GSCA Alumni Cape Cod Raffle

Calling all Good Shepherd Alumni!
As promised, the Board of Trustees is hosting a virtual raffle to raise money for more technological resources to aid current GSCA students and faculty in online learning. For $20 a ticket or $50 for 3 tickets, you will be entered for a chance to win a week-long stay (July 30 – August 6, 2021) at the Sea Mist Resort in Cape Cod, MA! 
More information on the raffle can be found in the Alumni Newsletter email, or contact Sheila Hanley at 
Final day to enter is April 23, 2021. Purchase your tickets below!!
NOTE: Please fill out this google form AFTER purchasing your tickets. This information will be used to contact you regarding the raffle and where we will email you an official confirmation of your raffle entry once we receive your PayPal payment! 

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The Year of St. Joseph

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has declared this liturgical year to be the year of St. Joseph. 

Click the link below for a flyer detailing how Good Shepherd Parish will consecrate the church and its families to the love and protection of St. Joseph after this weekend’s Masses.

Year of Saint Joseph Flyer

GSCA Super Raffle

Good Shepherd will be holding an important Super Raffle Fundraiser this Winter/Spring. We will be selling 400 hundred raffle tickets for $100 each. Several prize amounts will be offered including $10,000 to the grand prize winner. Purchase your ticket today!


Our New Admissions Portal

We are excited to announce that we have a new admissions portal through School Admin! This will help us streamline the admissions process in the digital environment.

If you are interested in sending your child(dren) to Good Shepherd Catholic Academy next year, and have questions, please complete an inquiry here

If you are ready to apply, you may do so here. Please note that there is very high demand for next year and we cannot guarantee a spot for all those who apply. We will be in touch with all applicants. 

Reminders for Tomorrow’s Remote Learning Day

Good afternoon.

As a reminder, we will be remote tomorrow. Teachers have communicated the schedule. In addition to the live classes, Coach G will be posting videos for gym class for those grades who were scheduled to have gym tomorrow: K, 1, and 2.

Students are permitted to wear their pajamas tomorrow for remote learning. Please ensure they are appropriate. If they do not wear pajamas, they can dress down. 

All signs still point to being able to open Friday. 

I will send an update for Friday tomorrow. 

Safe home if you are not home yet!

Mr. O’Brien

Principal’s Update – 10/6/20

Good evening. 

I want to thank those who came out today to voice their feelings about GSCA being open. Thanks also to those who joined us in spirit. I was proud that our concerns were voiced in a positive tone and were heard throughout the city.  I am writing this a little later than planned as I was waiting to hear if there would be any changes. Unfortunately, we remain closed but hope that we will be able to return soon. 

The difficulty with live streaming prayers was due to my error this morning. We should be in good shape for morning prayers tomorrow at 8:10 am at

Our faculty will continue to communicate their daily live streaming and work schedule. Should we remain closed next week, the schedule will be expanded. 

We continue to pray for a safe return as soon as possible and, as always, for those who continue to suffer from the virus.

Have a good night!

Mr. O’Brien

Good Shepherd Closed Tomorrow – 10/5/20

Good afternoon. I am sure you have heard by now that the governor announced that all schools in the “hotspot” zipcodes will have to close effective tomorrow. 

This is disapointing and devastating, especialy since our students and staff have been doing a wonderful job following our protocols and procedures, and we have not had one Covid case in our school community. 

Attached, please find a letter that the NY State Catholic Conference has sent to the mayor and governor. I was also informed today that Bishop DiMarzio and Cardinal Dolan will be meeting with the governor today to advocate for our schools remaining open.

A second attachment with a diocesan press release is attached.

The Superintendent is encourage all parents to call the governor’s office with the following script:

“At Good Shepherd Catholic Academy, all of the guidelines set forth New York City and New York State are being followed. My child (children) is (are) safe and learning. He/She should not be penalized because some in the community refuse to wear masks and/or follow social distancing guidelines.”

The following phone number should be used when calling the Governor: 518-474-8390.

I will be meeting with teachers after dismissal today. Each teacher will conduct live lessons tomorrow. They will send a message through Option C (Remind for Pre-K) by this evening with scheduling details. All students should be in their gym uniform. I will begin the day with prayers and announcements, which will stream live on our school Facebook page – at 8:10 am.

Again, I know we are all disappointed. As with all things, we will work together so that our students succeed, regardless of the setting!

Finally, if you need to pick up materials or a device, you may do so tomorrow between 9 and 11, or between 12 and 2. Please email me at to let me know what you need to pick up.

Stay hopeful and prayerful!

Mr. O’Brien


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