Will tuition be reduced since part of school time is online?
No,tuition will not be reduced. Your child will still be following the full bell schedule and meeting face-to-face with the teacher, even online.
This year, costs to operate the school have increased:
Maintenance costs for thorough and more frequent cleaning
More sanitation supplies
PPE for students (face shield)
Webcams and mics in all classrooms
Hiring a nurse
Will tranpasses be issued?
Yes, we are expecting to issue SEPTA transpasses for the students.
Will students attend Career Labs on Friday Only?
Students will follow their schedule everyday. So the student will report to his/her CTE program when it is scheduled.
Two days a week, the student will be in-person for class and follow his/her schedule. The other two days the student is online and will follow his/her schedule. This means that the student will have their CTE time online two days a week.
However, one Friday a month, your child will come to school for just CTE time. On that Friday, your child will not have academic classes.
Considering students will be confined to one room and wearing a mask for 7+ hours with no AC, will students be given a break throughout the day?
From my own experience, wearing a mask for extended periods of time can be extremely overwhelming when you are not accustomed to doing so.
Mercy will be issuing a face shield to each student. This should be more comfortable to wear. Students will be able to remove their face masks or face shield when the child eats lunch.
Is it necessary to wear a Mercy uniform shirt while at home online?
The reason students are required to wear the school uniform shirt while online is to remind the student that they are in school while online.
It also ensures that the student is wearing an appropriate top.
Uplift offers peer support groups for children and teens in grades K-12th who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death.
Uplift has multiple locations around the city of Philadelphia. Creative activities and games allow children to express their thoughts and feelings about death. All groups are divided by age and developmental level to best tailor our support programs. Uplift also offers caregiver groups at the same time to provide support for adults raising a grieving child.
All programs for grieving children and families are provided free of charge.
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Our Admissions Process has changed due to COVID-19.
Mercy CTE is no longer requiring a recommendation or Entrance Test upon applying.
Our interview process is being conducted via Zoom
1. Complete Application: Students who are interested in applying to Mercy CTE start by completing our application.
If you do not have internet access, call our Admissions Office at 215.226.1225 ext. 153 and we can help you complete the form by phone.
2. Submit Academic Information Documents may be submitted via fax (215.228.6337) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Report cards for 6/7/8th grades
All standardized testing results
For students who have special learning needs, please submit your child’s IEP, Psychological evaluation or 504 plan. Based on the review of these documents, your child may qualify for learning support through our McAuley Program.
3. Have an interview: You will be contacted to schedule a Zoom interview for you and your child to learn more about Mercy and tuition assistance. This will be the final step in the application process.
Please contact our Admissions Office at 215.226.1225 ext. 153 or via email at email@example.com with any questions.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
HERE’S HOW TO REGISTER
We can’t meet live but we can still visit via ZOOM on the computer or hear
your voice via your phone, so if you have a computer please go to the
following link and register: https://philamedsoc.org/events-and-news/
DON’T HAVE A COMPUTER?
If you do not have a computer you can still listen to our program and ask
questions using your phone. Please leave a message for Eileen Ryan at
(215) 563-5343 X 113
We will call you back with the Phone Number to use
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* Invocation Prayer – Alice Wright, United Block Captains Association
* Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) – Important Community Updates with Wanda Mitchell, Director of Community Engagement and Roger Moore, Community Relations Manager
* Staying Safe during COVID-19, What You Need to Know, An Update from the
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