Semester Exams Eliminated for Sem 1 (Dual Credit courses are the exception)

Semester Exams: High School Students 

Parents and students, we have decided to eliminate semester exams for the first semester this year due to the fact we have been alternating and adjusting schedules a lot this first semester with face to face, remote, and now hybrid instruction.  Teachers will be working towards the end of the semester and the majority of classes will be finishing the 1st semester with a unit, chapter, or project based assessment that will be calculated as part of the students second quarter grade.  Grades for students not taking exams will be calculated as shown here;

1st Quarter = 50% of 1st semester grade 

2nd Quarter = 50% of 1st semester grade 

1st Semester = Avg. of the 1st and 2nd Quarter

Students who are taking Direct Credit classes with us at SJHS for Lake Michigan College credit are required to still take exams.  

The school schedule for exam days, Jan. 27th, 28th, and 29th will still remain the same.  

Jan. 27th - Half Day for Students

Jan. 28th - Half Day for Students

Jan. 29th - Half Day for Students

Opt-In to School Messenger for Text Alerts from SJPS

Be sure to get alerts and closings through School Messenger. You MUST "opt-in" to receive text messages from the system.  Send a text to 67587 with just a letter "Y" or "Yes" to make sure you have opted-in to receive SMS (Text) messages from St. Joseph Schools.

This is an automated system that allows us to send out mass emails, texts, and phone calls. Examples: School closings, parent/teacher conference information, athletic schedule changes, fine arts concerts and performances, club and activity news, attendance, etc. 

For more information on how to use your Parent Portal account or update your School Messenger Contact Info Click Here.

Please note:  You MUST "opt-in" to receive text messages from the system.  Send a text to 67587 with just a letter "Y" or "Yes" to make sure you have opted-in to receive SMS (Text) messages from St. Joseph Schools.

Microsoft Office for SJPS Students

St. Joseph Public Schools has Microsoft Campus Licensing and as such all SJHS students have to the Microsoft Office Suite (online or installed) using their school issued email address.  


In order to take advantage of this, log into the Microsoft Office in Education site and click on "Find out if you're eligible".  

When it prompts you to enter your school email address, enter your (e.g. and the click on sign-up.  

NOTE:  When creating a Microsoft Login you must use your email, but the password must contain an UPPERCASE Letter, so adjust your password as necessary when creating the Microsoft Account on their website.

It will email instructions to your SJPS email address that you can access by logging into with you and your normal network password.

Please contact the SJPS Technology Department if you have any problems.  Our office is located in SJHS off the Student Center and we are available year around.  


Go Bears!


Bryan Parsons

Director of Technology

Saint Joseph Public Schools - Great Schools in a Great Community


Summer Food Service Program

Welcome to the Michigan Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) site locator. The SFSP was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. Use the SFSP site locator to find a SFSP site near you

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District Parent Calendar


A list of important district-wide events such as half days and days off.
View/Download 2020-21 PDF.

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High School Announcements


Today For Lunch

Cold Sandwiches and Boxed Salads are also available.
Milk Choices are Nonfat White, Nonfat Chocolate, and 1% White.

Click here to view the full High School Lunch Calendar