FAMILY CONNECTION | March 26, 2020
We thank you for your flexibility with our launch of distance learning this week. We will continue distance learning through at least Wednesday, April 22, in line with schools in St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

We ask students and parents to complete a short survey by Saturday about your distance learning experience to date. The feedback you provide will help us continue to build the program in the weeks ahead.
NO SCHOOL | March 30
There will be no assignments, postings, or online discussions Monday, March 30. Students should use the time to complete existing assignments. The faculty will be taking the day to recalibrate classes as needed, based on your feedback from the student and parent survey.

EASTER BREAK | April 8-13
We will still observe Easter Break from Wednesday, April 8 through Monday, April 13, with no new assignments posted during this time.
Distance Learning Tips
As we prepare to complete our first week of distance learning, please review the tips offered by your counselors . And, don't forget to connect with your counselors and learning consultants if you need help.
Special Delivery | Pretzel Boy's
We have teamed up with locally-owned Pretzel Boy's for a special delivery to all Vianney students, faculty, and staff the week of March 30. This is a gift from President Mike Loyet '77 to acknowledge your extraordinary work under extraordinary conditions. The 572 orders we placed means Pretzel Boy's can keep more of its staff e mployed with owner Tim Garvey paying it forwar d by donating more than 1,000 pretzels to an area food pantry in Vianney's name .
Vianney Family Restaurants
Those in the restaurant industry have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. We have started a list of restaurants owned by Vianney families that may offer delivery and/or curbside service. If you have restaurants to add to our list, please contact Mike Mantia '92 at mmantia@vianney.com .
The Magic of Music
Quinten Bachman '22 was featured by Fox2Now for sharing his musical gift this week with neighbors in quarantine.
COVID-19 Updates
We invite you to visit the CDC website for the latest on COVID-19, including tips to protect yourself and recommendations if you think you are sick.
Your Prayer Requests
We invite you to send us your prayer requests as the world needs the healing power of prayer more than ever.
Blood Drives
We can no longer host our Lenten Blood Drive, but you can still make a donation through Mercy Hospital. Giving blood is deemed essential under the Homeland Security Act and does not violate Shelter In Place orders. Visit Mercy's website to schedule a private appointment as blood banks are facing a national shortage.
ACC Courses
Drury, Missouri State, SLU, and UMSL have confirmed that our students are still eligible for college credit as we transition to distance learning .

AP Courses
With the support of colleges, AP has adjusted its national exams as we transition to distance learning. Students will take a 45-minute online exam from home. There will be two different testing dates offered per subject. We will have more details after April 3 when AP finalizes its plans.
Senior Parent Information
Please review some of the information we had planned to share at the Senior Parent Meeting. Seniors should submit the following forms with documentation by April 7 to Sue Dombek at sdombek@vianney.com or mail the completed forms to school. You can download and print the forms from home or wait for them to arrive in the mail.
Graduation Orders
Jostens is providing curbside service at its Ellisville location for Seniors' graduation announcements with caps and gowns available at a later date. Pick up is available Wednesday, April 1, between 10 am and 2 pm at 270 Clarkson Road, Suite 101,  
Ellisville, MO 63011. Contact Jostens at 636-230-7350 if you have any questions.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Families with questions about financial aid packages or scholarships from colleges, can contact Marsha Dempsey at mdempsey@vianney.com for assistance. You can also visit the Sallie Mae website to learn how to compare financial aid offers.
WEEK IN SPORTS
There are no athletic practices or workouts until at least Monday, April 27. The first contest will not take place until at least the week of May 4. These dates could change, depending on new regulations that come from local, state or national officials. MSHSAA has not made any decisions about the postseason at this time.
DID YOU KNOW?
Congratulations to all of our students, most recently Liam James '21 , who qualified for the Bright Flight scholarship program. They scored 31 or higher on the ACT to place in t he top 3 percent of all Missouri students taking the test.
  • Charlie Berra ’21
  • Mike Esswein ’20
  • Zach Finder ’20
  • Charlie Giallanzo ’20
  • David Hartman ’21
  • Anthony Jernigan ’20
  • Logan Kammerer ’21
  • David Krobath ’20
  • Andrew Lazarski ’20
  • Nick Ledwon ’21
  • Jack McKinney ’20
  • Jacob Miller ’20
  • Charlie Morgan ’20
  • Evan Pozzo ’21
  • James Weindel ’20
MARIANIST MOMENT
True missionaries should not count on themselves, their talents, or their industry, but they should put all their confidence in the grace of their mission and the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.” ~ Blessed William Joseph Chaminade