April Updates

April 1, 2022

Dear Families,

I wanted to reach out to share news as we move to finish up the year. I guess time flies when you are having fun, as it feels like we are really just getting started.

I recognize many of you are excited to see the inside of our new location at Cuvilly Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU). While they have allowed Miss Rose and me to visit the building, their insurance prohibits opening the building to others at this time. However, working with NDNU to get the building ready for us next year continues to take much of our time. We are working out a schedule that gives us access to the gym and other amenities. Sometime in late summer, we will open the new building up for all to come through, and we will have an opening event that will give everyone a chance to see the new building and grounds.

 Miss Rose has done a fantastic job creating a schedule that allows students choices while ensuring students are on track for graduation. She is in the final stages of solidifying the master schedule. After years of searching, I am excited to share that we have an ASL teacher starting in the fall. Mitchell Perilla comes to us after working as both an interpreter, and instructor in ASL, and supporter of the deaf community since 2017. Mr. Perilla is also an accomplished violinist interested in supporting our music program in the future.

We are also excited to be offering a Studio Art class for students who are seriously exploring art as a possible career. Students will be placed in this class with the permission of Ms. Ballard and only after completing other introductory art classes. We are also bringing back the drama class and looking to continue to enrich the arts program further.

Lastly, we will be evaluating our mask policy before we head out for Spring Break. Look for an announcement that will define this policy until the end of the year. In the meantime, please continue to send your student to school with a mask.

Important Dates

  • Spring Break: April 15-22
  • Parent Coffee: April 27 9:00am – 10:00am
  • End of Year BBQ: May 4th (May the 4th be with you)
  • Art and Music Show: May 5th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Last day of school for Seniors: May 25th
  • Final Exams: May 26th and 27th (alternate schedule)
  • Memorial Day: May 30th
  • Graduation: May 31st