St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

“The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”

St. Gianna Molla

From Mr. Merrick

Dear St. Jerome Families,


We are well into our third week of school, and I am so proud of how well school has gone thanks to the efforts of our students, families, and staff. Thank you for your support in abiding by our policies and procedures, as well as entrusting your children to St. Jerome School.


Please check the Wednesday Folder for the hot lunch offerings for the month of October.


Our teachers' virtual Back to School Night presentations, along with the new classroom pages, will be available next Wednesday.


We are pleased to announce the opening of the St. Jerome Apparel Store through Sixsmith Sporting Goods. Orders are due by October 2nd, and they should be ready about two weeks after that. Among the items is a new, zip-up sweatshirt that may be worn with the school uniform during the school day.


Thank you for helping us to keep our arrival and dismissal going smoothly. Just a reminders: please do not go around stopped cars in the morning line; we are striving to keeping the line moving while keeping all of the children safe. Thank you so much for your cooperation.


Have a great end of the week!

St. Jerome Apparel Store

The St. Jerome Apparel Store through Sixsmith Sporting Goods is now available online here. Items include zip-up SJS sweatshirt that may be worn in school, the Race for Education t-shirt, water bottle, masks, and more! All orders must be placed online by Friday, October 2nd. Orders will be packaged and delivered to school for us to send home.

Save the Date: Race for Education

Tuesday, October 27th

(Rain Date Thursday, October 29th)


Please be on the lookout for more information as we plan for a fun, successful, and socially-distant Race for Education!

CARES

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.

Before School: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM

After School: 2:35 PM to 5:30 PM

Virtue of the Month for September: Faith

Believing in God and all He has revealed.

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.

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