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Last Updated: September 20, 2021 (9:00 a.m.)

RECENT UPDATES:  Varsity Jacket Order Deadline Extended, Announcements for the Week of 9/20, School Calendar (Web & Printable Updated as of 9/17),  Prep Shop Hours for the Week of 9/20

September 17, 2021

Dear Prep Community,

For the first time in 18 months, the entire Prep community gathered this past Wednesday to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a traditional celebration marking the beginning of a new academic year. During this liturgy, the Prep Community welcomed the Classes of 2025 and 2026 (8th grade) and petitioned the wisdom of the Holy Spirit for the coming year. The scripture readings selected for the Mass reminded us that our’s is a faith of beginnings which God continues to offer us, His creation, in order that we may continue to grow as unique individuals, formed within a community that is of one mind and heart.

As we begin the 2021-2022 academic year, let us pray with and for one another that the life that is lived on our campus is our best life and that God continues to bless us with a passionate search for truth, unity and love. And may our thanksgiving for the blessing that we are witnessed in our generous service to the many in our world who struggle in mind, body and spirit. May each of us be God’s reminder to one another that we do not walk alone.

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth”.

In Christ through Augustine,

Fr. Robert J. Murray, O.S.A., Ph.D.
Head of School

Announcements for the Week of September 20

Athletics Outlook • September 2021

[LINK TO WEBPAGE] – School Calendar for Academic Year 2021-2022

[LINK TO WEBPAGE] – Hermits Athletics Weekly Outlook

The week of September 20 will follow the “Week 2” schedule

[LINK TO DOCUMENT] – 8th Grade – Weekly Bell Schedule

[LINK TO DOCUMENT] – 9th through 12th Grade – Weekly Bell Schedule

DATES TO REMEMBER

Tuesday, September 21 – Back to School Night (2025 & 2026) – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 22 – Back to School Night (Classes of ’22, ’23, and ’24) – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 22 & 23 – Senior Portrait Retakes – 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Spina Gym)

***Please note: The Grandparents Breakfast & Masses originally scheduled for September 29 (2024) and October 6 (2025) have been postponed.  The new date will be shared upon confirmation.***

STUDENT MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM

Your son’s Student Emergency Information Form is now available in MyPrep.  Please complete this form as soon as possible.  Upon logging into MyPrep you will see a yellow banner that provides the link to the form.  Please direct all questions to our school nurse, Mrs. Darlene Kingett P’05 at Mrs.Kingett@hermits.com.

VARSITY JACKET ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, 9/23
Orders for the Prep varsity jacket are now being accepted through Wednesday, September 22. Due to extended lead times by the manufacturer, the Prep Shop suggests orders are placed as soon as possible to ensure delivery by Christmas. CLICK HERE to download the order form or contact Mrs. Blystone for information at (856) 697-2600 ext. 126.

MYPREP MOBILE APP UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Recent updates to the MyPrep platform have resulted in an issue with the MyPrep mobile app.  All users of the mobile app may continue to access MyPrep through your preferred web browser.  We will notify our families when the mobile app has been restored.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK & ROSARY RALLY

The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk & Rosary Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at St. Augustine Prep.  Families who wish to attend may register for the event by clicking the image below.

 

 

Additional Info & FAQ's

2021-2022 Eighth Grade Dress Code

Please find the full PDF version of the 2021-2022 Dress Code for the eighth grade below.

DRESS CODE

2021-2022 Eighth Grade Bell Schedule

Please find the full PDF version of the 2021-2022 Weekly Bell Schedule for the eighth grade below.

Bell Schedule – 8th Grade

2021-2022 Ninth Grade Dress Code

Please find the full PDF version of the 2021-2022 Dress Code for the eighth grade below.

DRESS CODE

2021-2022 Ninth Grade Weekly Bell Schedule

Please find the full PDF version of the 2021-2022 Weekly Bell Schedule for the 9th through 12th grade below.

Bell Schedule – 9th Grade

Lunch Accounts
You can manage your son’s lunch account on payschoolscentral.com – a program that allows you to track your son’s lunch account and make online deposits towards it. Cash will be accepted for the early portion of the school year. If you have any questions relating to the Pay Schools Central Program, student lunch accounts, or food allergens, please contact:

Director of Dining Services- Vinnie Berti ext. 135 or Mr.Berti@Hermits.com
Assistant Director of Dining Services – Paul Barr ext. 157 or Mr.Barr@Hermits.com

2021 Yearbooks

The 2021 Yearbooks are here and available for SALE! We have a limited amount available. Please see Mrs. Field in the Forum Office to purchase your copy today!

Prep Shop
The most up-to-date Prep Shop Hours and Information may be found HERE.

 

HERMITS ATHLETICS

CLICK HERE to access the athletic schedule for the Week of September 20.  Dates and times are subject to change; please visit the link daily for any and all updates.

Regarding St Augustine Prep Athletics Tailgating at home games. Tailgating is approved with the following stipulations:

1. Alcohol is prohibited on the school property during athletic events.
2. Tailgating must cease one hour and 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
3. The tailgating area must be cleaned, and all trash bagged.
4. All tailgating activities must be held by the press box at the grass field, which is located just beyond the right-field fence of the JV baseball field. Under no circumstances should any tailgating activities be held in any other location or parking lot.
5. Failure to comply with the above guidelines will cause the discontinuation of this privilege.

Click to view the chart of important athletic dates below:

Calling all scholar-athletes, registration for all sports is now open!

The athletic department is eager to return to a traditional experience and all students are invited to register for their sports of interest during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note, registering for a sport does not commit you to your selection but places you on the communication list prior to the beginning of each sport’s season.
If you register prior to receiving your hermits.org email, please enter a personal email for the time being. You may also review some notes of interest regarding the upcoming fall season below. Please scan the information carefully and monitor your hermits.org emails as you may receive additional communication directly from the Athletic office or from the coach of your selected fall, winter, and/or spring sport(s).

CLICK HERE to register for all sports during the 2021-2022 academic year.

All students must have a valid physical on file to participate in athletics – CLICK HERE to download the physical form

 

DRIVER’S EDUCATION INFORMATION

THEORY CLASSES: Prior to taking the behind-the-wheel segment students are required to take the theory class. On the last day of the classes the NJ State written test will be administered. Having achieved at least an 80% test score and reaching the age of 16, students are eligible to get a NJ driving permit and enroll in the behind-the-wheel program. Classes are scheduled from 3:00 to 5:30 pm and will be conducted in the Study Commons. Classes are open to students who are at least 14 years and the cost is $100 (make check payable to SAP and students may bring the check to class). To register please contact Mrs.Auger@Hermits.com

UPCOMING CLASSES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR:
September 20, 2021 – September 24, 2021

January 24, 2021 – January 28, 2021

February 22, 2021 – February 28, 2021

May 9, 2021 – May 13, 2021

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: Students who are at least 16 years of age and having passed the NJ State written test may enroll in the behind-the-wheel program. While driving, both Bro. David and the student will wear a face mask. Between students, the driver education vehicle will be sanitized. To enroll you must bring the following materials to Mrs. Auger in Scarpa Building: Completed permit application card (if you make any scratch-outs on the card you must complete a new one as MVC will not accept it); ORIGINAL birth certificate OR current passport; Social Security card (will be returned upon completion of the course); check payable to SAP for $300; and $14 CASH to purchase the permit and red decals from NJ MVC. When you bring these materials to Mrs. Auger she will schedule your trip dates.

COVID-19 PROCEDURAL REMINDERS

COVID-19 VACCINE

Under current guidance, fully vaccinated students and teachers who do not show COVID-19 symptoms will not be required to quarantine at home if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19.  Students ages 12 and older are currently available for vaccination.

We are requesting that parents whose children have been vaccinated against COVID-19 provide a copy of the vaccination card to the school nurse to assist with any contact tracing efforts that may be necessary.

Please send to the school nurse no later than Friday, September 10, either: a) a copy of your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or b) a copy of a record from a health care provider’s medical record system indicating the dates that all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were administered.  If your child is vaccinated later in the school year, please send this documentation once the vaccine has been administered.

Thank you for your patience and collaboration in helping to maintain the in-person experience for our students.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Kingett@hermits.com.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL CAMPUS VISITORS

All guests are requested to visit the Vincent Center upon arriving on campus and PRIOR to reaching their intended campus destination.  As per state mandate, visitors are required to check-in and receive a mask to wear during the visit (if you do not already have one of your own).  All visitors are required to wear a mask when navigating their way through any and all campus buildings.  We kindly ask all to observe social distancing and other appropriate safety measures to ensure the continued health of our campus community.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

HERMITS BROADCASTING CHANNEL – STAY UPDATED ON ALL THINGS HERMITS!

Tune in to the Hermits Broadcasting Channel to view live streaming of select Academic and Athletic events.  Follow @hermitbroadcast on Twitter and subscribe to the Hermits Broadcasting Channel to stay informed of all upcoming spring broadcasts.

Are you a student interested in getting involved with the HBC?  Contact Mr. Broomell at mr.broomell@hermits.com to join the team!

 

DAILY SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Click on the drop-down menus below for all general & class-specific daily announcements.

General Announcements

  • Athletics Registration
    • Calling all scholar-athletes, registration for all sports is now open! The athletic department is eager to return to a traditional experience and all students are invited to register for their sports of interest during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note, registering for a sport does not commit you to your selection but places you on the communication list prior to the beginning of each sport’s season.
      If you register prior to receiving your hermits.org email, please enter a personal email for the time being. You may also review some notes of interest regarding the upcoming fall season below. Please scan the information carefully and monitor your hermits.org emails as you may receive additional communication directly from the Athletic office or from the coach of your selected fall, winter, and/or spring sport(s). CLICK HERE to register for all sports during the 2021-2022 academic year.All students must have a valid physical on file to participate in athletics – CLICK HERE to download the physical form
  • 2021 Yearbooks – The 2021 Yearbooks are here and available for SALE! $90. We have a limited amount available. Please see Mrs. Field in the Forum Office to purchase your copy today!

Eighth Grade Announcements

  • LUNCH BALANCES –  To manage lunch accounts, please visit PaySchoolsCentral.com or bring cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) into the Dining Hall. Please direct all questions to Chef Berti at (856) 697-2600 ext. 135
  • Back To School Night – Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • October 4, 2021 –  8th-grade field trip to the YMCA of the Pines (Medford, NJ) will feature team-building exercises that will include recreational activities and a challenge course as well as lunch. Thank you to the parent chaperones who have volunteered for the event. The bus will leave the Prep at 8 AM that morning and return by 2 PM so that students can catch the afternoon bus.

Freshman Announcements

  • LUNCH BALANCES –  To manage lunch accounts, please visit PaySchoolsCentral.com or bring cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) into the Dining Hall. Please direct all questions to Chef Berti at (856) 697-2600 ext. 135
  • Prep Crew Announcement: Sign-up meeting will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 during community time in Room 3 for any freshmen who is interested in trying rowing. The first practice will be Thursday, September 16th, 2021.
  • Back To School Night – Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Sophomore Announcements

  • LUNCH BALANCES –  To manage lunch accounts, please visit PaySchoolsCentral.com or bring cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) into the Dining Hall. Please direct all questions to Chef Berti at (856) 697-2600 ext. 135
  • Prep Crew Announcement: Sign-up meeting will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 during community time in Room 3 for any sophomore who is interested in trying rowing. The first practice will be Thursday, September 16th, 2021
  • Back To School Night – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Class of 2024 – Grandparents’ Breakfast & Mass – Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – 8:30 AM
  • SUMMER BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: To register for behind-the-wheel training please contact Mrs. Auger
    by email at Mrs.Auger@Hermits.com or by phone at 856-697-2600 extension 102.
    It is possible to be picked up and dropped off at home.

Junior Announcements

  • LUNCH BALANCES –  To manage lunch accounts, please visit PaySchoolsCentral.com or bring cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) into the Dining Hall. Please direct all questions to Chef Berti at (856) 697-2600 ext. 135
  • Prep Crew Announcement – Sign-up meeting will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 during community time in Room 3 for any juniors who is interested in trying rowing. The first practice will be Thursday, September 16th, 2021
  • Junior Parent Night – Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 6:00 PM – Consalo Dining Hall
  • Back To School Night – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • DRIVER’S EDUCATION • BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: To register for behind-the-wheel training please contact Mrs. Auger by email at Mrs.Auger@Hermits.com or by phone at 856-697-2600 extension 102.  It is possible to be picked up and dropped off at home.

Senior Announcements

  • LUNCH BALANCES –  To manage lunch accounts, please visit PaySchoolsCentral.com or bring cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) into the Dining Hall. Please direct all questions to Chef Berti at (856) 697-2600 ext. 135
  • College Fair – Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 7:00 PM – Rodio Gym – Come Dressed in Uniform.

Hermits Athletics

CLICK HERE to access the athletic schedule for the Week of September 13.  Dates and times are subject to change; please visit the link daily for any and all updates.

Prep Crew Announcement: Sign-up meeting will be held on Monday, September 13, 2021 during community time in Room 3 for any 8th-grader, freshmen, sophomore, and/or junior who is interested in trying rowing. The first practice will be Thursday, September 16th, 2021.

Regarding St Augustine Prep Athletics Tailgating at home games. Tailgating is approved with the following stipulations:

1. Alcohol is prohibited on the school property during athletic events.
2. Tailgating must cease one hour and 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.
3. The tailgating area must be cleaned, and all trash bagged.
4. All tailgating activities must be held by the press box at the grass field, which is located just beyond the right field fence of the JV baseball field. Under no circumstances should any tailgating activities be held in any other location or parking lot.
5. Failure to comply with the above guidelines will cause the discontinuation of this privilege.

Please see the chart of important dates below (click to enlarge):

Sports Registration

Calling all scholar-athletes, registration for all sports is now open!

The athletic department is eager to return to a traditional experience and all students are invited to register for their sports of interest during the 2021-2022 academic year. Please note, registering for a sport does not commit you to your selection but places you on the communication list prior to the beginning of each sport’s season.
If you register prior to receiving your hermits.org email, please enter a personal email for the time being. You may also review some notes of interest regarding the upcoming fall season below. Please scan the information carefully and monitor your hermits.org emails as you may receive additional communication directly from the Athletic office or from the coach of your selected fall, winter, and/or spring sport(s).

CLICK HERE to register for all sports during the 2021-2022 academic year.

All students must have a valid physical on file to participate in athletics – CLICK HERE to download the physical form

 

College Guidance Announcements

  • Wednesday, September 15 – Junior Parent Night – 6 pm (Consalo Dining Hall)
  • Wednesday, September 15 – College Fair – 7 pm (Rodio Gym)
  • 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 

Student Leadership Announcements

Please contact Mr. John Huscher ’85 P’18, Dean of Student Leadership & Development, (Mr.Huscher@hermits.com) or Mr. Tim Hale, Assistant Dean of Student Leadership, (Mr.Hale@hermits.com) if you have questions regarding student life at the Prep.

Dress Codes for 2021-2022

[LINK TO DOCUMENT] – Eighth Grade Dress Code 2021-2022

[LINK TO DOCUMENT] – 9th through 12th Grade Dress Code 2021-2022

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. Students must 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 loses either card or the lanyard the student is responsible for reporting the loss and purchasing a replacement.

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 lanyards are required to replace them. 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).

Transportation Announcements

Click HERE to visit the transportation section of the website to view updated bus stops and details on the Voucher Program.

For more information regarding transportation at the Prep, please contact Mrs. Marianne Carr P’05 at (856) 697-2600 ext. 142 or by email at mrs.carr@hermits.com.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Please view the article linked below courtesy of Prep Clinical Psychologist, Br. Bob Thornton, O.S.A., Psy.D.

Link to Article – Emotional Well-Being and Coping During COVID-19

NOTES FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE

COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION 
If your son has received the covid vaccination, please email a copy of his vaccination card to Mrs. Anna Broomell (Mrs.Broomell@hermits.com). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Darlene Kingett P’05 by phone at (856) 697-2600 ext. 138 or by email at mrs.kingett@hermits.com

REPORTING A STUDENT WITH AN ILLNESS
The school nurse, Mrs. Darlene Kingett, must be contacted first by phone at (856) 697-2600 ext. 138.  Once Mrs. Kingett has been notified and has discussed the situation with the student’s parent(s) and/or guardians, she will then contact Mrs. Pippett in the Academics office.  At this point, a decision will be made regarding your son being moved to remote learning and if necessary, a return date will be determined.
Should it be determined that your son be moved to remote learning, each of his teachers will be contacted immediately by Mrs. Pippett.
If you have additional questions regarding the process of reporting of an illness, please contact Mrs. Darlene Kingett by phone at (856) 697-2600 ext. 138 or by email at mrs.kingett@hermits.com

PREP SHOP HOURS

PREP SHOP Hours – Hours Updated Weekly

The PREP SHOP Hours for the upcoming week are listed below.  Hours are subject to change, please call (856) 697-2600 ext. 126 prior to making your way to Richland for a shopping trip!  Please note that hours are subject to change due to inclement weather; unfortunately, if the school is closed then the Prep Shop is also closed.

Monday 9/20 – 10 AM – 3 PM

Tuesday 9/21 – 2 PM – 8 PM

Wednesday 9/22 – 2 PM – 8 PM

Thursday 9/23 – 10 AM – 3 PM

Friday 9/24 – 10 AM – 3 PM

For questions regarding the Prep Shop, please contact Mrs. Blystone at mrs.blystone@hermits.com or (856) 697-2600 ext. 126.

In compliance with state laws regarding social distancing, we will be accepting no more than 10 customers in the store at a time; all will be required to sign a declaration of health form (CLICK HERE to download and print form) and wear a protective face mask at all times while present in the Forum.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Evening hours available during select campus events, please call (856) 697-2600 x126 to confirm hours prior to making a special trip to the Prep Shop!

PREP SHOP ONLINE

Please CLICK HERE to visit the only online shop carrying licensed St. Augustine Prep Hermits merchandise.  Thank you for always showing your Hermit Pride!  

Resources & Documents

Points of Contact

Academics: Mr. Stephen Cappuccio ’96 (academics@hermits.com)

Admissions: Mr. J.C. Valore (admissions@hermits.com)

Student Leadership & Development: Mr. John Huscher ’85 P’18 (mr.huscher@hermits.com)

Campus Safety: Mr. Tim Hale (mr.hale@hermits.com)

Athletics: Mr. Michael Rizzo ’86 (athletics@hermits.com)

Student Mental Health & Wellness: Bro. Bob Thornton (br.bob@hermits.com)

School Calendar for Academic Year 2021-2022

View the School Calendar for Academic Year 2021-2022.

School Calendar for Academic Year 2021-2022

Online Real-Time School Calendar & Athletic Schedules

This online calendar is updated in real-time as venues, time changes, and cancellations are announced.  All athletic games and practice information may also be found here.

School Calendar and Athletic Schedule Website

8th Grade Bell Schedule for the 2021-2022 School Year

Click to view the 8th-grade bell schedule for this year.

8th Grade Weekly Bell Schedule

9th - 12th Grade Bell Schedule for the 2021-2022 School Year

Click to view this year’s bell schedule for 9th through 12th graders.

9th through 12th Grade Weekly Bell Schedule

2020-2021 Student Handbook

Click below to view and/or download the Student Handbook which includes the updated Student Dress Code for Academic Year 2020-2021.  The Student Handbook for Academic Year 2021-2022 will be emailed and posted for families upon its completion.

2020-2021 Student Handbook