8.23.19 – Welcome Back to School!

Good afternoon St. Joseph’s Families,

I am so glad that our students are back to school! Every school year we have an opportunity to start anew – new teachers, new classroom, new schedule and a chance to meet new friends – what a blessing!!  We have just about completed our first week of the 2019-2020 school year. The faculty, staff and students are getting into their daily routines. Students are already actively engaged in learning and continuing their faith journey! I know everyone will be tired by tomorrow afternoon!

Back to School Night

Please plan on joining us for Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00-8:00 PM. We will welcome parents in the gym at 6:00 for general information and introduction of teachers and other important information. We will then have several sessions for each grade level where teachers will provide information about the upcoming school year. This is a general overview of the school year – if you have questions or concerns about your child, please schedule a separate meeting with your child’s teacher.  We’ll see you on Tuesday evening. 

After School Pick Up Change

Safety of our students and staff is my first priority as principal of our school.

Strengthening our Faith and Academic Excellence are of next importance. A safety concern was raised with so many people in the building toward the end of our school day; in addition, a quiet, positive learning environment for all of our students is key. At 3:00 o’clock, during the 2019-2020 School year, we ask kindergarten through 2nd grade parents to pick up children outside on the west side of the playground. Classes will be lined up with their teacher and will be dismissed once the parent (or older sibling) picks up the child. Third – Eighth grade students will be dismissed and be to the east side of the playground (same as last year). Thank you in advance for helping with this important safety adjustment.

I want to let you know that my door is always open to address any questions or concerns you might have. Please feel free to email me at emericht@stjoes.com  or call and set up a time for us to meet. Thank you for your commitment and investment in your child’s/children’s education. 


Tammy Emerich