Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. – Romans 12:12

St. James

School Updates & Communications

Latest emails sent out to the community


From the Desk of the Principal (12/04)

A special message from Dr. Rapp to the community regarding in-person learning.

From the Desk of the Principal (12/01)

A special message from Dr. Rapp to the community regarding in-person learning.


From the Desk of the Principal (11/20)

Winter sports and activities update.A special message from Dr. Rapp to the community regarding in-person learning.

From the Desk of the Athletic Director (11/17)

Winter sports and activities update.


From the Desk of the Principal (10/29)

A special message from Dr. Rapp to the community regarding in-person learning.


From the Desk of the President (10/01)

A special message from President Tylicki to the community.


From the Desk of the Principal (10/01)

A special message from Dr. Rapp to the community.


From the Desk of the President (9/22)

We wanted to let you know an SJA student as of today is considered a presumptive positive (meaning they have been exposed to COVID and are exhibiting two secondary COVID symptoms but have not been tested). The student was not in the building for the 48 hours prior to symptom onset. There were no close contacts at SJA related to this case.


From the Desk of the Principal – COVID Positive

We were notified of two unrelated COVID-19 positive cases amongst our student body.


Lunch Information

Lunch orders need to be placed for the following week by Thursday at 1:00 pm.



Update from the Desk of the President

Read more about how St. James Academy has been working with Heartland Pathogend to keep our community safe.


From the Desk of the Principal: Orientation >>

We are so excited for the approaching school year. We miss having our community together, united in mission and spirit, teaching and learning, and praying together.

Back-to-School Information >>

Get back-to-school ready! Check the information attached and make sure you are set for the school year!

Auction – Save the Date >>

The Greatest Show: At Home Edition


From the Desk of the Principal >>

Senior Parent Charism Awards


From the Desk of the Principal >>

Covid Update

From the Desk of the Principal >>

Covid Update

Fall Reopening Plan >>

Fall 2020 Reopening Plan


Cleaning Equipment Used (COVID-19 Prevention)
Chemicals for spray bottles and electrostatic backpacks to disinfect
  • Hillyard QT-3 Approved for 3 minute dwell time
  • Hillyard QT-TB Approved for 5 minute dwell time
  • Hillyard instant foaming sanitizer – spray hands of athletes in between plays
Equipment and Machines
  • Hillyard H129 to sanitize athletic bottles
  • Hillyard Tridant CC17XP with recovery unit.
  • Protexus Electrostatic Backpack Sprayers with Hillyards QT-3 disinfectant.
  • Two stand alone sanitizer stations for the chapel and front entrance.
  • Heartland Pathogend Foggers/wands for high risk areas
    • Two foggers and one wand fogger from will perform a stage 6 disinfecting of the area.
    • Three Novearus 800 air purifiers for nurses office and training room
  • Wall-mounted sanitizer stations in each alcove and hallway
Classroom supplies for cleaning
  • Pump foaming sanitizer for teachers to squirt on students hands as the enter and exit classes
  • Paper towel dispensers
  • Spray bottle with QT-3 disinfectant
  • Soap dispensers for classrooms with sinks

Athletic Schedules
Team Schedules

Due to the fluidity of schedules, we recommend checking out our athletic schedules on a daily basis

Athletic Guidelines (Fall)
Guidelines for 2020-21 Fall Season Athletic Events

Please click here to stay up-to-date on our guidelines for our athletes and spectators for all home/away games for the fall season.

Reopening Plan
School Update

Last Updated July 29, 2020, Official Reopening Plan

CSP, Virtual Faith & Catholic Resources

For the first time ever there are going to be 3 different “paths” that you can take if you would like to get started on your CSP this summer! 

1. “Normal” CSP
2. 30 Day Summer Stewardship Retreat
3. Family Service Projects

School of Faith

The SoF School team is putting out a new Youtube resource called The Table: Conversations about Catholic Ed. and Catechesis for teachers and parents. There will be a variety of resources on in the future but right now there are two short videos for parents as they face the reality of virtual ed. in their homes dealing with God’s call to us as parents and dealing with possible anxiety in our kids.

  1. Encouragement to Parents as the Primary Educator
  2. What to do if my kids are anxious these days?
  3. Ayuda! Corona Virus Cerró mi Escuela!
  4. Hacer vs. Ser
Daily Masses

Spiritual Communion Prayer 

What is a spiritual communion?

Check your local parish website or Facebook page for live streaming masses and confession times.

Ascension, Overland Park | 7:00am, Live

Sacred Heart, Shawnee | 6:30am, Live

St. James Academy HS | 8:00am (MWF), Live

JPII, Olathe | 8:00am, Live

Holy Cross, Overland Park | 8:00am, Live

St. Joseph, Shawnee | 8:15am, Live

Holy Spirit, Overland Park | 8:30am, Live

Prince of Peace | Morning, Live

Pope Francis Mass

Bishop Barron Word on Fire | 7:15am, Recorded

Masses Around the World


Online Perpetual Adoration Options

St. James Academy | Wednesdays, 8:00pm

Other Free Resources

Arch KCK Resources

USCCB Resources

Plenary Indulgence

Pope Francis Prayer to Mary for protection from Coronavirus

Formed | Free for 40 days (Movies, audiobooks, bible studies, programs, mass, etc.)

Online Magnificat | Free 

Give Us This Day Online | Free

Scriptural Stations of the Cross for Teens

SJA 2020 Stations of the Cross

Counseling Dept. Resources
Community Resources

As we adjust to our new normal SJA will continue to share as many resources as possible.

Talking to your Student about Covid-19

Catholic Counselors

Catholic Charities – All food pantries are open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  There are no income guidelines you will just need to show an ID.  Case management for other financial help is by appointment.  Call 913-433-2100 and they will direct you to the correct center.  They are not doing face to face appointments but are helping people over the phone.

No Kid Goes Hungry – Attached is a list of schools that are providing drive-thru grab and go breakfasts and lunches to any child ages 1-18. You do not need to live in the school district or attend that school. There is no paperwork or sign up – you simply drive through a below location. The students need to be present to receive a meal.