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Frequently Asked Questions

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When does the school day begin and end?


Our school day begins at 8:10am and dismisses at 2:40pm. 

Morning drop off begins at 7:50am.

Half-day Preschool dismisses at 11:20am. Full-day dismisses at 2:30pm.


Is there before and

after school care?

Yes, the hours for before care are 6:45am-7:50am and after care hours are 2:45pm-5:30pm.

Families must pre-register for this service.


Is bus service 


Bus service is available for students in grades K-8 who reside in Mokena District 159.

For more information, contact Mokena District 159 at



Is there a lunch 


"Patty and Pals" offers daily lunch for a fee. Meals are prepared on school premises. Choices are made online for the entire month and paid in advance. 


How often do children attend Mass?

Students in K-8 attend celebrate Mass each Wednesday at 8:30am. Holy Days of obligation may alter that schedule. Preschool students attend the Liturgy of the Word twice a month.


How can I volunteer at school?

Parent volunteering is always welcome at SMS. Parents must be Virtus compliant and have "Protecting Gods Children" completed prior to volunteering.

Please visit Virtus Online for more information.. 


Is Kindergarten full or half day?

Our Kindergarten program follows the full day schedule. The day begins at 8:10am and dismissal is at 2:40pm. We do not offer a half day option.


Do classrooms have instructional aides?

Each Preschool  and Kindergarten classroom has an aide. The primary grades (1st-3rd) share two instructional aides.

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