Summer Notes - Communication #2 - 6/12/20
Summer Notes - Communication #2
June 12, 2020
2020-2021 Calendar - Start Date
The first day of school for all Xavier Catholic Schools has been updated to
Thursday August 20
. This is a change from the original date of Monday August 24. The change is intended to provide time for students, faculty and staff to prepare and practice new health and safety procedures.
Thursday August 20 and Friday August 21st will be half days
conducted in the morning. The afternoons will be used to evaluate new procedures during continued professional development. Individual school times are listed below:
Start and End Times for Aug 20 and 21
Xavier 7:50 AM - 11:30 AM
Regis 7:50 AM - 11:45 AM
Holy Family 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Pius X 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
All Saints 8:35 AM - 11:35 AM
St. Matt's 8:05 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Joe's 7:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Monday August 24
This is a full day with our normal school hours: 8:05AM - 3:05PM
St. Matthew 2020-21 Calendar - Updated 6/12/20
Return to Learn Plan
We hope everyone is having a great start to their summer! As all Xavier Catholic Schools continue to work throughout the summer on plans for the start of the school year, we wanted to reassure our families, students, and community that our hope and our goal is to be back learning in our buildings next fall. In our planning, we are required to follow guidelines set forth by Governor Reynolds, Linn County Health Department, and Iowa Department of Education. With their continued guidance, we are establishing three return to learn plans so that we, as educators, are prepared. These plans will include:
Please know that as we continue to plan, we will keep Xavier Catholic School families updated on the progress of our learning plans over the summer at each building. We look forward to seeing all of our students next fall! Thank you and have a blessed summer!
I am always on the hunt for resources that I can pass along to help you during our time away. Included are some resources that I wanted to pass along.
Virtual Summer Camps
Supporting Our Community
Based on our conversations from the last summer communication, I will continue to search for ways that we can help our community. As those options are available, I will pass those along for any of you looking for ways to make a difference.
T-Shirt to Support African-American Museum
Summer Book Study
All are invited to join us for 6 weeks this July to read and discuss 13 Powerful Ways to Pray by Father Eamon Tobin. This book study is in collaboration with All Saints Parish. Our plan is to either meet online or in person depending on guidelines from the Archdiocese. Please check out our website or click the link below for more information.
Book Study Information
St. Matthew Church is going to create a virtual prayer service for peace and healing including an end to racism. If your family would like to be a part of this, please email Zach at
on Friday, June 12 at 3:04PM