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Family and Friends of SJA,

Greetings in Christ! Next week, we embark on our new school year together. It's been so exciting having the teachers back in the building the last few weeks, but we're even more excited to have the students back in the building next week!

You may have noticed or heard that we posted for an ELA teacher for the junior high. Sadly, we found out a week or two ago that one of our junior high teachers would be departing. I have contacted a number of potential candidates, but we don't want to rush the process in order to make sure we have the best teacher for your children. In the unlikely event that we do not have someone placed by next week, however, I will work with a long-term sub to make sure that students do not fall behind in their learning. Rest assured that our care for your children will go undiminished.

In other news, our efforts to "Elevate SJA" continue! When you come on Sunday for Welcome Back Day, you'll see that our main office has been renovated both for efficiency and safety. Be sure to check out the new preschool room - Preschool Green. The Multi-Purpose Room in Wing B will serve as the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Room as well as the Religion Room for the junior high students. Finally, our teachers are in the midst of a two-day workshop on differentiated instruction - a teaching approach that works toward facilitating all students' understanding. Not only does differentiated instruction align with the goals of Elevate SJA, but it also aligns with our Accreditation goals.

We can't wait to see you at the Blessing of Backpacks (11:30 am Mass, at the church) and Welcome Back Day (following Mass, at the school) this coming Sunday!

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself or my staff with any concerns. We are here for you. And thank you for entrusting SJA with your children’s education and formation!

St. Joan of Arc, pray for us!
Go Warriors!

Gabriel A. Jakubisin
SJA Interim Principal

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