The St. James School District announced last week its plans to keep the middle and high schools on the hybrid learning model of learning until Friday, January 15. This decision came after viewing COVID-19 cases and quarantines and working with the Phelps/Maries County Health Department and the district hopes to have students back in full in-seat learning soon.
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Sara Watson’s St. James Middle School history class is holding a donation drive as a service project. Items are being collected to help serve the Rolla Mission and Phelps County Animal Rescue.
Santa will be visiting St. James during two events on Saturday, December 12, to collect letters and share in the holiday spirit. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, both events will be drive-through and provide a way for families to celebrate the holidays without leaving their vehicles.
Maxine Palmer was recently recognized as the December Volunteer of the Month at the St. James Caring Center. Palmer has been a volunteer at the St. James Caring Center since 2009. She volunteers in the areas of cashier and stocking shelves.
Due to the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases in the area and the closure of the James Memorial Public Library to walk-in patrons, the Friends of the Library have announced Santa at the Library will be canceled this year. The library will keep the building closed to the public for now and will reevaluate every two weeks and base their reopening strategy on the number of cases in the area.