Vol. 38 | May 18, 2020
Weekly announcements to help parents and students stay informed about important news and events.
Principal's Corner
Dear parents and students,

Piggybacking on my last letter in which I introduced the COVID-19 Operational Task Force (COTF), Kathleen Radecke, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Oakland, has also shared a communication regarding the diocese’s planning process for possible scenarios in 2020-2021 school year. Please click here to read Ms. Radecke’s letter . The SJND Leadership Team and COTF will continue working closely with the Diocese Department of Schools to ensure we are aligned in our plans for the 2020-2021 school year, with the goal of returning to campus when it is safe and feasible. We will provide updates on those plans as they come together.

I hope that all of our senior families will tune in to our virtual presentation of the Class of 2020 Senior Recognition Night this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Senior Recognition Night is a special Pilot tradition in which we recognize the academic achievements of all of our graduates. Additionally, I hope that all student athletes and their families will watch the Virtual End of Year Athletic Awards Ceremony on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as we come together to honor our 2019-2020 athletes and announce team awards.

As we approach the end of the school year and finals week, I continue to pray for all our students and teachers. Finish strong, Pilots! We are all cheering you on. 

Go Pilots!

Ms. Guevara
Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Senior Locker Clean-Out and Item Return: Thursday, May 28, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Class of 2020 Graduation Car Procession: Saturday, May 30

  • Freshmen and Junior Locker Clean-Out and Item Return: Wednesday June 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • Sophomore Locker Clean-Out and Item Return: Thursday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Senior Spotlight
We are thrilled to celebrate our seniors with a Graduation Car Procession on May 30! Senior families will depart from Bladium Sports & Fitness Club at 10:15 a.m. and follow a specified route to 1011 Chestnut Street.

Seniors, please review the email from Mr. Crisolo sent last Friday for important details and guidelines. Please note that this event is a fun, socially-distanced celebration added in addition to your commencement ceremony, which has been rescheduled for August 1.

All Pilots and their families are encouraged to come out and cheer on our seniors along the route, from a responsible distance . We will share the route in next week’s Flight Plan.
Athletics: Senior Spotlights

In place of Spring Sports Senior Nights, each week we will honor our Spring Sports seniors in the Flight Plan with a special spotlight feature.

Week of April 27 - Men's & Women's Swimming
Week of May 4 - Men's Volleyball & Men's Tennis
Week of May 11 - Men's & Women's Track & Field
Week of May 18 - Softball & Baseball
*Men's Golf does not have any seniors on the team this year.

Class of 2020 Announcements

Seniors, Share Your College Decisions : We would love to recognize our fantastic seniors and their plans for the future! Please send photos donning your college t-shirt or sweatshirt, or holding your college poster, pennant, etc. to kolsen@sjnd.org to be featured on our social media and in our next Connect e-newsletter. *We understand that given the current circumstances, some students have yet to make their college decision. Please note that we will continue to accept photos throughout the coming weeks.
General Announcements
Kristina Taylor's family has established The Kristina Taylor Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science to honor her memory and to award students who excel in SJND's Biomedical Science program. Kristina founded the Biomedical Science program at SJND and found great joy in teaching the course work, and seeing her students be inspired and go on to great colleges and fulfilling careers in the science field. Donations in Kristina's honor are being accepted to The Kristina Taylor Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Science, an annual award to an exceptional student in SJND's Biomedical Science program in the form of tuition remission. Contributions can be made to Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School with a memo, Kristina Taylor Fund, or online (please specify Kristina Taylor Fund in the Tribute section).

Spring Final Exam Schedule : For those classes taking traditional final exams, exams will take place May 26-28 as originally scheduled. Students will receive specific instructions from teachers about their final exam format and requirements in each class. Students in AP courses are exempt from final exams in their AP courses.
Locker Clean-Out and Item Return : As the year comes to a close, we are sure students are eager to pick up any items left at school and return items belonging to SJND. To do so in a safe and organized manner , we have created a schedule for students to complete the following tasks:

  • Clean out lockers
  • Return:
  • Instruments
  • Athletic uniforms
  • School uniforms (donation)
  • Loaner textbooks and laptops

Below please find a schedule for which day and time each grade level has been assigned. Please note that each student is assigned a 15-minute window to complete these tasks and may only be on campus during the allotted time, so promptness is of the utmost importance. We will be sending out another email via School Messenger with specific guidelines for students to abide by while coming onto campus to complete these tasks . If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Crisolo at ccrisolo@sjnd.org . We are also in need of a few parent volunteers to help facilitate uniform donations; interested parents should contact Mr. Crisolo.

Dates Assigned to Grade Level:
Seniors: Thursday, May 28, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Freshman and Juniors: Wednesday June 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Sophomores: Thursday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class of 2020 Schedule - May 28
12:00PM - 12:15PM  Adamson - Cervantes-Moreno
12:15PM - 12:30PM Chareonsuphiphat - Goodlow
12:30PM - 12:45PM Granados - Lara
12:45PM - 1:00PM Lepolo - Natividad
1:00PM - 1:15PM Ngo - Pham, C. 
1:15PM - 1:30PM Pham, V. - Sanchez
1:30PM - 1:45PM - Sandoval - Vandevelde
1:45PM - 2:00PM - Velasquez - Yared

Class of 2023 Schedule - June 3
10:00AM - 10:15AM  Achacoso - Cervantes
10:15AM - 10:30AM Chriss - Espinosa
10:30AM - 10:45AM Estramonte - Hashemi
10:45AM - 11:00AM Havili - Keating
11:00AM - 11:15AM Kennedy - McDaniel
11:15AM - 11:30AM - McDowell - Pachal
11:30AM - 11:45AM - Pazin - Salgues
11:45AM - 12:00PM - Santos - Vonnegut
12:00PM - 12:15PM Weichhart - Zachariah

Class of 2021 Schedule - June 3
10:00AM - 10:15AM  Achacoso - Carlson
10:15AM - 10:30AM Chareonsuphiphat - Finley
10:30AM - 10:45AM Francois - Igwe
10:45AM - 11:00AM Jaber - Lisanti
11:00AM - 11:15AM Loza - Ohno
11:15AM - 11:30AM Osorio - Ritter
11:30AM - 11:45AM Rogers - Vonnegut
11:45AM - 12:00PM Vu - Zebroski

Class of 2022 Schedule - June 4
10:00AM - 10:15AM  Abraham - Clarke-Tarver
10:15AM - 10:30AM Clayton - Glann
10:30AM - 10:45AM Gorman-Miller - Johnson
10:45AM - 11:00AM Kallsen - Manes
11:00AM - 11:15AM Manzo - Perez, C.
11:15AM - 11:30AM - Perez, L. - Samaniego
11:30AM - 11:45AM - Scott - Vazquez
11:45AM - 12:00PM - Verdickt - Yip

Register for Summer Academics : Registration for SJND Summer Academics is now open. Please note that due to COVID-19, all courses will be offered online this summer. Courses are available to both incoming and returning students.
Summer Discovery Update : In order to protect the health and safety of our campers, their families, and our staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all 2020 Summer Discovery camps due to COVID-19. Families who have already registered for a 2020 Summer Discovery camp will receive a full refund. We look forward to welcoming you back for one of our exciting camps in the future.
News on the Block

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St. Joseph Basilica!

St. Joseph Basilica will continue to live stream services during the Shelter in Place order. Please be sure to subscribe to the St. Joseph Basilica YouTube channel by clicking  here .