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 is the procedure if my child must be absent for a portion of the school day or picked up from school early?
- I understand that every family must complete service hours. What does this mean? And how many hours is each family required to volunteer?
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.
Embroidered and logoed items are available at Educational Outfitters of Raleigh by phone at (919) 804.5437, Ext. 0 or order online from Educational Outfitters. Or, feel free to order online from Lands End..Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.
- At 7:30 a.m., students may begin reporting to the activity center. All vehicles will enter through the WEST gate and drive with the passenger side closest to the activity center to drop children off. Parents who wish to park and drop off their child should proceed to parking lot to the activity center. All traffic will exit through the EAST gate.
- See map provided.
- Children will leave the vehicle and go directly into the activity center or designated area under staff supervision.
- We request that parents utilize the carpool/vehicle line during student arrival. All students will enter and exit from the vehicle’s passenger side with all supplies. Backpacks and other items should not be kept in the trunk of a vehicle, as retrieving or storing in this location places the student in the direct path of a moving vehicle line.
- Students not in the activity center by 7:55 a.m. are tardy. Parents or guardians should sign the student in at the office.
Pick Up (K–8)
One placard will be issued to each family for child pick up with one additional available upon request. This procedure is in place for your child’s protection and safety. Please understand that without this placard, you must walk up to designated area and pick up your child. There will be a $1 replacement fee if lost. No substitutions allowed. We request that parents use the carpool/vehicle line for pick up.
Please do not exit your vehicle in the carpool/vehicle line during pick up.
If you enter the school parking lot prior to 2:45 p.m., please be sure to follow the traffic pattern distributed to families and available on the school website. Please use courtesy when interacting with other drivers.
- At 2:45 p.m., vehicles may enter through the WEST gate and pull up to the designated pick up area (passenger door closest) for pick up at 3:00 p.m.
- After children have loaded, vehicle will exit immediately through EAST gate.
- If child is not ready, vehicle may pull up and wait in the designated area.
- Please follow all procedures as directed by SJPII staff. We establish these for the safety of your children.
Moore County authorities will not permit traffic buildup on Camp Easter Road. Please see school staff for further direction as needed.
We ask that students with late afternoon appointments sign out no later than 2:30 p.m. to avoid disruption to the dismissal process. Please report to the office, and we will call for your child.
We offer students the option to purchase lunch four times a week, Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, your child should bring a lunch. Families who wish to participate may make payments online. Students should plan to bring their own lunch the other day. For more information, visit My Hot Lunchbox.
Please call or email 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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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 email 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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
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 of 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.Back to Top
If it should be necessary to close the school because of weather conditions, we will send an announcement via email and the Parent Alert® automated phone system. Please be sure to keep your contact information updated.Back to Top
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:
- Child’s name
- Name of doctor prescribing the child’s medication (for prescription meds only)
- 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.