St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of October 26th, 2020

Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.”
St. Vincent de Paul

Reminders for the Week:

*Click here for the St. Jerome Parish Sunday Bulletin


*Thank you for your cooperation this past Friday as we followed the recommendations of the Department of Health. We took all of the steps outlined in Friday's email including an additional sanitizing of the affected classroom and all common areas.


*Progress reports for 1st-8th are posted on OptionC. Progress reports can be found by logging in and selecting "Report Cards" under the "Student" menu. This is very similar to how report cards were posted last year. If an area is ungraded (for virtual students) you may see a zero, but that will not affect the final grade or appear on the report card.


*Conference sign ups are also available on OptionC. Please see Mr. Dooley's video below if you need help with this.


*Wednesday is a 12:00 PM dismissal for parent/teacher conferences.


*We are postponing the Race for Education; we will publish the new date soon. You can donate to our Race for Education here; please see below for more information.


*We are also postponing the October liturgy; our Students of the Month will still be recognized and receive their dress down day passes.


*Support St. Jerome School while shopping on Amazon; click here to designate St. Jerome as your chosen organization. Then, go to smile.amazon.com when you shop. St. Jerome will earn 0.5% of each purchase (at no cost to you)!


*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.


*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 October: Reverence


*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!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Parent/teacher conferences day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM and 6:30 PM-9:00 PM. The students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM that day.
  • All conferences will be held virtually
  • All conferences will be scheduled through OptionC. Mr. Dooley has prepared a video tutorial below. He can also assist you if you have any questions: tdooley@sjsphila.org
  • Scheduling closes at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27th.
  • Conferences are not required, but our teachers look forward to discussing your child's progress. Your child's teacher will reach out to you if he or she requests a conference.
  • If your teacher does not have any open slots or you can not make a time on October 28th, you may email your child's teacher to schedule another mutually convenient time.
Option C Parent Overview for Conferences

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.