Student Leadership – Fortitude

This week, our student characteristic to celebrate is Fortitude.  One of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, Fortitude is what gives a person a special strength of will. Your will is where you find the courage to do things that are difficult, and to keep working at it until you have reached your goal.  Fortitude is what allows you to get up when you feel like things keep knocking you down.  Those who show Fortitude eventually become champions in whatever they do, because they refuse to quit.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients!

Brossia – Gabriel Kassab

Ingweiler – Chase Doughty

Tahmouch – Hudson Brikho

Maroki – Zachary Zara

Hanna – Jude Konja

Kerckaert – Lyla Vranesich

Engler – Calvin Kuza

Gumma – Michael Kallasho


Martinez – Alexandra Karmo

Garber – Shiloh Brikho

Ambrose – Cameron Jaboro

Printz – Madden Abro

Parker – Daniel Hailo

Wardle – Jake Barbat

Ruppel – Thomas Reeber

Moore – Preston Kalasho

Brown – Grace Hakim

Babcock – Cameron Goodman

Bowyer – Lourdes Kalasho

Muer – Carson Abro

Vranesich – Skyler Saroki

Student Leadership – Prudence

To kick off May, our student characteristic to celebrate is Prudence.  Prudence is what allows you to make the good choices that help you become the best version of yourself.  Those who show Prudence take time to make a decision because they make sure it is the right one.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients!

Brossia – Gianna George

Ingweiler – Luke Foumia

Tahmouch – Roman Dabish

Maroki – Nidia Anderson

Hanna – Nolan Ingham

Kerckaert – Jordyn Delly

Engler – Zara Mickley

Gumma – Miriam Assad
Martinez – Maxx Kouza

Garber – Aspen Raynish

Ambrose – Cydney Ericson

Printz – Sebastian Saroki

Parker – Roman George

Wardle – Joe Harb

Ruppel – Jake Coscia

Moore – Luke Gulli

Brown – Phil Assad

Babcock – Aryana Mendoza

Bowyer – Khloe Zerki

Hilbers – Jocelyn Yono

Muer – Scarlet Salmo

Rosini – Luna Geoge

Vranesich – Sydney Akrawi

Student Leadership – Temperance

As we close out the month of April, our student characteristic to celebrate is Temperance.  Temperance is one of the most important virtues, as it shows that you really have balance in your life and are able to show self control and willpower.  Those who show Temperance are usually the ones who stand out not only in the classroom, but in any group of people, because they tend to set an example for everyone else.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients listed below!

Brossia – Mirna Karana

Ingweilller – Parker Gergis

Tamouch – Michael Daboul

Maroki – Joseph Pfefferkorn

Hanna – Ashton Poota

Kerckaert – Luke Yaldo

Engler – Anna Mansour

Gumma – Giovanni Knight

Garber – Isabel Kashat

Martinez – Ava Garber

Ambrose – Michael Shammas

Printz – Grace McElyea

Parker – Christopher Eschrich

Wardle – Miley Karana

Rupple – Bella Hesano

Moore – Mavario Zoma

Brown – Selena Kalasho

Babcock – Finn Patterson

Bowyer – Joseph Smerecki

Hilbers – Thomas Mulvany

Vranesich – Ty Lige

Student Leadership – Justice

Welcome back!  This week, our student characteristic to celebrate is Justice.  Justice is the belief that all of us are worthy of the gifts of God, and we neither take more than we need or want for more than we have.  Justice allows us to not only take care of ourselves, but be caring enough to take care of those around us.  By showing Justice to others, these students make sure they are leaving any environment better than when they found it.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients!

Brossia – Laine Burch

Ingweiler – Sadie Kuza

Tahmouch – Francis Tobia

Maroki – Vivian Coscia

Hanna – Christian Gergis

Kerckaert – Scarlett Jarjosa

Engler – Thomas Abro

Gumma – Haley Toma
Martinez – Anthony Antiwan

Garber – Christian Poota

Ambrose – Luke Yono

Printz – Gabe Yono

Parker – Landon Zeer

Wardle – Shannon Klimmek

Ruppel – Gia Brikho

Moore – Christian Abro

Brown – Jacob Jarjosa

Babcock – Grace Watha

Bowyer – Dylan Semaan

Hilbers – Lauren Toma

Muer – Lucas Davis

Rosini – Mya Martinez

Vranesich – Evelyn Coscia

Student Leadership – Hope

Happy Holy Week!  During this special week in our Catholic faith, it is fitting to celebrate those who show hope in the classroom.  Hope is what allows us to move forward when things don’t go the way we plan.  These students have the hope that things will always get better.  Whatever the situation, it takes hope to always find the best in every situation, and that’s what makes these students stand out.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients!

Vincent Ayar
Maria Poota
Marciano Acho
Grant Bahri
Abigail Roberts
Greyson Thomas
Logan Cavanaugh
Lucas Kathwa
Gracelyn Gumma
Gabby Abro
Reese George
Stella George
Sarai Yono
Tristan Babbie
Anthony Abro
Max Hanna
Alayana Ayar
Cameron Delly
Hunter Zeer
Jade Bacall
Isabella Kalasho
Eli Ajjo
Anne Marie Asad

Student Leadership – Courage

Happy Spring!  We continue honoring students by celebrating those who show courage in the classroom.   They may have the courage to try something new, to stand up for another classmate or even just taking a guess at an answer.  Whatever the reason, it takes courage to do something that makes you uncomfortable, and that makes them stand out from the everyday student.  Congratulations to this week’s recipients! 

Ava Knight-Elzerman
Brooklyn Kasgorgis
Munro Graham
Brielle Yousef
Hudson Thomas
Rocco Sawa
Jonathan Marougi
Luke Abro
Preston Ingham
Scarlett Salmo
Bailey Roberts
Lucas Kumm
Allyson Darakdjian
Elizabeth Ayar
Katelynn Dabish
Sidney Smerecki
Thomas Denha
Gianna Nikprelaj
Annalise Kashat
Koen Locklear
Lauren Toma
Isabella Ayar
Roman Kalasho

Student Leadership

As we continue to move toward a return to normal, we are excited to once again celebrate students for their leadership in the classroom!  We will be honoring students each week as chosen by a teacher for a characteristic that embodies what we strive for at OLR.  This week’s characteristic is Faith.  In a world where things seems random and out of our control, it is so important to have faith in not only Our Father and Our Lady, but in ourselves.  Students were chosen this week because of their demonstration of Faith in one form or another that makes them stand out from the everyday student.  Congratulations to all our recipients as identified below:

Emmanuel Saffo
Julia Sammut
Scarlett Marougi
Gia Jabiru
Axel Sammut
Sergio Abro
Tess Babcock
Mason George
Selma Zara
J J Lang
Seraphina Arabo
Maya Marougi
Skylar Delly
Noor Sheena
Brooklynn Barbat
Preston Brikho
Sophia Poota
Grace Tobia
Landon Samona
Logan Hamama
Ashton Delly  

COVID-19 OUTBREAK DASHBOARD

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on October 6, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School will provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by Oakland County Health Department, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by Oakland County Health Department. 

Updated: 4/13/2021 @ 9:00 AM

STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS

  • Instruction: K-8 virtual instruction (4/12-4/16) due to increased COVID numbers and multiple families returning from Easter Break travel
  • Instruction: Return to in person learning for the whole school (11/30).
  • Instruction: Whole school shutdown (11/9-24).
  • Instruction: Both 5th grade classrooms will quarantine for 14 days (11/4-18).
  • Instruction: Our 3 year old Preschool 2 day classroom will quarantine for 14 days (11/4-16).
  • Instruction: Our 4 year old Preschool classroom will quarantine for 14 days (11/4-17).
  • Instruction: All students PK-8th grade will be receiving instruction remotely for the dates 11/9-11/13. We will re-evaluate the existing data on positive cases at the end of that time to determine the return date to in person learning.
  • Instruction: Both Kindergarten classroom will quarantine for 14 days (11/4-17).
  • Instruction: Part of a 3rd grade classroom will quarantine for 14 days (11/4-17).
  • School-Sponsored Functions: All OLR student athletes on the “Freshman” football team will quarantine for 14 days (10/30-11/13). 

SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES 

  • On April 8, 2021, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 11, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 10, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 9, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 8, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 7, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 6, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
  • On November 1, 2020, Our Lady of Refuge School made Oakland County Health Department aware of the following case counts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19 amongst the OLR School Community.  This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported to Oakland County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
New Cases (Since Last Update)7
Cumulative Cases (Since Reporting Began)26
Populations AffectedStaff & Students 

Our school will continue to take every precaution necessary. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection. 

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE 

We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms: 

• Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.

• Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).

• Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol). 

• Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.

• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands. 

• Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested. There are 2 Urgent Cares that send their tests to a lab owned by one of our school families.  If you go to one of these Urgent Cares and let them know you are from OLR, the lab will push through your results more quickly.  

  • Emcura Urgent Care Bloomfield, 4050 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301 (248) 885-8211
  • Emcura Urgent Care Northville, 20490 Haggerty Road, Northville, MI  48167 (734) 956-6336.

• Answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information. 

This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolate. Those members of the School Community who were or are suspected to have been in Close Contact with a School Associated Case will be notified by Our Lady of Refuge and/or Oakland County Health Department.  General questions regarding quarantine guidelines can be found here.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education. 
If you have any questions, contact Oakland County Health Department at 1-800-348-5533. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

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 principal@olr-school.net.  Enjoy the remaining days of summer break and we look forward to having our building bustling once again!

Mr. Rapal

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