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Last Updated: February 27, 2020 

Upcoming events for the week of February 24-28:

February

Welcome Spain Exchange Students Pablo Piorno (guest of Senior RC Reynolds) and Pablo Biosca (guest of Sophomore Aidan Davis)! They will be visiting the Prep until March 2.

 

27 Thursday

  • Congratulations to the Integrity Recipes winners!  Sophomores – Gavin Green, Chris Kazunas, Angelo Vasti and Ian Moore.  Freshmen  – James Backman, Ryan Marengo, Jonathan Marrone and Jose Hernandez.
  • Varsity Hockey leaving at 1:45 pm today.
  • Squash leaving at 2 pm today.
  • Crew – All levels will practice at the school on Thursday and Friday.
  • Ice Hockey vs. Pingry (State Playoffs) at 4 pm at the Igloo Ice Arena (Mt. Laurel, NJ) There will be fan bus.
  • Hockey Fan Bus will leave the Prep at 2:45 pm for the 4 pm game. The bus will return to the Prep around 6:45 pm. The bus is free for students, but you must sign up using the Google link you were sent. Students are not required to take the bus back to school if you have a ride home from the hockey rink, but you must let Athletics know you are not riding back to the Prep.  Google sign up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8OVijG39oAq25aSEstzspOTH4JFVgcjmBDNrwTbnE5neVuw/viewform
  • Track Team Dinner at 6:30 pm

 

28 Friday

  • Senior Kairos Retreat (Friday, Feb. 28 – Sunday, March 1)
  • Winter Track: Boys Varsity State Group Relay Championships at 3:30 pm at  The Bennett Center (Toms River, NJ)
  • Swimming Team Banquet at 6 pm in the Consalo Dining Hall.

 

The Winter Athletic Season is underway, CLICK HERE for all times and locations of games and/or practices updated in real-time. (link will open in another window)

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DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Thursday, February 27

The Attendance Office is in the SCARPA BUILDING. Please go there to SIGN OUT your son. Students, please go there to SIGN IN if you are late. 

Attendance Procedure Reminders:

  • If your son is going to be absent, please report his absence to Mrs. Auger at ext. 139 or mrs.auger@hermits.com.
  • If your son will be late, he should report to the building of his next class and sign in at that office.
  • If you are picking your son up early, please go to Mrs. Auger’s office in the Scarpa Building to sign him out. Mrs. Auger will call your son out of class when you arrive. Please do not text your son to meet you there. 
  • Any student who arrives unexcused after 9:45 am will not be able to participate in any athletic events/practices or extracurricular activities that day.
  • If a student is not feeling well, he should visit the nurse in the Forum.
Please click on the drop-down menus for your desired announcements

General Announcements

    • Congratulations to the Integrity Recipes winners – Sophomores Gavin Green, Chris Kazunas, Angelo Vasti and Ian Moore and Freshmen James Bachman, Ryan Marengo, Jonathan Marrone and Jose Hernandez.
    • Junior/Senior Prom contracts now available in the Main Office of the Forum and Augustinian Hall. CONTRACTS DUE MARCH 20. The Prom is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at the Carriage House in Galloway Township. Cost is $150 per couple. Payment accepted online only at Leagueapps.com from Feb. 14 – March 20. After March 20, payment of $175 ($25 late fee) must be made to the Bursar’s Office.
    • If you lost a necklace, please come to the Forum Main Office
    • Third Semester: South Africa 2021 – please check the Third Semester drop-down below for more information on this new course offering for Third Semester 2021.
    • Third Semester: Peru 2021 will be during Spring Break next year. Please go to the Forum Main Office for more information.
    • Freshman and Sophomore Semi-Formal photos can be picked up in the Forum Main Office.
    • LOST LANYARDS/IDs – Students must wear their school-issued lanyard with their student ID and door entrance key card as part of their uniform. Students who lose their lanyard are required to replace it. Please go to the Business Office to order a new student ID ($5) and a new key card ($10) and the Prep Shop for a lanyard ($5).
    • Dining Services – Please check your son’s lunch account and take care of any negative balances ASAP. Thank you!
    • Yearbooks purchased last year can be picked up in the Vincent Center. See Mr. Dijamco.
    • Cathedral Kitchen Retreats – Please refer to the “Resources” page on MyPrep for your specific retreat dates.
    • Retreat Dates: ALL STUDENTS please refer to the “Resources” page in MyPrep for your retreat dates.

 

Freshman Announcements

  • Scoliosis screenings will be completed by the nurse beginning the week of March 16th for all freshmen.  Most of the screenings will be conducted during the Lifetime Fitness classes.  If your son does not have Lifetime Fitness, his screening will be done in the nurse’s office.  If you DO NOT want your son screened, please email the nurse at mrs.kingett@hermits.com before March 16th.
  • Christopher Clayton please pick up your new IDs in the Business Office in the Vincent Center.
  • Semi-formal pictures can be picked up in the Forum Main Office.
  • SCRIP Orders: Manny Aponte please pick up your order at the Prep Shop.

 

Sophomore Announcements

  • Semi-formal pictures can be picked up in the Forum Main Office.
  • SCRIP Orders:  please pick up your order at the Prep Shop.

Junior Announcements

  • Junior/Senior Prom contracts now available in the Main Office of the Forum and Augustinian Hall.  CONTRACTS DUE MARCH 20. The Prom is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at the Carriage House in Galloway Township. Cost is $150 per couple. Payment accepted online only at Leagueapps.com from Feb. 14 – March 20. After March 20, payment of $175 ($25 late fee) must be made to the Bursar’s Office.Andres Chavarro, Chris Cipparone, David Minder and Patrick Coyle – please go to the Business Office to pick up your new ID.
  • Andres Chavarro, Chris Cipparone, David Minder and Patrick Coyle – please pick up your new ID in the Business Office in the Vincent Center.
  • ALL JUNIORS are required to register for Cathedral Kitchen Retreat. Click HERE

 

Senior Announcements

  • Junior/Senior Prom contracts now available in the Main Office of the Forum and Augustinian Hall. CONTRACTS DUE MARCH 20. The Prom is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at the Carriage House in Galloway Township. Cost is $150 per couple. Payment accepted online only at Leagueapps.com from Feb. 14 – March 20. After March 20, payment of $175 ($25 late fee) must be made to the Bursar’s Office.
  • SCRIP Orders: Justin Crawford and Cole Powers please pick up your order in the Prep Shop.

Athletic Announcements

  • Varsity Hockey leaving at 1:45 pm today.
  • Squash leaving at 2 pm today.
  • Crew – All levels will practice at the school on Thursday and Friday.
  • Ice Hockey vs. Pingry (State Playoffs) at 4 pm at the Igloo Ice Arena (Mt. Laurel, NJ) There will be fan bus.
  • Hockey Fan Bus will leave the Prep at 2:45 pm for the 4 pm game. The bus will return to the Prep around 6:45 pm. The bus is free for students, but you must sign up using the Google link you were sent. Students are not required to take the bus back to school if you have a ride home from the hockey rink, but you must let Athletics know you are not riding back to the Prep.  Google sign up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8OVijG39oAq25aSEstzspOTH4JFVgcjmBDNrwTbnE5neVuw/viewform
  • Track Team Dinner at 6:30 pm
  • Winter Track – Boys Varsity State Group Relay Championships on Friday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 pm at  The Bennett Center (Toms River, NJ)
  • Swimming Team Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 pm. (Consalo Dining Hall)

 

College Guidance Announcements

  • Please follow the steps found HERE to register on NAVIANCE|Student for upcoming college events and presentations.
  • For upcoming SAT dates and registration please CLICK HERE
  • For upcoming ACT dates and registration please CLICK HERE
  • Any student intending to play a sport at the Division I or Division II level must register with the NCAA during the 2nd semester of junior year. To register please CLICK HERE 

 

Third Semester Announcements

  • Third Semester Course Offerings 2019-2020CLICK HERE
  • Early enrollment for 2021’s Discover South Africa Third Semester is now open. The tour is tentatively scheduled to run from June 7-17, 2021. Early enrollment has been extended to Friday, January 24, 2020.  Early enrollment will secure you a $200 discount! CLICK HERE to view the page and register for this amazing tour.  For more information please contact Mr. Boody at mr.boody@hermits.com.
  • Third Semester: Peru 2021 will be during Spring Break next year. Please go to the Forum Main Office for more information.

 

Monday 2/24: 11 am – 4 pm
Tuesday 2/25: 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday 2/26: 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday 2/27:  11 am – 4 pm
Friday 2/28:  11 am – 4 pm

** In the event of inclement weather, store hours are subject to change. Please call ext. 126 to confirm.

 

 

NURSE’S NOTES

Freshmen Parents,

Scoliosis screenings will be completed by the nurse for all freshmen students beginning the week of March 16th.  Most of the screenings will be conducted during the Lifetime Fitness classes.  If your son does not have Lifetime Fitness, his screening will be done in the nurse’s office.  If you DO NOT want your son screened, please email the nurse at mrs.kingett@hermits.com before March 16th.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

CLICK HERE for all times and locations of athletic games and/or practices updated in real-time. (link will open in another window)

2 March

9 March – 13 March

  • Spring Break – SCHOOL CLOSED

2019-2020 Printable/Downloadable School Calendar

Click below to view or download the 2019-2020 School Calendar.

2019-2020 School Calendar

Online Real-Time School Calendar & Athletic Schedules

The button below leads to the online school calendar which is updated in real-time.  This calendar updates as events experience time or venue changes as well as cancellations.  This site is also the source of all athletic games, practices, and emails.

School Calendar and Athletic Schedule Website

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

Click below to view and/or download this year’s Bell Schedule

2019-2020 Bell Schedule

2019-2020 Student Handbook

Click below to view and/or download this year’s Student Handbook

2019-2020 Student Handbook

TRANSPORTATION


BUS SCHEDULE FOR EXAM WEEK:   Buses will depart on Monday, December 16, at 2:30 PM.   Students will arrive at their bus stops approximately a half hour earlier than their normal drop off time.  Tuesday, December 17 through Thursday, December 19, buses will depart campus at 1:00 PM.  Please make arrangements to have your son picked up at his bus stop two hours earlier than his normal drop off time.  Only those students with a purple bus pass may ride the buses.  Vouchers are available for purchase for all buses with the exception of Bus 10.  Contact Mrs. Carr at Mrs.Carr@hermits.com or at Extension 142 should you have any questions or concerns.

STUDENT DROP OFF/PICK UP: All students should be dropped off and picked up behind the Forum. No student should enter or exit a vehicle in the main driveway on campus, loading dock area, bus lane, or near the ramp area outside of Trainer Matt’s Office. This is a serious safety issue. If your son is on crutches, he may be dropped off at the Forum utilizing a handicap parking spot. Those students not adhering to this safety rule will be referred to Mr. Hale.

BUS PASSES AND VOUCHERS: Our Voucher Guidelines and order form can be found on our website under Admissions/Transportation. Only those students with a purple bus pass or voucher may ride the bus at any time. Our bus schedule is also posted at this location. For any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Carr at Extension 142 or at Mrs.Carr@hermits.com.

 

Student Leadership | Updates


The Office of Student Leadership is proud to announce Mr. Timothy Hale as the Assistant Dean of Student Leadership.  Mr. Hale has been a member of the St. Augustine Prep community since 2014, previously serving as a faculty member for the Science Department, Director of Campus Safety, and Caritas Advisor.  As the Assistant Dean of Student Leadership, Mr. Hale will oversee student discipline, school safety and security, and attendance. 

In addition, Mrs. Donna Auger will serve as the Attendance Coordinator. Mrs. Auger has been a member of the St. Augustine Prep community since 2004.  She has served a number of roles including Administrative Assistant for Facilities and Attendance Coordinator.

New Policy and Procedure | Information

Attendance: Students must officially sign-in before 9:45 a.m. to be eligible to participate in co-curricular activities for the academic day. In an effort to minimize the late arrival process, the student must report directly to the building where his current class is located and sign-in with the following staff members: 

  • Forum – Mrs. Field
  • Augustinian Hall – Mrs. Pippett
  • Vincent – Mrs. Ward
  • Scarpa – Mrs. Auger

Technology Agreement: Each student and parent must sign the Technology Agreement in order to utilize on-campus technology services.  Please hand the signed forms to your D and E period teachers. 

Student Security Cards: Students have been issued door access cards and student ID cards.  Both of these cards should be with the student at all times. As of September 30, students will wear a lanyard with the swipe and ID card attached.  The lanyard which will have a breakaway clasp will be provided by the Prep. If a student losses either card or the lanyard the student is responsible for reporting the loss and purchasing a replacement.