Tuesday, January 4, 2022
New: Welcome to Our New Counselor, Katie Hamilton
Please join us in welcoming our new school counselor, Katie Hamilton, who will be joining us this semester! Katie has experience working with severe trauma at Tanager Place and is just completing her Master’s degree in School Counseling. 
New: Add/Drop Deadline
The deadline to change Semester 2 classes is Monday, January 10th. Students who would like to request a class change will need to stop into Student Services during the first week of school to receive a schedule change form. No changes will be made until the form is returned with all required signatures. Please contact your school counselor with any questions.
Reminder: Second Semester Starts Tomorrow (1/5)
We are excited to welcome our Saints back for the second semester tomorrow (1/5). As a reminder, we will begin our semester with our Christmas Season Mass at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday (this will be a Community Shirt Dress Day -- Community shirts with dress code bottoms). As always, parents are welcome to join us for Mass.
Reminder: Updated COVID Guidance
There has been widespread media coverage recently of the change in guidance regarding COVID-19 isolation. Xavier Catholic Schools will follow the guidance of Iowa Department of Public Health as we have throughout this school year which now states as follows:
Isolation (For those testing positive for COVID)
  • A person who tests positive for COVID may return to school after five days of isolation if they are asymptomatic AND they wear a mask for the next five days (days 6-10) while at school and at any school-sanctioned function/activity.
  • If unable to wear a mask, the isolation requirement remains 10 days.
  • Anyone with a fever (100.4+) and without fever reducing medication (ibuprofen/acetaminophen) must still stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours. 
  • If families choose, a person may isolate for 10 days after testing positive for COVID. 

Quarantine (For those exposed to a COVID-positive individual)
  • In Iowa, quarantining continues to be left to a family to determine. It is best to advise families of the new guidelines and/or suggest they consult their family doctor.
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712