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January 17, 2021
FINAL NOTICE: Yearbook Automatic Billing
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.
2021-2022 School Year Automatic Re-enrollment for Current Families
In an effort to ensure priority enrollment for our current families, all currently enrolled TK-7 St. Serra students will be automatically re-enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic school yearThis will create a seamless transition into next school year as we prepare to open new student applications on January 18. Current families who are interested in enrolling siblings in either TK-8 or Preschool for next school year will be able to apply beginning January 18 with priority for admission. 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. 
Rebate News
Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, all physical card orders will be due by Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. In addition, Ralph’s rebates for quarter ending November 30, 2020 are due this Friday, January 22, 2021. For any Rebate Program questions, email rebate@serraschool.org.
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.

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!
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!
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!
ALL NEW Family Event: St. Serra "Mask-A-Rade"
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, February 20, 2021
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The PTO is excited to announce “Mask-A-Rade,” a fun and interactive virtual family event! All St. Serra families are invited to watch and vote on “The St. Serra Masked Singer” performances by some of our well-known St. Serra teachers, including the exciting “unmasking” of the contestants! The show will also include music and dancing with the popular band, Rocky Road! Registered families will receive a take-home event box including fun masquerade-themed decorations, props and yummy treats. Families will also be given the opportunity to enjoy take-out prix fixe meal options from Hanna’s and Piccolino’s. Look for more details coming January 20. If you have questions or are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact the event Chair, Jamie Gorrell or our PTO VP of Parent Child Events, Heather Ward at father-daughter@serraschool.org.

Family FUNraisers in 2021!
Mark your calendar for our next Family FUNraisers - taking place on Friday, January 29 at Baskin Robbins in Ladera Ranch. CLICK HERE for the flyer.

On February 5, mark your calendar for a Family FUNraiser at Round Table Pizza in Rancho Santa Margarita. CLICK HERE for the flyer.
Attention Web Designers and Content Editors!
St. Serra needs your help!  We are looking for parents to help with the new school website.  If you are interested, please contact Lea Martone at lea.martone@gmail.com for more information and to get involved.
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