School Office Hours

7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday –Friday


School Daily Schedule

  • 7:00-7:30- Before School Care in Room 9 (Grade 3 Classroom)
  • 7:30 am- Students may arrive @ school (Supervision begins)
  • 7:45 am- Students are permitted into the classrooms
  • 7:55 am- First Bell
  • 8:00 am- Second Bell (A student is considered tardy after this bell) – Roll Call begins
  • 8:10 am- Classes begin

RECESS

  • 10:00 am- TK & Kinder Recess
  • 10:15 am- Grades 5th– 8th Recess
  • 10:30 am Grades 1st– 4th Recess

LUNCH

  • 11:30 am- TK & Kinder lunch
  • 12:00 pm- Grades 1st -4th Lunch
  • 12:30 pm- Grades 5th– 8th Lunch

Closing Activities

  • 2:55 pm- Prayer
  • 3:00 pm- Dismissal

12:30 pm dismissal every Thursday (unless informed of changes).

Children who have no after school activities and are not picked up by parents by 3:30 pm or provided transportation, will be placed in daycare at $10.00 fee per family.  This includes siblings of students who do not have after school activities.  Children will NOT be left unsupervised.


Curriculum

 Curriculum Development

St. Joseph School curriculum is mapped based on the standards and benchmarks provided by the Diocese of Los Angeles as adapted from the State of California Department of Public Instruction and Common Core State Standards Initiative. The curriculum is continually revised and mapped based on current instructional materials and/or technologies, and all grade level standards can be found in the St. Joseph School website.

The Standards and Benchmarks of the Diocese of Los Angeles are listed as follows:

Core Subjects

  • Religion
  • Language Arts
  • Reading
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Secondary Subjects

  • Technology
  • Music
  • Art
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Physical Education
  • Family Life
  • Good Touch/Bad Touch

 

Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities

St. Joseph School is proud to offer a breadth of co- and extra-curricular activities for student involvement and/or advocacy. We particularly offer activities in light of service to ourselves, each other, our community and God.

A student must be enrolled in school and present on the day of activity in order to participate. If a student is absent from school on any given day, he or she is not allowed to participate in activities on the same day.

Behavioral guidelines contained within the student discipline section of this handbook apply to all activities and may be expanded based on the need(s) of the activity sponsor. Additionally, academic guidelines set by the sponsor and Principal apply for participation.

Activity procedures, including payment and/or other requirements, differ from one activity to the other. Please consult the individual activity sponsor with questions and/or concerns.

St. Joseph School offers many activities, not limited to the following:

  • Student Council
  • Cheerleading
  • Choir
  • Academic Decathlon

Grading

The school year is divided into three trimesters. At the end of each half of the trimester students receive a progress report and at the end of the trimester the student receives a report card which shows their progress during that period. Teachers communicate students’ progress by contacting the parents verbally or in written form. Besides achievement grades, students are also graded on study habits and conduct.

St. Joseph School encourages academic excellence using the following grading scale:

Grading Scale

Kindergarten

  • M= Demonstrates expected development
  • X= Demonstrates emerging skill
  • T= Needs more time to develop

Grades 1 and 2

  • O= 100%- 93%
  • G= 92%- 85%
  • S= 84%- 75%
  • NI= 74%-65%

Grade 3 through 8

  • A= 100%-93%
  • B+ = 92%-90%
  • B= 89%-87%
  • B- = 86%-85%
  • C+ = 84%- 80%
  • C= 79%-75%
  • C- = 74%- 70%
  • D= 69%- 65%
  • F= 64% – Below

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