St. Viator Parish School

Viator Voice: August 8, 2021

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Welcome to the 2021-22 Academic School Year!

Dear Parents,


On behalf of our Pastor, faculty, and entire staff, we extend a joyful “welcome” to all of our Parish School families. We are eager to begin this year’s journey by joining with you as partners in educating your children.


The 2021-22 School Calendar, Monthly Calendar, Parent-Student Handbook, Student Supply lists and the Extended Care Handbook and Registration form have been placed on our school website: stviatorschool.org to print at your convenience. This information may be found under "Parent Life" and "Student Life". Please email the office at svsschool.org with any questions.


Blessings,

Mrs. Katie Kiss, Principal

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 Southern Nevada Health District, and the Diocesan Restoration Council. Effective July 31, 2021 the Diocese requires all persons on any diocesan campus to follow the CDC recommendation of indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Our priority is the safety and health of our students and staff. Thank you for your continued support!

Diocese of Las Vegas Covid-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

Communication

There are many ways in which we communicate information and student progress.

  • Weekly Viator Voice
  • Google Classroom
  • Rediker PlusPortals - Grades 3-8 - student progress and attendance information. Login information will be coming home soon.
  • You should be receiving office text alerts and emails already. If you have not been receiving, please call the office at 702-732-4477 or email: svsschool@stviator.org.

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Your 2021-22 PTO President: Rhianna Cardinali

We welcome Rhianna Cardinali as our PTO President this year! If you are interested in being a room mother for your classroom teacher or if you are able to be a mentor to new families or if you can help as needed, please contact Mrs. Cardinalli at pto@stviator.org.

Ask the Counselor...

As you know, we have a counselor on site to be present for the social-emotional needs of our students. As we prepare to safely go back to school, you may want to make counselor aware of something involving your child. To reach out, please email bwinterfeld@stviator.org.

Google Classroom

Teachers will be using Google Classroom, which offers:
  • Connects instructors with students.
  • Makes it easy to create a class and invite learners.
  • Helps instructors to distribute assignments.
  • Facilitates communications between instructors and students.
  • Allows teachers to create, review and mark assignments.
  • Allows students to see assignments, documents and class materials in one place.

Google Classroom also encourages parent participation. Teachers can invite parents to the Google Classroom to share summaries of student work and to receive automated email summaries of student work and class announcements. Additional information will be provided on the first day of school.

News from our School Nurse...

Pre-Kindergarten News

Pre-Kindergarten students must have their Health Form completed by their doctor and returned to the school office prior to attending school (August 16, 2021).

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As a reminder, immunizations are required per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 392.435 and 394.192 especially for students going into Pre-K, K and 7th grade. This will ensure children will continue to be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Per Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 392.435 and 394.192, if a parent or legal guardian fails to provide their child’s immunization documentation, the student must be excluded from school and may not be admitted until the requirements for immunization have been met.


Let’s work together as an immunization community to ensure children are protected against vaccine-preventable disease and ready to return to school. Click here for immunization requirements.

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What's Happening!

Friday, August 13, 2021
  • Pre-Kindergarten through 1st Grade Curriculum Presentations. Details will be emailed prior.


Monday, August 16, 2021

  • First Day of School!
  • Boo Hoo Breakfast in the Gym for Grades PK, K and all new families
  • Dismissal is at noon. Please plan to meet your student at their classroom door. On campus, parents and visitors must follow the CDC recommendation of indoor masking.

  • Extended Care starts today. Click here for a Registration Form.
  • Grades 5 through 8 iPad Distribution - please remember to bring a protective case today.
  • Unfortunately, we are not able to start the year with our normal orientation in the gym.

  • At the end of the day, you will receive a family communication folder containing important information. The signature page of your admission contract, acknowledging receipt and agreement with school policies need to returned by Monday, August 23rd.


Tuesday: August 17, 2021

  • Students will enter gates and proceed to classrooms.
  • Noon Dismissal - Please continue to plan to meet your student at their classroom door at dismissal until further directed. On campus, parents and visitors must follow the CDC recommendation of indoor masking. Please exit promptly with your students.
  • 2nd through 4th Teacher/Parent Zoom Meetings. Details will be emailed prior.


Wednesday: August 18, 2021

  • Noon Dismissal
  • 5th Grade through 8th Grade Parent/Teacher Zoom Meetings. Details will be emailed prior.


Thursday: August 19, 2021

  • Full day of School
  • Don't forget your lunch, including drink! All Hydroflasks or Thermos must be labeled with student name and grade.


Friday, August 20, 2021

  • Full day of School
  • Don't forget your lunch, including drink!
  • September Lunch Order Due

As you plan lunches, please consider...

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Parents,

Viatorians "R" Us is a closed, members only Facebook page consisting of parents/guardians of currently enrolled students. Any school questions or concerns should be emailed to the teacher or administration as faculty and staff do not monitor this page regularly. Only those individuals who are accepted into the group by the administrators may see or post on this page. It is not visible to the general Facebook population.


Any information posted and shared on this site must be of a positive or congratulatory nature.


This includes:

Congratulating students or faculty on recent achievements or participation in various events, such as awards, sporting events, science fairs, chess club competitions, First Communion, graduation, and so forth.

Sharing information that other members might find interesting or useful, such as summer camps, dance classes, tutoring classes, etc.

Soliciting volunteers to help with certain projects and school events, such as the Halloween Carnival, Magazine Drive, Back to School Social, etc.

Viatorians R Us does not tolerate derogatory or negative comments of any sort. It is not a forum to air grievances or complain. Any comments along those lines will be removed by the administrator and those members who have engaged in that sort of discussion will be deleted from the group.

Click below on mom.com for a good article on how to help the littlest students get ready for a new school year

Picture Day: August 24th

Look in next week's Voice for the link to order online.


Formal Dress Uniform, shorts acceptable