Blue Jay Flyer

August 11, 2022

From the Principal's Desk...

Welcome Back Blue Jay Family! Tearing down the St. John the Baptist Church festival can only mean one thing: the start of school is right around the corner. This summer has flown by and we have a lot of changes around St. John’s, including multiple new staff members. Please check out our Facebook page to see all of the new additions to the building. I am so excited for the start of this year and seeing all the smiling faces filling the hallways. The school is just not the same without the energy of our students. While I know this is an exciting time, I encourage the parents to read all of the information that will be sent home in the first few weeks of school. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, it is important to read and return all forms as quickly as possible so that the office has all the needed information from your family.

This year we will continue our curriculum alignment at each grade level to ensure that the students are being exposed to the appropriate grade level standards. The teachers have worked really hard over the last six months to align their curriculum to best meet the needs of the students so that they are prepared when they head off to high school. Our number one goal is to provide the best education for the student’s at St. John’s. If you ever have a question or a concern about the curriculum, please reach out to me via my school email or office phone during school hours.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Monday, 8/15. We start with a prayer service at 6pm. Let’s pack the church and pray for a successful school year for our students.


Courtney Weinheimer


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Open House & Meet the Teacher

Monday, August 15

6:00 pm Church Prayer Service

Open House Immediately Following Until 8:00 pm

Be sure to stop by the cafeteria to taste some delicious samples, purchase spirit wear & yearbooks and obtain more information about St. John's PTO, Athletic Boosters, Girl Scouts and Catholic Order of Foresters.

Welcome to our Blue Jay Family

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Blue Jay Family! We are very excited to have the following ten people join our team.

First Day of School K-8

Wednesday, August 17

8:00 am - NOON (Early Dismissal)

Bus service will be provided to and from school.

School cafeteria will be closed. Please pack a snack for your student(s).

First Day of School Preschool

Monday, August 29

3's and 4's

Wednesday, August 31

Pre K

School Hours

Kindergarten-8th Grade

8:00 am - 2:55 pm



Monday and Tuesday

Morning 9:00-11:30 am

Afternoon 12:15 -2:45 pm



Morning 9:00-11:30 am

Afternoon 12:15-2:45 pm

Pre K


9:00 am-12:30 pm

School Office Hours

7:30 am-3:30 pm

School Communication

1. St. John's utilizes the OneCallNow System to generate e-mail, text messaging, and telephone communication to school families. Please be sure that the school office has an updated phone number and e-mail address that a parent/guardian checks regularly. To "opt in" to receive text messages, text the word Alert to 22300.

2. A weekly parent newsletter, The Blue Jay Flyer, will be sent out via e-mail every Wednesday to all school families including important information regarding the school calendar, policies, special events, fundraising, photos, etc. These newsletters can be read easily from either your smart phone or computer.

3. Please visit our school website at for school news, information, links to important forms, and much more. Helpful hint: When looking for information underneath the "Parent Info" tab, in addition to hovering over the tab, you can also click on the tab for a lengthy list of additional links to information and forms.

4. St. John's also utilizes both Facebook and Instagram to communicate and share photos with school families. Be sure to like us, follow us, comment and share. The more you engage, the broader our audience.

Uniform Dress Code

Please see attachment below for uniform policy.

School Supply Lists

School supply lists for grades K-8 can be found on the school website under the parent info tab. Click here to view.


Students will go through a line to select their entrees, sides and beverages. We will not be selling water bottles. Students may bring their own water bottles from home to refill during lunch and throughout the school day.

The St. John's Cafeteria will be using The FACTS Management System as our payment source for school lunches. Every family at St. John's has a FACTS account. If you are unsure how to access your account, please contact Cathy Dreyer at Payments of cash or check can also be sent into the school office for lunches. Please reference your student's name(s) with the payment and the funds will be added their lunch account.

To Prepay School Lunches:

1. Login to your FACTS account and click on Prepay Accounts.
2. Click on Add Funds.
3. Follow the prompts as to how you would like to pay. Any monies added to your account will be a lump sum per family, not individual amounts per student. When using a checking or saving account, there is no additional fee. For credit card payments, there is a service fee up to 2.85% per transaction.


If your family has not yet paid the 2022-23 Facility Cafeteria Fee of $50 per student, please send your payment into school as soon as possible. Cash, check or Venmo (SJB-School) payments are accepted for the cafeteria fees. If you are uncertain whether or not you have paid your cafeteria fee, please contact Cathy Dreyer at

The August Menu is attached below and reflects the slight increase in pricing for this school year. The daily meal price is $4.00.


If you haven't already, you should be receiving a bus pass in the mail for your student(s).

For any questions regarding busing from Northwest Local, Fairfield or Mt. Healthy School Districts, please call your school district's transportation departments directly.

Transportation Departments:

Northwest 825-4600

Fairfield 829-6603

Mt. Healthy 729-4985

Arrival Procedures

Students may not arrive at school until 7:45 A.M.

Safety and liability issues necessitate that students not be allowed to enter the building until 7:45 A.M. Do NOT leave your child unattended outside the building. Before school care is available at 6:50 A.M. in the After Care Room for a fee of $2.00 per student per day.

Bus Riders and Walkers:

Upon arrival, bus riders and walkers will enter through the door by the office (blue awning). All students must then proceed to their classrooms.

Car Riders:

Cars will enter the school lot from the driveway near the church cemetery and circle around toward the northwest corner of the school building. Your child must be dropped off only at the drop-off area from the northwest corner to the gym doors and must only exit from the right side of the car. Once the student has disembarked, proceed toward the lower exit on Dry Ridge Road.

Scooters and mopeds are not to be ridden to school.

Dismissal Procedures

Bus Riders:

Bus riders are dismissed out the side or front doors.

Car Riders:

All car riders will be dismissed from the parish center doors. Cars should park behind the parish center in the designated rows. Please get out of your vehicle and wait outside the gym doors for your student(s) to walk them to your vehicle. Cars will then be dismissed by row to exit the parking lot once ALL students are safe inside their vehicles.


All walkers will be dismissed from the doors by the flag pole after both the buses and car riders have left the parking lots.

After Care:

Any students going to after care will be dismissed directly to the after care room. After school care is available until 6:00 PM on regular school days in the After Care Room for a fee of $12.00 per student per day for registered students.

Before and After School Care

The Beforecare program runs from 6:50 am - 7:45 am each day that school is in session. The Aftercare program runs from dismissal at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm on school days only.

When school is cancelled or on early release days, there will be NO Beforecare/Aftercare available.

Please see information sheet attached below for more details. A registration form is also attached below for your convenience.

School Uniform Spirit Wear Items

Please visit the cafeteria during Open House to order/purchase school uniform spirit wear. There are several styles of sweatshirts and jackets that can worn during the school day over the uniform polos as well as t-shirt options for spirit wear day.

2021-22 Yearbooks

If you ordered a 2021-22 yearbook online, it will be in your child's classroom for Open House or sent home with them on the first day of school. A limited number of extra copies will be available to purchase for $18.00 in the school cafeteria during Open House. Cash, check or Venmo payments will be accepted.

Shopping Cent$ Volunteers Needed

Our Shopping Cent$ program, Raise Right, is in desperate need of volunteers to sell gift cards before and after weekend masses. If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy Roetting at

Blue Jay Gallery

Have you ever wondered what happens in our school over the summer? Every classroom is emptied, cleaned, and the floors are waxed. Mr. Cunningham and his cleaning crews do a great job getting the building ready for us to come back in August!