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Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch Update
If your child will be absent from school, please note the hot lunch policies for FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s.
For FreshLunches, please try to cancel your child’s meal as soon as possible. If you cancel by 10:00am two days prior to delivery, you will receive 100% credit for the meal in your FreshLunches account. If you cancel by 8:00am on the morning of delivery, you will receive 50% credit. After these deadlines, you will not receive any credit for your child’s meal. 
For Jersey Mike’s, there are no cancellations or refunds for any reason. 
For BOTH FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s, if you cannot cancel your child’s meal and you would like to pick it up from school, please contact Mitchell Lord in the front office by 11:00am to ask for the meal to be set aside. Otherwise, all meals for absent students will be given to teachers, coaches and students who forgot to bring lunch that day. 
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Lee at

Student Progress Reports

We have reached the midpoint of our first trimester, and parents are strongly encouraged to login to Schoology to view your children’s academic, effort and behavior progress. The grades that are posted will give you a snapshot of how your children are progressing in each of the subject areas. At St. Paul the Apostle School, we also see the importance of student effort and positive behavior in the classroom, and how this affects their academic progress and social-emotional learning. Please note any information that has been posted regarding these components as well. 
To clarify, Schoology is our new Learning Management System where students and parents have access to courses, assignments, and grades. Gradelink and Powerschool Learning are no longer being used. A Parent Access sheet on how to create a parent account and link your child has already been distributed to each student. You must have a Schoology Parent account to access your student’s courses and grades. If you are not yet familiar with Schoology, an information document has been created for you to help you navigate through Schoology and generate a student grade report. Please click on the link below to access it. If you have not received the parent access sheet or have any questions, please contact Enrique Lopez, our Director of Educational Technology at

Traffic Updates, Volunteer News…

    School Traffic Update  

Based on communication from our parent traffic chairs, room parents, and emails that were sent directly to the Administration; we feel it is time to revisit our MORNING drop-off procedures. We would like to take this opportunity to prepare for our upcoming Festival week drop-off, and at the same time use this alternate option. Many of you will recognize it as our pre-COVID drop-off procedure with a few slight modifications. We will be using this procedure for the upcoming two weeks, plus the Festival set-up week, and then we will follow up with a survey to all of our SPA families where you will be able to select which drop-off option you prefer. 


The following procedures will be used beginning Tuesday, September 7th:


  • Vehicles will not be driving on to campus for morning drop-off.
  • There will be two curbside drop-off locations; one on Selby Avenue in front of the school, and one on Ohio Avenue, just east of our church entrance on the south side of the street.
  • These two curbside drop-off locations will be overseen by parent volunteers who will open car doors and assist students with exiting the vehicles. Students will then walk directly into the front entrance on Selby Avenue, or through the gate on the east side of the church.
  • Students MUST exit on the passenger side of the car.
  • Parents of students from all grades may choose to park in the neighborhood and walk students into the front entrance on Selby Avenue, or through the gate on the east side of the church. 
  • Security officers will be positioned at the front entrance on Selby as well as at the crosswalk on Holman and Selby Avenues. There will also be a staff member on the church plaza. 
  • There is no crossing guard at the Ohio/Wilkins/Selby intersection. Therefore, there is NO DROP-OFF on the NORTH SIDE of OHIO. 
  • Drop-off procedures will begin at 7:15 a.m.  Upon arrival to campus, students will proceed to the playground where they will be supervised by school staff.
  • All students are expected to be on the playground by 7:50 a.m.  (This start time has been selected to avoid traffic conflicts with Emerson School, whose start time is 8:00 a.m.)
  • At 7:55 a.m., the bell will ring for students to proceed to their homeroom classrooms. 


NOTE: Afternoon pick-up procedures will remain the same as they are currently. Staggered dismissal times will remain in place.

Festival is right around the corner. The Festival Shift Sign-Up’s will be out soon. Super Exciting!! 2nd Grade also has Hot Lunch Duty during the month of October and November. Thank you for all those who have signed up already. Here is what you need to get ready to volunteer…

  • All volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID. If you are unvaccinated you must present a negative Covid test within 72 hours (or less) to each volunteering opportunitythey plan to fulfill at the school (e.g., traffic duty, playground, hot lunch, etc.)
  • You must be masked at all times while on campus. (no gators, please)
  • Please email Nurse Anderson your vaccine card or a negative Covid test at

Just a reminder that we need 100% volunteer participation for all volunteer opportunities.


Helpful Links


October Hot Lunch

November Hot Lunch

Weekly Covid Form


Welcome Back to School 2nd Grade!