As we approach the start of yet another school year, we hope that the summer has offered plenty of opportunities for you and your family to relax and enjoy each other’s company.
While the summer months provide the chance for families to step away from the everyday routine of the school year, we also are aware that summer presents some new challenges as well, including child-care arrangements and shuttling children back and forth to their many activities and playdates.
In the same light, our principals, teachers, staff and the Catholic schools office have been working hard to prepare for the challenges of the new academic year. We continue to seek ways to address challenges such as enrollment, facilities needs and financial matters. As the education of our children eventually impacts all of us, these are challenges that we will look to share with our Catholic-school families as we move forward.
We are thankful for the continued support of parents and guardians and are moved by your dedication and commitment to Catholic schools. We know that you value the academic and spiritual education your children are receiving. At the same time, we are grateful for the support of parishioners throughout our 12 counties who continue to support our mission.
We believe that all of our schools offer a rewarding educational experience in a safe, faith-filled and spirit-rich environment. We ask each of our Catholic-school families to spread the good news about the value and quality of a Catholic education. Tell everyone you know what Catholic schools mean to you, and how they are changing your child’s life for a lifetime.
We offer our prayers and good wishes for a successful school year!
Matthew H. Clark, Bishop of Rochester
Anne Willkens Leach, Superintendent of Catholic Schools