Re-opening Plan Update

We are pleased to announce that OLBSCA will be proceeding with in-class and also distance learning this September.  The plan below (available here) has been submitted to NY State and details our intentions for the Fall. Please thoroughly review the plan.  

Questions and your remote learning requests can be forwarded to: board@olbsacademy.org.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers. 

Fall Reopening Update

As OLBSCA eagerly looks toward reopening in Fall 2020, the Board of Directors and Staff would like to share the following details on our plans. While we do not have a complete outline at the present time — pending further guidance from the State offices — these are the updates as of July 11, 2020.

  • Automatic faucets have been installed.
  • Automatic sanitizer dispensers, soap dispensers, and hand towel dispensers have been installed.
  • Air purification and ionization machines have been purchased.
  • Contactless thermometers have been purchased to check students and staff at entry.
  • Increased cleaning protocols have been implemented and electrostatic spraying will occur each evening.
  • In-person classes, pending State guidance, will be held socially distanced.
  • When in-person classes are held, we intend to have before and after school available too (socially  distanced). 
  • Masks will need to be worn throughout the day by both students and staff.  We are purchasing masks in the event a student is forgetful, but parents should prepare to have on hand a number of cloth masks to rotate through during the week for their child(ren).
  • If distance learning is implemented, a more structured schedule will be used as compared to last year.  Specific class times will be scheduled.

As we learn more from health, government, and education officials, we will update this page.  Please know our plans to reopen will proceed with health and safety as paramount in all our decisions.  We will be meeting all requirements and go beyond them when possible.


Take a Virtual Tour of OLBSCA

Get to know OLBSCA!

As prospective families are not able to physically visit our academy, we have prepared a virtual tour for you all to get to know us a bit better.

 

Keeping Up with Your Favorite Teachers

Our teachers and students can’t wait to be back together again! While we’re all staying safe, teaching and learning from home, we’re sharing the next best thing – messages, videos, and stories from OLBSCA faculty and staff. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what your favorite folks are up to, and to connect with students and teachers as we foster our online community! 

You can view all the videos here:

OLBSCA Faculty & Staff Daily Videos Playlist

Happy Easter!

A happy, healthy, and blessed Easter from the faculty, staff, and Board of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy! We miss you all and can’t wait to be together again soon.

“Catching Up” with the Football Team

Our 7th grade football team found a creative way to “catch up” with one another while we’re all staying home and staying safe. We all miss our sports – but they still enjoyed a game of (virtual) catch!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Since virtual is the thing these days, check out our 7th grade football team playing catch 🏈 #wemissfootball #olbs

A post shared by OLBSCA Parent Association (@olbscapa) on

Easter Egg Hunt (Socially Distant-Style)

Get out those craft supplies! This week, we’re going on a Socially Distanced Easter Egg Hunt!  Have your family decorate a paper Easter Egg (or more) and display them on your front door or window. Next time you go for a family walk, count how many eggs you find!
 
Follow us on Instagram (@olbscapa) and on Facebook (Parent Association @olbscapa; and school @olbsca) to keep in touch with the OLBSCA community. And keep on posting and tagging your photos! #olbsproud
 

Remote Learning Spirit Week!

The OLBSCA community showed our shared spirit last week as students and families participated in our first ever Remote Learning Spirit Week!

On Monday, March 30, we honored the real-life superheros: the hospital workers, first responders, grocery employees, essential workers and others who are working are to keep us safe and secure during this challenging time. Our hats off to them!
 
Tuesday, March 31 was a day to show off our Blue Lightning spirit by wearing our CYO jerseys and our school colors, blue and yellow.

On Wednesday, we showed off our wildest hairdos, on Thursday we shared our favorite books, and on Friday we all stayed in our PJs! 
 

Follow us on Instagram (@olbscapa) and on Facebook (Parent Association @olbscapa; and school @olbsca) to keep in touch with the OLBSCA community. And keep on posting and tagging your photos so we can share your smiling faces! #olbsproud

 
Thank you to all the families who participated! 
We miss you all and pray for everyones good health.

Watch Now! The Buddy Bench

Sit on the bench, and make a friend!

The rules are simple: Need a friend? Sit on the bench. Someone bothering you? Sit on the bench. See someone sitting there? Go ask them to play, and be a friend!

Learn more about the Buddy Bench from Girl Scouts Troop 4030 at OLBSCA. The girls’ project is a wonderful example of the caring, compassion, and respect we always strive to have for members of our community and school.

So sit a spell, and make a pal!

Math Champions

A hard working group of sixth grade students from Mrs. Papadimas and Ms. Isaacson’s class were the winners of the St. Luke’s Annual Math Invitational. Congratulations to Charles Long, Marisa Sanseli, Megan Chelius, and Audra Jacino on their wonderful accomplishment. Thank you to Ms. Isaacson for all the hard work and review in math class.