December News

Principal: Mrs. Sarff

Here Come The Holidays

Dear SJS Families,

What an amazing beginning to our 2021-2022 school year. Daily I am in awe of our students and staff's ability to adapt and modify through all the changes that take place. Our students are a wonderful example of the love the Lord shines on St. Joseph School. While changes will continue to take place as needed I want to thank each and every parent for your honesty and feedback that you have provided this school year. With Christmas fast approaching, I want to wish you all a happy, healthy, and blessed holiday season. With Advent comes the ability to pause and reflect on how the Lord plays a daily role in our lives. I hope you find time this holiday season to gather with family, pray, and embrace the Lord. Our blessings at St. Joseph School are never ending and that is in thanks to all of our school family support.

St. Joseph School PreK -8th Grade Christmas Program

Our students have been working hard in music class to perform for our school Christmas program. Please join us at the church on December 14th at 6pm. Mrs. Strauss is asking that all students arrive at 5:30pm to be seated for the performance. We look forward to a wonderful evening of joyful singing.

Santa Calls

Parents if you would like your student to receive a call from Santa please click the link below to submit a form to Pekin High School.

Opportunities at St. Joseph School

We currently have openings at St. Joseph School

Before care : Part time : Hours 6:15am - 8:15am, Monday - Friday

Aftercare: Part time : Hours 3:15pm - 5:30pm, Monday-Friday

Cafeteria Assistant: Part time : Hours 10am - 1pm , Monday - Friday

If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Mrs. Sarff or call the school office.

Wreath Auction : Accepting Bids till December 3rd

Important Dates

December 2nd- School wide Nativity Field Trip : Students wear uniforms : All bring cold lunch

December 9th- K-1 Nativity in School Gym 2:30pm : Honan Tournament Begins

December 14h- PreK-8th Grade Christmas Program at Church 6pm

December 17th- 11:30 dismissal begins Christmas Break

January 3rd - Teacher Institute Day

January 4th- Students return to School

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Reminder of Covid Rules and Regulations as of November 30th, 2021

If your student is experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, or nasal congestion please keep them home from school.

If those symptoms appear students must have a negative test result to return as well as be 72 hours symptom free without medication.

If a positive occurs contact the school immediately so that we can begin the required close contact tracing for the Tazewell Health Department.

Tazewell county health will email you a letter about your students return to school date: if the letter is not received please contact Mrs. Sarff

Rule : If quarantined 10 days from last exposure to positive case. If symptoms occur student

will remain out for 14 days and must submit a negative Covid test.

The school is not allowed to tell you who test positive only that a positive case was found.

We will continue to do our best to communicate as rules and regulations change