Christen & Patrick (Benjamin - SJS Class of '17; MC Class of '21 & Elizabeth - SJS Class of '20, MC Class of '24):
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. In addition to her academic education continuing, the routine of attending classes, having homework, interacting with classmates and teachers, and especially praying together has been a source of stability and distraction from the constant unknown caused by the virus and subsequent quarantine. I didn't think I could think more highly of our SJS teachers and school, but I was wrong. The way they have so brilliantly continued on with educating and caring for our students well being is truly amazing and a testament to their commitment to their academic and spiritual calling. After 13 years at SJSl, this year of "lasts" has been emotional for us. Thank you for giving our family one more incredible FIRST at Saint Joseph School! We can never repay the gratitude we feel towards SJS for the care and education they have provided to our children. Our children's great successes have in large part been because of this incredible school.