Week of January 15, 2021
Dear Paramus Catholic Families,
Pope Francis, in his address on the 2021 World Day of Peace, stated, “There can be no peace without a culture of care. The culture of care thus calls for a common supportive and inclusive commitment to protecting the dignity and good of all, a willingness to show care and compassion, to work for reconciliation and healing and to advance mutual respect and acceptance.” Cardinal Joseph Tobin also relayed this sentiment in his message to all individuals in the Archdiocese by stating, “True peace, the peace that lasts, happens when we work for justice.” We all must live out this message within our homes and within our school community. Each day, we continue to teach our students, our future leaders, the importance of kindness, self-dignity, forgiveness. Peace begins with each of us. I am encouraging each member of the Paramus Catholic community to perform an act of kindness. To value kindness signals that we are faithful and deserving of God’s everlasting and unconditional love.
As we close the first semester of the academic year, it is my hope that students have successfully completed all the requirements. My colleagues, guidance counselors, and I have assisted those students who were struggling. Improvements were made. If you see that your child is struggling, please alert their guidance counselor. The unique way of instruction during this pandemic has been challenging in many ways. I must say, the Paramus Catholic students have paved the way in doing a fine job adapting to either physical learning or virtual learning at a moment’s notice. A special thank you to the faculty who have taken these challenges and have brought their students along successfully.
Please communicate with the school nurse, Nurse Kelly, if a member of your immediate household is Covid positive. This also applies to anyone with whom you may have been in close contact. This is imperative as we try to keep the school building Covid free.
There will be no classes on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, as faculty will be using this as a grading day. The third quarter of the academic year begins on January 28, 2021. Please complete the Virtual Learning form if you would like your child to be a Virtual student for the third quarter. Once submitted, Virtual learning will be in effect until the end of the third quarter, April 14, 2021.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a good and safe week.
In your gratitude,
Dr. Stephanie Macaluso