Daily Announcements

Extended Care calendar for March due this Friday, February 26

If your child will need Extended Care during March, please return the calendar by this Friday, February 26. Thank you!

Registration for SPSL Soccer Club is open

The 2021 spring soccer season will start on March 19.  Registration is now open for U7-U14 and micro-soccer through the SPSL Soccer Club.  More information can be found in their flyer here.  Register at spslsoccer.com.

Rock Your Socks to support World Down Syndrome Day

Our school community has many members with Down Syndrome, whether students, siblings, sons, daughters, or family members. World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21 as the date “3/21” represents the three copies of the 21 chromosome which leads to Down Syndrome.

On this day (March 21), fun socks are worn to bring awareness as chromosomes are shaped similar to a sock. People are encouraged to “Rock Your Socks” on this day around the world to celebrate individuals with Down Syndrome and to advocate for and with them.

The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands (DSA) is encouraging people to wear fun socks on March 19 (as the 21st is on a Sunday) but we are remote/virtual that day. Instead, our school will celebrate this day in support of our community members with Down Syndrome on Monday, March 22.  We are encouraging our students to wear fun, crazy, or even mismatched socks that day.

Watch our live streamed school Masses

Grade level Masses are being held in the church each Wednesday and Thursday.  A specific grade level will lead and participate in the Mass so please check our events calendar to see what grades are leading Mass each week.  The Masses will be streamed via YouTube each day.  The grade levels not attending Mass in person may participate remotely in their classrooms via the live stream.  You can access the live stream at the time of Mass by accessing the St. Pius X webpage here.  The YouTube page for SPSL Masses can be found here (once at the YouTube page click on Playlists, then under the image for St. Pius X/St. Leo School Masses click on View Full Playlist, and then pick the date you wish to view).

Free lunch through end of school year

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and NDE (Nebraska Department of Education) Nutrition Services have provided additional funding as an extension of the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All SPSL current K-8 students will receive lunch meals for FREE through the end of this school year. The program will continue when we return from Christmas break. Nothing needs to be done to receive the benefits of this program.

SPSL Spirit Wear outerwear can be worn during 2020-21 school year

For this school year for all grade levels we will be allowing SPSL spirit wear that is outerwear (sweatshirt, hoodie, quarter zips) to be worn at school. Students will still have to wear uniforms polo shirts underneath the spirit wear. Students can still wear the SPSL navy uniform sweatshirts as well.  The Spirit Wear store will be opening again in the coming weeks.

2020-21 Snow Day Policy per Catholic Schools Office

To clarify for SPSL, if there is a snow day that is called this school year, SPSL will not have a remote learning day. It will be a day off for teachers, staff, and students. Also, if OPS calls a late start, the Catholic Schools Office (CSO) will call a full snow day and SPSL will follow suit with having the full day off. For more information on the CSO policy, click here.

COVID-19 messages from Principal Cory Sepich regarding 2020-21 School Year

Please refer to this page for any and all information from Principal Sepich regarding COVID-19 and St. Pius X / St. Leo School.

November 12 email from Principal Sepich – “SPSL School Plans 11/23/20 through 1/11/21

November 5 email from Principal Sepich – “COVID Message from Principal”

September 2 email from Principal Sepich – “SPSL Response to New Directed Health Measures

August 14 email from Principal Sepich – “Return to School Information as of 8/14/20”

August 7 email from Principal Sepich – “Return to School Information”

July 17 email from Principal Sepich – “SPSL Return to School Plan Details” with SPSL Return to School Guide (7-16-20)

July 9 email from Principal Sepich – “SPSL Return to School Overview”

July 1 email from Principal Sepich – “SPSL Start of School Planning Update”

June 5 email from Principal Sepich – “Update on Current Planning for 2020-21 School Year”

For emails from March to May 2020 regarding COVID-19 and SPSL, click here.

COVID-19 and student attendance

The Visiting Nurses Association recommendation is that no child should attend school if they have a fever and/or symptoms, or have had recent close contact with someone who has COVID-19.  You can find more information on how to screen your child in the SPSL Return to School Guide.

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