2018-19 St. Vincent de Paul High School Student Service Hour Requirements
- Graduation requirement: students must perform a minimum of 100 hours of approved community service to graduate.
- If a student transfers into SVHS after Freshman year, he is required to perform a minimum of 25 service hours per year in attendance.
- Students must perform a yearly minimum number of 5 CORE service hours.
- Students must perform a yearly minimum of total service hours as follows:
- Freshmen: 25 hours
- Sophomores: 30 hours
- Juniors: 25 hours
- Seniors: 20 hours
- Service may not occur in a for-profit business.
- There can be no monetary compensation for service performed.
- Service must be completed outside of class time.
- Service must be for an individual or group other than the student’s family.
- If service is done for individuals they must have a documented disability or income below the poverty.
CORE (Community OutReach Experience) Service Hours
- CORE service opportunities must be pre-approved by the Service Hours Coordinator. (Summer CORE hours proposals can be emailed to the Service Hours Coordinator during summer months.)
- CORE service involves an added level of responsibility, time commitment and contribution to the community.
- This is not passive service, but, rather direct interaction with the recipient of the service.
- In order for the service to be considered CORE hours, the student must write an essay about the experience, demonstrating his understanding of the gospel values at work there.
SUPPORT Service Hours (all non-CORE)
Designed to lend support to the local SVHS, SVES, parish community or any other non-profit service which does not meet the criteria for CORE hours.
Logging into Naviance and x2VOL
Welcome to x2VOL, an online platform that provides an easy way to log your service hours and find volunteer opportunities. Please follow the below instructions to register for the first time to begin logging your service hours.
First you must log in to your Naviance account. If you do not know your Naviance login credentials, please ask your counselor for help.
- Click on the x2VOL Link under Resources on the left hand side of your screen in Family Connection.
- If you are asked to put in your Last Name and School Email, please do so.
- Complete your x2VOL profile the first time you access x2VOL.
- Set your password if you'd like to use the mobile app and select a class group.
- Start logging your hours in x2VOL!
How to access x2VOL via Naviance Student as a student:
Finding service opportunities in x2VOL
Note: Local non-profits are being added to your dashboard now. If you don’t see an organization you currently work with or you wish to serve in the future listed in x2VOL, please forward contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reach out to get them approved in our system.
First log in to your x2VOL Dashboard.
- Click on Opportunities & Projects in the headings section of your Dashboard.
- Click on Find Opportunities in subheadings of that section.
- From here you can modify your search using filters.
- Start signing up for service opportunities now.
How to find service opportunities posted on x2VOL:
Reporting your completed service hours in x2VOL
For questions, please contact:
St. Vincent de Paul High School
Service Hours Coordinator
Office Hour Protocol and Expectations
SVdPHS has introduced a new bell schedule for the 2018-19 school year. The new bell schedule includes Office Hours. Office Hours serve as an opportunity for students to receive one-on-one attention they need, want or require. We are structuring our Office Hours into two groups: Mandatory Office Hours and Optional Office Hours.
Mandatory Office Hours (MOH):
Freshmen athletes; transfer athletes; transfer international students; students receiving a D+ or lower at each Grade Check Date.
Grade Check Dates are as follows: Sep 14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Jan 11, Feb 6, Mar 15 and Apr 12
At the beginning of each Sport Season/Grade Check Date, a list of students will be created and informed of their enrollment in the MOH. Students will remain in MOH until the next Grade Check Date.
MOH will be continually staffed by teachers who operating in their classroom will be available for help as well as members of the SVdPHS National Honor Society. Students are expected to attend MOH to work on assigned homework, study for tests or seek necessary help. Students enrolled in MOH who need to see a teacher not present, will be given a pass to see the requested teacher.
Failure to Attend:
Athletes (Freshmen & Transfer)
- 1st and 2nd missed MOH = missed practice
- 3rd missed MOH = one game suspension
Non Athletes (Transfer International & Students with D+ or Lower on Grade Check)
- 1st missed MOH = Email warning sent home
- 2nd or more missed MOH = Detention
Where: Library or Assigned Classroom
Tuesday & Thursday 2:10-2:50pm
*Note – Additional Office Hours not required to attend Wednesday 8:00-8:45am
It is our goal and purpose to support all members of the SVdPHS community. Being proactive will ideally eliminate academic struggles for members of our community.
Optional Office Hours
All students not required to attend MOH are invited and encouraged to attend Optional Office Hours either in a specific teacher’s classroom (check syllabi to verify your teacher will be available) or the teacher/NHS staffed office hours in Library.
Office Hours are new to SVdPHS and are a work in progress. We will continue to work with teachers, counselors, coaches, students and parents to make Office Hours effective.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email:
|Athletics: Mr. Stan Switala email@example.com
Mr. Nicholas Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
|MOH Coordinator: Mr. Gary Sharp email@example.com
Please email your student’s teacher directly
Through our school chapter, St. Vincent de Paul High School is a member of the California Scholarship Federation. Our Counseling Office oversees our chapter and helps to guide eligible students to become members of this prestigious federation.
Students become members by submitting applications based on their report card grades. Membership is for one semester, and membership drives are held each semester within established periods dictated by the State bylaws. Conferences are held annually, and student awards recognizing scholastic achievement and community service are presented.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SEMESTER MEMBERSHIP
Students earn membership in CSF if they apply and have earned 10 (ten) CSF points. Points are earned on grades from the previous semester according to the following scale.
A = 3 CSF points*
B = 1 CSF point*
C = 0 CSF points
D or F in any course, even if not counted for CSF, disqualifies the student from membership
*1 extra point for an A or a B in an AP, IB, or Honors-designated course, not to exceed two such points per semester
- 4 (Four) of the 10 (ten) points must come from List I courses.
- 7 (Seven) of the 10 (ten) points (including the four List I points) must come from List I and II courses. Of course, all seven points may come from List I.
- The last 3 (three) points may come from any list.
- Only 5 (five) courses (or 25 credits) may be used to earn the 10 (ten) points.
Keep in mind that courses such as P.E., teacher assistant, office aide, or repeated courses do not earn any CSF points.
Poor citizenship may disqualify students from membership. It is the adviser and principal’s prerogative to determine disbarment.
Life Membership can be achieved by seniors who have been members for four of the last six semesters of high school. Life Members are also known as Sealbearers (or Gold Sealbearers).
The St.Vincent de Paul graduate will…
…participate in various learning experiences and activities which seek to encourage ongoing development of their spirituality and a deeper understanding of their relationship with God in the context of the Roman Catholic tradition.
…demonstrate an understanding of an ethical approach to the world based upon the message of Jesus and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
…experience opportunities to discover their God given gifts and personal values.
…demonstrate an appreciation for the beauty and grace in God’s creation.
The St.Vincent de Paul graduate will…
…exhibit skills and knowledge consistent with a college preparatory curriculum. …demonstrate creative and critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies.
…demonstrate technological literacy and skill.
…understand the difference between information and knowledge by using analysis, synthesis, research, interpretation and evaluation.
…be able to make informed decisions leading to a mentally, emotionally and physically healthy lifestyle.
…demonstrate an appreciation through participation in the arts.
The St.Vincent de Paul graduate will…
…participate in and recognize the value of leadership in making a difference for good in the community.
…participate in and recognize the value of doing service for good in the community.
…demonstrate a positive self concept and respect for others by accepting challenges and responsibilities.
…show respect for others and understand the value of diversity.
…communicate, cooperate, and compromise to achieve productive goals.
…possess an understanding of global interdependence and how it is affected by such things as culture, political and economic systems, and the environment.