We have had a successful first week of formal class, and we thank you for your support and cooperation as we continue on this Catechetical year. We also give thanks to everyone who joined us for our beautiful opening Religious Education Mass yesterday. A special thank you also to all of our students who participated in a particular role: the lectors and offertory bearers from the Confirmation classes, the altar servers, and the members of our Music Ministry choir, who sang so beautifully at the Mass. It was a great blessing to gather together as a Religious Education family to pray and to celebrate. We look forward to seeing everyone again for our next Religious Education Mass in October as well as throughout the year.
We would like to remind you of a few guidelines of utmost importance mentioned at the Parent Orientation to keep in mind throughout the year:
DROP-OFF AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
Please remember the drop-off and dismissal procedures as explained during the Welcome Orientation and sent to you via email.
Students should come dressed comfortably, but appropriate for class and church (especially as our catechists often take their classes to the Chapel during class, and we will be participating in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the year). In other words, all students are expected to dress modestly. Students are not to wear “short” shorts or “short” skirts (must be knee-length), tank tops, sleeveless attire, gym shorts, sweat pants, leggings, ripped jeans, flip-flops, crocs, or distracting hair pieces (large bows, animal ears, etc.). Sports uniforms are also not permitted.
Please remember that for those students in the first or second year of preparation for a sacrament, we allow up to five (5) absences for the year, regardless of the reason, in terms of counting the year toward sacramental preparation. There are no excused or unexcused absences. If a student is absent, the office may send a courtesy email to inform you of the number of absences your child has up to that point. (This guideline does not apply to students in first grade and to students in grades 4-6 who have already received First Communion.)
BOOKS / SUPPLIES / BAGS
Students received their books this past week in class. The book must be brought to class every week. Students also need to bring a pencil or pen, along with any other supplies requested by their catechist. Only drawstring or canvas bags may be used to carry books and supplies. Regular school book bags are NOT permitted.
FOOD, DRINKS, AND GUM
Please remember that students may not bring any food or drinks to class, including all types of water bottles, as they are not allowed inside the classrooms. In addition, gum chewing is not permitted.
All of the above guidelines are taken from our “Religious Education Handbook,” which contains all the procedures that will be followed this year. It is available on our website at www.stkevinrep.org, under the “GENERAL CLASS INFO” tab.
Please be sure to also check our website, www.stkevinrep.org, frequently for any updates and new information regarding your child’s Religious Education classes, including class outlines. The website will be our primary conduit of communicating pertinent information to you. Also, please check your emails on a regular basis for any important information and reminders we may send throughout the year, and to add our email address to your contact list to ensure that any emails from the program are not sent to your spam/junk folder.
Thank you for your support and cooperation. May God bless you and your families.