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. Each family works to benefit the school community through Friday Night Bingo, workdays, special events, public relations efforts, and campus clean up days.
Each family is expected to offer volunteer service for the benefit of the school and its programs. Family service hours are structured as follows:
- Two-parent households are required to perform at least 25 Family Service Hours each school year.
- Single-parent households are required to provide 15 Family 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 Friday Night Bingo to fulfill their required family service hours. Two-parent families have to complete 25 hours . Single-parent families have to complete 15 hours. Once their bingo expectation has been met, they may continue to volunteer in other areas of the school – see examples below
All 9th grade families receiving a scholarship or need-based tuition assistance must work their required Friday Night Bingo as described in their Tuition Assistance and Bingo Obligation Agreement AND complete the required Family Service Hours based on household size as described above in other areas of the school – see examples below.
10-12th Grade Requirement:
All 10-12th grade families not receiving a scholarship or need-based assistance may fulfill their Family Service Hours as described above by volunteering in any area of the school – see examples below.
All 10-12th grade families receiving a scholarship or need-based tuition assistance must work their required Friday Night Bingo as described in their Tuition Assistance and Bingo Obligation Agreement AND complete the required Family Service Hours based on household size as described above in other areas of the school – see examples below.
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 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 Information Nights and SFPA General Paren Meetings, families can earn 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 taking work home from 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, performing arts events, etc, (includes planning, set-up, and clean up sessions).
- Providing baked goods fro school events such as Triduum Fun Day, Fest of SJB, Granparents & Grand-Friends Day, Golf Tourmanment, VAPA shows, etc, is valued by the school and is recognized at the exchange rate of:
- 1 hour per 2 dozen cookies/cake baked
- 0.5 hour per 2 dozen cookies/cake purchased
- 0.5 hour per 2 cases of water purchased
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.
*To do this parents/guardian(s) need to be cleared as a volunteer by the school. Clearance requires completion of a background check using the LIVESCAN service/form and the school driver form