Bernie's Bark
7.7.2020
Dear Parents-
 
Thank you for participating in the reopen plan survey. The survey will close tomorrow, July 8, so if you have not yet participated in the survey, please take advantage of the remaining hours. Data is already being disaggregated. Additionally, the faculty and staff have the opportunity to weigh in as well. As we can all appreciate, the teachers are deeply affected by the reopening of the school, and they are a vital component in the planning process.
 
The reopen plan, as I have said, is informed by guidance from the Virginia Council for Private Education, the Virginia Catholic Education Association, the Office of Catholic Schools, the Health Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. While opinions and recommendations of other groups are interesting, St. Joseph Catholic School will comply with the mandates given to us by our governing and advisory bodies. The Superintendent has shared some of his thoughts and you can find those here.
 
If you were unable to return your textbooks and/or library books, please contact Lisa Pearce and make arrangements to return the materials you still have. You can reach her at l.pearce@sjschoolva.org. Please return items at your earliest convenience so that we can get them inventoried and order correctly for next school year. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
“The VDH/VDOE are reminding schools to have parents start now to schedule their child's required immunization appointments as well as their commonwealth school health entrance physicals as appropriate. Please click here for the school physical form. For rising 7th graders, make sure to ask your pediatrician about receiving your Tdap vaccine, HPV vaccine & Meningococcal vaccine before returning to school and don't forget to submit your proof of immunization to the clinic. It is also a good idea to ask your child's pediatrician when you can schedule an appointment for an evaluation to have your child's emergency medical forms such as for Epipens, Inhalers etc completed. Additional forms can be found on the Nurse's page.  
 
 If I can be of service, please let me know.   I pray for the health and safety of our community.


Welcome one another....as Christ welcomed you!
                                                                                 (Rom 15:7)
Denise Rutledge
Principal
  Building Wisdom and Faith Through Service to God
Pack 913 Cub Scouts
All Pack 913 Cub Scouts and Family Invited:
Friday, July 24 th
 
Please join St Joseph Pack 913 Cub Scouts for a picnic and our annual Raingutter Regatta Race. We will also be having our annual Scout cross over ceremony, and provide new handbooks, awards, and other fun and games on Friday, July 24 th at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston - Large Pavilion area – Boat Show/Race 4:30PM, Picnic 6PM. . Pack 913 social distancing guidance will be observed. 

For more information, contact Dave Rockwell at cubmaster@pack913.com or Steve Bailey at chairperson@pack913.com .
Walking with Purpose
The Modern Woman's Guide to the Bible
Summer 2020 – Via Zoom

Beginning Early July or end of July

Please contact sgeurin63@gmail.com if you are interested in joining a study!

 for more info!
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