New District App and Website

After months of working with our new app and website developer, our new district app will go “live” this week. The interface of the app is super user friendly and we hope will help parents and community members keep up-to-date with everything going on at each school. Parents will be able to track all events going on at the schools, the dining calendar, updated news stories from our district, along with a live feed for each school that will be posted on regularly. As soon as the app and website go “live,” we will be advertising on our social media pages and around the community. The app can be found in the Google Play and App store by searching “SJUSD.”

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week (May 2-6) is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have some amazing teachers in our district and we are excited to celebrate them this week. The Booster Club is doing a soda/cracker/chips and salsa bar at each of the schools this week, and we are catering lunch for each school at the end of the week. Each school is also doing specific things for their teachers.   

Hiring Season

 It is hiring season in the district! We are grateful for all of the wonderful individuals who have applied and accepted new positions in the district made vacant by retiring staff and those moving on to new opportunities. Currently, we are still in need of a full-day kindergarten teacher, a reading specialist at the middle school, and potentially a math teacher at the high school. We have had some additional applications come in and hope to fill the kindergarten position soon. We are confident that we will be fully staffed soon!  

Events Throughout the District

The end of the school year is always a fun time of year with a lot going on at each of our schools. Mr. St. Johns Pageant was a huge success last week. We are so grateful for Brandi Oveson and all those who participated. In the next few weeks, we will have music concerts, state playoffs, and meets for Spring sports, along with end-of-the-year festivities at each of our schools. Middle School Promotion is on the 26th and St. Johns High School Graduation is on the 27th. We invite everyone to visit our calendar page on our new website and app often to stay up-to-date on all the fun things that will be taking place. We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding end of the school year.





Superintendent, SJUSD