FAQ for Back to School

School Starts on August 30, 2021
School Supplies

Reminder- each student paid a $200 Educational Tech/Curriculum/ School Supplies fee during registration for the needed consumable supplies such as pencils, paper, folders, etc… Please see the School Supply List 21-22 for additional items by grade students need to provide.

School Start

Tues., Aug. 24     New Parent Orientation at 4:00 p.m. (for those unable to attend the June session), hosted by Parent Club on Zoom.

Wed., Aug. 25      Pre-K Curriculum Night

Thurs., Aug. 26    Academy (SMA) Orientation at 1:30 pm in the Library

Mon., Aug. 30      First Day of School! Please note this year, and there will not be an 8:00 Mass. Student drop-off begins at 8:00 am at the front of the school.  School begins at 8:15 am.

School dismisses at noon on the first day, followed by an all-school BBQ.  Meet the other families and enjoy some delicious food!

Tues., Aug. 31     Second day of school starts with drop-off at 8:00 am (class starts at 8:15 a.m.) and pick-up at 3:05 p.m. in the upper South lot.

Wed. Sept. 1        School Picture Day! Students may come in full uniform, spirit wear, or “nice” picture attire. (Parents’ preference for the photo.) Kids Photography will begin taking photos right after the first bell and start with the youngest classes first. Picture Order Link The deadline to order is Thursday, September 2nd. All students have their photos taken for the yearbook and school records.
The third day of school is a Wednesday, and Wednesday is early release at 1:40 p.m. This will be every Wednesday.

Fri., Sept. 3          First Friday All School Mass at 8:30 a.m. We will welcome our new pastor Fr. Nagel, and the students will receive class blessings.

Wed., Sept. 8    Elementary (K-5) Curriculum Night at 6:00 p.m. (Zoom link will be sent)

Thurs., Sept. 9    Middle School & High School (6-11) Curriculum Night at 6:00 p.m. (Zoom link will be sent)

Uniforms and Uniform Exchange

All students Prek – 8th grade and SMA will be required to wear a uniform.
https://stmonicasea.org/admission/school-uniform/

Uniforms are practical, economical, reinforce a school’s traditions and educational vision—and they make it a snap to get ready for school!

We partner with both Dennis Uniform & Land’s End school uniforms. When ordering, please use these codes: Land’s End: www.landsend.com School Code: 900163767 and Dennis Uniform: www.dennisuniform.com School Code: XTM450.

Service Hours
  • The total volunteer commitment is 30 hours per family and academic year. Parents must have current Background Checks, and SEP training completed to volunteer.
  • Minimum community service hours are required for middle school students.
Hot Lunch Program

Our lunch program will be starting on August 31, 2021. Registration and ordering will begin on August 16, 2021.

Every Saturday, you will receive an email about the lunch menu for the upcoming weekend and what will be served with each meal.  This also can serve as a reminder to order for the week if you’re ordering every week.

Please see the Lunch Ladies Easy Ordering Instructions to register for our online ordering system.  It’s really easy to use, but should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 425-444-9573 or by email at  w-szabo@hotmail.com.

All students PreK – 8th and high school may order lunch through Lunch Ladies! Ordering can be done weekly, monthly, or daily by 8 pm for the next day.

Technology

We will be providing devices for all students in grades K-5 for MAP testing. In addition, all students in grades 6-8 are expected to provide their own devices for learning needs that have the full capabilities of a laptop PC. MS 2021-22 BYOD Instructions (Bring your own device instructions.)

St. Monica Catholic School offers Internet access, Microsoft Office 365 accounts, and St. Monica provided technology for student use. All students and parents will need to read and sign our Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) for student use of all computers, software, accounts, and Internet access provided by St. Monica for in-person and remote learning. Please download, read, sign, and have your student bring it to school on the first day of school. AUP Authorization

Rebate Programs

Amazon

We are listed as St. Monica School in the Amazon Smile directory. Thanks for supporting us through your Amazon purchases! Amazon Smile is now in the mobile app (a significant amount of purchasing happens through the app, not the website).  Instructions for setting it up are here: http://smile.amazon.com.

Scrip

St. Monica Catholic School offers the Scrip fundraising program to families, parishioners, and school supporters. As a school organization, we can buy gift cards (referred to as “Scrip”) at a discount and resell them at face value, thereby raising funds for our school.

Once your account is set up through www.shopwithscrip.com, and your PrestoPay account is verified, you will be able to order and print gift card vouchers for immediate use. Many Scrip vendors offer online vouchers that may be ordered by smartphones and shown to the cashier at checkout. Scrip to Go is on sale every day in the school office. Stop by, and we will answer any questions. https://stmonicasea.org/giving/scrip/