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October 22, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

SCHOOL AND CARES CLOSED  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23!

FAMILY EVENT AT ROYAL CHOCOLATE!

PIRATES’ GOLD RAFFLE TICKETS
St. Pius X Families:  if you are unable to sell your raffle tickets, please return them to the School Office by Friday, October 16.  We have a number of families looking to sell more tickets.

HALLOWEEN TREATS
Due to COVID-19 and limiting what and who comes in the school we are asking parents to please not bring in Halloween treats to the school for Halloween!  The School and Home and School Association will be providing treats for all the students .


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
22-31   School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  School and CARES are closed
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales.  Halloween Celebration.  Dress Down Day Orange / Black

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Souls Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
18        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Student
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume

  • VOLUNTEER NEEDED for St. Pius X Playground Demolition and Excavation – The time has come to prepare our two playground areas to make way for our NEW and HARD EARNED PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT!   We need YOUR help with excavating the playground edging and mulch to clear out the play area and make room for our new equipment.  This is physical labor so please dress accordingly and bring work gloves.  We NEED equipment as well: shovels, wheelbarrows, crowbars, sledgehammers, rakes, and leaf blowers.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  This work can go towards the required 20 service hours per family.  To volunteer please click here.
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
  • Halloween Celebration – Home and School is in need of volunteers to help assemble treat bags and STEM activity kits, October 26-28.  If you would like to volunteer please click here.
    THANK YOU St. Pius X School Families for the generous donations towards our Halloween Celebration!  If you would like to donate candy and SLIME ingredients please click here.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q&A Session for St. Pius X School students on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Flyer and link will be forwarded by email once received from Catholic High School.
  • Middle School STEM – Mrs. Pitton’s Science classes are in need of STEM materials.  If you can donate, please drop the materials during morning drop-off.  Materials needed:
    Paper towel rolls
    Toilet paper rolls
    Tape in any form
    Kleenex boxes
    Craft sticks
    Rubber bands
    Plastic cups
    String
    Yarn
    Cardboard
    Construction paper
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – MOD Pizza at the Lake Wright Premium Outlet location on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you or mention St. Pius X Catholic School at pick-up.  MOD Pizza will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 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
    – 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.
  • 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

October 15, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FAMILY EVENT AT ROYAL CHOCOLATE!

PIRATES’ GOLD RAFFLE TICKETS
St. Pius X Families:  if you are unable to sell your raffle tickets, please return them to the School Office by Friday, October 16.  We have a number of families looking to sell more tickets.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Due to COVID-19 and limiting what and who comes in the school we are asking parents to please not bring in cupcakes, cakes, pizza, etc. to the school for their child’s birthday.


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
19-31   School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
22        School Family Event at MOD Pizza.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  School and CARES are closed
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales.  Halloween Celebration.  Dress Down Day Orange / Black

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Souls Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
18        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Student
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume

  • Lifetouch Individual Picture Day for Virtual Students / 8th Grade Graduation Gown Pictures and Picture Retake Day – Picture Day is Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  In-person students that wish to RETAKE their picture, must sign up and return their original picture package to the school.  Students in K-8th grade must wear their Church uniform.  Sunday Best for PK.  8th grade student need bring their graduation gown with them.  You can order your pictures at mylifetouch.  Use Picture ID:  EVTTR73K4.  Please click here to sign up.
  • 8th Grade Families – Catholic High School will be holding a Virtual Q&A Session for St. Pius X School students on Thursday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.  Flyer and link will be forwarded by email once received from Catholic High School.
  • Middle School STEM – Mrs. Pitton’s Science classes are in need of STEM materials.  If you can donate, please drop the materials during morning drop-off.  Materials needed:
    Paper towel rolls
    Toilet paper rolls
    Tape in any form
    Kleenex boxes
    Craft sticks
    Rubber bands
    Plastic cups
    String
    Yarn
    Cardboard
    Construction paper
  • Halloween Celebration – Home and School is in need of volunteers to help assemble treat bags and STEM activity kits, October 26-28.  If you would like to volunteer please click here.
    THANK YOU St. Pius X School Families for the generous donations towards our Halloween Celebration!  If you would like to donate candy and SLIME ingredients please click here.
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – MOD Pizza at the Lake Wright Premium Outlet location on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you or mention St. Pius X Catholic School at pick-up.  MOD Pizza will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 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
    – 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.
  • 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

October 8, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FAMILY NIGHT!
Don’t forget to order your dinner from Moe’s Southwest Grill TONIGHT from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Remember to mention St. Pius X School when your place your order.  (Takeout orders only)

CELEBRATING HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH!
Click here to show video

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Due to COVID-19 and limiting what and who comes in the school we are asking parents to please not bring in cupcakes, cakes, pizza, etc. to the school for their child’s birthday.


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020

**If you are unable to sell your raffle tickets, please return them to the School Office.  We have a number of families looking to sell more tickets.**  

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
8          School Family Event at Moe’s Southwest Grill.  Please see flyer for more information
12        No School for Students-Columbus Day.  Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
14        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
19-31   School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
22        School Family Event at MOD Pizza.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  NOON Dismissal for Students
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Souls Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
18        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Student
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume

  • Halloween Celebration – St. Pius X School and Home and School has put together a Halloween Celebration for ALL our students on October 30th.  As part of the FUN, we are asking for donations to fill 200 treat bags to give to the ENTIRE student body (Remote and In-person).  Additionally, MAD Science will be doing a Virtual Spooky Experiment Presentation and STEM hands-on activity (making SLIME).  To help off-set the cost, we are asking for donations of SLIME ingredients as well.  To donate please click here.
  • Home and School Meeting – The first quarterly virtual meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m.  To sign up please click here.   The Zoom link will be emailed to all those that signed up.  Agenda topics include:  Halloween Celebration with MAD Science, Pirate’s Gold Raffle update, Christmas Shoppe dates and plans, and your ideas and suggestions!
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Royal Chocolate at Town Center, October 19 – November 1.   Royal Chocolate Flyer
    – MOD Pizza on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you to MOD Pizza and MOD will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, ThursdayNovember 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Update Regarding the 2020-2021 TCBL Basketball Season – Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 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
    – 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.
  • 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
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
    Home and School Video
  • 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. 
  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • 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.
  • 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

October 1, 2020

  

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

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.

 

UPDATE REGARDING THE 2020-2021 TCBL BASKETBALL SEASON
Link to update:  TCBL Update Letter


FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

** New Letter from Mr. Zafra – Letter dated 10.1.2020 **

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

OCTOBER
8          School Family Event at Moe’s Southwest Grill.  Please see flyer for more information
12        No School for Students-Columbus Day.  Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
14        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
15        Living Rosary
19-31   School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
22        School Family Event at MOD Pizza.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  NOON Dismissal for Students
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS.  End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales

NOVEMBER
1          School Family Event at Royal Chocolate.  Please see  flyer for more information
2          Winter Uniform in effect.  All Saints Day!
3          Election Day
4          1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
8          School Family Event at Panera.  Please see flyer for more information
9          1st Quarter Awards
10        Virtual  Parent/Teacher Conference from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
11        Veterans Day.  Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. –  No School for Students
16        Student Virtual of the Month Recognition for September / October
17        School Family Event at Chipotle.  Please see flyer for more information
18        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Student
24        Prayer Service.  NOON Dismissal
25-27   Thanksgiving Break
30        Classes Resume

  • Early Learners and Junior Kindergarten Dress Code – The children will be going out to recess everyday unless it is raining or extremely cold.  Please keep this in mind when helping your child select clothing for the day.  Flip flops, cowboy boots, clogs, sandals, and little girls dress shoes are less ideal for playing outside.  These shoes tend to fall off the children’s feet and are very slippery.
  • 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.
  • Attendance – When a student is absent, a parent/guardian should notify the school by calling (757) 588-6171 or by email at school@piusxparish.org prior to 8:00am on the day the student is absent. Three or more days of absence requires a physician’s written note for admission back  into school.
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Our first school family event is at Moe’s Southwest Grill, Thursday, October 8.  Moe’s Flyer
    – Royal Chocolate at Town Center, October 19 – November 1.   Royal Chocolate Flyer
    – MOD Pizza on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you to MOD Pizza and MOD will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 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
    – 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.
  • 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
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
    Home and School Video
  • 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. 
  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

September 24, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

Letter from Mr. ZafraLetter dated September 17.2020
Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER
25        1st Quarter Interim
30        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

OCTOBER
8          School Family Event at Moe’s Southwest Grill.  Please see flyer for more information
12        No School for Students-Columbus Day.  Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
14        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
15        Living Rosary
16        End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
22        School Family Event at MOD Pizza.  Please see flyer for more information
23        End of 1st Quarter.  NOON Dismissal for Students
28        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30        Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS

  • Bicentennial Octave of Service – As part of the Diocessan 200th Anniversary Celebration an Octave (8 days) of Service is being promoted by the Diocese for each Parish.  St. Pius X Catholic School will be participating in the Parish Food Pantry Drive from Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 2.  We are asking each grade to please bring the following items:
    PreK 3 and PreK 4                  Cereal
    Kindergarten and Grade 1   Rice
    Grade 2                                   Pasta
    Grade 3 and Grade 4            Mac & Cheese
    Grade 5                                   Oatmeal,
    Grade 6                                   Stuffing
    Grade 7 and Grade 8            Instant Mash-potatoes
  • Lunch – A reminder, we ask all families to make sure that your student(s) bring their lunch to school and to refrain from dropping off fast food lunch.
  • School Family Events –  St. Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location and date back to St. Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Our first school family event is at Moe’s Southwest Grill, Thursday, October 8.  Moe’s Flyer
    – Royal Chocolate at Town Center, October 19 – November 1.   Royal Chocolate Flyer
    – MOD Pizza on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you to MOD Pizza and MOD will donate 20% of your bill!
    – Panera, Thursday, November 5 (Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations).  Panera Norfolk Flyer   Panera VA Beach Flyer
    – Chipotle, Tuesday, November 17.  Chipotle English Flyer   Chipotle Spanish Flyer
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.
    – No more clipping!  Please don’t forget download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St. Pius X Catholic School this year. (School ID 126804)   Box Tops App
    – Can you believe Christmas is only 91 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
    – 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.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.  We still have families that have not returned the completed form.  Please complete and return by Friday, September 25.  New Policy Form
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CACA82FA7FE3-pirates
    Home and School Video
  • 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. 
  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

September 17, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

**New letter from Mr. Zafra. Letter dated September 17.2020**

PIRATES’ GOLD RAFFLE TICKETS ARE ON SALE!

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER
25        1st Quarter Interim
30        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

OCTOBER
12        No School for Students-Columbus Day.  Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
14        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
15        Living Rosary
16        End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
23        End of 1st Quarter.  NOON Dismissal for Students
28       1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
30       Report Cards Released via FACTS SIS

  • A reminder to families with virtual students to please follow the Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning. Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning
  • 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.
  • School Fundraiser –  St.Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery fundraising events.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location and date back to St.Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.
    – Our first community fundraiser is at MOD Pizza on Thursday, October 22.  Please bring this flyer with you to MOD Pizza and MOD will donate 20% of your bill!
  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.

  • 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. 
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.  We ask that you please return the completed form to the school no later than Friday, September 18.  New Policy Form
  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form – Reminder to ALL St. Pius X Catholic School Families, Faculty and Staff, the school is required to have your Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form before the start of the school year (Monday, August 24).  Please read, acknowledge and voluntarily assume the aforementioned risk and agree that you and everyone in your household will comply with the COVID-19 related precautionary measures set in place at schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  To access the form, please click here.
  • 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.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.  To see how you can help click here.
    Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St. Pius X Catholic School this year.
    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.
  • 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

September 10, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Pirates’ Gold Raffle Letter
2020 Raffle Official Rules
2020 Raffle Instructions
2020 Prizes – Sell Tickets Win Prizes
Initial book(s) went home on Friday, September 4.  Please don’t forget to fill out the google form, Pirates’ Gold Raffle Ticket Conformation Receipt..  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays through October 30, 2020.

You will also find the following links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning.
Link to FAQs
Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER
16        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
25        1st Quarter Interim
30        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

OCTOBER
12        No School for Students-Columbus Day.  Professional Development Day for Faculty and Staff
14        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
15        Living Rosary
16        End of Pirates’ Gold Raffle Sales
21        Lifetouch Picture Day for Virtual Students, 8th Grade Graduation Pictures, and Retakes
23        End of 1st Quarter.  NOON Dismissal for Students

  • Home and School – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Pirates’ Gold Raffle.  Volunteers are needed to:
    (1) Count Tickets and Money or
    (2) Assemble Student Prizes
    Please click on the link below for more information on dates and times.

  • 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. 
  • Morning Drop-Off and Dismissal – We ask that if a parent needs to get off their vehicle to assist their child(ren) please wear a face mask for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.
  • Diocese Digital Communication and Media Release Policy –  The NEW form went home with students on Wednesday, September 9.  We ask that you please return the completed form to the school no later than Friday, September 18.  New Policy Form
  • School Fundraiser –  St.Pius X School is partnering with several area restaurants for take out / delivery fundraising events.  Restaurants will donate a percentage of sales made by families and friends at a specific location and date back to St.Pius. X School.  In addition to raising operating funds, this is an exceptional community building opportunity for the school.  Look for future communiques and emails for updates on these exciting events.
  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form – Reminder to ALL St. Pius X Catholic School Families, Faculty and Staff, the school is required to have your Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form before the start of the school year (Monday, August 24).  Please read, acknowledge and voluntarily assume the aforementioned risk and agree that you and everyone in your household will comply with the COVID-19 related precautionary measures set in place at schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  To access the form, please click here.
  • 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.
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.  To see how you can help click here.
    Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St. Pius X Catholic School this year.
    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.
  • 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

September 3, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

Virtual Back to School Night is tonight, Thursday, September 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Back to School Video from Mr. Zafra
Home and School Video
Back to School Night Letter
Please review the available slots by grade on the link below to sign up to meet with your child’s teacher(s).
Virtual Back to School Night Sign Up

You will also find the following links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning.
Link to FAQs
Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER
3         Virtual Back to School Night
4          Pirates’ Gold Raffle Kick-Off Event
7          Labor Day – No School.  CARES will be closed
9          Lifetouch Individual Pictures (Students in grades K-8 must wear their Church Uniform.  PK Sunday Best
16        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
25        1st Quarter Interim
30        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

  • FACTS Management and your Family Portal – FACTS Management and FACTS SIS are now one.  All financial payments will now be made in FACTS SIS (Family Portal).  As of Wednesday, September 2 the only way families can access any billing information is by logging into the Family Portal, and then clicking on the new Financial link on the left side menu.Please click here to see how to access your account.  For any questions please contact Mrs. Weidman at sweidman@piusxparish.org or call the school office at (757) 588-6171.
  • Pirates’ Gold Raffle – Our Pirates’ Gold Fall Raffle returns this fall.  We ask each family to sell one book of 15 tickets.  Each ticket costs $10 and gives the purchaser 30 chances to win cash during the month of November.   Daily prizes range from $100 up to the grand prize of $1000 on the last day. We ask all families and all faculty and staff members to sell one book of 15, but your family may sell additional books to get more chances at raffles and other milestone goals.  Your initial ticket book will go home on Friday, September 4.  A google form will also be email to families, please don’t forget to fill out your form.  Students that received a Pirates’ Gold Raffle t-shirt last year (2019-2020) are authorized to wear their t-shirt with uniform bottoms (pants, shorts, skort, or PE bottoms ONLY if PE is scheduled for that day) on Fridays starting September 4 through October 30, 2020.
  • Picture Day – Student pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 9.  To order before Picture Day, please go to mylifetouch.com and enter code:  EVT3TVC4M.  Families that do not pre-order, a picture proof sheet will be sent home after Picture Day. Students in grades K-8th must wear their church uniforms and Sunday Best for EL, JK students.
  • Department of Social Services Child Registration Form – All students must have this form on file whether they attend the C.A.R.E.S. program or not.  Please make sure all addresses include the city and zip code and form is returned by Monday, August 31.  Social Services Form
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do at least 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. 
  • Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form – Reminder to ALL St. Pius X Catholic School Families, Faculty and Staff, the school is required to have your Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form before the start of the school year (Monday, August 24).  Please read, acknowledge and voluntarily assume the aforementioned risk and agree that you and everyone in your household will comply with the COVID-19 related precautionary measures set in place at schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  To access the form, please click here.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.  To see how you can help click here.
    Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St. Pius X Catholic School this year.
    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.
  • 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

August 27, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA

**New letter dated August 27,  2020**
Back to School Night Letter

You will also find the following links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning.
Link to FAQs
Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning

Parent letters:
Parent Letter August 2020 
Letter to Parents 7.30.2020

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

SEPTEMBER
7           Labor Day – No school
9          Lifetouch Individual Pictures (Students in grades K-8 must wear their Church Uniform.  PK Sunday Best
16        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
25        1st Quarter Interim
30         1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

  • Performance Series Testing starts next week.  Please see In-Person or Remote-Learning letters for details.
    Letterr to In-Person Parents Announcing Testing
    Remote Leaners Ltr to Parents Announcing Testing
  • Picture Day – Student pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 9.  To order before Picture Day, please go to mylifetouch.com and enter code:  EVT3TVC4M.  Families that do not pre-order, a picture proof sheet will be sent home after Picture Day. Students in grades K-8th must wear their church uniforms and Sunday Best for EL, JK students.
  • 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.
  • Department of Social Services  Child Registration Form – All students must have this form on file whether they attend the C.A.R.E.S. program or not.  Please make sure all addresses include the city and zip code and form is returned by Monday, August 31.  Social Services Form
  • 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 to 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.
  • Family Service Hours – All our St. Pius X families are required to do at least 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, Box Tops, 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. **We are currently in need of cases of water bottles for each homeroom.  If you are interested, please drop off cases during morning drop-off.
  • Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form – Reminder to ALL St. Pius X Catholic School Families, Faculty and Staff, the school is required to have your Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form before the start of the school year (Monday, August 24).  Please read, acknowledge and voluntarily assume the aforementioned risk and agree that you and everyone in your household will comply with the COVID-19 related precautionary measures set in place at schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  To access the form, please click here.
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.  To see how you can help click here.
    Please don’t forget to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts for St. Pius X Catholic School this year.
    Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC cards needs to be re-link to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • 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

August 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT COVID-19 AND SCHOOL UPDATES
Information and Resources

FROM OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. ZAFRA
What to expect as students return to school on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Drop-Off Procedures Video
At each station, the following questions will be asked:
1.  Have you experienced any of the following in the last 14 days?
Fever
Cough
Shortness of Breath
Other Cold or Flu Symptoms
2.  In the past 14 days have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have come in contact with someone with COVID-19?
3.  In the past 14 days have you traveled outside of Virginia?  **Families that have traveled to a hot spot or out of the country will be required to quarantine for 14 days before the student can return to school.  During quarantine students will have to follow the guidelines for virtual-remote learning.
Students will have their temperature checked prior to entering the building.  Any student with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to enter the building.  For the safety of faculty, staff, and students, any student riding in the same vehicle will also be asked to go home.

Click here for the video “What to expect”

You will also find the following links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning.
Link to FAQs
Link to Guidelines for Virtual-Remote Learning

Parent letters:
Parent Letter August 2020 
Letter to Parents 7.30.2020

Proper way to wear your face mask:  SPX Video
Fun St. Pius X Memory Game

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

AUGUST
24          First Day of School!

SEPTEMBER
2           Lifetouch Individual Pictures (Students in grades K-8 must wear their Church Uniform.  PK Sunday Best
7           Labor Day – No school
16        1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students
25        1st Quarter Interim
30         1:30 p.m. Early Dismissal for Students

  • Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form – Reminder to all St. Pius X Catholic School Families, Faculty and Staff, the school is required to have your Acknowledgment of Symptoms and Risk Form before the start of the school year (Monday, August 24).  Please read, acknowledge and voluntarily assume the aforementioned risk and agree that you and everyone in your household will comply with the COVID-19 related precautionary measures set in place at schools in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.  If you have not submitted your form please complete by Friday, August 21, 2020.  To access the form, please click here.
  • Before and Afterschool CARES – Our CARES Program will be open starting Monday, August 24, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.  For planning purposes and proper staffing, we ask families to please select if your child will need CARES during the school year.  Please click on the survey link to submit your inputs.  Survey
  • 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.
  • 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..
  • PK – 8th Grade Stationery (Supply) List for the 2020 – 2021 School Year –  Please click on the stationery list for your child(ren)’s grade.  Items in bold must be purchased from St. Pius X Catholic School (the bolded items will be in your child’s classroom on the first day of school.  The cost of the items will be applied to your FACTS account).
    PK3 STATIONERY LIST        PK4 STATIONERY LIST         K STATIONERY LIST                 Grade 1 2 3 STATIONERY LIST      Grade 4 & 5 STATIONERY LIST      Grade 6, 7 & 8 STATIONERY LIST
    *FDA hand sanitizer recall list:  FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol FDA
  • Support St. Pius X Catholic School – Help St. Pius X Catholic School earn FREE educational equipment or money for education.  To see how you can help click here.
    Do you shop at Harris Teeter?  If you do, please remember your VIC cards needs to be re-link to St. Pius X Catholic School (Code 8038) every year.
  • Summer Reading and IXL –  The Summer Reading and IXL Summer Adventures announcement has been released.  Please click on the link Summer Reading and Math to open the announcement letter.  The goal of our summer reading and IXL program is to encourage students to read for pleasure as they continue to refine their reading skills and add a splash of summer learning with IXL Math and Reading Summer Adventures.
  • 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
  • 2019-2020 Yearbook –  Yearbooks are finally here!  We are still missing the 2019-2020 8th grade yearbooks.  An email was sent out to families that have purchased a yearbook.  Once the 8th grade yearbooks come in, families will receive an email.  We have extra yearbooks for sale.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, cost is $28.00 each.
  • Health and Immunization Requirements – It’s time to begin thinking about health information for your children for the 2020-2021 school year.  Updated health and immunization records as well as physicals must be given to the school nurse prior to school beginning in August. Required immunizations before school begins include:
    – Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for girls entering 6th grade.  Please read Mrs. Lazzara’s, Superintendent of Catholic Schools letter about HPV and HPV vaccines.  HPV letter from Superintendent of Catholic Schools      VDH 2020 Health Guidelines for School Reentry
    – Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Tdap) immunization for ALL rising 7th grade students.Health Entry Form
    No medicine of any kind, neither prescription or over the counter drugs may be given at school unless an “Administration of Medicine” form is completed.  This form must be signed by the child’s doctor as well as the parent or guardian.  Due to the dangers of the misuse of drugs, we must enforce this Public Health service rule.  Please DO NOT put any medications in your child’s lunch box or in any way encourage the self-administration of medicine at school.  This practice can endanger your child and others.    Medication Administration of Medication Form
  • Business Office Matters – School Office Hours– Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  We can also be reached by email at school@piusxparish.org or by calling (757) 588-6171.

              

    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