Tuesday, September 14, 2021
New: Communication from Teachers
We want to serve Xavier families and answer your questions and concerns. We aim to respond to emails and calls within 24 hours. It is also important that Xavier teachers and staff are able to maintain family time and home life.  
As a school we will be working to honor time when we are “off”. We thank you for understanding that when families or students contact us in the evenings or on the weekends, you can expect we will respond in the morning or when we return on Monday. 
Here is research to support the work and personal life here at Xavier. Just like Xavier teachers, we encourage you to consider your own balance!

  • Study: Technology is compromising the health and well-being of teachers, blurring the boundaries between work and home and leading to an “always on” mentality.
  • Teacher Email Use: The average teacher receives up to 100 emails each day, a staggering amount that can feel insurmountable—and the pressure to reply quickly can feel irresistible.
  • Article: "It’s not technology that’s the problem—it’s that technology erodes the boundaries... technology creates enormous efficiencies and is here to stay, but it must be carefully managed.”
New: Parent Canvas Account
Parents can set up a Canvas account to observe their student’s grades, view due dates, receive communication from teachers, and set notification preferences.
Setting Up a Parent Canvas Account...
  1. Using a computer web browser, go to Xavier.Instructure.com.
  2. Click on the link labeled “Parent of a Canvas User? Click Here For an Account.” 
  3. Fill out your name and email, choose a password, enter the pairing code (generated by your student in their Canvas app - view instructions) and check the box to agree to the terms. 
  4. Open your email to complete the account registration.
Download Canvas Parent App for iOS & Android...
For additional assistance, contact Cameron Eichhorn, XHS Technology Directory, at cameron.eichhorn@xaviersaints.org.
New: 40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life will have its Kick-Off Rally on Sunday, Sept. 19 at First Open Bible Church 1911 E Ave NW @ 2pm. Cedar Rapids Life Chain will be held Sunday, Oct. 3 @ 2pm 120 5th St. NW. See website for more information.
New: Transportation Reimbursement Reminders
First semester non-public transportation reimbursement forms for the area school districts are due December 1st. Click the district in which you live to find the form you need to submit. Remember Cedar Rapids school district forms need to be turned into the Xavier main office. Contact Christine or Karen at info@xaviersaints.org if you have any questions.  

Reminder: Homecoming Shirts
Homecoming Week is October 4-8. Our Homecoming Pep Rally/Coronation/Bonfire on Thursday, Oct. 7th will once again feature a neon/glow-in-the-dark theme as in the past. Shirts for this event for both XHS students and fans/supporters are now available for online ordering. Shirts have designated colors for each grade and for fans. Shirts can be purchased at this link: https://xhs-homecoming.itemorder.com/sale.
DEADLINE TO ORDER IS THURSDAY: Deadline to order is Thursday, Sept. 16.
Reminder: Flu Shot Clinic
Xavier will be hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Tuesday, September 21 from 10:30am - Noon in the Novak Conference Room. Payment is due at the time of the clinic. Please make checks out to Hy-Vee for $35 if your insurance does not cover it. Otherwise, bring a copy of the insurance card for Hy-Vee to bill your insurance company. Students must also have a signed consent with them. Please see attached documents for more information and consent form. Any questions, please contact Kris Naeve, School Nurse.
Reminder: Community Service Day Registration
Xavier High School’s annual Community Service Day is October 27, 2021. This is a wonderful day of service for our Saints out in the community. All students must be registered by their parents in order to participate.

Parents need to complete their student(s) registration for Community Service Day by September 15. 

Please also consider joining us as a parent driver for the day! This day is not possible without the volunteers who are willing to drive our students. It is a great day of service and fun!

Only one form needed for families with siblings
Reminder: Help in Concessions
Concessions is the Booster Club’s biggest fundraiser and would not be possible without parent support. Each activity and sport is responsible for running Xavier’s concession stand 3 to 4 times each school year. September's activities that will volunteer for concessions include: Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Robotics and Volleyball. If your student participates in these activities please review the sign up for volunteer spots. All parents and volunteers are welcome regardless of activity to volunteer. Many hands make light work. 
Please sign up today!
Reminder: KAIROS is a four-day optional retreat for JUNIORS
  • K­-44 Feb 10-13 (Registration opens 5pm Sept 3-Sept 10.)
  • K-45 March 3-6 (Registration opens 5pm Sept 10-Sept 17.)
  • K-46 March 31- April 3 (Registration opens 5pm Sept 17-24.)

See main website for more information or call Campus Ministry at 296-6635 ext.350 or email campusministry@xaviersaints.org
Reminder: Community Apparel Store
The Community Store is now open and will be available until Sunday, Sept. 19th. This is the place to grab an extra community shirt, a long sleeve shirt or a sweatshirt for those cold days at Xavier! When ordering please make sure you select the correct community. Click on the link below to place your order:
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712