Blue Jay Flyer

January 20, 2021

From the Principal's Desk...

"Feed my sheep."

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very glad that we are able to continue with in person classes five days per week. Thank you for your continued support of all of the critical health and safety measures which are needed to be able to continue. We have been very fortunate to have our faculty and staff remain healthy. We are waiting for more detailed information regarding the availability and timing for the COVID vaccine for those involved in education. We are hoping that it will be very soon.

This Sunday we will host our annual Open House. This important event will be quite different as many other events are currently. We have been registering prospective families online with identified time slots. We have nearly filled them all. We will accept a limited number of walk in families. Unfortunately, we are not able to invite our current families to this year’s Open House unless you are enrolling a new student. Please pray for the success of this event.

We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week next week with two Masses on Monday and various activities throughout the week. We are blessed to have such a wonderful and faith-filled community in St. John the Baptist School. Thank you for your constant support.

Today may we all pray for our nation. May we pray for a peaceful transition of power and for the safety of our newly inaugurated President Biden and Vice President Harris. May we pray for all of our citizens who have died from the COVID pandemic and for their grieving families.

In one of the readings for today for the memorial of St. Fabian, pope and martyr (JN 21: 15-17), we hear the narrative of Jesus’ appearance to His disciples after His resurrection. Jesus continues to ask Peter the same question over and over. “Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep."

As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week and welcome new families to St. John the Baptist School, may we listen for Jesus to ask us; Do you love me? May we continue to recognize that everything we do within in our school community is our response to Jesus’ command. "Feed my sheep."


Dan Minelli

Calendar of Events

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School News

New Student Open House/$500 Tuition Credit Raffle

Open House this year will be for new students and their parents/guardians only. Reservations are required. If you or someone you know is interested in scheduling a tour, appointments can be scheduled on our website at Tours will begin in the gathering space of the church.

***Would you like to be the lucky winner of a $500 tuition raffle?

Simply refer a new family to St. John's School (Preschool-8th grade) and upon their official registration, your family's name will be entered into a drawing for the tuition raffle. Winners will be announced at our fall Open House in August.

Join Our Blue Jay Family 2021

Re-registration for 2021-22

***Re-registration forms will be sent home with your youngest child on Friday this week***

Financial Aid: Archdioceses One Faith, One Hope, One Love

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Extended to Monday, February 8, 2021

Families applying for the Archdiocese One Faith financial aid will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by February 8, 2021. Please see attached file below for more information.

Catholic Schools Week

Please see flyer below regarding the fun celebrations planned for our students during Catholic Schools Week.

IOWA Testing Begins Feb 22

For all students in grades 2-7, IOWA testing will begin on Monday, Feb 22 and run through Friday, March 5. Testing will begin each morning promptly following morning announcements and end before 10:00 am.

It is imperative that students not be tardy or have any outside

appointments during morning hours for these two weeks.

Students that are tardy or coming in late from an appointment will not be permitted to go to their classroom until the next testing session begins. All missed tests will need to be made up as soon as possible.

Application Deadline Extended for Aubrey Rose Foundation Scholarship

Extended Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021.

The Aubrey Rose Foundation applauds young people who give back & are excited to offer

8th-grade students attending private high school the opportunity to earn a $500 scholarship toward tuition!

Unlike academic and/or athletic scholarships, ARF scholarships are based on a young person's kindness, willingness to give back to our community & their compassionate incredible way to honor a deserving students.

Click here to apply online: Aubrey Rose Foundation

Inclement Weather Procedure

St. John's follows Northwest Local Schools regarding inclement weather procedures. If they are closed, we will also be closed. In case of a two hour delay, both school and transportation will begin two hours later. For students that are bussed by another district (Mt. Healthy or Fairfield), you are expected to follow the announcements of Northwest Local Schools.

Morning preschool and half day kindergarten will be cancelled for a two hour delay. Please refer to page 19 of your Student Handbook (accessible on the school website under the Parent tab) for further information.

Covid Quarantine Policy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We recognize that there has been some public communication regarding the criteria for quarantining students based upon close contact tracing. We understand that this has created confusion for some families.

We have chosen to continue with our protocols in the same way that we have since school began. We have received the full support of the Hamilton County Health Department for our practice.

We have had no COVID spread within our school nor have we had any from school to home. This has been our primary goal as we have stated on numerous occasions. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and families is our first and most important concern.

We recognize that everyone may not agree with our policy. However, until such time as we have been able to have our faculty and staff vaccinated, and we see a reasonable decline in the number of presumed and positive cases within our school community, we will continue to quarantine as we have.


Daniel A. Minelli, principal

Elise Hochhausler RN, school nurse

Covid Testing Protocol

If you, your child, or someone in your household is being tested for COVID-19, please keep your child or children home from school while waiting for the results.

Please notify the school that this is the reason for their absence on the attendance line.

Perfect North Snow Tubing Family Event

16th Annual Snow Tubing Event

Thursday, February 11, 2021

1:00 -9:30 pm

For those new to this fun annual event, a large group of St. John's school families and friends traditionally gather at Perfect North on the second Thursday of February to kick off our four day weekend. ***Please note that this is not a school sponsored event.

ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH THE ONLINE LINK. No tickets will be distributed through school. Please click on the link below to order tickets and refer to the attached flyer for more information.

Special Ticket Link

Username: STJOHN

Password: TUBING

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Athletic Boosters

7A Basketball Team Champs!

Congratulations to the 7A boys basketball team for winning the Lourdes Tournament last weekend. Way to go Blue Jays!

Track & Field Registration

St. John's is teaming up with Our Lady of Grace to provide track and field for those interested in participating in this sport. See attached flyer for additional information

Track & Field registration for the 2021 season is now open!

Our Track & Field program is offered to boys and girls in all grades (k-8). This sport is a great opportunity for students to compete with their own skill level and still be part of a team. There are various events and races that each student can try.

Practice days and times will be determined by the coach for the corresponding team and when the track is available for use. We will hold practices at LaSalle high school

Follow the link below TODAY to register!

COVID Guidelines will be followed. Additional information for COVID guidelines will be available as we get closer to the season/meets.


Late registrations WILL NOT be accepted due to CYO registration deadlines.

Questions please contact Amanda Hood at

Spring Sports Sign Ups

Sign ups are now open for baseball, t-ball, softball, and SAY soccer. Please visit the Boosters website to register.

A note from the Softball Coordinator, Robert Roetting...

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, or have an interest in taking over as the softball coordinator, please reach out to Robert Roetting at He is looking for someone that can bring some new blood and ideas to help the softball program grow and flourish. Also, please consider signing up as a coach, coordinator, etc.

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