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Trunk or Treat

Decorated car spaces are now full. All School Trick-or treaters are still welcome, no registration required.


Get ready to start checking off your holiday gift list as our 2021 Fall Fundraiser kicks off! Be on the lookout for Charleston Wrap fundraising info. Your support will help us reach our fundraising goal!


Bring your family and join us to kickoff the new school year! All families are welcome to come socialize and celebrate our SJS family. We’ll be outdoors on the field & blacktop from 5-7pm and will have TK Burger, Kona Ice and other fun activities on site. Please place your orders in advance to help us plan accordingly. Meals will be $10 or you’re welcome to bring your own picnic too!

To place your order, click HERE.

Diocese Guidelines for the 2021-2022 School Year


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated guidance for K-12 (K is inclusive of TK) schools reflecting recent updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). County health officials have confirmed that all school districts must comply with the guidance for schools included in the State Public Health Officer Order of June 11, 2021, which derives its authority from Health and Safety Codes 120125, 120140, 120175,120195 and 131080 and other applicable laws. As a public entity, the Orange County public health order includes a similar requirement.

The Department of Catholic Schools and your school’s administration will continue to monitor our state’s guidance and will keep you posted on any changes that impact Catholic school operations. We will continue to follow public health and safety guidelines and uphold our bishops’ commitment to the common good.





  • Communicate the safety measures in place for the 2021-2022 school year with all shareholders, including a dedicated place on the school’s website



  • Students in all grade levels, K-12 (K is inclusive of TK), are required to mask indoors
  • Adults in K-12 school settings are required to mask when sharing indoor spaces with students
  • Masks are optional outdoors for all in K-12 school settings
  • If a student is in need of a mask, please make one available for him/her
  • A student is not allowed to attend class if he/she is not wearing a mask



  • Physical distancing requirements are not necessary when other mitigation strategies are implemented (i.e. masking)



  • Advise staff members and students with symptoms of COVID-19 infection not to return for inperson instruction until they have met CDPH criteria to return to school for those with symptoms:
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of feverreducing medications; and
    • Other symptoms have improved; and
    • They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset
  • Quarantine recommendations for: unvaccinated students for exposures when both parties were wearing a mask, as required in K-12 indoor settings. These are adapted from the CDC K-12 guidance and CDC definition of a close contact.
    • When both parties were wearing a mask in the indoor classroom setting, unvaccinated students who are close contacts (more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet indoors) may undergo a modified 10-day quarantine as follows. They may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they:
      • Are asymptomatic;
      • Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
      • Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine; and
      • Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting
  • Quarantine recommendations for: unvaccinated close contacts who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the indoor exposure; or unvaccinated students as described above.
    • For these contacts, those who remain asymptomatic, meaning they have NOT had any symptoms, may discontinue self-quarantine under the following conditions:
      • Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
      • Quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen is collected after Day 5 from the date of last exposure and tests negative



  • Cleaning once a day is usually sufficient enough to remove potential viruses that may be on surfaces
  • If a facility has had a sick person with COVID-19 within the last 24 hours, clean and disinfect the spaces occupied by that person during this time



  • Schools should review their rules for visitors and family engagement activities
    • All visitors to campus must be masked, regardless of vaccination status



  • Be prepared to offer alternative educational opportunities for students who are excluded from campus due to a legitimate health concern (i.e. COVID positive, or needing to quarantine)
  • A student should be marked absent if he/she is not present in class or actively engaged in Distance Learning due to an appropriately documented medical reason
  • Establish a plan to close school, if necessary, and quickly implement a Distance Learning program should the need arise







Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year


The 2021 Saint Joachim Fun Run was another fantastic success and provided many memorable moments and tons of fun. Below are the highlight videos from this exciting day.

Short Version (0:59)


Longer Version (16:03)


Get yours today!! They are $30 for a soft cover and $35 for a hard cover.

Please go to and put in our school code: 5196021 to purchase. If you need to pay by check, please contact Sue Kelly at


Who are Families In Prayer?
A group formed by hope to unite parents together in prayer to help
our St. Joachim School community grow with love, integrity and foster high moral standards and values. Our prayer intentions will be aimed at nurturing and equipping all connected to our St.
Joachim school community with gracious hope and faith filled spirit.

We welcome you to join us every Thursday at 8:30 AM via Zoom to provide that one of a kind encouragement and positive support to our students, teachers and administrative staff that prayer brings!Any questions? Please contact Monica Atha at


This holiday season, give the gift that spreads joy long after its been unwrapped – SCRIP gift cards! Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list while raising money for our school. Whether you buy gift cards as presents or use them to buy gifts, your order immediately raises money for our school and goes towards your yearly $100 SCRIP profit obligation. We keep track of your profits for you! Shop from 250 + brands that can now be delivered right to your door, or sent right to friends and family with the mobile app, RaiseRight.

Enroll in the RaiseRight mobile app or on with our school enrollment code: 741ACB63234L4 As a reminder, through our online SCRIP program you can purchase instant eGiftCards as well as order traditional gift cards to be sent right to your door OR to our office for pickup. For office pickup, we ask that gift card orders be made by Friday 8:15am. We will confirm those orders on Friday and have them ready for pickup/delivery the following Wednesday. If you have any questions about SCRIP or your SCRIP profit obligation, please don’t hesitate to contact Mayra Herrera at or Happy Shopping!


Sing Your Praise to the Lord! This is a reminder that our Saint Joachim School Choir Soprano 1 and Soprano 2 (both groups) will be rehearsing this Thursday 12/3 from 7:45-8:30 a.m. Out of an abundance of safety, we’ll rehearse on school campus outdoors Thursday morning. We’ll pull the whole group together at a later time ensuring guidelines permit. As per campus safety protocols, masks are required. Not a member and want to audition? Email us to set up an appointment! Have general questions about our school choir? Please reach out to Mr. Andrew Everson or Caitlin Lovato Thank you!

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