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St. Kieran Catholic School
50 Years of Teaching God's Children

School News

We have dedicated this page to keeping you informed of all things new and noteworthy at St. Kieran Catholic School. While you’re here, be sure to check out our newsletters at the side of the page. Please also visit our Calendar page for important dates to remember for the school year.

Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2021

To celebrate Catholic Schools’ Week, we will be having some fun activities. 

  • Monday, February 1: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, February 2: Free Dress-Inside Out & Backwards Day
  • Wednesday, February 3: Crazy Mask Day
  • Thursday, February 4: Sports Day
  • Friday, February 5: Purple Pride Day

We will also be doing some videotaping, and other activities to celebrate SKCS. More news later. Please remember to email the SKCS office if you do not want us to use your child/ren’s pictures or videos for publicizing our great school. If we do not hear from you, we assume your consent. 

SKCS Virtual Gala

This year’s gala will look a little different. To remain compliant, we have something special in store—an evening at home with a meal for you! We encourage your participation as well as reach out to family and friends who may want to get in on the raffle and auction opportunities that we will present. Help us reach our $30,000 goal! For more information, please visit our SKCS Gala 2021 Virtual Fundraiser page.

  • Each family two tickets = $120.00

Office Volunteers Needed

We are looking for office volunteers to help on Mondays, Thursdays, and to substitute when needed. If you are willing and available between 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. on these days, please contact us. Duties include answering phones, attending to students, and assisting parents. Thank you for your interest and support!

Deposit Day Canceled

Please note that we have canceled deposit day for Friday, December 18. We wish you all a safe and healthy Christmas break!

Very Merry Spirit Week

Student council is sponsoring a very merry spirit week on Monday, December 14 through Friday, December 18. Join in the fun of the Christmas spirit by participating in the following daily activities:

  • Monday, December 14 - Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, December 15 - Christmas-Themed Hairstyle Day
  • Wednesday, December 16 - Wear Christmas Add-Ons Day
  • Thursday, December 17 - Wear Christmas Socks Day
  • Friday, December 18 - Christmas Spirit Day

Christmas Shop 2020

Come and take a look at the items we have for sale in the Christmas Shop. You can view items in person at the office. The deadline for custom ornament orders is December 10. Your last chance to order other items is December 14. We will deliver all items by December 18.

Food Drive

St. Kieran Catholic School students are hosting a food drive classroom contest. The contest runs from Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20. Please bring in canned goods: corn, yams, cranberries, green beans, tuna, mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, cake mixes, and tubs of frosting. The classroom that brings in the most items wins a prize. Thank you for your participation!

Picture Day

School pictures will take place on Wednesday, November 18. Dress your best, and be ready to smile!

Health Update

Attention, parents! Please note that we immediately launch any child who presents with one or more of these symptoms: fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, runny once, sick to your stomach, or diarrhea, into our COVID process. This is mandated by the Diocese of San Diego and San Diego County Health Department. If you do not know what our COVID process is, please consult the documents that Mrs. Provo sent home at the beginning of the school year.

Holiday Shopping

Start thinking about Christmas gifts you might need. If shopping on Amazon remember to use Choose Pastor of St. Kieran’s as the recipient of donations. Happy shopping!

Christmas Food Bags

As we have done in years past, St. Joseph’s Pantry, our parish emergency food pantry, will be distributing Christmas food bags to 140 needy families. This year we are asking your help in providing dry cake mixes, tubs of frosting, and dry stuffing mixes (i.e., Stove Top or Mrs. Cubbison’s) to add to the distributed bags. If you would like to donate one or more of these items before December 12, you may drop them off at the Parish Administration Office, the school office, or St. Joseph’s Pantry on Saturdays between 10:00 through 11:30 a.m. The Pantry will be closed on November 28. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We sent out parent/teacher conference schedules Monday morning October 26 by email. Please contact your child’s teacher if there is a problem with the date and time of your scheduled conference. In addition, we sent home report cards for kindergarten through third grade on Wednesday, November 4, and fourth through eighth grade report cards are ready to view online on Wednesday as well.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 1. Be sure to fall back and re-set your clocks!

No School

There is no school for students on Friday, October 23 due to a staff development day. School resumes on Monday, October 26. Enjoy your long weekend!

Halloween Celebrations

We will be celebrating Halloween at school on Friday, October 30. Students may wear costumes as long as they are modest, light-hearted, and appropriate. No violent themes, gore, or weapons of any kind. Students may also wear orange and black as an alternative. Our costume parade will take place at 2:00 p.m. Please be sure to follow our Halloween treat guidelines. 


Our dance-a-thon is on Friday, November 6. T-shirt order forms are due by Friday, October 16. Let's get busy and raise some money for St. Kieran Catholic School!

SKCS Scrip

Don’t forget about eSCRIP and re-loading your gift cards via Scrip is now available after Mass.

Update Schoolspeak Immediate Action Required

If you’ve done this, we thank you but we still have many families outstanding. Please be certain to go into your SchoolSpeak account and update all your information: address, phone, email, and especially the medical information and emergency contact information are particularly important. We will be using the information from your SchoolSpeak account as our guide for your children’s well being. If you have trouble accessing your account, contact the office or Abby Chargualaf and we will do our best to help you out. 

Blessing of the Animals

On Monday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m. we will hold our blessing of the animals. This will involve the use of a photograph only. God required that we assist the animals when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection - St. Francis of Assisi. We hope you will join us.

Emergency Lunches

There are emergency lunches available for $3.00 which include peanut butter and jelly Uncrustables, chips, fruit, and water. If your child forgets a lunch and you cannot bring one or you did not have time to make one at home, we can fill in. Remind your child to speak up!


If your child will be absent for any reason including illness, family matter, travel, etc., please email both the teacher and the office by 9:00 a.m. to report the absence and the reason. If your child is coming from a medical appointment, be sure to bring a slip from the medical office verifying the appointment. Thank you!

Used Uniforms

Used uniforms are available for purchase. Browse through the available items in the parish hall, then bring your payment to the school office. We are also accepting used items in good repair with no holes, tears, frays, etc. 

Deposit Day

Our next deposit day is on Friday, September 25 at 8:30 a.m. here on campus. We have a long standing partnership with Inland Federal Credit Union (IFCU), a Catholic credit union created in 1960 by St. Kieran and Holy Trinity Parishes. IFCU serves the 16 parishes in our east county deanery.

Our students have the opportunity to open a savings account with many benefits and to make deposits twice a month right here on campus. Inland Federal Credit Union also offers loans to help with tuition, uniforms, computers, and other back-to-school needs. They also co-sponsor our school events.

If you would like to open an account for your child, download and complete the application, or pick one up in the school office. Have your child bring the application and deposit to the credit union representative.

Tuesday Pizza Lunches

Hooray! School is in full swing with both in-person and distance learning options. Tuesday pizza lunches will begin on Tuesday, September 15. Personal pepperoni pizzas are $3.50 each, and all orders due by Friday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. We will not accept any late orders. Thank you!

First Day of School

The first day of the 2020–2021 school year is on Monday, August 31. We cannot wait to see you!

2020–2021 School Supply Lists

Please take a moment to view our school supply lists below to prepare for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to a great 2020–2021 school year!

Kindergarten Immunizations

All incoming kindergarten students must present verification of immunizations before entry to the classroom on the first day of school.

Tdap Immunizations

Attention, parents of incoming 7th grade students! Please remember that you must present verification of your child's Tdap immunization before he/she can enter the 7th grade classroom on the first day of school. No Tdap, no school!