Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Ohio Department of Health School Immunization Requirements have been revised to include two (2) doses of Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine to be administered before a student enters the 12th grade.
If the first dose of MCV4 was administered on or after the 16th birthday a second dose is not required. If a pupil is in the 12th grade and is 15 years of age or younger, only one (1) dose is required.
Therefore, your current 11th grader will need to show proof of having received the Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine(s) before they can return to school in the fall.
You are receiving this letter now to provide you with ample time to have your child immunized before the coming school year begins. Please contact your physician or health department to schedule an appointment.
Lynn Emmett, RN
October 5, 2020
As the first quarter comes to a close, it is time to schedule Parent/Teacher Conferences. These will take place in person on Thursday, October 22 in ten-minute increments. We will be following all COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing and wearing masks. We would encourage you to schedule conferences only if you have a concern about your daughter’s academic performance, grades or progress. You can review your daughter’s grades and conduct points through your NetClassroom account. If you need assistance with this, please contact the Main Office. If you do not wish to schedule an in-person conference, you may email your daughter’s teacher directly to schedule a phone or virtual conference.
When arriving on the night of conferences, you may enter the building through the connector doors off the parking garage or the main entrance doors near the main office. Please note that Elder faculty will not be available on the evening of conferences.
To schedule an appointment for a conference, click on this link and follow the prompts. The scheduling link will be open until October 21. If you have difficulty accessing the scheduling link, please contact the main office at 471-2600.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you that evening!
Join us for the 2020 Seton Virtual Walk! Go the “social” distance for our Saints by registering today for the Walk or donating to help our students!
How does the Virtual Walk work?
The Walk is a real 5k but on your terms! Get your family, friends and Seton sisters to join you for a Walk at your favorite park or in your neighborhood. Or jump on your treadmill and workout for Seton. You choose the day and the way and it all benefits the Saints! The cost is $25 per person and includes a t-shirt. You can walk anytime now until November 8, 2020. Click below to register. T-shirts will be available for pick-up at Seton’s Main Office beginning Tuesday, November 3.
I want to donate and help Seton students!
Great! Sponsorships are available! Donate $200 and have your name or business featured on the back of the official Walk t-shirt. Register by October 16 to be included on the t-shirt.
Thank you for your support! Proceeds from the Walk support the general operating budget to help keep tuition costs down and also benefit the student philanthropic club, Seton Helping Saints, which provides assistance to students, alumnae and community members in need.
Be sure to send us your selfies or Walk photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can feature them in our promotions! Thanks for all your support of Seton!
Dear Parents and Students,
Students, faculty and staff have spent the last few weeks working hard and settling in to the 2020-2021 school year. It is wonderful to see the building buzzing with interactive classes, club meetings, informational and study assemblies and the spirit of Seton shining brightly in the halls! Today marks the last day of Green Week, our spirit week. Students and staff dressed in themes each day, they received special treats throughout the week such as a visit from the Duebbie Queen ice cream truck and Shine at Seton stickers and we also celebrated our first all-school Mass of the school year. Thank you to Fr. Jim Walsh for presiding, to the readers, singers and Eucharistic Ministers and to the Campus Ministry team for planning a beautiful Mass. We are blessed to celebrate our Catholic faith and education here at Seton.
We are grateful to welcome six new staff members to Seton! Please read their introductions in the "Welcome New Staff" column below. We are incredibly grateful to our entire faculty and staff for their dedication, hard work and care for our students and their academic and personal growth and success.
Fall sports are in full swing and teams are performing extremely well! Cross country, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball have all had impressive seasons and huge GGCL victories. Please see the Athletics section below for updates on sports team standings!
This newsletter includes information about news, upcoming events and opportunities at Seton. We are grateful for your prayers and support as we continue through the first quarter at Seton. Thank you for sharing your daughter(s) with us. We continue to be blessed that each one of them Shine at Seton.
Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 Karen Klug White ’92
First Quarter Update
The first quarter is well under way and our students and teachers are working hard! In order to allow more time in the first quarter, we will be ending the quarter on Thursday, October 22. In addition, our teacher in-service for October has been cancelled. School will now be in session on Monday, October 19.
Remember that students and parents can access grades via NetClassroom. Each student and parent has a unique login. If you are unable to access your account, please contact the main office and someone will assist you.
Welcome New Staff
We want to welcome our newest faculty members to the Seton family. Welcome to Emma Lindle, 2012 Seton graduate and Chris Goddard who have joined our Religion Department; Ben Woeste who has joined our Business Department and is offering several dual credit courses in conjunction with MSJU; and Marco Colant who is new to our Music Department. We also welcome Katie Schmit, our Program Coordinator and Shelly Anderson, Associate Principal. We are excited to have them all at Seton!
Cindy Bihl - O’Connell House
Erin Lind - Emmits House
Melanie Richardson - Cedar House
Robyn Schwarz - Segale HouseThe Advisors will meet with each student quarterly, both individually and in group advising sessions. They will serve as the liaison for temporary remote learners and will work closely with students and teachers to be sure that students are staying connected with the daily class schedule, assemblies, etc.
College Financial Aid and FAFSA Information
Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to hold an in-person Financial Aid Information Session. We will provide some options for students and parents through use of webinars. We will send further information as they are available.
We highly encourage you to participate in the webinar as it will hit all the key points on how to apply and what the important factors are involving Financial Aid/FAFSA.
College Visits and Fairs
SENIOR PARENTS- If your daughter has not yet made any college visits, now is the time to do so. Many colleges are holding virtual visits and/or limited in-person tours. Students should see their Advisor for a college visit form if they are attending an in-person visit.
Additionally, seniors will be required to schedule a college visit or job shadow on October 14. Forms will be sent out to your daughters through Google Classroom at the end of September.
JUNIORS AND SENIORS – On Wednesday, September 30 juniors and seniors will be attending a Virtual College Fair during our morning Assembly time. Students will choose to attend two different virtual meetings with admission representatives to hear about the school and ask questions.
FAFSA Opens on October 1, 2020
Parents of SENIORS, please note that the FAFSA opens on October 1. Be sure to start this process as soon as possible!
College Reps at Seton
College representatives will be visiting Seton this fall through virtual platforms. Juniors and seniors should sign up for these sessions via Naviance. All parents have access to Naviance (college and career software); please contact your daughter’s Advisor if you need help creating an account or logging into your account.
Athletic Boosters Golf Outing 2020The Eleventh Annual Seton Athletics Golf Outing was held at Aston Oaks on July 20. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Outing a huge success.
Stay Up to Date on Seton AthleticsTo catch the Seton Saints in action, follow us on twitter at @setonhsports or watch on YouTube by searching Seton High School or subscribing to our channel. Visit the Athletics website for more information!
Fall Sports Updates
Cross Country had a great run and won in the dual meet with Mount Notre Dame and Milford, and placed 8th in the Milford Invitational. They are preparing for meets at the Midwest Classic and Seven Hills.
Golf has four Saints in the top 20 of the GGCL rankings with a 9-4 overall record.
Soccer is off to a fantastic start with a record of 6-2 under the leadership of head varsity coach, John Volker.
Tennis earned impressive wins over league rivals Mount Notre Dame and Mercy McAuley.Volleyball had huge GGCL wins over Mercy McAuley, St. Ursula Academy and Ursuline Academy and has an overall record of 8-1.
Kroger Plus Card and GFS Rewards
When shopping at GFS, don’t forget to mention Seton Athletics at the check-out to help earn points for athletic events.
Register your Kroger Plus card to earn rewards for Seton Athletics using the Kroger Community Rewards website.
Support Athletics with Coke Rewards
Enter the codes off of any Coke product, including 20-ounce, 2-liter or 12-pack cases to earn cash for Seton Athletics!
Not able to enter the points? Bring your caps or carton codes to the Athletic Office and we can get them entered for you!
Head to the Coca-Cola Gives website to enter your points off a bottle or carton of Coke products.
October 5-9 Hope/Mental Health Awareness Week
October 14 PSAT Testing Day, Senior College Visits
October 20 Freshman House Captain Elections
October 22 End of 1st Quarter
October 31 St. Nick Surprise Orders Due
October 31 Girls Night In Party Pack Orders Due
*Dates and events are subject to change.
Seton leadership and service scholarship applications are now being accepted for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors for the 2021-2022 school year. The nomination and application deadline is November 13. Applications should be sent to Lisa Luebbe at email@example.com. These scholarships are offered specifically for students that do not receive financial aid or any other scholarships (as verified by Seton). All scholarship details for current students are listed below.
The FACTS financial aid application (including the $30 application fee and all documentation) for the 2021-2022 school year must be completed by November 13. Families will be notified of an award for current Seton students in February 2021. Click here to access the FACTS page.
Congratulations to senior Grace Villing who has been named as a 2021 National Merit Semifinalist! This honor is achieved by less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors. We are so proud of Grace for this amazing accomplishment!
Dear Heavenly Father,
On this day we remember September 11, 2001. Please bring comfort and peace to those who lost loved ones and to all who were affected by the events of this day. We also pray for the many brave men and women who courageously worked day and night to help rescue the lost and bring aid to the wounded, and to those who continue to serve today. Lord, wrap your loving arms around our nation as we heal, and empower us to always treat others with compassion, kindness and respect.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us. Amen.
Dear Alumnae, Parents and Friends of Seton,
Never have we been so excited to welcome the students to a new school year! Although the year may look a little different, this virus cannot change our core! We are committed to providing our students with an exceptional Catholic education rooted in the values and traditions of the Sisters of Charity.
The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our priority. We have put several layers of protection in place so we can have a productive and successful school year. In addition to wearing masks, social distancing, electronic temperature checks, hand washing often, one-way stairwells and staggered lunch and dismissal times, we have received a gift to add yet another layer of protection for our students and staff utilizing Plasma Air Units. These state-of-the-art devices have been installed throughout the campus including all classroom VRF units. Utilizing bipolar ionization, the Plasma Air HVAC devices safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compound and particulate matter. We are grateful to the anonymous donor for this generous gift allowing us to provide additional layers of protection for our students, faculty and staff.
And while we spent the vast majority of the summer preparing for this school year, construction crews were on campus renovating the auditorium and gymnasium. The auditorium received major aesthetic and technology updates including stage and house lighting equipped with LED and color-changing lights, stage rigging such as backdrops, flys and a vibrant, green house curtain, flexible and professional presentation tools including a projector and projection screen, new carpet, wall-coverings and paint as well as updated aisle and seat lighting. In addition to these amazing upgrades, we have acquired an online streaming system to utilize among the student body and mentor groups for use during assemblies and performances that includes a professional camera and audio connectivity.
The gym floor was redesigned, repainted and completed with a wax coating. There were also several repairs made to the roof for an enhanced weather-proof finish. Our students and staff will greatly benefit from all of these upgrades around campus. Thank you for all of your prayers and generous support. We are grateful to all the donors of Seton 360!
As we complete the second week of school, students are working diligently in the classrooms, fall sports teams are doing very well, students are engaged in club and extracurricular activities and seniors are starting the college selection process! We continue to be inspired by the students and grateful to the faculty and staff for adapting and working so hard to fulfill our mission of excellence in Catholic education.
We know these are challenging times and the unknown can be stressful. We ask God to bless us with grace, courage and a positive attitude as we deal with obstacles and situations never before encountered. We ask for your prayers, support and respect and we place our faith in our Lord to see us through this school year. And the words of our patroness inspire us: “Meet your Grace. Do your best and leave the rest to God.”
Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 Karen Klug White ’92
Welcome Back, Saints!
Last week we welcomed back our Saints for the first day of school! It is been wonderful to see students back in the building SHINING at SETON! Thank you to the administration, faculty and staff for all of their hard work in helping to make this school year as safe as possible.
Alumnae Super Saint Scholarship Fund
Thanks to all our awesome Seton alums who have donated to the Alumnae Super Saint Scholarship Fund and received their NEW alumnae rain jacket and umbrella! Donate TODAY to get this year’s exclusive items.
Plan Your Shadow Visit
Learn how your Future Saint will join a current student to experience a day at Seton High School AND learn a bit about the activities she could participate in during her high school career.
Join us in prayer on Monday, September 14 which is the Canonization of our patroness and founder of Catholic education, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Students and teachers have been utilizing The Grove, our beautiful courtyard, to safely distance during class and lunch periods. In addition to areas outside and around campus, the Chapel is reserved as a mask-free zone for those who need a few minutes to sit, pray and spend some quiet time in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
Join us for Girls Night In
It’s time to put a little more "social" into your "social distancing." Join us for a Girls’ Night In - a virtual opportunity to celebrate the Seton Sisterhood... 2020 style!
Class of 2021
The Seniors started a new tradition and decorated their parking spot with chalk in the garage before the first day of school! It was a creative, fun and safe activity for the class to participate in to get excited for their senior year!
Plasma Filter Installation
We are grateful to have received a gift that allows us to add another layer of protection for our students and staff. Plasma Air Units were installed in every classroom, office and common area. Utilizing bipolar ionization, the Plasma Air HVAC devices safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compound and particulate matter. We are very grateful to this donor and are blessed to add this extra layer of protection to our building!
Coffee and Conversation
Eighth grade parents, join us to learn more about Seton’s academics and technology as well as the application, financial aid and scholarship process.
Division I Commitments
Congratulations to junior Tessa Jones, who recently announced her commitment to continue her academic and volleyball career at the University of Mississippi, and senior Maddy Hensler, who committed to continue her academic and swimming career at the University of Cincinnati! They join several other Saints who have committed to continue their athletic careers in college. Way to go, ladies! We are so proud of you!
Big/Little Sis Picnic
It may have looked a little different this year but we had a beautiful day for Freshman Orientation and the Big/Little Sis Picnic! Thanks to our awesome seniors for helping our freshmen to have an amazing first day! We are so ready to SHINE this year at Seton!
St. Nick Surprise
Making a list and checking it twice! St. Nick is making a special stop at Seton! Surprise your daughter or donate a gift this year!
Spirit Shop Hours
Get your spirit wear, school uniform shirts and sweatshirts!
*Occupancy inside the store will be limited. We will be complying with the state orders for everyone to wear a mask and to social distance. All surfaces will be cleaned and hand sanitizer will be available. If you need special assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a private appointment.
Welcome to our Thirty-One Women, Class of 2024 recipient, Alyssa Meyer. We are looking for sponsors to join our Thirty-One Women, Class of 2025. Thank you to all those who have supported past classes of this unique and wonderful scholarship program! Learn more about how to become one of our Class of 2025 sponsors.
Be Our Champion. Donate to Seton’s Annual Fund today!
Seton’s Annual Fund Drive champions the development of our young women, helping them reach new heights. Our students receive a well-rounded Catholic education, focused on Faith, Academics, Leadership and Service, and it is rooted in the values and traditions of the Sisters of Charity. Your gift to the Annual Fund Drive helps lower the cost of tuition and provide exceptional opportunities for our students. Consider donating TODAY!
Dear Parents and Students,
Last week, Governor Mike DeWine put a new health order in place that requires schools to have a system in place for reporting positive COVID-19 cases. Once the school year begins, if your daughter is diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact our school nurse, Lynn Emmett directly at 557-7411. Lynn will then take all of the needed information from you as she is then required to contact our local health department. Lynn is in the building Monday through Friday. Your daughter may not return to school until she has been cleared by the health department.
In addition, schools will be required to report the number of positive cases when they occur. Per the Governor’s health order, this information will be posted on our website and parents will be notified via email and/or text message.
As always, the health and safety of our students and staff are a top priority. Thank you for your continued support of Seton and we look forward to welcoming your daughters next week!
Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ’92
Dear Parents and Students,
We wanted to share with you some technology updates to ensure that you are able to access both our electronic lunch system and NetClassroom.
PaySchools Lunch System
AVI will once again be the food service provider at Seton and will offer hot lunches, Cincinnati Favorites and Grab-and-Go options. They are following all COVID-19 food service regulations and menus will be posted on our website. Students may also pack their lunches.
Seton offers an online payment system for students’ lunch accounts called PaySchools Central. This secure payment system will help make managing lunch and fee payments easier for parents. You will be able to load money onto your daughter’s account, review purchases and check balance information. If you would like to set up an account for your daughter, please follow the directions below. If you are setting up a new account, you will also need your daughter’s ID number. This can be found on the last page of the printed schedule for freshmen and on the nametags for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
To get started, please follow the instructions below:
NetClassroom is the portal through which you can monitor your daughter’s grades and academic progress.
Recently, NetClassroom changed its security requirement for passwords. All accounts with passwords that do not meet these new requirements will be locked as of Friday, September 4. After that date, you will need to contact the main office in order to have your password reset.
We are asking all families to please update passwords. You can do this by clicking HERE. If you are not prompted to create a new password, it indicates that the password you are currently using already meets the minimum security requirements.
Thank you for your continued support of Seton!
Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ‘92
Dear Parents and Students,
We are excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! Although the year may look different, we have put layers of protection in place so that our students, faculty and staff can have a productive and successful school year. Please read over this information carefully as we want to give you a few directives for the first day of school.
Finally, you have your first chance to earn an out of uniform day! We are asking all students to bring in a roll of paper towels to turn in to their Mentor Group teacher on the first day of school. Students may then be out of uniform on Thursday, September 3.
It is important that students comply with all of the safety measures that have been put into place. Parents, please talk to your daughters about the importance of following the guidelines so that we can stay in school and learn together! We feel so blessed to be able to work with your daughters and we are working hard to offer them the safest and best experience possible.
Thank you for your continued support of Seton and enjoy this last week of summer!
Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ’92
Dear Class of 2024 and Parents,
We are excited to officially welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!
Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Students should be dropped off in the Beech Avenue parking lot and enter through the Commons doors. All students will have their temperature checked and are required to wear a mask at all times. Students do not need to wear their uniform or bring their tablets. Be sure to wear your favorite Seton spirit wear along with comfortable close-toed shoes.
You will get the chance to meet your Senior Big Sister during the day, your Mentor Group teacher and other faculty and staff. Each Big Sister will walk her Little Sister through her class schedule in order to help familiarize herself with her daily class route and tour our beautiful campus. All students will be dismissed in the Beech Avenue parking lot by 12:30 p.m.
In addition, you have the chance to earn your first out of uniform day! All students who bring in a roll of paper towels may be out of uniform on Thursday, September 3!
If you have questions, or need assistance, please call the main office at 471-2600. We are looking forward to a great school year!
Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Alumnae,
This week OHSAA’s guidelines for fall sports were approved by Governor Mike DeWine. This is great news for our student-athletes who will now have a chance to participate in the sport they love. However, in an effort to keep everyone safe, the guidelines greatly reduce the number of fans permitted to attend the games.
We are working to stream our home fall sports competitions and with YOUR HELP we can make this happen so all our students, families and fans can watch our teams and cheer on the Saints. We are starting with home Volleyball games that begin tomorrow, Saturday August 22.
We are asking everyone to follow these two simple steps to help our Saints:
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Please forward this on to your family and friends who can help our Saints make the most of their season.
We are grateful for your support and ask for your continued prayers as we prepare to begin a new school year!
Dear 8th Grade Parents,
As your daughter begins her 8th grade year, we hope she is ready to rise and shine for her shadow day at Seton High School! We would love to host your daughter for a unique shadow experience at Seton. Our Future Saints will learn about academics and class options, club, leadership and sports opportunities, meet current Saints, faculty and staff, tour our beautiful campus, enjoy a complimentary lunch and a free sample from the Halo Café, as well as receive her own Seton swag!
Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, shadow days have been limited to four in-person options and one virtual option. The shadow dates are:
In-person: Friday, October 2
In-person: Friday, October 9
In-person: Friday, October 16
In-person: Friday, October 23
Virtual: Friday, October 30
Space is limited and availability is first come, first serve for all shadow days. Registration is required, and additional details and information will be given closer to the shadow dates. Please click this link to register your daughter to shadow at Seton: https://www.setoncincinnati.org/admissions/plan-your-shadow-visit/.
Although this year holds new challenges, the strong Catholic education and spirit of Seton has not changed, and we are adapting like never before! We look forward to seeing your daughter Shine at Seton on her shadow day! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Cranley Lykins at 513-471-2600 ext. 2422 or via email at email@example.com.
*Please note, the safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests is our top priority. Utilizing the guidelines given to us by the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education and the CDC, we have done extensive research and have worked tirelessly to reopen Seton in the safest manner possible. All recommended guidelines will be followed, including temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing often. Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are blessed to also add an extra layer of protection with the state-of-the-art ventilation system Plasma Air Ionization.
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