2020-21 Communications & Resources

Date:  November 15, 2020
Topic: TFS Update

Dear TFS parents and faculty/staff:

Good afternoon, I hope that your weekend has gone well and that you found it relaxing. We have some virtual events this week I wanted to remind everyone about: 

  • Monday, November 16th: Principal Forum (Two Sessions)

                8:30 AM

                6:00 PM

               Join Zoom Meeting


              Meeting ID: 874 3976 3328

              Passcode: 884535

  • Wednesday, November 18: Community Mass

10 AM

Our 2nd graders will be hosting Community Mass that will be live streamed from the Parish website and the TFS Facebook page starting at 10:00 AM. Please join us if you are able, it is a great experience to see our students leading us in a celebration of our faith. 

As we enter this next month of virtual learning, our faculty continue to work hard to provide a great experience during these trying times with in-person and online delivery of instruction. As I mentioned last month, we are going to review our schedule for January through June. We would like to try and find ways to provide additional time for teachers to plan with colleagues as well as opportunities to create the innovative lessons and efficient methods for delivery to all of our students. This has been a stressful and incredibly busy time for our faculty and staff and your continued support is very much appreciated. We will update you ASAP on any schedule changes!

We have had a very fortunate Fall and only recently have had to handle two student COVID-19 cases.  We continue to pray for these families and ask all of you to pray for their health.  We remain committed to providing the safest learning environment we can, and appreciate your assistance in this effort.  

As we enter the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, please continue to be cautious and mindful of your plans during those times.  If there are any concerns with exposure, please let us know and quarantine out of a sense of community and the potential to impact the health of others. We have a great relationship with the Wake County Health Department and they have been very informative and supportive of our efforts.  Please know we are here to assist in any way we can, and I especially appreciate Joanne Sullivan and Trish Adamkowski for their tremendous work in keeping us safe and providing information to our families and faculty who have concerns.

Hang in there! We will all get through this and come out as a stronger community! Please enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving break, be safe and remain healthy. Thanks for your support!   


Michael Watson
Principal at The Franciscan School

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