The First Independent STEAM School in Orange County, CA
Serving Early Childhood to 8th Grade

Our Return to Campus Plan

Engaging Every Student, Every Day


COVID-19 Planning Efforts for the 2020-21 School Year

The St. John's Episcopal School leadership team, with the full support of the School Committee, is working diligently to develop a Return to Campus strategy that allows for flexibility and transparency, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our community, as well as the educational experience of our students.

While details will be forthcoming as guidance and best practices continue to unfold from state and local agencies, as well as the National Association of Independent Schools, we can share the following expectations for now:

On-Campus Experience:  We fully expect to welcome all of our St. John's Cardinals back to campus for the 20-21 school year.  We have set a high bar, given the circumstances:  Engage every student, every day.  To do so, we will maximize our learning spaces throughout campus, invest in technology and learning infrastructure, and continue to deliver the top-notch St. John's program we know and love.  There will be reasonable short-term adjustments to ensure our program remains age- and developmentally-appropriate. All actions will be in service of having students on campus each day to learn and grow with their talented faculty.  

Future Communication:  SJES families can expect to receive regular, ongoing updates from the School. On August 5, we shared our Return to Campus Plan, with further division-specific detail to come in future weeks.  Our planning and expectations for such health issues continue to be predicated upon a shared responsibility of all in our community to take reasonable action to ensure their and others' safety during this time and through the school year. We're one Cardinal Family, counting on one another!


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