Thursday, September 24 is an optional dress down day to benefit the SPSL Fall Fundraiser. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and out of the abundance of safety, this year’s event will be a virtual event, thus all fundraising efforts are vitally important to supporting the mission of the school. Students that choose to dress down should bring at least one dollar, if they are able. Please follow the ‘Dress Down Day’ guidelines in the Family Handbook, which can be found on the here.
DiGiorgio’s is having a uniform Fall Sale. Receive 15% off your total purchase from September 21 to September 26. Stock up on all your fall and winter essentials: pants, long sleeve polos, sweaters, quarter zips, and sweatshirts. DiGiorgio’s is located at 14111 Q Street.
Please read the “modified” arrival and dismissal process:
In order to keep the health and safety of students and staff the priority, students must enter the school building at the designated doors as outlined on the attached map. This will require each and everyone’s patience and understanding. When accessing the west parking lot or the north church lot, please pull your car around as far as you can to avoid causing blocked traffic onto Blondo Street from our parking lots. More cars can access the parking lots at one time if cars pull as far ahead in the lots. (Drop Off Example: Family A has a Kindergarten student and a 5th grade student. Access the west parking lot to drop off the Kindergarten student. From there, the car would exit the west lot and turn right onto Blondo Street. At 69th Street, the driver would take a right and follow 69th Street south to the entrance for the south parking lot. Use the map attached above to locate the drop off location for 5th grade. We realize this is not an ideal drop off for all families, but again we are trying to ensure separation between students as they enter the school building.)
Each child must have their cloth mask on their face when entering the building. At each entry door, students will have their temperature taken, as well as will be asked some general health questions (e.g. How are you feeling today?). The students will also be given hand sanitizer to clean their hands. We ask that the students enter the building with their hands free, (i.e. everything contained in their backpack) ready to be given the sanitizer. In the event your child has a fever upon entering, they will be escorted to the office and a parent will be called to pick them up as soon as possible. As a reminder of the school’s policy states in the Family Handbook, “a fever is a temperature measuring 100.0 degree Fahrenheit or higher. As outlined in the SPSL-COVID Student Acknowledgment Consent Form you are required to sign for each of your children, you are agreeing to conduct self-screenings of your children on a daily basis before sending them to school. Your assistance and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
At dismissal time, you should plan to park in the designated parking lot for your youngest/only child (e.g. family has a 2nd and 6th grader; they should park in the west parking lot). In the example listed here, the 6th grade student could walk outside the school building along the building to get to the west lot to meet their parents. All grade levels will be dismissed outside through the same entrance doors the students entered through in the morning. Staff will be outside with the students to help guide them to parents. In the event a parent exits their car to come and meet their child, we ask that the parent please wear a mask and practice social distancing as much as possible.
We realize these changes are going to take all of our patience and flexibility. Your willingness to adapt is appreciated. Please feel free to call the school office at 402-551-6667 if you have any questions.
Cory Sepich, Principal
Please refer to this page for any and all information from Principal Sepich regarding COVID-19 and St. Pius X / St. Leo School.
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 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.
Fontenelle Forest, in partnership with a generous anonymous donor, is providing complimentary Household Memberships to Omaha Catholic school families. Download their flyer for information on how to claim your membership and redeem a complimentary Family Backpack Program rental.
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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