Sartan Roar

“Light our Path”
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. Psalm 119:105
SPX Mission statement
Dear Parents,
Serving God - Faith * Love * Respect
The end of the third quarter is almost upon us. We are excited about our growing enrollment for next year. Separate from the eighth grade, we are seeing a big increase in applications for high school. This Tuesday, March 7th, we will host a parent night in the library for families interested in applying for all grades at St. Pius X. Now is the time to apply as registration will start next when we send out the registration information. At the pace we are at we anticipate having a waiting list in the next few months. Spring is upon us. The winds are blustery, temperatures are going up and the daffodils are blooming on the campus.
Spring break is two weeks away, and it is important to keep our students healthy and safe. As our seniors ponder their decisions on which university to attend, enlist in military service or join the workforce, our freshmen, sophomores and juniors are choosing their classes for the upcoming school year. Please make sure that your student returns his/her Course Selection Form and the 4-Year Plan to the counselor as soon as possible. The information contained in these documents is critical in determining staffing for the 2023-24 school year.
Fr. John Trambley
Michael Deely
Head of School
  • Drug Testing is ongoing at St. Pius X High School. The testing program is described in detail in the Student/Parent Handbook online. All testing is performed on a random basis with no warning to the student. Athletes in season are added twice to increase their likelihood of being selected for testing to ensure clean sports teams. St. Pius X High School is a CLIA certified school. Both urine tests and saliva tests are used as each case indicates.
  • Students attending school sponsored activities are required to turn in assignments before leaving for a school event. It is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her teachers to see what assignments are due and when. Any student attending a school sponsored activity are not excused from assignments due.
  • Students are expected to attend after school tutoring sessions, detentions after school after dismissal at 2:40PM. Teachers are available for tutoring from 2:40 - 3:30 and athletic practices begin at 3:10
  • All students are in possession of the correct badge holder, school issued ID and school lanyard. This process that was implemented in the fall has been successful toward the safety and protection of our students and staff. Accountability and following procedures regarding ID’s have become routine.
  • Teachers will be actively checking students' dress code as well as possession of a correct ID and badge holder. Any students not in compliance with dress code or ID rules will be sent to the Dean’s office and issued a detention.
  • Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up - Please follow the directions of our Safety Team and school administrators when you are dropping off and picking up your student. Please remember to pull as far forward as possible in order to minimize congestion in the traffic flow.
  • Cell Phones and Earbuds - Students cannot use devices (cell phones, earbuds, and smartwatches) inside of any building from 7:55 am until the final bell rings at the end of the day; unless permission is granted by a staff member. This has become a safety concern in hallways during passing periods.
    • Allowed devices (cell phones and smartwatches) must be placed in the designated area assigned by the teacher upon entering the classroom.
    • During the lunch periods, cell phones and earbuds may be used outside, in the cafeteria, and in the gym lobby.
    • Earbuds/earphone use is at the teacher's discretion when the lesson requires listening to a device during instructional class time.
    • Earbuds/earphones may not be used in hallways during passing periods.
    • Cell Phone and earbud/earphones confiscation policies and technology acceptable use policy are delineated in the student/parent handbook
  • Spring Break break is a great time to relax but also to catch up on school work.
    • Talk with your student about their community service hours.
    • This next week affords many hours to complete this graduation requirement.
    • The end of the year is coming fast!
  • Student illness
    • A parent or guardian must call the attendance line at (505) 831-8412 before 9 am each day a student is absent. If a student is absent 3 or more consecutive days, they must provide a doctor’s note excuse to the attendance office.
    • If a student becomes ill at school, they should go to the nurse’s office. A parent may be called from the nurse's office for pickup by a parent or other person on the student’s pickup list, or for parent permission to drive home.
    • Please notify the nurse of positive COVID tests as quickly as possible at [email protected]
  • Physicals and Immunization Records
    • ALL students are required to have a new physical for each school year. The exam must be on or after April 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Start making appointments now.
    • ALL students are required to have a current immunization record on file. Starting with the Class of 2025, students must have a second Meningococcal vaccine upon turning 16 years old.
    • Exemptions take up to 60 days to process. A copy of the approved form must be provided before the first day of school each year. We don’t control life but we can control how we react to it! Reminders for SPX Students
  • Outerwear:
    • Seniors will be allowed to wear college outerwear starting on January 25th. A polo must be worn underneath at all times unless it is a spirit day.
    • Only SPX outerwear or a plain black sweater, pullover or cardigan will be allowed.
    • In the classroom, only SPX outerwear or solid black, such as: sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, hoodies, letter jackets, team jackets and long-sleeved warm-up shirts may be worn. A uniform shirt must be worn underneath any of the items listed above every day, with the exception of spirit days. These items are available in the Sartan Shop. All other outerwear must be removed in the classroom and/or Mass.
  • Footwear:
    • Shoes must be in good condition and worn at all times. All shoes must have a full back or back strap, i.e., no backless shoes, flip-flops, etc. The back strap must be part of the original manufacturing of the shoe and may not be ribbons, strings, cords, etc. Slippers are not allowed.