St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of September 14th, 2020

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you"

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reminders for the Week:

*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.


*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


*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 next week, along with pages for each class on the school website.


*Please see below for a slight adjustment in the afternoon carline (for Pre-K students).


*Be on the lookout this week for information about a St. Jerome apparel order; the online store should be up sometime in the next few days.


*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!

Meet Mrs. Schmidt

Hello, my name is Tina Schmidt and I am excited to join the St. Jerome School faculty this year. I have both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Elementary Education, and this will be my 22nd year teaching in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. My husband, myself and our two daughters attended all Catholic schools in our diocese from Grades K-12. Other schools that I have taught at include Our Lady of Angels, Morton; St. Aloysius, Pottstown; and St. Ignatius of Antioch, Yardley. One of my passions is helping children learn outside of the classroom walls by doing global collaborative projects with students in other states and countries. I also enjoy finding new ways to use technology to make learning interactive. A hobby that I enjoy outside of the classroom is the family friendly, world wide scavenger hunt game called Geocaching. If you are interested, you can learn more about Geocaching HERE. My goal this year is to help your children grow both in their faith and academically. I hope to inspire them to do their best while also having fun.

Afternoon Carline (Slight Change in Procedure)

We are making a slight adjustment to the afternoon carline procedure. Starting tomorrow, Monday, Mrs. Blumenstein will direct cars for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 to the lane closest to the St. Joseph building (next to the building, not the ramp). Then, staff from the Pre-K classes will bring the children out and help them find their cars. All other afternoon procedures as well as the dismissal time will remain the same.

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.