News and Events
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Events:
- New Parent Night
- Tuesday, Aug. 22
- Welcome Mass and Picnic
- Sunday, Aug. 27
- Day 1 of Freshman Orientation
- Monday, Aug. 28
- Day 2 of Freshman Orientation
- Tuesday, Aug. 29
- Sophomore/Junior Orientation and Senior Orientation
- Wednesday, Aug. 30
- First Day of School
- Thursday, Aug. 31
Fall Parking Permits
The parking portal for juniors and seniors will open on Monday, Aug.14 and will remain open through the end of the school day on Wednesday, Aug. 30. You must pre-register only. As a reminder, first priority will go to those students that reside in districts that do not provide transportation, PAT bus passes, and live greater than 2 miles away from campus.
Second priority will go to seniors, then juniors, that are involved in an in-season sport/activity that requires them to stay after school more than 2 days per week. Unfortunately, work commitments, transportation of younger siblings, etc. are not taken into account.
With over 400 juniors and seniors and a little over 100 parking spaces many students that apply will not receive a permit. Cost of the permit is $100.
Submit Your Private Bus Deposit
This is a final reminder for families to submit your “Intent Forms/Deposit” to reserve your seat on one of the four private bus options servicing the North, South, and Eastern districts that do not provide a school bus.
Seating is starting to fill up and will be “First Come, First Serve” basis. All forms and deposits should be mailed to Central Catholic HS 4720 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213 ATTN- Steve Bezila. If you have any questions please contact Steve at 412-208-3414.
Class of 2018 Immunizations
The Department of Health is changing school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017. A second dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) is now required for entry into 12th grade. On the first day of 12th grade, students must have the vaccine or risk exclusion from school. To ensure that all students are in compliance on the first day of school, parents should now contact their son’s health care provider to determine immunization status and schedule an appointment if necessary. Please begin to submit proof of immunization to Janice George, CRNP.
As you begin your back to school shopping please refer to Central Catholic’s dress code on page 24 of your Student/Parent Handbook. As a reminder, flannel shirts, cargo pants, pants with outside pockets, Dickie-brand or other work-type pants, boots, or slippers are not permitted. Students should wear a collared dress shirt with a tie, buttoned to the collar, and solid color dress slacks with a belt. Leather dress shoes, loafers, or deck shoes with socks must be worn as well. The Dean of Students and Assistant Principal will be the final arbiters of the appropriateness of a student’s appearance.
Fall Sports Physicals
Students that plan on participating in a fall sports must have a pre-participation physical examination completed and turned in to the school’s athletic trainer prior to the start of the season. The physical must be completed on the PIAA paperwork. We are asking all families to complete the form via the FamilyID link on the athletics page of the school website. For more information contact Regis Visconti, Athletic Trainer.
A Night with College Counseling
Senior Parents: Join Mrs. Loren Gordon, Director of College Counseling, for “Senior Parent Night: The College Application Process,” an evening program on Tuesday, August 29th at 6:30pm in McGonigle Theater. Mrs. Gordon will do an overview of the college application process, discuss how the College Counseling Office handles transcripts and other documents, and highlight how parents can help their students through this journey. Plenty of time will be saved for questions! RSVP via GoogleForms
All freshman students are expected to participate in at least one school-sanctioned service project. This can be done through either signing up for one of the service opportunities offered through Lasallian Ministry located on the school’s second floor or with a sports team the student may be on. Forms for the service opportunity will be given during the freshman orientation days. All forms must be turned in completed by the end of the third Quarter grading period.
This requirement is part of the freshman religion grade and will count for part of their fourth quarter grade. If there are any questions please contact Kyle Goldcamp, Director of Lasallian Ministry or Jarrod Kinkley, Assistant Director of Lasallian Ministry.
All sophomores are to take part in the school’s Jail Tour program. This is done once a month with our nonprofit partner, Greenfield Organized Against Drugs. This program is not a “Scared Straight” program. It is an educational program where students are given presentations about drugs and alcohol and the consequences.
Students are then given a tour through the Allegheny County Jail. We ask all students to meet at Central at 5 p.m. on their given date and they will arrive back at Central at 9 p.m. Each student will be assigned to go with their homeroom. However, if there is a conflict and the student cannot attend the date assigned, the student must contact Mr. Goldcamp or Mr. Kinkley to schedule for another date.
Transportation is provided by Central. There will be no meal provided on the Jail Tour. Students will either have to eat before or after the Jail Tour. The cost is $5 to help support the non-profit. Permission forms and the schedule will be given to all students in their homerooms. The dates and homerooms for the Jail Tours are:
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 – B 304 and B306
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 – B312 and B405
- Wednesday, Nov. 15 – B408 and Student Council Homeroom
- Wednesday, Jan. 24 – B410
- Wednesday, Feb. 21 – B412
- Wednesday, March 21 – B413
Central offers a voluntary KAIROS retreat for any senior that wants to participate.
The dates for the three retreats are:
- November 27 – 30
- Jan. 29 - Feb. 1
- March 5 – 8