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- August Transition
- Student Dining
- Student Life
- Required Technology
- Important Dates
The Freshman English summer reading assignment is American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (ISBN 0312384483) (please note that this is a graphic novel: it tells the story in comic book style panels). Freshman English teachers will administer an assessment of the Freshman English summer reading on the first day of class.
The all-school summer reading assignment is Randy Ribay’s Patron Saints of Nothing (ISBN 9780525554929). When students return in August, they will have a test on the book during class meetings and group discussions as the school year begins.
Summer books are available through MBS Direct, our online textbook provider. You will be notified when the MBS Direct portal opens.
What are Direction Days?
This program will take place on Monday, June 6 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, June 7 ( 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Class of 2026 Mass will end this day).
Students should wear casual dress code that day for outdoor activity (t-shirts, shorts, and athletic shoes are acceptable).
- Meet his Senior Advisor
- Spend several hours in small group team-building exercises with his peers on campus
- Enjoy lunch with classmates in Si Commons (acrylic dividers at tables)
- Understand the technology requirements and expectations of SLUH
When are Direction Days?
Direction Days will take place on Monday, June 6 (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) and Tuesday, June 7 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Class of 2026 Mass will end this day).
Is This Day Mandatory?
Will lunch be provided?
What should my son wear?
Freshman Orientation will take place on Monday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Dismissal will be at noon. LUNCH WILL NOT BE PROVIDED as part of the day, so please plan accordingly.
Students should be dressed in FORMAL ATTIRE for this day. Formal attire at SLUH requires dress pants with a belt, dress shoes, dress socks, a dress shirt, a tie and either a suit coat or a sweater.
Students will have their yearbook pictures taken (the same picture will also be used to make their student ID and lanyard), hear welcome presentations from the administration, have time to meet with their senior advisors, take a guided tour of the building with their class schedules in order to know their way around the campus for their first day of classes, and have time to organize their lockers.
Students will also receive their student planners for the school year that they are to use for recording daily assignments, review sessions with teachers, and daily activities. There will be a link to the entire parent-student handbook and school calendar included in the student planner as well. Students are expected to have their student planners with them for each class during the school year.
Student iPads will not be needed on this day and student phones will not be allowed to be used during the orientation session. Phones and iPads and other electronic devices, if brought, should be locked in the student's locker for the morning.
Traditionally, Running of the Bills takes place at the first Friday home football game. This year, that date is Friday, August 26th.
For student experience: More information regarding this special day, which includes Freshman Fun Day in the afternoon, will be announced at a later date.
For parents: All parents are invited to attend a pregame party on from 4:30-5:30 p.m. outside on the Drury Plaza on August 26. You'll have a chance to meet other freshman parents at this social hour before having the chance see your son get painted blue then go running into the SLUH stadium for the game vs. St. Mary's. There is no cost to attend or need to RSVP. We can't wait to welcome you!
PowerSchool is the data delivery system used by SLUH. At this site, you will find a student’s grades to date, his attendance history, teacher comments and email, school bulletins and the student Buzz Book. You will be able to access PowerSchool here after Directions Days. You will then enter your PowerSchool Confidential ID and Password, which will be mailed to you from the Principal's office.
MSHSAA has set the Fall 2022 sports season to officially begin on Monday, August 8th. The number of the SLUH Sports Line is (314) 531-0330, press #5.
Each freshman is required to have a physical examination. Physicals are good 2 years from the date administered unless otherwise noted by the doctor and must be uploaded to Privit by Friday, July 29th. See Physical Information tab below.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Scott Gilbert, Director of Student Health, at (314) 531-0330, ext. 2191.
Visit the Privit Link to complete the Physical, Immunization, and Medical History information.
For information on times and locations for the various sports and their activities please visit the sports web pages under Athletics on sluh.org, follow @SLUHAthletics on Twitter, and check your email for updates during the summer.
Every member of the Class of 2026, along with those sophomores/juniors/seniors interested in playing a fall sport, must have a complete and valid physical form uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site by Friday, July 29th. In addition, all other forms, signatures, and permissions on the PRIVIT site must also be completed by Friday, July 29th.
Any student whose PRIVIT account is not complete and approved by Monday, August 8th, will not be able to participate in fall sports until the information in the account is completed and approved. According to state health guidelines, a student's vaccination and immunization record must be updated by the first day of school. Any student whose PRIVIT account is not in compliance with state health guidelines will be excluded from classes until compliance is achieved.
In May of 2019, the MSHSAA membership passed a ballot proposal that now allows a physical exam certified by a medical professional (MD/DO/ARNP/PA/Chiropractor), other than a student-athlete’s own parent, to be valid for a duration of two years (730 days) from its date of issue (unless a physician specifically notes that the physical is only valid for some other duration less than two years).
MSHSAA has also created an updated physical form, which will be posted on the MSHSAA website, the SLUH website, and on the SLUH PRIVIT site. This new physical form should be filled out by the medical professional administering the physical examination for all physicals.
While the new MSHSAA policy permits a completed physical examination form to be valid for a two year period from the date of the physical examination, all other medical documents required for participation in athletics must still be completed/updated annually for each student-athlete. The documentation that must be completed annually includes: Medical History Form, Parent Permission/Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials/Parent and Student Signature, Emergency Contact Information.
Note: For records management purposes, PRIVIT will clear all of the annual forms listed above off of our site on May 31st of each year. Therefore, no matter the date on which the medical professional issues the completed physical form and/or when the physical form is uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site, the annual documentation must be completed on the SLUH PRIVIT site between June 1st and 72 hours prior to the first day of tryouts (all those participating in a sport) or 72 hours prior to the first day of classes (freshmen not participating in a fall sport).
The new two-year policy could result in a physical expiring during the middle of a season. At the time that the physical expires, the student-athlete will become immediately ineligible and unable to practice or compete until a new physical exam has been completed and the necessary forms have been uploaded to the SLUH PRIVIT site.
Steps for submitting all medical forms and information to SLUH using PRIVIT:
Go to sluh.org; click “Athletics”; click “Resources and Forms”; under the heading of Links on the left, click “PRIVIT (Physical, Immunization, and Medical History Forms)”
Log in to your account or establish an account
Complete the personal details section of your account information
Complete the medical history form (PPE); it is recommended that a copy of this form be printed and given to the student’s primary care physician to be kept on file
Print a blank MSHSAA physical form; take this blank form to the doctor to be completed during the physical examination
Upload the completed physical form to PRIVIT (can be done at any time of the year)
Complete the remaining medical forms - Immunization Records (required for incoming 9th graders and any student with updated immunizations), Medical History Form, Parent Permission/Insurance Verification, Student Agreement, Concussion Education Materials/Parent and Student Signature, Emergency Contact Information. (must be completed annually between between June 1st and 72 hours prior to the first day of tryouts (all those participating in a sport) or 72 hours prior to the first day of classes (freshmen not participating in a fall sport).
The MSHSAA physical form can be printed from the SLUH website without logging in to PRIVIT, but must be uploaded through PRIVIT in order to be accepted
For administrative purposes, all PRIVIT accounts will be archived and reset as of May 31st of a particular year. Therefore, it is important to note that any completed forms other than the physical and immunization records - if completed on PRIVIT before June 1st - would need to be completed again before a student would be eligible to participate.
A complete review of all submitted documents by a member of the SLUH medical staff is necessary to make sure all forms are complete and all medical conditions are noted and able to be communicated to our coaches. Thus, the SLUH medical staff requires up to 72 hours to review and approve all physical files.
- Do Students Bring or Buy Their Lunch?
- How do students apply credit for cafeteria purchases on their student ID?
- New Panel
- Do the students purchase a lock from SLUH?
- Do students who participate in band need a locker and lock?
- Do students return to lockers between classes?
- When are school mixers and formal dances?
- Are the SLUH gym shorts and shirt required?
- Please explain the JUG system.
- How can my son purchase a yearbook?
All freshmen will receive one (1) lock during Direction Days for their main school locker, which must be locked at all times. This lock is the only one approved to be used for student lockers and is registered through the school office. You may not bring in your own lock.
Additional locks may be purchased for sports from the Spirit Shop.
Formal dances are held 1-2 times per year. Tickets for all formal dances are sold in advance and boys must have a date to attend. Parents receive a letter prior to each dance detailing cost, date, location, expected behavior and a faculty contact telephone number.
A JUG (Justice Under God) is a one-hour detention served after school for receiving 4 or 5 demerits. Some offenses may warrant an automatic JUG. Students are to report immediately after school to the Assistant Principal for Student Life to serve the JUG. JUGs must be served either that day or the following day.
SLUH supports the integration of appropriate technology into classrooms to better serve our faculty and students. Faculty members are equipped with personal computers and the technology needed to enhance their curriculum as desired. The school has made significant technological upgrades in recent past and continues to invest in technology that supports our curriculum and helps fulfill our mission.
Starting with the Class of 2026, SLUH will be providing devices to all incoming freshmen. A fee of $200.00 will be billed on your tuition statement.
Click HERE to view the requirements explained by our IT Department.
- What is sluh back to school night?
- When are parent-teacher conferences?
- What is Cashbah, and when is it?
- What is the Incoming Freshmen Parent Meeting with the Coalition of St. Louis Catholic Secondary Schools?
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held twice each academic year. In the fall, following first quarter report cards, these conferences are offered on specific dates without scheduled appointments. Conferences are offered, by appointment only, following third quarter exams. Parents may also contact their son’s teachers at any time throughout the year if they have questions or concerns. Teacher contact information can be found on this site under Directories, or by calling (314) 531-0330.
Cashbah is SLUH's largest fundraising event and will take place Saturday, April 1, 2023. This spectacular dinner auction is held each academic year in the early spring. For more information about Cashbah and how to get involved, click here.
The St. Louis Archdiocese is blessed to have many high school working to educate young men and women spiritually and personally as well as academically. While our schools engage in healthy competition athletically, we are committed to cooperation when it comes to the well-being of our students.
In order to support you in your parenting responsibilities, our high schools have joined together to form the Coalition of St. Louis Catholic Secondary Schools. Together, we sponsor a series of informational meetings for parents each year, as the new school year begins. These meetings explore issues facing teens and provide parents with tools to help their children make good and safe decisions. We have asked West County Psychological Associates to provide the speakers for these sessions.
In the past, all meetings were held in-person, at churches and schools around the Archdiocese. This fall, due to the continuing uncertainties about health and safety protocols, both in-person and online presentations will be available to parents, so that you may choose the setting that feels right to you. It is our hope and intention that, by next year's program in the fall of 2023, all meetings will again be held live.
Each incoming freshman must have at least one parent or legal guardian attend one of these sessions. This session is for parents only; please do not bring your child. All sessions are similar.
Option 1: Attend a live presentation
To attend a live presentation, please choose the location and date that best suits your schedule. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The presentations begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and last until approximately 8:15 p.m. Please do not call the host parish. Instead, notify our school of the date and location that you plan to attend.
BRING THE ATTENDANCE SHEET to the session, making sure that your child's name and our school are printed on it. Turning in this sheet will let us know that you have attended. The sheets are labeled so that the host will know you are from our high school.
Option 2: Attend an online live webinar
So that all parents have an option to attend a presentation that feels safe and appropriate to them, live webinar sessions will again be offered this year.
To attend a webinar, please choose the date and time that best suits your schedule from the list below, and utilize the link in order to register. After registering, you will receive the link for joining the webinar, and reminders about the upcoming webinar as the date approaches. Please not that the time on August 10 is 2:00 p.m. in order to provide a daytime option.
Attendance at webinars is monitored and our school will be notified of your attendance; there is no need to use your "attendance sheet" when choosing the webinar option.
Please REGISTER IN ADVANCE using on of the links below:
Tuesday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.:
Monday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.:
Wednesday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.:
Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.:
Because we believe the information from this meeting is so important to the well-being of all students, your attendance at one of the sessions is required. By the end of September, any freshman who has not had a parent representative at one of these meetings will be subject to a consequence through the school until this obligation has been fulfilled. It is our sincere hope that all families will meet this requirement.