August 12th Newsletter

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s) and Students:

We are at the two-week mark before the start of school and are excited about the building coming alive again with the return of the students and staff.  We want to ensure you have all the information necessary to make this transition as smooth as possible.  Attached below you will find the changes that have been made to the Student Handbook, the Teacher Supply List, Registration Information, Youth Group Information, Cross Country Information, Homecoming Guidelines, and the Footwear Options for the Junior High.  Please remember that if you should have any questions, do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in the office, our goal is not to make this more challenging, but rather make your back to school shopping and transition to the 2016-17 school year as smooth as possible.

Thank you for all of your help and support as we institute these changes.  Without your faith in St. John’s, we would not be able to accomplish our mission.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

We would like to congratulate our Competition Cheer Team, their coaches, and choreographer, for all their hard work up to this point in the season.  The team has been amazing so far this year finishing first at a number of competitions and even qualifying for Nationals in Florida.  Congratulations and keep up the great work.

Weekly Calendar

Please refer to http://delphosstjohns.org/hs-calendar/ for the most up-to-date information about the happenings taking place in the Junior High and High School.

For Athletic Information please follow this link http://delphosstjohns.org/sports-calendar/

Junior High Footwear Dress Code

Below you will find the shoe selections for your Junior High student(s).  We highly recommend you purchase shoes from one of the options pre-selected for you from Shoe Carnival in Lima or Shoe Carnival online.  You can also order shoes at the store if they would be out of stock.  If you purchase shoes outside of these options, we cannot guarantee they will meet the uniform guidelines.  Which may result in disciplinary action.

If you have any questions the sales clerks at Shoe Carnival will have the list of the pre-approved shoes, please do not hesitate to ask.  We hope this makes it easier for our families with your back to school shopping and eliminates the questions as to what footwear is appropriate.

Shoe Carnival will be hosting a Catholic School shopping party event, which will be held on August 13 with an additional one planned on August 27.  Both days the store will be open 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM.  The customer will receive 30% off their in-store purchase, with the flyer below.  If they would be out of a specific shoe or size, they will order for you through the store and still honor the 30% discount along with free shipping to your home.  Be sure to check the Thursday ads in the newspaper for special offers and coupons.  Retail Me Not is a great app that can also provide a discount, visit Shoe Carnival online for printable coupons, or show your phone when checking out.  A $5.00 coupon is attached below.

The following question has been raised, “will these shoes be allowed for High School students,” and the answer is yes.  Not only will they be allowed for High School students this school year, Junior High students will be allowed to wear these options as they enter High School as well.

At this time, we are examining extending this policy to the High School for the 2017-18 School Year.  More details will follow at the end of the school year.

Junior High Uniform Shoe Selection

Shoe Carnival 30%

Shoe Carnival Coupon

Student Handbook Changes

Below you will find the abbreviated changes that have been made to the Student Handbook for the 2016-17 School.  Please be sure to read the entire Handbook, when it comes home after registration, for the complete descriptions.  Your help is instrumental in ensuring the policies and guidelines outlined are achieved.

2016-17 Handbook Changes

Student Supply List

Attached below you will find the supply list for your student(s), and the classes they are enrolled in.  If you do not see a teacher your child has on this list, then there are no supplies they will need to have or they will be informed of anything they need on the first day of school.

Supplies for 2016-17 School Year

St. John’s Junior High/High School Registration 2016-17 School Year

Please refer to the attached letter, which will provide you with a detailed description of what will take place and will be needed during registration.

The registration dates and times are as follows…

Tuesday, August 16th            7th Grade from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 16th            8th Grade from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17th        Freshman from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17th        Sophomores from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 18th            Juniors from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 18th            Seniors from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Parking Permit Application

Registration Letter to Parents 2016-17

Youth Group – Prayer – Encountering God

Come and join students from the Franciscan University of Steubenville on August 13-14 as they provide us some formation in prayer and living the Christian life.  On Saturday, at 11:00 AM in the Ministry Center, there will be a discussion on prayer, what it is, how we can do it well, and why it is important in our lives today.

Kathleen Wreede, 2012 alumnae of Delphos St. John’s, along with classmates from Franciscan University of Steubenville, will be hosting a get together for any Junior High or High School student.  The date is Saturday, August 13 at 7:00 PM at Landeck in the church basement.  There will be pizza, a movie, and a talk on vocations.  All are welcome to attend!!

Homecoming Guidelines

The Homecoming Guidelines have not changed from last year.  The U.S. Bishops state that “as Christians we should dress in a modest manner, wearing clothing that reflect our reverence for God and that manifest our respect for the dignity of the liturgy and for one another.”  I do wish that you exercise modesty and sound judgments as you shop for dresses, this summer and fall.  I understand the challenges we face, adhering to our Catholic Faith while trying to shop in an environment that does not always share our beliefs.  However, know that your help is greatly appreciated in supporting the message that we work to accomplish together each day.

Homecoming Guidelines

Cross Country Team

If there is any Junior High or High School student still interested in running Cross County this fall there is still time to join the team.  They are especially looking for one more Junior High boy to run so they can have a full Junior High Boys Team.  Any questions or interested in running please contact Coach Steve Hellman at 419-233-1870.

Cross Country Stats

The Cross Country Team is looking for a Junior High or High School student that would be interested in helping the Cross Country Team this fall with doing stats at the cross country meets.  If you are interested, please contact Coach Steve Hellman at 419-233-1870.

Should you have any questions about any of the above-mentioned changes, please do not hesitate to ask.  We want nothing more than to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your student(s).

Have a wonderful weekend.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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