Religious Education registration is accepted only through SchoolSpeak. Registration forms can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SchoolSpeak-sjf-2019-2020. You may also pay your Religious Education fees online, using your credit card, debit card, or PayPal. If you prefer, you may mail a check.
Fees for 2019-2020 will be $140 for one student, $280 for two students, and $350 for three or more students. Out of Parish Tuition: $350 per child. Please consider making a contribution of $25 per family to the Religious Education Parent Association (REPA).
Important Note about fees: Religious Education Fees do NOT cover all the expenses of the Religious Education program. The total cost per child is about $350 per child per year. All families are expected to contribute financially to St. John Fisher Parish. For this reason, we must charge additional fees for families that are not registered in the parish. Your child’s Religious Education is more important than paying the full fee. If the fee is a hardship for your family, please pay what you can.
PROGRAM POLICIES FOR FAMILIES
with Children enrolled in Religious Education 2019-2020
The safety of your children is always our prime concern. The Archdiocese requires that these directives be followed by staff and volunteer catechists. Our goal is to offer the most effective process of faith sharing in an atmosphere of security.
Regular attendance is expected. If a child is ill, a parent is asked to call the RE Office 310-377-4573 before class time.
If your child is late, he/she must go to the Religious Education Office, Room 107, to pick up a tardy slip.
If there is an important reason for a child to leave class early, a parent must send a written note to the Religious Education Office, Room 107 before class begins on the day of request, or come to the office in person to request an early dismissal pass. Children will be given an early dismissal pass to give to the catechist. A parent or designated adult should go to the child’s class to pick up the child.
Sunday 9-10:15 am classes:
(Preschool and Kindergarten) Preschool and Kindergarten children MUST be signed out in Barrett Hall.
Sunday 10:30-11:45 am classes:
(All grades) When the end of class bell rings, children will be dismissed from the classroom and directed to go to the designated safe pickup area. (Basketball court adjacent to the school courtyard.) Children will be supervised as they wait to be picked up. If you choose to pick up your child in person at the classroom, please arrive before the end of class. Any child not picked up ten minutes after dismissal will be brought to the R.E. Office.
Weekday classes (Tuesdays, 4-5:15 pm):
When the end of class bell rings, children will be dismissed from the classroom and directed to go to the designated safe pickup area. (Walkway adjacent to church gathering plaza.) If you choose to pick up your child in person at the classroom, please arrive before the end of class. Any child not picked up ten minutes after dismissal will be brought to the R.E. Office.
In the event of an emergency, students will be released from parish grounds only to authorized persons listed on the Disaster Preparedness Form completed at the time of registration. In the unlikely event of an evacuation of the St. John Fisher facility, students will be moved to an evacuation center as directed by emergency personnel. Staff members or volunteer catechists will remain with the students until they have been reunited with their families.
Every parent is asked to help in some way to enhance and enrich the Parish Religious Education Program. Requests for volunteer assistance will be sent by e-mail on a regular basis.
Full cooperation of all the students during RE classes is expected. Parents will be notified of any persistent discipline problems.
Guests in Class
Guests are always welcome to attend with children, as long as they are willing to cooperate with the catechist and with the goals of the program. For the safety of our visitors, if a Religious Education student wishes to bring a guest to class, the student’s parent must register the guest in the Office before class begins. Parents are always welcome to visit during Religious Education class time.
Parents, you are entrusting your children to us. We take this responsibility very seriously. Cooperation between home and the Religious Education Program is essential. If any issues or problems arise that you feel need to be addressed by the staff, please do not hesitate to contact Margaret Johnson, 310-377-4573, ext. 136. Every child is special to us, to God, and to the Church.
Margaret Johnson, Director of Religious Education 310-377-4573 x136 or email