Dear St. John the Evangelist Parents,
We are so excited to see our returning students and cannot wait to welcome our new families and students. We hope all students have been working diligently on their summer work.
Please note that the Think Stretch deadline for new K-4 students will be extended by 2 weeks so they can have a chance to at least reach the Bronze Medal category. Please feel free to reach out to the school office if you have questions about the required summer work.
We have capped our class sizes to ensure students are at least 4.5 feet apart. Students in 4th-8th grade, are required to wear a mask/face covering. Face coverings must cover the nose, go below the chin and cover the side of the face. Students in K-3rd are strongly encouraged to wear a mask/face covering at this time. Students will be able to remove their masks/face coverings for snack, lunch, outdoor PE, outdoor recess, and outdoor “mental health” breaks. Our PTO is selling Spirit Wear Masks.
Important Dates, Events and Reminders
Friday, August 21 – Meet the Teacher and Used Uniform Sale
This day provides you and your child the opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms and drop off classroom supplies . To limit the number of individuals inside the building at one time, families have been grouped alphabetically in 20 minute increments to drop off supplies. Please see your drop off time listed below:
12:00-12:20 p.m. A-Cabo
12:20-12:40 p.m. Cas-D
12:40-1:00 p.m. F-G
1:00-1:20 p.m. H-Ked
1:20-1:40 p.m. Ker-Lom
1:40-2:00 p..m. Loo-McG
2:00-2:20 p.m McN- Pe
2:20-2:40 p.m Po-Sha
2:40-3:00 p.m. She-W
Anyone entering the building is required to wear a mask or a shield.
The Used Uniform Sale will also take place between 12-3 pm and can be accessed during your assigned time. Current families can bring clean uniform donations to the school office Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18-19 so that we can include these items in the sale. All uniform information can be found here: Uniform Dress Code FlynnO’Hara Lands End
Wednesday, August 26 – First Day of School: 11:30 am Dismissal
Please wear your assigned Wednesday uniform on the first day. PE Days are:
K- Monday, Wednesday
1st- Monday, Wednesday
2nd- Tuesday, Thursday
3rd- Tuesday, Thursday
4th- Wednesday, Friday
5th- Monday, Wednesday
6th- Monday, Wednesday
7th- Tuesday, Thursday
8th- Tuesday, Thursday
Wednesday, August 26-Friday, August 28 –11:30 am Dismissal, NO Extended Day
Thursday, September 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm – Parents Virtual Back to School Night
Friday, September 4 – 11:30 am Dismissal, NO Extended Day
Monday, September 7 – LABOR DAY (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, September 11 – Picture Day: All students wear school uniform
Monday, September 14 – Thursday, October 1 – Scantron Online Standardized Testing.
The complete 2020-2021 calendar can be found on our school website.
Virginia law requires that new students and students enrolling in kindergarten provide updated documentation of the Commonwealth of Virginia School Health Form signed by a health care official. Additionally, in accordance with the immunization requirements for the State of Virginia, all 7th-grade students must receive a Tdap booster before entering school in the fall. Please be aware that providing documentation of immunization is a necessary condition for enrollment. Should you have any questions about immunization requirements, please contact our school health coordinator, Clare Galvin.
Due to the new safety measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we have implemented a few changes to the way we will serve lunches. Students will eat lunch in their classrooms at this time. We will continue to offer lunches through Campus Cuisine.
The weekly lunch schedule is as follows:
Monday Firehouse Subs
Friday Little Caesars Pizza
An account will need to be set up for your child(ren) with campus cuisine to place orders. For those who have used this program in the past, you will need to update your child’s information. All orders/changes need to be placed by 12:00pm the day before. Specific details and the access code can be found here: Campus Cuisine
Our cafeteria also offers chocolate milk, 2% white milk, and apple juice and water. The order form is here: Milk/Water/Juice The pre-ordered drinks will be dropped off in each classroom.
We also offer Hershey’s ice cream daily in our cafeteria and will also be delivered to the classroom. Money for ice cream is the only cash accepted in the cafeteria. We have established a new policy for purchasing ice cream. Students must bring their ice cream money in a sealed envelope (or Ziploc bag) with the student’s name, grade, and flavor of ice cream that must be turned in to the teacher upon arrival in their classroom at the start of school. Please send the exact cash, if possible. We will have a limited amount of change, so please send the smallest bills possible. A list of Hershey flavors and prices are here: Ice Cream
We feel it is important for all students to eat a well-rounded meal at lunchtime. If your child forgets a lunch and does not remember until lunch time, he/she will be provided with a Forgotten Lunch. A Forgotten Lunch contains: Milk, Apple Juice or Water, Peanut Butter and Jelly or Cheese Sandwich, Single serving of Applesauce or Fruit cup and a String Cheese stick. We will provide your child with a “Forgotten Lunch” notice. Please have your child return the notice along with the $4.00 payment the homeroom teacher.
Lunch/ice cream service will begin on Monday, August 31st.
Please Note: We will not be able to accept or distribute any lunches from anyone other than a parent or our Campus Cuisine vendors. Any lunch delivered by any other source (DoorDash, Grubhub, etc.) will not be accepted and a forgotten lunch will be provided to the student for $4.00. Parents dropping off lunch must write their student’s name and grade on the bag/container. Parents delivering lunches to more than one child must have each lunch separated in individual bags/containers and labeled with their students’ names and grades.
Please complete the Pick Up Authorization. Pick Up Authorization Please note, any person not listed on the form will not be permitted to pick-up your child without written permission.
Background Checks – Policies for School Parent Volunteers
As part of the diocesan initiative to maintain a safe environment for our children, all volunteers with “substantial contact” with children are required to complete a background check prior to working in the school and to complete a four-hour VIRTUS training session. This includes parents who wish to attend field trips or volunteer in support of classroom activities. Although volunteer opportunities will be limited at this time due to the pandemic, parents are encouraged to complete the online Arlington Diocese Background Check promptly. Instructions are here: Volunteer Process