Prices listed now, are good through June 13th. All orders will be shipped directly to the school and delivered to your child’s classroom. Orders placed after June 13th are subject to a price increase, and will be delivered to your home address.
Here are the supply lists incase you prefer to do your own shopping. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
Beginning Monday, February 22, students in 2nd – 8th grade will be participating in the diocesan-wide Terra Nova standardized testing. Testing will begin promptly at 7:50 a.m. San Jose will be a quiet, closed campus Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. to help ensure a calm testing environment. The Distance Learners’ testing window and make up testing will be held between March 1st-12th. Distance Learners (DL) will be required to complete Terra Nova on campus. We appreciate your consideration when planning doctor and dental appointments or visits to the school. Please do all you can to make sure your child is ready to go all four days of testing next week, as make-ups will be required for all missed tests.
a good night sleep
a healthy breakfast
arrive to school on time (in classroom no later than 7:45 a.m.)
two sharpened #2 pencils
a healthy snack
a bottle of water each day
Thank you for your help in making next week successful!
Please see our Parent Guide and Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year. Latest revision date August 12, 2020.
Dear San Jose Catholic Church and School Families.
We are very blessed to have our students back on campus in less than one week. As you know the recommendations and mandatory guidelines, as they pertain to COVID-19, are ever changing. Carefully reviewing procedures to ensure the safety of all students is always our priority. During these difficult times, the administration team at San Jose Catholic School is dedicated to identifying the best safety protocols for our students, their families, and our staff. In order to adhere to current guidelines, while also providing excellence in education, we have made adjustments to our Return to School Plan. The adjustments have been made with the best interests of the students, their families, and our staff in mind.
What changes have been made to the Return to School Plan?
Attached you will find an updated Plan with the updates highlighted in yellow.
What factors necessitated the modifications to the Return to School Plan?
An increased number of enrolled students who are opting for On-Campus vs. the Innovative Learning Option
The social distancing/ mask mandates by local officials
The ability to contact trace in the event of a diagnosed COVID-19 case
The potential shortage of cleaning supplies combined with an increased need when students transition between classes and other areas of the school.
The recent spike in diagnosed COVID-19 cases in children
Current recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics on safely returning to school
What have we added to our learning environment?
We are encouraging teachers to use outdoor learning spaces. Students will be able to properly socially distance outdoors and will therefore be able to remove their masks.
Students in PreK 3, PreK 4, and Kindergarten will have clear table dividers.
Faculty and staff will be provided with clear face shields
How long will these changes be in effect for?
The Return to School Plan will continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
At this time, we expect the limited movement between classes to last the first quarter (nine weeks), at which point we will re-evaluate the safety of additional student movement.
Once again, we appreciate you entrusting your children to our care. Please know that it is our privilege and awesome responsibility to accompany you on this journey.
Every fall, tens of thousands of schools enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. During the fall and winter, schools will conduct spelling bee programs at the classroom, grade, and/or school level, and send their spelling champions to the next level of competition as designated by their local spelling bee sponsors.
All grades create science fair or Engineering Design projects for the school competition held in December. Diocesan Science Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8. Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8. Florida State Science Fair open to students in grades 6-8. Faculty Sponsors: Patrick Madigan and Carol Turner
Science fair is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. The results of each student’s research is presented in a school wide science fair–or sponsored local science fair– where the student’s efforts are displayed and where students are interviewed to determine scientific merit. Students who have been judged to have used the scientific method properly and who have demonstrated thoroughness in their studies and effort are awarded prizes and are advanced to compete in regional, state, national and international science fairs.
The overall goal of the science Fair is for the students to gain lifelong skills in the areas of critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication, and public speaking.
STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.