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January 6, 2022 Parent Newsletter

 

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UPCOMING DATES

Friday, January 7
ODD Schedule
Feb ACT Registration Deadline


Saturday, January 8
High School Placement & Scholarship Test 8:30 AM

Monday, January 10
A Schedule
Winter Play Auditions 3:00 PM


Tuesday, January 11
EVEN Schedule
Winter Play Auditions 3:00 PM


Wednesday, January 12
ODD Schedule

Thursday, January 13
EVEN Schedule
Show Choir Preview Night 7:00 PM


Friday, January 14
ODD Schedule
Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas All-School Mass celebrated by Archbishop Naumann 9:45 AM

 

ADMINISTRATION

STA New COVID Guidelines

Positive Cases 

  • Regardless of vaccination status, an infected person needs to quarantine for 5 full days. 
  • If asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving after 5 days and a person is fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications, they can return to school/activities but must wear a mask for 5 days.

Close Contacts to an Infected Person

  • Boosted or fully vaccinated individuals with Pfizer/Moderna within the last 6 months or Johnson & Johnson within the last two months do NOT have to stay home and should wear a mask around others for 10 days. They should get tested on day 5 if exposure.
  • For persons who are unvaccinated OR have completed the primary series of Pfizer/Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR have completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson over 2 months ago and are not boosted, need to stay home for 5 days. After 5 days, they may return to activities but will need to wear a mask for 5 days. All individuals should get tested on day 5 of exposure.
 
ALL SCHOOL MASS WITH ARCHBISHOP NAUMANN
Friday, January 14, 2022, at 9:45 AM 

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School’s annual Mass presided over by Archbishop Joseph Naumann will be on Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10:00 AM. The all-school Mass will also be a celebration of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Immediately following Mass a reception will be held in the Learning Commons. If you plan to attend the Mass, we hope you will join us to meet & greet Archbishop Naumann.
RSVP FOR ARCHBISHOP NAUMANN RECEPTION
 

ACADEMICS

Current Student Enrollment
Current Student Enrollment is now open! CLICK HERE to register your child. The deadline for current student enrollment is January 31, 2022. Please call or email Dawn Bellau with any questions at 913-319-2408, [email protected]


Financial Assistance Grants for the 2022-23 School Year
NOTE: All returning and new families MUST submit their application by January 15, 2022, to be considered for the 2022-23 school year. 
Returning families must re-submit each school year.

CLICK HERE to access the FACTS Financial Assistance Portal and Application

Saint Thomas Aquinas uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, an independent, outside provider, to collect and objectively evaluate each family’s financial need. We are only able to review completed applications. An application is considered complete when an applicant fills out the application and uploads all 2020 tax documentation, including a 2021 W-2. The application charge is $35.00 per family, payable by credit card at the end of the session.




Saint Thomas Aquinas App

The Saint Thomas Aquinas app is now ready to download.

Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/saint-thomas-aquinas-hs/id1599372071

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.stasaints.mobileup

Through the app, you can access our website, calendars, parent newsletters, social media, etc. You will also have the ability for push notifications for last minute schedule changes, snow days, and emergency contacts. We are starting with a basic interface and we will continue to add more content and update pages accordingly.

Right now, you do not need to log into the app to see all of the content.

If you have any ideas you would like to add to the app, please email
 Bryan Thrasher

 

STUDENT LIFE

Performing Arts
Winter Play Auditions will be held from 3:00-6:00 PM in the STA Theater on January 10 and January 11. The Winter Play is a Southern comedy and will be held February 17-19, 2022.


Fun Spectator Opportunities at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Saturday, January 8, 2022 
810 Showcase is hosting 7 games starting at 11:30 AM.  See https://www.810varsity.com/showcases-2021
Admission will be charged for all students (K-12) and adults. Admission will be charged for STA students. No STA/EKL passes will be honored.
7:00 PM – Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Girls Varsity will play Park Hill South in the Main Gym.
8:30 PM – Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Boys Varsity will play Lee’s Summit West in the Main Gym.

Monday, January 10, 2022
STA vs BVSW - Freshman Boys A Team at 6:00 PM in the Main Gym
STA vs BVSW – Freshman Boys B Team at 7:30 PM in the Main Gym



The Traveling Saints
Please keep our traveling Saints in your prayers for safe travels and wish them well:
January 6-8, 2022 – Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Drama students are attending the Kansas Thespian Conference in Wichita.
January 7-8, 2022 - Our Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Wrestling Team travels to Derby, Kansas for a Derby High School meet.



Bowling Season kickoff
The Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Bowling team’s season kicks off on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Park Lanes.


Student Planners and Student IDs
If your son/daughter has lost their Student Planner and/or Student ID, they may purchase a new one for $5.  Students may visit the Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Student Life Office located in Senior Hallway for assistance.

 
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are a current parent and need to update your contact information, please contact:
Dawn Bellau
913-319-2408

[email protected]