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Catholic School Survey for Dissertation Work

We are four Catholic educators and doctoral students who lead and serve in Catholic schools. For our dissertation, we are studying mentoring programs for new teachers. The purpose of this survey is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current mentoring practices and needs in Catholic schools in the United States. We are contacting Catholic […]

2022 Fall Data Collection

Dear Presidents, Heads of School, and Principals, The Fall Data Collection is very similar to last year, except for the following changes: Professional Staff is now specifically defined as President/Head, Principal, Assistant Principals, Guidance Counselors, and Teachers. Use this cohort to count Race, Ethnicity, and Type. To conform to the NCEA data collection, the question […]

CIC Leadership Retreat at Seabeck

We look forward to welcoming you to Seabeck for our fall Christ in the Classroom leadership retreat this week. Check-in begins at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, September 21 and the retreat concludes on Friday, September 23 following our noon lunch. We are blessed to spend our retreat with Fr. Justin Ryan as he guides us […]

2022 CIC Retreat Evaluation

Please complete the evaluation for the September 21-23, 2022 CIC Retreat.

Grades 1-12 Youth Music Ensembles

Please Join Us: Here are flyers for each ensemble: Jubilate (High School young women) Schola Cantorum (girls & boys, grades 3-8) Seraphim Choir (girls & boys, grades 1-3)   Here is a fillable PDF registration form.   Finally, it’s very easy to pay fall semester tuition by using the OSV payment link: https://www.osvhub.com/stjames-cathedral/forms/fallyouthmusic Otherwise, checks […]

Calling all Vice Principals!

The Office for Catholic Schools will be having 3 meetings for those holding the Vice Principal role. These meetings will provide professional development and time to collaborate. The meetings will be held on the following dates from 12:00-1:30pm: October 6th December 7th March 30th For more information, contact Kelly Surapaneni, kelly.surapaneni@seattlearch.org    

Frontline Absence Management System Updates for 2022/2023

Please review the lists of your Teachers and “Campus Users” (Supervisors) in the Frontline Absence Management System and send updates by email to John Sullivan. For additions please include an email. If you have no changes please share that message. If you do not plan to use the system this School Year please confirm that […]

Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Tax credit is unavailable for parishes/their schools. This program has an aggregation rule for calculating the number of employees, meaning that all employees of Archdiocesan parishes and schools are added together to calculate eligibility. According to the USCCB this likely precludes participation if the aggregate number of employees exceeds the 500-person limit. […]

Retreat Registration September 21-23, 2022

Please join Fr. Justin Ryan at the Seabeck Conference Center for our annual CIC retreat scheduled for September 21, 22, 23, 2022. You may register on the form below.   Fr. Justin Ryan Father Justin Ryan is a priest here in the Archdiocese of Seattle. After ordination in 2018, he served as parochial vicar at […]

Designate a Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) Coordinator

Please designate a Fulcrum Tuition Assistance Grant Program (TAP) Coordinator, who will be the main contact person at your school for all questions or communications with Fulcrum concerning TAP for the 2022-2023 school year. For some schools, the principal is the sole TAP Coordinator. For others, multiple people at a school are designated as TAP […]

Schools Data for the Partners in the Gospel Initiative

In our August 8, 2022 Kickstart gathering at St. Thomas, Fr. Gary Lazzeroni spoke to us about the Partners in the Gospel Initiative. He mentioned that this initiative will need us to supply some limited data about the Students in our Schools. We will need a spreadsheet of the addresses and grade levels of the […]

2022/2023 School Budgets

Each Parish and School completes their Annual School Financial Budgets at a unique pace. The purpose of this message is to ask you to share your 2022/2023 Annual School Financial Budget with John Sullivan. (1) Please share your one year 2022/2023 School Budget detail. (2) Please share the monthly breakdown if you have one. (3) […]

2021/2022 Annual School Financial Reports

The fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 has finished. Each Parish and School community completes the financial year at a different pace. I am asking that you email me a copy of your 6/30/22 annual Financial Statement and Balance Sheet as soon as reasonably possible. Please include the Financial Statement that includes a comparison of […]

Kickstart Evaluation – Day Two

Please complete the evaluation below for Kickstart – Day Two – August 9, 2022     Thank you for completing this evaluation form.

Kickstart 2022 Evaluation – Day One

Please complete the following evaluation for KickStart – Day One, August 8, 2022     Thank you for completing this evaluation form.

The Fulcrum Foundation Honors Catholic School Teachers at Staff with the Archbishop’s Award

To all teachers, staff, and administrators, The Fulcrum Foundation thanks you for all that you do for Catholic education! You are the reason that Catholic schools change lives for so many students in Western Washington. We were thrilled to celebrate your accomplishments and hard work this year with the Archbishop’s Award at the Celebration of […]

New Resource: Digital Bilingual Children’s Prayer Book

OCS and the Office for Catholic Faith Formation has been working this year with the Communications Office to design a new format for Children’s Prayer Book to complement our Pre-12 Relgion Curriculum. Big thank you to Carlos Carillo and Janis Olson, member of the ARCH Communications team. Digital Bilingual Children’s Prayer Book Flipbook – Full […]

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter

WSCC’s Catholic Schools Quarterly Newsletter for Spring Quarter 2022 is now available in English and Spanish.  English   https://www.wacatholics.org/_ui/img/global/Schools-Quarterly-Newsletter-June-2022.pdf Spanish   https://www.wacatholics.org/_ui/img/global/Schools-Quarterly-Newsletter-June-2022_Spanish.pdf In an effort to guide public policy, we at the WSCC serve and support our Catholic schools throughout WA state via interaction with legislators at the state and federal levels. We are pleased to share […]

Recruitment Incentives

Have you thought about leveraging the connections of your school community in your recruiting for positions in your school? Why not have a community incentive program to provide candidates?  The incentive can be small, but just enough to activate your community in the ongoing search for great candidates.  Include your faculty and staff, parent community, […]

Fulcrum’s New Student Tuition Assistance Program for 2022-23 is now open

Fulcrum’s New Student Tuition Assistance Program for 2022-23 is now open. This program is different than TAP in that families do not apply for the program on their own. Schools administer this program at the local level and determine whether a family qualifies using a form provided by Fulcrum. In short, a family must: be […]

The Fulcrum Foundation- Celebration of Light- Friday, May 20th

We look forward to celebrating with you at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Light this Friday, May 20, 2022. Event details will be sent to all attendees later this week. See you Friday! https://www.fulcrumfoundation.org/get-involved/celebration-of-light

Mental Health Resources from OSPI!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are focused on the message “Together for Mental Health.” A growing number of individuals are experiencing mental health support needs, including our students with disabilities. All students should access mental health supports as part of a larger multi-tiered system of […]