Slices – Weekly Newsletter – 6/30/2020

Health, Safety and Reopening Plan

St. John’s is excited to be able to open school up, as planned, on Tuesday, August 18, 2020! Our Health, Safety and Reopening plan can be accessed through this link: Health, Safety and Reopening Guidelines. Here are some highlights:
  • Regular schedule – face-to-face, 5 days a week
  • Masks for students will be family choice
  • Masks for teachers – teachers/staff will be wearing face shields
  • Temperatures will be taken each day for all students and staff
  • Desks will be social distanced in the classroom
  • Lunches can continue to be outside
  • Recesses will be one grade level at a time
  • All specialist classes will continue, as feasible
  • No or limited volunteering for the time being
  • ROBUST cleaning each day

NEW School Day Approved (K-8 only)

The SJLS school board has approved a longer school day for 2020-2021. School starts: 8:10 AM School ends: 3:10 PM The extra 15 minutes of school day will:
  • Gain teachers and students extra time to teach the new routines for hand washing and social distancing.
  • Adds 6.5 extra days to our school calendar without adding extra days to the school calendar.
  • Allows for flexibility of the unknown this year as we continue to live with COVID-19 in our world.
  • Allows St. John’s to continue to provide an exceptional education and not rush learning.
  • Provide students the extra time needed so that teachers can address any learning loss.
  • Keeps St. John’s well ahead of the local school instructional minute minimums…AKA: You continue to get a great value for what you are investing in!
This new change will be evaluated at the end of the 20-21 school year to see if we want to continue it or not into the future.

A Note from Nurse Allie

A representative from Children’s Hospital of Orange County reached out and asked that all school nurses share their hotline to our school families. The hospital has set up a number for parents to call with any questions regarding your child and COVID-19. The number is 1-844-GET-CHOC. I hope you all know that I am here if you have any questions or concerns. I miss your children so much and I pray for our St. John’s families every day. Allie Ferguson, RN

2020-2021 School Calendar

The school year calendar is available for you here:

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Social Media Updates

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Calendar Reminders

  • 8/2 – Ice Cream Social
  • 8/4 – Teacher Return to Campus
  • 8/13 – Open House
  • 8/18 – First Day of School – 8:10-Noon

School News

The Uniform Store is Open! See their flier for details. Click the flier to go to their website.

Reading Fun for SJLS Students

St. John’s Lutheran School – Orange subscribes to TeachingBooks, an online literacy service. Enjoy the connections below to favorite books and authors. These links are also featured on your home page of TeachingBooks. If needed, the St. John’s Lutheran School – Orange access directions are:
  • Username: SJLS
  • Password: Mustangs

Missing Library Storytime? K-3 students will love Storyline Online.  This free resource features accomplished storytellers reading exceptional picture books, many of which Mrs. Barber, our librarian, reads to classes here at St. John’s.  One of my personal favorites is Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog

Summer Camp 2020 – Registration is OPEN!

NOTE: Summer camp and all camp activities are subject to change according to the COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the camp. summer-in-the-son-2020
SUMMER IN THE SON DAY CAMP Registration is OPEN! NOW – August 5, 2020  |  Mondays to Fridays  |  7:30am – 4:30pm Download registration packet at

St. John’s Church Ministry

Go to for up-to-date ministry event information.

Worship – Livestream Sun @ 9:30am and 11am Sermons are also available for on-demand devotions as well!
ST. JOHN’S MISSION STATEMENT Delivering the restorative hope of Jesus. DISCIPLESHIP PATHWAY Create disciples of Jesus Christ who CONNECT to God, GROW together, and SHARE Christ. PURPOSE STATEMENT St. John’s Lutheran School nurtures faith in Christ, inspires reasoning minds to become critical thinkers, builds successful communicators, and responsible citizens to participate in God’s world.

St. John’s Lutheran School Vision Statement