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School Hours

Grades Pre-K through 8: 7:50 AM – 2:00 PM.  Students not in their homeroom at 7:50 AM are considered tardy. The school doors are opened for students at 7:30 AM.  

At St. John the Evangelist School, we work in partnership with parents to enable each child to develop as an independent learner.  Parents should allow their child(ren) to enter the school building on their own each morning.  Various classes invite parent involvement or visitation on particular occasions.

Prayer and afternoon announcements begin at 1:55 PM each day. Dismissal immediately follows.  Please check the school calendar and weekly newsletter for early dismissal dates.

St. John the Evangelist School offers an After School Care Program.  Students who are enrolled in the program must pay a $25.00 Activity Fee at the time of registration.  A fee of $1.00 per minute is charged for students remaining in the program after 5:00 PM.  Please refer to the 2022-2023 After Care Handbook for a complete list of policies.

Parents are to make arrangements for their child(ren) to arrive at school on time and be picked up at dismissal time.  Students should not arrive prior to 7:30 a.m. Students not picked up by the end of carpool (approximately 2:15 PM) will be sent immediately to the After School Care Program.  Parents are charged the daily per child rate of $8.00 an hour for using this program.

School Office Hours

The school office is open on all school days from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.


St. John the Evangelist School is a Catholic parochial school which strives to educate and prepare children to assume their roles in church and society. As a faith community, we are challenged to live in word and deed the Gospel message and integrate effectively faith and learning. Our role, in collaboration with parents, is to foster moral development and spiritual and educational growth in an atmosphere of Christian love and respect.

St. John the Evangelist School endorses the call of the Catholic Bishops of the United States to express its educational ministry through the objectives of personal spirituality, social justice, and a strong academic program in accord with the Curriculum Guide for Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Fall River.

  1. To develop the total Christian personality by instilling in the students a respect for life and reverence for Christian living.
  2. To develop within the school a strong religious education program based on Catholic Theology, Scripture, Liturgical experience, and service so that each child will grow and develop in the Christian way of life.
  3. To facilitate the intellectual, social, and physical development of each child through a variety of instructional methods such as small and large group instruction, departmental classes, and other tools for basic knowledge and formation.
  4. To aid students in evaluation of their own capabilities and vocational possibilities.

It is the consensus of the faculty that every human being has a right to pursue knowledge corresponding with his/her dignity and God-given ability, regardless of background or sex. In the early years, education is often of the utmost importance because through education and guidance the children of today become the Catholic citizens of tomorrow.

Consistent with its mission, St. John the Evangelist School strives to work with each student’s family to further the spiritual and educational development of the student. However, notwithstanding any other provision of this Parent & Student Handbook, the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) of the student agree and acknowledge that if, in the sole discretion of the principal and pastor, the relationship between the student and the school or the student’s family and the school is irretrievably broken, the student shall be withdrawn from the school. 

Parent’s Role in Education

At SJE, we consider it a privilege to work with parents in the education of children since we consider parents the primary educators of their children. Therefore, it is your right and your duty to become the primary role models for the development of your child’s life---physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. Your choice of St. John the Evangelist School involves a commitment to helping your child to recognize God as the greatest good in his/her life.

Good example is the strongest teacher. Your personal relationship with God, with each other, and with the Church community will affect the way your child relates to God and others. Ideals taught in school are not well rooted in the child unless these are nurtured by the example of good Catholic/Christian morality and by an honest personal relationship with God in your family life.

Once you have chosen to enter into a relationship with us at St. John the Evangelist School, we trust you will be loyal to this commitment. During these formative years, your child needs constant support from both home and school in order to develop his/her moral, intellectual, social, cultural, and physical endowment. The strength of this relationship depends upon the full commitment and cooperation of each of the three parties: the student, the parent(s), and the teacher.

Neither parents nor teachers can afford to doubt the sincerity of the other in the shared quest of challenging, yet nourishing, the student to reach his/her potential. Therefore, it is vital that both parents and teachers remember that allowing oneself to be caught between the student and the other party will never have positive results. To divide authority between school and home or within the home will only teach disrespect of all authority. If there is an incident at school, you as parents must make investigation of the complete story your first step. Evidence of mutual respect between parents and teachers will model mature behavior and relationships, while talking negatively about a child’s teacher at home creates an attitude of distrust toward the teacher, the school, and the parent.

Students are naturally eager to grow and learn. However, sometimes in the process of maturation new interests may cause them to lose focus. As this natural process occurs, the student needs both understanding and discipline. At times, your child may perceive discipline as restrictive. However, it is boundaries and limits which provide a young person with both guidance and security.

It is imperative that a student take responsibility for grades he/she has earned and be accountable for all assigned classwork, homework, assessments, and short- and long-term projects, whether absent from school or present. Parents are encouraged to let their child experience a logical consequence for breaches of this responsibility and accountability.

Together, let us begin each school year with shared commitment as we support one another in helping your student become the best person he/she is capable of becoming.

Your Role in Your Child’s Education

As we collaborate in the education of your student, the Administration at SJE requests that, along with all other expectations in this Handbook, you:

  • Create routines and expectations to ensure your child: gets to bed early on school nights
    arrives at school and is picked up on time each day is dressed according to the school dress code completes assignments on time has a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day
  • Participate in opportunities such as Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Reimburse the school for any damage to learning materials or property due to student carelessness or neglect
  • Contact the school when a student will be absent or tardy
  • Provide the school a written note after a student absence, from a medical professional if due to illness
  • Notify the school of changes of address, phone number, e-mail, etc.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the school
  • Inform the school of special situations affecting the student’s learning, well-being, and safety
  • Complete and return to school any requested information promptly
  • Champion the religious and educational goals of the school
  • Attend Mass and teach the Catholic faith by word and example
  • Endorse and affirm the discipline policy of the school
  • Treat all school employees with respect and courtesy both in person and online
  • Refrain from posting defamatory photos or comments about SJE students, other parents, teachers, or the administration online


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