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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076

Gold Folder/ School Activities

School Pictures Are Available

Go to this flyer to find out how to view and order student pictures.


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Here's the band concert flyer with Zoom link

Parish Food Drive Dec. 5 & Dec. 19

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Main & Market Lunch Orders Suspended

Main & Market is suspending lunch operations at the end of November and will not take orders for December, January, or February. Main & Market is planning to resume operations in March.

This means that, beginning in December, parents will need to send a bag lunch with their child to St. John the Baptist. 

The pandemic has hurt Main & Market's business, which includes catering and restaurants. 

Here is the SJB Online Calendar, which has up-to-date information on holidays, vacation dates, no-school dates, and school events.

Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Deadline is Dec. 4

To apply, go into your TADS account and select financial assistance. Awards for the 2021-22 school year announced in March. Families must apply for Archdiocesan assistance now to be considered for parish assistance later in the spring.


SJB Open House Season Begins

Saint John the Baptist Catholic School’s open house season for prospective families has begun.  Because of COVID-19, activities for prospective families meeting and interacting with current students will be conducted a little differently this year.  Word of mouth is often the best way to promote to the school. If you know a family that might be interested in the school, please pass on the SJB open house information:
  • October 20: Recorded tours were made available on the SJB website. Links for the virtual tours are available: SJB PreK and SJB School
  • November 30: Applications Open for School Year 2021-22 
  • December 8 at 6 pm: Parents interested in SJB for their children meet online with current SJB parents to talk about the school and community. Please sign up here if you are willing to be one of the parent hosts of this online meeting.
  • February 1: Prospective students and parents meet with current SJB students and parents.
  • March 8: Community presentation for families.


What Are The Rules on Wearing a Mask At Recess?

Students are expected to follow two essential safety rules at all times: 

  1. Wear masks
  2. Stay six feet apart
Even at recess and during PE, students must wear masks. A student may remove a mask only when a teacher has given the student specific permission to remove it. Students may ask the adult supervising them if it's OK to take a mask break. A teacher may allow a mask break if it's safe according to the following conditions:
  • students are outside
  • students are seated or still
  • students are spaced more than 6 feet
  • students stay under the supervision of the teacher who gave permission 

Students may not make their own determination that it's OK to remove a mask.

What Are the Guidelines for Morning Screeners?

Here are the guidelines followed by staff members who take student temperatures each morning:

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Order SJB Face Masks...
Milk & Lunch Orders
Please see the attached order forms for milk and Main & Market daily lunch. To order milk, call the office at 301-622-3076 or send a completed form to or

Shop with Amazon Smile & Help SJB Raise Money

Use Amazon Smile when shopping and help SJB raise money.

Go to Amazon Smile and select St. John the Baptist School in Silver Spring as your charitable organization.

Click on the icon to go to the SJB Amazon page.


Parents must complete the parish-verification form and send it to the school office to request the lower Catholic tuition rate and/or parish tuition assistance.

Thank you for completing enrollment. An accurate enrollment projection improves planning for the next school year. 

School Directory Accessible on Portal App

The school directory is accessible to families through the password-protected Parent Portal and the Parent Plus app on their phones. School parents may view the directory by staff, student, or parent.


SJB Website in VietnameseTrang web SJB bằng tiếng Việt

SJB Website in SpanishSitio web de SJB en español

SJB Website Available in Amharic: SJB dirit’abīya be’āmarinya
Please Drive Carefully in the Neighborhood
Please drive slowly and remember our neighbors as you come and leave at drop-off and pick-up time. 
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Box Tops Have Gone Digital

Just a reminder that the Box Tops for Education program is now digital. With the Box Tops app, snap a picture or email the Box Top to give SJB credit and $$$. 

To download the mobile app, just search for Box Tops for Education (in the App store). 

  • Register to support SJB
  • In the app, take a picture of your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and it will automatically add your Box Tops to SJB's earnings
  • Or email online receipts to from the linked email address registered to the Box Tops app
Traditional box tops are still eligible if they aren't expired yet, so keep collecting.

SJB Now on Instagram

If you are on Instagram, follow us at sjbsilverspring.

Class Information Posted on Portal

Homework assignments are typically posted each afternoon by 4:00 pm.

To see what's coming up, go to the class summary. Look for your child's name and then look to select the Classroom tab to the right. Select the name of the class from the drop-down list, and then select Class Page. You should see Class SummaryAnnouncementsFiles, and Links.

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Parents, are you on Facebook? We are!

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SJB Athletics is on Facebook. Visit and "like" the SJB Athletics Facebook page to receive more timely information about registration, events and opportunities to participate in SJB Athletics. 


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