Coronavirus


Academy Closed Through April 24

St. Bernard Academy will honor the request of Governor Lee and keep the Academy closed with students continuing distance learning through April 24. Also note that there will not be any school work scheduled on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Easter Monday.

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Online Social And Emotional Resources

While our SBA learning has moved into the online forum, the social and emotional well being of our families and students is still of the utmost importance to us. A group our SBA Counselor, Danielle DiCorpo, works with collaboratively throughout the school year (composed of school counselors in and around Nashville) has worked hard to create this list of online social and emotional learning resources to aid in helping our students continue to develop and maintain an overall positive well being during this time.

In addition, if you are having trouble explaining what is happening with COVID-19 to your children, this link can be of assistance, as it is a kid-friendly graphic comic explaining what kids want to know about the virus.
 

RESOURCE:

Common Sense Media “Character Development” List
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

ALL

TOPIC:

character education (perseverance, empathy, honesty, work ethic, and many more)
 

RESOURCE:

Sesame Toolkits (games, activities, parent materials)
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

PK-4

TOPIC:

healthy habits, self-regulation, grief, divorce, incarceration, and many more
 

RESOURCE:

kidsmartz.org
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

PK-4

TOPIC:

personal safety
 

RESOURCE:

Smiling Mind App
CLICK HERE

Smiling Mind Parent Guide
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

5-12

TOPIC:

mindfulness
 

RESOURCE:

"Guess The Feeling" Game
CLICK HERE

Other Feelings Games
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

PK-2

TOPIC:

emotional modification
 

RESOURCE:

BrainPop Health
CLICK HERE

BrainPop Jr. SEL and Health Section
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

K-3 / 4-8

TOPIC:

All kinds! Bullying, conflict, emotions, self-care, health, and many more
 

RESOURCE:

Character Playbook (game and app)
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

6-12

TOPIC:

social skills, conflict, decision-making
 

RESOURCE:

YouHue App
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

ALL

TOPIC:

mood tracker
 

RESOURCE:

Calm App
CLICK HERE

GRADE LEVEL:

ALL

TOPIC:

guided meditation

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SaboCast: March 26, 2020

See below for information on our first week of distance learning #SBAatHome.

 

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Safer at Home

Following Nashville’s Safer at Home policy announced Sunday, March 22, SBA’s offices are now closed through April 6. Students began distance learning on Monday, March 23 and all staff are working from home. Students, parents, faculty, and staff should monitor their emails for further notices, and updates are posted at  stbernardacademy.org/coronavirus.

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SaboCast: March 22, 2020

See below for some news from Mr. Sabo regarding distance learning and Nashville's Safer at Home policy.

 

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Two Messages from J. Mark Spalding

Please see below for a letter and decree from Bishop J. Mark Spalding. To download and view larger size, click on the respective image.

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A Message From Bishop J. Mark Spalding

The concern about the spread of the COVID 19 virus has touched almost every facet of our daily life. It is exactly times like this that we must lean into our faith, rather than becoming distracted from it with the flurry of constant challenges from the outside. We encourage each one of the faithful to practice commonsense ways to minimize the spread of infection and care for our neighbors as we respond to the Coronavirus outbreak in a manner consistent with the Catholic faith.

In conjunction with my brother bishops of Tennessee who have made similar dispensations, I publish the following decree and join in commending the people of our state to the protection of Mary, the Mother of God asking all to join in regular recitation of our beloved prayer, the Memorare.

This, and other updates, are also posted under illness updates at www.dioceseofnashville.com.

Dispensation

As Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville, I have great concern for the wellbeing of the Christian faithful entrusted to my pastoral care in this time of uncertainty throughout the world. I therefore dispense until further notice the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays, for all persons who are sick or experiencing symptoms of illness, those who are vulnerable to infection because of age or medical condition, and any others who in their own judgment are at risk because of the current worldwide health situation. Those who take advantage of this dispensation are reminded of the ongoing obligation of divine law to honor the sabbath day, and are requested to do so by refraining from unnecessary work and by offering some additional prayers such as reciting the Holy Rosary, reading the readings from Sunday Mass, and/or praying the Stations of the Cross. I pray fervently for all those affected and will continue to monitor this situation and take appropriate action as needed.

With assurances of my prayers and best wishes for all of you,

+J. Mark Spalding
Bishop of Nashville

The Memorare

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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Distance Learning to Begin March 23

Following Spring Break, St. Bernard Academy will transition to distance learning beginning March 23. Aftercare, extracurricular activities, and all events at SBA are suspended until further notice. Please note that this is a precautionary measure and there is not an active concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the SBA community.  We anticipate the ability to resume on campus classes beginning April 6. Students, parents, faculty, and staff should monitor their emails for further notices, and updates are posted here.

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Coronavirus Discussion With Drs. Tom and Keipp Talbot

On Wednesday, March 11, SBA was fortunate to host Drs. Tom and Keipp Talbot to explain the implications and impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what it means to our community. Audio of the brief presentation, followed by a question and answer session, is below.

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School Closed on Friday, March 13

In order to complete preparations for distance learning, we have made the decision to begin Spring Break one day early by cancelling classes for Friday, March 13. There will be no Aftercare available. Parents will receive an email by March 23 from their student’s teacher regarding post-Spring Break continuous learning.

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Upcoming Event Cancellations

In the recent weeks, we have been monitoring information provided by local news sources, the CDC, and our own medical professionals regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). On Tuesday, meetings took place between SBA faculty, staff, and administrators regarding both instructional continuity and upcoming events. As a result of these discussions, the decision has been made to cancel the following upcoming events:

  • Lenten Penance Service (March 26)
  • Grandparents Day (March 27)
  • Father/Daughter Dance (March 28)

The Book Fair (March 24-27) will now be an online only event.

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