March 22, 2020
Dear Farrell Families,
We would like to thank our parents, students, faculty, and staff for your cooperation and support. Your versatility and adaptability have certainly enhanced the virtual learning experience. We ask in particular that our parents continue to ensure that our students are getting into good habits and a healthy daily routine.
Governor Cuomo is asking all of us to be socially responsible for the public health of our community. He has also warned of non-compliance among the youth. It is critically important that we all heed the call and practice social distancing and remain home until otherwise directed. We have power through our actions and self-control to help curtail this pandemic.
Those of you that have medicines stored in the Nurse’s Office at Monsignor Farrell, please respond directly to this email. After hearing from you, we will devise a system in which you will be able to pick them up should you need to.
Some of you have reached out to us in regards to Spring sports and Drivers Ed payments. Our Athletic Director Mr. Anthony Garofalo ’89 and our Drivers Ed Director Mr. Robert Besignano are working on refund and deferment options that we will be making available to you under a different communication. We ask for your continued patience.
Since all our spring sports and every other activity have been canceled, Monsignor Farrell High School is excited to announce a fun opportunity in which all of our Faithful Men can participate. This past winter, we were the first Catholic school on Staten Island to offer E-Sports, competitive computer gaming for our students. In fact, our students are already winning championships and earning scholarship money towards college. We will be waiving the fee for the spring season and we encourage all students to register and participate in this extra-curricular activity. Any students who have already paid the fee will either be refunded or a credit will be given towards the next season should you choose.
Please log into the students only section of the website to see the letter from Mr. Rich Weir '98, which contains instructions on how to participate, as well as information from Mr. Dan Fisher '05, Assistant Principal for Academics.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wisely said:
“the ultimate measure of a man (woman) is not where he (she) stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he (she) stands at times of challenge and controversy".
We got this Farrell! Our future is bright and together we will continue to do great things!
Lou & Larry
Louis R. Tobacco '90
President & CEO
Monsignor Farrell High School
Lawrence V. Musanti
Monsignor Farrell High School
A Message About Communications From Monsignor Farrell During School Closure
We ask for your cooperation during this time of uncertainty and that you rely on information that you receive from Monsignor Farrell High School as the most accurate source of information regarding school business.
We will be speaking with one voice at Farrell. Please only take direction and instruction from the Office of The President and the Office of the Principal. Please refrain from unsubstantiated rumors and disinformation. If it is about Farrell, you will only hear it from Mr. Musanti and I communicating together with one voice.
Accurate information regarding Monsignor Farrell High School will be sent out ONLY via:
Until you are notified by Monsignor Farrell High School, all scheduled events - academic, athletic, extracurricular, and Family Association activities and events are postponed.
Our school website and additional emails will contain instructions regarding virtual learning that will take place during our closure so that students will be able to learn remotely as we work toward reopening school.