Catholic Schools Week 2021 was certainly different this year, but our students and staff shined in showing us their school spirit and love for SJPS! Scroll down for a few photos of our week! We will be sure to share more as they come into the office. Our "Soup"er Bowl results will be shared when counted, but it looked as though the KC Chiefs were ahead yesterday afternoon. Thank you for your generous donations to help our food pantry stay full and prepared for helping those who are in need.
We have recently completed our 1st semester of school! That is amazingly awesome, especially considering we have been navigating waters not previously traveled. Our goal remains the same as it was when we started our school year--we want our children in their classrooms, learning with their peers, 5 days a week. We want to thank you for continuing to support us in following our parish and school COVID safety plan. Please continue to help us in reinforcing the wearing of masks and distancing while in the school building.
Our Early Learning narrative reports are completed and will be coming home. Grades 1 to 8 report cards for second quarter are available in Powerschool. Please call the school office if you do not know how to access your account.
We know that it seems early but plans for the 2021-2022 school year are well underway!
We have no idea where we will be with COVID and the virus for next year, but if we are in the position where we need to begin the school year with the same mitigation in place (plexiglass across the front of the room for teachers and student desks 6 feet apart), we will need to continue to limit classroom capacity according to our plan. Once each class reaches capacity, a waiting list will be established. To be considered on a wait list, enrollment in TADS will need to be completed and registration fee paid.
We want to continue to be transparent and communicate the urgency to enroll. Based on our current 2020-21 enrollment, our projected class sizes for next year's 2nd, 5th, and 7th grade classes could be close to capacity. If you would like to secure your child's seat please complete your enrollment for next year soon. We would love to be able to open additional classrooms but we need time to plan! The 3K class for next fall only has openings for Tuesday/Thursday at this time.
I am hopeful that we can get a jump start on all the logistics and planning and can look forward to getting back to normal within our school and classrooms.
Stay warm on this chilly weekend!
Fr. Jerry Herda