While our physical school building may be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, we have not missed a beat and our virtual learning is going strong! All of our classes, from the Early Childhood Program through Grade 8, have been engaged in remote learning since Monday, March 16 which will continue for the remainder of the school year. We are teaching new material, not simply reviewing prior material as other schools are doing.
Students are attending synchronous classes on Zoom, watching teacher videos, using Google Classroom and other websites, written packets, and many other resources are being shared with families to ensure that our students are continuing with their learning. These virtual learning techniques can be implemented on a moments next should the need arise in the future.
We are saddened at the thought of not seeing our beloved students, families and friends in person in the coming weeks. There are many treasured school traditions and events that will be impacted by this closure, from the May Procession, to Field Day, to graduation and moving on ceremonies. Please know that we are working on alternative ways that we can create fun and memorable experiences for all of our students this spring ... (click to read more)
Our school is engaging in remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the Coronavirus. We have posted lots of resources on the Parents Blog (link above), including videos from our librarian, Mrs. Tremblay, our art teacher, Mr. McGaw, our Music teacher, Mrs. Burton, our Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Condon and our Spanish teacher, Mrs. Connerty. Regular classroom teachers have been in touch with their students regarding remote learning materials and schedules.
We are ready for anything next year brings! We are able to go back and forth between in-class and remote learning on a day's notice should that be necessary. We would love the opportunity to answer your questions about next year's enrollment.
Please contact our school administrator, Mrs. Alayne Flynn, at email@example.com to schedule a virtual shadow day for you and your child!
Dr. Sullivan hosts a coffee hour with parents each Thursday morning on Zoom for the remainder of the school year. Please join and share with Dr. Sullivan and the teachers how remote learning is working for your child(ren). Each coffee hour is an open discussion and a great opportunity to raise questions, comments, compliments and suggestions. All are welcome even families wanting more information about SJS!
Registration for the 2020-21 school year for all school families, ECP through Grade 8 is now open! We hope that your family will remain a part of our Saint Joseph School family next year! Please click here for more information and links to the registration materials. Please contact Dr. Sullivan or Mrs. Flynn at 781-245-2081 with any questions.
Please also review this letter about the roll out of our RENWEB/FACTS electronic registration for 2020-21. Additional information will be provided when this system is available.
We feel so fortunate that our boys are at St. Joseph School, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic when schools had to shutter their doors. We got the notice on a Friday that we’d be transitioning to remote learning and by Monday morning our teachers had online school up and running with an organized and full schedule. From 8:30am until 1pm, our middle school boys are engaged in scheduled online classes using Zoom and google classroom.
We couldn't be more impressed and frankly proud of how quickly and seamlessly SJS transitioned the middle school to online learning. When news of the shutdowns came on Friday, March 13, by 6:00PM the parents received an email from the school that included the process and schedule for online learning set to begin Monday, March 16 at 8:30AM. Without missing a beat, my Grade 8 student has continued planned learning on a defined schedule & in a virtual classroom environment with her teachers and classmates present.
I am thoroughly impressed by the virtual online learning of St. Josephs. This transition to online learning was so streamlined! The students did not miss a beat! The students have continued their online education, learning new material, taking tests and completing projects, all while having daily Zoom lessons from day 1! I believe that this demonstrates the commitment this amazing staff has to our children. These teachers are committed, teaching the whole child while connecting to us families. This is done each and everyday. This effort speaks volumes!
Even without our school being open we are receiving videos & lessons from all of our specialist teachers. All of my children enjoy listening to music with Mrs. Burton, watching art class with Mr. McGaw, listening to Mrs. Trembly reach library stories. I am thankful that: That the 5th grade meets daily thru Zoom with both of their teachers. It helps James connect to his classmates & allows him to continue to learn new material. My Kindergartener can watch videos of Mrs. D reading stories & teaching her lessons.
We would just like to say how very impressed we are with how quickly Saint Joseph's reacted once the school shutdown was announced. We have children at all levels of schooling, (Grades 3, 5, 11, and college freshman) and they are all participating in remote learning. And we can say with great confidence that Saint Josephs, and Mrs. Ellis in particular, is doing a wonderful job making sure that the kids are continuing to learn, staying connected, and maintaining a healthy school routine and schedule.
I have always admired how incredibly loving and talented the teachers at Saint Joseph School are. They view their role not as a job, or a career, but rather as a vocation. Their love and commitment shines through in everything that they do and that has been true every single day of the eight years that my son Sean has attended this school. This has never been more true, though, than in the last several weeks. Each and every teacher has worked, and continues to work, incredibly hard to adjust their teaching strategies to maximize the learning of our children virtually.
I want to take this time and say a huge thank you to all of you for doing an amazing job with the remote learning and keeping your students on track and engage in there school work. Most of all keeping them on a routine every day which has made this Stay at Home so much easier to deal with.. I just want all of you to know how much we miss you and how much we appreciate everything your doing for our children. God Bless be safe stay healthy!
My daughter did not miss 1 day of school. We found out SJS was closing on a weekend and by Monday afternoon a plan was in place, packets were sent home and Zoom classes started. It was amazing to see such an impressive switch so quickly. My friends' kids at other schools did not start remote learning for weeks. As a working mom, I don't know what I would have done those first few weeks without structure and keeping her routine as normal as possible in this scary time. Thank you SJS!