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Last Updated: January 24, 2020 

Upcoming events for the week of January 21-26:

January

24 Friday

  • Senior Kairos Retreat (Friday, Jan. 24 – Sunday, Jan. 26)
  • If you lost a necklace, please come to the Forum Main Office.
  • Volleyball – Meeting on Tuesday, January 28, at the start of Enrichment period in the Athletics Office for anyone interested in playing volleyball this year.

26 Sunday

  • Australia Third Semester Parent Meeting – 5:30 pm in the Forum Faculty Dining Room.

 

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: Friday, January 24

The Attendance Office is in the SCARPA BUILDING. Please go there to SIGN OUT your son. 

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 him 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

    • Volleyball – Meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at the start of Enrichment period in the Athletics Office for anyone interested in playing volleyball this year.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Semi-formal pictures can be picked up in the Forum Main Office.
    • SCRIP Orders: Nicolas Federico please pick up your order at the Prep Shop.
    • Marcos Sneathen please go to Business Office to pick up new ID.

 

Sophomore Announcements

  • Semi-formal pictures can be picked up in the Forum Main Office.
  • SCRIP Orders: Stephen Seligsohn please pick up your order at the Prep Shop.
  • Nathan Sauder please go to the Business Office to pick up your new ID.

Junior Announcements

  • Patrick Coyle, Chris Cipparone, Andres Chavarro and David Minder please go to the Business Office to pick up your new ID.
  • SCRIP Orders: please pick up your order in the Prep Shop.
  • ALL JUNIORS are required to register for Cathedral Kitchen Retreat. Click HERE

Senior Announcements

  • SCRIP Orders: Cole Powers please pick up your order in the Prep Shop.

Athletic Announcements

  • Volleyball – Meeting on Tuesday, January 28 at the start of Enrichment period in the Athletics Office for anyone interested in playing volleyball this year.

 

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 3rd 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.

 

Monday 1/20: STORE CLOSED
Tuesday 1/21:  11 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday 1/22:  11 AM – 4 PM
Thursday 1/23:  11 AM – 4 PM
Friday 1/24:  11 AM – 4 PM

 

 

NURSE’S NOTES

Information on Bacterial Conjunctivitis ( Pink Eye)

Pink Eye is highly contagious.  It is spread by contact, usually by objects that have come in contact with the infected person’s eye secretions.  It can be transmitted when an infected person touches their eye and then touches another surface (door handles, sports equipment) or shares an object that has touched their eye (a towel or pillowcase). Symptoms include redness to the eye and a thick discharge.  The discharge may be yellow, white, or green and it usually continues to drain throughout the day.  The affected eye is often stuck shut in the morning. Antibiotic drops or ointment are prescribed and the student needs to have 24 hours of treatment before he returns to school. As always, remind your son about frequent hand washing while in school.

  • As the weather begins to change, we begin to see an increase in visits to the nurse for colds, flu, etc.  Please remind your son to practice good hand washing techniques and eliminate sharing water bottles with their classmates.
  • If your son has a fever or is vomiting, please keep him home to help decrease the spread of illness through the school.
  • Please remind your son to come to the nurse if he doesn’t feel well instead of texting a parent/guardian to pick him up.  The nurse can offer comfort measures and have them rest to get them through the day so you won’t have to leave work.  The nurse will always call a parent to pick up their son if they are too ill to stay in school.
  • If your son needs to take medication during school hours, please have your doctor fill out the medication form that is available on our website, CLICK HERE.  The medication needs to be in the original bottle that it came in.  Students are able to carry their inhalers with them if the doctor puts it in writing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mrs. Kingett at ext.138 or Mrs.Kingett@hermits.com.

 

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)

January

24 Friday – 26 Sunday

  • Senior Kairos Retreat

26 Sunday

  • Australia Third Semester Parent Meeting – 5:30 pm in the Forum Faculty Dining Room.

27 Monday – 31 Friday

  • 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Driver’s Ed Theory Class

28 Tuesday

  • Volleyball – Meeting at the start of Enrichment period in the Athletics Office for anyone interested in playing volleyball this year.

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.