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Comet News - Thursday, July 16

Summer Assignments
See below for the Summer Assignments for all levels in both English & Math. (See school website to find links for summer assigments)

English Summer Reading for 8-12 & for AP Literature English
English 101 Dual Enrollment Summer Assignment
Math Summer Assignments


This year's common Summer Read for English 8 - English IV is called The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse, written by Charlie Mackesy. The book is a recent sensation full of deep truths communicated by the conversations and reflections of the four characters. This book was selected for the SCC students and community in the hopes that this simple story will inspire complex and engaging conversations in our classroom and beyond. We encourage students to read the book closely and meditate on the ideas in the book that spark thoughts and emotions. We also invite parents to read the story and talk it over with the students. For a glimpse at the book and it's author, click here.

Math Summer Assignments
If for some reason you get logged out of your IXL during the summer and have forgotten your login information, please email Mrs. Beckmann at beckmann.joneva@stcharlescatholic.org and she will be glad to send you that information.
Please be aware that Mrs. Beckmann will be checking her email during the summer, but she may not check it everyday. We pray for you as you continue to practice your math skills this summer to prepare for next year's math classes.

BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN for 2020-2021
St. Charles Catholic High School (SCC) educates the whole person – mind, body, and soul. Therefore, our plan was created with a holistic approach to education in order to ensure that the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of our students are given the same attention as those of the cognitive and spiritual needs. Our commitment to offering excellent educational opportunities in a supported community and rooted in a Catholic worldview is even stronger today as we approach the upcoming school year and the challenges we face during the Covid-19 Pandemic. SCC has enlisted the support of Ochsner Health and of the Office of Catholic Schools as we plan for the 2020-2021 school year. SCC remains committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to take the steps needed to keep our school community safe through proactive and precautionary measures while providing an excellent Catholic high school education. Following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Catholic Schools, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Louisiana Department of Education, and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), SCC will publish our complete plan for the 2020-2021 school year once it is approved by the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Highlights of our Procedure Plan:
Face Masks:
Everyone (students and staff) will wear facemasks upon arrival to school, during transition times, in the hallways, and in public spaces outside of classrooms. In certain cases (where a fellow student or teacher may be immunocompromised), students may be required to wear facemasks during class. Any person on campus may use a mask at any time anywhere whether required in that location or not. Acceptable masks are those with our school logo, solid school colors (including blue, gold, black and/or white), or the surgical/disposable masks.

Our entryway is now a lovely sanitation station where visitors can freshen their hands with sanitizer, grab a tissue, and take their temperature with our new temperature monitor (pictured on the left and below) which allows for a quick and easy temperature reading before entering the main building. After testing several options for temperature takers and speaking with multiple health officials, we feel confident that this is best option for our school.
Temperature Checks:
Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Students, faculty, and staff with a temperature at or above 100.4 will not be permitted to attend school until fever-free without medication for at least 72 hours or present a provider note to return to school. For students who are not permitted to attend classes, video lessons and course assignments will be delivered via Google Classroom. All visitors to campus must have a temperature check as they enter a building.

Additional elements of our plan were emailed recently, and we'll send out our official complete plan upon approval from the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Knight of Columbus Scholarship
SCC's own Daniel Joseph was recently awarded a Knights of Columbus Scholarship after his name was pulled in the Knights of Columbus Catholic School Tuition Lottery Program. Mr. Delmas Forbes, Jr. and Mr. Vernon Ducote presented the $500 to Daniel this morning. Congratulations, Daniel!

Creative Comets

Our Comets are using their language skills to share their ideas and talents! See below for the most recent publishing successes of our students:

Jake Jeandron's poem "Ode to Formula One" was recently selected for the America Library of Poetry's issue of Together --an anthology of student poetry. Congratulations, Jake! We can't wait to see you and Courtney Brouwer's work together in print!
Kelsey Villeret, a graduate from the Class of 2020, signed a contract with Legacy Book Press to publish a full length poetry collection. Kelsey was the Class of 2020 Silver Quill Award Winner in recognition of her outstanding creative writing skill, and she also was one of the recipients of the Golden Brush in recognition of her art talent. We're so excited for Kelsey, and we're surely expecting great things from her! We'll be sure to share more information about her collection upon publication.

Comets Confirmed

Congratulations to Antoinette Chiarella who was recently Confirmed at St. Piux X Church. Congratulations, Antoinette! May the Fruits of Holy Spirit continue to help you love and serve the Lord!

Starstepper Home Camp

St. Charles's competitive dance team, the Starsteppers, held a home camp on our campus with professional dancers from American All-Star leading the group of 18 dancers through conditioning, team-building, technique workshops, and choreography. The team has several new members under the leadership of Sponsor Sarah Faucheux, Captain Allison Powell, and Co-Captains Chloe Genovese and Lauren Weber. They team worked really hard and grew closer throughout the week. We can't wait to see you all perform, ladies! Great job!

SCHOOL INFORMATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Our front office is open Monday – Thursday from 9am - 2pm. Please get your PE uniforms and socks soon! If you or someone you know would like a tour of our school campus, please contact Mrs. Carly Flynn at 504-487-7881 or at flynn.carly@stcharlescatholic.org

CATHOLIC COUNSELING SERVICES
These are tough times, and we know some of students and families are struggling emotionally. Catholic Counseling Service (CCS) continues to offer telehealth services to through the phone or video-conferencing platforms. This method of counseling allows CCS to extend services across the archdiocese to areas not previously available. To speak with someone or to make an appointment please call Catholic Counseling Service at (504) 861-6245 or email at CCS@arch-no.org or check the website
at https://nolacatholic.org/catholic-counseling-service
Carnival Ball Interest Survey
If you are interested in being a part of our 2021 Royal Court, please click here to fill out an interest survey. Students in any grade are welcome to participate!
Details on the form. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Lowry at lowry.tricia@stcharlescatholic.org.

Ray Laiche Memorial Golf Tournament
We'd like to thank all the sponsors, golfers, vendors, and volunteers who helped to make our golf tournament such a success this year. We'll be detailing the event in next week's newsletter, but here are some pictures from the big day!

In closing, please join SCC in praying our Family Prayer

Loving and faithful God, through the years the people of our archdiocese have appreciated the prayers and love of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in times of war, disaster, epidemic and illness. We come to you, Father, with Mary our Mother, and ask you to help us in the battle of today against violence, murder and racism.

We implore you to give us your wisdom that we may build a community founded on the values of Jesus, which gives respect to the life and dignity of all people.

Bless parents that they may form their children in faith. Bless and protect our youth that they may be peacemakers of our time. Give consolation to those who have lost loved ones through violence.

Hear our prayer and give us the perseverance to be a voice for life and human dignity in our community.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Our Lady of Prompt Succor, hasten to help us. Mother Henriette Delille, pray for us that we may be a holy family.