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Last Updated: June 28, 2022 (10:00 a.m.)

RECENT UPDATES:  Summer Announcements, Driver Education Information, Prep Shop Summer Hours

Messages from the Office of the Head of School will resume at the outset of Academic Year 2022-23

May 27, 2022

Dear Prep Community,

I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Nancy McHugh P’08 ’11 ’15 has accepted my invitation to serve as Dean of Academics effective July 1, 2022. Mrs. McHugh has been an invaluable partner this past year in her role as Interim Dean of Academics and I cannot thank her enough for the continuity she provided. Please join me in extending congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. McHugh.

As we begin this Memorial Day weekend, let us remember with gratitude those brave men and women who proudly wore the uniform of our armed forces and made the ultimate sacrifice that has become the lifeblood of our country. May we never lose sight of the cost of freedom and the sacrifices of the many who have made our country so great!

Finally, let us continue to pray for peace in the world, especially for the innocent victims of the violence in Uvalde, Texas, at Robb Elementary School. Let us also remember in prayer the many who were wounded and hospitalized, the traumatized, the grieving survivors, especially the parents/guardians and family members.

Loving God, make us instruments of your peace.

In Christ through Augustine,

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

Weekly 8th Grade Message from Mr. Iaconelli Class of 2022 – Commencement Pictures

Summer Announcements

Athletics Outlook • July 2022

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

[LINK TO WEBPAGE] – Hermits Athletics Weekly Outlook will resume in August

DATES TO REMEMBER

The school is currently operating on a summer hours schedule – Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

School Closed – July 4 – July 10

2022 Driver Education

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 2:30 to 5:00 pm and will be conducted in Room 5116, the lecture hall.. 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

CLASSES FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR 2022/2023

July 18, 2022 – July 22, 2022 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Room 5116) Scarpa
August 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Room 5116) Scarpa
October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022 2:35 pm – 5:00 pm (Room 5116) Scarpa
January 23, 2023 – January 27, 2023 2:35 pm – 5:00 pm (Room 5116) Scarpa
Feb. 21, 2023 – Feb. 24, 2023 & Monday the 27th 2:35 pm – 5:00 pm (Room 5116) Scarpa
May 8, 2023 – May 12, 2023 2:35 pm – 5:00 pm (Room 5116) Scarpa

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: Students who are at least 16 years of age and have passed the NJ State written test may enroll in the behind-the-wheel program. 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; (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.

Additional Info & FAQ's

2022-2023 Eighth Grade Dress Code

2022-2023 Ninth Grade Dress Code

Updated mask guidelines (As of 3/7/22)

Weekly Bell/Exam Schedule

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

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 upcoming week.  Dates and times are subject to change; please visit the link daily for any and all updates.

Sports Registration

Scholar-athletes! Registration for fall sports is now open.

The athletic department invites all students to register for their sports of interest for the fall season. 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.

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 spring sport.

CLICK HERE to register for all sports during the 2022-2023 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:

July 18, 2022 – July 22, 2022 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Room 20)

August 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022 9:00 am – 11:30 am (Room 20)

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL: Students who are at least 16 years of age and have 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 ASAP 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

      • No Announcements

Eighth Grade Announcements

      • No Announcements

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

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
      • 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
  • PROM – Photo Gallery HERE
  • 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

      • CLASS OF 2022 Baccalaureate and Commencement PICTURE GALLERY is HERE!
      • PROM – Photo Gallery HERE
      • 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.

Hermits Athletics

CLICK HERE to access the athletic schedule for the Week of May 30.  Dates and times are subject to change; please visit the link daily for any and all updates.

Sports Registration

Scholar-athletes! Registration for fall sports is now open.

The athletic department invites all students to register for their sports of interest for the fall season. 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.

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 spring sport.

CLICK HERE to register for all sports during the 2022-2023 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

      • 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.

2022 Yearbook

Please visit the Yearbook webpage HERE for all information to our google forms, purchasing senior ads, and buying your 2022 Austin-Aire yearbook.

Dress Codes for 2021-2022

For your reference, we have included our dress code for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Some brief notes:

The 8th grade will wear a blue or white dress shirt and the official 8th-grade tie.  A Hermits branded sweater is optional but is the only approved clothing item to be worn over the shirt and tie. Navy or gray pants, black or brown shoes, black or brown belts, and dress socks complete the winter uniform.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors switch to a blue or white dress shirt, tie, navy or gray pants, black or brown shoes, black or brown belt, dress socks, and navy blue blazer with the St. Augustine Prep patch sewn over the left breast pocket.
Seniors may continue to wear khaki pants and boat shoes; outside of those differences, seniors follow the same dress code as underclassmen as indicated above.

A reminder for all classes:

No white socks are permitted.
Sneakers are never permitted, regardless of the brand.
Hair is to be kept above the ears, eyes, and collar.
All young men are to be clean-shaven at all times.

[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

Please submit your bus reservations forms if you have not done so already.  There are limited seats remaining on several of the bus routes.  All students, regardless of how they travel to school, are required to have a B6T form on file.  If you have not submitted this state form already and need a copy, please contact Mrs. Carr at Mrs.Carr@hermits.com.   Late packets are being sent to the public school districts on a weekly basis.

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

If your son has medication in the nurse’s office, please pick it up by the last day of school.  Any medication not picked up will be properly disposed of. Please reach out to our Nurse Kingett with any questions you might have to mrs.kingett@hermits.com.

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 ’09 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 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 Summer Hours are listed below (Please note: the Prep Shop will be closed from July 4 – July 10.  Summer Hours resume on Monday, July 11).  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 through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

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: Mrs. Nancy McHugh P’08 ’11 ’15 (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

2021-2022 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