The State Education Department understands that Nassau County Supreme Court has ruled that the Department of Health exceeded its authority in enacting the mask regulation, 10 NYCRR 2.60, in Demetriou et al. v. New York State Dep’t of Health et al.  This regulation is the subject of conflicting decisions, insofar as Albany County Supreme Court recently upheld the regulation in Massapequa UFSD et al. v. Hochul, et al.

It is SED’s understanding that the Department of Health will appeal the Nassau County Supreme Court decision, which will result in an automatic stay that will unambiguously restore the mask rule until such time as an appellate court issues a further ruling.  Therefore, schools must continue to follow the mask rule.


SPRING FLING 2021  goes virtual.  April 30.  Get your tickets now.  Great prizes!

Spring Fling 2021 Flyer FINAL

Join us for

St. Athanasius Catholic Academy’s

Annual Spring Fling

Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00p.m.

To purchase tickets please visit:

This is a virtual event. Event log in information will be sent to ticket holders prior to the event.

Virtual Ticket Prices

Standard Ticket


-Includes a chance to win each

of our Super Duper Prizes


Grand Ticket


-Includes a chance to win each of our

Super Duper and Grand Prizes


Ultimate Ticket


-Includes a chance to win in ALL of our categories:

Super Duper, Grand and Ultimate Prizes


50/50 Raffle

$5 each

5 for $20




Apply to Pre-K – AT ST. ATHANASIUS


In New York City, children begin pre-K in the calendar year they turn four. If you have a child born in 2017, you can apply to pre-K now and your child will begin pre-K in September 2021.

The pre-K application is open, and the deadline has been extended to Monday, April 19. Here’s how to get started and apply:



Call to Action

Call our elected officials…Get our school open again!   

October 6, 2020
Dear Catholic Schools Families,
Over the past month, Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn have been
open and successfully conducting in-person Catholic education for our students. Our meticulously planned
protocols, designed to keep students and teachers safe, and developed in conformity with city, state, and federal
health guidelines, are working. Having heard from so many of you, we know you are grateful for all the hard
work, time, and, yes, money – some $18 million dollars — that went into making sure our Catholic schools
could open and operate safely, as they have been doing.
As you are likely aware, a number of areas in New York City and the surrounding counties are seeing an uptick
in positive test results for COVID-19. Health experts have told us all along to anticipate such statistical trends
as we entered autumn. In reaction to these expected numbers, Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio are
instituting drastic measures by shutting down all public and private schools within certain ZIP codes. Rather
than judging each school on their individual merits and their fidelity to the protocols set forth by their own
administrations, the governor and mayor are painting all institutions with a draconian broad brush.
The safety of our Catholic school communities is paramount. It was that very guiding principle that saw us
close our Catholic schools well before the public schools felt it necessary to do so in the Spring of 2020.
Should there be a situation that required a Catholic school to close, we would not need to wait for elected
officials to tell us to do so.
Our Catholic schools are faithfully adhering to the guidelines we have established. Isolated cases of COVID-19
in our Catholic schools have triggered these protocols, and in person learning has safely continued. The New
York City Department of Health has been inspecting our Catholic schools. All have passed.
If other schools cannot meet the standards needed to operate safely, they should indeed be closed until they
demonstrate their ability to do so. In the meantime, it is absolutely unfair to be associated with the noncompliant schools merely because we share a ZIP code.
Our principals, teachers and staff have worked too hard, and you, our families have provided too much support,
that we cannot allow government officials to derail the education of your children. If you agree, please let your
elected officials know how you feel, by taking a moment to call and email Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio,
your city councilmember, state assembly member, and state senator and tell them to support schools that are
working and not to institute these draconian measures.
This message is being delivered to all corners of both our diocese as we are brothers and sisters; part of the
greater New York Catholic school community who may very well see these issues arise in your region. As such,
we ask you utilize the links provided to reach as many elected officials as possible.

Please call Governor Cuomo directly 1-518-474-8390 and Mayor de Blasio at 212-788-3000.
In order to contact your state and local representatives, please utilize the following links:

All our families should visit Find My Senator ( ) 

as well as Find My NY Assembly Member  (

   while those who live within the five boroughs of New York City should

              also utilize Find My City Council Member (

Mr. Michael J. Deegan Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools Superintendent – Catholic Schools Support Services
Archdiocese of New York R.C. Diocese of Brooklyn

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Immunization Requirements

Dear Parent or Guardian,
New York City has updated the school immunization requirements for
the 2020-2021 school year. A list of these requirements for 2020-2021
is included with this letter. Before the school year begins, you must
submit proof of immunization for your child if they are attending child
care or school.  Please read the following letter and chart to be sure your child is ready for the new year.

Click on the link: immunization-requirements-letter-and-chart-for-school-year-2020-21


St. Athanasius Re-opening Plan

Dear St. Athanasius Families,

Below you will find the link to the the Re-Opening Plan that we have submitted to the NYS Department of Health, the NYS Education Department, and the Superintendent’s office of the Diocese of Brooklyn.

Soon we will be scheduling Zoom meetings by grade levels to discuss the re-opening.  Please note that since our plan was submitted there has been a change in the Virtual learning hybrid model of our plan.  Please check your emails for details about the St Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Catholic Academy.

 Information about scheduling and the beginning week of school is coming soon. Our faculty, staff, and I look forward to meeting with you at our Zoom meetings!

God bless you!         St. Athanasius, pray for us!

Mrs. Competello


Please note the links to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   

 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)