Diocesan Catholic schools set to open beginning Aug. 5

By Tim Lilley

The Message editor

The Diocese of Evansville’s 26 Catholic schools, which are located in eight of the diocese’s 12 counties, are set to begin classes with opening days between Aug. 5 and Aug. 13. The full schedule appears below.

In June, Bishop Joseph M. Siegel and Superintendent of Catholic Schools Dr. Daryl Hagan released, Creating a Path Forward: Catholic Schools’ Considerations for Learning and Safe Schools. The plan noted that the conditions, medical landscape and growing body of knowledge surrounding COVID-19 would continue to evolve. 

Dr. Hagan said July 21 that Catholic schools continue preparations to welcome students back to classes while employing every measure available to ensure the safe return of students, faculty and staff members.

He added, “We continue to collaborate with county health departments, school advisory councils, pastors, administrators, and our dedicated faculty and staff.”   

The Catholic Education Office has produced FAQs regarding the start of the new school year. They are included.

Following are the first days of classes for the 26 diocesan Catholic schools.

Wednesday, Aug.5

Corpus Christi, Evansville

Holy Redeemer, Evansville

St. Joseph, Vanderburgh County

St. Philip, Posey County

St. Wendel, St. Wendel

Mater Dei High School, Evansville (freshmen and sophomores only)

Thursday, Aug. 6

Mater Dei High School, Evansville (juniors and seniors only)

Reitz Memorial High School, Evansville

Annunciation at Christ the King Campus, Evansville

Annunciation at Holy Spirit Campus

Good Shepherd Catholic School, Evansville

Holy Rosary, Evansville

St. Benedict Cathedral, Evansville

Westside Catholic, Evansville

Resurrection, Evansville

Friday, Aug. 7

St. Joseph, Princeton

St. Matthew, Mount Vernon

Monday, Aug.10

St. James, Haubstadt

Tuesday, Aug. 11

St. John the Baptist, Newburgh

Washington Catholic Schools, Washington

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Holy Trinity Catholic School, Dubois County

St. Bernard School, Rockport

Thursday, Aug. 13

Flaget Elementary School, Vincennes

Rivet Middle/High School, Vincennes

Holy Cross School, Fort Branch

Saints Peter and Paul School, Haubstadt