Request for Yearbook Photos

The students on the Yearbook Committee are hard at work compiling this year’s beautiful yearbook, and they need your help!  Please send photos (preferably, group photos) of our 7th graders in action for the 7th grade page to yearbook@sp-apostle.org.  Make sure to specify “7th grade” in your email’s title.  The committee would like to receive the photos by January 31st.

Jr. High Dance POSTPONED

Updated 1/13/22: The dance has been TENTATIVELY rescheduled for January 28th.  For the moment, please save that date while we await further information and confirmation from the school administration.

We regret to inform you that the school has postponed the upcoming Junior High Dance, originally scheduled for Friday, January 7th. It is hoped that the dance can be rescheduled for a later date.  More information will be forthcoming from the administration in January. We trust that you have been enjoying the holidays with your families, and we wish you all the best for a safe and healthy 2022!

Hot Lunch Duty, December and January

December and January are Hot Lunch Volunteer months for 7th Grade!  FreshLunches and Jersey Mike’s provide a dedicated server, but a parent volunteer helps move the lunch lines quickly so that all students have time to eat. It is also a great way to get a peek into your student’s daily routine at school, and you can sign up even if your student does not buy hot lunch!

 

Please volunteer to help by signing up through the Sign-Up Genius links for DECEMBER and JANUARY.  Our shift is from 12:45-1:45pm.  Thank you!

Procedures for Picking Students Up During School Hours

If you are picking up your student during the school day for appointments or other reasons, please follow this procedure.
1. Email your homeroom teacher and Nurse A ahead of time. For upper grades, you may also email your teacher for the class(es) your student is missing if you know the schedule.
2. Remind your student to go to Nurse A’s office before the time of pickup.
3. About 10 minutes before arriving, call Mitchell at the front office so he can inform Nurse A.
4. When you arrive at school, please drive up to the playground gate.
5. Let the guard know you are picking up your student from Nurse A and give your student’s name.
6. Wait for your student near the playground gate.

Catholic High School Information

CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

(Last Updated 1/9/22)

New! Louisville Posting

 

Dear 7th Grade Parents,

Please find below links to 12 Catholic Schools in the greater Los Angeles area. In an effort to keep the calendar of events for each school easy to find and the posting of requested event details by Ms. Danielski and Ms. Alessi, we have created an information page for each school. As new dates, events, and information is passed along to us, it will be posted on this page. Check them often, as well as high school websites for more details and updates.

Any question, feel free to reach out to us.

7th Grade Room Parents,

Jess and Allison

CLICK SCHOOL LINK BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS

 

 

Administration Message Regarding Progress Reports & Schoology

  • 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 elopez@sp-apostle.org.

Hot Lunch Policies

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 Hot Lunch Chair Liz Lee at lizkwon@gmail.com

High School Night Cancelled

Unfortunately, the in-person High School Night that was scheduled for October 25th has been cancelled.

Volunteering/Sign ups

For the health and safety of our SPA community, and in order to be compliant with our Covid- 19 guidelines, we need your help.

When signing up for any on-campus volunteering (hot lunch, playground, traffic, etc), please sign-up with the name on your vaccination card, as well as your child’s last name if it differs from your cardDo not sign-up using your child’s name.  

Week of September 6th

We hope that the continued transition to daily in person learning is going smoothly for all of you.  We have a couple quick reminders for you.

First, October is Traffic Duty for 7th Grade.  Please remember that traffic duty is mandatory.  Each family needs to sign up for a weekly shift.  Families with twins need to sign up for 2 shifts.  Please utilize this sign up genius LINK to sign up for your shift.  

Second, ALL volunteers, including those for traffic duty AND festival, need to submit either: (a) proof of vaccination, or (b) proof of a negative Covid test result within 72 hours prior to each volunteering opportunity.  Please email your required documents to Nurse A at nursesoffice@sp-apostle.org as soon as possible.   

Third, festival is right around the corner! Please see the festival page for all of the latest and greatest.  Festival booth sign ups will be circulated next week.  Please send Nurse A your vaccination card (or an email stating your intention to provide test results) PRIOR to signing up for festival shifts.  If she does not have that information, your festival shifts may be deleted and you will have to sign up again.

Fourth, per Ms. BJ’s September 2nd email, next week morning traffic procedures will essentially revert to those used pre-Covid, with some slight modifications.  After Festival, the administration will survey parents to gather their opinions regarding morning traffic procedures.  

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

  • Vehicles will NOT drive onto campus for morning drop-off.
  • There will be two curbside drop-off locations: (1) Selby Avenue in front of the school, and (2) South side of Ohio Avenue, just east of the church entrance.  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 through 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.