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Catholic Academy Of West Buffalo

Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment. Please read our "Airborne Infectious Disease Policy" by clicking on the link.

Catholic education is alive and well in the diocese of Buffalo! At Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, we are so proud of our history of excellence in education. According to Business First rankings for Middle Schools in June 2019, Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is ranked among the top 10% of private, parochial , charter and public schools in the city of Buffalo!

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Message From The Principal:

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Message from the Principal:

Welcome back to Catholic Academy of West Buffalo!

School is upon us next Tuesday, September 6th and I hope every family had a blessed and enjoyable summer! Our
summer camp was a huge success for students and staff, but we have been busy getting ready for another
year, and cannot wait to see everyone! We have made a few changes that we need to share.

First, our dismissal procedure is changing. There were many concerns about the students standing
outside waiting for parents, as well as safety in the parking lot. This year, if your child is being picked up,
we ask you to come to the door and we will call each student out to be released to you directly. This
method was used during summer camp, and went very quickly. Thank you for your patience and
commitment as we implement this change.

Second, COVID restrictions have eased, and there is a review included in the school newsletter. Please
read through the guidelines - this is what we will follow during the school year. Students may wear a
mask if they choose, but are not required to do so. If the guidance changes, we will inform the parents and
community immediately. As the COVID restrictions have eased, we will be returning to pre-pandemic
classroom operations. This means that we will not be socially distancing students, and students may be
seated in small groups in the classroom. While this follows the guidance provided by the Health
Department, it is still imperative that students who are ill or show symptoms of illness stay home for the
safety and health of others.

Lastly, we will be emphasizing teaching and training students as good citizens. We will be instituting
Friendzy, a social-emotional learning program. We are renewing our focus on Catholic values, such as
love for one another, kindness, compassion, and exemplary character. This will not take precedence over
academics, but work in tandem with schoolwork to build students who are a positive force in our school
and in their communities.  Our STREAM program, after-school clubs, and Parent Nights will continue this year, and more
information will be shared as the year begins. The beginning of a new year is always exciting.

We cannot wait to see you!

Sr, Gail Glenn, SSJ,
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo



Academy Headlines:

Advent Season has Begun at Catholic Academy

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

We are thrilled to bring back our long-standing tradition of the Advent Wreath,  The entire student body starts the day with prayer and song around the Advent wreath.  It is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the season of Advent and the birth of Jesus.  December is also a time for giving.  The 8th grade sponsored a food drive that was very successful.  This year, the Assumption St. Francis Soup Kitchen, will be the beneficiary of all the food collected.   Beh Meh, Director of the ENL program, has started a schoolwide thankful chain.  The very colorful chain has individual messages on each link of what students, faculty and staff are thankful for.  We are all connected in our appreciation of the school and the world around us.  A beautiful and timely message during this special season.  Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas pageant, starring Kindergarten - Gr. 2.   The show will be held on Monday, December 19th at 1:00pm.  On behalf of the entire Catholic Academy family, we wish you a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!