Our Lady of Fatima School: Corona Virus / Covid-19 Information

Hello Everyone,
 
We have added this link 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

OLFCA Appeals For COVID-19 Fundraising Relief

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy (OLFCA) Fundraising Campaigns were Hit Hard by the Pandemic 

OLFCA faces an urgent need to raise  $140,000 by June 25, 2020. 

This amount represents our 2020-21 academic year fundraising goal. This will ensure the Academy's financial stability and guarantee that our doors remain open to welcome students in the upcoming school year. 

Like all private schools that must stretch school dollars, we have always had a fundraising component to balance our school budget.  As the pandemic may be with us for months to come, we are required to meet our 2020-21 budget by June 25, 2020. 
 
Any donation, no matter how small, is a help.  If we reach our goal, your funds will be applied to our 2020-2021 school year.  If the total donation goal is not met, all donations will be returned.
 
Ways to Give 
GoFundMe Covid-19 Campaign
VENMO - @OurLadyofFatima-CatholicAcadem (Please reference “Fatima COVID Fund”)
CHECK - Made payable to “Fatima Faith Fund”, Drop off at the school—225 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT Mon – Fri, 9am-2pm OR at the Parish Office 9am-6pm
 
 
 
MEETING THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S UNCERTAIN ENVIRONMENT
 
In these unusual and remarkable times, we want to remind everyone although we have been faced with unique challenges, here 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 school schedule for PreK3- Grade 8.
 
4. FAITH BASED and COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT: 
Emphasizes moral values and inspires Service Above Self.
 
 
RESOURCES & LINKS
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: 
 
 
CT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: 
 
The Diocese of Bridgeport Superintendent Communications