"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his mercy endures forever. " Psalm 118:1
Note from the President
Dear Parents,

Next week you will receive progress reports. Parents with students in grades 7-9 will receive them at the Back to School Night. If you have not signed up for your session, please do so here https://volunteersignup.org/BJ9L9. I cannot tell you how important it is for you to be here on Wednesday the 16th to learn more about your student’s academics.

You should have also received an email from Mr. Bouvier, Director of Food Services, letting you know that beginning Monday until the end of 2020, all full meals in the cafeteria will be 100% free for all students. No need for money on your Mealtime account, and no need for money in hand. Students just select their full lunch, and it’s free, every school day! Also, please send your students to the cafeteria on Tuesday or Friday at the end of school to pick up meals to take home for the days they are at home eLearning. These meals are also free. Meal pickup is also available every Wednesday between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm.  Remember, all meals are free until the end of 2020, so be sure to take advantage of this one!

Students are receiving their school pictures and IDs. Please make sure that they have received them.

Parents, again I can’t thank you enough for ensuring that your student is symptom-free before sending them to school. Please also remember that your student needs to be online on days when they are to be remote learning. Please let us know of any issues.

Thank you again for your understanding.

God Bless,
Mrs. Hoy
Faith & Service
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.
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Covid-19 Social Bubble


A social bubble is a small group of people who socialize only with each other and gather only when sticking to the same prevention measures. While a social bubble can give you more in-person interactions, it doesn’t mean socializing with everyone you know. Even with steps to stay safe, meeting with others in your social bubble does increase your risk for getting COVID-19, so it’s important that everyone in your small group stays at least 6 feet apart, wears a mask (even when outdoors) and practices good hand hygiene.

It’s important to practice physical distancing, wear a mask and wash our hands often to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This can be challenging, especially at social gatherings. Our mental and emotional health are also important during the pandemic, which adds to everyone’s stress and anxiety. Depending on your medical condition and risk of exposure, a tight circle of contacts within a social bubble, in addition to staying connected virtually, can help
Family Resources - COVID-19

Listed below is a link to a website with an abundance of recommendations, tips and resources for families to help support our teens mental health through the current state of altered life. Additionally included are hotline phone numbers which are available to support adults and children of all ages.

Mini-cameras are a helpful tool many parents use in their home to provide communication between parents and their students while parents are away from home. The cameras are inexpensive, easy to set-up and provide a constant view of activity occurring in your home - which is displayed live on your cell phone. Talking through the camera is extremely helpful in waking your student or reminding them break time is complete! Below are a few examples of mini-cameras, and there are many options available online.

Reolink E1 3MP Indoor Wifi Camera        YI 1080p Smart Home Camera 

Please let me know if you have any questions about these topics, or if you are in need of any assistance for your family. We are here to help in any way we can.

Lisa Brannick, School Social Worker
317-924-4333 etx.435
Big News From The Cafeteria

Beginning Monday until the end of 2020, all full meals in the cafeteria will be 100% free for all students. No need for money on your Mealtime account, and no need for money in hand. Students just select their full lunch, and it’s free, every school day! 
Also, please send your students to the cafeteria on Tuesday or Friday at the end of school to pick up meals to take home for the days they are at home eLearning. These meals are also free. Meal pickup is also available every Wednesday between 10:00 am and 3:30 pm.  Pickups may be made by coming in the back entrance closest to the cafeteria. Remember, all meals are free until the end of 2020, so be sure to take advantage of this one!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Want us to retake your picture? Simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day. 
You can still order on mylifetouch.com with your Picture Day ID: EVTZ32BX3 

¿Deseas que volvamos a tomar tu foto? Simplemente envia tu paquete original el día de la nueva toma fotográfica. 
Ya llega el día de la nueva toma fotográfica n puedes encargar en mylifetouch.com con tu ID del Día de la Foto. 
Freshman Parents!

If your son or daughter has a parent, or grandparent, that graduated from CRHS they are eligible to apply for the Alumni Legacy Scholarship! The applications were mailed out last week; if you did not receive one and should have please contact Katie Waggoner at kwaggoner@cardinalritter.org to get started.  
Parents, if your child should be in school, but is staying home for any reason, we need you to call the office. We are also asking that you share the reason that your child is at home. Due to the pandemic, we are asking that students who are sick remain home until they have been symptom free for five days. If a child has tested positive for Covid 19, we are asking that they quarantine for 14 days and are symptom free for 5 days before returning. Please communicate with the school office if your child or a family member living in your household has tested positive.
Spirit Wear/Jeans Days:
Students may wear jeans or sweatpants on spirit wear/jeans days, but they may NOT wear any shorts except CR uniform shorts. CRHS gym shorts can ONLY be worn if it is the student’s gym day. Jeans and sweatpants must be free of any holes or rips. Spirit wear tops are any shirts that have the Cardinal Ritter logo on them.
Parents of ONLINE learners:
Your child may come to school between 8 and 8:30 next Monday or Thursday for their school pictures. This is the only way your child will be able to be photographed for the yearbook and for a student id. Pictures will be taken in the chapel lobby. Pull into the chapel lobby circle and then have your child go to the chapel lobby where the picture will be taken before any other students have their photographs done. The codes for LifeTouch are in this newsletter. If you have not turned in your summer reading journals, you can do that at this time.
Computer Usage:
It is vital that your child comes to school with a working, charged computer and the charger for that computer. not turned in your summer reading journals, you can do that at this time.
Parents, it is vital that our students are online if they are not in the building. Every day but Wednesdays students are expected to be logged into their Google Classroom meet for the entire class period in order to receive full credit for attendance. The daily schedule is posted in the student's Google Class page along with Virtual Learning Expectations.
Employment Opportunity

Cardinal Ritter High School is looking for a Part-Time School Nurse for 20-29 hours per week. Candidate must either be a licensed RN or LPN. Candidate should be detail-oriented and a people person. Candidate will be asked to provide medical attention to students in need, along with administering prescribed medications to students. This person will also administer over-the-counter medication to students when necessary. Candidate will maintain all necessary paperwork. If interested, please send your resume to jhoy@cardinalritter.org.
Employment Opportunity

Little Ritter Daycare is looking for a Part-Time helper for the upcoming school. You would receive a discount off your tuition and you would be off when your kids are off. If interested, please contact Becky Wehrle by emailing her at bwehrle@cardinalritter.org
Immunization Update
  1. All students grades 7- 12th: The Indiana State Department of Health Immunization requirements for 2020-21 will require all students (K-12) to have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines, administered 6 months apart.
  2. All students entering the 12th grade are additionally required to have a booster (done after age 16) of the MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine. 

If your child has already received these, please forward proof of immunization to guidance 

You can find a list of immunizations needed for 2020-2021 here.
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
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.
News From The Raider Nation
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.
Raider Game Time Is On The Air
Not able to make it to the game? Don't worry the CRTV Sports Team will be streaming many of this year's games through the NFHS Network. Watch from anywhere: iOS, Android, Any Browser, Apple TV, Roku or Fire TV. There is a small cost to watch the games live or you can watch 48 hours after the game on demand.
All passes include full access to Live regular season sporting events.
Immediate access to events when they are available On Demand.
Cardinal Ritter receives a portion of your subscription fee.

A monthly pass is $10.99 a month billed monthly and you can cancel anytime.
An Annual pass is $69.99 billed annually
Attention All Bowlers

High School Bowling team try outs will be held on these dates at the Sunshine Bowling Center in Clermont. Everyone make the team so attend as many dates as possible.

September 13th 1:30pm to 3p,
September 16 6pm to 7:30pm

You can contact Coach Koch at: Corky.Koch@indianastateusbc or 317-796-0015
Boys Basketball

Boys basketball is about to begin their pre season conditioning program. All boys that are interested in playing and not currently in a fall sport, please reach out to Coach Moore at rmoore@cardinalritter.org to receive the schedule and all program updates.  Our first workouts will be Tuesday the 8 th from 7:30-9:30pm and Saturday the 12th from 8:00am - 10:00am

Everyone must be registered online at gocardinalritter.org and have an approved IHSAA Physical before attending any work outs or practices.
News from the Guidance Dept.

Check out the Raise Me scholarship program. You can earn small "micro-scholarships" from the time you begin high school until you graduate. You can earn money just by taking an AP class or by getting involved in a club! 18 colleges in the state of Indiana accept Raise Me (and many out-of-state schools as well!) Create an account today!
Junior Parents

All juniors will be taking the ASVAB-CEP (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - Career Exploration Program) on Thursday September 17. While this test can be used by the military for job assignment, it also has a comprehensive career assessment portion for students. The career exploration program helps students explore future career paths that they are interested in as well as career paths where they will be successful. After we have score results for students, they will be able to explore an online database of careers and resources to help them prepare for their future. There is no commitment to the military involved with this program at all. Check out this flyer for more information. 

Indiana University Groups Scholarship Program

The Groups Program through Indiana University is a scholarship program setup for low income or first-generation college students as a way to help them succeed at IU. If a student is accepted they will receive a full tuition scholarship for all four years of college as long as they stay academically eligible. This PDF has more information about the program as well as a list of qualifications students must meet to apply.  

If students are interested they will need to apply to IU FIRST (through Common
App or Apply IU) and then to the Groups program online. The deadline is November 1st for both parts. 

Here is the application to apply https://go.iu.edu/31eI 

If you have any questions please contact Catie Triplet at ctriplet@cardinalritter.org.

(Note: If students apply they MUST list Catie Triplet as their recommender no matter who their counselor is.) 
Attention Senior Parent 

Senior conferences are about to begin. These are one-on-one meetings with your senior and their counselor to review your senior's plans after graduation and the steps involved, including college applications, how to request transcripts, scholarship information, financial aid, college info, etc. Parents if you would like to attend your student's senior conference, we ask that you schedule an appointment online using the links below. We have options for face to face meetings or virtual meetings. Be sure to click the link for your student's counselor.  
Mrs. Lettich (seniors with last names A-G) https://calendly.com/jlettich
Mrs. Thomas (seniors with last names H-Ri) - https://calendly.com/lthomas-21
Ms. Triplet (seniors with last names Ro-Z) - https://calendly.com/ctriplet 
Attention Juniors And Seniors


Over the next few months we have set up Zoom meeting with several colleges and universities. Below is a link with more information.
Attention Sophomores

The PSAT will be offered at Cardinal Ritter on Wednesday, October 14th. The test will run from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Letters with information will be sent home this week to your house. You must return the letter with a parent signature if you plan to take the test. Signed forms must be returned to the guidance office by Thursday, October 1st. We will not be able to accept late forms so that we have time to plan the test with social distancing in mind.

A few other notes:
The test is free!
The PSAT is a great way to prepare for the SAT!
See Mrs. Thomas in guidance with any questions.  
Attention Juniors and Seniors

The SAT will be offered on Wednesday, October 14th at Cardinal Ritter! Yes, this is the real, actual SAT that you would normally take on Saturday! You can now take it in the comfort of your home school!

A letter will be sent home this week with more information. You will need to turn in a permission slip with the test fee included ($52) to the guidance office by October 1st. If you are in the free and reduced lunch program, the cost is $4. No late forms will be accepted, so make sure to turn yours in early to reserve your spot!

See Mrs. Thomas in guidance with questions.  

QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.

If you would like to be nominated, please talk to your counselor. To see if you qualify, refer to the link below.

Attention Hendricks County Seniors (Class of 2021):

Scholarship Opportunities, including the Lilly Scholarship (full-tuition to a university in the state of Indiana). Please note the early deadlines!

Application Process and Requirements

HCCF scholarship applications are completed online. Applications for seniors graduating in 2021 will go live Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

The following requirements must be met to complete the application process in the future:
  1. Applicant must be a Hendricks County resident.
  2. Applicant provides contact information, education, activities, employment and a personal statement
  3. Applicant provides two letters of recommendation submitted online
  4. Applicant completes the application online truthfully and in its entirety by the 3pm on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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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