AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

September 2020

Dear AHA Community,

September is upon us and one thing I know for sure; this academic year will be like none other.

Whether you’ve chosen the hybrid model or the completely remote model, you need to be very vigilant about reporting your student’s absence if she is not going to be in class. You can do this by calling the attendance office and leaving a message: 201-768-7822 x247. (24 hours a day, 7 days a week!)

Additionally, no matter which model you chose, you need to know your team. Team Caroline includes students whose last name begins with A and every other letter: A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O, Q, S, U, W, Y. Team Theresa includes students whose last names begin with B and every other letter after that: B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X, Z.

Classes are held every day. If you’ve chosen the 100% virtual model, your student is signing in to her classes every day on Blackbaud according to her schedule. These students will receive an email regarding the pickup procedures for textbooks and materials which are not needed for the first week. Hybrid students come to campus every other day, according to their Team which is labeled on the school calendar (and is also labeled on each student’s Blackbaud schedule). Hybrid students then attend classes virtually on the days they are not on campus.

Whenever students are learning virtually, they will begin their day by logging into holyangels.myschoolapp.com on their school issued Fujitsu laptop, using their school email and their computer password as they learned in training. They then click the “My Day” tab on the upper left hand corner which will show them the times for their classes. They need to click each class to get the link to get into that class virtually.

Students in school will receive their directions from their teacher in the classroom.

Please be aware that our building hours have changed. 7:15 am-4:30 pm. No one is allowed in the building before or after those hours.

I cannot reiterate enough that our plan will only work and remain in place if everyone in the community commits to safety-first behaviors.

September always proves to be a very busy month. Parents, please be sure to read your weekly email, AHA Weekly Connection, which is emailed on Fridays.

The last day to change classes is Wednesday 9/30. If you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s schedule, course, or placement, please contact her Counselor as soon as possible. After this date, any changes made are reflected on your daughter’s transcript.

Two of our very esteemed colleagues retired in June: Sr. Kathleen Dunham, SSND and Sister Diane Driscoll, SSJ. Join me in wishing them a happy, peaceful and healthy retirement. Additionally, we tearfully bid farewell to Mrs. Katz, Mrs. Hess and Mr. Petrozzo who are pursuing new journeys in their lives. We thank them for the dedicated service to Holy Angels and we will greatly miss them. We are happy to welcome back Michelle DiLucio who continues to cover Mrs. Goff’s maternity leave. We are also excited to welcome the newest members of our community: Francis Hunter-- Latin, Andrea Palacio—Spanish, AnneMarie Ryan—Religion, Donna Ryan—Religion and Brianne Wolman—History. We welcome Traci Koval as our interim Dean of Students while Mrs. Beyer is home with baby Maggie-- future Angel for sure!

I remind everyone that safety begins at home. Keep your student healthy (and in turn, everyone else) by ensuring she stays physically fit, gets a good night’s sleep, eats healthily and maintains her daily schedule. Uniforms and masks should be washed nightly.

Our theme for this year, “Sharing Our Love, Faith and Hope” is purposefully and perfectly suited for our community as well as our current situation. We will get through this together with the five c’s of compassion, cooperation, courage, commitment and communication, infused with an extra dose of patience.

God Bless and Stay Safe,

Academy of the Holy Angels

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