Who do I contact... and when?

At St. Edward School, we pride ourselves in Cultivating the Next Generation of Saints and Scholars!  We want to partner with you in this process, and we want to have open, transparent, two-way communication with you at all times.  If you have questions, concerns, or comments, we welcome you to communicate with us and share your thoughts and feelings…but how should you do that?  

Your child’s teacher is your one-stop shop for all things St. Edward and can always point you in the correct direction.  He/she will share his/her preferred means of communication.  

 

Please be aware of the following. 

  • Teachers are teaching your children from 7:50 am-3:00 pm.  They do have a planning time each day, but this is sometimes utilized for meetings, professional development, and more.  

  • Allow your teacher 24 hours to respond to ANY communication that you may send.

  • Urgent communications (transportation changes, afterschool clubs, aftercare, etc.) should be sent directly to our front office.  Teachers may not see your communications until after 3:15 pm each day.

  • If you need a conference or meeting, please schedule it with your child’s teacher.

In addition, we wanted to provide you with a few quick contacts and protocols for the school year.

 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • I moved.  How do I update my address and phone number?

  • What time is my child’s lunch (or recess? or related arts?)?

    • Email your child’s teacher 24 hours before you need the information.

  • We’re going to be late to school.  How should I communicate that?

    • Do not worry about calling us.  Just show up, walk your child to the front office, and sign him/her in.  Please share the doctor's note if you’ve been at an appointment. 

  • My child has been absent, and I need to submit an excuse note.  How should I do that?

    • Email it to Lorraine Linstrom:  llinstrom@stedward.org or Linda Hardesty:  lhardesty@stedward.org  

    • You can bring the note to the front office and submit it to Mrs. Linstrom.

    • You can send the note with your child to submit to your child’s teacher.  (Be sure to follow-up and make sure that your child turned it in.)

  • I’m not receiving Mrs. Blankenship’s Friday newsletter, via email.  How do I check on this?

  • I would like to monitor my child’s grades each week.  How can I do that?

    • You already have an account on our FACTS family portal.  This is where you check grades, view teacher webpages, check financials, and more.  If you need assistance, please contact Dr. Yvonne Araujo:  yaraujo@stedward.org .

  • I have some concerns about my child’s academic, social-emotional, or behavior progress at school.  Who should I talk to?

    • You can reach out directly to your child’s teacher to schedule a meeting.  They will ensure that all appropriate people are included in the meeting.

    • Laura Ross, School Counselor:  lross@stedward.org

  • We are really struggling at home to make ends meet.  We could use some help with food, clothing, transportation, etc.  Can the school help?

    • Yes!  We have a food pantry, used uniform closet, and assistance from our St. Vincent de Paul ministry. Reach out to your child’s teacher or Mrs. Linstrom.

    • If you need financial assistance or help with tuition and payments, please reach out to our Business Office.

  • I have a concern about my child’s teacher and/or related arts teacher OR I have a concern about something that happened with my child (during recess, lunch, class time, etc.).  How should I proceed?

    • Start with the teacher.  The teacher will have the most information about the topic.  Also, our teachers WANT the opportunity to speak with you about ANY concern or question.  

    • If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive, email one of the administrators. Meetings and conferences with administration should be scheduled.