Spring Break: March 21-29
Easter Break: April 9-13
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 Parents,

At this midway point of the first week of the closing of Ohio schools, I want to thank you for your adaptability and patience, and affirm our commitment to providing a quality education for your children. The preparations for and impact of COVID-19 are unprecedented and that means our staff will be doing our best to adapt in order to keep our students’ learning moving forward. We recognize that the capacity of children and adults to adapt to change varies among individuals and we ask you to join us in creating a positive attitude through this online learning experience.

One thing we can all do during this challenging and ambiguous time we are experiencing is lift each other up in prayer every day.

Pray for the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, grocery store and pharmacy workers who are on the front lines with this virus.
Pray for those who are “essential” personnel in their jobs and those who continue to ensure our country continues to function, such as those at work to keep the supply of food, medical supplies and medicines available, as well as the truck drivers and logistical support staffs.

Pray for the leadership in our city, state and country to make the best, and many times difficult, decisions that will impact our lives and especially the lives of the most vulnerable.

We may not be able to attend holy Mass right now, but we can double down on our Lenten sacrifices and spiritual work. We can also take care of our families and those in need with emotional and spiritual support and acts of charity as appropriate based on what the medical experts tell us.

Saints Agatha, St. Andrew, St. Brendan, St. Brigid, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joan of Arc, St. Mary, St Michael, St. Peter, St. Timothy, Holy Family, Immaculate Conception of Mary, Our Lady of Peace and Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our patron, St. Pius X, watch over the Bishop Watterson community.

Deacon Chris Campbell
Principal
Online Learning

Staying Current: Students should check PowerSchool and bwhs.org email accounts each school day morning.

Timing: Teachers of core classes will begin assigning work by today,
March 18. March 23-27 will remain a week with no instruction.

PowerSchool Issues: Please note that PowerSchool is experiencing significant delays due to user volume and is working to correct the issue.

Class Inquiries: If your child has questions about class work, the first point of contact for students is the teacher of the class. Please encourage your child to take the lead in any communication. Rather than communicating for them, parents can assist students by guiding them in email etiquette (proper salutation, punctuation, grammar, etc.). Teachers are checking email. Click here for our faculty and staff email list.

Technology Questions: Questions about school-assigned laptops and PowerSchool login issues can be emailed to Mr. Forker, mr.forker@bwhs.org or Mr. McManamon, mr.mcmanamon@bwhs.org .
School Closing Reminders

Spring Break: March 23-27 will remain a week with no instruction.

Facilities: Bishop Watterson campus is officially closed to students, teams, groups, etc.

Events: All BWHS events are postponed until at least April 6. Some have been cancelled. Everything past April 5 is considered on until a decision is made otherwise.

Mass Attendance: The bishops of Ohio have cancelled all public Masses until Easter, April 12. This Catholic Times article lists parishes that are live streaming daily and weekly Masses.

ACT/SAT: The April 4 ACT and May 2 SAT have been cancelled nationwide. The next ACT test date is June 13 with the next SAT date set at June 6.
Grandparents Day Cancelled

Out of concern for BWHS grandparents, we are cancelling Grandparents Day
Deadline to Apply for Scholarships & Tuition Assistance Extended to Friday, March 20
Applications are to be submitted by midnight on Friday, March 20. FACTS application is required for both scholarships and Diocesan aid. To apply for FACTS, you will need a 2019 W2 and your 2018 tax return or 2019 and 2018 tax returns.

2020-21 tuition information will be available soon.
Guidance News
Athletics
Cheer Tryouts
Information about cheerleading tryouts is now available.
Click here for the packet.

Fall Sports Tryouts
Information on our fall sports for 2020 will be available this spring.
Worth Repeating
Summer Activities
ACT-SAT-PSAT Prep
Classes scheduled through April 5 are cancelled. Questions? Contact Mrs. Gallo at KarenSATtutor@columbus.rr.com.
SAT Turbo
April 28: 3:10 - 5:15 p.m. 

Check our website ( Student Life-Forms & Flyers ) for registration forms and the complete list of upcoming classes.
August 17: Freshman Orientation 
August 20: First Day of School
September 7: No School/Labor Day
November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 14-18: Semester Exam week
December 19-January 3: Christmas Break
January 18: No School/Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15: No School/Presidents’ Day
March 15: No School
April 1-11: Easter Break
May 20: Baccalaureate
May 22: Graduation
May 24-27: Grades 9-11 Finals
May 27: Last Day of School
Calamity make-up days if needed: 2/5, 3/15, 5/28, 6/1
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We are participating in the Amazon Smiles program and will
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Bishop Watterson participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program.
To sign up, go to kroger.com, log into your account and under Savings & Rewards click Kroger Community Rewards. Search for Bishop Watterson. Our number is VG154.
Bishop Watterson participates in the Giant Eagle Apples for the Students program. Each time your Giant Eagle Advantage Card is scanned, your purchase earns funds for Bishop Watterson for educational needs. Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card at the link below, entering school ID 4654.