St. Gabriel's Catholic School
The Journey Ahead
"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
Dear St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Families,
Welcome back to what promises to be an exciting, joy-filled, and exuberant school year as we return together after living under pandemic conditions for so long. While Covid-19 is of course still something to monitor, we feel so fortunate to be able to plan for a very different 2021-2022 school year.
Last year, because we linked arms and moved Onward Together through such a challenging time, our community not only survived, it thrived. We saw that hallmark St. Gabriel’s sense of faith, family, and joy in each other shine through even the darkest of moments. As a school community we marshalled our courage and faith and made decisions that were best for our children, first and foremost, thus allowing us to experience a year different from that of many others. In short, we faithfully forged our own path, and I could not be prouder.
This year, we look forward to continuing not only to lead with heads held high as we emerge from the cloud of pandemic, but to Forging the Future as we fulfill our mission to educate children in a Christ-centered environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. We have spent the summer preparing to excel as we deliver the exemplary St. Gabriel’s experience, here on campus, in-person.
In this updated Fall Campus Plan website, you will find the details of how we will do just that, while always keeping student, faculty, and family safety as our priority. All children will learn in-person, on campus this year. At this time we are planning for facemasks to be optional for those who are vaccinated and highly encouraged for those who are not. We will no longer take temperatures each morning in carpool, nor will our students remain in single cohorts daily.
However, there were some positive outcomes of a year of thinking differently about education. For example, we will continue to live-stream large campus events so that grandparents and extended family members can still enjoy a glimpse into their students’ days here at St. Gabriel’s.
Additionally, our campus was exceedingly healthy last year due to our increased cleaning and your support in keeping students home when ill. We would like to continue to stay that healthy this year, so we will maintain the extra cleaning and cleaning staff and we ask that parents keep children home when they are not well. We expect to see the return of normal childhood communicable illnesses this year, so please do your part in keeping our campus healthy.
As with last year, local and national conditions are evolving rapidly, and we are monitoring guidance continuously.
We know how to respond to these changing conditions, and we will do so in the manner we always do – with the children at the center of our decisions and in communication and partnership with our families. Thank you for all your support, and please continue to visit this website often for ongoing updates.
I am looking forward to Forging the Future together with you!
All my best,
Mrs. Colleen Lynch, Head of School
The Journey Ahead
Return to Learning
ISSION STATEMENT: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School educates children in a Christ-centered environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
VISION STATEMENT: The St. Gabriel’s community will flourish by providing a superior educational experience in a loving Catholic environment that calls forth excellence in the lives of our students.
Campus Plan Priorities:
St. Gabriel’s will make all decisions and modifications in regard to campus plans in alignment with the Mission and Vision of the School.
St. Gabriel’s campus plans will prioritize the physical, spiritual, and emotional health and safety of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff.
St. Gabriel’s will consistently communicate reopening plans as they evolve to continue the strong partnership between home and school that is an essential tenet of our community.
St. Gabriel’s will provide an educational experience that is exceptional, dynamic, interactive, and intentional regardless of learning format.
St. Gabriel’s will leverage technology and instructional resources to support all aspects of a superior educational experience.
St. Gabriel’s will ensure that our culture of integrity, caring, and excellence is delivered regardless of learning format.
THE JOURNEY AHEAD
St. Gabriel’s is following local and national health guidelines closely as we continue to implement health procedures for our community. These procedures will be updated in accordance with this guidance as necessary.
& After School Plans
Athletics and Enrichment Activities play a huge role in fulfilling St. Gabriel’s commitment to providing exceptional, dynamic, interactive, and intentional educational experiences while also caring for our students’ emotional and physical health.
The health and safety of our children continue to be of great importance on our beautiful campus facilities. Click below to also learn more about carpool procedures, lunch procedures, and policies for campus visitors.
We are excited to host our full student population on campus for in-person learning this school year. Click below for detailed information about our Lower School Campus Plan.
We are excited to host our full student population on campus for in-person learning this school year. Click below for detailed information about our Middle School Campus Plan.
Innovative Learning & STEAM Plans
The faculty of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School will continue to provide a dynamic, engaging, and progressive form of learning that incorporates Project-Based Learning (or PBL), STEAM, and other methods of inquiry and discovery of grade-level content through high-yield strategies. Click below to learn more!
St. Gabriel’s remains committed to leveraging best-in-class technology and outstanding support for students, parents, and faculty to enhance the student learning experience.
SGCS Task Force
Director of Finance and Human Resources
Head of Lower School
Director of Enrollment Mgt. and Financial Aid
Director of Student Activities
Head of School
Director of Facilities
Director of Technology
Head of Middle School
Director of Innovation