SJRS School Advisory Board
The purpose of this board is to promote and advance the mission of St. Jerome Regional Catholic School for the education and instruction of students in assisting them to "reach the fullness of the Christian life." In keeping with the principles of the Roman Catholic Church, this board collaborates with the Pastors and works in partnership with the principal in ensuring that this school fulfills its mission.
Board Members 2020-2021
Dave Bielen- Board Chair and Development Chair
Dan Rickert- Enrollment Chair
Rich Smith- Facilities Chair
Rev. Allen Hoffa- Pastor Representative and Finance Chair
Dr. Nicole Andel
Amy Hannis-Miskar - Principal
Home and School News
We encourage all parents to get involved with Home and School. We will need much help, especially this year with our fundraising efforts. Most of our events will have to be held virtually and we encourage everyone to share ideas with HSA.
2020-2021 Home and School Officers
President- Kathy Reaman
Vice-President- Kelly Kisenwether
Secretary- Megan DeAngelo
Treasurer- Billie Jo Wetterau
Coordinator of Fundraising Activities- Karen Weicker
Coordinator of Outreach- Maria McGinley
Please be sure to read the information that is being sent home about OptionC. It is very important that you login and update your own contact information. Changes can be made until the end of September. Teachers will report attendance and record grades on this online system. Report Cards will also be generated by Option C. We will also use this to send you important emails, texts and phone calls for emergency weather situations and school announcements.
Every year we receive donations of items such as Clorox wipes, soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels and trash bags. If you can donate any of these products or know of a company who would donate these products, it would be greatly appreciated.
Gift Certificates and Scrip Certificates
These are great ways to help with tuition costs. Information is enclosed in the family envelope. If you have any questions please call the office. Many people are saving hundreds of dollars in tuition by purchasing certificates. Certificates are sold from the school office daily during school hours and scrip orders are taken on Tuesdays. The first Scrip order will be September 8th.
School Wellness Policy
St. Jerome Regional School developed a wellness policy consistent with federal and state requirements. It is located in our student/parent handbook. As we begin our 13th year with this policy, we ask parents to continue to help us promote good nutrition habits in our children. SJRS recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well- being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. The school community is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
SJRS will support the efforts of parents/guardians to provide a healthy diet and daily physical activity for their children. Administrators, teachers, food service personnel, students and parents are encouraged to serve as positive role models in the wellness program. Parents are encouraged to provide healthy snacks for their children daily. Also we ask if you are sending items for class treats please check with the classroom teacher because of students with food allergies. Working together we will provide a healthy environment for our students. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tamaqua Area School District provides our hot lunch program (grades K-8). Information about free and reduced lunches is enclosed in the family envelope and uploaded to the website. If you have any questions, please call the school office. The hot lunch program for grades K-8 will begin on Sept. 8th. Information will be sent home in the family communication folder. Students must bring a lunch and a drink for the first week of school.
In compliance with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) an inspection for asbestos containing building materials was performed at each of our schools within the Diocese of Allentown. A copy of the inspection’s report is on file in each school’s administrative office for your review any time during normal school hours. In the event you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school’s Principal or the Diocesan Asbestos Coordinator. Edward M. Ritter, Facilities Manager.
Extended Care Program
We will continue the Extended Care Program (ECP) at SJRS this school year. The hours will be 7- 8 AM. and 2:45-3:45 PM. Please see the website for forms and more information on ECP.
This year we will again sell tuition chances to help you win money toward your tuition bill. The chances are $1 each and paper slips are in the family envelope. If you want to purchase the chance, fill out the slip and enclose money in an envelope marked tuition chance. This is not a fundraiser. All money collected will be awarded to the winning student’s tuition account. If your tuition is fully paid, credit will be applied to next year’s bill. The first drawing will be on Sept.23rd.
Boyer's Key Cards
We receive money for using Boyer’s key card when shopping at Boyer’s. Boyer’s donates 1% of purchases made using the key card. We received a check from Boyer’s Caring and Sharing rebate program last year. If you need additional key cards please contact the school office.
Professional School Photography will take individual student pictures in September and students will be permitted to wear dress down clothes on this day. More information on individual pictures will be sent later.
-Please check the August/September calendar for important dates and the Missions Project for September. Click HERE for the August/September 2020 calendar.
-We really appreciate all of the kindness and patience as we work through new routines during arrival and dismissal. We will continue to try to make it as time efficient as possible while keeping everyone safe.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus, we ask for Your help as we begin this new school year. Allow us to experience Your presence in the many blessings You put before us. Open our eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings. Open our heart and mind to new friends, new teachers and new staff members. Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with our studies and courage to accept new opportunities. Help us to be attentive to one another and let us experience Your presence in our new friends. Jesus, inspire us to do our best this year! Amen
Email your prayer requests to email@example.com or send a note to the office.
Information and Flyers for Parents can be found at this link below: