Welcome to this School Year 2020 – 2021 as we celebrate the Year of Ecumenism, Inter-religious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples!
This year is a very extraordinary year for all of us. Never in our lives have we experienced this kind of pandemic that has affected not only our communities, but the entire world. Our future is uncertain, we do not know what tomorrow will bring.
Dear parents, we are very grateful to you that despite this uncertainty, you have continued to trust San Jose Academy. You know that we are doing our best to provide your children with the best Catholic education that we can master to give.
We salute our administrators and teachers who have spent long hours of hardwork to provide the Flexible Distance Learning Program (FlexD LEAP) to cater to all kinds of students that we have. Those who have full access (FA) to technology, those who have limited access (LA), and those who have no access (NA). We have prepared our online program and the modular programs for teaching. And our motto continues to be “No student left behind”, it means that every single student will be given the opportunity to receive the right education that we offer.
We continue to live our core values of L.I.F.E. (Love, Integrity of Creation, Faith and Excellence). Indeed, we can only go on with faith in our hearts. We know that what is happening today can never be answered by any plain human endeavor. God is in control. God has our lives in His hands. It is only faith that sustain us as we thread the road untraveled.
As we struggle to live a meaningful life despite the quarantine and the lockdowns, it is a great achievement to have discipline and integrity even when we can see each other only in the computer. Excellence is the name of our struggle. That daily hurdles we overcome, we know will bring us to triumph. Victory is ours as long as we are identified with Jesus Christ who has brought redemption to creation so that we may live life to its fullest. In all the things we do, we are governed by love as Jesus has thought us to love. We are inspire by the assurance that perfect love cast away all fears. Amidst these fears and anxieties that we feel, let us all be strengthened by the knowledge that God will never abandon us for he loves us. God loves you very much.
Dear friends, we beg you to pray. Pray hard to God to bless us in this extraordinary time, this special school year 2020-2021. With God by our side, nothing is impossible. Apart from God, we can do nothing. But with God, we can do everything.
Once more, thank you. God bless you and your families. Mabuhay ang San Jose Academy. HAIL, SAN JOSE!
Sincerely in our Lord,
Rev. Fr. Jeronimo Ma. J. Cruz