Cougar Nation Announcements

March 25, 2020

Dear Parents,


We are halfway through the first week of distance learning and we are blessed that it is going so well. The teachers have enjoyed getting re-connected with their students. They have really missed them. We also know that the students have loved reconnecting with their teachers and classmates.


As we go through this uncertain journey together, the distance learning process will evolve, and we will make adjustments as we go. The key element is to please stay in touch with your teachers and let them know what is working well and what is not working well. If you have any suggestions on how we can better partner with you, please contact Mr. Evans or Mrs. Zucha. We are in this together.


If your teacher is using some type of video conferencing tool, don't forget that your child probably doesn't want to be eating and should have appropriate clothing on. The rules that apply in the classroom also apply when your child is video conferencing.

Packet Pick Up Information

There are still a few high school students who have not picked up their packets from last week. If you are one of these students, please contact your teachers immediately.


The Bishop Reicher campuses will have one more designated pick up for instructional material on Friday, March 27, from the elementary campus and the high school campus according to the schedules shown below. Only the grades listed below will have physical packets to pick up. Access will be limited to meet the guidelines set by CDC and the City of Waco. This will be a drive-through pick up only, drivers will not be able to leave their vehicles. All materials will be delivered to cars. There will be no alternate pick up times.


PreK3

Learning Packet contains instruction and material for March 30 through April 17.

Packets may be picked up Friday, March 27, from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the car pick up lane. Do not get out of your vehicle, packets will be handed to you.


No material needs to be physically returned to the school from home at this time.


PreK4

Learning Packet contains instruction and material for March 30 through April 17.

Packets may be picked up Friday, March 27. from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the car pick up lane. Do not get out of your vehicle, packets will be handed to you.


No material needs to be physically returned to the school from home at this time.


3rd grade

Learning Packet contains instruction and material for March through April 17.

Packets may be picked up Friday, March 27, from 10:30 to 11:00 in the car pick up lane. Do not get out of your vehicle, packets will be handed to you.


Any completed work that parents have not been able to send back digitally via email should be returned in an envelope or bag marked with the student’s name.


4th grade

Learning Packet contains instruction and material for March through April 17.

Packets may be picked up Friday, March 27, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the car pick up lane. Do not get out of your vehicle, packets will be handed to you.


No material needs to be physically returned to the school from home at this time.


All high school packets

Learning packets contain instruction and material for March 30 through April 17.

Packets may be picked up at the high school between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27. Enter from 23rd street and drive along the side of the building toward the church; circle around the lot to exit onto 23rd street again. If your child has a high school packet, they will receive an email from their instructor(s).

Theology Classes


Mr. Chapparo thanks all the students for participating in Google Classroom and turning in assignments. He has seen some good reflections papers so far.


For parents, if you would like to get a summary of the Theology assignments for your child, please email me and let me know. Here is a summary of what you will receive.

Videos and New Instagram Account

Alycia Frech, our Campus Minister, is continuing morning prayer by posting videos. You can participate in morning prayer by watching her videos on our Facebook page and Instagram account. Also, Campus Ministry has launched its own Instagram account - BishopReicher_cm. This is one way our Campus Ministry will continue to bring the love of Jesus Christ to you and our students.


Coach Holcomb is hosting on our social media platforms "Cougar Talks with Bishop Reicher Athletic Director, Coach Tyler Holcomb." He is providing motivational posts to continue growing our students in faith, mind, and body. #GrowTheGrowl

Information for Jazzcats and Junior Jazzcats Tryout

We were originally scheduled to have our tryout camp and tryouts this week. Due to the circumstances with COVID-19, plans have changed. I have been in contact with directors at other schools and this year the consensus is conducting "virtual" tryouts. I am working on the specific details of how this will work and will get an information packet sent out soon. What I need from parents is to know who is interested in trying out. All current team members must tryout again, except for current juniors already on the team. The rule is that those team members are automatically on for their senior year. Everyone else must tryout again. Anyone wanting to join the team must also tryout.


All students currently in 6 and 7 grade may tryout for Jr. Jazzcats and all students currently in 8-11 grade may tryout for Jazzcats.


I really need to know how many people are interested so I can make the best virtual tryout system. Please email me at bfuselier@reicher org ASAP so that I can put together a list.


Looking forward to having another great team.


Mrs. Fuselier

Important Information for Cheer Tryouts

All students currently in 6 and 7 grade may tryout for Junior High cheer. Originally, we were going to have tryouts next week, but we will now plan to do virtual tryouts instead.


I really need to know how many people are interested so I can make the best virtual tryout system. Please email me at akubacak@stlouiswaco.org ASAP so that I can put together a list and send you the forms virtually to fill out to be able to tryout.


Looking forward to having another great team.


Mrs. Kubacak

Lower Campus Yearbook Information

Yearbook is in need of pictures! Please share pictures of the following:


Intramurals

JH volleyball

JH Basketball

any candid pictures of events at school

Distance Learning/Time at home in Quarantine


Here's how you can share that with the yearbook class. You'll be able to do this from a phone or computer!


Option 1:

yearbookordercenter.com

Job # 12027

then select eshare button

If it asks, eshare code is reicherlowerpics


Option 2:

http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=reicherlowerpics

If it asks, eshare code is reicher lower pics


Mrs. Kubacak

Cougar Times News Feb 2020

Isaiah 40:11

You are not alone.
You are not forgotten.
You are loved.


He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.

CDC Guidelines on Coronavirus Prevention

This site is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Just click the button and it will take you to the website.

Who to Contact

While our school is physically closed, we are here for you! If you have any questions regarding assignments, etc., please contact the teacher. If you have any administrative questions, concerns, etc., please contact:


Blake Evans
bevans@stlouiswaco.org
936.635.7666

Gayle Zucha
gzucha@stlouiswaco.org
254.495.0495

Becky Chollett
bchollett@stlouiswaco.org
254.981.0516