First Day of School – 20/21 School Year

The beginning of another school year is fast approaching!  As in years past, we will begin as follows:

Mon., Aug. 17 – Seniors & Juniors 7:45am-12:30pm (Picture Day)

Tues., Aug. 18 – Sophomores & Freshmen 7:45am-12:30pm (Picture Day)

Wed., Aug. 19 – First Full Day for everyone starting at 7:45am!

All Sports Mtg. – Aug. 9th

Due to Covid-19 the annual Activities Meeting will move to an on-line format. Our
school will continue to make decisions based on the safety & well-being of students and families.

When possible, we’ll continue to limit and modify crowded assemblies that could be equally effective in a virtual setting.  All of the information that you would have received at this traditional meeting will be sent to you, via email, in a video towards the tail end of July.

Meetings that are specific to your sport or activity are smaller in terms of volume of
people, and allow for social distancing. Groups can also be separated using various parts of the campus. For these reasons, meetings specific to your activity or sport will still take place on August 9th, 2021 at 6pm, but will be limited to fall sports and activities only. Attendees will go directly to their meeting as follows:

● Band – Band Room
● Cross Country – Old Gym
● Cheerleading – Rm #211
● Dance – Rm #103
● Football – Fieldhouse
● Golf (Girls) – Rm #134
● Soccer (Boys) – Choir Room
● Softball – Library
● Tennis (Girls) Rm #15
● Volleyball – Varsity Rm #16, JV Rm # 14, 9th Commons

 

For more information, please contact our Athletic/Activities Director, Tom Guinn by calling us at 635-6139 or email Mr. Guinn at TGuinn@heliascatholic.com.

Booster BBQ – Aug. 13th

Helias Catholic’s Athletic Booster BBQ

Thursday, August 13, 2020

4-7pm – Eat-In or Carry-Out

Helias Old Gym (Use Fieldhouse Lobby Entrance)

Serving Pork Steak, Chicken & Sides.

Tickets $10 per person.  Available from athletes of any program or come to the main business office of Helias during the hours of 8am-1pm weekdays.

**Please note the Eat-In option is subject to change.  Carry-Out option will still be available.

Guidelines for Re-Opening for Students: June 1

Guidelines for Re-Opening for Students: June 1
Yesterday, Governor Parson announced Missouri will continue in Phase 1 of the Show Me Recovery Plan through June 15. This was supposed to expire on May 31, but has been extended for an additional two weeks.
What does this mean for Helias?
1. Helias will continue to operate with social distancing (6 ft of distance) with staff and students. We know this is a tremendous challenge, but we are learning every time we have a gathering. Please support these efforts. The work we do now will hopefully help us have a safe return in the fall.
2. Helias will open the weight room and camps beginning on June 1 provided each program can ensure social distancing of students. If we cannot ensure social distancing, then we will postpone these events until there are revised guidelines. Please know this is a fluid, ever-changing situation. We are doing our best to host as many events as safely possible.
Here are the guidelines for Helias to safely reopen for athletics/activities beginning June 1st.
Please know these guidelines are for Phase 1, and could or could not be modified after June 15. We are actively planning for the move to Phase 2, but have not been provided with those guidelines yet.
3. If we cannot ensure social distancing, masks will be worn. For example, if someone HAD to work one on one in a close setting with an individual, masks would be required.
4. Our current plans for graduation will remain in place. Our date of graduation is after June 15, which means these plans could also change.
Please continue to help us provide a safe environment for staff and students. We do ask for your prayers for prudent decision making for our school community. Please pray for wisdom and guidance for our Helias community as we all strive to do our part.  We know it is difficult. We believe the best way to “Build a Community of Saints and Scholars for Christ” is in person. The formation of students in body, mind, and spirit is paramount in our decision making while also ensuring we can do so safely. Thank you for your continued prayers, patience and cooperation.

Helias Business Office Hours

Helias Catholic High School business office is open 8am to 1pm each weekday through July 31, 2020.  Beginning August 3, 2020, hours will be 8am to 3pm each weekday.

Sader Shop and Uniform shop are by appointment only (call 635-6139).

Cancellations and Postponements

Please visit our COVID-19 Communications page under our Parents Tab for the latest information.

ACT Test – Rescheduled for June 13 and July 18

ACT has decided to reschedule the April 4, 2020 National ACT® test date to our June 13 and July 18 test dates in response to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
ACT will be notifying registered students directly in the next few days, informing them of the postponement and providing instructions for next steps.
The registration deadline for the June ACT is May 8th.  The registration deadline for the July ACT is June 14th.

Be sure to bring an approved calculator, two #2 pencils (NOT mechanical pencils), photo ID and admission ticket.  Students should enter the old main doors next to the stairs and crucifix.  Doors will be open.  Please show up by 7:30-7:45.

More information can be found at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-day.html.