Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy is set to host its Virtual Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 2-3 p.m., to kick off National Catholic Schools Week.
Traditionally the last Sunday of January marks the beginning of the annual, week-long celebration. This year National Catholic School Week will take place from Sunday, Jan. 31-Saturday, Feb. 6, with the theme “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”
During the week the school will hold thematic events for students and teachers that showcase the values of Catholic education. In addition, there will be Masses, open houses and various activities for families, parishioners, children, faculty, staff, and community members throughout the diocese and nationwide.
“Keeping with the current times, we have spent a lot of time revising our Catholic School Week activities to keep everyone safe,” Principal Stanley Steele said. “This school year we have found ourselves at ‘the drawing board’ for all of our annual events, which have been revised, postponed, or restructured to adhere to COVID safety requirements.”
OLFCA has continued to operate with an in-person learning model, with a full-time, five-days-a-week schedule where classes are capped at 14 students to make in-person learning more easily achievable.
“Since the summer we focused on how to open safely and remain open. It has truly been a group effort, and a lot of hard work, and diligence from our families, students, faculty, and staff. Everything from daily temperature checks, designated grade level recess areas, to continual open lines of communication between home and school,” Steele added.
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy is inviting parents from the area to attend the virtual open house, to learn more about the Pre-K-8th grade school community. Upon registering for this Virtual Open House attendees will receive a Zoom link.
Seating is limited to continue the COVID Compliant classroom spacing, and small class sizes. In-person tours also can be scheduled by contacting Steele at 203.762.8100, or via email.