SHCS Closed Next Week

Greetings,

Prayers you have all weathered hurricane Sally with little damage. Your safety and well-being is our major concern. As a result of COVID, we have learned to take extreme caution when it comes to the safety of our families and their children.

During Sally, our new addition as well as some of the rooms in the old building sustained flooding. We are still dehumidifying and obtaining new flooring for the affected classrooms. As a result, we will be closed this coming week; Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25.

We have a professional staff that will be on our campus tomorrow working to ensure everything is safe for your children when they return to Sacred Heart Cathedral School. Our goal is to have the school pristine and clean upon your arrival back in the building.

Many people have asked what they can do to help. The most important request is that you pray for our school, families, faculty and staff. We will be moving forward as we pray together as a community.

If we can help anyone affected by this storm, please let me know.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Hurricane Supplies Needed

We received word from those on-site in Panama City about the types of hurricane supplies they need.  We will maintain a list here and update it as we are notified of changes.

  • batteries – AAA through D
  • Household cleaning items
  • pet foods
  • snacks
  • disposable cleaning gloves
  • paper products to include plates, flatware, paper towels, and napkins
  • hygiene products for men and women
  • baby food and formula
  • Underwear – Men, women, and children

Hurricane Relief

We are now accepting donations at the school.  You may also drop off during morning drop-off and dismissal.  We will have members of STUCO available to help with heavy items.cropped-untitled-design-1

  • Water
  • Tarps 
  • Non-Perishable Food Items
  • Cleaning Supplies & Gloves
  • Pet Supplies
  • Baby Food and Diapers

Please no clothing or household items.  Donations will be given to Catholic Charities.

School Open

School Will Re-Open Tomorrow
School will re-open on Thursday morning at 7:45am.
Lunch orders through Campus Cuisine will be delivered.
Extended Care will be provided.  All normal activities will resume.
Thursday’s weather forecast for our area is sunny with clouds.
$2 Dress Down Day Tomorrow (Thursday)
For Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts
On September 14th Hurricane Florence slammed North and South Carolina
with torrential rains which caused major flooding.
Our Student Council would like to send a monetary donation
to Catholic Charities to assist those in need.
Wear something green or black and donate $2 to participate.
Hurricane Michael
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people in the path of Hurricane Michael.
As seasoned Floridians living in the panhandle, many of us have been through this with
Frederic, Erin, Opal, Ivan and Dennis. Please be aware that the counties affected fall
within our Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.

School Closing – Hurricane Michael

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In preparation for Hurricane Michael, Sacred Heart will be dismissing early tomorrow and will remain closed on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday – October 9th
    Early Dismissal, will begin at 11:45 a.m.
    There will be NO Extended Care
    All after-school extracurricular activities are cancelled.  (This includes things like Science Olympiad and sports practices)
  • Wednesday – October 10th
    NO SCHOOL
    PTO Meeting is cancelled
    All sports practices are cancelled.

We will post our status for Thursday as soon as it is available.

Please remember that our school may resume earlier than the public schools.  We will keep families updated via SchoolMessenger phone calls, email and posts on the school blog and Facebook page.

Trucks for Texas

Sacred Heart Cathedral School, in conjunction with St. Paul’s Catholic School, Little Flower Catholic School and St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, will be collecting donations for the Trucks for Texas relief effort tomorrow.

Since it is such short notice, our student council will be making a monetary donation, but if any families wish to contribute, please feel free to bring in your donations tomorrow.

All donations will be delivered to Catholic Charities.

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School Closing For Hurricanes (or Other Weather Related Closings)

hurricaneThe Catholic Schools will follow the lead of Escambia County School District announcements regarding school closings during the hurricane season or for other weather related school closings. Announcements will be made on the radio (WYCT 98.7 FM, WCOA 1370 AM and JET 100.7 FM) and TV (WEAR Channel 3).

Although we close with Escambia County Schools, we re-open earlier because our schools are not used as shelters. Please stay tuned for news concerning Sacred Heart Cathedral School and our re-opening date (not other area Catholic schools as they may sustain damage that prevents them from re-opening when we do).

Listen for announcements that pertain to Escambia County, FLORIDA not Escambia County, ALABAMA – the towns of Brewton, Atmore and Flomaton.

If your house is significantly damaged or destroyed during a storm, if you evacuate and cannot return in a timely manner, etc. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL THE SCHOOL and leave a message. We want to know that all of our families are safe.

School Messenger:   Parents and staff can expect to receive an automated phone message or text containing vital school closing and re-opening information.

Facebook:   School closing and re-opening information will be posted

Escambia County Public Service Announcement:   Be prepared. As this hurricane season approaches, Escambia County officials are reminding citizens that “the first 72 is on you,” a catchy way of saying that citizens should be equipped to provide for themselves, their families and their pets for at least three days following a major hurricane. State and federal help will not be on the scene and local resources will be spread thin.