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St. John the Baptist
Catholic School
12319 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-622-3076
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Principal's Note 6/1/21

Status of Plans for the 2021-22 School Year

SJB remains on track to open Aug. 31 for in-person school and to operate on a regular-schoolyear schedule. See the calendar here.

The school will continue to require mask-wearing, distancing, daily screening, and regular handwashing. Increased air ventilation and frequent cleaning will continue.

Students will stay in grade-level cohorts until vaccinations are available to children under age 12.

The requirement that students remain in grade-level cohorts means that the school cannot yet plan after-school community events like the Back to School Barbecue and Family Flix.

When vaccinations become available to younger children and the Archdiocese of Washington updates its current operations policy for Catholic schools, the parent-leaders on the SJB School Advisory Board and Home School Association will be notified that they can consider planning after-school community events in August and September.

Last week, the school was able to have an outdoor band concert for lower grades and its annual Field Day for all grades. Both events required extensive planning and constant supervision.

SJB will continue to look for ways to safely celebrate its Catholic identity and community in the new school year. Until vaccinations are available to all students, school events will look different from outside-the-school community events for vaccinated adults.

For More Community Information, See the Gold Folder

Please see the Gold Folder for more information on SJB community, events, and activities.

Please Return Chromebooks Monday, June 7

School-issued Chromebooks, laptops, and iPads should be returned to school on Monday, June 7. Distance learners who still need devices for the last week of school should make arrangements with the classroom teacher for drop-off. Please clean and charge the devices before returning them. 
 
Families who wish to borrow a device for summer work or tutoring should fill in this form: https://forms.office.com/r/4tLKFJh0uQ . Mrs. Irwin will make arrangements for picking up the devices if necessary.
 
Students may continue to use Clever to login to IXL and Microsoft 365. Here is the url to use Clever on your home computer: https://clever.com/in/sjbss.
 
If your computer has a webcam, the clever badges will work on your home computer as well.
 

Used Desktop Computers Available

The computer lab has gently used PCs available to the community on a first-come first-served basis. Please contact Mrs. Irwin (anne.irwin@sjbsilverspring.org) if you are interested in any of the following: 
 
  • Dell Optiplex 7010 PC (purchased in 2013)
  • Dell Optiplex 390 PC (purchased in 2012)
  • Keyboards
  • Monitors

Last School Day is June 11

The website pages for Summer Assignments and School Supplies will be updated on Friday, June 11, the last day of school.

Dismissal is 12 noon on Friday, June 11.

What's Coming Up

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

 

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