Covid-19 Updates

Hello Everyone,
 
We have added this area to address the rapidly evolving situation concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). On this site, we will place all up-to-the-moment communications from our school and from the Diocese of Bridgeport. We will also place some helpful resources from the CDC website and other sites as they become available. Please check here for our latest communication updates.
 
We continue to pray for all the lives that have been affected by this disease and we ask for God's blessings on our school community.
 
Warm regards,
Stan Steele

 

The following plan was prepared by the school’s COVID Safety Committee using the guidelines published by the Connecticut State Department of Education entitled, “Adapt, Advance, Achieve: Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together” as well as guidance provided by the Office of the Superintendent of the Diocese of Bridgeport in the document entitled, “We Face It Together: Faith, Academics, Community and Empowerment.”

August 13, 2020

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Foundations in Education is privileged to announce the COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund for elementary school families suffering from the negative economic impact of COVID-19. Economic suffering includes loss of job, loss of income, COVID related medical costs, or other unanticipated hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance FAQ

Currently accepting applications for COVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance while funding permits.  Apply today!

 

 

RE-OPENING Academic Year 2020-21 ~ Diocese Guidelines
 
Re-Opening Document ~ Provided by the Diocese of Bridgeport Superintendent, Dr. Cheeseman: 
 
"As we look toward the 2020 – 2021 school year, we face obvious challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Re-Opening document contains some of the guidelines that we will follow so that, working together, we can meet those challenges,” said Dr. Cheeseman.  
 
The theme of the plan is “We Face it together,” and the document focuses on faith, Academic, Community, and Empowerment. It covers a wide range of topics related to returning to school including the use of face coverings, physical distancing, sudden closures if necessary, temporary home instruction, and resources for students, parents, faculty and staff.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OLFCA MEETING THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENT
 
In these unusual and remarkable times, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy want to remind everyone, although we have been faced with unique challenges, there are some things that have remained: 
 
1. HEALTH & SAFETY: 
The children's safety has always been woven throughout our educational practice. Since the start of the virus' impact on our country, steps were taken to address this larger concern. Cleaning and sanitizing regimens were intensified, teachers prepared for possible at-home instruction, and the entire staff and administration immediately made accommodations to maintain our sense of community - never forgetting about the children's emotional well being.  
 
Although we finished out the school year at home, when we return for the 2020-21 school year, we will be just as vigilant to incorporate health and safety measures at our increased levels. 
 
2. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE:
Personalized approach to learning that blends small group instruction with technology that is fluid and flexible based upon the ability of the student.
 
3. SMALL STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO: 
Enables adherence to social distancing while MAINTAINING A FULL TIME, 5-DAY A WEEK SCHOOL SCHEDULE for PreK3- Grade 8.
 
4. FAITH BASED and COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT: 
Emphasizes moral values and inspires Service Above Self.
 
View specific OLFCA protocol here.
 
 
RESOURCES & LINKS
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: 
 
Quick Covid-19 Fact Sheets
- Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases like Covid-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs-11x17-en.pdf
- 10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/10Things.pdf
 
 
CT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: 
 
The Diocese of Bridgeport Superintendent Communications