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The St. Clare Annual Appeal each fall is an important part of our school’s success. This year, the focus of the Annual Appeal will be on improving facilities and technology to welcome students safely back to St. Clare as well as offering additional financial aid to support families who are in need of assistance during this unprecedented time. We therefore invite you to prayerfully consider a donation to the Annual Appeal by giving to our St. Clare School Financial Impact Fund.
Please consider making a gift for the Annual Appeal and #GivingTuesday to help support the following projects and areas:
Including a full service of our HVAC system building wide and installation of new fans with air scrubbers for the 8th grade room and Science Lab to provide fresh air flow (since these rooms do not have forced air) to our classrooms. This will allow for increased fresh, clean air and less recycled air in classrooms.
Purchase of touchless faucets in bathrooms and water bottling filling stations to reduce touchpoints and limit the spread of the virus throughout the campus.
Installation of keyless entry on the west side and double door entrances on Freeman St. This will allow teachers to keep cohorts separated, provide more secure access to the building, and reduce touchpoints.
Create a space for outdoor classroom learning as well a space for kids to stay dry during outdoor recess during the rainy fall, winter, and spring.
This technology includes cameras and microphones to live stream and record lessons for students to follow along while participating in Comprehensive Catholic Distance Learning from home, while other students are also being taught in the classroom. Teachers will have the ability to continue to live stream allowing for synchronous learning for all students. https://www.swivl.com/
Our goal is to provide any student who needs it a current, reliable device for distance learning. This will allow students to engage with their teachers, attend Zoom calls, and complete work as assigned. Once we are back in our classrooms, we also plan to limit sharing of devices as much as possible and continue moving toward a 1:1 iPad (K-2 and 6-8) and Chromebook (3-5) environment. In order to do this, we need to replace 25 of our outdated iPads.
Upgrades are needed to increase cable internet speeds to accommodate additional streaming and device connectivity, especially while live streaming and recording.
The pandemic has impacted everyone, and some families significantly more than others. For St. Clare families who now qualify for financial aid due to loss of income, we want to be able to support each other through this difficult time. Your contributions will help families in our community in need of support.