Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Updated: FACTS Applications for the 2023-24 School Year
The FACTS online application for STO opened on January 1st, with the deadline being
April 15th. In addition to completing the application, parents must upload their
2022 federal tax return and other required schedules or tax documentation. Families who applied last year should have received an email that the 23-24 applications are open. 

With the passing of ESA legislation, Xavier High School strongly encourages families to complete the FACTS management forms in addition to the forthcoming application for ESAs.  This potentially opens up more opportunities for families to receive tuition assistance through multiple sources.
 

NEW: Upcoming Spring Sports Parent Meetings
  • TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 1st - Boys Tennis 5:30PM - LMC
  • Thursday, February 9th - Boys Soccer 6:00PM - Commons
  • Thursday, February 16th - Girls Golf - 5:30PM - Commons
  • Thursday, February 16th - Girls Tennis - 6:00PM - LMC
  • Thursday, February 23rd - Boys Track - 5:30PM - Room #121
  • Monday, March 6th - 2023-24 Cheer - 5:30PM - Commons
  • Monday, April 3rd - 2023-24 Dance - 5:30PM - Commons
Reminder: Progress & Deficiency Reports
Deficiency Reports: 
  • Will be emailed weekly on Tuesdays beginning February 7th
  • An email will go out to students and families of students who have a “D” or below in any class. If your student does not have a “D” or below you will not receive this email.
  • This does NOT impact eligibility.

Progress Reports:
  • Will be emailed monthly on Wednesdays showing students’ grades in all classes. 
  • A student involved in interscholastic and co-curricular activities (athletics, fine arts, etc.) is considered ineligible to participate in games, competitions, performances if he/she has a failing grade on any progress report. 
  • The ineligibility period will start on the first Wednesday of the month and end at 11:59 p.m. the following Tuesday.

February progress reports and eligibility will be released on Wednesday, February 15 as indicated on the Xavier calendar. Beginning in March, progress reports will be released on the first Wednesday of the month.

Eligibility rules for progress reports state that a student will be considered ineligible to participate in games, competitions, performances, etc. if he/she has a failing grade on any progress report. The ineligibility period for February will start on Wednesday, February 15 and end at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, February 21. 
Reminder: PowerSchool Registration / Admissions Priorities for the 2023-24 School Year
PowerSchool Registration is available starting today, January 30, for all Xavier Catholic Schools families. You are welcome and encouraged to start this process at this time. A final deadline will be in July. Communication will be shared with families this summer, closer to this deadline. Please keep in mind that if you complete this process in advance, additional information will be needed in July for final registration. Thank you!


NEW THIS YEAR for ALL XAVIER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS - Admissions Priorities: 

Guidance on enrollment decisions in the case of limited enrollment or waitlist situations at certain grade levels has been put in place. Priority enrollment is given to currently-enrolled students, children of Xavier Catholic School employees, and siblings of current students whose families are in good standing. We guarantee your child’s spot if the registration process is complete by March 1st, 2023.*

Any questions should be directed to the individuals listed below:
Reminder: Post Prom 2023
2023 Post Prom will be held on April 22, 2023 immediately following Xavier Prom. As always, the goal of Post Prom has been to provide a safe, fun, drug- and alcohol-free environment for our students. 

We are in need of Post Prom Co-Chairs (2) and Prize Chairs (2). This is typically served by junior parents. If you are interested or have questions regarding either, please text Kelly Hiserote at 319-533-8300
Reminder: Young Men's Conference Registration is Open
The Xavier Young Men's Conference is coming on February 10th for guys in grades 11 and 12. 
  
Our theme this year is "Raising the Bar" and the day will include talks from Mr. Goldsmith, special guest speakers and a Xavier alumni panel. This is an off campus event from 9:00am - 2:30pm hosted at St Patrick's parish.

If your student would like to participate they will need to fill out the registration form that will soon be sent to their Xavier email, then you will need to pay a $15 registration fee through xavierhs.8to18.com. The fee includes lunch and snacks for the day. Your registration will not be complete until you pay the $15 fee.

Please contact Mr. Winterhof at adam.winterhof@xaviersaints.org with any questions.

Deadline to register is February 3rd.
Reminder: Tuition Statements
To make the process more efficient for families, we are asking parents to print off tuition statements from the "My BackPack" website (step by step process below) to use for the Tuition Tax Credit on your Iowa tax return. The credit is maxed out at $2,000 of allowed school expense per student (tuition, textbooks) for the 2022 calendar year and the maximum credit is $500 or 25% of max expense per student. 
 
Please provide this documentation to the person who prepares your tax return to take advantage of the tuition tax credit.
 
Click Here to Access Senior Systems/My Backpack to Retrieve & Print Your Year-End tuition statement. 
 
Enter ID and Password (You can retrieve password and username on the website, just below sign in, by entering your email address.)
Tuition and Fees Summary
View Account Details
Search All Transactions
Enter Date: 01/01/22-12/31/22
At the bottom of the screen is a printable version -- Select to print / "Ctrl P" to print. 
 
Please use this link to view eligible expenses.
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712