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Mrs. Claire Larmon, Assistant Principal of Instructional Support

Week of September 23

Posted on Sep 24, 2019

Attention All 8th Grade Families:

HSPT Entrance Exam Prep Course at SJF 

An HSPT Entrance Exam Prep course will be offered to interested 8th grade students.  Our instructors will review all 5 sections of the exam—Verbal Skills, Mathematics, Reading, Language, and Quantitative Skills. The students will learn time management skills which are crucial for the HSPT and all standardized tests. Instructors will teach important problem-solving strategies and work to review and strengthen students’ content knowledge during the prep course.

Course dates:            10/15, 10/16, 10/22, 10/23, 10/29

                                    11/5, 11/6, 11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/20

                                    12/3 & 12/4 (All Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Course Time:              3-4 p.m.

Cost: $125 (cash or check made payable to SJF School)

Instructors: Mrs. Folliard, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Hakanen

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 30th

A registration form was sent home. Please see Mrs. Larmon if you need another form or have any questions. 

Week of 9/9

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Dear SJF Families,

I want to make you aware of two new policies for the 2019-2020 school year. 

E-Learning Days – NEW POLICY

The Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted an e-learning Day policy for the 2019-2020 school year.  e-Learning Days are defined as days that include online instruction, independent research projects, and other document- based learning, etc. Schools may only implement e-Learning Days when school is cancelled due to inclement weather or other unexpected closures.  Schools may utilize up to four days of e-Learning Days per year, provided that at least 4 core subjects, including religion, are covered each day.

Students in grades Pre-K-2 will have some planned academic requirements on these days but may be limited in scope.  Students can be expected to watch videos on educational websites, read leveled readers or complete tasks using materials that are developmentally appropriate to their grade level. Teachers will be available to answer questions via email throughout the day up until 3:00 p.m.

Students in grades 3-8 will complete assignments posted on a school’s website or Google Classroom. All assignments will be posted by 9:00 a.m. with teachers available to answer questions via email throughout the day up until 3:00 p.m. It is understood that students will have a wide variety of responsibilities at home during e-Learning Days and that some may not have access to the internet. Teachers understand this and will be flexible with those situations. However, the expectation is that students will complete the work in a timely manner as developed between student and teacher.

Extracurricular Eligibility-NEW POLICY

All students are to perform to the best of their abilities. If a student has 2 D's and/or an F average in any class at progress report or report card distribution time, that child must attend a MANDATORY study hall two days a week. The student’s grades will be evaluated for improvement after two weeks. If the student attends the bi-weekly study halls and shows a commitment to improve, then he/she can continue participating in extracurriculars.

During the hour long after-school study hall, a Jr. High teacher will work with the student to complete missing work and homework as well as study for tests and quizzes. The student must demonstrate a willingness to work hard and improve. If a student misses one of the scheduled study halls, the student will be suspended from all extracurricular activities, including but not limited to athletics, cheerleading, SOAR, school play etc. 

Have a great week!

 

 

Introduction

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Hello! My name is Claire Larmon. I am so excited for the opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal of Instructional Support at St. John Fisher. As a graduate of SJF, I have such special memories from my time in this school building and community. I am truly blessed to have an opportunity to work with such a committed and accomplished faculty and staff. I am excited to get to know and help support your talented and kind children. In order for our students to learn, it is so important that they all feel welcome and comfortable each day. I promise to do my best to support our amazing faculty and staff so that all of our Falcons can be successful and happy.

Last year, I was fortunate to teach 8th Grade ELA at SJF. Previously, I taught Freshman English and Speech at Saint Ignatius. While teaching at Saint Ignatius, I received my Masters of Education and Type 75 Certification from Loyola University.  After some time in the classroom, I served as the Director of Admissions and Recruiting at Saint Ignatius. My husband and I live in St. Catherine Parish. Our daughter, Rose, is a sophomore at Saint Ignatius, and Ellie, Michael, Maeve and Scarlett attend St. Catherine.

Here’s to a great school year!  Fly Like a Falcon!

 

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