Campus Update for Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Good afternoon! Here are this week's news and announcements from St. Johns Country Day School:

Grade 5-6 Parent Transition Meeting

Do you have a child who will be entering Grade 6? Don't miss our Grade 5-6 Transition Meeting, coming up this Thursday, January 28, 2021 in the Performing Arts Center. There is so much to explore and so many new experiences waiting for your child as they progress to Middle School. We're excited to tell you all about it, and be sure to bring your questions! This event will be socially distanced and with masks required. Can't be there in person? Please join us for the livestream at We look forward to seeing you there!

Did you miss last week's Grade 9 Parent Preview? You can check out the livestream recording on the Upper School My School App Topics Page! 

2021-2022 Curriculum Guide

As you're starting to think about your student's upcoming year and 2021-2022 classes, St. Johns' new Curriculum Guide—a comprehensive guide to classes and coursework in each division—stands ready to help. Download your copy right here, or access it from each division's My School App Topics page.

2021-2022 Contracts

As mentioned in Mrs. Baker's email last week, your updated contract(s) are now available in My School App. After you log in, you should see a banner across the top of the page alerting you to their availability, and with a quick link to access them. Please take a moment to review them and do let us know if you have any questions. Also, if your plans for next year include relocation or other family transitions that do not include St. Johns, please let us know before February 28, 2021.

Do you know a family who might be interested in learning what a St. Johns education can do for their child? Invite them to join us for Spartan Showcase, a live, interactive event with faculty, staff, and students that will showcase how St. Johns defines college prep through our innovative student experience.

  When:      Sunday, January 31, 2021
    1:00-4:00 p.m.

Visit to learn more and register!

January Character Foundations: Responsibility  

This month in St. Johns' innovative character education program, Spartans of all ages will be learning about and putting into practice responsibility, which is defined as proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you. You can learn more about responsibility and this month's activities at

Join Us for A Night in Old Havana

Save the Date for the 2021 Gala & Auction: A Night in Old Havana, coming Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Timuquana Country Club. This fun-filled evening will feature a silent and live auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and more. Show your support by sponsoring the event or donating an item, service, or experience to our auction. Learn more at and we'll see you there!

Key Contacts
Some things never change— no matter the circumstances, St. Johns staff stand ready to assist with anything you might need. Please feel free to reach out at any time to:

  Head of School Valorie Baker
  Head of Upper School Mary Virginia Fisher
  Head of Middle School Jackie Lentini
  Head of Lower School Otis Wirth

We hope you have a great week!