The health and safety of our students is extremely important to us at St. Joseph. The health status of a student bears a direct relation to the child's ability to profit from educational experiences. Preventing the spread of illness within the school setting is our best tool to keep the students healthy. In order to accomplish this, we need the help and cooperation of parents. If there is any question about the health status of your child, please make arrangements to keep him/her at home. This preventive step benefits your child and his or her classmates.
Symptoms for when a child should remain at home:
This is a brief sampling of common reasons children should be kept home. Very young children may have difficulty describing how they are feeling. If they are lethargic, say that their tummy doesn’t feel right and don’t want to eat, or have “funny” bowel movements, they should be kept home for at least a couple of hours to evaluate their symptoms. There are many more contagious conditions which would merit exclusion. If your child is diagnosed by a licensed health care provider with a contagious condition and has been at school, please notify your school nurse for tracking purposes and take any needed action. Our first concern is for the well-being of each child. If there are concerns regarding your child's health status please contact your school nurse. Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all our children healthy!
Dear Friends of St. Joseph School,
As Pastor and Chief Administrative Officer of St. Joseph School, I am immensely proud of our school. Young boys and girls are receiving an education that fundamentally addresses the whole person, not just their destiny in this life for which we prepare them well; but, their destiny to be with God forever in Heaven. Read more...
Dear Friends and Family of St. Joseph School,
I have always been impressed by the immense value that Catholic Schools bring to a parish, a family and to an individual. Having been a student at Catholic Schools myself I know that the faculty and staff pour themselves out for the education of each student in the school. That education is based on the knowledge and truth of Jesus Christ. Read More...