Sacred Heart School

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Sacred Heart School - Camden
Sacred Heart School - Camden7 days ago
Hello Sacred Heart friends, families, and supporters! Below is an update from Ms. Williams regarding Sacred Heart School's approach to keeping our students and staff safe for the 2020-21 school year:

"July 6, 2020

Dear Sacred Heart Families,

I hope you all had a happy and healthy 4th of July. It is hard to believe that we are planning to return to school in 6 weeks! As of now, the plan is still to return to school on August 17th and hopefully beat the second surge of the Covid-19 virus. I say this knowing that things might change between July 6th and August 17th. However, we must prepare for opening safely whether we open in August or September. This letter is written to give you an idea of what we are doing to prepare the school for your child’s return and to give you an idea of what to expect.

Right now, we are preparing the classrooms so we can socially distance in each classroom. We removed much of the group tables, rugs, and additional furniture. This way we can spread out the students’ desks and keep surfaces to the minimum.

All students and staff will be required to have their temperature taken before entering the building and halfway through the day. All students, staff, and visitors must wear a mask throughout the day. I suggest that you have your children practice wearing a mask for periods of time so they will be used to them when they return. Anyone who displays signs of any type of sickness will be sent home and may not return until they are 24 hours symptom free. Please have a plan for pick up and childcare should your child be sent home.

We are purchasing large amounts of soap and hand sanitizer for the school. Cleaning and maintenance will be increased. We are building a nurse’s office that will be private and if students/staff are ill, they will be separated from others.

We continue to learn many rules and protocols as we go along. We are waiting to find out more about busing and possible changes in scheduling. We do plan on having our aftercare program up and running by the 24th of August. With the possibility of a second surge of the virus coming in the fall or winter months, we might have another year of both in school and remote learning. The teachers will be prepared to continue a high quality of instruction no matter where the students are each day.

Moving forward, I will be sending out frequent emails and posting updates on our web site. I will do my best to keep you well informed with the information I have. There is still a great deal of information to be given to us. I appreciate your support and patience. The school office is open Monday- Thursday from 9-2 if you have any questions or concerns please call or email us and we will do our best to help.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer!
Take Care and God Bless!
Ms. Williams"

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Our Mission

Sacred Heart School is a Catholic Partnership School located in the neighborhood of Waterfront South, Camden. Sacred Heart serves children in grades Pre-K to Eight. Sacred Heart School provides a safe environment in a challenged city that empowers students to act justly, love freely and walk humbly with God. Our dedicated educators, in partnership with families, ensure that students develop respect, a sense of justice and a desire to persevere, through a rigorous faith-based, student-centered education all rooted in Gospel values.

Our beliefs

  • It is essential that our faculty and staff strive to educate and model to our students the importance of social justice and to encourage students to be proactive in improving their communities
  • Parents are the primary educators of our students. Therefore, our faculty and staff must work hard to create a partnership between the home and the school. That partnership can provide mutual support for the child.
  • It is our responsibility to push education and hard work as the most powerful tools to achieve a better future.
  • A commitment to continual improvement and growth of school is essential for the education of our students in preparing them to confront the challenges of their future.
  • Our faculty, staff, and students  must be strongly encouraged to mirror Christ’s life in showing love of God and each other.
  • Sacred Heart School exists to create a safe, Christian environment  for students to be able to excel in education by challenging and empowering them to become responsible and contributing Christians in Society.

Sacred Heart School is a member of Catholic Partnership Schools (also known as “The Partnership” or “CPS” for short). Catholic Partnership Schools was established in 2008 and became a formally recognized 501(c)(3) in 2010. The Camden initiative – prompted by the imminent threat of additional school closures in a city that couldn’t afford them – is based on extensive research and analysis about how best to retain Catholic education’s cultural and academic strengths and best practices. The Partnership’s mission is to sustain safe and nurturing schools that inspire and prepare each of its students for rigorous, college preparatory or technical high schools. The model represents a new approach to Catholic urban education. Five once-separate and parish-based elementary schools are now administered by a single non-profit entity that centralizes financial, academic and operational management and oversight. 

To learn more about The Partnership feel free to visit their website at https://www.catholicpartnershipschools.org/