Rocket Report – Friday, January 14, 2022
This week, the Catholic Education Foundation shared the video linked below announcing the 2022 Community Service Award winner who will be recognized at the 32nd annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni dinner event in March. We are thrilled that, instead of honoring just one educator for his or her service to the Archdiocese, the CEF decided to recognize the extraordinary efforts of all of the Catholic grade school and high school teachers, administrators, counselors, coaches, and staff with this award in this most unusual school year. We are especially grateful for the amazing work of our Assumption faculty, staff, and administration – our heroes – throughout the course of this pandemic. We join the CEF in saying, “Thank God for you!” Video: CEF COMMUNITY AWARD VIDEO
HEALTHY AT SCHOOL: To keep our families informed of the impact of COVID on our school, we continue reporting our positive COVID cases each week via the Rocket Report.
- This week, (reporting from Monday, January 10 until Thursday, January 13); we had 42 total positive COVID cases; 39 were students and 3 were faculty/staff.
- Since the start of this semester (reporting Tuesday, January 4 until Thursday, January 13), we have had 109 positive COVID cases. As a reminder, 37 of these cases occurred over Christmas break and were reported on our first day back to school. Of these 109 positive cases; 96 were students and 13 were faculty/staff.
As mentioned in our Special Message that was sent this past Wednesday, we have updated our AHS Healthy at School Protocols to reflect recent changes in COVID-19 policies by the Kentucky Department of Public Health for K-12 schools. These revisions are supported by our local health department and the Archdiocese of Louisville and are based upon the CDC’s recent updated recommendations for school settings. You can also find our updated policies on our website under our Healthy at AHS Page.
If you or members of your family are in need of COVID vaccines or COVID testing, here are sites in parishes and schools throughout the Archdioceses that are offering these services:
COVID TESTING CLINICS: Both PCR and Rapid testing is offered at these clinics. Results will be emailed. Please use link provided to schedule appointment.
- Saturdays – January 15, 22, 29, & Feb 5: 12:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Michael. Link: https://wildhealthtesting.com/stmichael
- Tuesday, January 18: 3:00 6:00 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary. Link: https://www.wildhealthtesting.com/stmargaretmary
COVID VACCINE CLINICS:
- Friday, January 14: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Saint Mary Academy & St. Aloysius
- Friday, January 21: 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Trinity High School
- Tuesday, January 25: 3:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Bernard
- Saturday, January 29: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at St. Michael
- Friday, February 4: 3:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius
- Friday, February 11: 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Trinity High School
- HOLIDAY: On Monday, January 17, school will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
- COLLEGE WORKSHOP AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND PARENTS: Attention, all sophomore and junior parents and students – please mark your calendars for Thursday, January 20, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for a college workshop. This event will be virtual. Parents and students will have the opportunity to choose from breakout sessions on topics such as Mastering the College Application Essay, Helpful Strategies for Standardized Testing, the Governor’s Scholars Program, Purposeful Planning and Course Selection, Navigating the College Visit, and many more. If you have any questions, please contact LEIGH JACKSON or KIMBERLY HABICH, our College Counselors.
- PARENT PRAYER: Our parent prayer group continues to meet each Tuesday morning from 8:30 -9:00 a.m. in our new chapel. This group is more than just prayer; it’s community. It’s a chance for parents to pray for their daughters and their daughters’ friends and time to get to know more Assumption parents. Please park in any open space and enter the school through the main entrance. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities!
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING QUEUING ON THE SHOULDER: If you drop off and/or pick up students via the carpool line, please note the following information. At the start of the school year (and with reminders since then), we informed parents/guardians that vehicles should not queue on the paved shoulder along Bardstown Road in front of Assumption due to our binding elements with the Planning and Zoning Commission–the shoulder was not to be used as a turning lane nor as a waiting area for vehicles prior to entering the carpool lane on campus. In response to concerns expressed to us by parents/guardians about the dangerous situation this often created, we have worked with Louisville Metro representatives and received the okay to resume using the paved shoulder along Bardstown Road in front of Assumption as a turning lane into the carpool lane as long as cars DO NOT BLOCK THE BARDSTOWN ROAD/TYLER LANE INTERSECTION. If you are dropping off and/or picking up students via the campus carpool line, please pull off Bardstown Road onto the shoulder to turn onto the campus; if there is not room for you to pull onto the shoulder, please don’t stop on Bardstown Road and block the intersection or drive past those waiting on the shoulder and then turn right onto the two-way drive/carpool line directly from Bardstown Road—instead, keep driving past Assumption and St. Raphael and use side streets to go around the block and try again or pull into the parking lot at Gardiner Lane Shopping Center to drop off your daughter or wait for her at dismissal. We will count on those using the shoulder turning lane to continue to extend courtesy to those turning left into the carpool line from Bardstown Road. We thank Louisville Metro Planning and Design Services for their help in resolving a major safety issue—and we thank you in advance for your help and cooperation to keep our students and those who drive them to/from school safe.
INCREASED SECURITY AT THE EAST LOT AT HIGHLAND HALL (aka The Legion): Starting this semester, AHS has added additional security at the East Lot at Highland Hall (former American Legion property). Chief Michael Lamey of the Strathmoor Police Department will be on site starting at 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. each day – except for Wednesdays when he will start one hour later and stay until 9:30 a.m. This is in addition to our AHS staff members who are also assigned to supervise the lot. Students have been informed that Chief Lamey will be patrolling the lot each morning and that he is there for their safety and security.
SOPHOMORE ACTS SERVICE: Parents of sophomores: Sophomore students will be tentatively visiting their ACTS agencies for the first time on Wednesday, February 2. Please email KATELYN MOORE with any questions and pray for our sophomores as they prepare for their upcoming ACTS experience! A reminder about ACTS uniform pants: Please be sure that your sophomore is prepared for ACTS by having her uniform pants purchased AND embroidered by Shaheens by Wednesday, February 2. Shaheens received a large shipment of pants to choose from this week. Pants are not embroidered in advance of purchase, and embroidery may take a few days, so please do not wait until the last minute. Please be sure to check your daughter’s pants and, if they do not have the Assumption “A”, please take them back to the store to have this added. Uniform pants purchased or passed on from older students with the Assumption crest instead of the “A” are acceptable.
GRADUATION INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF SENIORS – GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS: Information regarding graduation announcements and other 2022 graduation items from Balfour was shared with seniors on Tuesday, January 11. Please be sure to check with your daughter about the information she received during her class meeting this week. Balfour will be at school on Tuesday, January 18, from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Atrium to meet with students and parents who want to turn in orders in person or have questions. Balfour will be back on Friday, February 4, to collect final orders from seniors during all lunches. Any orders not made by this date will need to be ordered online at www.Balfour.com or you may contact the Balfour rep at 1(763)227-5101 to schedule a time to drop off in person.
SENIOR RING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF JUNIORS: Our Balfour representative will be in the Atrium after school on Tuesday, January 18, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for students and parents to shop and purchase class rings in person.
LEAD & LEARN UPDATE: During LEAD & Learn time this week, students were introduced to our “New Year, New You” initiative that will be a focus of our LEAD & Learn time throughout the month of January. In homeroom on Monday and Tuesday, students received an overview of activities that will be implemented during LEAD & Learn Time including topics on academic, personal, social, and physical health. On Thursday, all students participated in a session that offered direction on “How to Keep a Commitment to Yourself.” On Friday, all students met in homeroom to engage in Family Celebrations and also to reflect upon what they learned about making and keeping a commitment to themselves.
Next week, on Tuesday and Thursday, students will alternate class meeting and homeroom. During that time, freshman, sophomore and juniors will received direction regarding how to set goals regarding standardized testing and in class meeting will hear information that will prepare them for the upcoming registration process for the 2022-23 school year. Seniors will have an opportunity to engage with each other during class meeting as they work to make it hard to say good-bye to Assumption in May. On Friday, all students will be in homeroom for an opportunity to receive some important information about caring for themselves physically through the choices they make.
2022-2023 REGISTRATION – Save the dates!
- CURRENT FRESHMAN PARENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION NIGHT: Attention, all freshman parents–On Wednesday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, Dean of Studies Theresa Schuhmann will provide information about the registration and course selection process for all freshman parents. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this important informational session in order to assist your daughters in planning their course of study for their sophomore year.
- 2022-2023 COURSE SELECTIONS: On Monday, February 7, and Tuesday, February 8, our teachers will be conferencing with all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors regarding their course selections for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration will open on Thursday, February 10.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) APPLICATIONS: Any sophomore or junior who is interested in applying for NHS should have received an email about this process on Monday, January 10. If a student is interested in applying, she must meet the following criteria: 1) have at least a 3.70 unweighted cumulative GPA; 2) have no more than one demerit on her discipline record at the time records are checked; 3) show demonstrated involvement in school extracurriculars and activities; 4) show outstanding experience in leadership; and 5) demonstrate documented service hours on MobileServe. Sophomores must show a minimum of 20 hours, and juniors must show a minimum of 40 hours. These hours cannot include sophomore ACTS. If a student meets these initial criteria and wishes to apply, she MUST attend a mandatory meeting which serves as a guide through this selective process. Three different meeting times will be offered. Each meeting will cover what can and cannot be considered for the application and explain the expected commitment to NHS if a student is selected. NHS is an organization that requires students to be actively involved. Students already inducted and granted membership in NHS do NOT need to attend one of these meetings or re-apply to the organization. The meeting dates are Thursday, January 20, at 7:30 a.m. (media center), Thursday, January 20, at 3:10 a.m. (media center), or Friday, January 21, at 7:25 a.m. (theater). Parents, please ensure that your daughter accommodates her schedule (transportation, work, practices, etc.). Meetings will last about 30 minutes. Applications are due by 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 24 (the Thursday before Mission Week). NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE! Questions about applying to NHS can be directed to NHS adviser KELLY KIRWAN.
FINANCIAL AID FORM: The financial aid link for 2022-2023 has been added to the school’s website. The due date is January 31, 2022, and the form must be submitted online to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION LINK. As a reminder, you are required to file every year to receive assistance.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS – ROCKET SPECTACULAR: Assumption High School’s 41st annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner & Auction is just a few weeks away on Saturday, January 29, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for this sellout event, so get yours here! Any questions, contact Tricia Ferree: email@example.com
- WHEEL OF CHANCE: Our exciting Wheel of Chance raffle items just went live today! There are just 25 chances available for $50 a chance. Click here to get your ticket!
- TUITION RAFFLE: You could win free AHS tuition for your daughter during the 2022-2023 school year! Tickets are $100 apiece and there are only 300 chances available. Click here to get your tuition raffle ticket!