Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart.  1 Kings 3:9

Dear Saint Joseph School Families,

Happy Sunday! I wanted to share with you a recent article from the CDC entitled, The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall, which does a great job of summarizing national and international research about the pandemic’s effect on school-age children. In addition, I am pleased to report that diocesan leadership was recently commended by the Knox County Health Department after its review of the Re-entry Policies I sent out last week.

Even with encouraging articles and commendations of plans, we understand that some of our families have children or close family members who may be at higher risk of serious illness during these uncertain times. It is also true that we all may at some point have to enter quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19. For these reasons, Saint Joseph School will be offering a Remote Learning Option as we reopen this fall.

Remote Learning
We will be hosting a training session for online learners this coming Thursday, July 30th, from 1:00-2:00 pm. Please note that Remote Learning will begin on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020. This will allow teachers to focus on implementing our new health protocols during the first two days of school.

Lord God,
Grant us each a heart so wise and understanding
that we may know what is right for our children.
Keep us safe so that we may serve You
in the midst of the people You have chosen.
Amen.

How to Sign Up

  1. Pray
  2. Visit: SJS Fall 2020 Reopening
  3. Review the policies in our Remote Learning Plan and Academic and Technology Agreement
  4. Click on the Remote Learning Sign Up link and answer the survey Q’s
  5. Pray

We look forward to welcoming your children back on campus or greeting them online in the days to come!

God bless,
Mr. Andy Zengel

Mission Statement
Saint Joseph School, in cooperation with parents and parish communities, teaches and nurtures the Catholic faith. We are a school dedicated to academic excellence through a curriculum that promotes the growth of the whole child and service to others – a place where we are committed to:
“Holiness as a way of life.”