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2021 – 2022 School Supplies

We are excited to announce that we will again be offering online ordering from School Toolbox for school supplies for the 2021-22 school year.  

www.schooltoolbox.com

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.

2021 – 2022 PreK-3 – Kindergarten School Supply List

2021 – 2022 1st Grade – 5th Grade School Supply List

2021 – 2022 Middle School Supply List

Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair:

  • Ella Hodgett & Riley Clark – 8th Grade
  • Megan Porkert – 8th Grade
  • Karla Flores – 8th Grade
  • Evan Main & Walter Pacheco – 8th Grade
  • Tabitha Dooley – 8th Grade
  • Mila Avera – 8th Grade
  • Thomas Cratem & Carolin Kartsonis – 8th Grade
  • Kasey Gjoka – 7th Grade
  • Anne Marie Suvoski – 7th Grade

They all did very well and several of them placed in their division and won special awards:

  • Botany 1st Place – Anne Marie Suvoski
  • Chemistry 3rd Place & OES award- Mila Avera
  • Chemistry 2nd Place & OES award – Kasey Gjoka
  • Engineering 4th Place (tie)- Tabitha Dooley
  • Engineering 4th Place (tie) – Evan Main & Walter Pacheco
  • Environmental Science 2nd Place & OES Award – Karla Flores
  • Environmental Science 1st Place & OES award – Thomas Cratem & Caroline Kartsonis
  • Physics & Astronomy 4th Place – Megan Porkert

We also wish a special congratulations to the following individuals for the following achievements:

  • Florida Association of Science Teachers Award – an award granted to one teacher based on the essay of a student – Mrs. Pascual – essay written by Kasey Gjoka
  • Inspiring Excellence Award – for excellence in inspiring STEM education and promoting NEFRSEF – Mrs. Pascual
  • Broadcom Masters nomination (national essay competition) – Thomas Cratem & Caroline Kartsonis
  • Advancing to State Competition- Thomas Cratem & Caroline Kartsonis

Testing Reminders 2021

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.

Family Tips

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! 

Return to School Plan 2020

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. 

Blessings.

Fr. Remek Blaszkowski & Jenny Studer

Spelling Bee

Open to Students in grades 5 – 8

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.

Faculty Sponsor: Kate Olinto