Welcome Saint John's Families & Students

WELCOME SAINT JOHN'S FAMILIES AND STUDENTS!

We invite you to browse the helpful information and resources found on this page. Here, you will find our school calendar, student/family handbook, as well as video tutorials from members of our community on a variety of topics.

You may also find helpful information within our 2021-2022 Welcome Packets, please click the links below to access: 



EZ School App for Lunches

Saint John's has partnered with EZ School for the 2021-2022 academic year. This platform will enable families to pre-ordering lunches and add funding for on-campus purchases for breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks.

To read the full communication, including details on how to get started with EZ School, please click here

To learn more about financial assistance for food and lunches, please contact Mrs. Lynne Cronin, Director of Financial and Student Aid, at lcronin@stjohnshigh.org.

Transportation

For the 2021-2022 school year, based on the indicated information we gathered from the survey, we will be offering two morning bus routes to Saint John's through AA Transportation.

The selected routes, and the associated stops along each route, are indicated below: 

ROUTE ONE: 
Bolton, Sterling, Princeton, Rutland, Holden, Worcester, Shrewsbury (SJ).
 
ROUTE TWO:
Grafton, Upton, Westborough, Southborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury (SJ), Worcester.
 
If you are interested in participating in either of these morning bus routes, please log in to the parent portal and you can access the sign-up in the "Forms & Files" section.

Families will also be prompted to pay for their selection at the time of sign-up. You may choose to purchase a half-year pass for $500 or full-year pass for $950. Prices are per student.

If you have further questions, or would like to seek financial assistance for your transportation needs, please contact Mrs. Kelly Cappucci via email or (508)842-8934 ext. 221. 

Current Mask Policy

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) approved the request by the Commissioner of Education to require masks of all individuals in K-12 schools while indoors regardless of vaccination status until at least October 1. 

Effectively immediately, Saint John’s High School will adhere to this state mask requirement while individuals are in classrooms and in indoor gathering spaces on campus. 

Students, faculty, and staff will be permitted to remove masks while outdoors, in transition times between classes, and while working alone in an office. Students can remove masks while actively eating lunch in either Salem Student Commons or the outdoor tent adjacent to the Commons but should put their masks back on after eating lunch and awaiting dismissal from their lunch block.

Please note that everyone should have a mask to wear and at least one packed as a back-up. Masks should completely cover the nose and mouth, fit snugly against the side of the face (with no gap), have two or more layers of breathable fabric, and be washed regularly if they are reusable. The following are not permitted to be used by students, faculty, staff, or visitors: neck gaiters, bandanas, masks made of mesh, or masks that contain a vent or exhalation valve.

Saint John’s continues to monitor our internal vaccination rate numbers and expect that all students who have been vaccinated upload an image of their vaccination card to the Magnus Health app.

Finally, as stated in our Pioneers Together: Saint John’s High School Operations Plan 2021-2022, “according to the CDC, ‘vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.’ Therefore we strongly encourage all members of our Saint John’s community to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to help all safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports.