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January 3, 2021
Evangelization of Peoples Mass – Monday, January 11
Our seventh grade students and teachers are preparing for our next Mass, the Evangelization of Peoples, which will be held on Monday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. in our Student Activity Center. Father Thomas Naval, Pastor of Santiago de Compostela Parish, will be our main celebrant and we anticipate to have a few more of our Pastors concelebrating as well.

Due to COVID-19, we continue to be unable to allow our whole student body to attend the Mass, nor are we able to invite parents and guests to join us in person. We will live-stream the Mass. 
Food for Friends -
Friday, January 8
The next "Food for Friends" monthly food drive will be this Friday, January 8.

Please use a grocery bag from home and have your child(ren) drop the food bag in the bins located around the morning drop-off traffic pattern when they exit your vehicle or, they may bring it to their homeroom any day this week if that is easier.

Please contact Diana McCarron, dmccarron@serraschool.org with any questions.  
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.
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Re-enrollment, New This Year!
New this year, all St. Serra families will automatically re-enrolled for the 2021-2022 academic school year. If your family does NOT plan on returning to St. Serra in the fall of 2021, you will have the option to "opt out" by January 31, 2021. A separate email will be sent on January 11 with instructions. 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.
2020-21 Yearbook Sales
New for 2020-21!

Buying your yearbook has never been easier! This month, all St. Serra families will be automatically billed $60.00 for ONE (1) 2020-21 yearbook via their FACTS account.

Families who purchased one or more 2020-21 yearbooks at the "Early Bird" price in December 2020 will NOT be billed this month.

In addition, families who opted out of a 2020-21 yearbook by December 31, 2020 will NOT be billed this month.
Yearbook Dedication Sales
Yearbook dedication ads and shout-outs are now 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!
Troop 818 is Accepting New Boy Scouts in January 2021 
Calling all current 5th and 6th grade boys, Troop 818 is a boy-led troop which aims to develop the leaders of tomorrow who are guided by the values of Scouting: God, Country, Family and Self. We are chartered by St. Junipero Serra Catholic School. We welcome Scouts from all faiths and schools. Our troop has over 50+ registered Scouts from age 11 through age 18, with 100+ Eagle Scouts since chartering in June 1996. We hold troop meetings twice a month in the evenings, as well as service projects and other outdoor activities. During these COVID times, some activities look a bit different, but we are still an active Troop having fun, learning and ranking up! Watch quick video here.

For more information on joining our troop, please contact Scoutmaster Sean McNamara at T818sm@gmail.com or New Member Coordinator Cristen Lebsack at lebsackscouts@gmail.com or 949.278.5159.
Charism Crusader Award Winners for Trimester 1
This year, we have created a new award for our teachers and staff members called the Charism Crusader Award. A Charism is a spiritual, God-given gift or talent that is shared with others. Each trimester, we will give one Charism Crusader award to a teacher and one Charism Crusader Award to a non-teaching staff member.

Mrs. Kim-Saad is the winner of the Charism Crusader Award for teachers for the first trimester. She was nominated by Mrs. Taylor, our Middle School Music Teacher.

Mr. Lopez is the winner of the Charism Crusader Award for non-teaching staff for the first trimester. He was nominated by Mrs. Hardenburgh, our Senior Accountant.

Both Mrs. Kim-Saad and Mr. Lopez were awarded a beautiful certificate of achievement along with a $100 Visa gift card for sharing their wonderful gifts with the St. Serra Community!
2021 Book Fair Coming Soon!
Stay tuned - an announcement will be coming out soon about our 2021 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.

More details will be shared soon!
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