Dear SJCS Families,
May is finally here and the weather has been glorious this weekend! I hope your families were able to spend some time outside enjoying the sun and warm(er) temperatures! I wish I was getting ready to greet all the students tomorrow morning in car line, but alas, we begin our seventh week of remote learning tomorrow. I continue to pray this pandemic will disappear so that we can capture some normalcy in our lives, particularly for our children. As we prepare for the last 5 weeks of learning, I would ask our parents to fill out our Remote Learning Survey for us to plan and prepare for the remaining weeks. Ideally I would have sent this out a few weeks ago, but as many of you know, working parents who are now assisting with remote learning are struggling to get everything done each day (or is it just me?). J Feel free to fill out the form separately for different children in your home.
We are making plans for our 8th grade graduation, and many of the decisions will be based upon Governor Mills’ orders regarding gatherings of people. I will have a Zoom meeting for 8th grade parents on May 11 at 7:00pm to go over some of our options. You will be receiving the link this week for you to login and discuss it with me and some other teachers/staff. If you’re thinking of options, please bring them forward!
Next year’s plans are being finalized; you should have a document in your inbox by the end of the week that will announce what classrooms and groupings will look like for the 2020-2021 school year. Much of this is contingent upon enrollment – so if you haven’t enrolled yet and plan to, please do so as soon as possible. I will waive the enrollment fee for the time being and we can add it to tuition, please ask if you would like to take advantage of this option. Additionally, if you are planning to request financial aid, I am requesting that all applications be submitted by Friday, May 15. After this date, our financial aid award budget line will be offered to new students and families. Thank you for understanding.
God’s grace is shining on our school, even in the midst of a pandemic. We are blessed to have exceptional teachers (HAPPY TEACHER’S APPRECIATION WEEK) who are working tirelessly to provide work that is appropriate and engaging for your children. All student needs are different, so this is quite a task. If it’s not working for your child, that is okay! Do the best that you can, that’s all we ask of our families. Have a wonderful week.
Peek of the Week – May 4
Monday, May 4
Tuesday, May 5
St. John’s School Mass – 1pm, Facebook
Wednesday, May 6
Thursday, May 7
Friday, May 8
Facebook Live – 10am, Mrs. Polizotto will be doing an instructional video for students for a special project for Mother’s Day!
Pick up / Drop off – 2pm – 5pm
May 11 – 8th Grade Parent Zoom Meeting, 7pm
May 12 – SJCS School Mass 1pm (Facebook)
May 15 – Facebook Live, 10am (Crowning of Mary / School Rosary)
May 19 – SJCS School Mass 1pm (Facebook)
May 22 – Facebook Live, 10am
May 25 – Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
May 26 – Memorial Mass – Facebook Live, 1pm
June 8 – Last day of school, Drop Off – Details TBA