July 30, 2020
Important updates in this weeks Tidbits:

Town Hall meeting tonight
Parish verification Letters needed for 2020-2021 school year
Updated school supply list with instructions for delivery
Volunteers needed
Extended day forms
And more

Principal Points
Good Afternoon St. Stephen families,

I look forward to speaking to everyone tonight and having the opportunity to answer your questions. You may not hear your exact question as many families have asked the same questions and we have combined them but we will address all the areas of concern. Joining us this evening will be one of our parents, Mrs. Higginbottom, who has been a tremendous help with her nursing background in planning how to keep the students healthy.

Please read all of Tidbits for new information and continue to check your email for updates. I continue to pray for everyone and for a return to normalcy.

Peace and Blessings,

Linda Umoh
Corona Virus Town Hall Meeting Tonight! Get your Questions Answered!
Have you read the Reopening Plan? Do you still have questions? Be sure to tune into our town hall meeting tonight, Thursday, July 30, at 7 pm. During the live meet you will be able to type in questions which we will address at the end.

To join the meeting, click here
Parish verification Letters needed for 2020-2021 school year
Please send a copy of your Parrish verification letters to Debra Watkins, dwatkins@sscsfl.org by Aug 7, 2020 to ensure that you are able to retain your Catholic Parish Rate for the 2020/2021 school year.

Get a jump start on your volunteer hours!
Get a jump start on your volunteer hours for the 2020/2021 school year! We are in need of volunteers to help us get everything set up for the new school year. In person volunteer hours needed at this time are Monday- Thursday between 8 am-12 pm. Work from home options may also be available. Please contact Karen Biase, 813-741-9203 ext 1100 or at kbiase@sscsfl.org to learn more.
Club Mustang Extended Day Program 2020-2021
Due to Diocesan insurance regulations and for the safety of your child, students may not remain on school grounds prior to school or after dismissal without adult supervision. Therefore, any child not picked up at dismissal will automatically be sent to the Extended Day Program and assessed the normal fees.

The Extended Day Program is available to all St. Stephen Students: PK3, PK4, K-8
Morning Care: 6:30 am – 7:30 am. Aftercare: 12 noon – 6:00 pm.

How do we charge? We charge by the half-hour. For example, students in Extended Day from 3:00 pm- 3:30 pm are charged ½ hour. If the student remains in extended day after 3:30 pm and is picked up before 4:00 pm, they are charged 1 hour. Students in Extended Day from 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm are charged for 2 ½ hours. All students in morning care are charged 1 hour each day. Late Pick-up: Parents picking up any child after 6:00 pm will be assessed $15 and an additional $15 for every 15 minutes they are late.

Hourly Plan: $7 per hour per child and *$5 per hour for each additional child within a family.
Hourly Bills: Bills are emailed the first week of each month. Payments are due the 15th of each month.
Late Payments: Late payments will be assessed a $15 late fee each month. Families with a balance due over 30 days may be restricted from using the Extended Day Program until payment is received.

Prepayment (Discount) Plan:
Annual: $2,700.00 - due the 1st Friday of the school year
Monthly: $300 - due the 1st of each month
Prepayment Bills: Prepayment is optional, therefore bills are not distributed. In order to receive the discount benefits of our Prepayment Plans, monthly prepayments must be received by the 1st of each month and the Annual prepayment must be received by the 1st Friday of the school year.

Please submit the registration form, Club Mustang Extended Day registration form, if you will be utilizing extended day this school year.
Update Alert! 2020-2021 School Supplies: Changes and Instructions
In addition to the supplies on each grade's list, all students in grades K-8 will need the following:
  • Masks or face coverings
  • Tupperware (plastic seal-able) container for the mask
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Small, personal hand sanitizer to keep in their pencil case/box

Florida Tax Credit Scholarship is now once-in, always in!
The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship is now also once-in, always-in. This means once a student uses the FTC Scholarship, they, along with their siblings, will be  automatically eligible  for that scholarship in future years. This includes students who benefited from the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year and their siblings.
Step Up is currently updating the eligibility status for any renewal students and their siblings who may have been denied for the 2020-21 school year and will be notifying families within the next few days.
New awning in the works!
Calling All Nurses!
Are you a nurse? Do you have time to volunteer at St. Stephen Catholic School this year in this capacity? We are looking for nurses to volunteer in our school office this year. If you are able to do this on a regular basis (even once a week), please contact Mrs. Robles. grobles@sscsfl.org
St. Stephen Catholic School Reopening Plan 2020-21
If you missed the email, here is a copy of our Reopening Plan and video that was sent on July 15. Please be sure to read it and email if you have any questions.

Mask Tutorial
Start helping your child learn to put on, take off, and properly store their mask. Thank you to the Higginbottom girls for helping us learn mask protocol!

Summer Hours
The school office will be open Monday - Thursday from 8 am to 12 noon beginning June 1. If you wish to stop by the school used uniform closet, please come during our summer hours.
Summer Work
Summer work was given out during the pick-up days this week or emailed directly from your child's reading and math teachers. Please read the attached letter about the importance of summer work, especially this year.

Great Family Resources
Click Here for: Free Audible books for children and teens.

Click Here for: Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

Click Here for: The ultimate list of resources for families with children!
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