Monday, April 7, 2020

Dear Catholic Schools of Broome County Families & Staff:

We hope this letter finds you well. Our greatest concern, as always, is the health and well-being of our CSBC students, families, and staff. As the world faces the impact of Covid-19, we are revising and improving our plans and continue to update you with changes. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered all schools must remain closed through April 29th.

The administrative staff and teachers are currently making plans to continue distance learning instruction beginning April 14th through April 29th. We know this health crisis has posed challenges to all and we will continue to provide our rigorous academic offerings through a distance learning format due to the circumstances.

As we receive further guidance from New York State, Broome County, and the Diocese of Syracuse regarding ongoing closures or re-opening of schools, we will keep you informed. Please know we will remain committed to delivering quality educational instruction in person or online as needed. Stay healthy, stay Saints Strong and have a Blessed Easter.

God bless,

Elizabeth Carter, PhD

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A message to our St. James students….

Friday, April 3, 2020

A message to our All Saints students…


A message to our students at SCC…

Video for SCC Students 2020 from Catholic Schools of Broome Count on Vimeo.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SCC 7th Grade Families,
I was speaking with my staff today and we decided to suspend the LOTE for 7th-grade students for the remainder of the quarter.  We want the students to focus on the rest of their class work.  If distance-learning continues into the 4th quarter, we will do the same for the 4th quarter.  We believe that they need to focus on core instruction.  Mr. Calkin will send out a form that the parents will fill out indicating which Language they would like to take next year.  We will get that out in the upcoming weeks.  Please keep in contact with your teachers and thank you so much for your support.

God Bless,

Mr. Martinkovic

Monday, March 23, 2020

SCC 7th and 8th,
If you have been watching the news, you may have seen that NYS assessments have been canceled.  So far that means the 7-8 NYS tests (ELA and Math) have been canceled.  Our teachers will still be teaching all of the goals and objectives of the courses.  These tests were an additional tool for teachers to assess where students were in correlation with the skills and standards.  Teachers still use internal assessments, that will evaluate the students’ understanding.  We have had no word about NYS Regents exams at this time.

Mr. Martinkovic
SCC Principal

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The following are Google sites created by St. James teachers for their students:
Grades 4-6, Mrs. Kreeger, Mr. Corrigan, Miss Barnes

Thursday, March 19, 2020
The SCC office open will be open from 9 am – 12 pm, please contact Mrs. Levis to make an appointment.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The following are Google sites created by St. James teachers for their students:
Mrs. Rabarsky’s Kindergarten Website
Mrs. Dennison’s First Grade Website
Mrs. Marco’s 2nd Grade Website
Mrs. Corrigan’s 2nd Grade Website



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Message from Principal Martinkovic
SCC Community, I hope everyone is safe and healthy today! I just wanted to give you an update today. Most teachers have been in contact with their students and working hard to continue the education at SCC. If you have not heard from your teacher please be patient, they are working to get everything out. Please contact the office if you need to pick up anything from the school. I am proud to be part of this great community and the support has been inspirational. If you need anything please reach out to us.

Proud to be a Saint,
Mr. Martinkovic

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Pick-up times for students to retrieve items:

All Saints:

Wednesday, March 18 & Thursday, March 19
7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Please refer to the letter below from All Saints’ administration for more details about what to do when you arrive. 

St. James:

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Last name A-M: 9-10:30 am
Last Name N-Z: 11-12:30 pm
If these times do not work, please call the school directly on Wednesday as to the best time for your family. They could also offer drop offs if these times do not work. There will be no more access to the building after this time.
Please refer to the letter below from St. James’ administration for more details about what to do when you arrive. 

St. John’s
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:00 – 9:00 am or 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Please refer to the letter below from St. John’s administration for more details about what to do when you arrive.

Please contact the school directly to make arrangements to pick-up your items.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Letter from SCC Administration
Letter from St. John’s Administration
Video message from Principal Kitchen
Letter from St. James Administration
Principal Pipher’s debut youtube video & Letter from All Saints Administration
Letter from Bishop Lucia

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dear Catholic Schools of Broome County (CSBC) Families,

We hope you are staying healthy and finding ways to protect yourselves from COVID -19. As you know, at this time, school is closed until April 14, 2020. Our goal at the CSBC is to deliver instruction to our students through distance learning formats. Our plan is to have student learning continue through the period that school is closed.

Implementation: Teachers have been working tirelessly to convert their lesson plans to a distance learning format.  Our goal is to create an educational experience that aligns with the continuation of the ongoing curriculum they were teaching prior to school closure. Our distance education program for Pre-K through 12 will be fully operational on Monday, March 23rd.  You may even receive information sooner. Please be patient during this process as it is complicated and time-consuming to create quality online instruction.

Access to Technology: Currently underway is an assessment of our families’ technology/internet access. Please complete the survey that your child’s teachers will send to your email. This survey will help ensure that all families can fully participate in our distance learning.

Communication: Please continue to monitor emails as families/students will receive further instructions for access to instructional materials through email.

School Building Access: For those of you who need to access the schools for books, Chromebooks and other supplies, please note that each school will schedule days/times for material pick up.

Instructional Plans: Expect to receive information from CSBC teachers about required school work.

Nutritious Meals for Students: The CSBC website also has links to a list of district locations for nutritious meals for students as well as restaurants providing meals.

Above all, we are putting the health and safety of our CSBC community first while continuing to provide the education that our families have come to expect. Please continue checking your email for updates, as the situation is continually evolving. This is a difficult time for all of us, but the CSBC has always been a strong community and we will get through this together.

Please join me in praying for our community.
Elizabeth Carter, PhD
President, Catholic Schools of Broome County

Sunday, March 15, 2020

CSBC Families,

After careful consideration, the Catholic Schools of Broome County in coordination with the regional school districts are closing all schools and canceling all co-curricular events effective Monday, March 16 until April 14. There are no known cases within the CSBC, however, we are using an abundance of caution in making this decision. Our administrative team, faculty, and staff have been evaluating strategies to continue the educational process while schools are closed and will be meeting on Monday, March 16. There are many factors to consider in making decisions about our processes and appreciate your patience during this time. Please continue to monitor your email for future information and know that we will be adhering to all health and safety directives from Broome County, NYS and the Diocese of Syracuse. Be assured that our major concern is for the safety of all our families.

Please continute to check this site for updates and resources.

Thank you,

Dr. Elizabeth Carter
President, Catholic Schools of Broome County

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