Notre Dame Regional High School

Cape Girardeau, MO

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Back To School

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.

Textbook Distribution

Seniors: TUESDAY, Aug 6

Juniors: WEDNESDAY, Aug 7

Sophomores: THURSDAY, Aug 8

Freshman: see Freshman Orientation information

  • Students arrive any time between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Brother David will meet students in the commons area and give out schedules, which will then be taken to the textbook room (just past the entrance to the Media Center in the 400 wing) where students will be given their text and consumable books. Consumable books (workbooks) will be billed separately after schedule changes have been finalized. 
  • Please bring any signed and completed forms from the summer mailing if you have not already turned them in.
  • Dress code and dress down "gently worn" apparel will be for sale for $1. Bring exact cash - no change will given.
  • Locker numbers and combinations, as well as lunch pin numbers, will be printed on schedules. Students will have the opportunity to add money to their lunch accounts. Students will also have access to their lockers so books may be left at school.
  • Book covers are required for all textbooks. Please do not cover books with contact paper of any kind. The library will have stretchy book covers available for purchase . Cost is $2 each. Please bring cash. 

If you will be unable to pick up your books on Book Distribution Days, please contact Mrs. Powderly, or Mrs. Anders, Your books will be available in the Library or placed in your locker.

School Pictures

School pictures are taken on Textbook Distribution days for Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors.  Pictures are being taken by Cheekwood and an order envelope was provided in your summer mailing packet. Bring your order form and payment in full (check or correct change only) on the day you come to pick up your books and schedules. Additional envelopes will be available at the time of pictures. 

Boys must be clean-shaven for photos! JUNIORS and SOPHOMORES must wear ND dress code shirts for the photo; uniform slacks are NOT required for your photo on Textbook Distribution Days.

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can also have their pictures taken during Freshman Orientation (Tues. Aug. 20), around 10-10:15am. Please tell photographer you are not a Freshman.

Freshman will have pictures taken during Freshman Orientation.  Please bring your envelopes on the first day of Orientation.  



Senior photos for the yearbook will be taken at Notre Dame on Senior Book Distribution Day, Tues., Aug. 6, 2018. Boys will wear a black or navy suit coat, white dress shirt, and a tie. Students may wear their own clothing or Cheekwood will provide proper attire. Girls will wear a modest black shirt or dress, or will be provided a black shirt from Cheekwood. Girls may wear their choice of jewelry. No scarves will be allowed. This photo in formal attire will also be the seniors’ school ID photo. If a senior is unable to have his/her photo taken on Senior Book Day, the photo may also be taken on Junior or Sophomore Book Distribution days, Aug. 7 and 8, respectively. OR photos can be taken during Freshman Orientation Day (Aug. 20). As in the past, students and parents may choose any photography studio for senior photos for distribution to family and friends. Every senior must have his/her yearbook and student ID photo taken by Cheekwood.


Freshman Orientation

Welcome Class of 2023!

Freshman Orientation will be Tuesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 21, beginning at 7:57 a.m. both days. Freshmen should be in dress code on orientation days. Bring covers for your textbooks or purchase them from the library for $2 each. Here's a reminder of the first few days:

  • Tuesday, August 20, Freshman will be greeted as a class in the morning and will have the opportunity to walk through their schedules, going to each class to meet the teachers.  With some help from the seniors, they will go through the Library by homeroom and receive their books, cover them and set up their lockers.  The seniors and faculty will host a cookout for the freshmen. Dismissal will be at 2:00pm EXCEPT two homerooms have Computer/Guidance workshop and will dismiss at 3:30pm
  • Mrs. Amy Worley’s Homeroom 421 (last names Eftink through Heisserer) 
  • Miss Mary Beth Vollink's Homeroom 507 (last names Hennemann through Mabrey)
  • Wednesday, August 21, will be Freshman Retreat Day.  Lots of things are planned for the morning and will conclude with a class Liturgy.  School will be dismissed at 12:15pm EXCEPT two homerooms have Computer/Guidance workshop and will dismiss at 2:30pm.  Lunch will be provided before the workshop for these two homerooms only:
  • Mr. Josh Green’s HR 406 (last names Burke to Duby)
  • Mrs. Meridith Brinkmeyer’s HR 519 (Rubel to Z)
  • Thursday, August 22, we will welcome all students!  Students can put money on their lunch accounts before homeroom in the cafeteria or you can manage their accounts through  You received an email several weeks ago about how to set up an account. Refer to this page for more info. Dismissal will be at 2:00pm EXCEPT two homerooms will have Computer/Guidance workshop and will dismiss at 3:30pm.
  • Miss Mallory Siebert’s HR 405 (last names A to Buehrle)
  • Mr. Matt Vollink’s HR 515 (Marshall to Robinson)
  • Friday, August 23, will begin with a prayer service at 8am in the Gym.  All are welcome to join us.  Dismissal will be at 2:00pm for EVERYONE. 
  • Freshman/Senior Lock-In begins at 7pm - see the Lock-in tab for more information.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the freshman moderators.
We are looking forward to meeting all of you!

Mr. Jeremy Brinkmeyer (
Miss Mallory Siebert (


Freshman/Senior Lock-In

Every freshman is invited to a fun event of meeting and making new friends during the 33rd Annual Freshman Lock-In on Friday, August 23, 2019.  Freshman will need to arrive by 7pm. Details of what to bring will be given to students on Orientation days.  Students must be picked up by 6am on Saturday! Freshman are given a free t-shirt at the end of the lock-in.  Please sign up for your size by August 9 using the link below:

Freshman T-Shirt Order

There will be a FRESHMAN PARENT meeting at 7pm in Drury Hall.  We ask parents to enter through the far front entrance for Drury Hall.   


The next Lock-In planning meeting is Monday, August 5 at 7pm in King Hall.  Please see Mrs. Schaefer at textbook distribution if you have been unable to make the summer meetings or contact her,

Your shirt cost is $15 and can be paid at the next meeting or when you pick up your shirt.  Please order your size by August 6 using the link below:

Senior T-Shirt Order

Senior Parents - we need your help working shifts during the event.   Sign-Up to Help


Thank you to the Senior Class, Notre Dame A.S.A.P. Team, and S.A.D.D. are planning an exciting night.


Uniforms and School Supplies


Please refer to the Uniform Guide in the Student/Parent Handbook before shopping.  


School Supplies

There is no comprehensive list of school supplies for incoming freshmen due to the variety of classes available.  However, some general guidelines apply:  Plan on having a notebook and loose-leaf paper for each class along with pens and pencils.  Calculators may be needed for math classes, but each teacher will explain the type of calculator he or she requires.  If other items are needed, individual teachers will let the students know on the first day of school.  Book bags should be small enough to be kept in the lockers, since they are not allowed in classrooms and may not be left on the floor in hallways.


Lunch Accounts

NDHS uses PaySchools Central to manage lunch accounts.

Instructions were emailed several weeks ago for setting up new accounts.  Students can also bring check or cash payments to Textbook Distribution or before any regular school day.

Price for a standard lunch is $2.75 per meal.  An extra entrée, deluxe lunch choice, or a variety of a la carte items are available for various prices. Watch for an updated price list in the Weekly Bulletin.

Visit our website for more information on our lunch system.

Lunch Payments 


Free & Reduced Lunch Program:

If you would like to be considered for Notre Dame’s Free/Reduced Price Lunch program, please fill out the application enclosed in your summer mailing and return to the school office by July 31.  Income level qualifications are similar to current qualifications set by the federal lunch program.  The cost of a reduced-price meal is 50¢. 

School Calendar and the First Few Days


A printed school calendar was included in your summer mailing. 

Digital Weekly Bulletins will arrive by text and email on Sundays beginning August 18. 

You can also refer to our Google Calendar for up-to-date information.  By clicking on the   button on the bottom of our Master Calendar, you can add our events to your personal Google Calendar.

View Google Calendar

First Few Days

  • Thursday, Aug. 15:  Classes begin for ND students enrolled in Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center (CTC).
  • Thursday, Aug. 15: Senior Parent Night hosted by Guidance @ 6:30pm in King Hall
  • Sunday, Aug. 18: Town Hall Meeting 6pm - mandatory for at least one parent/guardian to attend
  • Monday, Aug. 19: Fall Sports Team Pictures @ 3pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20: Fall Sports Athletic Policy Meeting @ 6pm in the gym - mandatory for at least one parent AND the student-athlete to attend.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20-Wednesday, Aug. 21: Freshman Orientation 
  • Thursday, Aug, 22:  School begins for all grades at 7:57 a.m.  School will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. with the exception of Freshman Homerooms 405 & 515.  (See Freshman Orientation) 
  • Friday, Aug. 23:  There will be a prayer service at 8:00 a.m.  Families are welcome to attend.  Dismissal will be at 2:00 p.m.  Lock-In begins at 7pm for Freshman.
  • Sunday, Aug. 25: Senior Class Pin Mass @ 5pm in King Hall
  • Monday, Aug. 26:  First day of 7:30 a.m. Band & Men’s Choir class.  School dismissal will be 2:00 p.m. Summer Book Reading groups will meet. Students will be notified. 
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27:  Dismissal will be at 2:00 p.m. in preparation for our annual Back-to-School Parent Classroom Visitation Night.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27: Back-to-School Parent Classroom Visitation Night @ 6:30pm - parents are invited to follow their student's daily schedule to meet teachers.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 28:  Our first all-school liturgy of the year will be held at 10:15 a.m.  You are most welcome to join us!