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FAQS

Here are answers to some of the most frequent questions we get about the school: 

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Schedule

When do classes begin and end? 
On Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 7:45 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.
On Wednesdays:  8:45 A.M. - 2:45 P.M.
 
What is a modified block schedule? 
The students have all 7 classes 3 days a week. Each class is between 45-50 min. The other two days, the students will have half of their classes, each for one and a half hours. 
 
Where do I drop off and pick up? 
Drop-off is in front of the gym. Please do not drop off or pick up in front of the school. 
Drop-off is no earlier than 7:30 A.M.
Pick-up is no later than 4:30 P.M.
 
Do you have a bus service? 
We have a bus service that runs to the west side and 22nd Street in the morning and afternoon. The city Sun Tran bus also picks up a route at the corner of Camino Seco and 22nd street. Check the Sun Tran bus schedule for more information. 
 
 

General Policies

 
Do you offer a hot lunch service? 
We offer lunch items daily. Please check school communications for the lunch order form. Students may also bring a lunch. Refrigerated storage is NOT available. Microwave ovens are available in the cafeteria for student use. 
 
What if my child needs extra help on homework or needs to make up a test? 
Our teachers are here every day for tutorials from 2:45-3:30 P.M. Students may make an appointment to make up a test or come in for homework help. 
 
Do you assign lockers to the students? 
Freshmen are assigned a locker and a lock for the year. All other students may request and receive a locker on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
 
Are parents required to do service hours? 
All families, except for international students, are required to fulfill a minimum number of service hours in support of St. Augustine. There are are many volunteer opportunities throughout the year that will help fulfill these hours.
 
Do you offer sports and clubs at the school?  
A variety of sports and clubs are offered throughout the school year. Please see the sports page for more information about our sports program. Students can join clubs, such as Venture Crew, Ambassadors or Racing for the Sun.  Please look on the Campus Life pages to find out more information.
 
 

Faith Formation

Do you have a weekly mass for the students? 
Each Tuesday, at 8:00 A.M., the students and faculty attend the daily Mass at St. Francis de Sales (which is adjacent to the school). On the other days of the week, students attend a 15 minute all-school chapel on campus. 
 
Do you offer reconciliation for the students?
Once during Advent and again during Lent the students participate in a communal penance service. 
 
Are there any retreats during the year? 
Grades 9,10, and 11 attend a day-long retreat once a year.
Seniors attend a four-day, off-campus Kairos retreat.
 
Do you have to be Catholic to attend St. Augustine? 
We welcome students of all faiths. 
 
 
 
 

Technology

Do students get electronic devices at the school? 
Students are assigned an electronic device to use for the school year. They must bring their fully-charged devices to class daily. Devices, chargers and cases must be returned in good repair at the end of the school year. 
 
How do we get textbooks for our child? 
Most textbooks are loaded onto the student devices and are included in the annual technology fee. Some classes use hard-copy textbooks. Those are provided to the student and must be returned at the end of the year. 
 
Can my child bring a device from home?
No home devices are allowed on campus.
 
What about cell phones? 
Although students may bring cell phones to school they may not use them during school hours. 
 
How are communication and grades handled? 
Each student will be assigned a Gmail account during the first day of school. We use Renweb to post grades and the students will set up an account, as well as the parents. 
 
 
 

Uniforms

 
Do you have a specific student uniform? 
Students do wear a uniform. Please check our Parent/Student Handbook for the full uniform policy.
 
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