For the Week of May 16, 2022

Monday, May 16 – Library closed
Tuesday, May 17 – Senior Academic Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18 – Library closed; Baccalaureate Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 19 –Library Closed; Graduation at Blue Wahoos Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, May 20 – Underclassmen Awards Ceremony, 9:45 a.m.; 2:50 p.m. dismissal
Saturday, May 21 – Free Athletic Physicals in the CHS gym, 8 a.m.
In This Week's Newsletter
  • Important Dates for Seniors
  • Free Athletic Physicals
  • Summer Camps 2022
  • Teaching Position Available
  • CHS Semester Exam Protocol
  • Protocols for Quarantining after Exposure
  • Visitor Protocol
  • Lunch Protocol
  • Reporting Student Absences
Important Dates for Seniors
Parents of Seniors, please make note of these dates:
  • May 16
  • Senior week begins
  • Senior practice in the gym, 8 a.m.
  • Senior breakfast in the SLC, 9 a.m.
  • May 17
  • Senior graduation practice, 7:45 a.m.
  • Caps, gowns, and laptops distributed, 8:45 a.m.
  • Baccalaureate practice at St. Paul Catholic Church, 10 a.m.
  • Senior Academic Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., CHS Gym
  • May 18 – Baccalaureate Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church, 6:30 p.m. (graduates must arrive by 5 p.m. and report to the School Gym); mandatory for all graduates
  • May 19 – Graduation at Blue Wahoos Stadium, 7 p.m. (graduates must report to their designated area by 6:15 p.m.); mandatory for all graduates
Free Athletic Physicals
For all planning to tryout or play a sport in the 2022-2023 school year, free athletic physicals will be available on Saturday, May 21, at the times listed below. in the CHS gym. Click here to download the paperwork. Please complete page 1 of this paperwork and bring it with you.
  • 9th grade – 8 a.m. (Incoming 9th graders)
  • 10th grade – 8:45 a.m.
  • 11th grade – 9:30 a.m.
  • 12th grade – 10:15 a.m.
Summer Camps 2022
Check out the athletic programs we have available this summer at www.pensacolachs.org/summercamps. Currently, we have programs available for Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, and Cheerleading. More information is coming soon about other athletic camps we may have available this summer.
Teaching Position Available
CHS has an opening for a full-time teacher in English and Religion. Please click here for more information on how to apply.
Important Policies and Protocols
Reminder of CHS Semester Exam Policy
CHS implemented a policy in 2014 that continues to be in effect and pertains to students who miss semester exams in either December (this year they are from December 14-17) or in May (this year they are on May 24-27). This policy states: Students who miss semester exams for serious family emergencies or serious health reasons are excused and may make them up. Students absenting themselves from exams for any other reason(s) may NOT make up exams and will receive a zero for each.

Please be aware of these dates when planning family trips, etc. We first informed/reminded parents of this policy in April of 2021 for this school year. It is also contained in the CHS Parent/Student Handbook that all parents and students are required to read. So this is simply a reminder for you now since mid-term exams are approaching--so that family plans will not conflict with our semester exams. As always, we ask you NOT to remove your child from school until his/her last exam is completed. Thank you so much!!

New COVID-19 Exposure Quarantine Protocols
The Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee Office for Catholic Schools has updated the Quarantines and Exposures Protocols section that is part of the Return to Campus Plan originally published in August, 2021. The new protocols go into effect on 2-7-22. The Catholic schools of our Diocese will each follow the Covid protocols used by their own local county school district. CHS will now follow the same protocols as those used by the Escambia County School District's schools. They were emailed to CHS parents on Friday, 2/4, and are also available on our website at pensacolachs.org/covid19.

CHS Visitor Protocol
To minimize risk to the health of all, the Diocesan Policy for Visitor Protocol limits all visitors to all of our Diocesan Catholic schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic. All visitors on campus will report to the Front Office and potential exposure to COVID questions will be asked. Visitors may be asked to sign a waiver and the school reserves the right to check temperatures. Visitors to the campus are required to wear masks.

Lunch Protocol
Lunch may not be dropped off for students. Students have the option to bring their lunch from home or purchase it in our Student Life Center. If a parent provides snacks for a club meeting or event, they must be store-purchased and individually store-wrapped. No homemade snacks may be brought in for any event.. Thank you for helping us to maintain these important protocols.

Parents & Students' Responsibilities for Handling Early Dismissals
Students must bring a note from the parent to the Front Office in the morning before 7:45 a.m. if he/she will need to be dismissed early that day for any reason. The school is unable to dismiss students early if they did not bring in this note from the parent prior to school on the day of the needed dismissal. This is true whether the student will return to school that day or not. Please do not call, email or text the Front Office during the school day to request that your child be dismissed at that time. Also, please remember our policy that students may not be dismissed within 30 minutes of the dismissal time at the end of any day.

Parents' Responsibility Regarding Student Absence from School
All parents and students must adhere to the following:
  • If your child is going to be absent for a short period of time (1-3 days), please call the Front Office (850-436-6400) by 8 a.m. and leave a message on the attendance mailbox (#2 on our phone system menu), letting us know your child will be out that day. You must also send an absence excuse note in with your child when they next return to school.

  • If your child is going to be absent for a prolonged period of time (more than 3 days) for whatever reason (death in the family requiring travel, a family trip, a serious illness or injury, surgery, etc.), please call Mrs. Pam Acromite (850-380-5889) and report the full details regarding your child's absence (expected length of time, nature of the absence, etc.). You must also send an absence excuse note in with your child when they next return to school. Thank you!
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