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Saint Joseph Grade School
216 North Hill Street
South Bend, Indiana 46617
(574) 234-0451

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Click on the map above to view the 2015-16 SJGS Drop-off & Pickup Procedures.

 View the 2015-16 Academic Calendar.

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Important: New Drop-off & Pickup Procedures

Please be sure to read and become familiar with the new drop-off and pickup procedures. It is important that all drivers adhere to the procedures in order to ensure the safety of our children. Parents are encouraged to use Hill Street for morning drop-off; after school pickup is based on the grade of the youngest child in the family/carpool. There are also several parking restrictions to become familiar with during the drop-off and pickup hours. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to provide safe but efficient processes.

Directory Orders - Due August 28

Family Directory orders are being accepted online through August 28. There will be no paper form sent home. Directories are $6 and will be billed to families' FACTS accounts. For questions, contact contact Jennifer Fortener at fortenerj@hotmail.com.

Help "Bridge the Gap" - Pledge Now!

Download a Pledge Form  |  Read the FAQ

Goal: $900,000  |  Current Total: $780,136 (as of August 24)
Our target date is here but it is not too late to help us reach our goal! Drop your pledge forms at Mass or at the parish or school office!

We are almost there and we need your help! Our goal is to secure $900,000 in pledges so that we can begin the final phase of our campaign projects -- a school addition with classrooms and a gymnasium, and improved green space -- that will serve our parish in numerous ways for generations to come! 

The generations of Saint Joe faithful that have come before us have left us a great legacy. I feel that we have been blessed in many ways, and I give thanks to God. I pray that each of you, too, will see God’s glory in the work before us, be inspired by the underlying mission we seek to strengthen, and find within yourselves a desire to give in gratitude.

Thank you to those who have already stepped up with great enthusiasm towards this initiative! I continue to be humbled by the generosity within our Saint Joseph community. Know that I welcome any questions you might have as you prayerfully consider your support. For your convenience, you may download a pledge form here. Also see our frequently asked questions.

May God bless our parish named in honor of his faithful servant Saint Joseph, and may God bless you and your family this Easter Season!

Fr. Kevin Russeau, C.S.C.
Pastor

Saint Joseph Named "Four-Star School"

Saint Joseph Grade School has once again been named a "Four-Star School" by the State of Indiana. Saint Joseph is the only elementary school in South Bend to receive the honor this year. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned an “A” in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. Congratulations also to our other area Catholic school honorees: Saint Joseph High School, Marian High School, Queen of Peace School in Mishawaka, and Saint Pius X School in Granger. A total of 281 schools received the award throughout the state. See the Indiana DOE announcement for more info.

School Accreditation

Please read a letter regarding the coming accreditation process, which is in a phase of evaluating Academic Excellence & Operational Vitality. Our parish community's participation in the continuous improvement process is valued and appreciated. Please contact the school office with any questions.

    
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Saint Joseph Grade School, an educational ministry of Saint Joseph Catholic Church of the Diocese of Fort Wayne‐South Bend, was named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Saint Joseph Grade School was the only school in greater South Bend to earn this designation and the only Catholic school in Indiana to receive the designation for 2011.  Read more >

Principal's Letter on the Blue Ribbon Award >  

  
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The Saint Joseph Scrip Program offers our school the opportunity to establish an ongoing means of raising funds without asking supporters to spend any more money than they already do in their daily routine. We encourage all families and friends to learn more and participate in this important opportunity for Saint Joseph Grade School.

New for 2015-16: Saint Joseph is implementing a new feature to its Scrip Program - 50% of family profit earned over $300 can be credited forward to next year's tuition! View a letter from our pastor and principal for more details!

The Scrip Office is open Monday - Friday, from 8:00am until 2:45pm. After 2:45pm, scrip will be sold in the parking lot until approximately 3:15pm. Scrip is also sold on weekends in the church after Masses and at the parish office in the summer.

Jennifer Fortener and Julie Harmon
Scrip Coordinators
scrip@stjosephgradeschool.com
(574)210-8000 Scrip Office Phone

Click Here to learn more about the Saint Joseph Scrip Program

Click Here to download the latest Scrip Order Form

  
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