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August 10, 2017 blue notes

AND SO IT BEGINS!!!

It has arrived, the long awaited day to become a Colonel!  Tomorrow is the first day of school for the freshmen.  They are to arrive by 7:50 a.m. in uniform and will be dismissed between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.   Regular school attire is required (dress slacks, collared shirt, socks, shoes gym shoes are permitted with the exception of Mass days).  They will be given a planner, a card with their locker number and combination, and a sticker for in their planner with their name and schedule on it.  They need to bring their tablets.  Teachers will let them know what they will need for their classes.   Any student who has not had his tablet configured must stay at 1:00 p.m. to do so (takes place in the cafeteria).

Monday will be the first full day for all students.  Important Reminder:  

  1. Due to the work being done on the Brent Spence Bridge, traffic has been horrendous every morning which I am sure you have already experienced.  Once all the schools in the area are in session it will be even worse.  Please make sure you allow sufficient time to get to school. Tardies will not be excused and three tardies will equal a detention!!!
  2. Remember because of the construction at CCH the  driveway is now ONE WAY.  All cars must enter at the traffice light at the south end of the parking lot (nearest the Gardens of Park Hills) and exit at the north end of the lot at the traffic light.  You will not be able to drive up to the front of the building.  Students are to be dropped off that the bottom of the aisle near the construction fence.

SCRIMMAGE VS. NCC TOMORROW TO BENEFIT TEAM "B"LEIVE AND ALS RESEARCH

Tomorrow night’s football scrimmage vs. Newport Central Catholic with kickoff beginning at 7:00 pm will benefit Team “B”elieve and A.L.S. Research. Team “B”elieve is an organization that was established to support Brian “B” Eviston, brother of CCH Football Coach Eddie Eviston, and his family as he battles A.L.S., more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, as well as to support the broader A.L.S. community. The scrimmage is part of the Tom Potter Classic and all proceeds from the gate receipts as well as a “Split the Pot” will support Team “B”elieve. Cost of admission will be $6 for adults and $4 for students.

 

AUGUST LUNCH MENU - LUNCH MONEY
If you prefer to send your son's lunch money to school instead of using the online payment method, please have him drop his money in the box on the counter of the main office first thing in the morning.  This helps to speed up the lunch line.

Tuesday. August 15th - Holy Day - No School

FIFTEEN MINUTE ROSARY SERVICE ON MONDAY MORNING

On Monday, August 14th, the first day of school, there will be a Rosary Prayer Service in the chapel at 7:30 am. We will ask our Blessed Mother to look over our CovCath community as we begin the new school year. We realize this will be a very busy morning which will prevent many (faculty/students) from attending. However, we invite you the parents to join in even if it is for only one decade of the Rosary. Praying the entire Rosary will take JUST FIFTEEN MINUTES. Let us all pray for a successful school year! Coach A

 

 

GRIFFIN STADIUM DEDICATION

Please join us as we celebrate our newly completed Dennis Griffin Stadium on Friday, August 18th.  Festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by the varsity home football game which kicks off at 7:30 pm. The $2.6 Million stadium renovation project has provided new stands, a new pressbox, a new turf field (partially funded by a $200,000 NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant) and permanent lighting to enable evening events in the stadium, a first in CovCath’s 92-year history.  The game will also be broadcast on ESPN 1530 and FOXSports 1360, and will be the WCPO Channel 9 Game of the Week as part of the U.S. Marines Battle of the Gridiron Series. Other fun festivities will occur throughout the evening.  Sponsors include The Kenny and Brian Williams Fund and Robert Ehmet Hayes & Associates. 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR BACK THE BLUE 2017!! 

This year Back the Blue will be held on Saturday, November 18.  It has sold out the last 2 years so mark it on your calendar now!  More details to come.  If anyone is interested in being on the planning committee, the first meeting will be held on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria—all are welcome!  If you attend the meeting your name will be entered in a raffle to win 1 free admission ticket to Back the Blue—a $75 value.  A name will be drawn that night.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!  If you have any questions about the event feel free to contact Jennifer Lenihan (jenniferlenihan6@gmail.com) or Valarie Brandenburg (vs52299@aol.com)

 

SCHOOL NETWORK, INTERNET, and E-MAIL RULES CHANGES

Please read the attached change that will be added to the Student/Parent Handbook.

 

ATHLETIC FEE FOR FALL SPORTS:

 Please note that athletic fees for Fall Sports are due this month. 

 If you have one son participating in a Fall Sport, the amount due is $150.00.  Each child after that is charged $100.00.

 These fees will be billed through your FACTs Management account.

 The charges will be added to FACTs next week and are due by August 31st.

 You have the following payment options through FACTs:

                       Preferred payment methods:

-        Auto pay via FACTS (Parents have to opt in to auto-pay for ancillary billings through their FACTs account)         

-        Pay online via your FACTs account

-        Pay via phone - FACTs customer service (866)441-4637

-        Mail a check to the FACTS lockbox at: FACTs Management, PO Box 2597, Omaha, NE 68103 (please mail at least 5 business days prior to due date).  Checks made payable to Covington Catholic High School.

 You may also mail  or drop off a check to CCH, attention Kristi Schwalbach.  All checks should be made payable to Covington Catholic High School.  This would be due at least 5 business days in advance of the due date.

 Please note that if you want ancillary billings to auto-deduct, this is not automatically set up even if you are on auto-deduct for tuition.  You must set this up separately through your FACTs account.  Once you choose the auto-deduct option for ancillary in FACTs, any fees added to your FACTs account after that date will sweep automatically.  You will receive ample notice from the school for any future billings.

 If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Schwalbach at kschwalbach@covcath.org.

 

KENTUCKY SECOND SAFEST STATE IN SPORTS

 FYI - http://www.ksba.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=6GA2UGY&dasi=3G32

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