Newsletter August 25, 2020

Hello OLR families,

It’s hard to believe but after months of being away from school we are now down to single digit days!  I want to welcome all our new families, as well as welcome back all our returning ones, as we prepare for yet another fantastic year at Our Lady of Refuge!!  As with everything, our year will be starting off much different than usual, beginning with tonight.  In place of our regular “Parents Night” where you come and visit our classrooms and meet the teachers, we have posted videos from each grade level 1-8 talking about this upcoming school year.   Hopefully this will give you a little insight regarding what you and your child can expect.  In addition, please remember that your child’s classroom placement will be shared this Friday on our website, which is why the grade level videos are from both teachers about the general information regarding that grade. 

And once again, please use this link to record and send in your child’s temperature EVERY SCHOOL DAY.  Thanks again and we will see you for tomorrow’s supply drop off.  Please do NOT enter the building without an appointment, but rather go to the classroom window of your grade level to make the handoff of supplies through the window.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email me or the teachers to get more information. 

See you all soon!
Mr. Rapal 

Parents Night Videos, Slideshows and PDF Files


Note: The playlist includes a number of videos. You can play them all or select individual videos by clicking on the three lines with a right arrow in the upper right hand corner of the video window above


You can view each slideshow by clicking on the “play” button or by stepping through each slide by clicking on the “greater than” arrow to the right of the play button

You may wish to step through the following Middle School slideshow slide by slide in order to take time to play the embedded videos on Slide 2 and to read the content on the other slides

PDF Files

Click on the individual images or the download links after each image to download the PDF files

Newsletter August 14, 2020

Dear OLR families,

After a long time away, we are now only a few weeks from welcoming students back into the building!  There will be many changing policies and practices as we approach our first official day back at OLR, so please watch your emails for any updates regarding the 2020-2021 school year.  For the time being, please use this link to view our plans to begin in person learning during the ongoing pandemic.  As always, if you have any questions, call our office at 248-682-3422 or email me at  Enjoy the remaining days of summer break and we look forward to having our building bustling once again!

Mr. Rapal

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