Upcoming Important Dates:

First Day of School

August 24, 2020

Reopening Updates

August 3  Update

With the arrival of August, and health and safety protocols changing so rapidly around the country, I am planning daily updates to keep you informed.  

  • I have been meeting regularly with teachers.  They have been giving me good feedback about the reopening plan, helping us make any necessary changes.  

  • I am meeting with the full staff tomorrow and the early childhood teachers later in the week to continue hearing their thoughts and ideas.

  • A survey will go out on Wednesday August 5 to gather parent opinions on the e-learning options.  Responses will be due Friday August 7.  I realize that is a fast turn-around, but we need to know this information to move forward with plans.  

  • I have met with a small parent group to hear the thoughts and feelings of the community and am in daily communication with my Regional Director as we think through next steps in light of the latest directives from the Archdiocese. 


The safety of St. Helen's students and the quality of their educational experience is driving every decision I make.  Because the situation in the city is so fluid, we may have to adapt the original plan.  I will keep you informed through daily emails. 

St. Helen School 
2020 In-Person Reopening Plan 

A Message from Father Ed Cronin and Principal Dana Vance:

A Message from our Parish Leaders


Please Click the Image Below to Read Our Plan to Safely Welcome our Students and Families Back




Resources for Helping Families  Think Through the Complex Issues Facing All of Us Today Today via the Family Action Network










Resource about Combating Hate: Confronting Antisemitism & White Nationalism Three Years after Charlottesville.  Click the image for more information

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Emergency Closing Center

Meet Principal Vance
Principal Vance's Scholastic  Book Fair Recommendations 
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100th Anniversary Sponsors

St. Helen Catholic School sincerely thanks the following sponsors of our Centennial Celebration:




St. Helen Catholic School strives to educate the whole child.  In doing so, a spiritual, academic, and social foundation is created. This formation, rooted in Gospel values, enables the graduate to develop as a responsible Christian citizen.

We believe that it is a child's right to be educated in a nurturing and safe environment.

Daily activities encourage the sense of positive self-esteem as well as the development of self-discipline.

We unite for racial justice and celebrate cultural diversity.

We promote active service to the school, parish, and community.



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