St. Joseph School Newsletter
August 12, 2020
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
St. Joseph School, affiliated with the Dominican Sisters and an integral part of St. Joseph Parish in historic Mission San Jose, is dedicated to providing a strong Catholic religious formation and an excellent academic education for transitional kindergarten through 8th grade students. Partners in this endeavor, students, parents, educators, and parish community strive to live Christ’s message, empowering service-minded future leaders for Church and community.
Dear St. Joseph Families,
In one week we start the 2020-2021 school year. As we prepare to begin a new year of learning and growing, I would be remiss by not saying a huge Thank You for sticking with us as a part of our school family. As a faculty and staff, we are so excited to see our current students and families and welcome our new students and their families.
We truly do feel, Thankful, Grateful and Truly Blessed. The beautiful wooden cross that you see in the photo above is a gift from the Class of 2020. It is proudly displayed in our main school office.
God make us a family
We need one another
We love one another
We work together
We play together
We worship together
Together we use God’s word
Together we grow in Christ
Together we love all people
Together we serve our God
Together we hope for Peace
These are our hopes and ideals
Help us to attain them,
O God, Through Jesus Christ
SCHOOL REOPENING CALENDAR DATES - 2020-2021 School Year
Please mark your calendars for the NEW reopening dates for the 20-21 school year. The dates have been changed to provide parents and students time to connect with their teacher and to understand how the classes will function directly from the teachers during virtual distance learning.
Wednesday, August 19th - Virtual Back to School Night
The Virtual Back to School Night schedule is below. Parents are asked to attend a session corresponding to your child’s grade. Two sessions have been scheduled for TK - 5th for those families that have multiple children in those grades. All middle school parents are asked to attend Session #3. A link to these sessions will be included in next week’s Smore newsletter.
Session #1: TK -5th: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Session #2: TK -5th: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Session #3: Middle School 6th - 8th: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Thursday, August 20th & Friday August 21st: Teacher Meet & Greet
If you have not already done so, please be sure to sign up for a time for you and your SJS students to visit the school, meet their teacher and drop-off or pick-up needed supplies or devices. Since we are starting the school year virtually, it is important to make this connection with the teachers.
(Please note that we are using the same program used for our Parent/Teacher conferences to schedule these appointments. However, these days are not for conferences and appointment times must be adhered to in order to maintain safety protocols. Also, everyone coming onto campus will need to complete a health questionnaire and have their temperature checked.)
Use this link to sign-up for Meet your teacher/materials pick-up days. You will need an appointment for each of your SJS students.
Monday, August 24th, 2020: Instruction Begins
Beginning of the year paperwork
Regarding student supplies
Please direct any questions about supplies to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you.
SCRIP IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE - IN THE OFFICE AND ONLINE
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Did you know there are hundreds of Scrip products available online?
Great Lakes Scrip offers hundreds of Scrip products for businesses you most likely already do business with! Everyone is encouraged to visit the Great Lakes website, www.shopwithscrip.com, and set-up an online account by following the instructions below. While at the website, please be sure to checkout the entire Scrip catalog offered through Great Lakes Scrip. Setting up an account is easy and DOES NOT require any sensitive personal or financial information.
How to order online:
Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, click on "Register" then click the "Join a Scrip Program" button, located just below the "Join Your Group's Exisiting Program" paragraph.
♦︎The St. Joseph School enrollment code is 1397FF5523859
♦︎Follow the directions to place an order. When your order is complete, forward a copy of your order confirmation to Mrs. Shuflin. When your order arrives we will contact you to arrange a time for you to come to the office to pay and pick it up.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THIS VERY IMPORTANT PROGRAM