On behalf of the faculty and staff of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart, I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year! I want to begin by extending a warm welcome to the newest members of the Josephinum community. This year, we are incredibly excited to report that several new young women will be joining our student body. In addition, I am pleased to introduce you to the new faculty for the 2023-24 school year:
Ms. Sarah Buckalew, Mandarin Teacher
Ms. Samantha Lazzaro, Math Teacher
Mr. Eric Lewis, Math Teacher
Ms. Denise Torres Velasquez, Counselor
In an effort to ensure we continue to offer a holistic education that meets the intellectual, social, spiritual, and emotional needs of our students, we have an administrative structure that contains representation from all major departments within the high school. The 2023-2024 Principal Team has proven to be successful, while keeping a pulse on all the elements that provide our students with an outstanding, well-rounded high school experience. I am confident that the Principal’s Team will lead Josephinum through a fun and successful school year. Please join me in welcoming the new Principal Team:
Principal: Mrs. Colleen Schrantz
Head of Admissions: Ms. Kathryn Bartholomew
Dean of Students: Ms. Jillian Knapczyk
Director of Student Services: Ms. Olivia Landry
Athletic Director: Tania Lopez
Director of Development and Marketing: Ms. Carly McGuire
Director of Student Life and Partnerships: Ms. Monique Norington-Joseph
Dean of Instruction and Curriculum: Ms. Nancy To
Due to our sincere commitment to educate all students to reach their highest academic potential, I look forward to continuing a productive partnership with you, as we support our students in reaching their highest academic potential, discovering their unique place in the world, and growing as confident, faith-filled leaders. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success, and as a school, we will continue to do our very best to achieve our mission. In doing so, we look to the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart to provide the foundation for our school program.
As a school of the Sacred Heart, Josephinum commits itself to:
A Personal and active faith in God
A deep respect for intellectual values
A social awareness which impels to action
The building of community as a Christian value
A personal growth in the atmosphere of wise freedom
Today, I ask that each of us commits to the reinforcement of these goals in the lives of our students. As a cornerstone of the partnership we have entered with your family, communication is essential. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us and we will promise to do the same. Our shared commitment must be to communicate openly, respectfully and responsively.
Just a reminder, student orientation for incoming Freshmen and transfer students will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 8:30am-12:00pm. Orientation is mandatory for all new students. School begins Wednesday, August 23rd. All students should arrive promptly by 8:30am, in full uniform. The school day will conclude at 3:45pm. Please contact the front office if you have any questions.
Please continue to keep our Josephinum community in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to ramp up for the new school year together. We appreciate your ongoing support, patience, flexibility and commitment. I look forward to continuing our work together as we support our students’ success. I hope you enjoy your final days of summer!
Your Partner in Education,
A few additional reminders: Uniforms: Please review this link to see our latest uniform options and styles. Schoolbelles is our new vendor. It is important that we all come back in uniform and ready for the new year!
Lunch Forms: You have received an email from Ms. Letty about free and reduced lunch forms. Lunch will no longer be free for all. It is essential that all families complete this document. Not only does it qualify your student for free or reduced lunch; the student could also qualify for ACT/SAT and college application waivers. It is extremely important that you get this information in.
IEP and 504 plans: If your student has an individualized education plan or health related 504 plans, please make sure that you reach out to Ms. Olivia Landry at email@example.com to make sure we have all appropriate documentation on file to serve your student.
School Supplies: Click here to view our 2023 – 2024 School Supplies List.
Ventra Card: Please review the email from Ms. Letty that will include information on how to renew your Ventra card.