This Student/Parent Handbook has been prepared to further parental understanding of our school policies and procedures. We ask that you read it carefully and keep it handy for ready reference. Further questions are welcomed and can be asked in a telephone call or personal visit to the school after an appointment has been arranged. The faculty of SJWCA hopes to assist you and to provide the auxiliary instruction necessary for your child’s fullest development. We ask for your cooperation and support and we anticipate great success.
Arrival and Dismissal
School begins at 8 am and dismissal is at 2:50 pm.
Dismissal is from the schoolyard for grades 1-8. PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten will dismiss from the Scout Room between 2:40 and 2:45 pm. Parents’ parked in the schoolyard may not move their vehicles until all students have vacated. Learn More
Uniform Information and Dress Code
In keeping with the long standing tradition of Catholic Schools, students at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy will wear uniforms. Proper attire reflects the quality of school conduct and schoolwork. All students are expected to be in full uniform each day and to be kept neat and clean. Learn More
Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy
The school communities within the Brooklyn Diocese believe in the sanctity of human life and the inherent dignity of the human person. We believe that all students, school employees and volunteers have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. All members of the school community, in turn, have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance. Research shows that students who learn in a safe and supportive environment succeed academically. Students have a right to learn in an environment free of any harassment that substantially interferes with their education. Learn More
After School Program
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy’s After School Program is held at the school and provides supervision in a safe environment for your child after dismissal. The program is staffed by school faculty members, and is to be supplemented by some additional enrichment subjects. Learn More
We encourage parents and guardians to be active in your children’s education as volunteers. Each family is responsible for 15 hours of service. Families unable to complete the 15 service hours by the end of the school year are obligated to pay $10 for each uncompleted hour. Learn More
Our Home-School Association (HSA) is a voluntary organization comprised of parents or legal guardians that promotes the connection between home and school. In partnership with the school administration, faculty and staff, the HSA mission is to support and enrich the educational endeavors of the school, while exemplifying the traditions, standards and teachings of the Catholic faith. HSA responsitibilites include organizing community and fundraising events, in addition to supporting school activities such as teacher recognition and school improvements.
Parents, grandparents and guardians of students may join the HSA. Membership is free and strongly encouraged. Meetings are held on a monthly basis during the school year. Please contact the HSA secretary, Cindy Brolsma (firstname.lastname@example.org), for details. Cindy Brolsma and Michele Ruggiero are our co-presidents, and Ellen Papa chairs our Fundraising Events Committee.