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St Mary Shnorhali School 2021-2022 Academic Year Information

The Shnorhali school will be open for in-person learning beginning September 12th.  We require the students to wear masks to school.  See the school’s Covid-19 protocol form (button at bottom of this page). The details of the for the 2021-22 academic year are as follows:

Academics:

For grades K-8, the school will offer both Eastern and Western Armenian, in addition to religion and Armenian History/Culture.  For grades 9-12 the school will offer a religion class and an opportunity to earn community service hours as a volunteer.  Extra-curricular options will also be available and will be announced at a later date.

The school will utilize a new structured Armenian curriculum, where each grade (K-8) will cover set materials, which should be mastered before moving to the next level.  Students will take an Armenian placement test the first week of the school year. If a student’s test placement does not match his public school grade, the principal will discuss options with the parents.  

The school will also offer a Junior Kindergarten class for 4 year olds, who are potty trained.  All interested parents must stay on the premises for the duration of the class, and volunteer as needed. 

Time/Place: 

The Shnorhali School will open for in-person learning on September 12th.  The school academic calendar will be available at registration.  The bell schedule will be modified this year to accommodate a new family tradition, where the children will have an opportunity to actively lead and participate in the special service in the sanctuary.

 

  The bell schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30-9:50  Special Morning Badarak Education in the sanctuary 

  • 9:50-10:00 Snack 

  • 10:00-11:00 Armenian Language

  • 11:00- 12:00 Religion  

  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch  

  • 12:30-2:00 Armenian History/Culture and Language

 

Senior Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes will finish at noon. 

 

Registration: 

Online registration for students, in grades Junior Kindergarten-12, is open and may be completed via the button at the bottom of this page, by September 1st.   If you have technical difficulties and are not able to register online please send email to shnorhalischool@gmail.com .

Every student must pay a non-refundable $100 registration fee. In addition to the registration fee, the annual
school tuition is listed below, with a discount of 10% applied to additional registered children from the same
family.

 

  •  Junior/Senior Kindergarten $250

  • Grades 1-8 $300

  • Grades 9-12 no tuition but must register

School tuition includes books and basic supplies.  If your student wants to participate in the pizza lunch
program, we encourage parents to make a donation of $125 for that purpose.
Installment payments are available upon request.

Since the addition of new students, after September, might necessitate hiring additional teachers or restructuring class composition, and due to existing Covid restriction, rolling admission will not be available.  So please register your child by September 1th at the latest.

All families are required to volunteer for at least 2 school activities during the year.  The Volunteer Coordinator will send out a list of opportunities at a late date for your selection.  More volunteer positions may be added during the Sunday School year.  Moms and dads, and grandparents are welcome to volunteer.

Leadership Opportunities:   

To better serve the school community, and improve the academic quality of the education of our children, there will be a new Shnorhali School Management Committee.  All volunteer will work closely with the Shnorhali School principal.  We are looking for adult volunteers for the following positions:

  • Lunch Coordinator: Oversee lunch helpers to setup/cleanup, and handle pizza/snack orders. This person must work closely with volunteer coordinator.

  • Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinate parent volunteer opportunities.   Schedule teens to volunteer, supervise teen volunteers, and sign teen volunteer hour forms for school credit.  

  • Event/Extra-curricular Coordinator:  Work with the Administrative Committee and parents to organize the special events and extra-curricular activities of the school.  This person must work closely with volunteer coordinator.

  • Outreach and Media Coordinator: Assist with publicity and communications for the school.  Develop promotional materials for school. 

  • Eastern Armenian Education Coordinator: Communicate with teachers and parents concerning Eastern Armenian and Armenian History/Culture classes. Will schedule substitute teachers and assist with curriculum development.

  • Western Armenian Education Coordinator: Communicate with teachers and parents concerning Western Armenian and Armenian History/Culture classes.  Will schedule substitute teachers and assist with curriculum development.

  • PTA President: Develop Parent Teacher Association, chair PTA meetings, and communicate with parents.  Organize parent led events such as Easter egg hunt or family fun night.

Please contact our principal at  shnorhalischool@gmail.com  to find out more about these positions.  We need parents to volunteer to lead in these critical area.

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