September 27, 2019
Busy Month Ahead!
Upcoming Events and Important Dates
October 2 - NACAC College Fair Field Trip - 11th/12th Grade Students - Permission Forms DUE!

October 4 - Feast of St. Francis (our Patron Saint) Celebration and Mass at 2:30pm at St. Gerard
October 4 - Josten's Orders for Rings and Graduation Materials DUE

October 8 - FAFSA Night 3:45pm-6:00pm in St. Francis Gathering Area - MANDATORY for SENIORS and their parents!

October 11 - Early Dismissal for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences 1:00pm-4:00pm

October 12 - College Tour Field Trip to Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA) Preview Day

October 14 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

October 15 - Retreat Day for Grades 10 and 11
October 15 - Parent Association Planning Meeting 5:00pm-6:00pm in SFGA - Childcare will be provided!

October 16 - SAT (Grade 12) and PSAT/NMSQT (Grades 10-11)

October 17 - PSAT 8/9 for Grade 9

October 18 - End of 1st Quarter Grading Period

October 24 - Cristo Rey Fall Open House for Prospective Students and Families 5:30pm-7:30pm

October 25 - School Mass at St. Gerard Church 2:30pm
Make Plans to Attend
Senior Parents - make plans to bring your 12th Grader to FAFSA Night on October 8th. Pop in between 3:45pm-6:00pm to get one-on-one help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form - required for ALL SENIORS!

1st Quarter Conferences - Teachers may require conferences for students, or Parents may request conferences with teachers on our Conference Day October 11th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. A sign-up link will be sent next week, and we request that both a parent and the student participate in the conference.

If you are interested in being a part of the planning committee for Parent Engagement events this year, make plans to attend a meeting on October 15th at 5:00pm. Childcare will be provided, and we'll have prizes too, courtesy of the Urban League of Louisiana!

Please make sure your child is AT SCHOOL and ON TIME on October 16 and 17 for our annual SAT and PSAT Testing Days. The SAT is accepted by most colleges for admission, and Cristo Rey students around the nation have demonstrated higher performance on the SAT than the ACT. Help us to make sure your child is ready for the test on testing day. For more information about the SAT, visit College Board.
Transportation Update - New Policy Reminder
Cristo Rey provides transportation for all students in the morning, as well as for students at 3:35pm dismissal (for non-workday students) and again at 5:00pm for student workers. To ensure efficiency and consistency with our after-school bus routes, we will not be able to provide 5:00pm transportation home for a student who is NOT a worker that day. This means a student who stays after school for any kind of after-school program or for detention must arrange for a ride by 5:00pm on those days.

We are working diligently to improve the quality of our bus transportation program, and we apologize for any frustration you have experienced as a result of late buses or missed stops. Please know we are exploring several options for transportation services as we move forward and work to continuously improve our offerings for our families.

Call our Main Office at (225) 615-7479 if you have any questions about bus transportation to and from school.
Thanks for Taking Care of Business!
ATHLETICS: All student athletes who wish to participate in sports this year must complete an athletics packet, which includes a medical exam, before participating. Contact your coach or the Main Office for a copy of the packet. Basketball season is just around the corner!

DRESS CODE: Please ensure students come to school dressed appropriately for the day, from their outerwear to their shoes. Dress uniform required on all work days!

REGULAR BELL SCHEDULE: Please make sure students arrive on time (by 7:25am) and remain through the end of the school day. Students may not be checked out after 3:00pm.
Celebrating Students
Join us at Mass this Friday, September 27th for our announcing of the September Students of the Month, who are recognized by teachers as embodying our Core Values:
Faith, Purpose, Service, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Perseverance
Mass is at 2:30pm at St. Gerard Church.

Invite the family of a 7th or 8th grade student to our fall
Open House
October 24, 2019
5:30pm-7:30pm
*Families can earn incentive prizes for referring a family who registers for the 2020-2021 school year!

For pictures and other student life updates, check out our Facebook page!
Spread the Word!

2020-2021 Applications
´╗┐Opening SOON!
New student application period is rapidly approaching! Don't let a great family miss out on the opportunity to attend Cristo Rey in 2020-2021.

Contact our Admissions Team
for more information
ewalker@cristoreybr.org