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Message from the Principal 10.31.22

Please read this important message from Principal Davis.
Dear Parents and Guardians,

The end of the first grading period, postseason competition and the fall play all indicate we are moving quickly through the year.  While the pace is fast we encourage our students to enjoy each day and the beauty it brings.  Our students continue to inspire us with their positive attitudes and desire to make the most out of every situation. 

We have updates to share with you, including the latest information from Washington Department of Health, DOH, regarding COVID protocol changes for schools.  Additionally are updates from our academic program, campus ministry as well as climate and culture.  Please contact an administrator if you have any questions.

COVID
Grad Ad’s
Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Fall conferences are Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16.
  • Click here for complete details on the conference days.
Campus Ministry Update
  • All Saints All School Mass is  on Tuesday, November 1.
    • We are asking all community members to wear their house colors. This wonderful celebration of faith reminds us that we are all called to be saints, and that our work is forming the entire person to be the saints of this generation!
  • Our next All School Mass will be on Monday, December 19.
  • View additional updates from Campus Ministry here
Athletics
  • Winter Sports registration
    • Registration on Blackbaud is open for winter sports athletes. All students wishing to participate in winter sports are REQUIRED to register on Blackbaud prior to Nov. 14. A current physical must be on file with the school in order to turn out on Nov. 14. Please contact Mr. Meines with any questions.
  • Fall sports uniforms
    • All uniforms issued for fall sports must be returned by Nov. 30 or the students account will be charged for the replacement cost of the uniform.
Climate & Culture
  • As we continue to recalibrate our norms and behavioral expectations, it is important that we are consistent and cohesive as we keep our students accountable to the school policies, especially regarding dress code, cell phones, and earbuds/headphones. Please review those policies and remind the students of the policies.
  • Cell phones will not be visible in any classroom during the school day. Only under the specific directive from a teacher or adult will students be allowed to access their technology in classes, meetings, or other activities. Using a cell phone in class must be specifically for educational purposes that have been explicitly explained by a teacher.
  • Dress Code
    • Hats, (includes beanies)  hoods, and apparel that otherwise conceals a student’s face or ears are not permitted inside buildings, with the exception of religious or cultural head coverings.
    • Undergarments must be covered completely.
    • Clothing must be free of obscene messages or messages of violence, substance use, or hate speech.
    • Clothing must cover the abdomen and upper thighs.
    • All clothing must be free of visible holes. NO HOLES in jeans, pants. Casual wear - yoga pants, leggings, joggers, are allowed.
    • No athletic shorts or baggy sweats are allowed
    • Pajama pants (patterned fleece/flannel) are only allowed on spirit days.
  • Earbuds and Headphones - Students will NOT wear earbuds/headphones during school hours - Exceptions may be granted by teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, or immediate supervisor. Faculty and staff reserve the right to confiscate any electronic equipment they see as disruptive to the educational process.
    Please click here to review the Student Handbook
Attendance
  • As we move into the second quarter of the semester, it is important to remember our attendance policy. Please take time to review your child’s attendance records in Blackbaud. Additionally, please follow our policy regarding Planned Absences.
  • Review our attendance policies here
Calendar Updates
November 1:  All Saints Mass
November 1:  National Honor Society Installation
November 3:  Open House
November 5-7:  Girls Encounter
November 8:  Veteran’s Day Assembly
November 10-13:  Fall Play
November 11:  Veteran’s Day, No School

As we prepare to celebrate Veteran’s Day, please consider the following prayer from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
 
Lord God, Almighty Father, creator of mankind and author of peace, as we are ever mindful of the cost paid for the liberty we possess, we ask you to bless the members of our armed forces. Give them courage, hope and strength. May they ever experience your firm support, gentle love and compassionate healing. Be their power and protector, leading them from darkness to light. To you be all glory, honor and praise, now and forever. 
 
Amen.
 
Take Care and God Bless,
 
Cindy Davis
Principal
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