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  • May

    Update from Aquinas on Coronavirus

    In light of the current situation concerning COVID-19/coronavirus, we want to ensure you that The Aquinas Institute is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation and taking steps to keep our students, staff, and entire AQ community safe.
    We have created a web page with information on the current protocols we are taking and will be updating it with the latest information as it becomes available. Please visit 
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  • AP Exams Update

    The AP Exam testing window has closed, I am very proud of our AP students. This year’s testing experience was different and you rose to the challenge.
    For those students that had an issue and need to have a retake, the registration window for retakes closed on May 24. If you requested a makeup exam you will be notified by the College Board by email on May 28.
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  • Final Exams

    • The final exam schedules are posted below. Please remember that final exams have been condensed and will count toward Quarter 4 grades. There is not a set schedule for exams, which allows students to complete each exam at his/her own pace. However, students should not wait until the last minute to complete exams. Finals week is from June 9-12. Students will have the entire exam week to complete their finals.  The last day of classes for grades 6-11 will be Friday, June 5 and exams will start on Tuesday, June 9.
      Many students have been or will be assigned a final project for some classes. Please follow the instructions from your teacher for these final projects.

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  • Senior Updates

    Locker clean out and textbook return for seniors is Friday, May 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. All seniors must clean out their lockers and return any books, musical instruments, calculators, team uniforms, etc. by Friday. Students have been divided by last name into four different time slots for clean out, which are listed below. Please note that due to current regulations regarding COVID-19, students must have and wear a mask at all times they are in the building. Students will not be admitted without a mask. Only 15 students are allowed in the building at a time. You will need to be patient as your peers take the time to clean out their belongings.
    We will provide a chicken nugget lunch for all seniors and have a special gift for each of you before you leave campus.
    Locker clean out/textbook return times:
    Time             Last Name
    10:00 a.m.    Adams - Diggs
    11:00 a.m.    DiNitto - Lanzakova
    12:00 p.m.    Le - Ryu
    1:00 p.m.      Scanlon – Zhu
    Graduation Rehearsal will be held on Zoom on Monday, June 1. Zoom invites will be sent through the student portal on Wednesday.
    Time             Last Name
    11:00 a.m.    Adams – Klimasewski
    12:00 p.m.    Lanzakova – Zhu
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  • Sticky Lips BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

    Thank you to everyone that purchased Sticky Lips BBQ Dinner Fundraiser tickets in support of the sophomore class, originally scheduled for March 16.  After speaking with Sticky Lips, we have arranged a deal that your tickets can now be used in exchange for takeout at the restaurant (830 Jefferson Rd, Henrietta) on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th. For takeout, please use the following instructions:
    • Call ahead to place your order(s) at 585-292-5544, and let the staff member know you are exchanging your AQ fundraiser tickets.
    • There can be NO substitutions in your meal. Each meal will include chicken, pulled pork, cornbread, and 2 sides.
    • Orders can be placed during Sticky Lips’ normal business hours. (Friday: 11:30am-8:30pm; Saturday: Noon-8:30pm)
    • You must present and exchange your fundraiser tickets to pick up your meal(s).
    Thanks again for your support, and if you have any questions, please contact sophomore class moderator, Megan Welling at
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  • Attention Class of 2021

    Please check the AQ website to download the Summer 2020 Senior Community Service Packet. Even though some sites do not have opportunities listed, it's still important to indicate what your tentative plans are for summer service.   Intention Forms are due to Sr. Dora by June 8. You can always email Sr. Dora later if you need to change the site.  You will receive points for getting the form in on time. If you have any questons, please contact Sr. Dora.
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  • Mr. Mancini's Office Hours

    Mr. Mancini will be holding office hours every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This week's office hours may be accessed at the following link:

    Meeting ID: 792 3085 4874
    Password: 1sHZkt
    Please note that you must have your full name displayed in your Zoom ID to be admitted.
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  • Monday Kumbaya and AQ Morning Update: Home Edition

    In keeping up with our regular routines, we bring you Monday Morning Kumbaya and AQ Morning Update: Home Edition. Check it out for important announcements from students, teachers, and administration!
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  • We Miss You Video

    The Aquinas faculty, administrators, and staff members put together a special video message to let our students know just how much we miss them. Thank you to Miss Giatas for organizing and editing this video. Check it out!
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  • April

    Aquinas Parking Pass Refunds

    Decisions regarding parking refunds will be made by May 29 and will be prorated for the time that we have been out of school. We will communicate more information at that time.
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  • Zoom Expectations

    Many teachers are currently using Zoom to conduct classroom instruction and office hours. The following expectations are required for all Zoom use:
    • All Zoom meetings will use waiting rooms.
    • Teachers will individually verify students and allow entry to meetings.
    • All students must sign-in with first and last names, no exceptions. Students with unnamed or partial names will not be admitted.
    • Student audio/video will be disabled upon entry.
    • Sessions will be locked after the start of the class/meeting, latecomers will not be granted access.
    • All Aquinas rules and code of conduct apply. Students who do not follow or meet Aquinas' behavior expectations will receive consequences.
    • Students may not share any Zoom meeting invitations with anyone for any reason. Sharing of Zoom invitations will result in severe penalties.
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  • Virtual College Fairs

    In response to COVID19 organizations have created virtual college fairs.  Students will have the opportunity to browse interactive college booths and talk to admissions reps.  Registration is required for some of these events.  Please see links below to register.

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  • Microsoft Office 365 Issues

    We are aware that some families with multiple student sharing one computer at home are experiencing issues logging into Office 365 and accessing their materials. This is due to Microsoft security initiatives. 
    What we suggest for families with multiple students using one computer is to assign each student ONE browser on that computer.  For example, Student 1 is Chrome, Student 2 is Edge and Student 3 is Firefox. Always have them log into Office 365 on their assigned browser. This keeps their information separate and does not set off Microsoft's security overrides. You will have to clear the cache and history on any shared browsers one last time to start fresh, but after that you should be all set.
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  • March

    Support AQ Family Businesses

    Aquinas is a family. Let’s support our AQ families and alumni who own local businesses. Click here to see our online business directory.
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