Attendance Policies

School Hours

SJV follows the Diocesan calendar guidelines. All dates are subject to change.

  • Gates opens: 7:30AM
  • School begins: 7:55 AM
  • School dismissal: 3:00PM (12:40 PM for early release Fridays)

Supervision begins at 7:30AM; therefore no student should arrive on campus prior to that time, unless they are using the Extended Care Program. Students that arrive after 7:55AM will be considered tardy.

If you need to pick your student up for an appointment during the school day, please sign your child in and out in the school office. The office will send for your child from the classroom upon your arrival.

Student Drop-Off/Pickup


Cars must enter the church parking lot through the East entrance (CHURCH SIDE) and leave only through the West exit. Students (NOT PREK) may be dropped off at the curb in the morning only. Parents must assure that the children exit only on the curb side and not into the street. Otherwise, please park and walk your children to the gate. Students who walk to/from school must have a signed permission slip on file in the office. Drive slowly in the parking lot and keep your children safe.


Parents are to carefully park their cars in the parking lot. Parking at the curb to wait/pick-up your child is not allowed.

Pre-K thru 2nd grade will be picked up directly from the classroom. All other grade levels will be picked up from their designated dismissal locations.

Please remember that only those who are identified on the Emergency Card may pick up a student or provide a ride home. No one should take another child home without written parental permission and knowledge.

Morning Message

Morning Message includes Gospel readings, The Pledge of Allegiance, morning prayers, intentions, and announcements. Parents are invited to attend each morning message, as well as the weekly School Mass on Wednesdays.


We ask that parents notify the school by telephone by 8:15 AM of their child’s absence. The phone number is (623) 932-2434. A signed and dated note from the parents explaining the reason for the absence is required once the child returns to school.

If students are signed out by a parent prior to lunch, it will be considered a half day’s absence.

Tardy/Absence Policy

To eliminate excessive, unexcused tardiness, every five unexcused tardies per quarter will equal an unexcused absence.

Excessive unexcused absences will result in detention, and may result in a child being required to repeat a grade or attend summer school. The required number of school days for the school year within the Diocese of Phoenix is 180 days. If your child has missed 18 days or more, they are at risk of grade retention. Unless extenuating circumstances were approved by administration.