September 17 - Picture Day

September 25 - School Improvement Day (1/2 day of attendance)

October 2 - PTO Art with Allie (Mom's Night out) at the STJ Activity Center at 7:00

October 5-9 - Fire Prevention Week (Trip to the STJ Fire House on October 5)

October 6 - PTO meeting in the library at 6:30

October 16 - 1st Quarter Reading/AR Celebration and Teacher In-service  (1/2 day attendance)

October 26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences for Scheduled Parents

October 26-30 - Fall Book Fair Week

October 30 - PTO Trunk or Treat Event from 6:30 to 8:00 (Book Fair will also be open)


SJES Student Supports Finding a Cure For Childhood Cancer

SJES 2nd grade student, Savanah Peach, will support finding a cure for childhood cancer through the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Sunday, Septemeber 26th.  Click on the link below to read more about Savanah!


Congratulations to the 4th/5th Grade Character Education Council

Tiffany Cory, Austin Werner, Colin Daniel, Mallory Harper, Wesley Fuchs and Maris Bode


Character Education Trait of the Month

There are several exciting aspects to our Character Education program including, classroom parties for demonstrating good character, Character Education assemblies, and even an all-school Character Education Day to take place in the spring.  Additionally, we encourage all students to wear SJES attire or purple on the first Friday of every month to help celebrate the new character trait. Please encourage your child to demonstrate good character at home as well! Below is a list of the monthly Character Education traits:
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  • September - Respect
  • October - Responsibility
  • November - Gratitude
  • December - Fairness
  • January - Cooperation
  • February - Caring
  • March - Honesty
  • April - Pride
  • May - Citizenship

Please help support our school by sending in Box Tops.  For each Box Top that SJES collects, we receive 10 cents.  The link below takes you to the official Box Tops' website if you are interested in finding out more.


All K-5 students will be assigned only one bus for after school transportation.  Students will not be allowed to have more than one assigned drop off location when utilizing district bus service.  There are few exceptions to this new transportation policy that must be approved by district administration. 

Bus Route Information

The Triad Transportation staff strives to provide the best transportation service possible to children of families who reside outside safe walking routes to our schools.  As you prepare your children for the coming school year, please familiarize yourself with the bus route information for the school year.  Having children know their bus number, their stop location and when to meet their bus is important information that will help them establish familiar routine at the start of the year.  The information is now available, and can be accessed using the link below.  Please direct any questions to our transportation department at 618.667.8851 x.5308 (Heather Markivic) 

District Procedures for Winter Weather Conditions

Knowing that winter weather conditions can change rapidly and winter storm predictions vary across the metro St. Louis area, we are providing the following information as a reminder to parents of the district procedures in the event that school closes or dismisses early due to imminent weather conditions.

In the event that weather conditions rapidly deteriorate during the school day, the district may be forced to dismiss early in the best interest of the safety of your child(ren).  Once a decision is made, the transportation system can be mobilized in one hour.  Early dismissal notification procedures are as follows:

· Parents receive voice activated call.

· E-mail notifications are sent simultaneously.

· Notification is posted at

If you currently do not have a plan in place for your child if arriving home early, please contact the school by phone or e-mail immediately to discuss the change in your child's after-school arrangements.    Keep in mind that we recommend parents/guardians arranging to have their child picked-up if there is a possibility that a child will be locked out of their home or arrive home without supervision.  Knowing winter weather is difficult to forecast, please know that parents can pick up their children before dismissal if conditions begin deteriorating. 

In addition, we are alerting parents/guardians regarding potential school closings this week due to the Winter Storm Warning.  Triad Schools may be closed more frequently than other districts due to the fact that the majority of our students are transported on buses.  Even smaller amounts of snow when combined with high winds pose real problems in terms of drifting in the rural areas of Marine, St. Jacob, and Troy.

The easiest ways to access the most updated information regarding emergency closing of Triad Schools would be to call the Triad Central Office (667-8851) in Troy or visit the district website at .  School closings will be broadcast on KMOX AM Radio-1120, KMOV-TV Channel 4, KSDK-TV Channel 5, and Fox 2 Now.

Please contact your student's school secretary right away if unsure about the information we have on file regarding your child. 

Standards Based Report Card

The Triad School District is now using a Standards-Based Report Card (SBRC) at the elementary level. This is an exciting step for our schools as we work towards ensuring that all students are successful at meeting grade-level standards.  [ Read More.. ]



District Introduces Before and After School Service

Triad is pleased to offer safe, high quality, before and after school programming for K-5 children enrolled in Triad Community Unit School District #2 buildings. The "Beyond the Bell" program provides extended-day care in each of our elementary schools that successfully connects the educational school day with those additional hours that children may need to stay at school. Each building offers the ideal combination of quiet time, homework time, play time and fun. For More Details ]  

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Triad School District Introduces Our New
"Virtual Backpack"

Triad CUSD#2 continues to work toward a paperless direction for many of its home-school communications.  We have recently launched this “Virtual Backpack” webpage to assist parents obtaining information to community resources, services and information in our area.  The categories on this page will assist you in locating district approved informational flyers, notices and registration forms released by area non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners. 

Parents and Guardians are able to access information on activities in the surrounding communities from Family Movie Events in the Park to Athletic camps and activities by clicking on the
Parent Resources link in the navigation column.  Recently added events include Little Knights Basketball beginning September 22 for girls and September 28th for boys in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th. Little Knights Wrestling sign-ups will be held on  October 5th, 6th, and 11th. Girl Scout and Boy Scout information can also be found on this link as well as YMCA information.  Vistors are also given the opportunity to subscribe to this page, which will notify the subscribers of new information posted  to the page!  Everything posted to the Parent Resource page has been approved by the Triad Central Office.



All parents/guardians have the ability to purchase insurance for their children during the time they are attending school.  For more information about purchasing student insurance, please visit the parent resources folder at the bottom of this page where you will be able to access the application as well coverage details. 


School Lunch Program

District students are enjoying using the Triad District's new computerized point of sale cafeteria system at the start of this school year.  The new system has established every student with an account in the cafeteria that can be accessed by using a barcode based on their triad student ID.   At meal time, the students make their lunch selection and use an ID badge, as opposed to our traditional punch card, to track meal purchases and payments.  Currently, we are still taking food service payments via cash or check.  Students will continue to hand their deposit to their classroom teacher in the mornings. We appreciate receiving these transactions in envelopes with your child's name clearly printed on the outside.  While the system will continue to accept cash and personal checks, we now offer parents the convenience of online check or credit card payments toward cafeteria purchases.  Daily food service menus   are available online through Sodexo.

Online Cafeteria Accounts 

The Triad District is now able to offer parents the ability to manage their child's meal account balances through an online management service called  The service may be accessed via links through our Parent Resources webpage or directly via . This service benefits students, parents and the school cafeteria.  Management of your child's account through this online service will ensure that they never have to worry about carrying cash for lunch purchases and having the money with them at the start of lunch service.  Using the service, parents can log in at any time to make a deposit to their child's account, view their child's account balance, set up recurring deposits to their child's account, set up e-mail notifications when their child's account falls below a certain dollar amount, or request a report showing what the child has purchased on their account. [Triad Food Service]