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January 10, 2021
*We would like to remind you that this coming Friday, January 15, is a REGULAR full day of school, not a minimum day. Please note that this is not a change to the calendar.
Evangelization of Peoples Mass Tomorrow, January 11
Please join us virtually on Monday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate The Evangelization of Peoples Mass which will be concelebrated by our parish pastors – Fr. Thomas, Fr. Duy, and Fr. Michael and our chaplain, Fr. Jim Dunning. To view the livestreamed Mass on SerraSchool.org, please visit the Parents Section. A username and password is required (please enter your personal FACTS username and password).
Accessing Parents Section on New Website
Welcome to the Parents Section of our NEW school website! Click below for a guide on how to access the Parents Section. Note: Your FACTS SIS username and password will be required to access this private section of our website. In addition, we've shared an overview of the Parents section to help you navigate through it. The website will continue to be updated throughout the year. We appreciate your patience as we continue to add and modify sections on our website.
Important Information: 2021-2022 School Year Automatic Re-enrollment for Current Families
Due to an overwhelming amount of interest for the 2021-2022 school year, St. Serra has started preparations for next school year. In an effort to secure our current families enrollment for next year, all currently enrolled St. Serra students will be automatically re-enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic school year. This will create a seamless transition into next school year as we prepare to open 2021-2022 applications on January 18. Current families who are interested in enrolling siblings for next school year will be able to apply starting January 18 with priority. Please reach out to admissions@serraschool.org if you have any questions.
Updated COVID-19 Protocol & Student Symptom Decision Tree
The CDC and the Orange County Health Care Agency continually review and adjust their suggested practices and protocols based on emerging information about COVID-19. This memo is to announce some important changes regarding St. Serra’s COVID-19 protocols based on CDC and OCHCA guidance. Effective January 1, 2021, St. Serra has updated the return-to-school policy when a student
is exposed to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Reminders
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise nationally, we must remain diligent with our COVID health and safety protocols which include wearing masks while on school grounds.(Anytime that a face shield is worn, it must be with a face mask under the shield for all staff and students in all grades). It is important that we practice social distancing throughout our school and maintain good hygiene by washing hands on a consistent basis. Finally, if your child is feeling ill and displaying any COVID-19 related symptoms, please keep them home and contact your family medical professional regarding the situation. We appreciate your continued support which will help St. Serra stay open for in-person learning.
STAR Testing - January 13-29
Students in Kindergarten through 8th grade will take Renaissance STAR tests in reading and math between January 13 and January 29. These standardized tests are administered at different times during the school year and provide teachers with data that helps them make sound instructional choices for St. Serra students. 
Morning Drop-off Reminder
Students MUST wait in their vehicle for a temperature check before exiting. A staff member will approach your car and conduct a temperature check. Once cleared, you may quickly exit to maintain the steady flow of traffic. Thank you for your cooperation!
Important Traffic Reminders
A friendly reminder to all parents that the main entrance off Antonio is closed off at 7:10 a.m. sharp during morning drop-off. For afternoon pick-up, the main entrance off Antonio is closed off at 2:30 p.m. in the afternoon and 12:00 p.m. on minimum days.
Yearbook Automatic Billing - Opt Out Extended
All St. Serra families will be automatically billed $60.00 for ONE (1) 2020-21 yearbook via their FACTS account on January 31, 2021.

Families who want to purchase more than one yearbook may now order their extra yearbook(s) for $60.00 each by visiting the Jostens yearbook website.

FINAL OPT-OUT DEADLINE EXTENDED! Families who opt out by Sunday, January 17, 2021, will not be billed on January 31. To opt out, click the link below.
Yearbook Dedication Sales
Yearbook dedication ads and shout-outs are available for purchase! Dedication ads are the perfect way to commemorate your 8th Grader's journey to graduation with photos, messages and quotes.

Shout-outs are great for congratulating your St. Serra student on an outstanding achievement or milestone, such as making their First Communion.

Easy to Create: Design, preview and pay for your ad online, all through Jostens easy-to-use website! Standard pricing is in effect until January 31, 2021. Ad pricing will increase after this date. Don't delay - visit the Jostens website today and get started!
Type to Learn 4 - Keyboarding
St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is pleased to offer Type to Learn 4 as its instructional keyboarding program for TK through 8th Grade. TTL4 has engaging lessons that include graphics and activities with multiple opportunities for practice, remediation and goals for success. Directions for each activity are read to the students, and they receive an accuracy and speed report at the end of each lesson.
Rebate News
Ralphs Shoppers: Rebates for Quarter ending November 30, 2020 are now due and must be emailed to the rebate@serraschool.org by January 22, 2021. For any Rebate Program questions email rebate@serraschool.org .
The 2021 Book Fair Starts Monday, January 25!
Our PTO is excited to bring our all-virtual online Book Fair to our St. Serra community, starting Monday, January 25!

CLICK HERE to watch a short, informational video about the Book Fair.

This year's Book Fair will allow our students to shop safely and securely online, and all orders will be shipped directly to your home.

Stay tuned for more details, coming soon!
Save the Date: All-New Parent/Child Event for 2021
Fathers and daughters, moms and sons - our PTO is excited to bring you an ALL-NEW event for 2021!

We promise you won't want to miss this fun and interactive event, so...

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, February 20, 2021

More details will be published soon!
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