Beginning July 1st, the Diocese of Toledo implemented a new on-line, one-stop registration program so that any adult who volunteers with our youth (at St. Michael School and through all parish activities) can complete their needed Protecting Youth requirements through an on-line system called VIRTUS. This requirement pertains to, but is not limited to, adults who volunteer with children in the lunchroom, Discipleship/FROGS, youth group, field trips, classroom helper, coaching, retreats, 8th grade trip, Scouts, nursery, prayer groups, choirs, festival, servers etc.
Effective immediately, any and all adults whose ministry includes any contact with children are expected to complete three (3) on-line components of Protecting Youth registration at VIRTUS which remain on-file for 5 years.
(1) reading and signing an electronic expectation form,
(2) completing a social security number based background check ($25) (through Fastrax) – which replaces fingerprinting (and was previously $50-$60). The parish has generously offered to cover the $25 fee for volunteers if that is necessary.
(3) completing Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Session 3.0 (also available in Spanish) at no charge, which will take about 75 minutes (formerly the Shield the Vulnerable course was $6).
(If you had fingerprints and/or the Protecting Youth course completed within the last five years, those should still be on file, and should not need to be repeated for 5 years but you will still need to register on the VIRTUS system.)
Please contact Susan Campbell our St. Michael Compliance Officer as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org if your service in our parish includes ministry with children to learn all you need to complete your registration.
We'd like to have all this on file by December 31, 2016.
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Welcome to the Saint Michael Catholic School website. Whether you are a current or prospective school family, please take time to browse through our site in order to understand what sets us apart in offering a quality, Catholic education to those in Hancock County.
As a former SMS student and teacher, I look forward to serving in my first year as Principal. The faculty and staff are busy this summer preparing for a new school year so that we can continue to challenge the students to grow socially, academically, and spiritually. I hope to see many of our school families and alumni continue to volunteer to make our school and extra-curricular activities so successful.
I greatly appreciate each and every family that have chosen a Catholic education for their children here at Saint Michael School. I hope you all find the excitement for a new school year growing as you gather school supplies, try on uniforms, see class lists, and finally arrive on the first day of school. If I can be of assistance to you in preparing for the start of school, please let me know.
Mrs. Amy Holzwart
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We would like to extend a sincere welcome to all new and returning school families. We know a new year can bring with it a lot of questions. Please read through the following the letter that will hopefully answer most of these questions. Read Q&A...
At the center of education at St. Michael the Archangel School in Findlay, Ohio are beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Michael offers a challenging curriculum steeped in Catholic tradition and conveyed by inventive and dedicated teachers who hold high academic and behavioral standards. We help to develop our next generation of Catholic leaders by developing their faith and providing an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is at the fore. Our educators excel at making these beliefs come alive in themselves and in those whom they teach, while emphasizing a Spirit-filled, faith-based community that uses the Gospel Message to develop a deeper understanding of APPLES.
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