Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the school hours?
PK: 7:45-11:00 AM
K-2: 7:45-2:30 PM
3-8: 7:45-2:40 PM
Q: What is the school uniform?
PK: PE uniform recommended but not required
K-5 Girls: Jumpers and baby blue Peter Pan blouse
K-5 Boys: Navy blue shorts/pants and baby blue polo shirt
6-8 Girls: Skirts and white polo or oxford shirts
6-8 Boys: Navy blue shorts/pants and white polo or oxford shirts
Mass/Special Occasions: Resurrection logo shirt
PE (K-8): Goldenrod Resurrection logo t-shirt and navy blue mesh/athletic shorts
Shoes: (K-8) Black or brown dress shoes; sneakers for PE
Q: Does the school offer financial assistance?
The school offers tuition assistance to parish families through the church. The process starts after pre-registration begins in February. Families are asked to fill out a financial aid form and submit a letter to Father Jason Trull explaining their situation.
Step Up For Students provides K-12 scholarships for low-income school children. Does your family qualify for the free or reduced lunch program? If so, you may qualify for this program too. Students who qualify may receive more than $4,000 for private school tuition. A separate $500 transportation scholarship is also available to attend a public school in another county. Visit the website: www.stepupforstudents.org
For PK4 families, Resurrection accepts the VPK voucher to cover tuition expenses. Resurrection’s program runs additional hours beyond the allotted 540 hours by the state. Families are asked to pay $150 if they wish to continue in the program beyond those hours. Details about VPK can be found at the Early Learning Coalition website.
All families are asked to meet with the principal regarding financial concerns. We try our best to keep our school community together!
Q: What happens if my child is sick or needs medicine?
If a student becomes sick or injured during the day, parents/guardians are called to pick up their child. Prior to calling home, staff members take the student’s temperature, talk to the student about what’s going on, and talk to the teacher to determine the situation.
Medication should be turned in to the Main Office, whether or not it is prescription or over-the-counter medicine. Parents/guardians are required to fill out a consent form allowing a staff member to watch the child administer the medication.
Q: What is the relationship between the parish and school?
RPCS is part of a church community with 946 registered families. 126 of 136 (93%) of school families are Resurrection parishioners. The parish is the structural foundation of the school, with many groups involving themselves with the school’s needs. The Men’s Club donates part of its golf tournament proceeds each year, and the Resurrection Council of Catholic Women donated to the library and helps supply tutors and other volunteers when needed. Hurley Manor, a senior-housing community adjacent to the grounds, assists with collecting Box Tops for Education and change for school supplies. The Knights of Columbus sponsors Pancake Breakfast with all donations benefiting the school, and the RYTE Group, a high school youth ministry, donated their time in the summer to help renovate the facilities.
Q: Does the school have a guidance program and/or offer counseling services?
The mission of the guidance program at Resurrection is to promote student success with emphasis on the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. The guidance program is integrated with the school’s total program focusing on a commitment to individual uniqueness, an understanding of multicultural diversity and the maximum development of one’s potential. The program addresses the social/personal, educational, and career needs of students through individual counseling, group counseling, and classroom guidance. The ultimate goal is for students to learn how to make self-directed, realistic and responsible decisions that will help them be successful contributors to society.
Counseling services through the school are available to all students. Responsive services, which address students ‘and parents’ immediate concerns, are conducted through individual counseling and conferences. In addition, the counselor provides referral sources for outside counseling.
Q: What other services does RPCS offer?
The following services provide for the recognized needs of school families.
- Extension Program: Morning Extension beginning at 7:00 AM helps parents needing to be at work early in the morning. Afternoon Extension provides services until 6:00 PM. Extension also provides parents free services during after school parent/teacher conferences.
Q: What standardized test does RPCS administer?
Standardized tests are administered annually at Resurrection. Like all other diocesan schools, RPCS uses the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), given to students in grades 3-8 in the fall and grade 2 in the spring to gauge their achievement levels in mathematics, language arts, and reading. Results are placed in cumulative folders and copies provided to parents. Test results are evaluated by the principal, guidance counselor, and faculty to determine student needs. The class of 2009 produced some of the highest ITBS scores seen by RPCS over the past five years, with a particularly strong affinity for Reading.
Q: How is the school laid out?The RPCS campus is comprised of three main structures:
Additionally, the Parish Center is used for PE and school events, and the school attends Mass in the church on Friday mornings.
Q: How is the Lunch Program set up?
Resurrection offers an optional hot lunch program five days a week. The cafeteria is not equipped with a full kitchen, so the lunch program utilizes local food vendors to provide a variety of affordable and nutritious meals for students. Current vendors include Pizza Hut, University Diner, Hunan Wok, and Chick Fil-a. For additional beverages, 2% milk may be purchased, and vending machines provide water, juice, and sports drink options. Canteen offers students additional snacks to supplement their meal, and peanut butter and/or jelly sandwiches are offered to students who may have forgotten their lunch.
Q: Is Resurrection an accredited school?
We are accredited through the Florida Catholic Conference (FCC) every seven years.
Q: How many students are enrolled?
Every year we have from 200-225 students enrolled from grades PK-8th grade. Class sizes range from 15-25.
Q: What percentage of the students is Catholic?
Resurrection enjoys having 95% of our students celebrate the Catholic tradition, but we invite students of all faiths and backgrounds to attend RPCS.
Q: What safety precautions are in place?We employ many safety guidelines to make sure students, faculty, and staff are secure at all times, including the following measures:
Q: How diverse is the school?
Our school’s community is enriched by various cultures, including Hispanic, Filipino, Vietnamese, Arabic, Haitian, and Ethiopian, to name a few.
Q: What is the student-teacher ratio?
We currently have approximately 10 full-time teachers and 5 part-time teachers. Our student-teacher ratio is 14:1.