St. Gabriel's Catholic School
The Journey Ahead
"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
Dear St. Gabriel’s Catholic School Community,
After all our planning this summer, we have had a tremendously successful entry into school this year! As a community, we have truly moved Onward, Together through these uncharted waters. Our faculty, staff, and children have adhered well to protocols in school, and our families have committed to doing so outside of school as well. As a result, we are still here on campus learning together. What a joy this is for all of us!
As we prepare to move into the Holiday Season, we must remain vigilant in our adherence to health and safety measures, especially as we see that local and national COVID-19 cases increasing once again. Many of us have begun to contemplate our own travel or to excitedly anticipate the return of our college-aged family members. Both of these events deserve thoughtful preparation in regard to continuing to protect our larger school family.
Please see the updated Holiday Travel button below for the most current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control relating to holiday travel and how to stay safe yourselves and care for our community as well. It is essential that you communicate directly with Nurse Tracy at , your Division Head (Mrs. Glenn or Mr. Severino), and/or Mrs. Lynch with any concerns regarding potential exposure in your family during the holidays. We will be happy to guide you through the best response to your specific situation.
Please also note in the Health Procedures section below that the CDC has updated its definition of “Close Contact”. Understanding this definition well will assist you in deciding when to reach out to Nurse Tracy about any exposure that might occur over Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our entire community. The decisions we each make outside of school can affect all of us as we live and learn together here on campus, and we are grateful for this community’s dedication to our special School. We wish you and yours health, safety, and much joy during the upcoming holidays.
All my best,
Mrs. Colleen Lynch, Head of School
The Journey Ahead
Return to Learning
ISSION STATEMENT: St. Gabriel’s Catholic School educates children in a Christ-centered environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
VISION STATEMENT: The St. Gabriel’s community will flourish by providing a superior educational experience in a loving Catholic environment that calls forth excellence in the lives of our students.
Reopening Plan Priorities:
St. Gabriel’s will make all decisions and modifications in regard to reopening plans in alignment with the Mission and Vision of the School.
St. Gabriel’s reopening plans will prioritize the physical, spiritual, and emotional health and safety of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff.
St. Gabriel’s will consistently communicate reopening plans as they evolve to continue the strong partnership between home and school that is an essential tenet of our community.
St. Gabriel’s will provide an educational experience that is exceptional, dynamic, interactive, and intentional regardless of learning format.
St. Gabriel’s will leverage technology and instructional resources to support all aspects of a superior educational experience.
St. Gabriel’s will ensure that our culture of integrity, caring, and excellence is delivered regardless of learning format.
THE JOURNEY AHEAD
The St. Gabriel’s Task Force is diligently planning for every possibility for the 2020-21 school year. SGCS will provide On-campus, Distance, Synchronous Remote, and Hybrid Learning Plans to be ready should the need arise. Click below to learn more!
St. Gabriel’s is following CDC and TEA health guidelines closely as we implement health procedures for our community. These procedures will be updated in accordance with updates in CDC and TEA guidance over time. Click below to learn more!
Our beautiful campus facilities have been updated in accordance with CDC and TEA guidelines. Click below to also learn more about carpool procedures, lunch procedures, and policies for campus visitors.
St. Gabriel’s Lower School remains committed to providing exceptional, dynamic, interactive, and intentional educational experiences for our students. We will continue our commitment to educating the whole child (physical, emotional and spiritual) and believe that the personal interactions between students and faculty are critical to this holistic and responsive approach to education.
Through creative and innovative application of the most engaging state-of-the-art technological tools and platforms, St. Gabriel’s Middle School is designing instructional strategies to deepen the learning experience, empowering students with the proficiencies to comfortably navigate any academic environment. Join us as we delve into the future of education together!
Innovative Learning & STEAM Plans
The faculty of St. Gabriel’s Catholic School will continue to provide a dynamic, engaging, and progressive form of learning that incorporates Project-Based Learning (or PBL), STEAM, and other methods of inquiry and discovery of grade-level content through high-yield strategies. Click below to learn more!
St. Gabriel’s remains committed to leveraging best-in-class technology and outstanding support for students, parents, and faculty to enhance the student learning experience regardless of format.
& After School Plans
Athletics and Enrichment Activities will continue to play a huge role in fulfilling St. Gabriel’s commitment to providing exceptional, dynamic, interactive, and intentional educational experiences while also caring for our students’ emotional and physical health.
SGCS Task Force
Coni Butler, Controller
Jacqui Glenn, Head of Lower School
Farah Golab, Director of Enrollment Mgt. and Financial Aid
Riley Litherland, Director of Student Activities
Colleen Lynch, Head of School
Linda Matyas, Director of Facilities
Audra McCleary, Director of Technology
Tracy Robson, Nurse
Koy Severino, Head of Middle School
Allison Starling, Director of Innovation