"Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his marvelous deeds." Psalm 96:3
Faith & Service
Dear Parents, 

As you have noticed by the newsletter, we have experienced four cases of Covid-19 recently. I just wanted to share our procedures and what this means for your child. First, we follow the guidelines in Marion County that are different from other counties. We are required to quarantine any student who is within three feet of a student who has tested positive even though our students wear their masks in the classrooms and in the hallways. The Marion County Health Department monitors our numbers on a weekly basis.

When contact tracing, we look at the teachers’ seating charts and any possible group work that has happened during the time of exposure. One student’s positive case might quarantine a few students, but the number increases significantly if the student has participated in a p.e. class which is what has happened in this last week. Some of our students get confused when a friend of theirs becomes quarantined. Only a student who has been around the positive case is quarantined - not a student who is around a quarantined student. Students sometimes wrongly assume that a student who is quarantined is sick.

When students are quarantined, we expect them to participate in class through the Google Meets in order to stay current on their classwork. If your child is absent from the Google Meet, we need you to call the office and explain the absence in order for it to be excused.

Sometimes our students share inaccurate information with you based on assumptions, and this can cause undue worry. Please help us by checking in with the office if you have any questions.

In Christ’s Peace,

Kari Jost
Prayer for Students

Lord our God,
in your wisdom and love
you surround us with the mysteries of the universe.
Send your Spirit upon these students
and fill them with your wisdom and blessings.
Grant that they may
devote themselves to their studies
and draw ever closer to you,
the source of all knowledge. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R/. Amen.
May Crowning & Sophomore Ring Ceremony
May 6th at 10:30am
Seniors who attended St. Christopher School are invited to attend an alumni Mass on May 13th at 9 am at St. Christopher Church. Seniors will need to turn in a signed permission slip to attend and will be expected to provide their own transportation. 
Announcements
School Choice Voucher Application

We are now scheduling voucher application appointments for May! Please utilize the following links to schedule your appointment with Carrie Hutt. You will need to bring your 2020 tax return as well as any other income documentation for your household.
The Indiana State Department of Health and Department of Education has mandatory immunizations for every student enrolled in an Indiana school Cardinal Ritter High School must follow these requirements to stay in compliance; even if a physicians’ immunization and dosing schedules show more flexibility.

Immunization requirements for 2021-22 require all high school students to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered a minimum 6 months apart.
Flower Sale Pick - Up - Tuesday, May 4
Thanks to all who have pre-ordered flowers! You may pick them up
Tuesday, May 4th from noon - 5 pm by the Chapel. We will have extra hanging baskets, planters and flats for sale.

If you have any questions, contact Marie Schelonka, mschelonka@comcast.net

Sophomore students with class rings are invited to participate in the Sophomore Ring Ceremony at the May All- School Liturgy on Thursday, May 6th at 10:20 am. Students may select a family member, teacher, senior, etc. to give them their ring. Students are not required to have a Herff-Jones ring to participate - any ring is allowed! Parents are welcome to attend - please RSVP to Ms. Scanameo in Campus Ministry by Tuesday, May 4th, so that we can reserve a seat for you ascanameo@cardinalritter.org or 317-927-4333 x428). 
Attention Current Cardinal Ritter 8th Graders

The Cardinal Ritter Memorial Scholarship is available to students who will be entering 9th grade at Cardinal Ritter High School. It is a one time, $500 scholarship. The due date is Friday, May 7th. Please have your child see Mr. Powers for the application.
The Joyner Scholarship

The Joyner Scholarship is offered to any African American student in grades 8-11 who attend Cardinal Ritter High School. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded during the fall of the following school year.

In order to be considered for the Joyner Scholarship, a student must meet the following requirements:

1. Students must be African American in grades 8-11
2. Complete the application and the essay
3.  Return completed application and essay to Mr. Powers by 5/03/21

Raider Rev Up
Tomorrow at 6pm
Here is great way to raise money for Cardinal Ritter that doesn't cost you anything extra
When making purchases at Office Depot (either in store or on-line and this includes OfficeMax as well), you can designate that 5% of your purchase price be directed toward merchandise credits for Cardinal Ritter.
Once a school receives $10 in credit within a calendar quarter Cardinal Ritter will be mailed a merchandise certificate to use online or in store!
Cardinal Ritter's ID is 70036459
Amazon Smile

Don't forget to select Cardinal Ritter High School as your charity of choice at smile.amazon.com, and a portion of your purchase will be donated to CRHS!

Cardinal Ritter HS has earned 0ver $925 just by you using Amazon Smiles
for you Amazon purchases and we thank you for your support.
Shopping to Support CRHS
You can support Cardinal Ritter by shopping at Kroger, Amazon, and Office Max along with getting rewards from Box Tops and Coke for our school. Visit our website to find out more details.
Inside & Outside The Classroom
Water Quality Testing

Mrs. Sperry's class performs water quality test at Marian University EcoLab. 
News From The Raider Nation
Congratulations Sarah

Cardinal Ritter Alumni Sarah Bacon, Class of 2015, has been named the Honda Sports Award winner for swimming & diving for the 2020-2021 season. That makes her the first-ever diver to take the honor.
IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation

IHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation for the 2021-2022 School Year will be required for summer conditioning workouts for all sports starting June 7th. Athletes will not be able to participate until the Athletic Trainer or Athletic Department has received a Physical. Packets are in the Athletic Office or on the IHSAA website. Once completed please turn them into the Athletic Office or Athletic Trainer. All Franciscan Health Offices will be providing Physical for 25 Dollars, make your Appointment Today 317-781-1133. 
RAIDERS!

Head to Papa Murphy's Pizza on Wednesdays to get pizza while supporting Raiders Athletics. 25% of your purchase will be donated back to help your teams! Use the code GIVE25 when ordering online. See the flyer for more details.

Process for purchasing tickets at Cardinal Ritter

For more information on how to purchase tickets to Cardinal Ritter sporting event and rules to follow while at these events click the link below.
News from the Guidance Dept.
REGISTRATION FOR
NEXT YEAR CONTINUES!

Many of our returning students have already met with their Guidance counselor to set their classes for next year as well as over 160 new students to Cardinal Ritter that have registered.  Access to Online Registration paperwork is available and we need those forms filled out by parents and sent in. Just go to Cardinal Ritter’s website, click on Admissions and then Registration Forms. Forms need to be downloaded, filled out, and then emailed to registration@cardinalritter.org
or brought in to school. Also the registration fee of $150 for returning families or $200 for new families should be paid to the business office. Students are not considered registered for next school year until they have met with a counselor, turned in paperwork, and paid their fee.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP WITH THIS PROCESS!
UPCOMING ILEARN TESTING

Week of May 3 - ILEARN Grade 8 English/Language Arts and Math testing.
UPCOMING AP TESTING

Parents: Below are dates for upcoming AP testing. Testing will be paper and pencil, in-person at Cardinal Ritter. Please reach out to Mrs. Thomas in the guidance office with any questions.

Monday, May 3 8 a.m. US Gov't; 12 p.m. AP Physics
Tuesday, May 4 8 a.m. AP Calculus AB and BC
Thursday, May 6 12 p.m. AP Computer Science A and AP Art History
Friday, May 7 8 a.m. AP Chemistry
Monday, May 10 8 a.m. AP World History
Tuesday, May 11 12 p.m. AP Latin and AP Psychology
Wednesday, May 12 8 a.m. AP English
Monday, May 17 8 a.m. AP Computer Science Principles
Seniors - FAFSA Info

The State of Indiana is extending the FAFSA filing deadline beyond the original deadline of April 15, 2021. There is no set end date for the extension. Funding will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, so students are encouraged to file as soon as possible. You can read the full press release using the link below. Students can continue to contact their outreach coordinator or INvestEd at 317-715-9007 or email outreach@investedindiana.org for assistance in filing the FAFSA.

Interior Designers
This workshop open to high school students of any grade level and gives them the opportunity to experience interior design firsthand.

Art Force is led by professional teaching artists with Arts for Learning along with guest artists and speakers come from the broader arts community and from Ivy Tech faculty. Participants will get experience in a variety of techniques and skills related to the artform, build on their portfolios, work with other students passionate about the arts, and learn how art can be used to speak to a social issue. The summer program will finish with a display of visual artwork created by the students. Art Force 2021 will be in-person at the Central Indiana campus of Ivy Tech

Upon completion of the two-week summer program, students receive a stipend.
Healthcare positions @ Eskenazi

This year’s program is placing a special emphasis on the health care career development, college preparation and volunteer service, while providing insight into positions in healthcare, such as nursing, therapy, medicine, administration and other health care professions.
The 2021 VolunTEEN program is an opportunity for experiential and service learning, providing teens with a chance to gain a realistic perspective of a career in a health care environment. It is also a great way to meet new people and gain community service hours needed for school and scholarships.

Participants may choose one of the two sessions, either May 31 – June 25 (session one) or July 5 – July 30, 2021 (session two).

The Theatre School at DePaul’s Virtual
Summer High School Training Program

The Summer High School Training Program is a non-college credit program that prepares rising 11th and 12th grade students for the college audition and interview process, all while building life-long connections with one of the top theatre conservatories in the nation. For three weeks (June 26-July 18, 2021), students will study one of six concentrations from the comforts of home - acting, comedy arts, directing, design, playwriting, or stage management/theatre technology.

Operating on a virtual platform for the second year in a row allows us to offer a more accessible, affordable program for students who may not have been able to travel to Chicago this summer.


To learn more information about this program and our newly offered one-week remote session, check out our website. Please contact us with any questions at tts.summer@depaul.edu or (773) 325-7933.
Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more at Boston University's Academy of Media Production. AMP's daily livestream is collaborative remote learning unlike anything you've ever experienced.

"AMP was immersive, exciting, and challenging - I never imagined that I would learn so much, work so hard, and have such a blast."

Learn in a unique, collaborative live environment

Create videos, short
films, visual effects, webcasts and more
 
Discover educational
opportunities and professional pathways
It's time to AMP UP!


Program Dates: July 5 - 31, 2021
Program Info & Application Materials: bu.edu/amp
Questions? Contact the program at buamp@bu.edu
Non-Discrimination Policy
All schools operated by schools and parishes under the guidance of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Mission Statement
The West Deanery Unified Catholic Schools are Roman Catholic schools that provide an academically rigorous education for our diverse student population. Students are challenged to grow in Mind, Body, & Soul and to engage in charitable stewardship of their unique talents and abilities.
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