COVID-19 All Updates

Parents, Guardians, and Friends,
 
As the response to the Coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, the school campus of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, along with the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese and local public schools, will remain closed through Good Friday, April 10.  Our revised plan is to welcome everyone back to classes on campus on Easter Monday, April 13. We shall continue to keep you informed as plans adjust to the developing situation. You can stay informed by checking our website and our Facebook page.
 
Along with on-campus classes, all meetings, activities, practices, contests, and gatherings of any type are cancelled through Easter Sunday. 
 
Even though our physical campus is closed, classes resumed remotely on Monday, March 23, using our existing Blackbaud Portal
 
Remote Instruction Process:
  • SCHEDULE:  The Crimson/Gold, ABCD/EFGH schedule, will be followed.
  • ASSIGNMENTS:  Coursework and assignments for each day’s classes will be posted in the Blackbaud Portal by 8 a.m.  Students should be dressed and ready to go for the day, regardless of the class schedule in place for the day.
  • ATTENDANCE:  Documenting attendance is very important, and each teacher will communicate how they will take attendance each day.  
  • DUE DATES:  Due dates will be clear, and it is important that students access posted coursework and return required items on time.  Students are expected to be diligent in completing their work with honesty and integrity.
  • GRADES:  Teachers will be posting grades for coursework, assignments, etc. within 48-hours of the due date.  
  • ADJUSTED MEETING TIMES:  Classes may not regularly “meet” during the designated time as stated on the regular class schedule.  Teachers may schedule discussions through Blackbaud or a live session using Microsoft Teams at other times convenient to the teacher and students, in recognition that home situations for everyone may be a bit chaotic.
  • TECHNOLOGY:  Students and parents should review the Acceptable Use Policy regarding technology in the Parent-Student Handbook.  
  • ROUTINES:  It will take some time for this remote process to settle in place.  The situations students and teachers are dealing with at home are myriad.  Therefore, patience and forbearance will be called upon frequently in the early stages. 
 
There will be problems as this process unfolds.  If you experience any difficulties, please access the appropriate Troubleshooting Point of Contact:
  • Coursework, Assignments, Etc.
    Contact: Course Instructor
 
Besides the academic program ramping back-up, our Chaplain, Fr. Jonathan Mitchican, is preparing a series of reflections he plans to post on Youtube.  The spiritual nurturing of our entire community is crucial during the stressful and uncertain times that have come upon us.  Fr. Jonathan is also planning to celebrate Mass each week, which he will share via podcast.  More information on this will be provided as it becomes available.  
 
I would urge you to take the opportunity to participate in simulcast or broadcast Masses. St. Bartholomew Parish does so at the following link https://venue.streamspot.com/4579ef92 and EWTN (Eternal World Television Network) broadcasts the liturgy twice daily.
 
Teachers and staff are ready to assist you as best we can.  Keep in mind that communication and cooperation are key to our success – let us know if you are having any problems. 

Quick Info

List of 3 items.

  • Questions and Help

    There will be problems as this process unfolds.  If you experience any difficulties, please access the appropriate Troubleshooting Point of Contact:

    • Coursework, Assignments, Etc.
      Contact: Course Instructor
  • Student Roles and Responsibilities

    • Establish a daily routine by having breakfast and getting dressed and being ready to learn.
    • Identify a comfortable, quiet space where it is most conducive to effective and successful learning. In doing so, consider lighting space for books, a computer or an iPad, and a comfortable chair.
    • Check your email and class pages for announcements and feedback from your teachers starting at 8 am.
    • Complete your assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
    • Please abide by our Technology Acceptable Use Policy.
    • Do your best to meet timelines, commitments, and due dates.
  • Parent/Guardian Roles and Responsibilities

    • Regularly check your email for school updates.
    • Check the school website and Facebook page for updates.
    • Help your child establish a routine to best ensure academic distance learning.
    • Remind your child to check his/her email and class pages for messages, assignments, etc from his/her teachers.

List of 8 news stories.

  • Campus Update 3/27/2020

    Congratulations to our students, families, and teachers upon completion of our first week of remote instruction!
  • Campus Update 3/24/2020

    With Harris County issuing a stay-at-home order this morning, we will be doing our best to comply.
  • Campus Update 3/20/2020

    Today's retrieval of locker materials went very smoothly! We appreciate everyone's patience and support.
  • Campus Update 3/19/2020

    Book/Material Retrieval information
  • Campus Update 3/18/2020

    As the response to the CoronaVirus pandemic continues to evolve, the school campus of
    St. John XXIII College Preparatory, along with the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese and local public schools, will remain closed through Good Friday, April 10.  Our revised plan is to welcome everyone back to classes on campus on Easter Monday, April 13.
  • Campus Update 3/16/2020

    Please read a message from Principal Noonan.
  • Campus Closure Update 3/13

  • COVID-19 and School Closure Plans

    SJ23 classes and activities will not be held next week, March 16-20.  This suspension of activities extends to sports practices and contests, and all other group activities, including weekend activities, that involve either students or adults.

St. John XXIII College Preparatory

1800 W. Grand Parkway N. | Katy, Texas 77449
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Our Mission
We prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve God and others.