We are praying for you every day. Please continue to pray . Here are some helpful articles from our superintendent to help with your children during this difficult time.
parent resource…Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
Mental Health Support During COVID-19
parent resource…Helping Children Copeparent resource…Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
parent resource…Helping Children Cope
Be safe…Be healthy… KEEP PRAYING
ST. ATHANASIUS,……PRAY FOR US
Diocese of Brooklyn Announces Catholic Academies and Parish Schools
Will close until at least April 20, 2020
Superintendent of Schools Thomas Chadzutko, Ed. D., has announced today all elementary Catholic Academies and Parish Schools in Brooklyn and Queens will remain closed until April 20, 2020. This follows last week’s announcement that the schools would be closed this week, March 16-March 20, 2020, out of an abundance of caution. The decision mirrors the New York City public schools announcement made last night.
“The decision to close is based on the interdependency of services between public schools and Catholic schools,” said Dr. Chadzutko.
Many families that attend Diocesan schools depend on the New York City services such as bus transportation, meals, nurses, and crossing and security guards.
“If there was a safe way for us to open sooner, we would, but we cannot function without those essential services,” said Joan McMaster, Associate Superintendent for Principal and Teacher Personnel.
The latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control is to restrict gatherings of 50 or more people. Clearly, the school environment would be in violation.
The contingency pandemic plan, which is part of the Office of the Superintendent school crisis management plan, includes digital, distance and alternative instruction for students so that their education is not disrupted. A complete transition to that model of instruction will take place this week.
The Office of the Superintendent is in daily communication with city and state officials and is part of the Coronavirus Education Task Force of the NYC Department of Education. During this time, there is a constant reassessment of the situation and the necessary response in an effort to keep our school community safe.
St. Athanasius Catholic Academy, request that all our students and their families put special time aside, at 9 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm to start a special prayer circle for our school community and for the rest of the world.
Please say a special prayer for all those working in hospitals, and our first responders who are on the front lines to ensure the welfare of all those affected.
Below is the prayer created from our beloved Pope Francis to Mary during the Corona Virus Pandemic, I ask that we all pray together…