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November 22, 2020
St. Serra Outreach:
Adopt-a-Family is Here!
Our St. Serra PTO Outreach Team joyfully announces our 2020 Adopt-a-Family program!

We are partnering once again with Catholic Charities to bring Christmas to 40 families in need. This year, many families are asking for life-giving and essential necessities, such as food, warm clothing and school supplies.

Please visit the links below for more details, and to sign-up.

Questions? Please email us anytime at:
Student Symptom Tree
During this school year, our primary goal is to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. Therefore, we urge you to keep your children home when they are sick and stay in communication with the Health Room regarding your child’s health. We are providing the link to the Student Symptom Decision Tree given to us by the OC Health Care Agency for your reference. Please use this guide to assist you when your child is ill. If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 policy for sick students, please feel free to contact Mary Hogan in the Health Room for TK through 8th grade, or Mrs. Carol Reiss for preschool students.
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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 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 which will help St. Serra stay open for in-person learning.
Diocese of Orange Announcement Regarding Out of State Travel
In light of the recent announcement by the California Department of Public Health discouraging “out of state travel” and suggesting a 14-day quarantine for out of state travelers (see the travel advisory), the Diocese of Orange has asked all of its schools to follow the protocol below should a student travel out of state during the upcoming holiday period:

Directive from the Diocese of Orange
Students and families who travel out of state can transition to distance learning for 14 days upon their return or are requested to provide a negative COVID-19 test result for re-entry to campus.
Need Physical Scrip Cards Prior to Thanksgiving Break?
During Thanksgiving Break, all online programs for re-loadable and e-cards
are available. If you have the RaiseRight app (part of ShopWithScrip) some
physical gift cards can be mailed directly to you. To connect the RaiseRight app and your ShopWithScrip account, download the RaiseRight app and use the same credentials to log in. For any Rebate Program questions email rebate@serraschool.org.
Live Streamers: We Want to See You!
Attention Live Streaming Students: We are launching a social media photo campaign to showcase all our live streamers who are showing their St. Serra Spirit! Take a photo of your live streaming home setup wearing your St. Serra gear and email it to communications@serraschool.org. We will share your photos on our social media pages and in the Sunday News! Although we are not together physically, we are still united as one family. Together, we are Serra Strong!
St. Serra is proud to be a National Catholic Academic Junior High Decathlon School! We look forward to our Serra Bears representing our school in the Junior High Academic Decathlon this year!
Lost and Found
With the cooler mornings, we have had a huge increase in sweatshirts and outerwear showing up all over campus and ultimately ending up in the Lost and Found. Our staff do their best to go through these items and return them to their rightful owners BUT that can only happen if there is a name on them somewhere. This holds true for lunchboxes as well.
2020-21 Yearbook Sales
NEW FOR 2020-21

Buying your yearbook has never been easier! This year, all St. Serra families will be automatically billed $60.00 for ONE (1) yearbook in January 2021, via their FACTS account.

For a LIMITED TIME, we will still offer an "Early Bird" discounted price of $45.00 through December 31, 2020. Families who order at the Early Bird price will NOT be billed in January. To purchase at the Early Bird price, visit our St. Serra page on the Jostens website:
Families also have the option to "opt out" of being billed for a yearbook. Opt out requests must be received by December 31, 2020. Please click the link below to opt out of a 2020-21 yearbook:
Yearbook Dedication Ad Sales
Yearbook dedication ads and shout-outs are now available for purchase!

Easy to Create: Design, preview and pay for your ad online through Jostens website.

"Early Bird" pricing is in effect until December 31, 2020 so don't delay - visit Jostens website today and get started!
Student Photos
Student photo packages were delivered to the classrooms and sent home with your student on Friday, November 20. If you ordered photos and didn't receive them or you have questions, please contact Simonson Photography directly at info.simonsonphoto@gmail.com or call their studio at (949) 495-2735. Please do not call the school.
Change in Schedule for Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021 has been changed to a minimum school day due to the Religious Education Congress. Please make the change to your calendars now.
Santa's Secret ONLINE Christmas Shop:
Now through Sunday, November 29!
There's only one more week for students to complete their Christmas shopping! Orders will be delivered to students at school by our team of Santa Shop elves in December!

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
Must-Attend Shopping Event!
Belle Boutique is hosting a shopping night exclusively for our St. Serra families! Come enjoy cocktails while you enjoy some social interaction, and get in some Christmas shopping at the same time!

Where: Belle Boutique in RSM (Pavilions Shopping Center)
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Here's the best part - 20% of sales will be given back to St. Serra!

Can’t make it? Stop by anytime between December 3 and 4 - mention St. Serra and Belle Boutique will honor the 20% donation.

Visit their website:
Serra Strong Spirit Month:
SUCCESS!
Thank you for supporting our first ever "Spirit Month"!

We wish to thank our PTO for planning a super fun month of activities! Plus a BIG congratulations to all of our classroom spirit, teacher appreciation raffle and student raffle winners! Please visit our event webpage and click on the drop-down links updates on all of these spirit month activities!
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