Jesuit Dallas operates on a rotating bell schedule in which 5 out of their 7 classes meet each day for 55 minutes. Wednesdays offer a break in the cycle rotation allowing for school-wide prayer services and masses. Seniors will participate in weekly service and all other grades will have the opportunity to meet all 7 classes for 30 minutes.
Because of the effort to build community, attendance is a crucial part of the Jesuit education. Absences occur, but it is vital that the student and his parents work to ensure that they happen as infrequently as possible. When absences occur, the attendance desk (972) 387-8700 x325 must be called or emailed prior to 8 a.m.
Although a parent has reported a student’s absence by telephone or email, on the day of his return to school and before he attends any classes, a student who has been absent should report to the attendance office with a note signed by his parent or guardian (email alone is not sufficient) stating the reason for his absence. Each day of absence should be acknowledged in the note.