Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Reminder: Tuition
Tuition has been posted to all accounts. Please sign into My Backpack to view and make payments online if you wish.

The second round of STO awards have been published, and new tuition contracts have been sent to those that received awards.

*Just a friendly reminder to please make sure you fill out your tuition contract. If you select the 10 EFT payments make sure you fill out the form completely (every box) and hit the submit button. A signed tuition contract and EFT form (if applicable) are required in order for your student to pick up their iPad.
If you have taken care of this thank you for doing so.
Reminder: Items for the Activities Office
The following items must be turned into the Activities Office before students will be able to practice:

To ensure that your child can participate on the first day of practice, August 8th, please have all items turned into the Activities Office by Thursday, August 4th.
Reminder: PowerSchool Registration
Thank you to all of those that have completed PowerSchool Registration. We know that it was a new process this year and takes some time, but your attention to this is much appreciated! This process helps us to keep accurate data on all of our students. Thank you!

If you have not had a chance to finish this, we ask that you please do so as soon as possible. We are working hard to organize iPad pickup and make preparations for the upcoming school year. If you run into any troubles please feel free to call us at 319-294-6635 or email meg.hansen@xaviersaints.org

If you still need to complete PowerSchool Registration click here for complete directions.
  • Please complete both the “Required” forms and the “School Specific” forms. (After completing the “Required” forms, you will need to click on “Forms” again, then select “School Specific” & manually click on each of the four forms across the top.)
  • Make sure that all forms for all students are complete by ensuring that none of the necessary forms are marked “Empty.” 
  • Some may be “pending” until we approve them, but as long as there are none that are “Empty” you have finished the process.
  • Many families have completed some but not all forms, so if you’re not sure, please double check.

Please note that the PowerSchool Registration process must be completed before students will be permitted to pick-up their iPads for the fall semester. A signed tuition contract & EFT form (if applicable) will also need to be submitted prior to iPad pick-up.
Click here to go to the Parent PowerSchool login page to register each of your students.

Reminder: Bus Driver Needed for Xavier Activities
Xavier High School is currently looking for a bus driver for after school and weekend activities. Potential Drivers should have a valid Class B - CDL license with passenger and air brake endorsements. If interested, please contact Pam Barta at pam.barta@xaviersaints.org.
Reminder: Xavier Volleyball Webstore is Now Open
The volleyball webstore is now open and will close on Monday, August 8. Orders will be back on Monday, August 22.

Reminder: Volunteer Opportunity
Xavier student volunteers are needed for the Forward in Faith Catholic educator conference at Mount Mercy on August 4th at 3:30pm. Student volunteers are needed to help tear down after the conference in the Hennessy Recreation Center. If you are a student who would like to perform some summer service hours, please contact Phil Drey at pdrey@mtmercy.edu.
Reminder: Student Schedules
Beginning at 9am on Friday, July 29th, students and parents may view student schedules in PowerSchool. Students can make schedule changes during the following times:

Class Schedule Changes (Student Services Office):
Tuesday, August 2 – 9:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday, August 3 – 9:00am-2:00pm
Thursday, August 4 – 9:00am-2:00pm
For the best chances of fulfilling a schedule change, it is recommended that students complete requests by August 12.  

*School counselors will try to accommodate requests. Please note that finalization of a course change request depends on class size and/or course. Contact School Counselors: katie.hamilton@xaviersaints.org adam.winterhof@xaviersaints.org
Reminder: Picture Date
School pictures will be taken on Friday, Aug. 26.

You can order pictures online in advance at mylifetouch.com

Use Picture Day ID: EVTDXMKVB
Reminder: Parking Registration is Now Open to All Grades
Parking registration is now open to all grades, no access code is required. All students parking on campus will need to register their vehicle & reserve a parking spot.

Information needed when registering:
  • Vehicle 
  • Make  
  • Model
  • License Plate # 
  • $40 payment due at time of registration

Click HERE for the link to register for your parking spot for the 2022-2023 school year. Go to student parking registration and complete the registration form. You no longer need to enter an access code 

If you have any questions please contact info@xaviersaints.org
Reminder: Xavier Boys Golf Tryout Information
Tryouts for the 2022 Fall Boys Golf team will be held on Monday, August 8 at 7:30 am at St Andrews Golf Course. You must be in attendance and have a current physical and concussion form filed in advance in the Activities Office by July 29, 2022

  • August 8 - Tryouts at 7:30 am at St. Andrews 
  • August 9 - Practice at 7:30 am at St. Andrews 
  • August 10 - Meeting at 9 am at Xavier for all players on the 2022 golf team grades 9-12
Reminder: Girls Swimming Information Needed
If your daughter is planning to participate in our co-op swimming program with the CR schools this fall please email the Xavier Activities Office at Pam.barta@xaviersaints.org to ensure that you are getting all communications going forward.
Reminder: Spanish Verb Camp
The Humble Language Institute is offering a Spanish Verb Camp for students in the Cedar Rapids area. The 10-hour camp will be offered on August 17th & 18th at the Ladd Library in Cedar Rapids. The Verb Camp is open to students that have completed Spanish 3 or above.

Reminder: Homecoming Dates 2022
Xavier's Fall Homecoming Week is August 29-September 3. We understand this is earlier than years past and as such want to communicate information and dates with families now. Xavier homecoming dates are selected based on several factors including: a home football game and conflicts with other co-curricular activities. After careful consideration, the only available date this fall will be during the second week of school. 

  • Wednesday August 31 - Homecoming Mass
  • Thursday September 1 - Pep Rally and Bonfire
  • Friday September 2 - Alumni Hall of Fame Induction at halftime of the football game
  • Saturday September 3 - Homecoming Dance (lock-in)
Xavier Community System student leaders have begun preparation for events and dress days throughout the week. This information will be shared with students in August prior to school start.
Reminder: Dress Code 2022-23
Xavier student dress code guidelines can be found here: xaviersaints.org/dress-code
Purchasing Information:

Parents are asked to please note that all clothing items including dress code polos must be free of holes, rips or tears.
Reminder: Consider Hosting an International Student
Xavier partners with Youth for Understanding to place qualified and dynamic international students at Xavier. YFU has partners in many countries around the world. They have both in-bound and out-bound programs. YFU students are between the ages of 15 and 18 and have medical insurance and spending money. They speak English well enough to live with a family and be successful in an American high school. YFU families provide the love and guidance that you would provide to your own child, three meals a day (this includes a sack lunch for school or money in a lunch account), a separate bed and a study area, and a means of transportation to and from school.  
If you are interested in hosting for the 2022/2023 school year, apply on-line at YFUUSA.org or text/call YFU Local Coordinator Sandy Scaia, with questions. Sandy lives in Cedar Rapids and can be reached at 319-431-5447.   
Reminder: XPX Uniform Collection
XPX will once again be collecting “graduated” and out-grown GENTLY WORN uniforms. These items will be available in August for purchase at the annual Back-to-School Sale! All proceeds from this sale will directly benefit the XPX programs, which support the students, staff and teachers at Xavier. Please clean out those closets and bring ANY UNIFORM APPROVED items (polos, sweaters, quarter-zips, pants) to the main office. Gentle used spirit wear will be accepted too. All items must be without stains or tears. Thank you for your support!
Reminder: Sports Physicals Offered to Xavier Students
Sports Physicals will be offered to Xavier students at Family Physicians of Cedar Rapids

  • Dates: July 5 - August 5 
  • Cost: $45 (will not be submitted to insurance) cash, check or credit card accepted
  • To schedule: Call 365-7581 
  • Location: 1515 42nd St NE Cedar Rapids 
  • Visit their website at: www.familydocscr.com
Website: XavierSaints.org | Phone: 319-294-6635 | Fax: 319-294-6712