-Q: Do you have to be Catholic to attend Saint Joseph Academy?

A: No, we accept students from all faiths and all backgrounds. Marist schools welcome all young people, whatever their circumstances, offering each one an education which draws faith, culture, and life into harmony.


-Q: Are there any restrictions on the type of backpack my child can use?

A: There are no restriction on the type of backpack used here at Saint Joseph Academy. A bag that is favorable/appropriate for the school and student is recommended.


-Q: Where can I find the school supplies list for my child?

A: School supplies lists will be issued to all students by their individual teachers during the first day of class.


-Q: What time does class start?

A: School begins with prayer promptly at 8:25am. If a student arrives to their 1st period after the bell, they are considered tardy. A warning bell will ring at 8:20am letting students know to head to their first period class.

PRO-TIP: There are over 400+ families arriving onto campus around the same time and drop-off lines may be long.  Being stuck in the drop-off line will not be an excuse if a student is late to class.  SJA recommends all students arrive on campus by 8:00am.  


- Q: How do I sign-up for the SJA Meal Plan?

  A:  The August/September Meal Plan sign-up link and menu can be viewed at sja.us/st-joe-life/parental-involvement 


- Q: What time can I pick up my child(ren)?

  A: The school day ends at 3:35pm and the front gates open for pickup at 3:30pm.

PRO-TIP: Arrive after 3:45pm to avoid waiting in the long pick-up line


- Q: What happens if my child gets COVID-19?

  A: Any student testing positive for COVID-19 is REQUIRED to quarantine for 5 days from the day they tested positive. 


- Q: What if I am in close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

  A:  If you are vaccinated, you DO NOT need to quarantine. Unvaccinated students are REQUIRED to quarantine for 5 days from 1st exposure.

PRO-TIP: Submit your child's vaccination card/record to vaccine@sja.us


-Q: Can I bring my child(ren) food?

A: Food deliveries or drop-offs WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. This includes lunches dropped off by parent/family members, restaurant delivery, Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc.