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  • Important Dates for New Parents - School Year 2017-2018

    Monday, June 12- Used Textbook Sale 9am-2pm 
    Monday, August 7 & Tuesday, August 8 @ 8:00 AM
    - Meet & Greet
    Tuesday, August 8 - New Students' Orientation (Grades 3-6)
    Friday, August 11- New Students' Orientation Grades 8-12
    Monday, August 14 - 
    First day of school for students
  • After School Care

    AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM (3:30 – 4:30 PM)
    This program consists of various activities geared towards specific interests, and classes are divided by grade levels. Registration forms for all classes are distributed by the second week of each semester.
    The instructor will gather the students during dismissal time, and parent/guardians are required to pick them up within ten minutes after activity finishes. If students are not picked up, they will be taken to Power Hours, and parents will be charged for this additional service. For further information, please contact Lourdes Figueroa at the Elementary Office 728-5343 ext. 2217 or by e-mail lfigueroa@sjspr.org.
  • Athletic Pre-Season Training

    ATHLETIC PRE-SEASON TRAINING
    The pre-season training for the 2017-2018 academic year will begin on Monday, July 31, 2017.
    SPORTS CATEGORY DATES PLACE TIME WILL BE UPDATED DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE:

    VOLLEYBALL MINI,
    YOUTH, JV - VARSITY
    SOCCER JV&V BOYS 
     
    Please know that these sessions are completely OPTIONAL and are not the official tryouts. This is a conditioning and skills training focused on helping students before the tryouts. Official tryouts will be the first week of classes.
    Reminder: Please be advised that student athletes can participate in two sports during the same season. The dual participation standards and commitments can be found in the Athletics Manual.
  • Development Committee Volunteers

    The Development Committee organizes several schoolwide events throughout the school year. Such events require the assistance of parent volunteers. These activities include the annual Family Day, Movie Premiere, and Noche Puertorriqueña, among others.
    If you are interested in volunteering for the above-mentioned events, please contact Charmaine Llauger, Director of Institutional Advancement at cllauger@sjspr.org.
  • Dress Code/Uniform Guidelines

    Polos (Must be purchased from Uniforms Outlet)
     Green or white
     Must fit neatly and not be oversized or undersized
    Bottoms (May be purchased from Uniforms Outlet or any outside vendor)
     Khakis
     Must fit neatly and not be oversized or undersized
     Pants and shorts must be worn at the waistline (belt optional)
    Footwear
     ONLY closed shoes (includes “tennis” shoes or “sneakers”)
    Outerwear
     Official school green fleece jacket (Uniforms Outlet) and/or official school yellow sweatshirt (Admissions Office) can be worn over the school uniform top.  Official club or team approved jackets with logo and school name
    Physical Education (Uniforms Outlet)
     PE and/or Athletic Department shirt and shorts must be worn for all PE classes
     PE uniforms may not be oversized or undersized
     PE footwear – only sneakers/tennis shoes will be permitted
    In grades PPK – 6th grade, physical education is every other day. In grades 7th – 9th grade, physical education is every day.
    Spirit Day Dress Code (pep rallies, field days, special days)
     Class t-shirt
     Jeans or khakis as per uniform guidelines
     Closed shoes
  • Elementary Attendance

    The Nairn Street gates to school are officially open to receive students from 7:00 a.m. The Elementary Ashford Avenue gate opens at 7:15 a.m. The school provides supervision on both Nairn and Ashford Courts from 7:15 to 7:45am. No parent is allowed in the hallways or classrooms before 7:15 am or when teachers are not present. All parents must leave hallways and/or classrooms by 7:45 am.
    Any student who arrives to school after the 8:00 a.m. bell will be considered late to school and they must go to the elementary division office for a late pass.
    If a PPK student has not arrived in school by 8:15 am, the office is to be notified and parents will be contacted. If neither parent answers, the persons listed on the Emergency Contact card will be called. All PPK absences need to be accounted for by 8:15 am.
    If a child in grades PPK through 6th will not be in school, you must notify the Elementary Office at 787-728-5343 ext. 2217 or by email at lfigueroa@sjspr.org.
  • Elementary School Cellphone and other electronic devices policy

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    CELLPHONE AND OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY
    This policy includes cellular camera phones, digital media players (e.g., iPod) and other electronic signaling devices, including direct Internet access cards.
    Cell phones and other electronic devices MUST be turned OFF during school hours and concealed, preferably stored, in the student’s book bag.
    If parents/guardians need to contact their children during school hours, they should call the appropriate school office.
  • Elementary School Textbooks

    There is a Book Rental Fee included in the Tuition and Fees charged to all students in grades PPK through 6th. This fee includes all textbooks, workbooks and notebooks that the students will need throughout the year.
  • Laptops

    Starting in seventh grade, all students are required to have a laptop and bring it to school on a daily basis. The only specific hardware requirements for this device is that it must have wireless connectivity. IPads are not recommended for students in grades 7th through 12th.
    • Software Requirements: Microsoft Office Student Edition or Office 365
  • Library Volunteers

     
    Saint John’s is very fortunate to have a group of dedicated parents who support the library’s operations. These parents volunteer their time to do a variety of library-oriented tasks. Some of their projects include organizing the Visiting Author Program, repairing library books, shelving library books, and supervising the Book Fairs. All parents are invited to support the library in this manner.
  • Lockers

    Students in grades 7th through 12th are pre-assigned lockers by the administration.  Locks used must be purchased from the school, and the Dean of Students will have a master key for all locks in case of an emergency.
  • Lunch Program

    Alive’s Laptop Lunches for Preorder- Parents for students in PPK to 4th grade can preorder their lunches served in Laptop Lunches. This bento box-like system features different compartments for the child’s complete meal. The Laptop Lunch will include your protein, side dish, a dessert and your choice of either bottled water or 2% milk. Alive’s laptop lunch menus provide you as a parent, the ability to choose and control what your children eat.
    Cafeteria Counter Service - Alive at Saint John’s cafeteria is open for breakfast, snack and lunch. Beside the Laptop Lunch preorder service, students from 1st - 12th grade may go directly for cafeteria counter service at the designated area.
    Cafeteria Accounts – Cafeteria accounts must be opened and have a positive balance at the beginning of the semester for either Laptop Lunches or counter services. The service that is currently used for cafeteria accounts is payforit.net.
    Please contact the nurse if your child/ren have any dietary restrictions.
  • Medication

    If your child is taking medication prescribed by a Doctor, please inform the School Nurse and complete the Medical Consent Form.  Medicines and the completed consent form should be handed in to the School Nurse in their original containers so that the prescribed dosage is clear. These are kept in the nurse’s office.  At the end of each day, they will be returned only to the parent and not the child.
  • Parent Development

    Each semester different workshops are offered dealing with the young child at school and at home. A variety of topics related to young children, including communicating with a young child, the Saint John’s Early Childhood Program, and children’s literature are presented. The workshops are offered by faculty members and outside professionals.
  • Parent Readers

    A parent reading program is organized for PPK through 6th grade, whereby parents are invited to read to their child’s class in either English or Spanish. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the classroom or Spanish teacher. Some parents like to bring a snack or a small educational token (pencils, bookmarks, etc.) to be given after they read. Please be advised that this is optional.
  • Power Hours

    This program is available to students from PPK through 6th grade and is designed to serve as a transition between school and home. It offers a supervised environment for children to complete homework assignments and engage in creative play from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.
    Registration is not required. Students who for any reason have not been picked up by 3:30 pm will automatically be escorted to Power Hours. A snack is provided at 3:30 pm and at 5:30 pm. The program is billed on a per hour basis ranging from $8.00 to $10.00, depending on the grade. For more information you may email powerhours@sjspr.org.
  • Reasonable Accommodations Guidelines

    Saint John’s School offers a college preparatory education program in which each student is expected to meet his/her grade standards. We do not offer special education programs. However, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Ley 44, Ley de Prohibición de Discrimen Contra Impedidos del 2 de julio del 1985; Saint John’s School offers reasonable accommodations that help ensure equal access to educational opportunities for students with learning disabilities.
    For more information, contact Dr. Sayra González, the School’s Psychologist at 787-728-5342, ext. 3263 or by email at sgonzalez@sjspr.org.
  • Room Parents

    All classrooms in PPK through 6th grade have two Room Parents assigned. This very important volunteer position is an integral part of our school community. The Room Parent is a key link between the faculty and the parents in attaining successful educational and extracurricular goals. The position requires a solid time commitment, responsibility, enthusiasm, and positive attitude.
    Sign up sheets will be available at student orientations.
  • School Supplies

    No supplies are required for PPK-Kinder.  For 1st through 12th grade, parents will receive a supply list during the month of June.  These will also be posted on the school website.   All supplies should be purchased and brought to the classroom on the first day of school.  
  • Secondary Attendance

    The Nairn Street gates to school are officially open to receive students from 7:00 a.m. The Secondary Library and Hurricane Center will be open from 7:00 a.m.
    The school day for students in grades 7 to 12 begins when a bell rings at 8:20 a.m. to indicate that students should report to their first period class.  The school day begins promptly at 8:25 am and students are expected to be in class by that time.  The school day ends at 3:10 pm.  Once a student arrives to school each day, he/she is required to follow the electronic sign in procedure (using school ID).
    Any student who arrives to school after the 8:25 a.m. bell will be considered late to school and he/she must report to the secondary division office for a late pass and will receive a tardy on their attendance record.  Students must bring a written note signed by a parent or guardian indicating the reason for being late.
    If a child in grades 7 through 12 will not be in school, you must notify the Secondary Office at 787-728-5343 ext. 2213 or by email at mmunoz@sjspr.org.
  • Secondary School Book Lists

    Book lists for students in grades 7th through 12th are posted on the school website under quicklinks. These lists are published by grade. The School recommends against purchasing any books until you receive the student’s schedule. 
    Books can be ordered from Librería Contemporanea through their website at ordeninternet@libreriapr.com or by visiting their location in Bayamón (787-780—8385).
    You may also purchase books from other online vendors, typically Amazon.
    Used Textbooks will be for sale on June 12, 2017 in the Secondary Division Media Center.
  • Secondary School Cellphone and other Electronic Devices Policy

     
    Cellphones are to be turned off or in silent mode at all times while in school.  They may not be used for texting or phone calls inside the classrooms or hallways of the main buildings at any time (only areas are Hurricane Center, courts, patio areas).  They may not be visible and are prohibited during class time and/or any other school function deemed necessary (e.g. assemblies, ceremonies, class meetings, etc).
    Teachers may allow the use of a cellphone in his/her classroom for instructional purposes when they understand necessary.  In such cases, the teacher will expressly authorize students to use the cell phone and the use (camera, calculator, special apps, etc..  Teachers may also designate an area for the students to put away their phones thru the duration of the instructional time or exams/assessments.  Once the class is over, students can pick up their cellphones from the designated area.  Student will not be allowed to go to the restroom with their cellphones, in particular during any form of assessment. 
    Teachers may confiscate cell phones that are in plain sight or that sound off during class.  In such cases, students can pick up their phones in the Deans’ office at the end of the day or the following day, depending on the Dean’s availability. A detention will be assigned for the infraction. Repeated offenses may require a parent/guardian to pick up the phone as stated on the discipline matrix.
    In order to comply with the cellphone policy, we strongly recommend that communication between parents and student be done during the designated times or if necessary to be done through the Secondary Division office.
  • Transportation

    Saint John's School does not provide transportation services to and from school. The school may, however, help in the coordination of transportation services in the event that there is a group of students from the same area interested in the service. Current bus service offered is to and from the Dorado area. Please contact the bookstore manager, Rene Molina at 787-728-5343 ext. 3211 for more information.

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  • Distinguishing Features of a Saint John's Education

    • An unwavering commitment to academic excellence since 1915.
    • Departmentalized classes starting in 3rd grade.
    • Content taught through activities that develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Math instruction that focuses on conceptual understanding.
    • Only Elementary School in Puerto Rico encouraging authentic, profound learning through interest-driven explorations as part of the School Enrichment Model (SEM).
    • A cohesive program of studies for grades 7 through 12, designed to challenge students and develop as problem solvers and independent thinkers.
    • A traditionally challenging college preparatory Secondary School curriculum designed for proven university success.
    • Leadership and instruction in English by highly qualified principals and teachers.
    • Small class sizes averaging 15 students in all grade levels.
    • A highly competitive ERB achievement testing program for grades 3-10, with results well above the national norms and exceeding suburban and independent school norms in the grades tested.
    • Twenty-four Advanced Placement course offerings.
    • Admission of graduates into top ranked colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
    • Through the use of the latest technology, eBooks and the schoolwide wireless network, students have access to unlimited resources to enhance their learning experience.
    • Successful and established interscholastic athletics program for students in grades 1-12.
    • Student athletes compete and excel in local private school leagues (L.A.M.E.P.I. and P.R.H.S.A.A.) in 10 sports with a total of 57 teams
    • A comfortable urban campus learning environment in modern, well maintained facilities.