New Email: jennifer.higgins@stphilipprep.com


January 12, 2018



Dear Parents and Students:


We are sure you are all aware of the recent fire in our school.  Please be assured that all staff and students are safe, and no one was harmed by this unfortunate event. It is our understanding that the fire was contained to the Kaleidoscope wing, however until the fire investigation and all safety inspections are completed we will be unable to return to the building. During this challenging time we trust in our faith and turn to God for hope and healing. We look beyond the now and work towards supporting our students and all members of our school community.

We would like to reassure you that St. Philip Prep School will continue to provide our students with academic instruction and excellence.  As an intermediate school team, including Kaleidoscope and special teachers, we have been collaborating and will continue to work together to provide all of our students with a  learning experience that will enhance what we have provided in the classroom.

Due to the unusual circumstances all quarterly exams are cancelled for the second marking period.  This will not affect the students’ final grades or overall averages. We will continue to assess students to assure that all benchmarks are met, and students will be prepared for Iowa testing.

Each day from Tuesday the 16th through Friday the 19th there will be assignments posted in Google Classroom or on the teacher’s website. Students are to log in frequently throughout the day to check for ongoing work and assignments. The due date for each assignment will be noted in the instructions for that assignment. Please pay careful attention to the due dates for each individual assignment. Your child will have until 11:59PM on the day that the assignment is due to post or submit his/her work. After that time, the assignment will be considered late. If you are having issues with the work, please do not wait until the due date has passed. Contact the teacher immediately to try to find an alternative solution.

Each assignment is designed to be completed by the student on his/her own. Please allow time for your child to complete the assignments each day and to post or submit them. Completion of assignments daily is critical to keep your child moving forward and meeting necessary benchmarks. Teachers will be monitoring Classroom and their email or Dojo accounts should you or your student have questions.

Computer classes and other special areas - please see the website for each teacher on the day that your child would be participating in that class. For example if your child has computers on Wednesday, then on Wednesday your child’s assignment will be posted. Please pay careful attention to which day of the week we are on and what your child’s schedule is.

We are lucky to have this advanced technology available to us, and that our students are truly members of the 21st century learning community!  This new learning experience will enhance their education and challenge them toward new academic pathways in learning.

We are fortunate to be a part of this faith-filled community and look forward to seeing you and your children back at school soon!


Mrs. Higgins, Ms., Licciardi, Mrs. Perdek, Mrs. Blake, Mrs. Majkrzak




Good morning, I am sending this out due to the number of questions already posed about the letter.


I am hoping that I can put you all at ease. I understand your concerns about students not having books,materials, etc. If I am requiring a page in a book to be completed - I WILL POST any and all materials that will be needed. I am running on the assumption that students do NOT have their books. We will work together to get through this in a positive way. We need to reassure our children that the Good News is that no one was hurt and what was damaged can be replaced.God was definitely watching over St. Philip when this happened. This is an excellent opportunity for us all to model our faith and how pulling together to work as one cooperative team can help us rise to meet this challenge. We are so fortunate to have the technology available to us so that we may communicate with one another. I will keep you posted via my website and dojo and Google Classroom will be my main source of communication with your children. There will be many challenges in our children's lives, so this provides an opportunity to have them approach a situation in a positive light rather than focus on the negatives. I will provide you with information the moment that I have it. I will do my best to keep you in loop and to provide your children with the best education that I can offer them.We have all been affected by this in some way and some more than others, but if we stay positive and work together our children will have a wonderful example to reflect on how to face a challenge and uncertainty. As always, feel free to contact me with any concerns/questions. If I am vague in my answer it is ONLY because I do not have any further information. I am a mother of 3 children, believe me I understand your concerns for your children, and I will approach this not only from an educator's point of view, but also that of a parent. We have the same goal...keep your child on track.

Mrs. Higgins








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posted Jun 21, 2013, 8:21 AM by NJ Teach   [ updated Sep 1, 2013, 9:48 AM ]


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