance learning, I would like to share again my sincere thankfulness and appreciation for your enduring support and faith through these uncertain times. We are all facing many challenges these days, but together in faith we will endure.

You recently received the revised Instructional Schedule from your child’s Catholic Academy/Parish School. Please note, your child(ren) will continue to receive distance learning activities each day (Monday through Friday), through a variety of methodologies, as we introduce new ways of enhancing the distance learning experience, to enhance student learning. Please continue to monitor your Catholic Academies/Parish Schools websites and communication links for additional information.

Through the COVID-19 pandemic the Office of the Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services, in partnership with all city, state and federal agencies, is seeking ways to assist the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn.

  • In accordance with state and federal guidelines regarding social distancing, all Catholic Academies and Parish Schools will remain closed, and distance learning will continue through April 30, 2020. 
  • Parish Schools and Catholic Academies within the Diocese of Brooklyn will be observing Easter break, commencing Holy Thursday, April 9, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020. 
  • For the Easter break Catholic Academies and Parish School will be sharing creative virtual resources.  Additional support for parents can be found at; https://news.catholicschoolsbq.org/
  • As we prepare for Palm Sunday, if possible, please find time for your family to watch Mass LIVE, on NET TV. Information on time schedules, the various languages liturgies will be celebrated in, as well as a listing of pre-recorded Masses can be found at: https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/masses/.

Let us continue to pray for each other!

God, we place before You the disease present in our world.
We turn to You in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home.

Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in Your care.

Jesus, I trust in You.
Amen.

We seek the intercession of the Holy Spirit to continue to watch over and protect us.

Continued prayers for everyone!

Sincerely,

Thomas Chadzutko

Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.

Superintendent~Catholic School Support Services


Update – School Closing

SB-SFC School closed until April 20, 2020

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March 19, 2020 – Scholarship update

Thursday, March 19, 2020
 
 
Dear Parents and Guardians:
 
We would like to take a moment to update you on steps Futures in Education is taking to assist our families and schools during the COVID-19 health crisis. First, we pray for your well-being and that of your children and loved ones.
 
To ease the process for our families, we have extended the deadline for financial aid applications to May 31, 2020. As always, we strongly encourage returning families to apply and finish applications as soon as possible to accelerate the award process.
 
Families who participate in our Angel program, must still send in their Easter letter to their Angel sponsor immediately. This correspondence will go a long way in keeping our faithful donors engaged. The next and final letter to your Angel is due in early May, the End of Year Thank You letter. Please begin submitting your letters, which can be written by student or parent.
 
We are also doing what we can to accelerate the scholarship payments to the schools to fulfill our award obligations for this school year. We are also planning fundraising initiatives to help further assist families during this challenging time. We hope to share more information soon.
 
The staff at Futures in Education are working remotely, so if you need to reach us, please send an email to Scholarships@FuturesinEducation.org or leave a message at 718.965.7340 and we will call you back during business hours.
 
During this unprecedented time, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brooklyn (Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens) is available to assist parishioners in need. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call the Catholic Charities Call Center (718) 722-6001 Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00PM. Catholic Charities is continuing operations, especially emergency food pantries and mental health services; please be aware that our mental health clinics have the capacity for offering counseling over the phone.
 
Please know that if you, a family member or elderly neighbor need pastoral care, please reach out to your local pastor for assistance. As our priests pray for your intentions, you may add yours by clicking this link: Cfbq.org/Intentions
 
You remain in our prayers.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Futures in Education Staff
 
Jueves 19 de marzo de 2020
 
 
Queridos Padres y Encargados:
 
Nos gustaría tomar un momento para actualizarlo sobre los pasos que Futures in Education está tomando para ayudar a nuestras familias y escuelas durante la crisis de salud de COVID-19. Primero, oramos por su bienestar y el de sus hijos y seres queridos.
 
Para facilitar el proceso para nuestras familias, hemos extendido la fecha límite para las solicitudes de ayuda financiera hasta el 31 de mayo de 2020. Como siempre, alentamos a las familias que regresan a solicitar y finalizar las solicitudes lo antes posible para acelerar el proceso de adjudicación.
 
Las familias que participan en nuestro programa Angel aún deben enviar su carta de Pascua a su patrocinador Angel inmediatamente. Esta correspondencia contribuirá en gran medida a mantener a nuestros donantes fieles comprometidos. La próxima y última carta a su Ángel debe presentarse a principios de mayo, la carta de agradecimiento de fin de año. Por favor comience a enviar sus cartas, que pueden ser escritas por el estudiante o sus padres.
 
También estamos haciendo todo lo posible para acelerar los pagos de becas a las escuelas para cumplir con nuestras obligaciones de adjudicación para este año escolar. También estamos planeando iniciativas de recaudación de fondos para ayudar aún más a las familias durante este momento difícil. Esperamos compartir más información pronto.
 
El personal de Futures in Education trabaja de forma remota, por lo que si necesita comunicarse con nosotros, envíe un correo electrónico aScholarships@FuturesinEducation.org o deje un mensaje al 718.965.7340 y le devolveremos la llamada durante el horario de oficina.
 
Durante este tiempo sin precedentes, Catholic Charities, La Diócesis de Brooklyn (Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens) está disponible para ayudar a los feligreses que lo necesitan. Si usted o alguien que conoce necesita ayuda, llame al Centro de llamadas de Catholic Charities (718) 722-6001 de lunes a viernes de 9:00 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. Catholic Charities continúa sus operaciones, especialmente las despensas de alimentos de emergencia y los servicios de salud mental; tenga en cuenta que nuestras clínicas de salud mental tienen la capacidad de ofrecer asesoramiento por teléfono.
 
Tenga en cuenta que si usted, un miembro de la familia o un vecino mayor necesita atención pastoral, comuníquese con su pastor local para obtener ayuda. Mientras nuestros sacerdotes rezan por sus intenciones, puede agregar las suyas haciendo clic en este enlace: Cfbq.org/Intentions
 
Permaneces en nuestras oraciones.
 
 
Sinceramente,
 
El Personal de Futures in Education