Elementary School Assessments/Sign Up

Dear Parents,

Please visit this link https://school.mansfieldstpeters.org/elementary-school-sign-up-volunteer-opportunities/ to sign up for your child’s individual assessment time slot for the week of August 31.

ALL STUDENTS (Traditional Kindergarten-Grade 6) will need to sign up for an individual time slot to be assessed the week of August 31.

Note, we have partnered with a new company, SignUp.com for our school’s signup/volunteer forms. You will likely need to create a new account if you do not already have one.

Elementary Back to School Info – IMPORTANT!

As promised, I have attached some back to school paperwork that you will need. The updated Supply List is attached for this weekend’s tax free weekend as well as the updated Dress Code.

Also I have attached below the School Calendar (which is subject to change) and information from the Transportation Dept. about bussing. If you are in need of bussing, you NEED to fill out the Transportation Registration Form, EVEN IF YOU HAVE FILLED ONE OUT IN THE PAST.

Please fill it out and either email it back to me at [email protected] or have your child bring it in on his/her assessment day.

Thank you!
Kelly Brown

St. Peter’s School Delays Start of School Year

Saint Peter's Parish & School

St. Peter’s School Delays Start of School Year

Dear St. Peter’s Family,

After thorough consideration of all available information and feedback from parents, teachers, and administrators, we have decided to delay the start of the 2020-21 St. Peter’s School year and implement a staggered start. In addition to allowing teachers and staff time to plan and prepare for the implementation of our Restart Smart plan, doing so will also provide time to individually assess Pre-K to Sixth-grade students and allow students to acclimate to the campus’ new policies and procedures in small groups. The plan for each building is as follows:

Each Traditional K-6 student will sign up for an individual assessment appointment during the week of August 31. More information and the signup form will be coming next week. Each grade will attend school for the entire day (8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.) for orientation and to meet the teachers.

  • Wednesday, September 2 – Grades 5 & 6
  • Thursday, September 3 – Grades 3 & 4
  • Friday, September 4 – Traditional Kindergarten – Grade 2

High School/Junior High
Each grade will attend one day during the week for orientation from (7:50 a.m. – 2:45 p.m).

  • Monday, August 31 – Seniors
  • Tuesday, September 1 – Juniors & Sophomores
  • Wednesday, September 2 – Freshman
  • Thursday, September 3 – 8th Grade
  • Friday, September 4 – 7th Grade

All students will report to class on Tuesday, September 8.

Both buildings will hold virtual open house nights the week of August 31. This will allow parents to get to know our staff and buildings. More information will be forthcoming.

All families will be receiving a form next week requesting you to declare how you would prefer your child(ren) to return to school, either in-person or via remote learning. This will also include specific information on what to expect from each setting and explain the process for changing between the two. This information will enable us to ensure appropriate distancing for those students who return in person as well as enact appropriate learning plans for those who will be learning remotely.

We know that the current situation is stressful for all involved and we are working very hard to maintain a learning environment at St. Peter’s that is both safe and effective. We will continue to release important information in the coming weeks to keep you informed. In the meantime, if you have questions, please refer them to your building principals.

Thank you all for your support and commitment to Catholic education at St. Peter’s School.


Ashley Rastorfer
Elementary Principal/Montessori Director

Jonathan R. Cuttitta
High School/Junior High Principal

St. Peter’s School Releases “Restart Smart” Plan

Saint Peter's Parish & School

Dear Parents,

Today, we are releasing the overview of St. Peter’s School’s Restart Smart Plan. This plan, informed by feedback received from our parent survey and health and safety guidelines from the CDC, ODE, and ODH, was collaboratively written by the administration, Strategic Planning Committee, and Education Commission.

This comprehensive plan provides for a safe return to in-person instruction. Our goal is to continue our mission to provide high-quality education to our students and to follow the path Christ set forth in the Gospel to be selfless in caring for one’s neighbor. We believe this plan will help us work towards the common goal of a safe and healthy school community.

We hope this plan answers some of the questions you have regarding the return to campus this fall. Please understand this overview is supported by a comprehensive plan that details how the school will safely operate next month. Further information will be shared in the weeks to come.

We encourage every parent to take the time to review the attached document or visit restartsmart.org, which will direct you to our Restart Smart page on the school website. The key highlights are as follows:

  • Every child enrolled in Peter’s will have the option to attend classes in-person or through remote learning based on their family’s comfort level.
  • A color-coded risk system will be implemented, similar to the system currently used by the State of Ohio. However, school administration will base our alert level on key indicators on our campus, as well as in our community.
  • A heightened or high-risk level at St. Peter’s, as outlined in the plan overview, will transition the campus to full-time remote learning.
  • All students from 3rd – 12th grades, as well as our faculty and staff, will be required to wear a face-covering while on campus. Students will be given opportunities to take off face coverings throughout the day when they are safely socially distanced. We also strongly recommend that our Pre-K – 2nd students wear a mask in school to the best that they are able.
  • We expect all parents and caregivers to take an active role in monitoring their child’s health and to reinforce good hygiene practices at home.

Our goal is to be able to provide as much in-person instruction this school year as we can, but we will only be able to do so if every family follows the guidelines for social distancing and good hygiene every day at home and school.

The Restart Smart Plan for St. Peter’s School will likely evolve over the next month as conditions change. Our administration continues to be in contact with public school districts and Richland Public Health. Please keep in mind a detailed plan will follow shortly. However, if you have questions specific to your family’s situation, please contact your building principal.

Thank you for your continued prayers for our school community.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Very Rev. Gregory R. Hite
Pastor/Local Superintendent

Ashley Rastorfer
Montessori/Elementary Principal

Jon Cuttitta
High School/Junior High Principal