The year is off to a wonderful start! See the full 2022-23 Parent Planning Calendar and most recent monthly calendar by clicking here.
Return to School and COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan
ST. MARK Catholic School: Guided by Hope: This year’s plan was developed in collaboration with our Pastor, administration, teachers, staff, and all of the officers on our Parent Teacher Parishioner Organization (PTPO) Board. It is based on the Virginia Department of Health guidance released in late July and Office of Catholic Schools guidance given to schools in August. It is a plan that allows us to make decisions based on the most recent health metrics in this ever-changing health landscape.
Please note that the state has issued an emergency health order that affects all K-12 schools, Catholic schools included. All individuals age 2 and older are required to wear a face covering when in the building, regardless of vaccination status. The SMCS policy outlined in the 2021-2022 COVID-19 Mitigation Health Plan, which allows for more flexibility for fully-vaccinated individuals when transmission rates are low or moderate, will go into effect once the mandate is lifted.
The safety and well-being of our students and families is of utmost importance to us, as is providing the richest academic, spiritual, and social experience possible.
Thank you for continuing to partner with us in the sacred trust of educating your children, and for your commitment to Catholic education.
Welcome to all who come to this happy place!
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our wonderful school.
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OUR SCHOOL AT A GLANCE:
A 2015 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, ST. MARK Catholic School boasts a current enrollment of nearly 400 students. Each student enjoys a friendly and welcoming school, small class sizes, and the ability to develop to his or her unique potential through strong relationships, a rigorous curriculum, and a school which exemplifies the love of Christ.
The ability to discuss and explore our faith allows for education of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Recognizing the dignity and the uniqueness of each child, we promote academic excellence through a faith-based education. By developing a Catholic foundation rooted in faith, knowledge and service, we send forth our students on their journey through life to share the light of Christ.
In an effort to streamline the background check application process to become Virtus compliant, the Office of Child Protection is now offering the ability to apply online. Click the link above to access and electronically sign your forms.