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We're excited to welcome our Lancers  back to school on Wednesday, August 19th. Some things will be different as we work to provide student instruction in a safe manner.  We are committed to the health and safety of our school community.

To this end, SJCA is implementing proactive, reasonable and effective protocols at both campuses including physical/social distancing, health screenings, face coverings (where appropriate) and increased handwashing, cleaning and disinfecting. These safety protocols will look different at each campus, at each grade level and possibly in each classroom depending on several factors like the size of the room, the age of the students, the configuration of the building and the nature of the subject being taught. 

Daily Schedules:

  • Lower Campus Preschool: 7:55 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:55 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday (at the Preschool Doors)
  • Lower Campus Kindergarten through 5th Grade : 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:55 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday (at the Back Playground)
  • Upper Campus: 7:50 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 7:50 a.m. - 12:26 p.m. on Friday (Arrival through the gym doors on 69th Street)

 

View the RETURN TO SCHOOL SAFELY BOOKLET by clicking here.

Face Masks

Physical Distancing

Hand Washing

Enhanced Cleaning

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As SJCA plans for in-person, daily instruction this school year, we are wholly committed to the health and safety of our school community. To that end, SJCA is implementing proactive, reasonable and effective protocols at both campuses. These protocols have been designed based on the most recent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations for the safe return to school this fall.

To further assist in information gathering and decision making, SJCA is also regularly conferring with the Kenosha County Health Department, Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD), the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and peer institutions. In addition, SJCA surveyed both our staff and our families on their comfort level in returning to school in person.  

We expect all students and families to care about and respect the health and well-being of our faculty, staff and their loved ones. Teachers reserve the right to ask students to wear masks during their class period or certain classroom activities. Please respect the requests of our faculty and staff. Many of them are making huge sacrifices to return to their classrooms. Be grateful for their service and the amazing job they do teaching our students.

 

 

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LOWER CAMPUS

  • There will be no after school programs for the first semester. This includes Chess Club, Coding Club, and Homework Club. 
  • Per the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, all K-8 school-sponsored fall athletics are cancelled, including, fifth grade girls’ volleyball.
  • A decision about winter sports will be made in October.
  • To start the year, no CYO Band will take place at SJCA Elementary. We will review this decision after assessing health and safety guidelines and the number of students requesting band.
  • Any events that involve large groups or gatherings will not take place until health recommendations determine these gatherings to be safe.

 

UPPER CAMPUS

  • As of August, 10, 2020, the fall high school sports seasons will take place. See the SJCA Athletic website at www.sjcalancers.com for more information.
  • With the exception of senior night, fans will not be allowed to attend any fall sports competitions that take place indoors, like volleyball. However, these events will be live-streamed.
  • All high school athletes and SJCA fans will be expected to follow best practices for each sport and to follow all protocols outlined by SJCA, our coaches and any athletic venues where competition will take place.  
  • The Archdiocese of Milwaukee made the recent difficult decision to cancel all Archdiocesan or school-sponsored K-8 athletics for the fall season, including grades 5-8 volleyball, middle school cross country, and the middle school Lancerettes. 
  • The Archdiocese of Milwaukee will make a determination regarding K-8 winter sports in October.
  • Given the local health department concerns regarding singing and the spread of the coronavirus, the fall musical performance is under review. 
  • For the first few months of the school year, there will be no study hall club meetings.  Students will report to their regularly scheduled study halls.

 

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SJCA is preparing a Virtual Learning Plan for the upcoming school year that incorporates many of the thoughts and feedback the teachers provided following our 4th quarter of online learning.

 

  • Virtual learning will be available for those students who are concerned or uncomfortable with coming back to school in person at this time.
  • Virtual learning will be available for those students who have tested positive or have been exposed to the coronavirus and have to self- quarantine for the required 10 to 14-day period and students who are feeling up to it will be expected to attend virtual learning each day of quarantine.
  • While we are exploring virtual learning options, please know that our intent will be to replicate in-classroom learning as much as possible.
  • As such, our virtual learning will be primarily synchronous (real time) with students using an electronic platform like zoom to virtually enter the classroom during instruction time.
  • As tuition costs cover compensation for our faculty and staff, tuition will be the same price for families regardless of whether your students attend SJCA virtually or in person. 
  • For those families that choose a virtual learning option for this school year, your students will be required to continue with virtual learning for at least the first quarter of the school year, at which time, you can revisit your choice of learning options.
  • Regardless of learning option, parents are strongly encouraged to create Canvas and PowerSchool logins to track student progress.

 

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In order to minimize risk and maintain a healthy environment, SJCA will strictly limit access to campus buildings to visitors including parents and guardians, alumni, and volunteers.

  • Visitors to the SJCA campuses will be restricted to authorized personnel only.
  • Parents at the Lower Campus need to receive permission before they enter the school building.
  • All visitors must always wear an appropriate and approved face covering and report directly to the main office.
  • Some visitors will remain in the main office or other designated area for the duration of the visit.
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Click here for the Milwauke Archdiocesan COVID-19 Pandemic: Student/Family Statement of Operations, Understanding, and Consent for the 2020-2021 School Year.  Please turn in to the Main Office at either campus.

Lower Campus Protocols

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Classrooms will be arranged to maximize student space yet still provide comfortable, age-appropriate learning environments. Students will have assigned seats. Each classroom will be considered a cohort and will remain together for the entire school day. This includes all recesses, lunch, and specials.

Preschool students will stay primarily in the preschool space, except for outdoor time, and will remain together with their class as a cohort, using the preschool entrance and exit, and eating lunch in Berg Hall.

All student supplies that are purchased by individual families will be kept apart and each student will use his or her own supplies.

Supplies and equipment will be limited to use by one group of students at a time, with cleaning and disinfecting protocols taking place between uses. Students will not be allowed to share electronic devices, books, toys, and other games or learning aids that are unable to be disinfected appropriately.

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Arrival for Kindergarten through Grade 5

  • School begins at 7:45 a.m. and students can be dropped off beginning at  7:35 a.m.
  • All students are asked to arrive in masks. 
  • Students will be dropped off on the back playground and will then proceed to their specific classroom/grade line where their teachers will be waiting for them. 
  • PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR.

Dismissal for Kindergarten through Grade 5

  • Details are being worked on.

Preschool Arrival

  • Preschool students are not required to wear masks. Parents should park and walk their student to their teacher at the Preschool Doors on 73rd Street.

Preschool Departure

  • Students will be picked up at the Preschool Doors on 73rd Street. Please do not park your car.

 

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Hot lunch will not be available the first semester. We will re-evaluate for second semester.  Students should bring a packed cold lunch to school every day plus snacks and a drink.  Lunches cannot be refrigerated or heated at school.  Please send the bagged lunch with your student and do not drop off during the school day.  

Students will eat lunch in their cohorts.

Upper Campus Protocols

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Hot lunch will not be offered the first semester at SJCA and will be re-evaluated for second semester.  Students are to bring a cold lunch every day. Microwaves and refrigerators will not be available. Students should bring lunches to school with them.  Please do not drop off lunches during the school day.

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  • Details are being worked on.
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  • Classrooms will be limited to 20 student desks. Desks will be arranged in 5 rows of 4 deep to maximize space between students.  Teacher desks will be in the front of the room.
  • Any class period rosters exceeding 20 students will be moved to a space in the building that is able to accommodate proper social distancing.  These areas include the cafeteria, LRC, and the Buri-Nelson theater.  
  • Seating charts will be utilized in all classes to assist with contact tracing in case of an infection.
  • Class Masses will take place in the auditorium or other spaces with proper distancing.
  • Students will not be allowed to congregate in the hallways, cafeteria or lobby either before or after school.
  • After students get their health screening in the gymnasium, they are expected to go directly to their first class of the day.
  • All students are expected to go directly home after school. Protocols for student athletes who are staying after school for practice or games will be relayed to them by their coaches.
  • Middle school and high school students will have separate lunch periods, with all students being assigned to designated areas with ample space.  Lunch tables will be spaced appropriately and will be limited to 3 students per table.

 

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Details coming soon.

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Lower Campus

7207 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI 53143
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Upper Campus

2401 69th St
Kenosha, WI 53143
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