FAQ about COVID-19

 
School Communications
Please visit our website, our centralized resource, for regular updates and helpful links: www.stasaints.net. Parents and students will also receive email updates.
 
Summer Camps 2.0
Due to local and state restrictions, we will not have any camps during the month of June, but Summer Camps are now available for the months of July and August. CLICK HERE to register for a camp.
 
If you have any questions regarding new camps or camps you may have paid for earlier this year, please contact Brigid Triggs at btriggs@stasaints.net.
 

A Message for our Principal

I want to take a moment to update you on our 2020 summer camps and activities. 
We’ve been in contact with the other archdiocesan high schools, have had input from medical professionals, have seen guidance being provided by some of the local public school districts, and we’ve stayed on top of state, county and KSHSAA guidelines. As always, the health and well-being of our students, coaches, and teachers is at the forefront of decisions being made. We also recognize the role extracurricular activities play in forming our students into the people God created them to be and don’t take the decisions we make lightly.
 
As of this point in time and continuing through the month of June the facilities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School will remain closed and all in-person activities such as conditioning programs, camps, and practices will not take place. Our summer school and credit recovery programs will be delivered virtually on the dates originally scheduled (May 26 - June 12). It is our hope that July will present new opportunities. Our goal is to begin the 20-21 school year with our students and teachers together on our campus.
 
Decisions regarding our summer programming in July will be shared at a later date.  It is anticipated that, if activities are given a green light, there will be myriad protocols in place to ensure student, coach, and teacher safety.
 
We know that everyone is doing their best to remain patient during these trying times. The decision to maintain a closed campus through June was made with the best information available at the time, and is made with the goal of everyone returning to school in the fall both safe and healthy.  
 
If you have questions about summer school (all classes still have openings), please send an email to Gina Haskett ghaskett@stasaints.net
 
If you have questions about summer camps, please contact either Brigid Triggs or Sarah Burgess in the athletic office btriggs@stasaints.net sburgess@stasaints.net
 
We hope to see everyone in July.  We will do our best to inform you as new, relevant information becomes available.  Until then, please know you are in our prayers daily, and we appreciate your prayers as well.
 
Peace,
Craig A Moss
Academic Principal
 
Virtual Alma Mater
 
Pope's Blessing
 
 
Letter from Dr Ford
Ford
 
Parent Guild
Parent
 
Events and Activities
All Saint Thomas Aquinas on and off-campus activities have been canceled for now. As situations change almost hourly, we will continue to evaluate the circumstances. KSHSAA has canceled all spring activities for Kansas. The entire campus is closed including athletic areas such as locker rooms, weight room, etc.
 
Communications with our Teachers and Staff
There will be no face-to-face meetings to maintain social distancing and to help “flatten the curve”. All communications amongst parents, teachers and staff MUST be done through emails or phone calls. No exceptions. All email addresses can be found here. Teacher Directory Staff Directory

Schedule for Online Learning
Even though we cannot meet together on campus, we are still dedicated to educating your student during this crisis. We will begin online learning Friday, March 27 following an A schedule every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
Hour 1: 8:30 - 9:10
Hour 2: 9:20 - 10:00
Hour 4: 10:10 - 10:50
Hour 5: 11:00 - 11:40
Lunch Break: 11:40 - 12:40
Hour 6: 12:40 - 1:20
Hour 7: 1:30 - 2:10
Hour 8: 2:20 - 3:00
 
Mr. Schenck ( bschenck@stasaints.net ) and Mr. Moss ( cmoss@stasaints.net ) have sent additional information via email to our families. Please refer to those communications.
 
Loss of Job
If you and/or your spouse have lost your job due to this crisis, please contact Dr. Ford at wpford@stasaints.net. He will be available to consult with each family individually.
 
Families having computer issues
If students are having issues or need troubleshooting assistance, please call 913-319-2415 to leave a message addressing your issue or email techsupport@stasaints.net. Staff is monitoring and will respond as quickly as possible.
 
Students who need academic or emotional support
Counselors are available to help students during this time. Parents and students are welcome to email any of the counselors below:
 
Deb Castinado - Academic Counselor - dcastinado@stasaints.net
Gina Haskett - Registrar - ghaskett@stasaints.net
Charlie Lamont - Special Services - clamont@stasaints.net
Laura Cline - Guidance Counselor - lcline@stasaints.net
Matt Hallauer - Guidance Counselor - mhallauer@stasaints.net
 
Ideas for families
Students and families thrive on a routine and here are a few tips for online learning:
  • Keep a regular schedule. Wake up, make your bed, eat a healthy breakfast and dress for an awesome day.
  • Set up a designated space for school work
  • Encourage and monitor your student’s progress. If they are having trouble, be sure to contact teachers, counselors or administration through email.
    If the weather is nice, outside for a walk or run.
  • Be encouraging. Your student may not show it, but everyone has fear to some extent of the unknown.
  • Be honest, accurate and factual about COVID 19. Having knowledge gives one a sense of control. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
  • BE PATIENT. This is uncharted territory for not only our students but also with our teachers and administration. We will all do our best to get through this crisis TOGETHER.
  • Catholic Resources
    Check your local parish website or Facebook page for live streaming Masses and confession times.
    Ascension
    Holy Cross
    Holy Spirit
    Holy Trinity
    Prince of Peace
    Pope Francis Mass
    Arch KCK
    Online Perpetual Adoration
 

Above all
AMOR VINCIT OMNIA
Love Conquers All