COVID-19 Updates April 1, 2021

Dear St. Charles Families,

There will be no school on Friday, April 2, so students and staff may observe Good Friday. There will be no school on Monday, April 5, Easter Monday. We hope all families will be able to enjoy the extra time!

Thank you to all families who supported the St. Vincent de Paul Paper Drive! They were tremendously grateful for your kindness and generosity.

Summer Street is one way. As you exit the parking lot in the morning, please remember you have to take a left.

On Friday, April 9, the Lower School will attend Mass at 8:45 am. It will be led by Grade 3.

Please continue to be vigilant! COVID cases are increasing among young people. If your child does not feel well, please keep him/her home until you have spoken with our school nurse or the office staff. Sometimes, COVID presents without a fever, and we are seeing this happen more and more. Something that appears to be a cold, stomach upset or allergies may be COVID and you should not take a chance of sending your child to school and exposing others. 

Although the Massachusetts Travel Order has been changed to an advisory, we are going to follow the same process we have all year. If you leave Massachusetts and stay in another state or country for more than twenty-four (24) hours, you need to quarantine for ten (10) days upon arrival back to Massachusetts or have received a negative COVID-19 result on a test administered not more than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Massachusetts.  You may also test out of the quarantine advisory after arrival in Massachusetts, as long as you quarantine until receiving a negative test result. Please be proactive about communicating your vacation plans so we may help you to plan ahead. 

We will be hosting our 25th Annual Golf Tournament at the Ferncroft Country Club on Monday, May 24. A Virtual Auction will also take place before and during the Tournament. Attached to this email you will find a flyer about the Tournament and sponsor information. Please consider supporting this important fundraiser for our school. You may golf, be a sponsor, encourage others to participate with you, or all three! Please find home information on the school web page, https://saintcharleswoburn.com/ .

Ms. Kovac and Grade 8 led the Upper School in a beautiful, thoughtful Stations of the Cross Service this afternoon. 

Here are cubes K-8 students made with representations of what Holy Week means to them.

Holy Week Cubes

Opportunity for Archdiocese of Boston Parents and Teens

Chastity Speaker Jason Evert Returns to Boston VIRTUALLY! Click here for Jason Evert’s bio & more information. For more information about these events, please contact CSO Associate Superintendent of Catholic Identity, [email protected]

PARENTING FOR PURITY: SUNDAY, May 2, 2021 07:00 PM -8:00 PM via Zoom. Pre-register here! Jason speaks for 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of Q & A. This is a PARENT ONLY presentation and is suitable for all parents, but primarily those with teenagers.

LOVE OR LUST TEEN PRESENTATION: MONDAY, MAY 3, 2021: 10:00 AM -11:00 AMvia Zoom:Pre-Register teens in Grades 7-12 here!Jason speaks for 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of Q & A. Please register by grade/classroom or homeschool family. Content is appropriate for teens in Grades 7-12. Jason has asked that all schools/teens planning to participate, watch his full 90 minute presentation entitled, Love or Lustprior to May 3. Once your class/teens are registered for the May 3rd event, you will receive the link to watch the full presentation.

Please continue to be proactive about communicating illness information with staff at the school. You are helping us to maintain accurate records and keep others healthy. I cannot stress enough the importance of following the recommended protocols. If your student is exposed to someone who may have COVID or someone who has tested positively for COVID, please do not send your student to school and notify the school office immediately. Please do not send your child to school if he/she does not feel well, and please notify the school office of your child’s illness. Please inform us immediately if your student or anyone in your household tests positive. If someone becomes ill during the weekend, please email me so I may have information in advance. We are relying on cooperation from each of you to help everyone to remain healthy and we thank families for being cautious in an effort to keep everyone well. 

Monitoring your child’s health: Please take your child’s temperature each morning before leaving home for school. If your child has a fever, please do not send them to school. Also, if your child has any of the following symptoms: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, a new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or a runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, please keep your child home and notify the school office.  If your child has been exposed to COVID-19, please contact our school office immediately. By sending your child to school, you are agreeing that you have completed the home screening on a daily basis. 

I wish all families a blessed Easter.

Mrs. Donna Cargill

Principal

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