How has St. Michael’s adapted to COVID-19?
Our physical campus is indeed closed, but our academic program and enrichments continue online.
– Teachers are interacting online with students, providing engaging lessons and activities.
– The 2019-20 academic curriculum has been adapted to an online format and still includes PE workouts, music lessons, art instruction, enrichment classes…even Chapel continues in virtual form!
Classrooms are empty, but the administrative functions continue.
The Administration team is hard at work monitoring health and safety updates, securing tax-credit donations for financial aid, confirming enrollment, negotiating payment plans, reaching out to new families, implementing the new online tuition software and monitoring school-wide communication.
Out of sight, but not out of mind!
An Outreach Calling Team, comprised of nine faculty and staff members, has been established to check in via telephone on a regular basis to maintain contact with every St. Michael’s family – to offer assistance and get feedback from families.
The maintenance team has been taking advantage of the cooler weather and tackling a long list of spring and summer projects while the students are away and keeping the campus clean.
Extending pay beyond closure
Hourly employees, whose services are not offered during closure, were paid through the end of March.
How can I help?
Complete Enrollment for 2020-2021
Sign and mail in the 2020-2021 Enrollment Agreement, if you haven’t done so already, to ensure that adequate budgeting and preparation can be made for the coming year.
Help St. Michael’s families in financial need.
Make a tax credit donation to Arizona Episcopal School Foundation (AESF) by April 15, 2020 to help fund St. Michael’s financial aid scholarships, a need that is sure to be greater than ever. Donations must be made by APRIL 15, even though the federal and state tax filing deadlines have been extended until July 15.
Donate to the Emergency Relief Halo Fund
Your donation will help offset St. Michael’s additional costs and losses caused by COVID-19, totaling over $100,000.
The school’s operational budget was greatly impacted by the loss of income due to the Block Party cancellation and inability to complete the annual Halo Fund campaign.