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Saint Francis Xavier Parish

Effective Monday March 16th until further notice, all Archdiocese Schools, including St. Francis Xavier, will be closed. CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

Welcome To St. Francis Xavier School!

SFX eLEARNING NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Parents and Students, Every effort is being made for thoughtful, timely communication through email and multiple social media channels.   The health, safety, academic, emotional and spiritual welfare of each and every student and family at St. Francis Xavier School is our priority.  To this end, below, you will find links to announcements and updates throughout the mandated school closures.  Wishing you peace and health as we work though this together.  

PARENT RESOURCES


Khan Academy      Scholastic       Storyline Online      Sesame Street      PBS Kids      Unicef Kid Power Brain Break Ideas      Kid Yoga Stories       Holy Heroes
 

ALL-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS CLICK EACH LINK TO READ THE ANNOUNCEMENTS:  


Tuesday March 31, 2020

Morning Announcement 3/31/20

Monday March 30, 2020

Morning Announcement 3/30/20

Video 3-30 Lenten Prayer Service Video

Family Connect Activity Video! "Thank You to Doctors, Nurses, Hospital Staff & First Responders"

Sunday March 29, 2020

SFX Principal's Sunday Message 3/29/20

Friday March 27, 2020

Morning Announcement 3/27/20

Thursday March 26, 2020

Morning Announcement 3/26/20

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Parent Newsletter 3/25/20

Family Connect Activity Video! ​​​​​​​  "What Are You Reading Wednesday"

Morning Announcement 3/25/20

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Family Connect Activity Video! CLICK HERE to see our Lego Creations!

Morning Announcement 3/24/20

Monday, March 23, 2020

Video 3-23 Lenten Prayer Service

Morning Announcement 3/23/20

Sunday, March 22, 2020

SFX Principal's Sunday Message 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Pre-recorded Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier Parish for March 21-22,2020

Song sheet for Sunday Mass March 22,2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Family Connect Activity Video  "Crazy Hair / Crazy Hat Day"  

Morning Announcement for 3/20/20 - SFX School Pledge

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Parents/Guardians During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) System Closure

Thurs. March 19, 2020

World Rosary:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5kYUHBQqJM  

TBT - Throwback Thursday is all about our 8th Graders!

Morning Prayer - Happy St. Joseph's Day!

Wed. March 18, 2020            

Parent Newsletter 3/18/20

Morning Announcement for 3/18/20: March Virtue of the Month &  Saint of the Month. 

Tuesday March 17, 2020       

Family Connect Activity Video​​​​​​​ CLICK HERE to watch the 2020 Leprechaun Trap Challenge!  

Message from LRC  

Friday, March 13, 2020:       

Important Information Regarding eLearning Days and COVID-19 mandated school closure. 

 

         

March 13, 2020

 

Dear SFX Families,

As mandated today all Archdiocesan Schools will be closed beginning March 16th until further notice. No one will be present in the school office. To continue student learning, we are ready to implement our eLearning Plan. As we had mentioned this fall, we had this plan approved in August by the Archdiocese. Teachers and administration have spent a lot of time working together to further develop our plan and resources, so that we can share them with you in a user-friendly manner.

Instructions vary a little bit by grade level because of different devices used by different grades. Some teachers may also be sending home some worksheet packets and they are sending home student textbooks. More information will be coming home regarding attendance check-in.

All Grade levels:

  • Teachers in all grade levels will post assignments by 9am

  • Students (or parents of Primary students) need to check in via attendance by 10am

Early Primary (Grades K-1)

  • All assignments will be posted in Seesaw

  • Attendance link will be posted daily in Seesaw

o Parents will check their students in by 10am daily

  • Grade level teachers are accessible via email

  • Contact Allison Sowa if you have tech problems asowa@sfxlg.org
     

Primary (Grade 2-3)

  • All assignments will be posted in Seesaw

  • Attendance link will be posted daily in Seesaw

o Parents will check their students in by 10am daily

  • All students will be bringing home school owned iPads today

  • Grade level teachers are accessible via email

  • Contact Allison Sowa if you have tech problems asowa@sfxlg.org
     

Intermediate & Middle School (Grades 4-8)

  • All assignments will be posted in Google Classroom

  • Attendance link will be posted daily in “homeroom” Google Classroom

o Students will check themselves in by 10am daily

  • Grade level teachers are accessible via email

Contact Amy Ryan if you have tech problems aryan@sfxlg.org

We know this will be a learning experience for our students, teachers, and parents. We are all in this together and will work as a team to get through this. It is important that everyone understands the assignments given by the teachers are required assignments. We will need documentation of completion for days to count as eLearning Days in place of some of our regular attendance days. Teachers will be available by email 9-3 daily, this includes our I-Arts, Resource, and Tech. Please contact us if you have any questions. You will receive updated information when we know a timeline for return.

While school is closed, our facilities team will be cleaning and sanitizing the building.

Attached is a resource on how to talk to your children about Coronavirus

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

We know this may cause an inconvenience for some of our families. Closing school was not a decision that was made lightly. We are adhering closely to the guidelines from the CDC, IDPH, the IL Governor’s Office, and the Archdiocese of Chicago.

https://www.archchicago.org/en/statement/-/article/2020/03/13/statement-of-the-archdiocese-of- chicago-on-the-suspension-of-public-celebration-of-mass-the-temporary-closure-of-archdiocesan- schools-the-pastoral-cen

We wish you peace and health as we all work through this time. God Bless all of you.

Sincerely,

Sharon M. Garcia, Principal

Janice L. Carr,   Asst. Principal

Amy Ryan, Tech Coordinator

 

 

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