Hope for the New Year

Hope for the New Year 

As we reflect on 2020, it is clear that it has been a difficult year for so many. The world has suffered natural disasters, civil unrest, and, perhaps most notably, a pandemic that’s impacted nearly every nation. Communities and families around the world are hurting. 

Hopefully, this struggle has provided an opportunity for you and your family to do the two things we are all called to do by Jesus - Love God and neighbor.

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." Matthew 22:37-40 NAB

Thank you for all that you do to show your love for God and your neighbor! Thank you for taking the many opportunities, during this year, that you have reached out to our struggling neighbors as brothers and sisters. Thank you for giving our St. Dominic School family members what they need to overcome these obstacles and enter the new year with a revived hope in God’s plan. Thank you for supporting our school’s Bible theme, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13. 

 Our faith, hope, and love will continue to hold us together! Thank you for sharing your messages of faith, hope, and love with the St. Dominic School family. Together, we can build on our relationships with God and neighbors and have a brighter future during the upcoming Happy New Year. 

School Reminders:

Monday, January 4th School resumes. No bus service on January 4th-5th.

Tuesday, January 5th 7:00 p.m. Parish Council Meeting 

Wednesday, January 6th 8:30 a.m. Mass with 4th grade leaders, 6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting

Friday, January 8th Report Cards distributed

Please contact me by email at cfrericks@stdominicquincy.org if your student will need remote learning due to COVID-19 quarantine. If any member of your family has symptoms or a positive test result, your child/children will need to stay home until the isolation quarantine is complete. 

COVID-19 Updates from the Adams County Health Department:

  • Isolation dates for a person with a positive COVID test are still 10 days of quarantine from symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, 10 days from the positive test date. When counting the 10 days, one change is that the symptom onset date or test date is now counted as day 0 instead of day 1.
  • School close contacts can now come out of quarantine on day 11 if they remain symptom-free instead of day 14. Students cannot test out of quarantine and therefore must complete the 10-day quarantine. 
  • If someone in your household has a positive COVID test result, all household contacts are still 14 days of isolation quarantine. When counting the quarantine dates, the date of the last contact is now day 0 instead of day 1. As always, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help you with this process and set up remote learning for your child.

Yours in Christ, 
Mrs. Carol Frericks
Principal
St. Dominic School of St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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