School Information & Forms
2023 BACK TO SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Below you will find all printable forms needed to make your back to school process easier.
We will also have copies of all these materials available at the main entrance of the school between the hours of 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Hello Cardinal Families! Welcome back to school year 23-24. Our enrollment is up, football is back, and we are ready for another great year of learning in a Christ-centered environment!
As we pursue our goal of becoming the premier private school in the East Toledo/Oregon area, we also continue to make positive changes to our curriculum, data-driven instruction and grading policies, and levels of instructional rigor to ensure that our students are well prepared for college and career! We will be sharing important academic information with you at our Meet and Greet, and throughout the first semester.
One major change this year, in terms of policies and procedures, is that students will not be able to carry their cell phones during the day at any time. Students may leave their phones in their lockers and check them in between classes, but the research clearly shows that cell phone use in school negatively impacts student learning. According to the Harvard Graduate School of Education author Emily Boudrea, in the article, Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Cellphones in Schools (2022).
“The existing studies provide evidence that allowing phones in the classroom negatively impacts test scores and long-term learning retention. There are some correlational studies that suggest negative relationships between off-task device use and student achievement. Further, in psychology, research on multitasking generally finds negative effects on learning and task completion and, more generally, research has shown that cell phones distract and negatively impact reaction times, performance, enjoyment of focal tasks, and cognitive capacity. “
We know that many people will question this decision, but we want our students focused on their academics and personal, face-to-face communication skills, and removing phones from their school day will help them to be better students and interpersonal communicators. The phone policy will be strictly enforced and there will be no exceptions. Please do your part as a parent by talking to your kids about following this positive learning change.
We are excited to announce several new staff members including our new Assistant Principal, Angela Glynn, coming to us from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, CA. Angela has more than 19 years of experience as an educator with expertise in Catholic Leadership, special education services, various areas of student services, and student discipline. Angela is originally from the Toledo area and an area Catholic school graduate.
Bless you all and we are excited for a new year of learning!
Dismissal is at 2:30pm for Preschool
Dismissal is at 2:45pm for K-6
Dismissal is at 3:00pm for 7-12
Preschool - Pick up place is same as arrival
Grades K-4 - Students will exit out the Main Entrance door #1 (off Pickle Rd)
Grades 5-12 - Students will exit out the Athletic Hallway door #4 (off Coy Rd.)
The supply list for students in preschool to grade 6 can be found on our website. Students in grades 7-12 are asked to bring a notebook, pen, and pencil for the first day of school. Teachers will let them know what supplies they need to purchase for each of their classes.
Cardinal Stritch Yellow Bus
Bussing starts the first day of school. If you plan to use this service and have not completed the bus request form available on our website at www.cardinalstritch.org or contacted Karen Weber at 419-693-0465 ext. 205 or [email protected], please do so immediately. This information must be completed before students may ride the bus.
Toledo Public School
Toledo Public School students must send in a transportation request form or you will not be considered for transportation or payment in lieu of transportation. The transportation form is on our website and must be filled out and completed every year. TPS must have a transportation request on file with all the student’s current information. Bussing is provided by Trinity Bus. Cardinal Stritch does not have anything to do with the transportation provided by TPS. You will need to contact TPS directly (www.tps.org) or 419-691-8541.
Northwood & Oregon
Contact your district directly to finalize your schedules. If your district does not provide bussing during the first week of school, please make your own arrangements.
- Northwood: 419-691-3888 - Northwood residents must call to establish bus service.
- Oregon: 419-693-7727 - New Oregon residents must call 419-693-0661 ext. 3301 first to establish residency.
Perrysburg does not provide transportation to Cardinal Stritch. There is payment in lieu of transportation. You must fill out the form that is on our website and return it to Perrysburg Local Schools to receive this payment.
Washington Local Schools does not provide bus transportation to and from Cardinal Stritch. Eligible families receive a waiver to accept/reject the payment in lieu of transportation. Contact Washington Local transportation @ 419-473-8356 for more information.
For all other school districts not mentioned, please contact the school district you live in and ask about transportation eligibility.
Lunch & Prices
Please read and fill out the free and reduced lunch application provided on our website.
Prices for lunch:
Grs. 9-12 $3.25
Milk $ .50
Milk is only included when they take a full lunch. If your child has a second milk or just wants milk, they will be charged $.50 for the milk. Some extra servings of lunch will be available for purchase. The menu will be available on our website under Cardinal Cafe.
After School EDP (Extended Day Program)
Cardinal Stritch is offering an after school Extended Day Program for students in grades preschool through grade 6. The hours of operation are from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. The registration form and information letter are under the Back to School page on our website.
Click here for all uniform information through SchoolBelles!
All students must be in dress code on the first day of school. Please review the dress code in the Student/Parent Handbook found below.
Immunizations and Health Requirements
Kindergarten and Preschool: All preschool and kindergarten students are required to have a current physical and immunization record on file by the 15th day school. Kindergarten students are also required to have a dental exam. The medical forms are on the website on the Back to School page
Incoming 7th graders: Incoming 7th graders must have a Tdap booster and meningitis vaccines by the 15th day of school.
Incoming Seniors: Must have two meningitis vaccines prior to the 15th day of school.
These requirements are mandated by the Ohio Department of Health. If your student does not meet these requirements, they may be excluded from school. Remember doctor's offices get very busy through the month of August. Plan ahead!
To emphasize the importance of life-long service, high school students are required to complete Steward of Stritch (S.O.S.) hours in the school, Church and/or community. Information and forms are found on the school website under Current Families and on Campus Ministry Google classroom. We are pleased to announce that this year all students will be able to fill out their service log through MobileServe. See the handbook for more information.
Athletic Department for All Grades
The Athletic Department will continue to use FinalForms, an online forms and data management service, replacing paper forms and streamlining the registration process for you! FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. Even better, once you sign, you won’t have to do it again, only update from year to year.
High school girls soccer practices have begun, if your daughter is interested in playing see the form below under athletics.
SCRIP & Kroger Program
What is the SCRIP and KROGER Program? How does it work and how does it save me money off my tuition? Check out the information on our website on the Back to School page.