September 2 Newsletter

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

One week is in the books, and what a great week it was.  Having the students and staff back in the building is a breath of fresh air.  It will be a year of firsts, lasts, and opportunities, and we all look forward to growing together throughout the school year.  We are Blue Jays.

As I am sure, most of you know we were thrown a curveball this week, with the sudden resignation of our Spanish Teacher.  I wanted to let all of you know that this will not deter us from finding a solution to this issue for the coming school year.  At this time, this is where we stand moving forward..

We have an interview with a potential candidate scheduled for Tuesday.  However, we are not going to hire someone to simply fill a void, but someone that fits our parish and school family, while ensuring they are capable of challenging our students and allowing them the opportunity to expand their Spanish knowledge.  If this person cannot be found

Our second option will be to provide our students with a self-paced online course, provided by the Diocese, paid for by the school and parish, led by a teacher, and monitored by an individual in the classroom to help the students as much as possible, while ensuring the students are working to complete their course.  Taking time in early 2017 to leave no stone unturned looking in every possible corner to locate the best teacher for the 2017-2018 School Year for our students and family.

This is not the dream scenario we envisioned for the start of school, but pray that whatever decision is made is with the best intentions of the students and school in mind.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Below you will find Registration Information, Lunch Account Information, Homecoming Guidelines, Football Tickets, a 5K, Mum Sale, Kewpee Cups, and School Pictures.

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/

Reminder – No School Monday, for Labor Day.  Have a great three-day weekend.  Jostens will be at school Friday morning to speak with Seniors about Graduation Items and Freshman about Class Rings.

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

Our new online Registration System, One View, is up and running and available for you to begin using.  Please understand there will be some issues to work out as we continue to streamline this process.  In the meantime, we hope this helps make your lives a little easier and opens another avenue of communication and technology, between the school and families.

The attachment below will walk you through the process, step by step.  This information was sent home through the mail as well.  However, with this being new to everyone, if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

OneView Parent Letter

Instructions for Creating an Account in OneView

Online Lunch Account Payment System

This year we will be moving to an online system that allows you to place money on your student(s) lunch account, without the need to write a check or send money with them to school.  The option of writing a check and sending it with your child is still available, including the convenience of paying online.

The attachment below will walk you through the process, step by step.  This information was sent home through the mail as well.  However, with this being new to everyone, if you should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Lunch Account Letter

School Pictures

Picture Day is coming and will take place, for the Junior High and High School on Thursday, September 15.  If you would like to order your pictures online, please visit https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and enter the Picture Day ID: AW016506Y0.

If you have any questions please let us know.

Football Season Tickets

Blue Jay football fans can purchase a season ticket to watch their favorite football team play during the 2016 season.  Cost of a reserved seat is $35.  Several reserved seats are still available, call the High School office 419-692-5371 ext.1137, or stop at the High School office to reserve your seat.  If you already have reserved seats and have not picked up your tickets, please pick them up in the High School office.

PTO Mum Sale

PTO is conducting their annual Mum Sale.  More details are attached below.

PTO Mum Flyer

Vancrest 5K

Vancrest would like to invite you to help kick off their Grandparents Day festivities with a 5K on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  This is a great way to bring some smiles to the resident’s faces.  Please see attachment for registration and details.

Vancrest 5K

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

Kewpee Cups

St. John’s Kewpee Cups are now available.  Stop by the Kewpee to support your favorite Blue Jays.

Should you have any questions about any of the above-mentioned changes, please do not hesitate to ask.

Good luck to all the St. John’s students, that are competing this weekend in one way or another, bring home a win, as you have already made the Blue Family so proud of you.

Go Jays and God Bless,

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