In response to COVID-19, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and The Center for Disease Control (CDC) have provided specific guidelines for Texas schools. While St. Pius X High School, a private, faith-based school, is not directly guided by TEA, we are expected to develop and follow plans that are "similar" as per Governor Greg Abbott. In an effort to create a school where we can provide an excellent academic environment, we must take measures that will reduce exposure to illness for our students, faculty and staff.
After careful consideration, deliberation, and prayer, St. Pius X High School leadership determined to start classes on August 17 in a distance learning model. During distance learning, SPX leadership will continue to assess the situation using the guidance of local and state health officials. It is our intention and hope to return to in-person learning in a hybrid model on September 8.
It is important that we find a way to gather with our students in the safest way possible and begin building relationships that are integral to student success. We will host in-person orientations and re-orientations for each grade level. While remaining physically distant, these sessions will encourage our students to connect and reconnect with faculty, staff, advisors and friends. We will celebrate a new year and a new way of being SPX strong.
Below are the scheduled days for each grade level orientation. More details will be released, including the option to attend orientation virtually, as we draw closer to the dates.
August 11 - Senior Class
August 12 - Junior Class
August 13 - Sophomore Class
August 14 - Freshman Class
Beginning August 17, all SPX students will participate in synchronous, distance learning. We have invested in cutting-edge technology that enables more engaging and interactive instruction and learning. The entire SPX community will be on campus meeting the needs of our students, their families and supporting one another.