Parent Paws Newsletter 5-14-2021

Welcome to the Parent Paws Newsletter

The Parent Paws Newsletter appears in the News section of our website every Friday during the school year.

From The Principal

Can you believe it? It is already time to think about summer and finals for your student. Most important, thank you all for your cooperation with all the new protocols and craziness we have dealt with this year. Obviously, we couldn’t have been in person all year without your help.

Final Exams: Freshmen-Juniors: May 17th – May 19th

Summer Office Hours

  • May 17th – May 20th: 7 am – 1:30 pm
  • May 24th – August 6th: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm (check calendar for holiday hours and closures)

As many of you may know that they have opened up the Pfizer vaccine for 12 and up. As you recall, students can avoid quarantine if fully vaccinated. Consequently, in order to keep accurate records, we need a copy of vaccine cards once both shots have been received. Please bring it to the office.

Summer Workouts

Another key point,  if your student is ill or has been exposed to a positive COVID case, our school protocols will be enforced. It’s a good reason to get your student vaccinated and turn in copies of their vaccine card . Your student will be allowed to participate if vaccinated.

Parent Paws Announcements

First, congratulations to Mrs. Dorwart on being named one of fifty 2021 Education Heroes. Cox and Nebraska Furniture Mart sponsor this award. Congrats and Dux Esto Mrs. Dorwart!

Second, summer baseball practices for all three teams will begin Monday May 17th at 6 pm at the baseball field. Practices will run until 7:30PM next week. If you have any questions please reach out to Coach Hempel.

Third, the FBI Omaha field office will hold a Summer Teen Academy on July 22nd. We encourage the classes of 2022 and 2023 to apply.

Fourth, Congressman Bacon’s office will be hosting representatives from each of the service academies for a free informational webinar on Saturday, June 12th. Attendees will gain insights about the application and nomination processes to the service academies, as well as the rigorous academic programs and daily life of a cadet. We invite interested applicants to join the ranks of impactful and prominent alumni including former U.S. Presidents, Members of Congress, Generals, NASA Astronauts, CEOs, Nobel Prize Winners, and more.

Counselors Corner

Juniors – Please continue to do college visits over the summer! We will be talking about applying to college in the fall of your senior year.

Finally, you are at the end of this edition of the Parent Paws Newsletter. Keep your eye on our News Blog for next week’s important information.


About Gross Catholic

One of Nebraska’s premier private schools, Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. Recognized locally for its outstanding education, welcoming atmosphere, competitive sports programs, engaging activities, robust faith, and boundless service work, Gross Catholic has energized the Omaha area for over 50 years. Gross Catholic recently received the KVSS Radio Superstar School Award and the Omaha World-Herald Omaha’s Choice award for private schools.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.