WELCOME TO OUR EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY OF PASSIONATE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF.

 

Congratulations on your admission to Saint Joseph Academy! It was the Administrations' sincere pleasure to review the tremendous talents, diverse backgrounds, and unique qualities of every applicant. Each Bloodhound should be proud of their selection from among such a talented group of prospective students. Welcome to the SJA family!

Here you'll find important information about things you need to do and know as a new Bloodhound.


Creating your Family Portal Account: 

  1. Select "Create New Family Portal Account

  2. Enter "SJAB-TX" into the District Code Field

  3. Enter your email address

  4. Click the "Create Accountbutton

  5. You will receive an email from FACTS SIS Customer Support containing a link that will allow you to create your username and password. **Please note that it may take approximately 10-15 minutes to receive this email ** For security purposes the link will remain active for 6 hours.

  6. Please click on the link. A Change/Create Password screen will open. You may use the default username provided, or create a new username. Then type in your desired password into the Password field and Confirm Field.

  7. Click on the Save Username and/or Password button.

  8. Close the window.

 

Logging into your Family Portal:

  1. Type in your username and password. If you have forgotten your username or password, please click on the link provided.

  2. After logging in, click on Apply/Enroll in the left menu.

  3. Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment link.

 

Should you have any concerns or questions on the process, please contact Mrs. Leatrice Bradford at lbradford@sja.us or 956-542-3581 ext. 311.





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Student Checklist

Complete everything on this checklist by the first week of school in August.

Family Portal: Please notify the main office if you have a new email address in order for us to update the system.

Books- Consumables will become available August 1st at the Follett Bookstore located at 83 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520.

SJA ID Card -Each student will be issued a student identification card at the beginning of the year. This I.D. card must always be carried by students while on campus and at school-related events. Lost or missing cards must be immediately reported to the Dean of Students and replaced at a cost of $10.00.

Learning Center (if applicable)

Locker

Locks: Locks for school issued lockers are available for purchase at the SJA Bookstore ($8). Locks on all lockers must be an SJA issued lock or the lock will be removed. Students must always keep a lock on their locker to endure safety of their personal belongings.

Parking Permit -All students driving on campus must have a valid SJA Parking Permit to park on campus. Permits are available for purchase for $50 from the Receptionist in the main office. You will need to provide the make, model, year, tag number, car color and proof of auto insurance.

Advising

Register for New Bloodhound Orientation

Athletic Forms

Uniforms -Only pre-approved Lands’ End uniforms can be worn. There are different styles available and different ways to shop.

Online: Click on Uniforms and create or sign-in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number Search: 900139510). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.

Phone: Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900139510, grade level and gender. Our team of consultants are available 24/7 for assistance.

 


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New Bloodhound Orientation

Get a chance to meet your teachers, see your classrooms, and take a tour of our stunning campus. Meet other students as you learn about school procedures and uniform regulation, school clubs, and sports organizations.


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Back to School Kick-Off

First day back to school can be a struggle when you've been away all summer... Saint Joseph Academy has a Back to School Kick-Off to get the ball going smoothly for the upcoming school year. We begin in Homeroom where students have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with each other after not having seen each other all summer. For our new students, it's a good time to get adjusted to a new setting and to get to know new peers. Students follow their new schedules, meet their new teachers, review school policy and become familiar with any new changes, and we end the day with a spirit-filled assembly -ready to kick-off the new school year! 





"My feelings of the first day of middle school were probably no different than the average seventh grader. Fear of the unknown. Not knowing what to expect or understanding fully how this would be different than elementary caused a little trepidation on the first day of school. Much to my surprise, it was an easy transition and a year filled with great memories."