Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, January 13th

Dates to Note

January 17 ... No School

January 24 ... Skating Party

February 21, 22 ... No School

Stopher Skating Party

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Report Cards

Report cards has been temporarily put on hold. They will be sent home with students at some point after we return to in-person learning. In the meantime, you can view your student's report card on Parent Portal.

Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that their Young Writers Contest is back for 2022 – with more than a few enhancements! Take a peek at their new, inclusive grade levels and even a new category… Graphic Novels! Check out all the categories, writing resources, rules, rubrics, even past winners then, get creating! The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We would love to see our Stopher students share their creativity and imagination! Click here for details

Third Grade Basketball

Our third graders are working hard to develop their skills. Coach Castillo has created a YouTube Channel to share some of their highlights: Stopher 3rd Grade Basketball
Scoring Highlights: Stopher Sharks vs. North Oldham
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The Stopher Dance Team Understood the Assignment!

Stopher's dance team competed at Battle of the Bows this past weekend in the HipHop and Jazz divisions. The team gave two amazing performances, winning first place in both divisions as well as being name Overall Grand Champions. In addition, four of our dancers were given On Point Performer Awards! Congratulations, Sharks!

Martin Luther King Art

Students celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's life during our week of NTI here at Stopher.

We reflected on characteristics he displayed throughout his life by creating word art.

We also took time to learn the art of drawing portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Here are some wonderful examples:

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Student Records

All students must have the items below on file at the school. If you have not submitted these, they are now past due. Please turn them in upon return to in-person learning or email them to Diane.harris@jefferson.kyschools.us.


  • birth certificate (state issued)
  • up-to-date immunization record
  • vision screening
  • dental screening
  • school physical


*Most of this would have been submitted your first year of school.

Covid-19 Testing

Routine COVID-19 testing for those who are not symptomatic is available to students during school. This voluntary screening will be done weekly and can quickly identify individuals who may be COVID-19 positive. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.


*Testing is done at Stopher on Wednesdays. Registration for the test must be completed prior to 2:00 the day before.


*You do not need to register every week. Once your student is on the list, he/she stays on the list until you remove him/her.

COVID Testing

Stopher School Meal Menu

Last minute menus changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food shortage. Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.


Stopher Meal Menu

Drama By George (After School Program)

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Test to Stay

If a JCPS student or employee has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, they now have an option not to quarantine. To qualify, they have to take a COVID-19 test every night for seven days. If they have a negative result, they can come back to school or work the next day.


Free testing is offered at middle and high schools and other select locations in the afternoons/evenings every Sunday-Thursday. There are now more than 50 locations available across the district. Click here for a list of sites and hours.


Individuals living in the same household as the positive case do NOT qualify for Test to Stay.

IMPORTANT!!!! .................... Test to Play

If a JCPS student (elementary, middle, and high school) is doing any extracurricular activities or sports, they are now required to take a weekly COVID-19 test. Stopher students can take a test during the school day on Wednesdays. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.


Students not tested will NOT be permitted to participate.

Site Based Decision Making

Next SBDM meeting: 4:00pm, January 14th.


Click Here for SBDM Information