St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: January 16, 2022

Grateful for our "Grow with Me" Garden

Viator Veggies are coming soon!

We are thankful for the many Viatorian blessings our school receives and our SVS garden is no exception. From the garden grant the Viatorians gifted us, plus support for our amazing PTO, our garden will soon be planted and all the SVS students will have a chance to grow and learn all year.

Stay tuned for so many great things growing in our garden!

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. - No School Monday, January 17th

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement and among the most iconic speeches in American history.

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** Guidelines are subject to change based upon new policies and directives from governmental agencies.

All schools in the Diocese of Las Vegas will follow the guidelines and mitigation strategies related to COVID-19. These policies are derived from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), and the Diocese of Las Vegas (DoLV).

State Regulations on Masks/Face Coverings

The State of Nevada has determined that the wearing of masks/face coverings is required when there is a substantial or high rate of community transmission. In alignment with this directive, ALL faculty, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask/face covering while on school campuses during the school day, unless actively eating or drinking.

Specific School Policies Related to COVID-19

The following precautions have been implemented to limit exposure to our community:

  • Masking at all times regardless of vaccination status
  • Social distancing per CDC guidelines at lunches, during recess, and in classrooms
  • Enhanced sanitation measures
  • Isolations and quarantines when required

Isolation and Quarantine Procedures

All schools will follow, at minimum, the quarantine and isolation recommendations of the CDC that were updated on January 4, 2022. Following the direction of the SNHD and/or our medical advisors, there may be additional guidelines.

Academic Participation for Isolated and Quarantined Students

When a student is isolated or quarantined by the school, he or she will be able to observe their classes on-line and submit assignments remotely as permitted. All tests and other major assessments will be taken in person upon their return to school. Isolated and quarantined students are not permitted to participate in extracurricular activities (athletics, clubs, etc.) during the time of the isolation or quarantine. Please note that remote learning is only authorized for those students who are isolated or quarantined through the school and is not available to families who have other absences, travel plans, etc.

Watch for Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. Please be sure to contact your school’s Nurse directly if your student is exhibiting these symptoms or if anyone in your household has a pending or positive COVID test.

The Diocese of Las Vegas conducts a review of COVID-19 policies on an ongoing basis. If and when any policies change, we will notify the community via newsletters, emails, texts, and update the website as well.

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Campus Ministry

January Dates:

Tuesday, January 18th 1:25-2:25 pm ~ grade 7

Tuesday, January 25th 1:25-2:25 pm ~ grade 8

Calendar Update

Wednesday, January 19th ~ Communion Service is for all school, PK through grade 8.

What's Happening!

Monday: January 17, 2022

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day ~ No School

Tuesday: January 18, 2022

  • 1:25 PM Campus Ministry, Gr. 7

Wednesday: January 19, 2022

  • 10 AM Communion Service Gr. PK-8, Dress Uniform

Thursday: January 20, 2022

Friday: January 21, 2022

Extended Care Cancellation - February 4th

Due to a staff safety training, there will be no after-school extended care on Friday, February 4th, which is an early dismissal day. Please make sure to plan accordingly. Thank you!

Water Bottle Filling Stations

Please be sure your child brings their water bottle to school.

Don't forget to send in your Foundation Raffle Tickets!

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Donate and Volunteer Today!

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of donated items as well as donated hours to successfully raise the money needed for our school. If you have items to donate or have contacts that you would like to share with the Foundation committee, please don't hesitate in contacting us. We are happy to pick up items or you can drop them off in the school or parish office.

If you are interested in serving on our committee, please join us in planning this wonderful event.

Please contact: Pat Ellis 702-499-4999,
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Thank you for your commitment to the health and safety of our entire school community...

The safety of our students, families, faculty and staff remain our top priority. We continue to follow all protocols from the CDC, the SNHD and the Diocesan Restoration Council.

Please be sure to keep your student at home if anyone in your household has a pending or positive Covid test. If you are unsure if they should be kept home, please read and follow the screening tool below. Thank you!