Daily Announcements

Spirit Week is May 10-14

Next week is Spirit Week at SPSL.  Each day has a designated “theme” as follows:

  • Monday, May 10 – Hawaiian Day
  • Tuesday, May 11 – Twinning (or Triplets or more)
  • Wednesday, May 12 – Zoom Meeting (business on the top, casual on the bottom)
  • Thursday, May 13 – Future Career
  • Friday, May 14 – Dress Down Day for the Race for Education

Parents, please encourage your child(ren) to dress appropriately for the “themed” days.  Please ensure that clothing is not too tight, short, etc.  Because these are “themed” dress down days, a shift from the usual dress down policy is acceptable (e.g. pajama pants for ‘Zoom Meeting’ day).  Final interpretation of appropriateness in dress code will be handled by the administration.  If your child(ren) choose to not participate in the “themed” days, he/she should wear the normal school uniform.

Special Mass for Vocations at JPII Newman Center on Monday, May 17

You’re invited to a special Mass for vocations at JPII Newman Center on Monday, May 17 at 5:30 pm.

The Serra Club of West Omaha invites you to join us for a very special Holy Mass on Monday, May 17,  at 5:30 pm at the JPII Newman Center, 1221 S 71st Street in Omaha to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life within the Archdiocese of Omaha.  Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Frank Baumert. Immediately following Mass, we invite you to attend our brief Meeting & Mixer.  Rev. Patrick Moser, Associate Pastor at St. Patrick in Elkhorn, will speak to us about The Beauty of Serving “in Persona Christi”:  My First Three Years as a Priest.  Youth discerning a religious vocation are encouraged to attend.  Parents and all the faithful are welcome to attend.  Find out how you can engage in helping to build the Church locally.  Meet our dedicated Serra members and enjoy light refreshments with us.  After the meeting, JPII Student Ambassadors will be available for tours of the Newman Center.  For questions, contact John Lingo, Serra VP, 402-290-4670 or [email protected].

Student face mask reminder

Please remember to send your child(ren) to school each day with a mask on prior to entering the school building. Please also ensure your child(ren) have at least one extra mask in their backpack each day.

If you have any extra masks you would be willing to donate to the school, please send the extras with your child(ren) or you may drop them off at the school office doors. All sizes of masks are needed, especially for students in grades PK through 4th grade (small to medium sized).  Thank you.

Waiting list for Extended Care

There is still a waiting list for our Extended Care program, but please contact the directors ([email protected] and cat[email protected]) for up to date enrollment information for the current school year.

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.

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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