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November 15, 2020
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COVID-19 Health & Safety Reminders
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise nationally and St. Serra recording its second confirmed positive case of COVID-19, we must remain diligent with our COVID health and safety protocols. Those 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 your hands on a consistent basis. Finally, if you are feeling ill and displaying any COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home and contact your family medical professional regarding the situation. We appreciate your continued support by helping us implement these practices which will help St. Serra stay open for in-person learning.
Student Symptom Tree
We've had many questions from parents about our health policies for the 2020-2021 school year. We have included the link to the Student Symptom Decision Tree provided to us by the OC Health Care Agency for your reference. Please use this guide to assist you when your child is ill.
Traffic Reminders
Here are some friendly reminders regarding morning drop-off:
  • If you arrive before the 7:10 a.m. drop-off time, please park in a designated parking spot and wait for staff to arrive at the gate to check students in. Early arrivals parked along the curb have blocked the traffic flow for other cars coming in to park.
  • Mornings are getting chilly! If you have the heat on in your car, try to make sure it is not blowing directly on your child's face. It is suggested that you turn down the heat when you get in the car line, and even crack the window a bit before your child's temperature is taken. This will hopefully avoid having to send you around to the second temperature check-point.
Don't Forget Your Water Bottle
We highly encourage students to bring bottled water or reusable bottles filled with water from home in order to hydrate during the school day. For those who forget, yard supervision will offer bottled water on an emergency basis during morning recess. They will be sold for $1.00 each.
Student Pictures Important Deadline
Students who had their First Communion photos taken, will have until Monday, November 16, to order if you want your pictures delivered to the school. After this date, you will have to pay for shipping directly to your home. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or call our studio at (949) 495-2735.
Need Physical Scrip Cards Prior to Thanksgiving Break?
The FINAL physical scrip card order prior to Thanksgiving Break is due online tomorrow Monday, November 16 by
7:30 a.m. Have you downloaded the RaiseRight App from ShopWithScrip? An easy way to order right from your phone and a new option to have physical gift cards sent directly to your home. For any Rebate Program questions email
Santa's Secret (Virtual) Christmas Shop - NOW OPEN!
New this year - Santa's Secret Christmas Shop is entirely online!

Virtual Shop Highlights:
  • Shop anytime, 24/7
  • Check out with a credit/debit card
  • Larger selection of items
  • Something for everyone on your list - family, pets, friends!
  • Lots of great, inexpensive "stocking stuffer" type items
  • Fundraising - 25% of all sales comes back to St. Serra! Do your holiday shopping AND support your school at the same time!

Ready to go shopping? Click on the links below!
St. Serra online shop login credentials:
Login: santa
Password: giftshop1033
Thankful Hearts Giving - Helpful Tip for the Week:

How to Win Points with your St. Serra Students!
  • Step 1: CLICK on the "Give Now" button below
  • Step 2: DONATE $100 or more to our Thankful Giving drive
  • Step 3: TELL your kids they get a non-uniform dress pass for every Wednesday in January 2021
  • Step 4: ENJOY your "hero moment" as your kids shower you with love and praise!
Serra Strong Spirit Month - Final Week!
Our month of Serra Strong Spirit is in it's final week! This week we will continue our "daily themes" of Mindful Mondays, Terrific Tuesdays, We are One Wednesdays, Thankful Thursdays and Spirit Shirt Fridays!

Congratulations to both 2C and 5A for being our "most spirited" classes this past Wednesday, November 11!
'Tis the Season: Adopt-a-Family Coming Soon!
Launching November 22nd and closing on December 11th

Details about the Adopt a Family program and Sign-Up-Genius links will be launching next week!

Stay tuned to find out how you can help make a difference for a family in need this holiday giving season. Questions? Email us at:
Jump in the (Car)Pool!
We are currently working to help connect St. Serra families who are interested in carpooling to and from school. We know your time is valuable - carpooling will keep the drop-off and pick-up lines shorter, save gas, give you back a bit of time each week (and your kids may even make some new friends!). Let us help you connect with other interested families. Email us at:
St. Serra Cinema Pop-Up Success!
Thank you to all of the families who joined us for our first on-campus event of 2020-21!

We hope everyone enjoyed the movie and had a great time!

Special thanks to our PTO VP Cynthia Mellow and PTO RPC Gwenne Kooman for bringing this idea from concept to fruition! We could not have done it without you!
Give-Back Programs at St. Serra...Easy as "ABC"!
Mater Dei High School
Santa Margarita High School
How can we pray for you?
St. Serra Partners in Prayer