Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to policies and procedures, we’ve got you covered. Check here first—the answers you need are right at your fingertips. We also encourage you to review the parent/student handbook found in the quick links located on the Home page. If you still have questions, we are always happy to take your call.


What are the SJPII uniform requirements?

Please review our dress code policy (found in the parent and student quick link categories on the Home page) for a matrix of requirements by gender and grade. All uniform regulations and guidelines are subject to the discretion of the principal. In the event of uniform infraction, we will contact the student’s parents. Repeated offenses may result in age-appropriate consequences. Generally, we require students to adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • Uniforms should be clean and pressed with all buttons attached and hem intact.
  • Shirttails worn tucked in, and pants worn with a navy, brown, or black belt. 
  • Skirts, skorts, and jumper hems must hit no more than one inch above the knee. 
  • Students should wear solid black, dark-brown, or navy dress or athletic shoes (except during P.E. classes). No sandals, open-back shoes, boots, high-top shoes, or shoes with a heel over one inch (measured from the back exterior of the shoe). Keep shoelaces tied at all times.
  • Students may not wear outerwear in the classroom unless it has a school logo. We do not allow hooded sweaters or sweatshirts. 
  • Students may wear a hat during outside recess or P.E. class (SJPII hats preferred). 
  • During the winter months, girls may wear footed tights, navy leggings, or P.E. sweatpants under their uniform. 
  • Hair should be neat and bangs above the eyebrows. We require boys’ hair to be trimmed neatly around the ears and cut above (without touching) the shirt collar. Girls must wear hair elastics, clips, and ribbons in the hair, not on wrists. We do not permit hair coloring, bleaching, beads, feather extensions, or scarves worn in the hair.
  • We do not allow students to apply cosmetics, lip-gloss, tinted Chap Stick, nail polish, or artificial nails. No visible tattoos of any kind or hologram contact lenses. 
  • No body piercing except pierced ears. Girls may wear one pair of earrings smaller than a dime and without hoops. Boys may not wear earrings of any type. Jewelry is limited to one watch, one ring, and simple crosses or holy medals on a narrow silver or gold chain. Please disable watches with a beeping function; we will confiscate a beeping watch and hold it until the last day of the school year.

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Where can I purchase a uniform for my child?

Embroidered and logoed items are available at Educational Outfitters of Raleigh by phone at (919) 804.5437, Ext. 0 or order online. Or, feel free to order online from Lands End.

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What time does school begin and end?

School begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. following the afternoon announcements. We dismiss our pre-K students at 2:30 p.m. On early release days, we dismiss at 12:00 p.m. We will not serve lunch on early dismissal days. 

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Do you offer an after-school care program?

Yes! We offer an after-school program to students until 6:00 p.m. each school day. Please visit our Support Services page for more information.

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What are the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures?

For the safety of all of our students and staff members, we kindly request all families to adhere to our policies and always utilize the carpool/vehicle line when dropping off or picking up your child. Do not exit your vehicle in the carpool/vehicle line during these times. Please be aware that Moore County authorities will not permit traffic buildup on Camp Easter Rd. View our traffic-flow map for reference.

Drop-Off (K–8)

Students may arrive on campus and report to the multi-purpose room beginning at 7:30 a.m. Students will proceed to their homerooms at 7:45 and announcements begin promptly at 7:55. Students arriving after this time are tardy and must receive a late pass after a parent/guardian signs them in at the office.

All vehicles will enter through the WEST gate so the vehicle’s passenger side faces the curb. Do not park in front of the school during this time. Please help us keep the line moving by having your child prepared and ready to go with his/her backpack and supplies. Our staff will supervise children as they leave your vehicle and proceed directly into the school or designated area. 

Pick Up (K–8) 

Beginning at 2:45 p.m., vehicles may enter through the WEST gate and pull up to the school (with the passenger door closest to the curb) for pick up at 3:00 p.m. After loading your child, please exit immediately through the east gate. If your child is not ready, please pull up and wait in the designated area. We do not permit students to return to the school building after 3:00 p.m. unless taking part in an after-school activity or accompanied by a staff member.

We will issue two placards to each family for use in the vehicle windshield during pick up time. For the safety of your child, we will not place a child into a vehicle without a placard. We assess a $1 replacement fee for lost placards; no substitutions of placards allowed.

We will escort students who remain after 3:15 p.m. to the multi-purpose room for after-school care and assess a drop-in rate of $15 per child. Families who do not pick up their child by 6:00 p.m. will receive a phone call reminder and a registered letter stating that failure to pick up your child on time constitutes neglect. The Southern Pines Police Department may assume custody of students who remain after 6:00 p.m. without parent contact or prior arrangements.

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Does SJPII offer a lunch program?

We offer students the option to purchase lunch three times a week. Families who wish to participate may make payments online. Students should plan to bring their own lunch the other two days. For more information, visit our Support Services page.

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My child must be absent from school. What is the procedure to excuse his/her absence?

Please call or e-mail the office and the child’s teacher by 9:00 a.m. on each day of the absence. For the protection of our students, we will contact parents if we do not receive notification. If you do not have access to a telephone, please provide a written note to your child’s teacher upon his/her return stating the reason for the absence or tardy. We request parents to consult with the principal if a student will be absent for any reason other than illness. Please coordinate your schedule with our calendar before planning trips or family outings.

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What is the procedure if my child must be absent for a portion of the school day or picked up from school early?

Students needing medical appointments during school hours require a written note from a parent. Parents must sign out their child and sign him/her back in if the child returns to school during the same school day. Students who are away from school for 3 ½ hours or more will be counted as absent for one-half of a day. We consider three early checkouts (each less than 3 ½ hours) as one, half-day absence.

If a student misses any class time during the day, he/she may not participate in any after-school program, including athletics, clubs, and other special activities scheduled for that evening.

Important routines and educational reviews occur at the conclusion of each learning day. Due to the disruption it causes to other students’ learning, we request that parents refrain from signing out students during the last 30 minutes of the school day (2:30–3:00 p.m.). If you must pick up your child early, please plan to sign him/her out no later than 2:30 p.m. We will not call students from their classrooms after this time due to the disruption of the afternoon devotions.

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What is the policy for make-up work?

Missed assignments are the student’s responsibility. Students who are absent due to illness have one day for each day of absence to make up missed assignments, quizzes, or tests. For example, a student who was absent three days has three school days to complete the missed work. 

When a student is absent, parents may e-mail or call the school office before 9:30 a.m. to arrange for homework assignments. Parents may pick up assignments at the school office between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. We encourage our middle school parents to check RenWeb for lessons and assignments. For short absences, please make arrangements with classmates or pick up missed up assignments from his/her teacher upon returning to school. Teachers will schedule make-up tests within one week of the original test date. Our policy does not obligate teachers to give make-up tests or give assignments in anticipation of a vacation. 

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What is the homework policy?

Teachers may assign homework to students Monday through Thursday. We do not assign homework to students on Friday evening, with the exception of seventh and eighth graders enrolled in advanced math classes. If your child misses school, we will allow one day for each day of absence due to illness to make up work. 

Formal home study helps students become self-reliant and self-directed. Our teachers design assignments to reinforce daily lessons, to supplement and enrich class work, and to provide experiences for students in preparation of certain lessons. 

Every child has different capabilities and interests; therefore, it is difficult to state the exact amount of time your child should spend on assignments. Students should not spend excessive amounts of time every evening working on homework. If this becomes the case, or if other problems consistently arise, please contact the teacher.

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I understand that every family must complete service hours. What does this mean? And how many hours is each family required to volunteer?

Parents are an integral and valued part of our school community—and we need your support in order to provide our students with the opportunities to participate in special events and projects. To help us accomplish all of this, we require each family to complete 25 service hours a year. If your family is unable to fulfill this requirement by June 1 of each school year, please let our principal know so that we can make billing arrangements.

As you diligently carry out this responsibility, you serve as a role model to your child. Children are keenly aware of our actions—we want to show them the behavior and characteristics we envision them demonstrating for the next generation. 

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I plan to volunteer at the school. What do I need to do before I start?

All individuals who volunteer in the school must complete a volunteer sign-up sheet, which you may obtain from the school office. Depending on the nature of your contact with students, we may require a Diocesan-mandated background check and/or participation in a Safe Environment training course. Every volunteer must sign in and out of the visitor’s notebook when volunteering on campus. Upon completion of volunteer hours, please log these on RenWeb. The honor system is our method of calculating hours, and we trust in each family’s integrity.

As opportunities for volunteer service become available, we will post these on our website or communicate them through various means. We encourage you to sign up for a variety activities; however, if you sign up, please understand that we expect our volunteers to follow through by attending at the scheduled times. If you cannot honor your commitment, we kindly request that you provide us with notice. A volunteer operates in a position of trust—any personal information pertaining to students and faculty is strictly confidential. Please wear neat and modest clothing while on our campus or representing our school. For safety and liability reasons, we request that you make child care arrangements for your preschooler while volunteering on campus.

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How will we know of a school closure due to weather emergencies?

If it should be necessary to close the school because of weather conditions, we will send an announcement via e-mail and the Parent Alert® automated phone system. Please be sure to keep your contact information updated.

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My child must take medication during the school day. How do I set this up?

Before we can administer medication, we must have a Parent Request and Physician’s Order for student medication on file (available in the school office). This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication. We will return all unused medication to the parent/guardian at the end of the school year.

Please deliver prescription or over-the-counter medication in the original container received from the pharmacy with the following information provided on the label:

  1. Child’s name 
  2. Name of doctor prescribing the child’s medication (for prescription meds only)
  3. Frequency 
  4. Dose 
  5. Date 
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What is the withdrawal policy?

  • Families must notify the school in writing if a student is to be withdrawn from the school. 
  • Registered students who withdraw before the first full day of school are responsible for a third of the full tuition amount. 
  • Registered students who withdraw between the first day of school and December 15 are responsible for half of the full tuition amount. 
  • Registered students who withdraw after December 15 are responsible for the full tuition amount. 
  • We will waive the tuition fee upon written proof that the withdrawal is the result of a military transfer. 
  • SJPII will not forward records for students who withdraw with an outstanding balance. 
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