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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
Apr
27

Principal's Note 5/5/21

Dear SJB Families,

I am writing today with a time-frame for end-of-school-year events and a framework for the 2021-22 school year. 

Below you will see a list of events and activities from now until the last day of school. More information on class picnics and Field Day will come from your child's classroom teacher and go up on the Gold Folder.

Summer assignments and school-supply lists will be posted on the website by Tuesday, June 15.

The Plan for Next School Year

Our plan at SJB is to have school entirely in-person in 2021-22.  We will not offer distance learning as an option.
 
Here are our current expectations for the next school year:
 
  • Masks will be required.
  • Students will remain in grade-level cohorts while teachers move from classroom to classroom.
  • We will practice distancing and regular handwashing.
  • We will ensure that there is clean air filtration and strong ventilation. Morning screenings will occur in homerooms instead of on the parking lot.
  • Grade-level groups may visit the art room and library on a limited schedule.
  • Music will return to SJB classes.
  • Regular Spanish classes will return to classes from Kindergarten through 4th grade. Spanish will continue in 5th through 8th grades.
  • We will offer catered lunch, but we won't have Thursday Hot Lunch or large assemblies.
  • We will adjust our plan for the 2021-22 school year as new information becomes available, and we will continue to adjust the plan at the end of each quarter.
  • We will continue to consult the health department school contact-tracing team when there are positive cases in our SJB community. Students will be able to shift to distance learning if there is a required period of isolation or quarantine.
  • We will try our best to continue to provide specific communication about what's happening and what's coming.
 
Many details of the 2021-22 school year plan will be worked out over the summer. Government and church policies may affect some of our plans.
 
Still, we think it's important that we share our current framework for the next school year with the families that have stuck with us through the current school year.
 
Thank you for your enduring support for SJB.
 
Brian Blomquist
Principal

 

May Crowning is Wednesday, May 12

The annual May Crowning procession will take place at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 12. 

It's tradition that students bring flowers and wear white or navy blue shirts for the May Crowning procession.

Instead of having the ceremony and prayer service in the church, the crowning of Mary and the prayer service will take place outside this year.

Here's what's coming at SJB:

Friday, May 7

Tag Day for clean water wells in South Sudan (suggested donation $1 to $2)

Wednesday, May 12 

      8th Grade Pictures 9:30 am

      May Crowning 10:30 am

May 10-13 Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 19  Outside Living Rosary 11 am

May 24-26  8th Grade Exams 

                  Monday 8:20 LA Literature      12:30 Social Studies

                  Tuesday 8:20 Science             12:30 Spanish

                  Wednesday 8:20 LA English     11:30 Math

Thursday, May 27   8th Grade Make-ups    

Friday, May 28  Field Day & 12 Noon Dismissal

    9:00-10:00 am        Activities Preschool to Grade 3 

    10:15-11:15 am      Activities Grades 4-7

    11:30 am                School Relay Race

    12 Noon                  Dismissal 

Saturday, June 5   8th Grade Graduation 10 am

June 7-10   Final Exams Grades 5-7

FINAL EXAMS

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Monday, June 7

Math

Language Arts

Language Arts

Social Studies

Tuesday, June 8

Language Arts

Math

Science

Spanish

Wednesday, June 9

 

 

Math

Thursday, June 10

Make-ups

Make-ups

Make-ups

 

Friday, June 11 

     Last Day of School

     11 am Prayer Service

     12 Noon Dismissal

 

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