St. John School will move to a teacher-supported online learning model for the remainder of the school year, in keeping with state and Diocesan measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. This page will be updated for our families as students as new information becomes available.
COVID-19 Closure - Frequently Asked Questions
The last day of the school year is May 22, 2020. Individual teachers will include due dates for final assignments for teacher-supported online learning in their Google Classroom or Seesaw.
There will be drop off days on May 18, 19, and 26. Parents are asked to have all materials bagged and labeled with name/grade level. Drop off stations around campus will be organized by grade level, and parents are asked NOT to get out of cars when returning materials. Simply pull up and a faculty member will come to get materials from your car.
Beginning Monday, May 18, there will be a staff member in the main office from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm. Parents/visitors are asked to call the office before coming to campus.
Grades for all work done during the closure will still be posted to PlusPortals.
Report cards will be delivered to families during the final week of May. Families do not need to be available to receive report cards; they will be placed in mailboxes or a similar safe location.
Our school counselors are available via email to offer support to students who may need social/emotional support with all the changes happening in response to COVID-19. Please contact our counselors, Kellie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yvette Johnson at email@example.com, for support and resources.
No. The directives from state and local governments are clear that it is in the best interest of community health that all events that were originally scheduled during the closure be rescheduled. We will make every attempt to reschedule as many of our events as possible, and notify our school community of new dates when they are available.
No. Our St. John support organizations are also committed to doing what is in the best interest of our community, and will be observing the same directives as the school.
As more information becomes available abou tour return to school, we will update families about opportunities for service or adjustments to our Family Service Program.
If you would like to submit a question to be added to our FAQs, please enter it below. As soon as we have an answer, it will be included on this page and in our parent communications.
*If you have more than one student, please start at the drop off area that makes the most traffic sense so as not to have to back track, keeping in mind the normal carpool traffic flow.
Grade 3 - Grade 8: Elementary carpool concrete area between elementary school building and St. Clement Chapel - Please enter the driveway on the left side of the church and follow the signs.
Grade 9 - Grade 11 : Circle drive area behind the cafeteria along Price Street - Please enter the driveway on the right side of the cafeteria (nearest the high school building) and follow the signs.
Tuesday, May 19 from 1pm - 6 pm
Tuesday, May 26 from 7:30 - 12 (only for students who have make up work and may need materials past May 18 or May 19)
Students in grades 1 - 11 will continue to receive online instruction, assignments and assessments through May 13.
From May 13 - 22, teachers will focus on making sure that their students have completed all online assignments. Students who have completed all assigned work and have a satisfactory grade will receive review activities from their teachers.
If the fourth nine weeks grade is lower than the student's third nine weeks grade, the teacher will review the student's overall academic progress for the fourth nine weeks and look for areas of weakness. With a focus on individualized instruction and additional practice, the student will then be given the opportunity to redo the appropriate assignment(s) to improve the grade to the equivalent of the third nine weeks grade if he/she is interested in the extra opportunities.
The "last day" of the school year will be May 22.
Grades from assignments given during teacher-supported online learning will be used to calculate the 4th nine weeks grade for all students.
Final grades will be calculated as follows:
For students in grades 1-5, there will not be any changes to the way final grades are calculated.
Students in grades 6-12 will not take final exams, and their grades from the 3rd and 4th nine weeks will be averaged to calculate their grade for the second semester. Final averages for these students will still be calculated using the first and second semester grades.
Cherie Schlatre, Principal
St. John School
We have a short update for you today in light of recent developments regarding stay-at-home orders in response to COVID-19.
Today, our governor announced that the stay-at-home order that was set to expire on April 13 has been extended to April 30, following the recommendations of the federal government. Therefore, we will continue teacher-supported online learning through April 30. We will not return to school until that stay-at-home order has been lifted and state and local officials feel that it is safe for our students and faculty to be together on campus again. As difficult as this is for everyone, we know that this is in the best interest of all of our St. John family.
As we said in our last update, we rescheduled our Easter break for next week, April 6 - 13, and there will be no video classes or assignments due during that week. While we know it will not be the same without our 8th grade "Walk With Jesus" play or our senior "Living Way of the Cross" production, we hope you take the opportunity next week to draw your family closer in prayer during this Holy Week and Easter. Since we will not be able to celebrate as we traditionally do, we will share with you an online resource of Holy Week prayers, videos, and activities for your family. We continue to pray for healing and health for everyone in our community and the world and we look forward to the time when we can all be together again in celebration of the Lord's Resurrection.
As always, please reach out to us with any questions or concerns you have at this time. Communication is key, so if anyone has a question or concern with a class or an assignment, please contact the teacher or an administrator so that we can help. We are here to help support our families in this new way of learning - we are all in this together!
We hope this message finds you and your family safe and well. A lot has happened in the week since we left campus, and we invite everyone in our Eagle family to continue to join us in prayer for those struggling with sickness, death, instability, or uncertainty brought about by COVID-19.
The move to online classes has truly been a learning experience for us all, but one thing has not changed - we still believe that there is a place for education in our children's lives right now. While the coronavirus has changed many things, it has not changed the importance of learning, or our children's ability to learn. Our teachers are working extrememly hard learning new ways to teach and support our students and provide a sense of normalcy and structure in a time of great change in their lives. Still, we recognize we must approach online learning with balance and flexibility, and teachers are adjusting every day to make sure our students are getting what they need in a way that works for these unprecedented circumstances.
At this time, we have decided to make an adjustment to our school calendar for the coming weeks. Our Easter break was originally scheduled for April 10 - 17, but we have decided to reschedule it to the week of April 6 - 13. We encourage all of our families to use this Holy Week to draw more closely to the mystery of Christ's dying and rising so that when we return as a school community we do so with great joy and relief and are fully able to celebrate Christ's resurrection together. Additionally, we will have done three weeks of online learning at that point, and we feel a break will be necessary for everyone. No video classes will be held during that week and no assignments will be due. We will, however, continue to communicate with parents regarding our ability to return to campus, and update everyone on state and local directives that affect our school.
We are following the directives of our state and local officials with regards to stay-at-home orders, but we are still available for anyone who may need to pick up technology equipment to complete online assignments. Please call us to set up an appointment. There is also a tech support form on the COVID-19 Updates page of www.stjohnschool.org to get help with technology concerns.
Our school counselors are available if you feel your child needs social/emotional support during this time as well; Kellie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yvette Johnson at email@example.com to discuss the best options for your family.
We have begun to reach out to our families to check in. In the meantime, please know that we are open to feedback. Communication is key, so if anyone has a question or concern with a class or assignment, please contact the teacher or an administrator so that we can help. We are here to help support our families in this - we are all in this together!
Thank you for a great start to our online learning at St. John! We truly appreciate your cooperation picking up materials for your children this week. Now that online lessons have begun, we realize that some of our families may have decided that borrowing a Chromebook from school would make setting work routines or online activities easier to complete, so we will be checking out Chromebooks to families again on Thursday, March 19, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the school office. If anyone needs a Chromebook and is not able to make it to school during those hours, please contact us and we will figure out the best way to get you the equipment you need.
Cherie B. Schlatre, Principal
Dear St. John Families:
9th - 12th grade: high school building, enter through the glass doors and get all materials and textbooks from lockers; tables will also be set up in the hallway with additional materials for some courses
Cherie B Schlatre, Principal
Tech Support for Loaned Devices
If you or your student is having difficulty using a device borrowed from St. John School for teacher-supported online learning, please use the form below for help.