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IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2019-20

Summer Pre Approval Dates

May 30 – August 8, 2019

Pre-Approval Entry Due

September 25, 2019 (B-Day)

30 Completed Hours Due

April 1st, 2020 (logged into x2Vol & approved by coordinating supervisor)

Senior CSP Presentation

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Detention for student who do not complete their hours on time: April 15th before or after school

CSP GUIDELINES

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • Students will complete a minimum of 30 service hours at one social service organization each year.
  • Unless otherwise approved, students will complete service with four different service organizations over the course of four years. The service needs to be aimed at helping those who are most in need of help.
    A parent or close family member should not be the contact person for an agency.
  • Pre-Approval, Change of Agency and Hours will be logged and approved through the x2Vol website. If you are an upperclassman, this can be accessed through your Naviance account. Freshman go directly through the x2Vol website.
  • CSP will be 10% of the second-semester theology grade.
  • Service will be approved by Theology teacher at the given due date of Pre-Approvals.
  • Approval will be due the first semester as a homework grade.  If approval is not turned in by the due date, a zero will be entered into the grade book. If approval is still not turned in within 30 days, the student will face disciplinary consequences that include detentions, phone calls to parents, and possibly being sent home.
  • Hours should be logged into x2Vol as they are completed. When logged, x2Vol will automatically send a confirmation email to the coordinating supervisor and they will confirm that the work has been done.
  • All hours are due by the Monday and Tuesday of Holy Week. Failure to complete hours will result in a zero in the grade book and a detention during academic time the following week. Failure to complete hours by the following week will result in a meeting with the Dean of Students and Director of Faith Formation. Detentions, phone calls home, and other disciplinary actions may be taken if steps are not made to complete hours.
  • At the end of the year students will give a CSP presentation. Freshmen-Juniors will present in Theology class, Seniors will present in front of a select panel on Holy Thursday.
  • Summer CSP: Students may perform their CSP during the summer for the next school year’s credit. You will need to turn in a Pre-Approval notice through x2Vol and it will be confirmed by Mrs. O’Neill. If you wish to do a summer CSP it is suggested you read the requirements for your grade, posted on the school website, in order to be certain that it meets the requirements of your grade level or else hours may not be counted for CSP.
  • If a change of agency is required, you must fill out a new Pre-Approval entry on x2Vol and the service from the previous agency will not count toward your yearly 30 hours. This is why it is extremely important that you communicate with your agency at the time of Pre-Approval.
  • For sophomore through senior year, the March for Life in Washington, D.C. will count for 20 hours and the remaining 10 hours need to be done with a Pro-Life agency. The 10 hours need to be Pre-Approved by the normal Pre-Approval date. You cannot be Pre-Approved for the March for Life only.
  • SJA Team camps do not count for CSP.
  • Students will not be excused during school hours to work on their CSP. Any CSP hours worked during school hours will not be counted toward their 30 hours.
FRESHMEN GUIDELINES

Students will follow all CSP general guidelines.

Service must be aimed at helping those who are in need.

Service should not take place in a business/corporate setting.

Parents or other close family members should not be the coordinating supervisor for your CSP.

Students will not be excused during school hours to work on their CSP. Any CSP hours worked during school hours will not be counted toward their 30 CSP hours.

SOPHOMORE GUIDELINES

Students will follow all CSP general guidelines.

Service must be aimed at helping those who are in need.

Service should not take place in a business/corporate setting.

Parents or other close family members should not be the coordinating supervisor for your CSP.

If you choose the same agency as freshman year, you are required to demonstrate that you have an increased roll or responsibility. A short, detailed explanation of this needs to be disclosed in the “description” box in your Pre-Approval entry in x2Vol.

Students will not be excused during school hours to work on their CSP. Any CSP hours worked during school hours will not be counted toward their 30 hours.

JUNIOR GUIDELINES

Must follow all CSP general guidelines.

Service should not take place in a business/corporate setting.

Parents or other close family members should not be the coordinating supervisor for your CSP.

Your project must directly affect and serve people outside the SJA community, preferably people who are poor, lonely, have disabilities, and/or are disenfranchised.  If your agency does not serve these groups of people, you must talk to your Theology teacher before approval.

You must have direct contact with the people you are serving.  Thrift stores, food pantries and other labor jobs that do not directly deal with people in need are not allowed.

If you choose the same agency as freshman or sophomore year, you are required to demonstrate that you have an increased roll or responsibility.  A short, detailed explanation of this needs to be disclosed in the “description” box in your Pre-Approval entry in x2Vol

Domestic and International SJA Mission trips are applicable for CSP.  You must have this confirmed with Campus Ministry prior to Pre-Approval.

Students will not be excused during school hours to work on their CSP.  Any CSP hours worked during school hours will not be counted toward their 30 hours.

SENIOR GUIDELINES

Must follow all CSP general guidelines.

Service should not take place in a business/corporate setting.

Parents or other close family members should not be the coordinating supervisor for your CSP.

If you choose the same agency as freshman, sophomore or junior year, you are required to demonstrate that you have an increased roll or responsibility. A short, detailed explanation of this needs to be disclosed in the “description” box in your Pre-Approval entry in x2Vol.

The project must directly affect and serve people outside the SJA community, preferably people who are poor, lonely, have disabilities, and/or are disenfranchised. If your agency does not serve these groups of people, you must talk to your Theology teacher before approval.

You must have direct contact with the people who you are serving. Thrift stores, food pantries and other labor jobs that do not directly deal with the people in need are not allowed.

Domestic and International SJA Mission Trips are applicable for CSP, although if a student has done that for Junior year, they must increase in their responsibilities. This must be worked out ahead of time with Emily Thompson and Campus Ministry.

Regardless of the agency, seniors should show leadership in this year of service.

CSP is 10% of seniors’ second-semester Theology grade.

If the hours, paper, and presentation are not completed, you will not be able to receive your transcript.

Students will not be excused during school hours to work on their CSP. Any CSP hours worked during school hours will not be counted toward their 30 hours.

CSP DEADLINES & CONSEQUENCES

All hours for all students are due April 1st by 3:30pm

Students who do not have hours logged, approved and verified, will receive a grade of hours/30 (hours logged, verified and approved/30). This will not be changed even after hours are completed.

Students who do not have hours done on time will receive a detention to be served on Wed. April 15 th before or after school. Before school, 7:30-8:00 am (room 1113/4). After school, 3:30- 4:00 (room 1113/4).

Failure to show up to detention will result in a Saturday school and meeting with Mr.
Muehlberger.

For Seniors:

If you have less than 15 hours by the date hours are due, you will not be able to do your presentation on April 9 th and you will be put on a list to meet with Mr. Muhlberger on April 15th. 

If you have between 16-29 hours by the due date you are expected to present, but you will serve the detention, receive the grade of hours done over/30, and have until May 1 st to complete your hours.

If your hours are not done by May 1 st you will receive a Saturday detention and have a meeting with Mrs. Nearmyer and Mr. Muehlberger to discuss a plan of action.

For Freshman-Juniors:

If you do not have hours done by May 1 st , you will receive a Saturday detention and have a meeting with Mr. Muehlberger and Mrs. Nearmyer.

Students will not be permitted to enroll in classes for the next year until CSP hours are completed.

CSP RESOURCES

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ms. O’Neill at (913) 254-4256 or email toneill@sjakeepingfaith.org

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