StMS Coronavirus Updates
(Last Updated 4/27/20 at 9:10 p.m)
Following the directive released on April 24 from Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina’s public health leadership, and in coordination with the Diocese of Raleigh Catholic Schools Office and Bishop Luis Zarama, St. Michael School will not return to on-campus instruction for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. Instruction and opportunities to grow in faith will continue through distance learning until our last day of school, Wednesday, June 3.
This difficult decision was made out of an abundance of caution and the need to follow the recommendations for greater social distancing. The health and safety of our students, educators, and families is our top priority.
Reliable and current information can be obtained from the Quick Link sources on this page. Please review Mrs. Navarro’s related communications:
March 2 – Parent Letter
March 12 – Parent Letter
March 13 - Parent Letter
March 16 - Parent Letter
March 17 - Parent Letter
March 18 - Parent Letter
March 19 - Parent Letter
March 20 - Parent Letter
March 26 - Parent Letter
April 24 - Distance Learning Continued Until June 3
Please continue to educate your family about the virus as well as healthy habits, including how to avoid the spread of germs by not touching one's face, properly covering one's sneeze or cough, and proper hand washing.
How is StMS Affected?
All school-sponsored gatherings, athletic activities, field trips and other extracurricular clubs and events from March 16 - June 3 are canceled.
We are so proud of our students, families, and teachers for so smoothly transitioning to Distance Learning; we began on Monday, March 16, and our incredible teachers have provided a seamless transition ever since! Our students and faculty will continue to excel through distance learning - many thanks to diligence of our faculty working to provide your child the highest-quality learning experience possible.
The primary platform for all digital instruction, both in the classroom and for homework assignments, is Google Classroom. Grade 4 - 8 students use Google Classroom consistently for their classes, and we are fortunate to have devices that can be sent home for student use. Students in PreK and Grades K - 3 also use Google Classroom - along with other digital tools found on Symbaloo - that their homeroom teachers model daily along with their MIT teacher, Mrs. Cindy Gay. Therefore, remote instruction mirrors how students are already learning in the classroom through Google Classroom.
To access Google Classroom from home, please follow these instructions:
Google Classroom Directions
StMS Technology Account Directions (Google Drive, Google Classroom, Family Portal, Symbaloo)
StMS Updated Technology Acceptable Use Policy
If your child has trouble logging on, please email your child’s homeroom teacher to retrieve the ID username and password information. If your child has any content-related questions, please email the subject area teacher.
If you have any technology concerns or issues, please fill out a tech support form and our support staff will get back with you as soon as possible.
St. Michael School Tech Support Form
Finally, our entire campus is taking steps to enhance the sanitation and cleanliness of our facilities, in collaboration with our cleaning company. The time away will allow our school buildings to be thoroughly cleaned. We thank our St. Michael custodial staff and classroom teachers for following appropriate disinfection practices and focusing on high-touch areas such as doorknobs, desks, and railings while our students were in class. Our registered nurses spoke with all teachers - in addition to visiting classrooms to teach the proper hand washing technique and other good hygiene practices limiting the spread of germs. We appreciate how many families have sent in extra supplies (paper towels, sanitizer, and wipes) for individual classrooms.