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Prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of the future.

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Schools of Choice 2020-2021

St. Joseph Public Schools will accept Schools of Choice applications June 1-30, 2020.  To apply online, please click here to fill out the form -  or you may download here and complete the schools of choice application and send via email (spatzer@sjschools.org), mail (3275 Lincoln Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 49085), fax (269-429-5042) or drop box (located outside the central office doors, 3275 Lincoln Avenue) by June 30, 2020.  Do not complete other enrollment forms until you have been notified of acceptance.  The selection process for these openings will be done by a lottery drawing.  All applicants will be notified by July 15, 2020.

 

Openings available:  

 

Grade Level

Minimum Openings Available

K

20

1

8

2

3

3

6

4

10

5

10

6

5

7

5

8

5

9

4

10

4

11

4

12

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If you have any further questions, you may contact the Superintendent’s Office at 269-926-3101 and leave a voicemail or email Sue Patzer, Administrative Assistant, at spatzer@sjschools.org.

Coronavirus Information for Parents

Please click on the link below to read important information regarding closure of St. Joseph Public Schools:

APRIL 16 UPDATE

SJPS Continuity of Learning and Covid-19 Response Plan:

Answering your Questions about the COVID-19 Closings

Grab and Go Lunch Information UPDATED 4/3      

SJPS Social/Emotional Resources 

So we may quickly respond to questions, concerns, and needs of our students and families, SJPS has created an email address intended for this purpose. 
(This does not take the place of emergency situations that necessitate the need to call 9-1-1, Ok2Say, Suicide Hotline, or 211) This email address offers our families one place to go for issues or needs they are facing and want support with. This is not a LIVE video chat, but inquiries will be responded to as soon as possible. 
To access, please email guidance@stjoebears.com

 

SJPS Students: Click the link below to learn different ways to improve your mental health. Pick an activity and practice it for the entire month. Check out what your counselors & social workers have committed to doing! https://bit.ly/3b0AyTI#BetterTogether

Additional Informational Links:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Michigan.gov Coronavirus
Berrien County Health Department
Spectrum Health Lakeland

 

 

Kindergarten Round-up Information

Dear Fall 2020 SJPS Kindergarten Families:

Click on the links below to learn about our Young Fives and Kindergarten programming and to complete an important informational survey.

  • Bear Cub Parents: In effort to help gather the information needed for Y5/Kindergarten registration, we are asking that you please take a moment to fill out this google form. This information would have been collected from you at the time of round-up, which was postponed. New on-line enrollment forms will be available in the near future.  

Please visit the link below for resources and information specific to our new elementary enrollees. http://welcometosjelementary.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten enrollment, please contact us at 269-926-3100. 

Welcome

Welcome to the St. Joseph Public Schools website. Whether you are a parent, student, alumni or just a visitor, I hope you find this site interesting and helpful. We are proud of this district and what we offer to our students. In an effort to insure that every decision we make as a district is focused to a common end, we have developed a strategic plan that allows us to weigh every decision against that goal. 

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