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A few updates on high school admissions and device and material distribution.

Good Morning Families,

Inthis 10/15 update, we would like to provide a few important announcements regarding high school admissions and device and material distribution.

High School Admissions
This is a gentle reminder that parents should be working with their home academy or parish school for all high school applications and records, including TACHS and the NYC DOE My Schools applications. As an educational program we do not have administrative rights to create accounts for our 8th grade students. This must be done with your host school and deadlines are fast approaching. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding this process.

Materials and Devices
Today we completed another round of material and device distribution at our Queens distribution center – we were able to distribute over 600 Chromebooks to our upper grade students and distribute workbook materials to our K-3 families.

We are currently working on securing a site in Brooklyn for the next round of device and material distributions. We will keep you updated regarding the times and locations. Thank you for your patience.

Technology and Device Policies:
As many of you have begun to receive your devices, we wanted to put out a reminder and updated link to our Technology Acceptable Use Policy, Cyber-Bullying Policy and Expectations Document that can be found on our website here: https://stthomasaquinasbq.org/policies-and-resources/.  These documents are also available in the Rediker Parent PlusPortal under files and resources. If you need support with your device, please use our technology ticketing system as it is the most effective and efficient way to receive the support you need. You can access that system here: https://stthomasaquinasbq.org/technology-support/

Leadership and Instruction
The diocese is currently searching for teachers and instructional aides to address class size needs. We are also actively searching for an assistant principal (K-4 concentration). We will keep you updated on our progress as we welcome dynamic new educators to our team!

Have a good day – you will hear from me again this evening!

Blessings,
Manuela Adsuar-Pizzi                                 
Principal