The Ohio Department of Health has added a new immunization requirement for students entering 7th grade. Your child must get a booster dose of Tdap prior to the start of school in August. The “p” in Tdap is pertussis(whooping cough). Pertussis is what we see outbreaks of in the schools from time to time, thus we are hoping to prevent it. Most school age children need a booster of tetanus by the time they reach junior high, thus the combination vaccine. The only exception to this rule is if your child has a documented allergy or adverse reaction to pertussis in which case I would need a signed statement from the physician. If this is the case, you still need to ask the physician if it is time for your child to receive a tetanus booster.
This booster is available at the Fairfield Department of Health, “NEW LOCATION” 1550 Sheridan Dr., Suite 100. You may schedule an appointment by calling 740-652-2800. Cost is $10.00. The health department will NOT bill private insurance.
Your 7th grader must have this booster by the 10th day of the 2014-15 school year which begins in August 2014.
Please send me documentation from the health department or your physician after your child has received this immunization so I can update your child’s immunization record at school.
Debbie Wilson, RN
St. Mary School Nurse
Once again, St. Mary Home and School will take care of back-to-school supply shopping for you. No more running from store to store looking for the right folders, markers and glue sticks! The supply lists for each grade are posted first, and the order form to submit to Home and School is available for download below.
Easy is good!
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Attn: Back to School Shoppers
School Closet will be at Fisher Catholic Sunday, August 3 from 5-7 p.m. They will have samples and will take orders for your back to school uniform needs.
St. Marys will once again have a Jr. High Golf Team open to 7th and 8th grade students. Golf is a self-supporting club team, so students will be responsible for paying green fees.
Practice will begin the week of August 11. Contact Annette Sylvester at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We LOVE our Volunteers – each year many parents and grandparents step up to help in the classroom, chaperone field trips and drive teams to their games. If you would like to help in any way with our students, we must have some information on file.
All volunteers must have the following information submitted to the school office before they will be able to help with students:
1. A copy of your drivers license
2. A copy of your car insurance (if you will be driving students)
3. BCI fingerprinting and background check (can be completed at the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office)
4. Must have completed a Protecting God’s Children Course. A course will be offered August 10, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Fisher Catholic. Please register through virtus.com, or call Theresa Jenkins at Fisher Catholic, 654-1231.
If you have any questions, please contact the St. Mary Office at 654-1632.
Irish Biddy Volleyball
If you have a 4th, 5th or 6th grade girl
interested in playing volleyball this fall, please contact
We will be beginning practices mid-August!
July 29, 2014
Dear Saint Mary Parents,
First, I want to thank you for your support of Catholic education throughout the years. Like you, we believe that Catholic education is an invaluable asset to our community and world. Your school, Saint Mary, remains a critical piece of Lancaster’s future and the future of our children. No sports program can be successful without the support of many behind the scenes: from those in the administration/staff/and faculty at Saint Mary who
encourage all of our students, to the parents/guardians and other family members who come to games to give both vocal and emotional support to our teams, and to the student body at large, everyone who is a cheerleader. I thank you and sincerely appreciate all that you do to help enable our student-athletes to compete and grow. IRISH FOR LIFE!
Now it’s time to turn our attention to the start of the 2014-2015 school year. On Sunday, August 3rd at 6:00 pm at Fisher Catholic there is a mandatory meeting, which is mandated by OHSAA, for all students planning on participating in athletics ANYTIME during the 2014-2015 school year. So if your son and/or daughter is planning on playing either a fall, winter or spring sport, you and your student must attend this meeting.
There will be a Make-Up Meeting on Monday, August 11th at 6:00pm at Fisher Catholic for those who are unable to make the meeting on August 3rd.
In our quest to make this year “The Best Year Ever” at Saint Mary, the Athletic Programs have adopted a theme for the 2014-2015 school year. Our theme is:
Happiness Begins When Selfishness Ends!
Come and learn more about this year’s theme, our vision for Saint Mary Athletics and much more at the Mandatory Meeting on Sunday, August 3rd. Just to let you know, we have been invited to join Fisher Catholic student-athletes and their parents for this meeting. It promises to be an educational and inspirational evening for all. GO IRISH!
I also wanted to let you know that we will be offering Athletic Passes for the 2014-2015 school year. Please refer to the attached form for more information concerning these passes.
Please feel free to contact me at (740) 654 – 1632 or email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding Saint Mary Athletics. Remember: Together Everyone Achieves More!
2014-15 Athletic Pass Order Forms
Mandatory Athletic Meeting (pdf)
The 2014-2015 sports seasons are just around the corner! It promises to be another exciting year as the Irish prepare to contend with the best in the MSL in Girls and Boys Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Girls and Boys Track and Field.
Tickets for the 2014-2015 school year will be $4 for adults and $2 for students at the door for all Saint Mary School Athletic events. Senior Citizens (adults 60+) of our students will be part of “The Golden Shamrock Club”. In order for these adults to continue to receive free admittance, names of these adults will need to be submitted and a list will be present at the gate of all sports that require a fee for admittance. A season pass, which is available in several different ticket packages, can be purchased at the Saint Mary School Office. The ticket packages offered will be for the entire school year. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Click here to download your season ticket order form!
2014 Fall Sports Update (pdf)
Irish Fall sports are ready to go. Just a few items of note:
As a student athlete attending Saint Mary School you are not eligible to participate in any sport until the following items have been completed and submitted to the proper person:
1. 2014-2015 OHSAA Pre-participation Physical Evaluation
2. Emergency Medical Authorization Form
3. Acknowledgement of Ohio Department of Health’s Concussion
and Head Injury Information Sheet
Football: Head Coach – Brian Crader, (740) 504-1148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandatory Practice Begins: Friday, August 1st 9am to 11am (lunch break) 1pm to 3pm (two-a-days). Please be sure to bring all completed paperwork (see attached) on August 1st (required in order for your student-athlete to participate). Please be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and bring/wear cleats, shorts, t-shirt and LOTS OF WATER.
There will be a short break for lunch but athletes are encouraged to pack a lunch.
Questions, please contact Coach Brian Crader.
Volleyball: 8th Grade Head Coach–Taylor Forquer, (740) 503-9713 or email@example.com
7th Grade Head Coach–Cathy Wood, (740) 438-0909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-season Conditioning and Open Gym: Through July 30th from 9am to 11am.
Tryouts: Begin Friday, August 1st (7th grade: 8am-10am and 8th grade: 10am-12pm) and will continue Saturday, August 2nd and finish on Monday, August 4th.
Practice: Will start Tuesday, August 5th (8th grade: 9am-11am and 7th grade: 11am-1pm). Parent meeting on Friday, August 8th at 10:30am. Questions, please contact Coach Taylor Forquer or Coach Cathy Wood.
CROSS COUNTRY Head Coach – Luke Sanderell, (480) 228-8488 or email@example.com
Pre-season Conditioning: 7am with Fisher Catholic runners and Coach Mary Smith,
Location varies (a weekly email is sent out to notify student-athletes and their families)
Practice: TBD (will be announced through email).
First Cross Country Meet will be the General Sherman Open on Tuesday, August 19th at 5:30pm. Questions, please contact Coach Sanderell.
Please feel free to contact me at (740) 654 – 1632 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding Saint Mary Athletics.