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  • 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 
  • A Special Message from the AQ President and Principal

    Dear Aquinas Family,
    In light of what's happening in our nation and in our communities, we would like to take a moment and be mindful that as an Aquinas family, we stand together. Our Profile of a Graduate calls us to "Embrace the idea that diversity is a gift from God" and to "Take pride in ethnic heritage and all aspects of life." We must be focused on the good in others and we must be Christ to one another.
    These same principles are reiterated in a piece from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops called "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love - A Pastoral Letter Against Racism." 
    Love compels each of us to resist racism courageously. It requires us to reach out generously to the victims of this evil, to assist the conversion needed in those who still harbor racism, and to begin to change policies and structures that allow racism to persist. Overcoming racism is a demand of justice, but because Christian love transcends justice, the end of racism will mean that our community will bear fruit beyond simply the fair treatment of all. After all, 'Within [the human] family,' as St. John Paul II said, 'each people preserves and expresses its own identity and enriches others with its gifts of culture.'
    Our job as Christians is to love others unconditionally, it is what we teach our students and what we expect of them as they go out into the world. We pray for peace and healing for all those who are persecuted.
    Anthony Cook '99
    Ted Mancini '88
  • 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.

  • Livestream Graduation Ceremony

    On Saturday, June 6 we will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a livestream Graduation Ceremony.  The livestream will run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Please join us in congratulating our graduates.
  • Locker Clean Out and Textbook Return

    Locker clean out and textbook return for students in Grades 6-12  will span over 3 days: June 15, 16 and 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please also plan to return any musical instruments, calculators, team uniforms, etc. at this time.  7th graders must be prepared to return their Religion and Foreign Language worksbooks.
    Students have been divided by last name into 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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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