Wednesday News

October 27, 2021

COVID-19 Update

As the school year continues, we are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 trends in both the county and the state. As of writing this, the trend is moving downward. Currently, there are just over 419 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Ohio residents. Franklin County has the second-lowest per capita amount in the state with about 285 cases per 100,000 residents.

Although we are not at the spot where we will be changing any of our protocols, it does appear we are heading in the right direction.

FACTS SIS Tips - Checking student homework

As we are learning more and more about the FACTS Student Information System (SIS), we are using more of the program. You probably have noticed that when you sign into the Family Portal, there are many more announcements than previously. There are also pictures in the Photo Gallery section. There is currently a great deal of work being done behind the scenes to ensure that the online cafeteria portal has a smooth roll-out. Did you know that you can also check your students' homework on FACTS?

To check homework, log into the Family Portal as you normally would. On the menu bar on the left, click on Homework under Student. If you don't see homework, click on the arrow next to the word "Student" to expand the menu.) If you have multiple children, you can easily switch between students by using the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.

All students have their own FACTS account so they can check their own homework. They will go to to login. The district code is "icsc-oh." The username is the format of firstnamelastname. It is the same username as their account, but it does not include the suffix. Students will receive their passwords from their homeroom teacher. Students will need to switch to the student accounts by clicking on the student button.

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Digital Danger - November 4,

During the school day of Thursday, November 4, the Digital Danger organization will present once to fourth- and fifth-grade students and again to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. They will return that evening to present to parents and other adults in the Immaculate Conception community from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Marian Hall.

Student presentations will focus on:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Appropriate use of technology (photos, posts, etc.)
  • The indelible nature of your digital footprint and how to draw the line on acceptable behavior
  • Metadata
  • Various Ohio Department of Education state standards in technology

The evening presentation for adults will focus on:

  • The impact the digital world has on our children
  • What technology can do and how it can leave a user vulnerable
  • How to be an advocate and support network for your child
  • How to monitor online behavior and coach children on responsible use of technology
  • Learn when to get involved with online problems and when to seek outside help
  • How the law applies to the digital world

Parents, please mark your calendars for 7:00 p.m., November 4, and plan to attend this very important presentation. No matter the age of your child, this information is for YOU. It’s never too early to learn proactive ways to protect our children.

Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming to the Immaculate Conception School Library

November 8 – November 12. Students will have an opportunity to shop in person during their library specials time that week. The Book Fair will also be open during parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, November 11th. The in-person fair will be CASHLESS, so get ready now by setting up an eWallet gift card for your student at Scholastic! Credit cards will also be accepted.

Online shopping begins November 8th and continues through November 21. By shopping our online fair, you have an expanded selection, and items are shipped directly to your home.

Get started at or by using the QR code to visit our school’s Scholastic Book Fair homepage:

Project-Based Learning in Second Grade

BREAKING NEWS: Second-grade meteorologists have embarked on a unit to study water and weather! In their active role as meteorologists in charge of community outreach, the students will create projects to help their community prepare and stay safe during severe weather emergencies. The PBL covers ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies, and focuses on the water cycle, understanding and preparing for severe weather events, and using our writing skills to help others. We are so excited to see what creative works they come up with! Stay tuned!
Weather Unit A Serious Weather Report

September RAMS Award Winners

This year, we will be awarding students the RAMS Award in place of Student of the Month. Our goal is still to honor students who are examples of living the Catholic faith. Students who receive the RAMS Award are Respectful, Attentive, Mindful, and Spiritual.

September RAMS Award winners are:

  • KD Alison Hernandez
  • KT Elaina Lang
  • 1H Titus Holbein
  • 1D Mia DeCaria
  • 2F Allison Klamet
  • 2G Kate Krall
  • 3T Kennedy Siefert
  • 3W Jude Potokar
  • 4B Sydney Collver
  • 4J Kevin Wilson
  • 5B Violet Reineck
  • 5C Noah Edwards
  • 6D Kolt Rundio
  • 6S Katherine Garcia
  • 7B Caden Mangini
  • 7K Brenna Conway
  • 8K Archer Blacet
  • 8M Addie Reineck

Winter Sports Registration is Open

Basketball registration is open for fourth- through eighth-grade students. The registration fee is $100 per athlete. Practices will start in early November. Pee Wee Pep Squad is open for first- through third-grade students. The cost is $60 per athlete with practices also starting in November.

Please register online at Register now through October 29 to avoid the $25 late fee.

Yearbook Artwork Contest Winners

Each year, all students have the opportunity to create a drawing that will be included in the school's yearbook. This year, there were many amazing entries that made the selection process very difficult. The winners have been decided and they are:

Yearbook Front Cover: Tyler Foley

Yearbook Back Cover: Deegan Winland, Meghan Johnson, Vivian Mackey, Lily Dvorak

Class Pages:

First Grade - Charlie Szana

Second Grade - Violet Mackey

Third Grade - James Kane

Fourth Grade - Mallory Burns

Fifth Grade - Violet Reineck

Sixth Grade - Frances Smith

Seventh Grade - Reilley Allen

Eighth Grade - Maleah Young

November Lunch Menu

ICAA Sports Schedule and Upcoming Dates to Note:

Fall Sports wrap up this weekend! The link below has all of the upcoming games. Come out and support your Rams teams!

The Varsity Football game is at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 30 at DeSales High School.

Come say thanks to Coach Ed Niper for 25 years of coaching!

It's time for Buckeyes

The following ingredients are still needed for making buckeyes and can be dropped off in a bin in the lobby of the school:

  • creamy peanut butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • confectioners' (powdered) sugar
  • unsalted butter

If you are interested in helping to make buckeyes, please sign up via the Signup Genius link below. We will be in the Marion Hall kitchen evening of November 3 and 5.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tiffany Foley (

Bishop Watterson High School Theatre

Support the following alumni from Immaculate Conception School as they perform/crew in the fall Bishop Watterson High School play, Pride & Prejudice. Both live and livestream tickets available for performances on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m, and Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The Immaculate Conception alumni who are participating are: Kathryn Bacon, Helena Musielewicz, Jenna Slyman, and Jack Summanen (juniors); Rosie Pramik and Emily Summanen (freshmen)

You can purchase tickets online at this link:

Fall Family Clean-Up Day

On Saturday, November 6, the fun begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m. All parishioners are invited to help make Immaculate Conception beautiful! This is a great family event that gives everyone the opportunity to meet new parishioners and work side-by-side with friends. Fall Family Clean-Up day also provides a fantastic opportunity for our children to volunteer (get volunteer hours!) and show their faith through works. The fun activities include leaf pick-up, weeding, pruning, cleaning beds, and general yard maintenance.

Please bring appropriate tools for this type of work such as gloves, rakes, shovels, garden tools, etc. Bottled water and snacks will be served following the event! Many hands make light work. For additional information, please contact John Bruzzese at 614-284-9226. Meet at the grotto to get your work assignment.

Information Station

  • Friday, October 29 - End of the first quarter, Halloween Parties, 1:30 dismissal
  • Monday, November 1 - All Saints Day
  • Thursday, November 4 - Digital Danger Presentation, 7:00 p.m. in Marian Hall

Immaculate Conception School

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