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March 4, 2021

SCHOOL CALENDAR

MARCH
4       School Family Dinner Event at Which Wich
4       National Pound Cake Day!
10     1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal Day
11     School Family Dinner Event at Moe’s Southwestern Grill
14     Daylight Saving Time
17     St. Patrick’s Day
19     End of 3rd Quarter
19     School and CARES closed
22     PD Day for Faculty and Staff. 
22     CARES and School closed for students
26     Report Cards released via FACTS SIS
28     Palm Sunday

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


NEWS AND EVENTS

Order your yearbook while supplies last at ybpay.lifetouch.com to make sure your child doesn’t miss out on this year’s memories.  Order before Monday, March 29 using Yearbook ID Code:  1581121.  Cost is $25.00 each. Middle School Students – Yearbook is included in Middle School Fees.

Larrymore Elementary School Parking Lot.  Please note that Norfolk Public School students will start returning to school on March 15, 2021.  If your child is currently designated as a WALKER at dismissal and they meet you at the Larrymore Elementary School parking lot we ask that you please refrain from continuing to park at Larrymore’s parking lot.  If you need to change your child’s dismissal carpool please email your child’s homeroom teacher and the school at school@piusxparish.org..

Thursday, March 4 is National Pound Cake Day!  Stop in at POWND Cakes by Jen to try a sample of their delicious variety of pound cakes.  Don’t forget to take home some cakes with you for your family, favorite teacher, and friends!  10% of your bill will be donated back to St. Pius X School.  Click here for a list of their flavors, hours, and prices.


Family Dinner Night at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
on Thursday, March 4.  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!

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Back by Popular Demand! Family Dinner Night at Moe’s Southwestern Grill on Thursday, March 11.  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!

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Spring Shopper Catalog Fundraiser, Now – May 1 –  St. Pius X School is holding an online shopping fundraiser featuring over 500 seasonal items. 40% of ALL sales will be donated to St. Pius X SchoolVisit https://www.forfundsonline.com/home to place your online order.  Please click here for more information.

Papa John’s Dollar$ for Dough Fundraiser, On-going – When purchasing ANY order ONLINE at www.papajohns.com use Promo Code:  PIUSX.  10% of every order will benefit St. Pius X Catholic School!


CLINIC NEWS

2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for rising Kindergarten and 7th grade students:
7th graders must have the Tdap and the MenACWY vaccine prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Rising Kindergarten students must have their 4 yr. old shots, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox vaccine, and school physical prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Daily Health ChecksFor the health and safety of our school community, please keep your child(ren) home if anyone in your household isn’t feeling well.

Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.         


ADMISSIONS AND FINANCE NEWS

Facts Re-enrollment is now open through FACTS.  There is an increased interest in SPX School by new families and classes are filling up.  Please understand that your child’s spot in a classroom this year does not guarantee their enrollment for next year.   You must complete the re-enrollment through FACTS to secure a space for your child for the 2021-2022 school year.  For questions, contact Mrs. Burfield at kburfield@piusxparish.org.

Financial Aid Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year.  Round 2 of financial aid is now open.  Please ensure your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents are submitted via your FACTS account or visit https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

February 24, 2021

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

FEBRUARY
*Note the calendar change for February 25th and 26th
25     Noon Dismissal and No After CARES – faculty and staff will receive their 2nd dose of vaccine.
25     School Family Dinner Event at My Mama’s Kitchen
26     School and CARES closed

MARCH
1-3    Parent /Teacher Conference Day (please email teacher to schedule a conference)
2       National Read Across America Day
4       School Family Dinner Event at Which Wich
10     1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal Day
14     Daylight Saving Time
17     St. Patrick’s Day
19     End of 3rd Quarter
19     School and CARES closed
22     PD Day for Faculty and Staff. 
22     CARES and School closed for students
26     Report Cards released via FACTS SIS
28     Palm Sunday

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Parent letter 2.18.2021


NEWS AND EVENTS

Excellence in Catholic Education Award Nominee – We are proud to announce that Mrs. Lomogda, our Health and Physical Education teacher, is St. Pius X Catholic School’s nominee for the Excellence in Catholic Education award in the Diocese of Richmond. Mrs. L, as she is known by her students, has made a huge impact on our school by her dedication, professionalism, and her faith. Congratulations, Mrs. Lomogda!  We are PIUS PROUD!

Parent Satisfaction SurveyThe Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools seeks your participation in an anonymous survey.  The survey window for St. Pius X School will close on Friday, February 26, 2021.  Link to the survey:  St. Pius X Catholic School Parent Satisfaction Survey

Lifetouch Spring Pictures Cancelled – To limit the number of outside groups coming into the school, Spring Pictures scheduled for March 3rd have been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience but as always the safety of our students, faculty and staff is a priority.

February 23 – March 6 – Exclusive event for St. Pius X by POWND CAKES.  10% of your bill will be donated back to St. Pius X School

Thursday, February 25 – Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Family Dinner Night at My Mama’s Kitchen.  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!  To see the menu, please click here.

Join us at Which Wich on Thursday, March 4 for Family Dinner Night.    15% of your bill will be donated to our school!

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Spring Shopper Catalog Fundraiser, Now – May 1 –  St. Pius X School is holding an online shopping fundraiser featuring over 500 seasonal items. 40% of ALL sales will be donated to St. Pius X School.  Please click here for more information.

Papa John’s Dollar$ for Dough Fundraiser, On-going – When purchasing ANY order ONLINE at www.papajohns.com use Promo Code:  PIUSX.  10% of every order will benefit St. Pius X Catholic School!


CLINIC NEWS

2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for rising Kindergarten and 7th grade students:
7th graders must have the Tdap and the MenACWY vaccine prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Rising Kindergarten students must have their 4 yr. old shots, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox vaccine, and school physical prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Daily Health ChecksFor the health and safety of our school community, please keep your child(ren) home if anyone in your household isn’t feeling well.

Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.         


ADMISSIONS AND FINANCE NEWS

Facts Re-enrollment is now open through FACTS.  There is an increased interest in SPX School by new families and classes are filling up.  Please understand that your child’s spot in a classroom this year does not guarantee their enrollment for next year.   You must complete the re-enrollment through FACTS to secure a space for your child for the 2021-2022 school year.  For questions, contact Mrs. Burfield at kburfield@piusxparish.org.

Financial Aid Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year.  Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account or visit https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

February 18, 2021

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

FEBRUARY
*Note the calendar change for February 25th and 26th
18     School Family Dinner Event at Jason’s Deli
19     3rd Quarter Interims
22-24 Parent /Teacher Conference Day (please email teacher to schedule a conference)
25     Noon Dismissal and No CARES – faculty and staff will receive their 2nd dose of vaccine.
25     School Family Dinner Event at My Mama’s Kitchen
26     School and CARES closed

MARCH
1-3    Parent /Teacher Conference Day (please email teacher to schedule a conference)
2       Dr. Seuss Day / National Read Across America Day
4       School Family Dinner Event at Which Wich
10     1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal Day
14     Daylight Saving Time
17     St. Patrick’s Day
19     End of 3rd Quarter
19     School and CARES closed
22     PD Day for Faculty and Staff. 
22     CARES and School closed for students
26     Report Cards released via FACTS SIS
28     Palm Sunday

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Parent letter 2.18.2021


NEWS AND EVENTS

Parent Satisfaction SurveyThe Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools seeks your participation in an anonymous survey.  The survey window for St. Pius X School will close on February 26, 2021.  Link to the survey:  St. Pius X Catholic School Parent Satisfaction Survey

SCHOOL FAMILY DINNER NIGHT AND EVENTS

Thursday, February 18 – Join us tonight for a delicious meal at Jason’s Deli located at 4512 Virginia Beach Blvd.  15% of your bill will be donated back to St. Pius X School .  Honored as the best family restaurant in America by Parents Magazine, Jason’s Deli offers savory sandwiches, crisp salads and more quick, quality meals made with fresh ingredients and no artificial trans fats, MSG, high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and dyes!  Take out orders only!

February 23 – March 6 – Exclusive event for St. Pius X by POWND CAKES.  10% of your bill will be donated back to St. Pius X School

Thursday, February 25 – Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our Family Night at My Mama’s Kitchen.  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!  To see the menu, please click here.

Spring Shopper Catalog Fundraiser, Now – May 1 –  St. Pius X School is holding an online shopping fundraiser featuring over 500 seasonal items. 40% of ALL sales will be donated to St. Pius X School.  Please click here for more information.

Papa John’s Dollar$ for Dough Fundraiser, On-going – When purchasing ANY order ONLINE at www.papajohns.com use Promo Code:  PIUSX.  10% of every order will benefit St. Pius X Catholic School!


CLINIC NEWS

2021-2022 Immunization Requirements for rising Kindergarten and 7th grade students:
7th graders must have the Tdap and the MenACWY vaccine prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Rising Kindergarten students must have their 4 yr. old shots, 2nd MMR, 2nd Chickenpox vaccine, and school physical prior to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.

Daily Health ChecksFor the health and safety of our school community, please keep your child(ren) home if anyone in your household isn’t feeling well.

Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.         


ADMISSIONS AND FINANCE NEWS

Facts Re-enrollment is now open through FACTS.  There is an increased interest in SPX School by new families and classes are filling up.  Please understand that your child’s spot in a classroom this year does not guarantee their enrollment for next year.   You must complete the re-enrollment through FACTS to secure a space for your child for the 2021-2022 school year.  For questions, contact Mrs. Burfield at kburfield@piusxparish.org.

Financial Aid Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-2022 school year.  Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account or visit https://online.factsmgt.com/aid.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

February 4, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
State of the School Address 1.27.21


NOON DISMISSAL AND AFTER CARES CLOSED, FEBRUARY 25. 2021
This noon dismissal and after CARES closure has been added to the calendar to allow our faculty and staff to get their 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Thank you for your understanding.

ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW OPEN FOR BIDDING
The St. Pius X Students took part in painting custom Memory Plates with their class. Don’t miss out on your chance to bid on one or more of these beautiful pieces. To start your BID click here.

FAMILY SCHOOL EVENTS
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Family Nights at Fuddruckers  on Thursday, February 4 and Antonio’s Italian Ristorante on Thursday, February 11..  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!  Must order online using code:  PIUS.   Please see flyers for more information

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Q2 HONORS LIST
Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter Honor students.  We are PIUS Proud!!  Q2 Honors list

2021-2022 TUITION RATES
2021-2022 EL – JK (PK) Tuition Rates
2021-2022 K -8 Tuition Rates

FACTS RE-ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021
To access the online enrollment process please log in your FACTS Family Portal.  Once logged in you will find the enrollment portal on the left side under Apply/ Enroll.  Under this pull down and choose: Enrollment/ Reenrollment.  The center of the screen will now read: Click here to open Enrollment.  Your child(ren) should be listed here.  Please complete the Online Enrollment forms listed in the left hand menu, beginning with the Enrollee Information form.  If you would like to add a new child that is not currently enrolled, please use the Application section to do so. 

Feedback will be provided throughout the process to help you complete the enrollment packet.  A yellow caution sign will appear in the menu next to forms that are missing required information. If a form contains all required information, a green check mark will appear next to the form’s menu item. **Please note – under the FACTS section- all students will need to choose a payment plan through FACTS in order to submit application. Please click on BEGIN (located near the bottom) and you will be redirected to FACTS Payment Plans. Once completed you will be redirected back to your Reenrollment packet.

You can review the entire enrollment packet at any time by selecting the Enrollment Packet Review item on the left menu.  From here, you will also be able to print a PDF of the enrollment packet in its current state.

After you have completed the enrollment packet, a Submit Enrollment Packet and Make Payment form will appear.  Please follow the instructions that will be provided to submit the enrollment packet along with the enrollment fee payment of $75 for returning students only.

In order to complete the enrollment process, please complete the checklist items listed on the page. below, including submission of all supplemental enrollment forms.

After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.  At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your Family Portal login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact  Mrs. Burfield at admissions@piusxparish.org or Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

FACTS IS NOW ACCEPTING FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

SPRING SHOPPER CATALOG FUNDRAISER, JANUARY 25 – MAY 1 
St. Pius X School is holding an online shopping fundraiser featuring over 500 seasonal items.  40% of ALL sales will be donated to St. Pius X School.  Please see attached flyer for website and information on how to register.  ** Please note – on the Registration Form a Teacher / Team name is not required to complete the registration.   PIUS can be entered into that block but is not required.

FROM OUR HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
Valentine’s Day Candy Grams will be going home with students today, Thursday, February 4.  Please return form and payment no later than Monday, February 8.  Please include exact change or checks made out to SPX Home and School Association.  Please consider donating one (or more) of the items needed to make this event a success!  If you have any questions please contact the school’s HSA at spxhsa@piusxparish.org.  To donate please click here.
Candy Gram Order Form

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

FEBRUARY
4          School Family Event at Fuddruckers
5          CSW wear your favorite team’s jersey,  100th-Day of School!
10        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal.  Class pictures postponed for a later date.
11        School Family Event at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant
15        President’s Day – School and CARES CLOSED
17        ASH Wednesday
18        School Family Event at Jason’s Deli
19        3rd Quarter Interims
23-Mar 6  School Family Event POWND Cakes by Jen Gourmet Bakery
25        School Family Event My Mama’s Kitchen
26        Parent / Teacher Conference Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No School for Students)

  • WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL – Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
    Fever (100.4 F or above)
    Cough
    Difficult Breathing
    Muscle or Body Aches
    Sore Throat
    Headache
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Diarrhea
    Loss of Taste or Smell
  • VIRTUAL LEARNING – Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.  Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER – Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings – In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Face Mask – Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
              

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

January 27, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
State of the School Address 1.27.21


PARENT ALERT AND EMERGENCY CLOSINGS
In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.

Q2 HONORS LIST
Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter Honor students.  We are PIUS Proud!!  Q2 Honors list

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK THEME DRESS DOWN DAYS
Monday, February 1 – Character Day – Dress up as your favorite book, comic book, movie or video game character
Tuesday, February 2 – Wacky Tacky Day – Mismatch Clothes, socks, shoes, etc.
Wednesday, February 3 – Wear Red, White, and Blue Dress to honor our nation and our military personnel
Thursday, February 4 School Mass Day – Church Uniform
Friday, February 5 – Support Your Team.  In honor of the Super Bowl and all sports, come dressed to support your favorite sports team!

Dress Down Guidelines:

  • Students should use good taste, common sense and observe the guidelines given by the school administrators.
  • Shirts must have sleeves and cover the belt/waistline. No plunging necklines, tank tops or
    halter tops.  T-shirts that advertise politics, alcohol, tobacco, contraband or other inappropriate sayings are not permitted.
  • Frayed, torn or unsightly jeans/pants or shoes are NOT permitted to be worn.
  • Shorts are NOT allowed.
  • Cosmetics and jewelry are to be worn in moderation.
  • The administration is the final judge on the suitability of attire and/or appearance.

2021-2022 TUITION RATES
2021-2022 EL – JK (PK) Tuition Rates
2021-2022 K -8 Tuition Rates


FACTS RE-ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021
To access the online enrollment process please log in your FACTS Family Portal.  Once logged in you will find the enrollment portal on the left side under Apply/ Enroll.  Under this pull down and choose: Enrollment/ Reenrollment.  The center of the screen will now read: Click here to open Enrollment.  Your child(ren) should be listed here.  Please complete the Online Enrollment forms listed in the left hand menu, beginning with the Enrollee Information form.  If you would like to add a new child that is not currently enrolled, please use the Application section to do so. 

Feedback will be provided throughout the process to help you complete the enrollment packet.  A yellow caution sign will appear in the menu next to forms that are missing required information. If a form contains all required information, a green check mark will appear next to the form’s menu item. **Please note – under the FACTS section- all students will need to choose a payment plan through FACTS in order to submit application. Please click on BEGIN (located near the bottom) and you will be redirected to FACTS Payment Plans. Once completed you will be redirected back to your Reenrollment packet.

You can review the entire enrollment packet at any time by selecting the Enrollment Packet Review item on the left menu.  From here, you will also be able to print a PDF of the enrollment packet in its current state.

After you have completed the enrollment packet, a Submit Enrollment Packet and Make Payment form will appear.  Please follow the instructions that will be provided to submit the enrollment packet along with the enrollment fee payment of $75 for returning students only.

In order to complete the enrollment process, please complete the checklist items listed on the page. below, including submission of all supplemental enrollment forms.

After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.  At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your Family Portal login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact  Mrs. Burfield at admissions@piusxparish.org or Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

FACTS IS NOW ACCEPTING FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

FAMILY EVENT AT FUDDRUCKERS (PICK-UP ONLY)
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Family Night at Fuddruckers  on Thursday, February 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m..  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!  Must order online using code:  PIUS.   Please see flyer for more information:  

SPRING SHOPPER CATALOG FUNDRAISER, JANUARY 25 – MAY 1 
St. Pius X School is holding an online shopping fundraiser featuring over 500 seasonal items.  40% of ALL sales will be donated to St. Pius X School.  Please see attached flyer for website and information on how to register.  ** Please note – on the Registration Form a Teacher / Team name is not required to complete the registration.   PIUS can be entered into that block but is not required.

HSA VALENTINE’S DAY DONATIONS
The Home and School Association will be helping the 7th grade class put together Candygrams that will be on sale for Valentine’s Day.  Please consider donating one (or more) of the items needed to make this event a success!  If you have any questions please contact the school’s HSA at spxhsa@piusxparish.org.  To donate please click here. 

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

FEBRUARY
1          Start of Black History Month
4          School Family Event at Fuddruckers
10        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal.  Class pictures postponed for a later date.
11        School Family Event at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant
15        President’s Day – School and CARES CLOSED
17        ASH Wednesday
18        School Family Event at Jason’s Deli
19        3rd Quarter Interims
23-Mar 6  School Family Event POWND Cakes by Jen Gourmet Bakery
25        School Family Event My Mama’s Kitchen
26        Parent / Teacher Conference Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No School for Students)

  • WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL – Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
    Fever (100.4 F or above)
    Cough
    Difficult Breathing
    Muscle or Body Aches
    Sore Throat
    Headache
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Diarrhea
    Loss of Taste or Smell
  • VIRTUAL LEARNING – Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.  Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER – Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Face Mask – Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
              

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

January 21, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
All diocesan schools are conducting a State of the School Address to communicate information about catholic schools.  Due to current CDC and state restrictions, St. Pius X School State of the Union will be virtual.  The presentation will be recorded and sent out to our families next week.  After viewing the presentation please submit questions or concerns by February 8 ,to school@piusxparish.org.


2021-2022 TUITION RATES
2021-2022 EL – JK (PK) Tuition Rates
2021-2022 K -8 Tuition Rates

FACTS RE-ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
To access the online enrollment process please log in your FACTS Family Portal.  Once logged in you will find the enrollment portal on the left side under Apply/ Enroll.  Under this pull down and choose: Enrollment/ Reenrollment.  The center of the screen will now read: Click here to open Enrollment.  Your child(ren) should be listed here.  Please complete the Online Enrollment forms listed in the left hand menu, beginning with the Enrollee Information form.  If you would like to add a new child that is not currently enrolled, please use the Application section to do so. 

Feedback will be provided throughout the process to help you complete the enrollment packet.  A yellow caution sign will appear in the menu next to forms that are missing required information. If a form contains all required information, a green check mark will appear next to the form’s menu item. **Please note – under the FACTS section- all students will need to choose a payment plan through FACTS in order to submit application. Please click on BEGIN (located near the bottom) and you will be redirected to FACTS Payment Plans. Once completed you will be redirected back to your Reenrollment packet.

You can review the entire enrollment packet at any time by selecting the Enrollment Packet Review item on the left menu.  From here, you will also be able to print a PDF of the enrollment packet in its current state.

After you have completed the enrollment packet, a Submit Enrollment Packet and Make Payment form will appear.  Please follow the instructions that will be provided to submit the enrollment packet along with the enrollment fee payment of $75 for returning students only.

In order to complete the enrollment process, please complete the checklist items listed on the page. below, including submission of all supplemental enrollment forms.

After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.  At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your Family Portal login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact  Mrs. Burfield at admissions@piusxparish.org or Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

FACTS IS NOW ACCEPTING FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

REPORT CARDS
2nd Quarter Report Cards will be released on Friday, January 22.

FAMILY EVENT AT FUDDRUCKERS (PICK-UP ONLY)
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our next Family Night at Fuddruckers  on Thursday, February 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m..  15% of your bill will be donated to our school!  Must order online using code:  PIUS.   Please see flyer for more information:  

 

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
Fever (100.4 F or above)
Cough
Difficult Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Sore Throat
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of Taste or Smell

CLASS PICTURES
Class pictures scheduled for February 10 have been postponed.

VIRTUAL LEARNING
Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER
Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.

During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
Flynn O’Hara Website
Lands’End Website


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

FEBRUARY
1          Start of Black History Month
4          School Family Event at Fuddruckers
10        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal
11        School Family Event at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant
15        President’s Day – School and CARES CLOSED
17        
ASH Wednesday
18        School Family Event at Jason’s Deli
19        3rd Quarter Interims
26        Parent / Teacher Conference Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No School for Students)

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Face Mask – Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

January 13, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021


FACTS RE-ENROLLMENT
The school is currently working with FACTS to finalize online re-enrollment.  This will simplify the process for our current, returning families. We ask our families to please be patient with this process. We expect to go online by Friday, January 15.

FACTS IS NOW ACCEPTION FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Your FACTS application and ALL supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2021 to be considered for Round 1.  The application can be found on your FACTS account.  For questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org.

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
Fever (100.4 F or above)
Cough
Difficult Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Sore Throat
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of Taste or Smell

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL FAMILY EVENTS
15% of your bill will be donated to our school! 
Thursday, February 4 (10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – Fuddruckers on Tidewater Drive
Thursday, February 11 (4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) – Antonio’s Pizza and Italian Restorante on E. Little Creek Road

CLASS PICTURES
Class pictures scheduled for February 10 have been postponed.

VIRTUAL LEARNING
Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER
Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.

During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
Flynn O’Hara Website
Lands’End Website


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
15         School and CARES CLOSED
15         Re-enrollment for current students OPENS.  End of 2nd Quarter.
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

FEBRUARY
1          Start of Black History Month
4          School Family Event at Fuddruckers
10        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal
11        School Family Event at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant
15        President’s Day – School and CARES CLOSED
17        
ASH Wednesday
19        3rd Quarter Interims
26        Parent / Teacher Conference Day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (No School for Students)

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Face Mask – Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

January 7, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Re-enrollment Letter 1.7.2021


VIRTUAL LEARNING
Parents/Guardians with students who are not signed up for remote learning must notify the school and homeroom teacher by email no later than 7:15 a.m. why the student will not be in school and has to be virtual for the day.

WHEN SHOULD A CHILD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL?
Parents and guardians need to evaluate their child every day before sending their child to school.  Please help us keep our community safe by keeping your child home when showing any COVID-19 or flu like symptoms and if anyone in the household is experiencing signs of COVID-19 such as:
Fever (100.4 F or above)
Cough
Difficult Breathing
Muscle or Body Aches
Sore Throat
Headache
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Loss of Taste or Smell

FACE MASK
Please ensure your child has an extra face mask in their classroom at all times  Please make sure the extra face mask is in a ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name and grade.

SCHOOL UNIFORM REMINDER
Only school uniform sweaters are allowed to be worn during the day with the regular and dress school uniforms  School sweatshirts may ONLY be worn with the gym uniform on PE days.  Students not wearing school regulated sweaters/sweatshirts will be asked to have them removed at the start of the school day.

During the 2021-2022 school year students will be required to wear the updated uniform with the new school logo.  Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
Flynn O’Hara Website
Lands’End Website


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

JANUARY
11         Virtue of the Month
15         Re-enrollment for current students OPENS.  End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While online shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

December 17, 2020

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
Parent Letter 12.17.20


CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

From the Faculty and Staff at St. Pius X Catholic School
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!
As a token of our appreciation for everything you do, St. Pius X Catholic School Christmas ornaments will be gong home with students this week.  Virtual Families can pick up their ornament from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18 in the School Office.


CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18


ST. PIUS X SCHOOL CHARITY DRIVES

Our Charity Drive ends Friday, December 18.  Please help us make this holiday season a little special for those in need.  To see how you can help please click here.


ST. PIUS X  CATHOLIC SCHOOL CARES PROGRAM.  CARES WILL BE CLOSING AT 3:10 P.M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18 AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS BREAK.

 

SACRAMENTS MEETING
A  virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 29.  Advance registration is required.  Please see attached flyer for details.  RCIA 4 Kids Meeting

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

DECEMBER
18         After school CARES will be CLOSED
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break.  CARES CLOSED.
23-Jan 3  School Office and Parish Office will be CLOSED starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 for the Christmas Holiday

JANUARY
4           Classes resume
15         End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – While doing your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X

December 10, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources


ST. PIUS X  CATHOLIC SCHOOL CARES PROGRAM

CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
ONE week left!  The Christmas Shoppe will close on Thursday, December 17.  Money envelopes were sent home.  Teachers have designated a date and time for students to attend (slots are limited to 5 students).  Due to CDC guidelines, only parent volunteers and students will be allowed in the Christmas Shoppe. Christmas Shoppe Flyer

WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS FOR THE SHOPPE!
Please sign-up to volunteer and help make this event a wonderful experience for the students.  Plus not only do you earn double service hours but we can ensure your child(ren) visit during your volunteer time.  The Christmas Shoppe is open until Thursday, December 17.  The Christmas Shoppe has always been fun for the children to shop for quality merchandise at an affordable price and enjoyed by the volunteers too!   Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.  Thank you!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-spxstudent

ST. PIUS X SCHOOL CHARITY DRIVES
St. Nicholas, Feast Day December 6.  Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick and the suffering by obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor.” He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concerns for sailors and ships. To carry on St. Nicholas’  charity and giving to those in need, our Home and School organized two charity drives with local community organizations.  To see how you can help those in need please click here.

FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT LUNCH
A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to please refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.  If a student forgets their lunch an emergency lunch will be provided and a charge of $4.00 will be charged to the student’s family FACTS account.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

DECEMBER
17         Mass at 8:30 a.m. (Church Uniform)
18         Christmas Shoppe for Students Ends.  After school CARES will be CLOSED
19         Bishop at St. Pius X
21-Jan 3  Christmas Break.  CARES CLOSED.
23-Jan 3  School Office and Parish Office will be CLOSED starting at 2:00 p.m. on December 23 for the Christmas Holiday

JANUARY
4           Classes resume
15         End of 2nd Quarter.  No School for Students.  CARES CLOSED
18         Martin Luther King Jr.  – No School .  CARES CLOSED
22         Report Cards Released via Family Portal
31         Open House
31-6 Feb  Catholic Schools Week

  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    Box Tops – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    Amazon – Can you believe Christmas is only 15 days away!  If you are starting to think about your holiday shopping, please remember to designate St. Pius Catholic School as your charity of choice for AmazonSmile!  Here is the link Amazon Smile
    Harris Teeter – Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC card needs to be re-linked to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning – Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • Flu Shots – If your child(ren) will be getting their flu shot this year, please notify
    Mrs. Pile by email (spile@piusxparish.org) before the student’s scheduled appointment.  This will help us track students who may display symptoms.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do 20 service hours per year (10 hours single parents).  Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Home & School Association, St. Pius X Athletic Association, Auction, and Christmas Bazaar.  Throughout the year, various volunteer opportunities will be listed in the communique.   We ask that each family keep track of their own hours using the Service Hours tab on FACTS SIS.  Those unable to volunteer may opt to pay $5 per hour (or $100 total).  All school volunteers must complete or have completed the Diocesan volunteer requirements.  Visit http://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/ to complete the ScreeningOne application and register for VIRTUS training. 
  • Family Portal- During the 2020-2021 school year, the Family Portal and school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org) will be your source of information.  Parents will be able to view/print grades, homework, school and lunch calendars, lunch order forms, view resources, and update family information, emergency contacts, and transportation.    All St. Pius X families are required to log into the Family Portal and ensure your child(ren) and family information (address, email, phone numbers, contacts) are up to date.  This school year all families MUST have two emergency contacts (other than parents) on file.  The school office, clinic, CARES and teachers will use the phone numbers and email provided in the Family Portal to contact you. Emergency/pick-up contacts in the Family Portal are what the school office will utilize in case of an emergency or pick-up.  If an individual is not listed as a pick-up, the school will not release the student unless a parent notifies the school prior to release. To update your families information, log into the Family Portal, click on the Family tab on the left, click on the student’s (top center of the page), under Online Filing Cabinet / Web Forms, please update the child(ren)’s Family Demographic Form, Custodial Parent Form, Media Release Form, and Carpool Assignment..
    Parents can login by clicking the “RenWeb” button on the school website (www.stpiusxschoolva.org). District Code is SPX-VA.  New families will have to enter the District Code and click on “CreateNew ParentWeb Account.” Once logged in, families can update all the required information under “Family Information.”
    To view video instructions to using the Family Portal with FACTS SIS please click here..
  • Parent Alert and Emergency Closings –  In our effort to improve communication between parents and school, St. Pius X School is using a telephone broadcast system called FACTS SIS Parent Alert that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation, or a late start.  St. Pius X School will report school  closings/delays on television channels WTKR 3, WVEC 13, and WAVY 10.  A Parent Alert message via phone will be issued  and information will be posted on the school Facebook page. The Parent Alert will also be used to communicate general announcements or reminders.  St. Pius X School does not follow Norfolk Public Schools.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.   Another form was sent home to families that have not completed and returned the form to school.  Please complete and return by Friday, October 2.   Release Form
  • CARES Program – The program is designed to provide St. Pius X School students with a  before and after school supervised care program.  CARES Program fee is $6.00 per child per hour.
  • Arrival Time – The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. This means the school doors will be locked at 8:00 a.m. promptly.  Students who are not in their classroom or arrive past 8:00 a.m. must report to the school office accompanied by a parent/guardian to pick up a late slip. It is in your child’s best interest to arrive at school on time, so they can participate in daily learning activities.  Our goal is to make every day a great day by making the most of every minute of the day!  Please be on time!
  • Picking- Up Students Early from School – To facilitate afternoon dismissal, we ask all parents / guardians who are checking out their student(s) early from school (for example, doctor’s appointments) to do so by 2:00 p.m.  Parent/Guardian must have a picture ID with them.
  • Crayola Recycle Program – We are excited to announce this year, St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program! Through this program, students can collect and repurpose used markers.  ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. Crayola ColorCycle can potentially eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills, and instead, repurposed the markers into alternative uses. You can learn more about ColorCycle environmental initiatives by visiting https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.  Collect your markers and we will let you know collection dates.
  • School Uniforms – In response to input from a number of families regarding the updated uniforms that were introduced at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, we will continue to view the 2020-2021 school year as a transition year for the updated uniform.   We know this is a difficult time financially and will make this adjustment.   As we did last year, the only items required by families to purchase would be the updated P.E. gym shirt and P.E. gym shorts.  Although we have some of the older uniforms available for purchase, that stock is limited.  If your current uniform is tattered, stained, ripped or no longer fits properly, you would need to purchase used or new replacements.
    BOYS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES
    GIRLS EVERY DAY UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    Uniforms with the new school logo can be purchased from Lands’ End (Preferred School Number: 900157769) and Flynn O’Hara.
    Flynn O’Hara Website
    Lands’End Website

          

Our Mission:

St. Pius X School community in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church commits itself to the education of the whole child in body, mind, and spirit.

 All Things New in Christ.

-Pope Pius X