Family Service Hours
In keeping with the Salesian tradition of ministry to youth, the school asks for the involvement of the family in various activities that serve the needs of the school and build community. The family works to benefit the school through Bingo, workdays, special events, and public relations efforts.
Each family is expected to offer volunteer service for the benefit of the school and its programs. Each family is required to perform at least 25 service hours each school year; single-parent households are required to provide 15 service hours each school year.
Family Service Hours are structured to be fulfilled as follows:
9th Grade Requirement:
All 9th grade families not receiving a scholarship or need-based tuition assistance are expected to work 4-5 Friday Night Bingos to fulfill their required 25 annual family service hours. Once their bingo expectation has been met, they may continue to volunteer in other areas of the school – see below.
All 9th grade families receiving a scholarship or need-based tuition assistance must work their scheduled 4-5 Friday Night Bingos AND complete 25 hours of service in other areas of the school – see below. For these families, they will complete a minimum of 50 hours. For a single parent household it will be 4-5 Friday Night Bingos and 15 hours in other areas. This total will be a minimum of 40 hours.
10-12th Grade Requirement:
All 10-12th grade families not receiving a scholarship or need-based assistance may fulfill their Family Service Hours by volunteering in any area of the school – see below.
All 10-12th grade families receiving a scholarship or need-based tuition assistance must work their scheduled 4-5 Friday Night Bingos AND complete 25 hours of service in other areas of the school – see below. For these families, they will complete a minimum of 50 hours. For a single parent household it will be 4-5 Friday Night Bingos and 15 hours in other areas. This total will be a minimum of 40 hours.
To enhance communication and simplify the process, we have launched signup.com to assist you with scheduling, trading, and reminders about your bingo nights to work.
Family Service Hours description for fulfillment:
• For the purposes of Family Service Hours, the "school year" runs from June 1st through May 31st of the subsequent year.
• Any member of a family, 14 years of age or older, may earn service hours by volunteering in non-bingo activities. Bingo volunteer must be 18 years of age or older.
• Students may not count Family Service Hours towards the fulfillment of a Christian Service Project.
• Hours are not transferable between families.
• Each family is responsible for keeping a record of hours and for submitting it to the Main Office by the announced due date in order to receive credit for the hours, even if hours are recorded by other means (such as at bingo or at workdays).
Activities that qualify for Family Service Hours (FSH) include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Attendance at Academic Counselor Parent Info Nights and SFPA General Parent Meetings. 2 FSH per meeting attendance per family.
• All school-sponsored clean-ups and work days
• Providing transportation for students to and from field trips
• Providing transportation for team members (in addition to your student) to away contests
• Working at Friday night bingo
• Assisting in the main office or work taken home from the office (i.e. stuffing envelopes, folding forms, organizing Bingo tickets, etc.)
• Assisting with student activities such as school or class Masses, retreats, dances, Triduum, 4.0 Luncheon, Breakfast of Champions, Sports Banquets, etc.
• Planning and execution of all school sponsored fundraising activities such as the annual Burgundy & Gray, Golf Tournament, Luau, performing events chair, etc. (includes planning, set-up, and cleanup sessions)
• Providing baked goods for school events such as Triduum Fun Day, Feast of SJB, Grandparents & Grand-Friends Day, Golf Tournament, Luau, VAPA shows, etc. is valued by the school and is recognized at the exchange rate of 1.5 FSH per cake or 2 dozen cookies.
Families, not on tuition assistance and not freshmen parents, unable or unwilling to fulfill the Family Service Hours requirement are required to pay a $1000 "In-Lieu-Of" fee. Families that do not meet their minimum hourly requirement by May 31st will be billed for unfulfilled hours at a rate of $40 per hour. The school reserves the right to assess late fees for unpaid balances.