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​ACADEMICS

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CALENDAR
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NEWSLETTER
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STUDENT
HANDBOOK
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POWERSCHOOL
CLASS DOJO
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  • What Makes Us Unique
    We limit each class to 24 students to maintain a more individualized learning environment. Saint Joseph Catholic School and Church have close ties to the community around us by providing health fairs, community dinners, adult education classes, as well as many other forms of outreach. We offer an AM and PM transportation program thanks to the Saint Mary's Heritage Fund of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. Seasonal sports program begins in 5th grade. We offer 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and an after school snack. Through our Parish, depending on the schedule for the semester, parents may take classes such as: • Adult Faith Formation • Citizenship • ESL • PowerSchool • Spanish Classes • Technology
  • Daily Schedule
    AM Arrival Call in sick or tardy students by 8:15 am 7:05 - Bus arrival and doors open 7:05 - 7:25 - Jr. High Breakfast 7:30 - Tardy bell rings. If the gate is closed, parents must go to the office with students and sign in tardy arrivals. 7:35 - k-5 breakfast -Jr High Academics begin 8:00 - Grades K-5 Academics begin 11:00 - K-2 Lunch 11:30 - 3rd-5th Lunch 11:45 - Preschool Lunch 12:00 - 6th-8th Lunch Dismissal 2:30 - Bus loads and departs 2:30 - K-8 Car riders called to cars with family dismissal number Cars show your pickup number daily All children must be picked up by 3 pm 3:00 - 5:00 - After School Care If your child is leaving before dismissal, please call the office before noon
  • Absences & Appointments
    Parents or guardians are required to contact the school office, 260-432-4000 (main) or (mobile) 260-498-0977, to report student absences by 8 a.m. If parents plan on picking up students before dismissal, please pick up your children by 2 pm. Unexcused early departures count the same as a tardy and therefore 3 unexcused early departures result in a ½ day absence. Parents are required to send a note, email, or call the office to request an early dismissal. If you have an unexpected circumstance and need to call in an early pickup, we request you do so before noon. The adult picking up the student is required to come to the school office and sign the student out. If a student returns that same day, before returning to class, he/she must check in at the office accompanied by an adult. Once tardies or unexcused absences total 7 missed days a child is considered a habitual truant. The school understands that at elementary ages, attendance is the responsibility of the parent on behalf of the child and often there are greater issues that impact a child’s learning and attendance. The school will therefore first report to the YMCA Status Offender Court Alternative Program (SOCAP) as SOCAP is a resource for a family in need of support. Unexcused absences include but are not limited to Incomplete immunization records before the first day of school Absence due to loss of bus privilege Vacation during calendar school days Take your child to work day Unapproved absence Head lice infestation Notification to parents: Parents will be notified after 5 unexcused absences are accumulated. The above notification will remind the family that 2 more unexcused absences or tardies will result in notification to SOCAP of the multiple unexcused absences. The school will file a Delinquency Affidavit with SOCAP. The family will receive a court hearing and appearance letter after SOCAP is notified. The parent & child identified as a “habitual truant” is then reviewed for the year regarding his or her attendance record. Students with excessive absences may be placed on an attendance contract as deemed necessary by the principal. Further review of a child’s attendance record may result in placement in another school should attendance continue to be an issue.
  • Delays & Closings
    You can view delays and closings here. Please remember that the school notifies Wane15 for any delays and or cancellations. Saint Joseph ALWAYS sends information to the News Stations by 6am. REMEMBER: we are listed as SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC FORT WAYNE. You can also check Class Dojo or Facebook for delays and or cancellation updates.
  • Ordering Uniform & Spirit Wear
    Uniforms can be ordered at Schoolbelles. Our school code is S2594. The Schoolbelles store is located at the: 6315 N Keystone Ave. Indianapolis, Indiana 46220 For more information please call 317-255-5275 or the school office at 260-432-4000 Contact our office to order Spirit Wear. Click here to view our order page!
  • Uniform Schedule
    Mass Uniforms - Wednesday: - K - 5th grade Friday: PK - 8th grade Polo Uniforms: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Girls Jumper with button down shirt skirt or pants with tie and button down shirt Boys Tie with button down white shirt with pants St. Joseph Catholic School polos Shorts may be worn during 1st and 4th quarter School sweaters are the only warm layer approved during school. Other jackets, sweaters and hoodies may only be worn before and after school. Click here to purchase uniforms from Schoolbelles. Use our school code s2594
  • Cafeteria
    We are a CEP School. This means breakfast and lunch are FREE to ALL students always. Click here for more info. Adult fee - $5 Parents and/or Students: If you are interested in being on the Wellness Committee, please contact the school office at 260-432-4000. This program is a FNS nutrition assistance program and follows the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement. ​ Mia Gray - Cafeteria Office (260) 432-4000 Ext. #360 Email: mgray@saintjosephcatholicfw.org
  • Bus Transportation
    We offer an AM and PM transportation program thanks to the Saint Mary's Heritage Fund of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. BUS STOPS: AM & PM TIMES Bishop Luers @ 6:20AM & 4:05PM Hannah & McKinnie @ 6:25AM & 3:59PM Rennaisance YMCA @ 6:31AM & 3:51PM Stophlet & Nelson @ 6:44AM & 3:42PM Traffic and weather affect departure timing. Once the bus loads with children present, the bus leaves for the next destination. If your child is not riding the bus according to your transportation request form, the seat will be given to another child in need. It should only be for exceptions such as doctor appointments or illness that your child is not on the bus as noted on your form. ​ Thank you for your cooperation. We love having this service and appreciate your use, support and timeliness.
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By Diocesan mandate our school is using FACTS for payments this year and tuition will be paid with their auto billing starting this August! All families will be enrolled enroll in FACTS for one of 3 payment plan options:

 

  1. Monthly Payments: August-April auto billing with take place on the 10th, 15th or 25th of the month. 

 

  1. 2 Payments: Pay ½ your balance in August and your last ½ in October.

 

  1. Payment in Full: Pay your balance in Full by August 15th or 20th.

 

Your auto payments will be made by bank account (without a fee) or credit card (with a 2.95% card service fee). Please be assured that neither FACTS nor the school will have direct access to your financial account. 

 

Save yourself some time at records day click this link below and set up your account today! 

https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/4JPLY

 

We look forward to working with you and your NEW FACTS accounts as many of you asked for auto billing! Speaking of new- if you already have a FACTS account for older children in your family, please do not create a new account and simply add your Saint Joseph student to your existing account. It will give you the option of adding a child at another school.  

Call our School Phone 260-432-4000 or Text us 260-498-0977 

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