During the 2020-2021 school year we are offering two formats for families:
1. A traditional classroom approach, both in-person and online and
In-person classes meet from 9:15-10:30am on Sundays from September-April
Tentative 2020-2021 Calendar
2. A family catechesis format
CLASSES BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 13th - We still welcoming students for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please contact Heidi Acuña at 937-298-2402 to register. Online registration is now closed.
*We are only offereing classes for grades 1-8 this year.
Due to social distancing requirements, registration for in-person classes is not guaranteed after Aug. 1.
We are also reducing the cost of tuition so that finances will not prevent families from enrolling their children.
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*Due to precautions surrounding the current pandemic, we have decided not to offer formal preschool and kindergarten classes as we begin the 2020-2021 school year. Instead, we will be sending out activities through the Religious Education Flocknote page (sign up HERE) for families to complete at home for the children in preschool and kindergarten
Questions? Contact Heidi Acuña at [email protected] or (937) 293-1191 x249
1. Traditional Classroom Option
Option 1: In-person
Our current plan is to go through with Sunday classes as usual from 9:15-10:30am, starting Sept 13, with class size limits of 10 students, following social distancing guidelines and restrictions adopted by the school. If circumstances dictate, we would move to a hybrid approach, still allowing for as much in-person class time as is safely possible.
Option 2: Online
(Also available for those who are uncomfortable with in-person classes)
The curriculum for grades 1-8 is available in an easy-to-use online format for those with health concerns or those not comfortable with in-person classes If we endure another stay-at-home mandate, we can transition to this format for the duration of the mandate.
Focus on Scripture and Relationships
In grades 1-6 we are using a new curriculum where the “textbook” is the Bible and the method is more interactive and relationship focused than in the past. The hope is that the students will become proficient in using Scripture to deepen their relationship with God and with each other throughout the year.
In grades 7 and 8, the curriculum is also focused on scripture and relationship building, while addressing practical issues that the teens encounter everyday as they prepare for Confirmation.
As much as possible, we will also provide service opportunities to religious education families.
The standards that all grades will use is the Graded Course of Study.
Traditional classes plan to meet on Sunday mornings 9:15-10:30am from September-April.
2. Family Catechesis Option
We are NOT planning to transition to this model of catechesis in the future, however, we would like to offer this method as an option this year for families who
- Are apprehensive about sending their children to a classroom
- Desire an intergenerational approach
- Have multiple other commitments on Sundays that would interfere with Sunday morning RE class
Children in 2nd or 8th grade or who are preparing for a Sacrament will also be given material to help them prepare to receive the Sacrament.
With this method, we would have a parent meeting once a month, in person or through zoom, to grow in faith together and prepare for the topics of the month. Then, the parents would lead their families in the two lessons a month.
**Tuition Cost Reduction
We have decided to reduce the tuition we charge for our traditional program this year by $10 per child and limit the maximum cost per family to $260 for the year.
For those who have encountered financial difficulties during this crisis, please contact us. We will do everything possible to make sure your child can still participate in religious education, even if that means reducing or eliminating tuition.
If your family has not been negatively impacted financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, we ask that you prayerfully consider increasing your monthly tithe or contribute the difference in the tuition price reduction of religious education to the parish. As a parish, we strive to be good stewards of the contributions of the parishioners and we, like most nonprofits and churches, have also been financially strained during this time. Any contribution would help us reach more people with the love of Jesus.
Tuition (rates will be adusted for those registering after January 2021)
Traditional Classroom Format
$100 1st child
$80 each additional child
*The tuition does not include Sacrament fees, typically in 2nd and 8th grades
$260 per family maximum
Family Catechesis Format
$70 per family