St. Pius X School Bulletin
A Letter from the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are still in the midst of this COVID surge. I'm including much of the same information in my letter as last week because it is a good reminder. Our COVID numbers are now hovering around 4%. As mentioned last week that is considered quite low in comparison to the national averages of 10%-40%. I attribute our lower numbers to having a larger population of students and teachers consistently wearing masks as well as operating with tighter health and safety procedures than most. In an effort to keep our students and teachers well, and our school open, we ask you to please consider sending your children to school masked for the next few weeks.
I know I mentioned this last week, but we are currently only operating with much fewer staff members. If the surge continues to escalate, we will move support staff, including specialty teachers, into the classrooms. If necessary, we will shut down classrooms that have the highest rates of COVID. There is, of course, the possibility that even those measures won't be enough and we will have to close temporarily. We will do everything in our power to prevent that from happening, but it is good to be prepared for that possibility just in case.
If your child is distance learning, or transitions to distance learning in the next few weeks, please review the guidelines that are attached. If your child is quarantined, he or she may opt for distance learning. There is no additional charge for distance learning when it is a quarantine situation. However, keep in mind that it does take extra time to prepare for a student transitioning from in-person to virtual. You will need to communicate with your child's homeroom teacher as soon as possible if you are making a change. It will be at least 24 hours before your child's teacher will have all of the materials ready.
Our Open House is scheduled for January 30th from 11:30 - 1:00. Ms. Iten has a special surprise that you won't want to miss! Encourage your friends and neighbors to come see why St. Pius X is so amazing. Refreshments will be served.
Home and School is hosting a dinner at their meeting on Monday, January 24th at 6:00. There will be plenty of room to spread out. The focus of this meeting is strategic planning for Home and School.
Stay warm, stay safe and have a wonderful week!
Weekly COVID-19 Update
If your child is directly impacted by a COVID-19 exposure at school, you will receive immediate notification and instructions.
Please continue to take precautions such as masking indoors, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and staying home when sick. The CDC recommends all adults and children age 5 and older get a COVID-19 vaccine. With your help, we can continue to do our best to promote the health and well-being of our school community.
USPS is delivering free at-home COVID-19 test kits as part of a public health initiative. To place your order, visit https://www.covidtests.gov/.
For Tulsa County COVID-19 testing locations, visit https://www.tulsa-health.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/testing.
As of 1/21/2022:
·There have been 67 confirmed and probable positive cases since the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
·There have been 14 confirmed and probable positive cases reported since the previous advisory.
(A confirmed positive case is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19. A probable positive case is defined by meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.)
St. Pius X School is bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and cannot release any further details that could be used to identify individuals. We are committed to providing all necessary updates and notifications to keep community members safe and will continue to provide information to the level allowed by law.
Monday, 1/24 - Spirit Dress!! Let's TACO bout Home & School! (Dinner provided by Chinta's Tacos), 6pm in Dorney Hall!
Tuesday, 1/25 - NJHS Meeting, 3:15-4:15pm.
Wednesday, 1/26 -
Thursday, 1/27 -
Friday, 1/28 - Family Bingo Night, 6-8pm! Play for FREE and tons of prizes! Pizza will be available - 2 slices for $5.
Saturday, 1/29 - Wear uniform to Mass to receive a Free Dress on Monday, 1/31
Sunday, 1/30 - Wear uniform to Mass to receive a Free Dress on Monday, 1/31.
New Family Open House - 11:30am-1pm.
- 1/29 - 2/4 - Catholic Schools Week!
2022-2023 Re enrollment
Re enrollment will be open through Renweb the beginning of February. Re enrollment will not be open to families who owe tuition, after care, cafeteria and incidental fees. Please contact Cheryl Hebert firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-622-4488 if you have questions regarding your account. If you are unable to log into your Renweb account, please contact Beth Krukowski, email@example.com or call 918-627-5367 before re enrollment begins.
It’s time to place your order for the 2021-2022 Yearbook
Attached is a list of yearbooks ordered at registration. If your name is on the list below, you DO NOT need to order. Yearbooks will be delivered prior to the end of the year. Orders can be made by completing and returning the bottom portion of the form to your child’s homeroom teacher.
Cost: $40.00 per book until February 25th. Orders will not be accepted after the deadline.
It's BOOK FAIR time! 1/28 - 2/3
A modified version of an in-person book fair will be held in the Middle Schools Commons during Catholic Schools Week, beginning this Friday, January 28th through Thursday, February 3rd.
If you would like to volunteer and earn Care & Share hours, please sign up in the volunteer section of the Book Fair Homepage. Volunteers will need to sign in at the school office first and please wear a mask.
We will have one Family Day when students are invited to bring family and/or guests to shop the Book Fair with them. It will be at the same time as our Open House on Sunday, January 30th, from 11:30 am -1:30 pm. Please plan on stopping by during the Open House because there will be a special guest (more details later) at the Book Fair.
During the school week, students will only be allowed to shop during their library class times and middle school students will be assigned times by Mrs. Fuller. The book fair will not be open before or after school, and only our students will be allowed to shop.
Since the students will be shopping without you at school, please discuss your expectations with them. Make sure they know if there are any books or "toys" that are off-limits. I will not be able to monitor what they are purchasing or remember if they are "not allowed" to buy something. I will assume they are making appropriate buying decisions based on your expectations.
You will have a few payment options:
- Send cash with your student
- Shop online (however, they will not get books from the school's fair, but the books will be mailed to your home) See Book Fair Homepage below.
- Create an eWallet account, click on Book Fair Homepage
- An eWallet is a secure cashless option for students
- Free and easy setup
- Family members or friends can place money in their eWallets too!!
The eWallet works really well. Please know if your child does not spend the entire amount you've placed in the account, your balance is not refunded back to your credit card. I will help them keep track of their eWallet accounts, but any remaining balance will go to our "One for Books" program to help purchase new books for the library.*
Catholic Schools Week 2022!
January 29th - February 5th
Saturday January 29th or Sunday January 30th
Wear uniforms to Mass this weekend for a Free dress day on Monday January 31st.
Sunday January 30th
Open House, 11:30am-1:00pm
Monday January 31st
Theme - In our Community
Dress for the day - Free dress for those that attend mass in uniform
Prayer Service - via Google Meet 8:15am NJHS
Spelling Bee 1:15pm Grades 4-8th (virtual)
Tuesday February 1st
Theme- Celebrating Your Students
Dress for the Day- Fashion Disaster
Talent Show (virtual) 9:15-11am (Video submissions due by January 19th)
Motivational Activity in classrooms in the afternoon.
No Homework Day!!
Wednesday February 2nd
Theme- Celebrating the Nation
Dress for the day- Cultural/country Attire (CultureFest - will be postponed to the Spring)
Thursday February 3rd
Theme- Celebrating Vocations
Dress for the day- Dress as a saint/religious person/spirit dress
Catholic Knowledge Bee 9am (virtual)
Friday February 4th
Theme- Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers
Dress for the Day- Athleisure wear (all school free dress rules still apply)
(8th Grade vs. Parents Volleyball Game - will be postponed to the Spring)
Book Fair! 1/28 - 2/3
Marriage Enrichment Conference
Together in Holiness - Marriage Enrichment Conference
Together in Holiness is a one-day conference offered at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa! Features dynamic presentations, Adoration, confession, Mass, and the opportunity to grow in community with other couples seeking to build up their marriage and family.
For more information and registration, you can visit the conference website (click here). If you'd like to stay up to date with conference announcements, you can follow our Facebook event (click here) and share the event on your feed.
Click HERE for sports information!
Order uniform approved apparel or fan wear HERE! Check out the brand new Defender styles!
Home & School Association
Home and School is a fantastic parent-led organization that oversees school sponsored events and handles fundraising for the school. The meetings are monthly and are open to all parents and they would love to have you! For more information, click HERE.
Join us for Home & School Meetings on the third Monday of the month (except December) at 6pm in Dorney Hall!
If you are interested in becoming part of our association, please email H&S President Ashley Kaske at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for school calendar, drop off and pick up procedures, supply lists, cafeteria information, after care information, and many other resources!
Joyfully upholding “all things in Christ” by promoting academic excellence, personal responsibility, and diversity.
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