MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Student Update March 30, 2020

Fisher Catholic Community,

I know that this may not have been the spring break that we were all envisioned, but I hope it brought quality time with family and continued good health.  I just spoke to the faculty/staff through Zoom today and they are all doing well!  We went over some guidelines moving forward and I wanted to share those with you:

- The students are expected to be "in-school" from 7:50-2:33 everyday or whenever they would usually be present (early dismissal/late arrivals).

- The teachers/administrators will be available to the students/parents everyday from 7:50-2:33 just as normal.  Please allow the teachers time to respond, as they will be getting more emails than normal.

- Any tests/quizzes/Zoom meetings will happen during the time they would usually have that class.  For example, Miss Henry is doing required Zoom meetings on Monday and Wednesday.  If you have Algebra 1 8th period, your meeting will be from 1:50 - 2:33.  The students are required to be in class just as if it was a normal school day.  Please contact the teacher in advance if there is a conflict/extenuating circumstances.

- Cindy Wagonseller will be available to all of the students that she works with on a daily basis. 

- If your student has Mrs. Miller, please check ProgressBook for all of your assignments

- If your student has Coach Young, there were assignments given before we left that he will be checking up on soon.  Please have those done and ready.

- If your student has Mrs. Johnson, there will be assignments posted to Google Classroom for the next week and a half.  Mrs. Johnson will be back full time from maternity leave on Tuesday, April 14.

- If your student has a current injury or rehab that they were working with or have a new injury, please email Dannielle directly at dannielle.brinser@fishercatholicirish.org

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we get this system up and running.  As of this afternoon's announcement from Governor DeWine, we will be hopefully returning to school on Monday, May 4th.
 
As far as Traditional EdChoice is concerned, the legislature has reverted back to the guidelines of last year.  This does not allow for our families to apply.  We are eligible under EdChoice Expansion (income-based) so for those of you that applied for that, your application is in process.  If you have any questions about your current application, please contact Dawn Burley.

I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Blessings,
Jim Globokar

Proverbs 17:17
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity."


Fisher Catholic Community,

Happy Spring break!  First, I wanted to say that my prayers are with you and I hope that all of our families are staying safe and healthy. 

I just want to give everyone an update with the information that we know right now.  Quarter 3 report cards will be mailed to you later this week.  I apologize for the delay, but those will be in your hands soon! 

I want to commend the teachers on their work and their flexibility in this unprecedented transition to online learning.  I ask that you be understanding as well and know that all of the teachers are working hard to research new ways of teaching and assessing the students online.  We are excited for this challenge, and I think it will be wonderful to be able to incorporate everything we learn during this time moving forward into the future.

I have had conference calls with the Diocese daily as well as calls with the faculty/staff.  We are staying in constant communication and will continue to do so.  I will lead a conference call Monday morning with the faculty as we come back from Spring break to discuss expectations for the 4th quarter.
 
As of right now, we are still returning to school on Monday, April 6th.  The Governor has used strong language to indicate that this will last longer, so I have asked the teachers to research online learning to finish out the school year.  Our ultimate goal is for the students to continue to learn, be assessed and get the credit they deserve for this school year.  Most importantly, we want the Class of 2020 to get the diplomas they have earned so they can move on to the next stages of their lives.  I feel terribly for them and am praying everyday that they get a chance to return to school together for at least a short period of time.  One of the greatest honors as principal is the ability to shake their hand and hand them a diploma as they walk across that stage.

As we move forward, I will keep you updated on all developments.  The teachers will be available to the students during school hours starting Monday following spring break.  If your student didn't get a chance to check in last week, please make sure they do so!  Grading will be done as it normally would through participation, completion of assignments and tests/quizzes.  Please make sure your student uses normal school hours to keep up with their school work. 

Finally, Dr. Lozada will be sending re-registration information emails for the 2020-21 school year.  These will be sent individually to each student with their requirements for graduation and class options for next year. Please look for that soon!  Also, traditional EdChoice is scheduled to begin April 1 so we will see what happens in the legislature this week.  I will keep you updated on that as well.  Stay safe and healthy! We can't wait to get back to normal soon!  GO IRISH!

Blessings,
Jim Globokar

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

SPRING MUSICAL NEWS
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will be performed at Fisher Catholic High School on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm, and on Sunday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm. We are working to get our online ticket site updated. There is a link on the fishercatholic.org website to purchase reserved seats, but we suggest waiting until the dates have been changed. Feel free to keep checking the website.

Frozen, Jr. will be performed by our entire middle school here at SMS on Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15 at 7pm.

Mary Walsh, Director and Sharon Silleck, Music Director

ST. MARY NEWS

It's time to think spring! St. Mary Teacher Association will be selling flowers for their Spring Flower Sale. Orders will be taken March 30th-April 14th. Orders can be picked up at St. Mary School on Friday, May 1st from 2-6pm and Saturday, May 2nd from 9am-11am. All proceeds benefit St. Mary Tuition Assistance. Please support our sale rather than buying from the big retail stores.  Our students need your support. Thank you.

Click on link below for order form:

Flower Order Form

ALUMNI GOLF NEWS
Click on link below for printable form:

2020 Alumni Golf Outing Form
Alumni Golf Outing Flyer