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Catholic Schools

OCS Newsletter for June 5, 2023

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God of wisdom, we thank you for all the gifts you have given us throughout this school year.

We praise you for giving us life, for saving us in Christ, and for choosing us to be your people.

As we come to the end of this school year,

we voice our gratitude for the good things you have done in us, and we praise you for all who have shared in the work of this school.

We ask that you bless them in your love and give them refreshment and peace. We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever.


Message from the Office of Catholic Schools


Dear Catholic School Leaders,

Thank you for your dedication to Catholic education in the Diocese of Green Bay. Your hard work and dedication throughout this school year have not gone unnoticed. We are grateful for all you do to support your students and families, teachers and staff, and the school and parish community.

Please be sure to review the 2023-2024 calendar above. We also need each school to take a few minutes to complete the Google forms below for any retiring teachers/staff and for new hires. If you have open positions that you would like us to post on the Diocese of Green Bay Catholic Schools Facebook page, please send them our way.

The Office of Catholic Schools will continue to be open throughout the summer and we are happy to help you as you prepare for the 2023-2024 school year. Please reach out if you have questions, concerns, or simply to bounce ideas off of us. We love to hear from you!

We look forward to seeing you on August 10 for our All Principal/President Meeting. More details will be coming soon. Until then, have a wonderful summer.


Liz & Jamie

Calendar Items

(See details in articles below)

Save the Date

Calendar Updates

The 2023-2024 School Calendar was created in December and has been in our newsletter for several months. Although we tried to keep the dates consistent, there was a need to make several changes for the coming school year. The changes are listed below and in bold on the attached calendar. Please contact our office if you have any questions.

  • June 13: ADDED DATE - New Mentor Training
  • June 22: ADDED DATE - DASA Executive Team Meeting
  • August 16: CANCELLED - Pastor/Principal Summit
  • August 23 & 24: TIME CHANGE - Jason Evert event (shorter schedule)
  • October 5 - 6: DATE CHANGE - Principal/ President Retreat
  • December 13: CANCELLED - New Administrator Meeting
  • December 14: DATE/TIME CHANGE - Lunch w/ Bishop Ricken
  • December 14: ADDED DATE - Optional DASA Team Meetings (following lunch with Bishop Ricken)
  • February 22: DATE CHANGE - All Principal Meeting
2023 - 2024 Office of Catholic Schools Calendar

Summer 2023

Jun. 13: Mentor Training for Teachers REGISTER HERE

Jun. 28 - 20: 2023 Sadlier Phonics Institute w/ Wiley Blevins

Aug. 1: Sophia Institute - The Catholic Faith & Science

Aug. 1: SITA Conference (in-person sessions)

Aug 2: Sophia Institute - The Most Holy Eucharist

Aug. 2: SITA Conference (in-person Key Note Speaker)

Aug. 3: SITA Conference (virtual)

Aug. 8: New Teacher / Mentor Meeting

Aug. 9: New Administrator Meeting

Aug. 10: All President / Principal Meeting

Aug. 16: Pastor-Principal Summit

Aug. 23: Jason Evert (Green Bay) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at

Nativity Parish 2270 S. Oneida Street

Aug. 24: Jason Evert (Neenah) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at

St. Mary Catholic High School 1050 Zephyr Drive

Highlights for the 2023 - 2024 School Year

Sep. 28: All School Mass with Bishop Ricken at the Our Lady of Champion Shrine

Oct. 2: WRISA Annual Reports Due

Oct. 5 - 6: President / Principal Retreat (Green Lake Conference Center)

Oct. 26: Diocese of Green Bay Worship Jesus Day of Encounter

Dec. 14: Lunch with Bishop Ricken followed by All President / Principal Meeting (location TBD)

Feb. 22: All Principal Meeting (Chancery)

May 2: All President / Principal End of Year Meeting (location TBD)

New Items

Do you have any teachers or staff who will retire at the end of this school year?

Bishop Ricken would like to recognize those retiring from our schools. Please complete the form linked below. We would like all forms submitted no later than Friday, June 9.

Google Form for Retiring Teachers / Staff

New Teachers

Hiring is in full swing and we want to know who is joining your staff. Please click the link below to fill out the information on your new teachers for the 2023-2024 school year. We need one form for each new teacher hired for the 2023-2024 School Year. 

All teachers new to the Diocese of Green Bay need to attend one of the New Teacher Training sessions. First-year teachers should be assigned a mentor. Teachers who are new to your school, but have taught in other Catholic schools do not need a mentor but should have a go-to person (other than the principal).  

Please contact Liz Goldman with any questions.

[email protected]


Google Form for New Teachers


Schools must prepare their annual budget for the 2023-24 school year by June 30. The budget does not have to be submitted to the DPI. This requirement does not apply to schools new to the PSCP in the 2023-24 school year that provided a budget to the DPI by May 1, 2023. Schools may choose to use the DPI Budget and Cash Flow Report on the School Submitted Reports and Forms webpage or use their own budget if it includes certain components (see Training 6-3: School Budgets on the On Demand Training webpage). The budget will be reviewed by the school’s external auditor as part of the Fiscal & Internal Controls Practices Report.

This date also marks the end of the 2022-23 fiscal year for purposes of the 2022-23 financial audit that is due to the DPI by October 15, 2023 (see Financial Requirements Bulletins on the Program Bulletins webpage and all units of Training 5: Financial Audit on the On Demand Training webpage).

Jason Evert Presentations

Jason Evert will be presenting to our school and religious education employees in August. All administrators, teachers, catechists, and staff must attend one of the sessions listed below:

Aug. 23: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at

Nativity Parish 2270 S. Oneida Street

Aug. 24: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at

St. Mary Catholic High School 1050 Zephyr Drive

Jason will be revisiting the topics he presented last time he was in Green Bay: "Loving All God's People" A timely diocesan in-service for catechetical leaders, youth ministers and catechists, as well as Catholic school administrators and teachers in these times of increasing confusion regarding how the Church should view and define gender and sexuality, and of growing challenges in ministering to and guiding those we serve as they navigate these issues. Follow-up materials will be provided so schools can continue the conversation throughout the school year.

To learn more about Jason, visit

Curriculum Corner

End of Year PowerSchool Process

PowerSchool End of Year process is scheduled for June 30th, 2023. Please have all end-of-year reports, errors and setup completed before then. We are asking users not to log into PowerSchool on June 30th until the process has been completed. A message will be displayed on the log-in Screen on all portals and a message will go out to all PowerSchool UserGroup contacts. If no errors in setup are found the process has been finished in about an hour in recent years. Please reach out to Becky Krahn at the IT helpdesk with questions.

PowerSchool Notes

Assessment Updates

We are happy to share our schools will continue to have access to all MAP reports. While our testing options end on June 30, 2023, we are still owners of the accounts. All schools should print the end of year report for each students cumulative file.

Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, the Diocese of Green Bay will be partnering with Renaissance Star for our annual assessments. There will be training for schools as we begin with this new platform. If you have not done so already, please use the link below to note your school's point of contact.

Renaissance Star360 Point of Contact
Worth Repeating

Goodbye and God Bless

This time of year is bittersweet, especially when we say goodbye to people leaving our schools. Six of our Catholic School Administrators are moving on from our diocesan schools or retiring from their position at the end of the school year.

Tony Biese (St. Ignatius, Kaukauna)

Alma Cendejas-Ruiz (St. Mary, Menasha)

Vickie Dassler (St. John Bosco, Sturgeon Bay)

Deb Fuller (St. Mary, Greenville)

Jon Keepers (St. Thomas Aquinas, Marinette & Peshtigo)

Scott Smith (Holy Family, Brillion)

Thank you for your dedication to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Green Bay! We are grateful for the work you have done. You will be in our prayers as you enjoy retirement or your next step. God bless you!

Reminders for June / July

  • Close accounts (email, PowerSchool, etc.) for non-returning teachers, admin, staff, and students
  • Send WRISA Action Plan to Diocesan Education Office by June 12 if your school hosted a WRISA team visit during the school year
  • Order supplies and texts
  • Coordinate with parish calendar any school functions using the school building for the next school year
  • Work on special reports/projects and do planning for the future
  • Schedule duties for teachers for the next school year
  • Refine class/teacher schedules

More . . .

Newsletters will be sent on the first and third Mondays beginning in June. There will only be ONE newsletter sent in July.

Next editions of the Office of Catholic Schools Newsletter:

Monday, June 19

Monday, July 17

Monday, August 7

Archive of Superintendent’s emails:

Archived emails

NCEA Newsletter Link

Click on icon below to read the latest issue of Catholic School Matters Newsletter from NCEA and Dr. Tim Uhl. (updated link)

Full Education Policy Manual for SY 2022-2023

Office of Catholic Schools

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or (920) 272-8273.

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