St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of September 21st, 2020

"Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me."

St. Patrick

Reminders for the Week:

*St. Jerome Apparel orders may be placed here; orders are due by Friday, October 2nd.


*Support St. Jerome School while shopping on Amazon; click here to designate St. Jerome as your chosen organization. Then, go to smile.amazon.com when you shop. St. Jerome will earn 0.5% of each purchase (at no cost to you)!


*Our teachers are working on putting together informational presentations for a Virtual Back to School Night. They are working on their presentations this week, and they will debut on Wednesday, along with pages for each class on the school website.


*Please remember to call the office and report your child's absence (215-624-0637); you can leave a message of the office is closed.


*Hot lunch order forms for October are due this week.


*Save the Date: the Race for Education will be Tuesday, October 27th.


*Starting this week, Fr. Reilly will be offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation for our students in grades 3rd-8th. Fr. Reilly will be offering the opportunity to one class each day (after the 8:00 AM Mass) until they all have a chance.


*We are pleased to offer Before and After School CARES for our school families. For more information about registration and fees, please contact Mrs. Kennedy in the office at 215-624-0637 or ckennedy@sjsphila.org. Information is also on our website at https://sjsphila.org/cares-program.


*Mr. Dooley is available for tech support for our Virtual Lions (as well as our in-person students and our faculty): tdooley@sjsphila.org


*Virtue of the Month for September: Faith


*Remember that Box Tops have gone electronic, but you can still use them to support St. Jerome School; click here for more information.


*Have a great week!

Lion's Week 2020

As part of Lion's Week, Fr. Reilly will celebrate Mass outdoors on the Feast of St. Jerome (Wednesday, September 30th) (weather permitting) for the students of St. Jerome School. We are asking the students to bring a beach towel to sit on. We will send out more information in Wednesday's newsletter.
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Student Health Reminders

Our reopening plan calls on every member of the school community to support our values of mutual respect, integrity, willingness to sacrifice for the common good and foster community bonds across generations. Commitment to the policies will assist in protecting the health and welfare of all members of our school community.


In an effort to keep all children safe, we ask that Parents monitor their children’s Health daily. Below are the expectations related to the health monitoring.


I attest to :

  • Fever of 100.4 or above,

  • chills,

  • Cough,

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,

  • Fatigue,

  • Muscle or body aches,

  • Headache,

  • New loss of taste or smell,

  • Sore throat,

  • Congestion or runny nose,

  • Nausea or vomiting,

  • Diarrhea,

  • My child has not had any contact with anyone with COVID

  • My child has not traveled a location designated as a “Hot Spot

  • I am following all CDC recommended guidelines and limiting my/my child’s exposure to risks such as above


If any of these symptoms present, please keep your child from school and contact the school. If the symptoms are serious please seek immediate medical attention. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.


We will keep you informed if the list of symptoms, listed above, changes in any way.