St. Pius X School Bulletin
A Letter from the Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The diocese has published the updated COVID-19 policies. You can find them below. The major difference is a change in mandatory quarantines, which we have already instituted. You will be notified if your child has been exposed at school. Parents will be given the option to choose distance learning for their child in these cases. We are still implementing all of the other safety procedures that we have had in place.
We are seeing a bit of an incline in positive cases this week, which is probably due to Thanksgiving gatherings. Please keep your child at home if he or she is exhibiting any signs of sickness. Siblings must also stay home if they have been exposed to anyone in the family, or if a family member is in the process of waiting for test results.
We are able to add a few elements to our play areas with our auction proceeds. Over the next few weeks we will be visiting classrooms to share pictures of the new playground and to let each student vote on their favorite “add-ons” (i.e. climbers, spinners, see-saws). We are thrilled that the students get a voice in what their play areas will include. In case you are wondering, the middle school students will also be asked for ideas to enhance their recreational areas as well.
Winterfest tickets will be sold in the Driveline on 12/8, 12/9, and 12/10. For your convenience, a table will be set up at the end of the Driveline. You will be able to pull up and quickly purchase your tickets. Tickets will be $6.00 each.
It looks like a couple of grade levels may be full shortly after registration this year. If you have a friend or family member who is considering sending their children to St. Pius X, you might encourage them to start the process early. They can schedule a tour with me via email email@example.com, or they are welcome to call the school office (918) 627-5367. We will also have an Open House on January 30th from 11:30 – 1:30.
If you need additional Driveline tags, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I have mentioned before, the driveline process is much smoother if the tags are hanging and clearly visible. It slows us down even when you verbally tell us the number, especially in inclement weather. The tag must be visible from start to finish as several of us input the information so that we can place your child where he or she needs to be. We are happy to give you as many tags as you want or need.
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.
We have seen an increase in cases reported in our school community this week following Halloween festivities. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we ask you to continue to take precautions such as masking indoors, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and staying home when sick. Widespread vaccination for COVID-19 is a critical tool to best protect everyone. The CDC recommends that 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.
As of 12/3/2021:
·There have been 19 confirmed and probable positive cases since the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
·There have been 2 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, 12/6 - MathCounts, 3-4pm.
Tuesday, 12/7 - NJHS Meeting, 3:15-4:15pm
Wednesday, 12/8 - Pizza Lunch Day (cafeteria closed)!
Thursday, 12/9 - Writer's Club, 3:15-4pm.
Friday, 12/10 -
- 12/17 - SPX Spirit Night at Winterfest, 6-8pm
- 12/20 - 12/31 - Christmas Break!
SPX Spirit Night at Arvest Winterfest, 12/17!
Please read this lovely letter from a SPX neighbor and parishioner!
Thank you for your Greenery Orders in support of the Athletic Association!
Congratulations to these top sellers!
1) Lydia Schooley
2) Abel Vandenburg
3) Lillian Laeger
4) Hank Horn
Congratulations Lydia for winning the top seller and a $300 gift card!!!
1) Mrs. Glover - 5th grade
2) Mrs. Hern - 1st grade
3) Mrs. Presley - 2nd grade
Congratulations to Mrs. Glover's class, they win a Free Dress Day, an extra recess, and an ice cream treat!!!!
Click HERE for sports information!
We need Volunteers to work our Middle School Basketball Tournament!
Middle School Basketball Tournament is coming up and we need your help on December 10th and 11th to work admission and concessions! We need our K-5th teams to sign up for at least one time slot.
This time will count towards Care & Share hours or service hours for the middle school students. Thanks in advance for your support! Sign Up HERE!
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 email@example.com.
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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