Sacred Heart Elementary School will close in June

15 Apr 2016

NOTE: The following letter was sent to all parents of students attending Sacred Heart Elementary School, South Amboy.
Dear Parents,
Today, we write to tell you of a difficult decision that has been made regarding Sacred Heart Elementary School, South Amboy.
Since this time last year, enrollment has decreased by forty students and the subsidy required to sustain the school’s operation has risen to over a half-million dollars annually; therefore, the Diocese is left with no other option but to close the school on June 30, 2016.
Please know we are grateful to members of the administration, faculty and staff who have worked very hard on behalf of the school community and we appreciate the involvement of many school parents and families.  Your combined energy, drive and spirit have made a positive, lasting impact on the students and have enhanced their overall academic experience.
Our sincere thanks is extended to all of you who chose Sacred Heart School for your children because you saw the intrinsic value of a faith-based education that nourishes students academically, spiritually and emotionally.
If you desire to continue in the tradition of a Christ-centered education, we encourage you to visit one of our nearby Catholic schools, where you may choose to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.  The area Catholic schools will be notified so they can provide you with dates of open houses and information on their schools.  Attached you will find a list of those schools and their contact information.
The remainder of the school year will continue as scheduled at Sacred Heart Elementary School.  During the next several months, the focus will remain on continuing to provide a challenging and rewarding academic and spiritual experience for your children.  
Your families remain in our prayers during this difficult time.  Be assured that the Office of Schools will do all it can to assist you during the time of transition ahead.
Sincerely,
 
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Corona, PA Ellen F. Ayoub
Executive Director, Department of Education Superintendent, Office of Schools

NOTE: The following letter was sent to all parents of students attending Sacred Heart Elementary School, South Amboy.

Dear Parents,

Today, we write to tell you of a difficult decision that has been made regarding Sacred Heart Elementary School, South Amboy.

Since this time last year, enrollment has decreased by forty students and the subsidy required to sustain the school’s operation has risen to over a half-million dollars annually; therefore, the Diocese is left with no other option but to close the school on June 30, 2016.

Please know we are grateful to members of the administration, faculty and staff who have worked very hard on behalf of the school community and we appreciate the involvement of many school parents and families.  Your combined energy, drive and spirit have made a positive, lasting impact on the students and have enhanced their overall academic experience.

Our sincere thanks is extended to all of you who chose Sacred Heart School for your children because you saw the intrinsic value of a faith-based education that nourishes students academically, spiritually and emotionally.

If you desire to continue in the tradition of a Christ-centered education, we encourage you to visit one of our nearby Catholic schools, where you may choose to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.  The area Catholic schools will be notified so they can provide you with dates of open houses and information on their schools.  Attached you will find a list of those schools and their contact information.

The remainder of the school year will continue as scheduled at Sacred Heart Elementary School.  During the next several months, the focus will remain on continuing to provide a challenging and rewarding academic and spiritual experience for your children.  

Your families remain in our prayers during this difficult time.  Be assured that the Office of Schools will do all it can to assist you during the time of transition ahead.

Sincerely,  

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Corona, PA
Executive Director, Department of Education

                Ellen F. Ayoub        
                Superintendent, Office of Schools