St. Joseph School Important Updates

August 23, 2020


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.


Evacuation Watch Update

Dear St. Joseph Students & Families,

I wanted to provide an evacuation watch update from the school, Motherhouse and the Rectory. As of this update, all are on the evacuation watch list. The current concern is the forecasted dry lightning strikes beginning at 5:00pm this evening. Teachers and staff are remaining home, Fr. Mark and Msgr Manny are safe in the Rectory and the Sisters of the Dominician Motherhouse are ready with a bag packed, just in case. The Local Fire Department and Motherhouse have a plan to get the Sisters to a safe place if the need arises. I have been in contact with the Fathers and Sisters and their spirits are good and are ready to evacuate if needed. I have also been in contact with the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of the Diocese of Oakland. They are keeping us close in prayer.

Peace & God bless,

Patti Calton

SJS Principal

Morning Assembly for Parents

The link to the morning assembly will be sent to Parents tomorrow morning in an email from Mrs. Calton. Students will view the Morning Assembly in their 1st period Zoom class.

Happy 1st Day of school.

Take care,

Mrs. Calton

Monday, August 24th, 2020: Instruction Begins

Our teachers are contacting their students or parents via email with more information. If you have not received an email from your child's teachers, please let their homeroom teacher know.


Picture Day is Thursday August 27th. We are asking TK -7th grade students to be photographed in their CRISP WHITE POLOs and uniform pants. 8th grade students will be photographed with their 8th grade sweatshirts and their uniform pants. Please make sure you have signed up for your preferred picture time using the link below. No drop-ins will be permitted. Please contact Mrs. Marron if you have any questions.