Billings Central Catholic High School

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Dear Parents, Staff, and Students-

So far so good! As we move through our second two week session, I am appreciative of the effort everyone is putting forth to create a physically safe and emotionally safe environment. All of you have played a positive role and I am grateful. New information as well as clarification related to some of our existing processes is included below.

Spectators:

On Wednesday, area school administrators met with the county health department regarding spectators at Yellowstone County events. It was decided that each school will manage logistics related to spectators by creating individual plans. As of now, Billings Central is planning on allowing spectators. We will develop a plan that prioritizes the safety and well-being of our students, staff and families, as well as takes into account the hopes of parents and fans. Please know that we have a lot of moving parts to decipher as we utilize venues that are not owned by our schools and that have their own restrictions and rules in place as well.

I promise we will do what is best for Billings Central Catholic High School, but please be patient as we consider all aspects in creating a solid plan going forward. We also ask that our spectators understand that other communities may have different guidelines. Our athletes and student participants are held to very high expectations when participating in school activities. Our hope is that Billings Central fans will rise to those same expectations by respecting and adhering to spectator guidelines set forth in other communities. As with everything else during these challenging times, the rules are subject to change depending on changing circumstances and based on Yellowstone County health department decisions.

Refocus:

  • While we are in Block Scheduling during Covid, B days will include an afternoon Refocus Period. It is not mandatory for students to be on campus during this time but it is encouraged. Refocus time, used effectively, is a very strong academic support tool. It is expected that teachers be in their room and that students who remain on campus use this time for academic recovery. The block schedule days are on the TeamUp Calendar through September. Refocus is also a good time to schedule appointments if needed.

Refocus Periods:

  • The gyms and weight room will be closed until 3pm. Codie Osborne will be available at 2:15 if needed for treatments only, otherwise the training area is closed too.
  • The cafeteria tables will be available as a study area. Please adhere to mask and distancing expectations.
  • The counseling center is open and available for student support needs.
  • Zero Period Classes will have expectations during this time. Please pay attention to your teacher’s directions related to this time and those classes.
  • Technology Support is available.
  • The Chapel is open for quiet time, reflection, and prayer. Please adhere to mask and distancing expectations.
  • When applicable we will have grade level Mass. On those days, participation in Mass is expected. Please adhere to mask and distancing expectations.

As always, if you have questions, please communicate. Have a great Labor Day weekend and God Bless!

Blessings-
SH

Shel Hanser, Principal
Billings Central Catholic High School
406.245.6651
406.698.7834

Monday, August 31st

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       A Day Block Schedule, periods 1, 3, lunch, 5, 7

Tuesday, September 1st

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       B Day Block Schedule, periods 2, 4, lunch, 6, Refocus

Wednesday, September 2nd

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       A Day Block Schedule, periods 1, 3, lunch, 5, 7

Thursday, September 3rd

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       B Day Block Schedule, periods 2, 4, lunch, 6, Refocus

Friday, September 4th

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       A Day Block Schedule, periods 1, 3, lunch, 5, 7

Monday, September 7th

·       Labor Day – No School

Tuesday, September 8th

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       B Day Block Schedule, periods 2, 4, lunch, 6, Refocus

Wednesday, September 9th

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       A Day Block Schedule, periods 1, 3, lunch, 5, 7

Thursday, September 10th

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       B Day Block Schedule, periods 2, 4, lunch, 6, Refocus

Friday, September 11th

·       All grades attend, on campus or remote learning

·       A Day Block Schedule, periods 1, 3, lunch, 5, 7