January 2022 Newsletter
Principal- Mrs. Mary Jo Sarff
A New Year's Prayer
St. Joseph School will continue to follow the established protocols for the 2021 school year.
As many of you are aware testing is in high demand with many locations running out of testing
materials. At this time Tazewell County Health Department is recommending the Peoria Civic
Center for testing. Over Christmas break the CDC changed the quarantine time for direct
contacts to 5 days, however this rule does not apply to schools. Schools are still required to
follow the 10 day from exposure quarantine guidelines. The only exception to this rule is if
your student is 100% vaccinated at the time of the exposure. 100% vaccinated means your
student has received both shots and it has been 2 weeks since the last shot was given. If you
are contacted by the school that your student is a direct contact and has no symptoms in
order to avoid quarantine proof of vaccination is required.
For our Daily COVID numbers : https://datastudio.google.com/reporting/2a4b9877-d223-4972-b9f6-21a1263543eb/page/tgefB
Empower Illinois Scholarship
Reservation Night 2022
As a reminder, reservations for a 2022-2023 Empower Illinois tax credit scholarship will open on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Like last year, the application process will include two steps: a reservation and an application.
Families should visit Empowerillinois.org to find the reservation page link. Families do not make their tax credit scholarship reservations by logging into their EmpowerXChange portal.
The reservation form will be available at 6:30pm to give families time to enter their information before submission at 7pm. More information about preparing for reservation night can be found on our website under, "How Do I Apply."
Families who have previously completed a tax credit scholarship application through the EmpowerXChange portal should use the same email address when making their reservation.
St. Joseph School
An Illinois resident who is the parent or legal guardian of a student is eligible to take a tax credit for education expenses paid to an Illinois elementary or secondary school. To help you claim this credit, we have instructions below to help you print your statement from FACTS for calendar year 2020. You may not claim payments which were made by others on your behalf. Please consult your tax advisor to determine if you qualify for the IL K-12 Education Expense Credit.
How to print payment summary for calendar year 2020
Through ParentsWeb website:
1. Login to ParentsWeb (District code: SJS-IL)
2. Go to Financial (in menu on lefthand side)
3. Go to Financial Home (under Financial links)
4. Go to View Details under Payment Plan & Billing
5. Go to View Payment Summary
6. Click on down arrow and select 2020
7. Click Print at the top right of the page.
Through RenWeb app:
2. FACTS Home
3. Select the over arrow (in gray) to the right of Payment Plan & Billing
4. Go to View Payment Summary]
5. Click on down arrow and select 2020
This report shows the total paid to St. Joseph School for the calendar year 2020 including Registration and Tuition.
Before Care Hours : 6:30am - 8:15am
After Care Hours: 3:25pm - 5:30pm
To Contact Our Program Leader Email: email@example.com
School Closings Due To Weather
A Few Of Your Favorite Things About SJS
Cafeteria assistance - Part time - 10am-1pm - Monday-Friday
Before/ Afterschool Leader- Part time- 6:30-8:15 am or 3:15-5:30pm - Monday-Friday
1st Grade Teacher - Full time- Requires Illinois Teaching License - 2022-2023 school year
January 14th - End of 2nd Quarter
January 17th - No School MLK Day
January 21st- Grade Posted to Ren Web
January 26th- Dismissal at 11:30 - Teachers Diocese Training
January 29th- Catholic Schools Week - Kick off Mass 5pm at Church
January 31st- February 4th - Catholic Schools Week