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Focus on Environment
JPII is constantly focused on providing a safe, welcoming and nurturing school environment where our students can learn and grow in faith. Our administration and faculty work effortlessly to provide an environment where every student is safe, heard and achieving their full potential.
In keeping with the school’s mission statement, discipline at John Paul II Catholic School focuses on the rights of the student and others: both the teacher’s right to teach and the student’s right to learn. Effective discipline is viewed as the parents’ role and begins at home with training and guidance. The teacher’s role is viewed as one of support for this training, working to include and develop other dimensions such as service to others.
Students are expected at all times to demonstrate respect for themselves and others, to contribute to the learning environment and to follow school and classroom procedures.
Discipline problems are addressed through specific guidelines outlined in the Parent/Student Handbook, with emphasis placed on maintaining an effective learning and social environment for all students.
Uniforms for boys and girls are required during school hours with exceptions being made by the administration for special occasions. Details concerning uniforms and dress codes can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook on our JPII App. Spirit wear and other items with the JPII logo are available for purchase throughout the year through our PTO.
The health and safety of students are a primary concern and all students are required to have proper immunizations and booster shots as outlined by state law. A school nurse is available to minister to ill or injured students, to maintain student health records, and to assist in the control of communicable diseases. Parents are notified of health concerns that may occur during school hours. Students who are deemed to be carrying contagious diseases or infections are promptly sent home to ensure the health of the other students. Students are not permitted to have medications of any kind in their possession on school property. Further information regarding immunization requirements and health issues can be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Hot lunch service is provided by Milford City Schools. Each student enters a code number upon purchase and the amount is deducted from his/her online debit account. Students may bring a home-packed lunch instead. Milk and bottled water are available for purchase each day.
All students have at least one recess period per day. Outdoor recess periods take place on a large, paved playground and adjacent field located behind the school. Equipment includes three play sets, basketball hoops, painted 4-square, obstacle course and hopscotch areas. When inclement weather prevents outside play, the teachers and volunteers monitor inside play.
Various special events take place during the school year to enhance the students’ educational, religious, and social experiences. These may include Catholic Schools Week, various holiday activities, Walk-A-Thon and Fun & Field Day.