September 10, 2020 - Crusader Chronicle
September 10, 2020
Dear Crusader Families,
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." -
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
This afternoon I would simply like to say
. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care, whether it be on campus or at home. We know this is a huge transitions for everyone (especially after six months!), and with any transition there are all sorts of emotions.
Well, for today I would simply like to let the photos speak for themselves. I know they will certainly conjure up the type of emotion we have all been longing for for quite some time!
Embracing His strength,
Daniel J. Courtney, M.A., M.Ed.
SCHOOL RECEPTIONIST HOURS
Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm
For the safety of our students and staff, please remember we are a closed campus this year. Our receptionist cannot accept lunches, homework or assignments (including VCC), water bottles, jackets, and sweaters. Thank you for your support and understanding. We will ensure students who don't have a lunch get one from our cafeteria.
*Don't forget to email
To report absences, tardies, and early dismissals.
Please visit the
for exact procedures. Homeroom teachers should be included on any correspondence regarding attendance.
To request additional carline tags.
Sept.16: First School Mass 9 am (Virtual)
Sept. 25: Monthly Assembly (Virtual)
*Celebrating Summer and September Birthdays
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES
Due to our later start date, we have changed the dates for our Back to School Nights. These are traditionally known as Open Houses, where you get to learn more about the curriculum, instruction, and general information about your child(ren)'s classes and teachers.
October 8: 6pm - PreK-5th - Virtual Back to School Night
October 15: 6pm - Middle School - Virtual Back to School Night
2020-21 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Review the health-screening checklist on the back of your carline tag each morning to ensure your child(ren) are symptom-free.
Do not exit the car until a staff member has taken each child's/children's temperature.
REMEMBER there are two arrival locations.
PreK through 1st:
Please note a slight change in the arrival procedure for morning arrival: Cars will be directed to move all the way forward and to follow a route similar to our afternoon dismissal. Staff will be outside to assist families to know what to do. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
The morning carline begins at
and ends at
in both locations.
Be sure you have your green carline tag visible to staff in carline. This helps to make carline move much quicker.
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR GREEN TAG EVERY DAY.
Please refrain from using your cellphones during carline.
Be attentive to staff member directions and campus signage.
REMEMBER there are two dismissal times and locations.
PreK through 1st: 3:15 pm Dismissal
(Please note the updated procedures for our PreK-1st grade dismissal.)
While in front of the Community Center, cars will form two lines side by side. A staff member will tell you when to merge back into one line. Please be courteous to other drivers and let them back into the flow of traffic.
Once in the back parking lot, we will "snake" around the first two rows of parking spaces to the third row, before coming back along the side of the Parish offices and the Church.
Dismissal Map PreK-1st
2nd-8th: 3:25 pm Dismissal
Dismissal Map 2nd-8th
YOU ASKED, WE ANSWERED:
FAQs from our Virtual Orientations
Thank you to all of our families who attended our Back to School Orientations. As promised, you can find the answers to the questions asked during both our on-campus and VCC orientations in the documents below.
Virtual Crusader Classroom FAQs Downloadable PDF with active links.
On-Campus Learning FAQs Downloadable PDF with active links
FIRST SCHOOL-WIDE MASS
Our first school-wide Mass will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 9 am. Students both on campus and in our Virtual Crusader Classroom will attend virtually. We invite our entire Crusader Community to join us via our Livestream.
Mass uniforms will be required every Wednesday beginning Sept. 16th.
UPDATED PARENT/STUDENT HANDBOOK & BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS
An updated Parent/Student Handbook was released to our school website on August 24th. Please see the handbook at this
. After reading the handbook, please use the form below to acknowledge receipt of the handbook, our Technology Acceptable Use Policy, our Student Code of Conduct, and to choose your dismissal choice for the 20-21 school year.
Please be sure to complete a new form for
enrolled at CtRCS.
20-21 CtRCS Back to School Forms
UPDATED SUPPLY LISTS
Just a reminder to please check the school website for updated supply lists by grade.
Updated Supply Lists
SEPTEMBER LUNCH ORDERS
The September Lunch Menu is available on our
or through the attachment below. To help to Justus & Co. in their planning, please email a copy of your student's lunch order to
. Once the order is processed you will receive an invoice from Justus & Co. Catering via email with a link to pay via credit card.
*PLEASE REMEMBER that we cannot accept anything dropped off to the reception desk. If you choose to turn in a paper copy and a check, please do so through your child's Black Communication Folder.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
September Lunch Menu
CtRCS Volunteers are Crusader Strong!
Thank you to ALL our volunteers. They have been busy helping with the used uniform sale, school supply distribution, laminating, and bulletin boards. We appreciate your CtRCS spirit and willingness to help get our 2020-2021 school year off to a great start!
Please see important reminders and updates from our Enrichment Team!
VIRTUAL CRUSADER CLASSROOM ENRICHMENT WEBSITE
Parents, please use the website and password shown below to access your VCC Enrichment Classes.
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS
If you have found any CtRCS Library books while at home this summer, please bring them to school next week and have your student drop them in the book return.
We are still missing library books from last school year.
I look forward to welcoming your students back to school and exploring the wonderful world of reading with them.
VIRTUAL CRUSADER CLASSROOM PE SUPPLY UPDATE
Parents, please note that our 2nd through 8th grade PE Packs are missing juggling scarves and some jump ropes. Both of these items are back-ordered. We are hopeful that the equipment will arrive before the next scheduled VCC pickup. Thank you for your understanding. Be active and stay active!
MIDDLE SCHOOL PE UNIFORMS
Since we are not using our lockers during our initial reopening, it is not necessary for students to 'dress out' for PE. Therefore, it is not necessary for families to purchase a separate PE uniform at this time.
It is mandatory that girls wear modesty shorts under their skirts for PE. Please ensure the girls have the correct modesty shorts and not another brand. Modesty shorts can be purchased through our regular uniform company.
Faith at Home
"Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually."
-1 Chronicles 16:11
on Thursday, September 10 at 5:13PM