The purpose of field trips is to extend the learning experience beyond the limits of the school building and are made for their educational value. Ordinarily, one field trip per grade, per year is allowed. All students are required to have a signed permission slip on file for each field trip taken. Teachers will distribute the appropriate permission forms to the students. We also consider Field Trips as an extra activity outside the normal classroom setting. Therefore, we require the Jr. High students to; maintain a C or higher, have no missing assignments in any class and have not had any detentions the week prior to the field trip.
Extended School Care
Before school care begins at 6:30 a.m. and goes until 7:55 a.m. on school days only. Extended school begins at 3:15 p.m. and goes until 5:45 p.m. on school days only. Students enrolled in the program will meet in the extended school care room. A registration fee will be assessed for extended school care upon registration each school year. Any child that is not picked up by 3:30 p.m. will automatically go to extended school care and parents will be responsible for extended school care fees. The extended School Care Program closes at 5:45 p.m. Any child remaining after that time will be charged $5.00 for every 5 minutes late for pick-up. Extended Care is offered after 1:00 pm school dismissals until 5:45 pm but is not offered when school is dismissed at noon.
Hot Lunch Program
St. John’s School participates in the Federal Hot Lunch Program and abides by the rules and regulations established by the governing agency. For families who qualify, free or reduced-price lunches are available for their children. To qualify, a family must meet the federally established guidelines. Applications for free or reduced-price lunches are available in the school office and may be completed at any time during the school year. These applications are kept confidential.
Please note that federal laws regarding hot lunch state that NO food may be brought into the school between 10:00am -1:30 pm. No competitive (fast) foods may be brought into school. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Students may charge for a hot lunch if they do not have lunch. Parents will be notified as to how many charges a student has. After the third charge, the child will need to bring a cold lunch until all hot lunch charges are paid.
Parents may eat with their child at any time. Please call the school office before 9:00 a.m. in order to get on the lunch count for the day. Current lunch prices apply.
LUNCHROOM BEHAVIORS: The students will use their best manners and respect all adults in charge of the lunchroom: this includes teachers, parent volunteers, kitchen staff, etc.
- Children will sit at the table properly.
- Children may not save seats.
- Children will talk in a conversational tone of voice.
- Children will raise their hand before leaving the table.
- Children will clean up the tables and floor in the area in which they are sitting.
- Children will throw away trash and empty trays when their table is dismissed.
- Children will line up quietly after being dismissed.
Detentions may be issued if students do not follow these procedures.
Athletics / Activities (Jets Club)
Athletic / Activity Eligibility
Student-Athletes must have a 70% or above average in all subject areas. Any student who violates a behavior contract will be ineligible. Every two weeks students will be evaluated using academic and discipline policies stated below. Any student not meeting the academic and/or discipline requirements will be ineligible for the next week’s game(s) or activities. Any student who is ineligible 2 weeks in a row may be suspended from the team / club / activity for the remainder of the season. Student and their parents will be notified of their ineligibility by email and/or phone call. Student must be in school by 11:00 a.m. in order to participate in games/ events that evening. Transportation to and from games, events, and practice is the responsibility of the parents.
Grades will be checked every two weeks. Students must maintain a 70% average in all subject areas in order to be eligible to participate. Parents and students will be notified when grades are below the standard, and these students will not participate in the next game/event. Students with two late or missing assignments in the two-week period may practice but are suspended from one full game/event.
Students who receive a detention notice in the two-week period will forfeit play in the next game/activity. Practice during this time is allowed. Parents will be notified.
THE PRINCIPAL AND/OR PASTOR RETAIN AUTHORITY TO TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY SUSPEND AN INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM FROM PARTICIPATION.
This program is organized, operated and funded by the St. John’s Jet Athletic Club. Opportunities to participate in cross country, basketball, track, and golf are provided for boys in grades 7 & 8.
Opportunities to participate in volleyball, basketball, track, golf and cross country are provided for girls in grades 7 & 8. St. John’s School athletic program is maintained in order to teach students sportsmanship, skills, and competition. The program is organized by the Athletic Director under the supervision of the Principal. Volunteer coaches are utilized for all sports. St John’s School is part of the Lincoln Catholic School Athletic League. This league is organized by the League Director under the supervision of the Select Committee made up of three school Principals on a three-year rotation. Rules and regulations governing athletic programs are developed by this committee. All member schools are responsible for adhering to the conference rules. The Jet's Athletic Club is organized to assist the Athletic Director with the games, concessions, and other activities pertaining to the Athletic program. Active participation by parents of athletes is required. All students are encouraged to participate in available athletic programs. However, a student may participate only so long as he/she is able to maintain satisfactory classroom grades and the display of appropriate behavior in school and has an annual sports physical completed after May 1 for the upcoming year on file at the school. Athletic team participation is an earned privilege and not a right.
Athletic Fee: (7th - 8th-grade sports) See registration form for fees.
(Make check for above fees payable to St. John’s Athletic Club)
Gym Rules for Sporting Events
- Players, coaches, spectators, and officials are expected to act in a Christian manner at all times.
- Once you have entered the gym, you may not leave and re-enter, unless you have special permission.
- All spectators must sit in the bleachers and watch the games. There should be no “running around” in the gym or outside the school.
- All non-players are to stay off the court at all times.
- Stay in the bleachers or down in the gym.
- Use the restrooms in the gym - NOT by the Social Hall.
- Use the east (near) stairway to get to the bleachers. The west (far) stairway is used for emergencies only.
- Students must be supervised by a parent or designated adult at all times.
- Arrange for rides to be here immediately after the game!
- Follow all rules or you may be asked to leave the gym site. A second offense of any type may result in suspension from any further games for the remainder of the year.