Parents

HOURS OF OPERATION
Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Summer and holiday office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off before the office opens and can stay on campus after office hours.

EMERGENCY ALERTS AND PARENT COMMUNICATION
Parent Alert is a communication service that allows the school to notify parents in case of an emergency or when quick notification of events is necessary. The service can send thousands of e-mails and phone messages instantly, giving parents valuable information. It is vitally important that you keep us current on your email, cell phone and mailing address so that we may contact you in case of an emergency.

We also utilize Constant Contact for information emails on a regular basis. Our weekly This Week at Snyder is emailed each Sunday. Please check your email settings to allow these emails.

HANDBOOK
The Bishop John J. Snyder High School handbook is revised each summer and a new edition is mailed to each incoming student’s home prior to the first day of school. The handbook should answer any question you have about daily life at Snyder. However, should you find information missing that will help you and your student adapt to high school, please let us know so that this information may be considered for future inclusion.

Parent Student Handbook 2020-21

LUNCH PROGRAM
SLA Management provides the lunch service for Snyder students. You can access the lunch menus here as well as obtaining information to set up an account for your son or daughter.

PHOTOGRAPHS
Leonard’s  provides professional photography service to students at Bishop John J. Snyder High School. Candid photos are taken throughout the year at various events. If you would like to browse their photo gallery, please click here.

Leonard’s phone number is (904) 829-6541 should you wish to utilize their professional photography services.

SCHOOL CLOSING
In the event of possible postponement of school, Bishop John J. Snyder High School will follow the directive from the Office of the Superintendent, Diocese of St. Augustine.

UNIFORMS
School uniforms are available through North Florida Uniform in Mandarin. You may refer to the handbook for clarification on any uniform policy.  PE Uniforms are available at school in the front office. Please read Dean Kellum’s letter on how uniforms foster responsibility.

North Florida Uniform
11481 Old St. Augustine Road – Suite 301
Jacksonville, Fl  32258
(904) 288-8839

Volunteering and Safe Environment Policy

Bishop John J. Snyder High School is committed to providing an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.  In keeping with this commitment, the school will not tolerate harassment or discrimination on the basis of a person’s protected status, such as gender, color, race, ancestry, national origin, age, physical disability, mental condition, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status.  All employees, faculty members and students are protected under this policy.  In addition, this policy applies to all conduct occurring on school grounds, at assignments outside the school, or at school-sponsored events.  All students are responsible for helping to assure that any harassment or discrimination is reported.  If a student witnesses or learns of any conduct that violates this policy, the student must immediately report the incident to his/her principal.  If, however, the principal is the individual who is believed to have engaged in the inappropriate conduct, the student should notify the Superintendent of Schools of the Diocese of St. Augustine.  If an investigation reveals that inappropriate conduct has occurred, the school will take corrective action based on the circumstances.

Any adult or alumni who wishes to serve in a volunteer capacity that is of a supervisory nature are required to have fingerprinting/background check and to complete “Protecting God’s Children”, a diocesan based program. Both of these are coordinated by VIRTUS Online.  Instructions for accessing this site are listed below.

  • New to VIRTUS: Click here for instructions on creating an account necessary to complete the background check and for attendance in a Protecting God’s Children class.
  • Current VIRTUS Users: Click here for instructions on accessing your current VIRTUS account.

Once you have created a new VIRTUS account or accessed your current VIRTUS account, click here for instructions for completing a fingerprint clearance.

Fingerprint clearances are good for five years. A Protecting God’s Children class is a one-time requirement.

Many other volunteer opportunities are available and are a wonderful way to meet new people and stay involved in the life of the school. The Spring Fling Auction and Cardinal Classic golf tournament are two great ways to volunteer and have a great time. Campus Ministry often has activities that can utilize the assistance of adult volunteers.

Please download and view the following if you are interested in volunteering:

Please refer to the diocesan website for more information about the Protecting God’s Children Policy by clicking here. Choose “Reporting Abuse.”

The first Rachel Quinones 5k run/walk was a great success.