What a pleasure it is to welcome you and your children to the 2017-2018 school year at Saint Benedict. I am looking forward to serving as your principal and working with you in this important ministry of Catholic Education. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated faculty and staff. Their dedication to Catholic education is a source of inspiration. Our summer school and summer camp programs operated with enthusiastic students and this has been a wonderful opportunity to meet our new students.
I would like to take this opportunity to provide you with some important dates and information. Please register on F.A.C.T.S. (Tuition payment plan) before Family Packet Pick-up. (Link is provided at the bottom of this page)
Tuesday, August 15th: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16th: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
New Families ONLY: Tuesday, August 15th: Packet Pick Up at 5:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. Wine and Cheese Social will follow at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
It is required for each returning family to come on either Tuesday or Wednesday to pick up a family packet. Enclosed in the family packet you will find the following information that is due on the first day of school – Monday, August 21, 2017.
Parent-Student Handbook (Please read with your children and return the signed waiver)
Parent Agreement (acceptance of philosophy/parental expectations; sign and return)
Emergency Information (complete FRONT AND BACK and return)
Parent Participation Hours Service Form (complete and return)
Pre and After-School Care form (complete and return if interested)
Family Agreement for use of electronic communication and equipment
Title I Family Survey Form
Breakfast/Lunch Credit Permission Form
Also enclosed in the packet are the following items for your information.
School uniform order form. These items can be purchased only at St. Benedict School.
IMPORTANT Eighth Grade Graduation Pictures –Tuesday, August 15th, in the parish hall from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Boys are required to wear white shirt. A tie will be provided. Girls are to wear their white uniform blouse (for student ID photos), face make up is NOT allowed, stud earrings only.
Bruin Den will be open: July 10-14 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., August 15th - 16th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and August 14th and 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. School uniform list is enclosed. Refer to the uniform policy list.
ADDITIONAL SCHOOL FEES The following fees must be paid before or on Family Packet Pick up dates: TransitionalKindergarten fee $25 Kindergarten Graduation fee $95 Second Grade First Communion fee $20 Seventh Grade Dinner Social Fee $90 Eighth Grade Graduation Fee $300
SCHOOL OFFICE The School office will be closed: July 15th – August 13th.
The School office will be open: August 15th and 16th from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. August 14th, 17th and 18th from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.
SCHOOL SUPPLY AND ART SUPPLY LIST Can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 2017 – 2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Open campus on Mondays and Fridays only during lunch.
All students entering 7th grade MUST provide the school with a copy of their Tdap immunization record. California State Law states students CANNOT begin school without it. This information can be turned in at the office during regular hours or at Packet Pick Up at the latest.
Cell phones are to be turned OFF on school grounds and remain in student's backpack during school hours of 6:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Students cannot call or text message anyone during school hours. If there is an emergency concerning your child, the school office will notify the parent.
Cell phone can only be used off campus.
Students who violate these guidelines will have their cell phones taken away from them and given to Mr. Loya. Only the parent will be able to pick up the cell phone and a $50.00 fine must be paid at that time. The student will no longer have the privilege of carrying a cell phone during school hours. This item will be confiscated if used during the school day. THE SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST, DAMAGED OR STOLEN CELL PHONES.
Student Attendance at Morning Assembly: Attendance will be taken at 8:00 a.m. during morning assembly. Students who are tardy four times within a month will be charged a fee of $60.00 per child. Morning Mass: Every Friday, when school is in session, students will be attending morning Mass at 8:00 a.m. At 7:50 a.m. students in grades TK-8th must be assembled at their morning line. Students will be considered tardy if they arrive after 7:50 a.m. Uniforms: Navy vests are required for school Mass days for boys TK – 8th and girls 3rd – 8th. Navy knee highs are to be purchased at the Bruin Den only. Review the enclosed “Dress Code” thoroughly.
As we begin the 2017 - 2018 school year, let us pray for one another and ask Christ the Teacher to guide us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Blessings, Frank Loya Jr., Principal & Francisco Gomez, Asst. Principal