Important Information about TACHS Test

Dear Parents/Families,

I am sharing with you the information which was received about the TACHS exam from the Diocese.

We are now about 1-1/2 weeks away from our TACHS testing day, November 7th, in the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

Riverside, the testing company, is working diligently to provide a successful testing experience for students.

Please make sure to read all attachments on the www.tachsinfo.com website and the attached TACHS 2020- Student Handbook. 

Read and follow ALL directions provided when you receive the 10/31- “Test Session Code” email that will provide you with the day/time of testing and the test session code.  Adding the Chrome browser and Proctorio extension and doing the system pre-check and navigational tool, 3-4 days prior to testing is essential to ensuring a successful testing experience.  All this information will be included in the registered parents’ 10/31 email. The systems check can also be found in the attached Student Handbook, pages 6-7-8. 

You will begin receiving several emails from the Riverside testing company the week of TACHS with reminders and the email address that you should be on the lookout for and read is from the testing company at: tachs@tachs.riverside-insights.com

In addition, all three (3)-High School Choices must be entered by the deadline of 5 P.M. on November 5th, 2020 on the TACHS website at: www.tachsinfo.com

A confirmation email will be sent to you from the email address above.  Changes of high school choices can be made until that deadline and an updated confirmation email will be sent as well.  No extensions will be given beyond this due date.  If a parent does not submit their three (3) high school choices, then the student’s TACHS scores will not be able to go anywhere and the student will not receive admissions notices. 

If a student should be “kicked” out of the TACHS test on November 7th, they can log back in that day and resume where they left off – they will not lose any work.  If a student experiences local wifi issues, and cannot get back on, they will be assigned to a make-up date and will resume where they left off.  Students who require a make-up for any reason, will receive an email from Riverside for the TACHS make-up with the new test date/time and new test session code.  Please know that  the make-up date cannot be confirmed yet at this point in time .

You must read the documents and emails; if a parent/student doesn’t do the necessary set-up, there are no guarantees of successful testing.

Best of luck to our students.

Dr. Piro

Flu Information

Please read the attached announcement from the Department of New York State Public Health Law Section §613, which requires schools and child care facilities to post flu educational material.

Por favor lean la informacion adjunta del Departamento de Saludo del Estado de Nueva York Seccion 613 que requiere que las escuelas y centros de cuidado informen a los padres de familia.

Flu Announcement English Spanishl 

Information for Parents English

Informacion para Padres Espanol

Catholic High School Information/Información de las Escuelas Secundarias Católicas

Catholic High School Information/Información de las Escuelas Secundarias Católicas

Dear Families,

We are proud to present our Catholic High School Guide to you. Our schools provide a Christ centered educational environment for all students and families that is academically excellent where students can reach their full potential. Catholic High Schools prepare our young men and women for college and career and to be thoughtful  leaders in our communities. The Guide provides you with a map of the Brooklyn and Queens  Catholic High Schools, contact information, enrollment, the current tuition rate and a summary statement about each school. Our Catholic Schools are truly centers of hope and are proud of the accomplishment of our students, teachers and staff. Looking forward to you joining this inspiring  community of learners.

https://catholicschoolsbq.org/brooklyn-queens-high-schools/

 

Letter from Superintendent Dr. Chadzutko 6 19 2020

Dear Families,

Please click on the link below to read  a very important letter from the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn.  Please read it carefully.

Thank you.

Por favor hagan un click en el enlace abajo para leer una carta muy importante del Superintendente de la Diócesis de Brooklyn.  Por favor, léanlo cuidadosamente.

Gracias.

Dr. Piro

 

Parent Letter from Superintendent Office October 19 2020

Call to Action letter from the Superintendents of Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of NY

Dear Families,

Please read the attached letter from the Superintendents of Schools of the Diocese of Brooklyn and the Archdiocese of NY regarding recent government decisions to close schools due to COVID-19 in certain areas.

Thank you.

Dr. Piro

Por favor, lean esta carta de los Superintendentes de las Escuelas de la Diócesis de Brooklyn y de la Archidiócesis de NY acerca de las recientes decisiónes gubernamentales de cerrar las escuelas debido a COVID-19 en ciertas áreas.

Gracias.

Call To Action Arch of NY Brooklyn Queens 10 06 20

Planning for the Distribution of Instructional Materials and Tech Devices Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program

Planning for the Distribution of Instructional Materials and Tech Devices

Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program

The distribution of the instructional materials and tech devices is the next step in the full implementation of the Saint Thomas Aquinas Distance Learning Program.

A schedule has been developed to support distribution.  A site has been established in Queens, at the Immaculate Conception Center, located at 7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, New York 11362; and in Brooklyn, at Our Lady of Grace—Brooklyn, located at 430 Avenue W, Gravesend-Brooklyn, NY 11223.

Unfortunately, at the present time, we are still waiting for delivery confirmation of the tech devices.  As a result, the schedule below, only pertains to the picking-up of the instructional materials, for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3.  A separate pick-up schedule will be provided, as soon as the devices arrive…

The schedule below is for the instructional materials pick-up for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 only:

 

Pick-up Schedule:

 

Monday

September 28, 2020

Tuesday

September 29, 2020

   
Queens Families

at ICC, 

from 10am—4:30pm

Brooklyn Families

at Our Lady of Grace, 

from 10am—4:30pm

   
Kindergarten families

10am—11:30am

Kindergarten families

10am—11:30am

Grade 1 Families

11:45am—1:15pm

Grade 1 Families

11:45am—1:15pm

Grade 2 Families

1:30pm—3pm

Grade 2 Families

1:30pm—3pm

Grade 3 Families

3pm—4:30pm

Grade 3 Families

3pm—4:30pm

   

stadlp materials pick-up schedule 2020

Paul Effman Music Program

Paul Effman Music will be 100% online this year. The Band Program is available to students in grades 3 and up, with or without experience. Band instruments include all instruments listed on the registration form except Violin and Ukulele. Violin will be offered to grades 1 and up, and Ukulele to grades 1 and up. All learning materials, with the exception of the instrument, will be provided.  The Program will include: Weekly live, 30-minute, small group lessons Lessons by our experienced, professional music educators.  An exclusive library of video content for each lesson Play-along songs for practicing and performing Over 40 years of teaching experience. Register online today at https://pemusic.com/join

Join the Music Program

Paul Effman Registration Form 2020

 

St. Thomas the Apostle Appoints new Assistant Principal

Dear Families,

I am happy to announce that we have an assistant principal appointed to our staff.  Mr. Philip Heide has been working with me these past few weeks preparing the building for reopening and has joined the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy family.  We are very happy to have him as our newest member.

Mr. Heide was the former principal of our neighboring school, St. Mary Gate of Heaven.

Welcome, Mr. Heide to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy.

 

Me alegro de informarles que tenemos un director asistente como nuevo miembro de nuestro personal. El señor Philip Heide estaba trabajando conmigo estas últimas semanas preparando el edifico para la reapertura y se ha reunido con la familia de la Academia de Sto. Tomás el Apóstol.  Estamos muy contentos de tenerlo como nuestro miembro más reciente.

El señor Heide fue el director anterior de nuestra escuela vecina St.Mary Gate of Heaven.

Bienvenido, Sr. Heide a la Academia de Sto. Tomás el Apóstol!

Dr. Piro