St. Joseph eUpdate
Moving Along with Mrs. Maddox
Dear St. Joseph Families,
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will officially open next month. If you know anyone new to the parish, or maybe have a neighbor who would like more information about St. Joseph School, please feel free to contact me any time. We welcome all students, all abilities, and all faiths to our school. We are proud of our respected reputation throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area for academic excellence. We are also honored to be in a ministry that is guided by our faith, helping to mold the hearts and minds of our future generation. This is much more important than our high achieving scores in Math, Reading, and Science. At St. Joseph School there is a genuine care and concern for each student. Tell your friends to come check us out!!!
With A Grateful Heart,
RED FRIDAY-Tomorrow, Friday, January 21st!!! (Also-NO GRACE Assembly tomorrow!)
Optional Mask Policy Scheduled for January 18th - SUSPENDED
New Date for the Battle of the Books Final!!
The Battle of the Books Final has been changed from January 14 to Friday, February 11! The bonus is that students will have more time to read, read, read! Thank you!
Please let us know if your child's grandparents will be attending mass on February 4, 2022!!!
PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night-new date for January!!!
PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night for January has been changed to Monday, January 24!
Please plan on having OSP on January 24th! Be sure to tell them that you are with St. Joseph School and whose class you are in. The winning class each month wins OSP for lunch one day!
St. Joseph’s Day at Fritz’s
Don’t miss St. Joseph’s Day at the Shawnee Fritz’s on Grandparents Day, Friday, February 4th, ALL DAY, from 7AM to 9:30PM!!! Enjoy lunch out with your grandparents after our Noon Dismissal! 20% of your total bill will be donated back to St. Joseph School! (Tell them you are with St. Joseph, show them the flyer on your phone, or print out and hand them the flyer at checkout! Thank you for supporting our fundraiser!
Virtue of the Month- Prudence
The CDC has updated their COVID-19 guidelines for both isolation and quarantine practices. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is adopting these guidelines by which we will also abide.
The new guidelines are as follows:
· Those testing positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (along with no fever for 24 hours), they may leave isolation on day 6 as long as they mask well for another 5 days.
This would include wearing a mask at school, including recess and sitting in a designated area during lunch to reduce the risk of exposing others.
· Those with a close contact exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 (applies to unvaccinated individuals) should quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days when around others.
Those that are fully vaccinated (2 weeks after second COVID-19 vaccine, received less than 6 months ago) or who have contracted COVID-19 within the past 90 days of their most recent exposure, do not need to be quarantined if they are asymptomatic.
We are asking that you keep your children home if they show any signs of illness. Please notify the school nurse for clarification on any diagnosed case of COVID-19 as well as potential testing options that might be available for those exposed to COVID-19.
Please note: If it is recommended that your child be tested for COVID-19 and this request is denied, your child will be assumed positive and will be required to follow the protocol for those testing positive for COVID-19.
2022-2023 Kindergarten Information Night
Trivia Night 2022-Registration Deadline is tomorrow, January 21st!!!
Save the Date - February 5th! (See Flyer for details!)
Trivia Night is back with a fun new theme, 'Stars of Screen & Stream'.
Registration Link: https://one.bidpal.net/stjtrivia2022/welcome (You must pre-register by 1/21/2022!)
January 21-Red Friday wear Chief's attire with uniform bottoms
January 21- Deadline for Trivia Night Registration
January 24- PTO Old Shawnee Pizza Night ( New Date!)
January 26- All School Mass, 8:15AM
January 26 - 2022-2023 Kindergarten Information Night, 7PM, School Commons
January 30 - Catholic Schools Week Begins