Daily Announcements

Extended Care Registration

Registration for extended care for the 2020-2021 school year is being mailed this week (May 4) to families currently enrolled in the program. Please watch for them in the mail. The deadline for returning the form to school is on or before Friday, June 5 to hold your place in the program for the next school year. For any parents new to the program, please email Cheri Freese at cheri.freese@spsl.net and she will send you registration information.

Please thank your Race for Education sponsors

Students are encouraged to thank their Race for Education sponsors with a note and/or a photo of their Race day activities to let them know they are doing their part to help our school! To get a list of sponsor(s) for your student(s), email michaela.smith@spsl.net.

COVID-19 messages from Principal Cory Sepich

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

4th Quarter Report Cards message from Principal Sepich on May 18, 2020 has information on how grading will look for the 4th quarter.

May 15, 2020 email to all SPSL families including Distance Learning Newsletter #5.

May 12, 2020 email to all SPSL families regarding Student Supplies Drop Off and Pick Up including procedures letter.

May 8, 2020 email to all SPSL families including Distance Learning Newsletter #4.

May 1, 2020 email to all SPSL families including Distance Learning Newsletter #3.

April 24, 2020 email to all SPSL families including Distance Learning Newsletter #2.

April 17, 2020 email to all SPSL families including the Distance Learning Newsletter and Parent Distance Learning Feedback Survey.  Click here to access the updated Distance Learning Plan (4/17/20).

April 13, 2020 – Document regarding assessments and grading for 4th quarter during distance learning that will be added to Distance Learning Plan.

April 9, 2020 – Holy Week / Easter message from Principal Sepich.  Principal Sepich made a video to convey his heartfelt gratitude for our school community, share some thoughts on our current reality, and most importantly wish everyone a very happy Holy Week and a blessed Easter.

April 2, 2020 email to all SPSL families with information on distance learning for the remainder of the school year and online learning.  Please view the press release from Superintendent Ashton here and the SPSL video guidelines here

March 30, 2020 – Updated COVID-19 FAQ (3/27/20)

3rd Quarter Report Cards message from Principal Sepich on March 26, 2020 has information on how report cards will be provided to parents.

March 23, 2020 – Principal Sepich’s video message to SPSL families

March 20, 2020 email to all SPSL families with information on the Distance Learning Plan (3/20/20) and COVID-19 FAQ (3/20/20) from Principal Sepich.

Listing of organizations and schools that offer meal service alternatives to underserved students and families who reside in the Omaha metro area:
-Project Hope Food Pantry, 6201 N 60th Street, 402-453-7649 (call for hours)
-St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, 2101 Leavenworth Street, 402-341-1689 (call for hours)
-Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center, 3215 Cuming Street, 531-299-0220 (call for hours and information)
-South High School, 4519 S 24th Street, 531-299-2780 (call for hours and information)
-Drive up mobile pantries are available at:
March 20 = Plattsmouth Bible Church, 1602 1st Avenue in Plattsmouth, 4:00 pm until out
March 24 = Kreft Primary School, 3206 Renner Drive in Council Bluffs, 4:30-5:30 pm
March 25 = Mission Middle School, 2202 Washington Street in Bellevue, 5:00-6:30 pm
March 28 = All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo Street in Omaha, 8:30-10:00 am
March 28 = Church of the Holy Spirit, 1305 Thomas Drive in Bellevue, 10:00 am-Noon

You can pick up free take home meals for children from the following locations on the noted day:
Mondays from 8:30am – 12:30pm
Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street

Westbrook Elementary, 1312 Robertson Drive
Prairie Lane Elementary, 3534 South 108th Street
(Every child, ages 1-18, will receive 5-days worth of meals, breakfast and lunch, at one of our drive up sites to take home. There is no charge, and no ID is required.)

 Mondays from 4:00pm – 7:00 pm
Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street
(Every child, ages 1-18, will receive 5-days worth of meals, breakfast and lunch, at one of our drive up sites to take home. There is no charge, and no ID is required.)

Food Bank Mobile (for times call FBFH at 402-331-1213)
Wakonda Elementary, 4845 Curtis Avenue from 4:30p-6:30p
Abide Network, 3335 Fowler
Hope Center, 2209 N 20th Street
Castellar Elementary, 2316 S 18th Street
Jefferson Elementary, 4065 Vinton
Prairie Wind Elementary, 10908 Ellison Avenue      

Tuesdays
Metro CC South, 3002 S 24th Street

Wednesdays
Metro CC North, 2112 N 30th Street

Fridays
Miller Park Elementary, 5625 N 28th Street

Completely Kids (Main Office), 2566 St. Marys Avenue
North Star, 4242 N 49th Street

March 18, 2020 email to all SPSL families with information on continued school closure until at least April 3 and SPSL Distance Learning Plan which will be provided to families this Friday.  Two documents were attached to the email and you can find them here: News Release from CSO and Prayers For The World During The Outbreak Of The Coronavirus.

Distance learning surveys were emailed to all SPSL families on Monday, March 16.  Please make sure you have completed this survey for all your children.

Articles recommended by Principal Sepich on March 16, 2020:
An article from Psychology Today on “How To Approach School Closures During COVID-19” and an article from Harvard Business Review on “How Working Parents Can Prepare For Coronavirus Closures“.

March 15, 2020 email to all SPSL families with information on SPSL Distance Learning Plan.

March 13, 2020 email to all SPSL families with information regarding school closing the week of March 20 included.

Message from Superintendent Dr. Ashton

“Dear Parents and Benefactors of St. Pius X / St. Leo School,

You all know better than most the substantial and potentially devastating impact the pandemic and ensuing economic crisis will have on our students, families, and school communities. Catholic schools across the state and nation want to continue to educate every student that wishes to come to our schools, regardless of income or zip code. That is why we need you to make your voice heard to Congress as they consider how private schools will fit into the next wave of education funding relief.

Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask for emergency aid to Catholic school and our families in the next COVID-19 legislation package.

Thank you for your attention to this and for all you’ve done to adapt to new and challenging circumstances.”

Open House for the 2020-21 School Year

Open House for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The Open House will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The classroom lists will be posted near the classroom areas that evening for students to find out who their teacher will be for the 2020-2021 school year. Families are invited to stop by the gym to check out clubs, visit the classrooms, and visit with teachers. Students may bring their school supplies to their homeroom either this night or the first day of school.

The first day of school for Kindergarten – 8th grade will be Thursday, August 20. School will begin at 8:15 am and will dismiss at noon (no lunch served) on August 20 and 21. Students will attend school full days, 8:15 am until 3:25 pm, beginning on Monday, August 24. Three day and five day Pre-Kindergarten classes begin on Monday, August 24. Two day Pre-Kindergarten classes begin on Tuesday, August 25.

The above schedule assumes school resumes in the fall as outlined on the 2020-2021 school calendar. If any details change, parents will be notified well in advance.

Please support our Blessing Box

The Blessing Box in the east parking lot on the SPSL campus is in high demand.  Items such as canned goods, bottles of water, boxed meals, condiments, as well as toiletries are much needed.  Please help us live out our school mission of “service to others” by helping if you can.

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