Volume 1, October 2020
"Raise up our Banner Red & Blue on high!!"
www.fatherjudge.com
" To live according to the spirit is to love according to the spirit. "
St. Francis De Sales
QUICK NOTES
Keep checking emails, PowerSchool, and school website for updates and information.

 Updates :

  1. Seniors: All Seniors have received a “DIPLOMA NAME VERIFICATION FORM”. Kindly make sure your parents complete the form and return it to Mr. Dougherty at lunch, or Mrs. Bertoline in Room 134 or at the front lobby.
  2. Crusader Club: Please remember to turn in your ticket stubs. No money is to be turned into school. All payments are to be made through your parents Facts Account. The first drawing is Wednesday, October 28th, 2020.
  3. Seniors School Rings:  The deadline for class ring orders to be placed in order for the rings to be here for the Ring Mass is next Friday, October 9th. To order a ring, please call Jostens directly.
  4. The Father Judge website has sections with information for parents and current students. The parent section consists of information relating to food services, forms, and a who to call directory for questions and emergencies.
  5. PowerSchool: Any parent or student who has issues with PowerSchool should contact Mr. Dougherty. See email below.
  6. Schoology: Information on how to create parent Schoology accounts will be sent home in the coming days. Any questions related to Schoology contact Mr. Dougherty. See email below.


OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Mr. Shane Dougherty '09
Asst. Principal
sdougherty@fatherjudge.com
Class of 2021
We want to wish our seniors the best of luck on their final school year at Father Judge. Admissions proudly displays their name board that they signed at their freshman orientation. Where has the time gone?
Back to School
Father Judge was very excited about getting back to business on Solly Ave. Crusaders couldn't wait to get back in their classrooms.
Sanitizing on Solly

Thanks to our Welding Instructor, Mr. Joe Williams, for making these custom touchless hand sanitizer stations.
Academic Wall of Honor

Mr. Hozier, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, worked with Mr. Atkinson on the installation of our Academic Wall of Honor. Crusaders always compete with one another for academic greatness. Who will be the first name to be placed on the wall?

New Look-New Rules

Students have done an awesome job adjusting to the new rules and protocols. Crusaders stop by St. Francis De Sales for their daily reminder to mask up.
Clubs for Crusaders

 The following activities/clubs will be available
for
the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
JV & Varsity Mathlete
Interested students should contact Sister Nace - knace@fatherjudge.com

Marine Biology
Interested Students should contact Ms. Kots - jkots@fatherjudge.com

Model UN
Interested students should contact Mr. Pegg - cpegg@fatherjudge.com

Newspaper
Interested students should contact Mr. Cantanno - ccantanno@fatherjudge.com

Office of Student Services
Mr. Timothy Dailey-Dean of Students
tdailey@fatherjudge.com



Parents please check emails and PowerSchool for updates and information.


The Father Judge website has a plethora of information available to parents and students, if you are unsure of something please call or email the school and direct your question to the proper department.

Click on the link below for important information.



TEACHERS TEACHING
Ms. Kots Engineering Class

A Group and B group Engineering Students start their LEGO engineering design projects and technical writing project

#TeacherThrowback

Father Judge is lucky to have alumni on staff representing almost every decade since the school has opened. Here is a throwback to Mr. Anthony Rodriguez, current PE Teacher, and graduate from the class of 2004.
ATHLETICS
Mr. Jake Serfass, Athletic Director
athletics@fatherjudge.com


The FJPA (Father Judge Parent Association) would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our students, faculty and staff. A special thank you to our Administration for making our son’s safety their number one priority.

Save the Date - Mother Son Dance - 
March 6, 2021 - More Information to follow

Any questions contact
Loretta Reilly , Chairperson , FJPA at  rettnet4@msn.com
Or
Jennifer McGovern, Co-Chairperson, FJPA at jmcgovern1231@gmail.com
GUIDANCE OFFICE
Mrs. Michele Purcell
mpurcell@fatherjudge.com

From the Guidance Office:

The Guidance Office is happy to be back and working with your sons! The Department members are:
Michele Purcell--Senior and Junior College and Career Counseling  
Rachel Daly--Freshmen & Junior Counselor  
Kate Barker--Sophomore & Senior Counselor
Autumn Donahue--Social Worker
Brother Jim Williams--Live Today Well program
Greg Ricken--Brisson and Catapult students
Sister Madeleine Hamilton--Office Supervisor
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!  

The Guidance Office will be hosting a short meeting for Senior Parents via zoom on Thursday October 8th at 7:00 pm. This is an optional meeting and should only last 20-30 minutes. It will cover the information that Seniors have been given in class and via email regarding letters of recommendation, applying to colleges & trade schools, financial aid & scholarships, and so on. If you have any questions about Senior Guidance issues, you are welcome to join the meeting! There will also be a recording that you can review. 

Sophomores and Juniors will be taking the PSAT next Wednesday October 14th. In lieu of the PSAT assembly which is generally done to explain the test, it's benefits, and why it is important, there is a short recording for the students to view. The students will view in class but the recording can also be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/YMwkqe5toDoZfxMQBfU9iLxYoXjeDOCnCBhrKlvYv5ixAqMJR3LuSbdrCsj5dZqh.uch5UpuGZXi60N8m     Passcode: $b8gS8fW

All students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous virtual events that will allow them to learn more about colleges, trade schools, military branches, and career choices. The PACAC fair is open now thru November 6th and is offering students & families 300 virtual sessions on college planning, career information, financial aid & scholarships, skilled trades, non-college training programs and more! Go to:   https://www.pacac.org/virtual    
Additional resources regarding the National College Fair can be found at https://www.nacacfairs.org/virtual/

Many local colleges and trade schools are holding virtual open houses, tours, admissions events, etc. Go to the webpages of the colleges, trade schools, and military branches that interest you. The Guidance Office will post virtual events on the calendar outside our office and in the Daily Announcements when possible. 


                    FROM THE NURSE     
Norma J Walens 
Certified School Nurse
215-338-9494 ext 1116




Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns regarding your children. I'm available Monday thru Friday email at nwalens@fatherjudge.com.
NOTES FROM THE NURSE:

It is imperative we keep our Father Judge community as healthy as possible. Please ensure that your son is practicing healthy habits. Optimal health is dependent upon adequate sleep, exercise and proper nutrition. Eating a healthy breakfast every day will give your son more energy, help manage his weight, and improve his concentration.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME FROM SCHOOL:
If your child exhibits 2 or more of the following symptoms, please contact their primary doctor to discuss further treatment:
* Fever= to or > 100.4
* Dry cough ( not related to a preexisting condition)
* Shortness of breath if not related to asthma
* Chills/Rigors
* New loss of taste or smell
* Vomiting and/or diarrhea
* Unexplained rash

WHEN YOUR CHILD SHOULD RETURN TO SCHOOL:
If your child only has 1 of the above listed symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting or fever-They may return to school after 24 hours of being symptom free without taking any fever reducers (Tylenol Motrin etc.).
Please do not dose your son with pain relievers/fever reducers and send them to school, as this exposes everybody to unnecessary health risks.

2ND MCV IMMUNIZATION REQUIRED FOR ALL SENIOR STUDENTS:
The State of Pennsylvania requires all senior students to have a 2nd Meningitis vaccine after their 16th birthday. Any senior who has not received the MCV4# 2 will not be permitted to attend school after November 9,2020.

9TH & 11TH GRADER PHYSICAL/IMMUNIZATION RECORDS :
All 9th & 11th grade students should have a current physical along with updated immunizations on record in the nurse's office. Please submit all information as soon as possible.

STUDENT EMERGENCY/MEDICAL INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS:
The student Emergency/Medical information form needs to be completed, for all students, every year. This form is located on the Father Judge website and needs to be submitted at the beginning of every school year. If you have not done so already, please submit the information as soon as possible.
 
FLU VACCINE:
The flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you.The Center For Disease Control recommends that:
Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenzaPeople at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications has a full list of age and health factors that confer increased risk.
Flu vaccination has important benefits. It can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Different flu vaccines are approved for use in different groups of people.
There are many vaccine options to choose from. CDC does not recommend one flu vaccine over another. The most important thing is for all people 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every year.
If you have questions about which flu vaccine to get, talk to your doctor or other health care professional.
Admission Office

Mr. Ryan Kilkenny, '97
Admissions Director
rkilkenny@fatherjudge.com
215-338-9494, ext. 1158

Class of 2025
Mandatory Scholarship Entrance Exam

Dates are :
October 8, 15,17, 18
Pre-registration required @ fatherjudge.com


Be sure to visit our website at fatherjudge.com and click on the "Admissions" tab for updates and information.



Jen Corcoran
Office of Admissions
215-338-9494, ext 1158 
215-338-0250 (fax)