4.1.21 Principal’s Blog

Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

Happy Easter to Everyone!

Living our Faith

Holy Week has been prayerful and busy for us at St. Joseph’s.  The renewal of our Lenten promises and Stations of the Cross have taken center stage this week. Today is Maundy Thursday. The word “Maundy” is derived from Latin and means commandment, “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you.” John 13:34.

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Friday, April 2nd is Good Friday – we will not have school that day. In addition, Sunday, April 4th is Easter and Easter Monday is April 5th with no school.

Tuesday, April 6th is our school Mass day with 1st and 8th grade students live in the Cathedral. Mass dress is required for those attending Mass in person.

Important Reminders/Information:

  • Friday, April 2nd is Good Friday – we will not have school that day
  • Sunday, April 4th is Easter!
  • Monday, April 5th is Easter Monday – we will not have school that day


As we have returned from Spring Break, we do have six students in quarantine this week. We will continue to monitor and adjust as we see best for the health and safety of our school community. Thank you all for your support and patience!

With eight weeks left in the school year, we have zero positive cases of COVID-19. Thank you for helping us keep our school open and our illness numbers low.

Current COVID tracking information for St. Joseph’s HERE.

  • If your family has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please keep all children home. If anyone in your family is being tested for COVID-19 keep all children home.
  • If any immediate family member is experiencing any illness symptoms- keep all children home – siblings must stay home as well per our safety protocols
  • Please consider the health and safety or our broader community – continue to practice our 3 W’s:
  • Wear a Mask – all people on our school campus must wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Watch your distance when with others

Return to Classrooms/Distance Learning

Beginning Tuesday, April 6th, all St. Joseph’s students, K-8th grades, will be back in the regular classrooms. According to recent CDC guidelines, social distancing requirements have been adjusted to 3 to 6 feet. Our 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grade classes have already been successful in this model – some as early as January. We will continue to wear masks as long as the mask mandate is in place.

With this change, classes will no longer be live streamed each day. If a student is quarantined due to COVID-19 or other illness, he or she will have access to Google classroom and student work will be available for pick up right outside the entrance to the school.

We feel that this will be another positive step. Having students in the classroom and in front of our wonderful teachers is going to be beneficial not only for our students, but for our teachers as well.

Hiring for the 2021-2022 School Year

For the 2021-2022 school year, St. Joe’s will be hiring a music teacher and a Development/Marketing Director. These jobs are posted on our school website and the Diocesan website If you know of someone who would be a great fit for our school, please refer them to one of these sites.

Thank you for being a part of our St. Joseph’s Community! Have a Blessed Easter.


Tammy Emerich