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Comet News - Thursday, October 1

Dear Comets,
 
As we approach the first football game, due to state and federal guidelines, we are limited to 25% capacity. We are sorry to have to limit the number. A framework that explains our COVID-19 football plan was posted to our website earlier in the week, and it is attached to this newsletter. These changes come from consultation with the Archdiocese, the LHSAA, and best practices offered from federal, state, and local health officials. We believe our plan is a good balance between prudent health protections for our student-athletes, spirit groups and Comet community and our desire to move forward with football this fall. This fluid and flexible plan will likely change again — and we will keep you abreast of how we’ll adapt.
 
We appreciate your support throughout this school year. It is wonderful to welcome our students and parents back to traditional learning at SCC. Please remember that our students will be taking the ACT and preACT on October 6. Standardized tests are very important for your teenager and very important for our school. Test scores do help determine the course of action for your teenager’s academic success. Each teacher receives the results of our students' tests and uses these scores to determine what skills are needed in order to be prepared for college. Please encourage your teenager to take these tests seriously and be proactive in analyzing their scores. 
 
We can’t wait to see the blue and gold on campus tomorrow. If parents choose to join us for the pep rally, please don't enter the home stadium.  Only students and teachers are allowed in the stadium. Please watch from the fence line.
 
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these difficult times. You continue to be in our prayers daily.
 
Go Comets!
 
Sincerely,
Courtney Millet
 
Upcoming Events
 
  • October 1- Volleyball Game
  • October 2- Football Game at HOME
  • October 3- Swim Meet
  • October 3- Cross Country Meet
  • October 5-9 - Blue Group May Wear Blue t-shirts
  • October 6- ACT & PreACT at SCC
  • October 8- STEM Night for Comet Connect
  • October 8- FCA Meeting
  • October 10- Swim Meet
  • October 10- Cross Country Meet
  • October 15- Faith Night for Comet Connect
  • October 22- Arts Night for Comet Connect
  • October 29-Sports Night for Comet Connect
  • October 30- Homecoming Night
News from Campus & General Announcements
 
We look forward to offering the ACT and PreACT to all our Comets on October 6.
 
Please follow these tips & important notes:
 
  • Students should take advantage of free prcGet enough sleep the day before the test and the entire week before.
  • Eat well leading up to the test. Make sure to eat enough and eat healthy food to improve mood and focus. SCC will offer FREE BREAKFAST from 7-7:20am on October 6 to help students with this special tip. Please bring a snack on test day.
  • Be careful of caffeine close to the test. The brain reacts strongly to caffeine and it's best to be clear minded.
 
All students will be dismissed by noon on Tuesday.
 
Students must bring:
  • A photo ID (school ID will work)
  • Two #2 pencils
  • An ACT approved calculator
 
Students must leave their iPads & MacBooks at home. All sports bags needed for after school activities should be brought to the Cometplex for football players or the Conference Room.
 
Students & Parents, please note...
 
We will not be having 1st 9 weeks exams in order for us to regain instructional days from the 4 days we missed for Hurricanes Laura and Sally. Therefore, October 12 - 16 will be full days of instruction. We will follow the late arrival schedule (9:00am) on Tuesday, Oct. 13 & Thursday, Oct. 15 in order to administer pre-scheduled Dual Enrollment Exams. Students may enter the Commons beginning at 7:30 for a supervised study hall.
 
 
Comets Connect Nights will be held Thurday Nights October 8,15,22,and 29.
 
This will be on a first-come, first serve basis. We are accepting prospective 8th graders, 7th graders, and 6th graders as guests for this evening. These events are offered in lieu of our Comet for a Day program this year.
 
Each night will begin at 5:30PM and end at 7PM. Students will receive a tour of the school, a quick lesson on the theme of the evening, instruction with an SCC teacher on a thematic activity, and something to take home!
 
Parents can drop off their children by the front entrance of SCC where they will be reminded to wear their masks and have their temperatures taken before entering the building. Once inside, students and teachers will practice social distancing.
 
If you are interested in setting up a private tour with SCC to see the campus during a school day or if you'd like to connect with the Director of Admissions, please call 504-487-7881.
 
Reminder!
 
The Blue Group has earned a special dress down week October 5-9!
 
Friday Dress for all those dressing down, which includes an SCC BLUE t-shirt, school bottoms, and tennis shoes.
 
Big Brothers & Sisters Meet Their Littles
 
We're so thrilled to have had our Seniors & new students enjoy a Sibling Social during lunch on Wednesday, September 30. Students enjoyed a picnic lunch with their assigned siblings and played fun yard games beside our new lunch courtyard. Students competed in a bean bag toss, a pie eating contest, and a balloon popping game. It sure feels like family here at SCC
 
Blue / Gold Pep Rally
 
Show your school spirit and blue/gold team pride by wearing your color from head to toe! This Friday, students can wear a blue or gold t-shirt with jeans or sweatpants. No yoga pants or leggings. All other dress down regulations still apply. Any student not dressed down in their blue or gold attire must be in complete Friday dress. Students are encouraged to wear their team’s color from head to toe: blue or gold socks, shoes, sweatpants, hairspray, facepaint, hair accessories, or hats. Hats may only be worn to the pep rally and cannot be worn during the school day.
 
No hoodies.
No jeans with holes or rips.
No tight clothing such as yoga pants or joggers.
No inappropriate or immoral emblems, logos, or writing.
No crossdressing.
No sheer or sleeveless clothing.
No flip flops or sandals.
Students are also encouraged to bring the NOISE and GET LOUD at our outdoor pep rally! Bring any homemade noise makers or clappers to the pep rally to help your team be the LOUDEST. However, air horns will not be allowed. Get ready to show your Comet Pride and GET LOUD!
 
Football
The first football game of the Comet 2020 season is scheduled for October 2 at HOME!
 
We can't wait for Friday Night Football to be at SCC again. Our players are practicing hard, and the Starsteppers, Cheerleaders, and Drumline are preparing their parts to make the start of the season a real show. See you there!
 
Volleyball
 
Our Volleyball team has been playing strong! We're so proud of them!
 
On Saturday, the JV team defeated Academy of Our Lady by scores of 25-18 and 25-11. Tuesday, the team was back in action at East St. John and was victorious by scores of 25-14 and 25-11. Way to go Lady Comets!
 
The Varsity has had a rough start but came together to defeat East St. John on Tuesday. The team had great success with scores of 25-9, 25-15, and 25-14. Good job Lady Comets!
 
The JV and Varsity will take on Riverside at home on Thursday, Oct 1; JV starts at 4:30 and Varsity at 5:30.
We love to see our Comet athletes out on the court!
 
The next game is today versus Riverside at HOME beginning at 4:30 PM! Go Comets!
 
Swim Team
Our Comet swimmers have been getting their laps in at practice, and they are ready to wow us in the water.
 
 
The upcoming meet dates are below:
 
Saturday        Oct 3 @ Lutcher          warmup 11:00/start 12:15
 
Saturday    Oct 10 @ Cypress Lakes         warmup 1:00
 
Cross Country
Hey comets! Want to become $500 richer.
See your favorite Cross Country team member for a chance to win. Tickets are only $10.00 and only 100 will be sold. Good Luck!!
 
Upcoming Meets:
Saturday, October 3
Hahnville High School
8:00 AM
 
Reminders as Traditional Learning Returns to SCC
Late Start Thursdays are back in place with both our teachers and students in mind. This late start of 9 a.m. givesteenagers a chance to “catch up on sleep and homework’ and finish the week strong. This time allows our teachers to meet as a department or grade level to review their scope and sequence, test data, as well as other curriculum issues. Please see the details below that are included in our 2020-2021 Student Handbook:

Late Start Day:
Late Start Thursdays will only be in effect during the traditional school setting.
Every Thursday for School Year 20-21: Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:30 a.m. and report to a monitored study hall in the Commons until the 9:00 a.m. bell.

Dress Down Guidelines: (Fridays and other special days)
Dress down days are a PRIVILEGE and must be treated as such by both students and faculty at SCC. If any student violates this privilege, he or she will not be allowed to participate in dress down days for a given period of time. In addition to any specific regulations that are communicated by the administration for specific theme days, the following regulations apply:
Fridays: School pants or skirt worn with SCC related T-shirt, tennis shoes, white socks or SCC socks.
Theme days: Dress code will be announced/publicized before the dress-down day.
Slippers and flip flops can never be worn on campus, not even on dress down days.

FCA
FCA will not meet this week. Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. FCA t-shirt sales have been extended to Friday, October 2 Please return your order form and payment to the front office.

Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society
Students interested in joining Mu Alpha Theta may pick up an application in room 146 or from Mrs. Hart. Requirements for membership are completion of Algebra 1 and Geometry, completion or enrollment in a more advanced math course, and at least a B average (C average for honors) in math courses.
Forms are due Monday October 5.
 
Basketball News
There will be conditioning for the members of the girls’ basketball team Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
 
SCC Masks
We have a few SCC masks now available in the office. They are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00.
 
Knights of Columbus Essay Contest
The Knights of Columbus are conducting their annual essay contest. The Comets place every year and it's time for us to shine bright again! The theme for this year is from 1 Peter 1:8 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy”. All students who enter the contest will receive a certificate and the grade with the most participation will win points towards the Comet Cup. Essays will be completed in religion class. Submissions will not be accepted after October 9th. Please see your religion teacher for more information.
 
Service Hour Opportunity
If you are interested in earning service hours, please email Ms. de Armas by October 4 @dearmas.kassie@stcharlescatholic.org. She needs help organizing desks on October 5.
 
Drumline
Drumline has practice right after school on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays this year from 3:00-4:00 p.m.. They play at most school functions and no prior experience is necessary. All grades are more than welcome to sign up. If you are interested in getting more information, please come to the front office.
 
Health Screening Survey
Beginning today, you will receive a non-negotiable if you do not complete your health screening before arriving to school.