Second Semester Reminders

Second Semester Reminders
Posted on 01/13/2021
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(Jan. 13, 2021) The start of second semester begins on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 for St. Joseph Public School students. Traditional students will return to in-person learning five days a week. Virtual Academy students will also attend classes online five days a week.

Safety protocols will be strictly enforced for returning students. Students will continue to have assigned seats on buses and in classrooms. Maintenance workers and school custodians will clean frequently touched surfaces throughout the day and conduct overall cleanings at the end of every day. 

With all the precautions the district will take, it is important everyone do their part to stay safe:

  • Wear a mask. Don’t leave home without one and wear it properly, covering mouth and nose
  • Watch your distance/avoid close contact
    Wash hands often
  • Listen to your body. Loss of taste and/or smell is an indicator you may be positive for COVID-19

The return to in-person learning, five days a week, was based on data. The safety of students and staff was considered a top priority in the decision-making process. Parents should have an alternate plan in place for their child if the district should transition to remote learning based on an increased infection rate in the St. Joseph community. The district will continue to work with the St. Joseph Health Department, MOSAIC Life Center and guidance from the CDC as it monitors the number of cases in the district.

SJSD is committed to monitoring the educational, health and safety needs of students and staff. “We know this year has had its challenges. We appreciate the patience of our parents, students and staff,” Dr. Doug Van Zyl, Superintendent stated. 

Parent/Guardian Reminders:
  • If your child rides the bus, please be patient as bus pick-ups and drop-offs may be slightly delayed.
  • Students must wear a mask when boarding and keep it on during the route.
  • Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up may take a little longer than expected. Please be patient and plan accordingly.

New Quarantine Procedures/Scenarios

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