August 2, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying a wonderful summer with family and friends. We are busy at Bergen Catholic preparing for the upcoming school year and ensuring we have another rewarding year for both students and parents. I am grateful to our facilities team who is leading the renovation projects of our physics and chemistry labs. These labs are on track for a mid-August completion and will provide students with a well-equipped modern classroom and learning workspace. All of this would not be possible without the generosity of our donors and a leadership gift from our Alumni Association.

Another generous donor has made a significant gift to support the renovation of our locker rooms and office space utilized by members of our coaching staff. The locker rooms will be refurbished, modernized, equipped with air conditioning, and branded to meet the high standards we expect at Bergen Catholic. This project is also on track and we look forward to a mid-August completion.

As we look ahead to the coming school year we strive for a return to normalcy within our classroom, activities, and athletic events. We are closely monitoring discussions at the state level regarding the reopening of school in September. We will continue to communicate with you as more information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support and partnership.

Also, attached in this mailing are Save-the-Date announcements. We are excited to announce a return to our traditional in-person Gala on Friday, October 29, at the Venetian in Garfield. In addition, and new this year will be a Welcome Back grade-level reception for parents. These Wine and Cheese gatherings will be a great way to welcome back our families and celebrate the new school year together.

Our Parents’ Association is working on a number of events this year and continues to support our school-wide events. The Parents’ Association kickoff meeting will be held at school on Tuesday, September 14 at 9:00am. All are welcome to attend and this will be a great opportunity to hear about upcoming events and sign-up to help. A reminder will be sent as we get closer to the start of our school year.

Please look for a third mailing in mid-August with more information on the upcoming school year. Please connect with us if you have specific questions, as we are all working together for a successful opening in September. May God bless you and your family.

Warm regards,

Dr. Brian Mahoney
Bergen Catholic High School