Dear John Bapst families,
We are very excited to welcome both new and returning students for the school year that’s right around the corner! While you enjoy the final weeks of summer, we wanted to share some important information now. This note is a glimpse of what you can expect weekly from the school. It is intended to provide reminders, updates, and opportunities.
In addition to the items listed below, you’ll see attached important documents like the bell schedule and calendar and a couple of links as well. We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces soon!
-Jason O’Reilly, Principal and Academic Dean
Fall sports begin Monday, August 15. The participation and physical forms need to be completed: John Bapst Athletic Participation Form 8_2022.pdf, Proof of Physical Exam.pdf .
Visit 2022 Fall Sports–Coaches Contact and First Activity.pdf for the start-of-sports schedules. Note, there is no longer a separate sports participation fee. There is a single annual fee for each student that covers sports, activities, and other student-related expenses.
If you have not already, please be sure to sign up for music camp. For more info and to register, visit https://www.johnbapst.org/
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of classes for NEW students is August 29. The first day of school for ALL students is August 30.
NEW STUDENT-PARENT ORIENTATION
Students and parents new to John Bapst should attend New Student-Parent Orientation on Thursday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Sekera Auditorium. This event is designed to help you understand what to expect from the school, and it will also give students a chance to try their lockers, walk around the school, and meet one another!
Students can now view their schedules in PowerSchool using the link below. There are no study halls or homerooms listed yet. Changes can be requested through the school counselors: Ms. Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) has last names A-L and Mr. Umphrey (email@example.com) has last names M-Z.
Parents of both new and returning students are asked to complete required forms in PowerSchool as soon as possible. The forms tab can be found on the navigation menu on the left side of the screen once in PowerSchool. Parents new to the school should receive log-in information next week.
All students will have access to the school through the foyer doors during hours when school is in session. This access is provided through an app that students will install on their personal smartphones. A link to the app (from OpenPath) will be sent directly to students’ school email address. Students should check their school email to download the app starting next week.
RSU 63 BUS PASS
Students from RSU 63 (Holbrook district) are asked to complete the form below by August 15 if they expect to take the bus this year. All students will be required to have a bus pass when they board an RSU 63 bus. Find pass information at (https://docs.google.com/
School lunch must be ordered online and paid for in advance. Orders must be placed by 12 noon on Wednesday for the following week. Visit https://johnbapst.
Throughout the year the school actively seeks homestay families for the current or following year. Please contact Ms. Kearns (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested or have questions.