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Dear Parents/Caregivers,

Bishop Parkes has authorized Catholic Schools in the Diocese of St. Petersburg to make a local decision regarding opening for school after Hurricane Irma. Morning Star School, Tampa, will be closed on Wednesday, September 13th. The school will reopen on Thursday, September 14th.

Prayer after a Storm

God of heaven and earth,
The storm passed. Thank you for the kinship of neighbors and friends as we work together to clean up. Thank you for providing safety to family and friends.

Thank you for the emergency and rescue workers who kept watch and risked their lives for our community. Bless all who were injured with healing and recovery. Provide food and clothing, warmth and comfort, to all in need.

We pray this in your name, Lord Jesus. Amen.


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Morning Star Catholic School in Tampa is a small, non-profit Diocesan school of approximately 70 students that specializes in educating elementary and junior-high age children with learning disabilities and related learning challenges. Special Education Instructors and a dedicated staff use a proven approach along with small classes of 10-12 students to help children learn how to achieve greater success in life. Approximately 95% of our junior-high graduates earn their high school degree, with some continuing on to college.

With over 50 years of special education experience, Morning Star School is able to make a difference in the lives of the students we serve. We help children from all backgrounds and faiths shine like the “Stars” that they are. If your child needs a safe and caring learning environment where his or her uniqueness is celebrated, then please give us a call. We would welcome the opportunity to show you how Morning Star School can help your child experience the success and happiness he or she deserves.