Parents & Students
The Bistro's summer hours are 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. We will be offering breakfast and lunch items.
SUMMER EDITION: VOL. 3 (JULY 29, 2021)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE WELCOME BACK MASS AND BASH
All JSerra families are invited to the Welcome Back Mass and Bash on Saturday 8/21! It's a carnival-style event to celebrate the new school year. Mass begins at 4:00 p.m. in the Pavilion followed by food (hamburgers, pizza, street tacos, and ice cream) and games (inflatable slides, photo booth, bungee jumping, robo surfing, rock climbing wall, and more) from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring the whole family and make some new friends, too!
PARENT HOEDOWN THROWDOWN TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Parents, come meet other JSerra parents at the Parent Hoedown Throwdown from 8:30-10:45 p.m. on Saturday 8/28 at the San Juan Hills Golf Club. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased here. We will be providing a no-host bar, small plates, music, and dancing. Please wear Western attire. This event takes place the same night as the Welcome Back Dance so drop your students off at the Pavilion and then head on over to the Hoedown for some fun!
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR COLLEGE APPLICATION BOOTCAMP
Today is the last day to register for College Application Bootcamp. Taking place virtually from 12:30-4:00 p.m. next week, this special bootcamp is for rising seniors who want to get a jumpstart on their college applications. JSerra Counseling and their college admissions partners will help students write their college essays, create resumes that highlight their achievements, and practice college interviews. Register online today!
SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS DUE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Summer Assignments are due the first day of school. Students must double-check the list to make sure they know which courses require summer assignments.
LEAD PROGRAM IS TAKING APPLICATIONS
Calling all JSerra students! Are you interested in hosting a shadow this school year? Do you have so much love for JSerra that you want to share it with prospective families? Then the LEAD Program is for you! LEAD is a student leadership organization that promotes and markets the JSerra mission to surrounding communities. LEAD members are asked to attend numerous marketing events throughout the school year such as school visits, open houses, pride events, and more. Whether you are new to LEAD or have been a member of LEAD in the past, you must complete the application here. The deadline to apply is Friday 8/6.
If you haven't had a chance to read the Back-to-School Guide that was emailed to all parents last week by President Meyer and Principal Stroupe, please download the PDF or view the flipbook. It contains pertinent information to help you prepare for the start of the 2021-2022 school year.
IT'S SENIOR PORTRAIT TIME!
Parents of seniors, it's time to commemorate your student's final high school year with a senior portrait session taken by our official senior photographer, South Coast Photographic. To help us maintain a consistent quality for yearbook production, images must be taken by South Coast Photographic in order for your senior's images to be published in our yearbook. Download the flyer for more information including pricing, dress code, and scheduling appointments.
PARKING PERMIT SALES RESUME NEXT MONTH
For students who have not previously purchased parking permits, we will reopen the online payment form before the school year begins. Thank you for your patience!
HOW TO PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS FOR FALL
if you have not yet purchased textbooks for the new school year, please download the Textbook List, which contains 13-digit ISBNs to help you search for books online. There are multiple ways to buy textbooks:
- Buy directly from a publisher, Amazon, or another book retailer of your choice using the Textbook List.
- Purchase from Follett Virtual Campus, which is a textbook re-seller that offers many of our textbooks for sale.
- See the announcement directly below for the JSerra Textbook Exchange — a new initiative we've launched to help families sell to and buy textbooks from one another at more affordable prices.
SAVE MONEY ON THE JSERRA TEXTBOOK EXCHANGE
The JSerra Textbook Exchange was recently created to enable parents and students to buy and sell used textbooks in hopes of reducing textbook costs for participants. The only way this site will be successful is if many people list and buy used books. We have already had numerous sales and free books claimed! Please check it out and consider listing your 2020-21 books for sale. Bookmark the site here for easy access.
COURSE CHANGE FORM DUE AUGUST 27 AT THE LATEST
The course change deadline was at the beginning of June, so the Counseling Department is unable to make any course changes at this time. To submit a course change for the 2021-2022 school year, students must complete this form by noon on Tuesday 8/27 at the latest. Course changes will be considered beginning Thursday 8/5. Please plan to keep your current courses until you are notified by the Counseling Department after 8/5. Please keep in mind that enrollment at JSerra is close to capacity and classrooms may reach maximum numbers. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule change request, but may have some limitations due to availability of courses.
SIGN UP TO HOST NET MISSIONARIES
JSerra will be welcoming a team of eight young adult missionaries from NET Ministries to campus to serve as part of our campus ministry team. To make as big an impact on school culture as possible, and to maximize a true missionary spirit, NET's young men and women stay with volunteer host families. Families are asked to host two missionaries for a two-week period. The commitment is minimal: provide breakfast and dinner and a place for two missionaries to sleep (in keeping with their missionary spirit, NET team members bring sleeping bags so they aren't strangers to sleeping on the floor).
We are asking our families to consider signing up this week to host two NET missionaries for two weeks. To answer all of your questions and sign up for two NET missionaries, visit jserra.org/nethost. Further questions can be directed to Campus Minister Abdulla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for partnering with us in this exciting new venture into our ever-deepening faith formation at JSerra!
|Sat 7/31||6:00-7:30 p.m.||Football Family Social||Outdoor Basketball Court|
|Mon 8/2||9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||New International Student Orientation||Busch Hall Center Room|
|Mon 8/2-Fri 8/6||12:30-4:00 p.m.||College Application Bootcamp||Virtual|
|Tues 8/3||9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||New International Student Testing Day||Parr Hall|
|Fri 8/6||Fall Sport Fees Due|
|Fri 8/6||LEAD Program Application Due|
|Sat 8/7||9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.||Senior Lot Paint Day (SOLD OUT)||Senior Parking Lot|
|Mon 8/9||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Freshman Student Orientation||Pavilion|
|Mon 8/9||8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Freshman Parent Orientation||Busch Hall Center Room|
|Tues 8/10||8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.||Freshman Retreat||Off Campus|
|Tue 8/10||12:30-3:00 p.m.||Transfer Orientation||Busch Hall Center Room|
|Thurs 8/12||First Day of School (1st Quarter)
First Day of Online Program
|Fri 8/13||Senior English Classes||Powerful College Essay Writing Tips|
|5:30-7:00 p.m.||New Parent Family Flings||Quad|
|Tue 8/17||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||TBA|
|School Photos||Busch Hall Center Room|
|Thurs 8/19||Athletics Student Manager Application Due (Fall Sports)|
|Thurs 8/19||9:00-10:00 a.m.||Coffee with Courtney: COVID Recovery with Your Teen||Busch Hall Center Room|
|Thurs 8/19||6:30-7:30 p.m.||Senior Parent Night (Counseling Event)||TBA|
|Sat 8/21||4:00-8:00 p.m.||Welcome Back Mass and Bash||Pavilion and Main Field|
|Tue 8/24||Club Fair|
|Tue 8/24||7:00-8:30 p.m.||TNL||TBA|
|Thurs 8/26||6:30-9:00 p.m.||Back to School Night|
|Fri 8/27||12:00 p.m.||Course Change Form Due|
|Fri 8/27||7:00-10:00 p.m.||Varsity Football vs Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks)||Main Field|
|Sat 8/28||8:00-11:00 p.m.||Welcome Back Dance||Pavilion|
|Sat 8/28||8:30-10:45 p.m.||Parent Hoedown Throwdown||San Juan Hills Golf Club|
The calendar is subject to change. For the latest updates, please refer to jserra.org/calendar.
No new announcements at this time.
FALL SPORT FEES DUE NEXT FRIDAY
For students playing CIF sports this Fall season, your sport fee is due next Friday 8/6. The $2,000 sports fee is a one-time fee and allows participation in multiple CIF sports over all three seasons. If your student-athlete will be playing Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, or Boys Water polo, please make your payment at jserra.org/fees.
ATHLETIC STUDENT MANAGERS NEEDED
JSerra Athletics is accepting applications for Student Managers for Fall, Winter, and Spring season sports. Students selected for the program will receive 5 P.E. credits for completion of the season. Duties will fall under each Head Coaches' discretion but may include: assisting with equipment, filling water jugs, set-up/break-down for games, scrimmages, equipment and apparel, game day operations, travel with team to away games, recording statistics, score-keeping, video recording games, photography for social media and game recaps, posting game updates to Blast. For more information and to apply, click here. The deadline to apply for Fall sports is Friday 8/19.
JSerra Football is looking to add eager young student managers to join our team and assist in everything that relates to football. Selected students will receive 5 P.E. credits for completion of the season. We are specifically looking for students to help our video coordinator film practices and games, assist with any equipment needs, and assist coaches in any way they may need. Our coaches would love to write letters of recommendations for students who show promise and a drive to pursue a career in the sports field — whether it be coaching, filming, equipment management, etc. This is a great way to learn about all the different career opportunities in sports and even earn a paid position while attending college — not to mention possibly earning scholarships!
Student managers would need to be available for most practices after school each day from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and for most games on Thursday and Friday nights. We are looking for students who are eager to to learn, participate in team functions and be a valued member of JSerra Football, for the application and additional information, click here. The deadline to apply is Monday 8/19.
There is a mandatory meeting for Girls Golf parents and players at 7:00 p.m. this Monday 8/2 in the Lion's Den (inside the Pavilion). Please contact Head Coach Emily Beane at email@example.com if you are interested and have not been receiving emails about Girls Golf. We are ready for a great fall season!
Riders, are you interested in representing JSerra in the Orange County Interscholastic Equestrian League for the 2021-2022 season? Stop by the Club Fair on Tuesday 8/24 and pick up a packet with loads of information and an application. We would be thrilled to have you join this amazingly talented and fun group! Questions? Please email Equestrian Team Moderator Mary Victoria Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.