Policies & Procedures


St. Joseph Regional Catholic School adheres to strict drop-off and pick-up policies and procedures to minimize traffic congestion, accommodate Salem school buses coming and going from the school front entrance, and for the safety and protection of all the students. For specific arrival/dismissal procedures, and to view an illustration of these procedures, click on the links below:

Arrival – Dismissal Procedures


All students in Preschool through 8th grade are required to wear the mandated uniform and must adhere to enforced uniform policies and procedures as outlined in the St. Joseph’s Student-Parent Handbook.  Non-uniform (NU) days are allowed ONLY under the discretion and approval of the principal. For NU days, students must adhere to the appropriate dress code as outlined in the St. Joseph’s Student-Parent Handbook. For more information about uniform protocol and where to purchase all uniforms and accessories, click on the following Lands’ End links.

Dress and Casual Uniform:
Shop Lands’ End for Uniforms
Instructions for shopping Lands’ End

Gym Uniform:
Shop Exquisite Stiches for Gym Uniforms (local business in Salem, NH)

Child Safety

All St. Joe’s staff members, teachers, and in-house volunteers are required to complete a Diocesan online safety training. A link to the training site and other efforts to ensure the well-being of students is available at the Diocese’s Child Abuse Awareness Web page.  In addition, St. Joe’s retains an in-house Safe Environment Office managed by a qualified and dedicated staff member.  For more information about the St. Joe’s Safe Environment program, contact the Safe Environment Coordinator.

Emergency School Closings

For announcements of snow days (or flood days), parents should listen to AM Radio Station 1030 or to TV Station WMUR or WBZ. We adhere to the decisions of the Salem, NH school district, so a no school listing for Salem means no school for St. Joe’s.

Student-Parent Handbook

The Community Information/Student-Parent Handbook provides the facts and guidance to students and parents regarding the life and environment at St. Joseph Regional Catholic School. It is recommended that all new families, as well as existing families at St. Joe’s review this handbook. Some of the topics in this handbook include:


  • Staff and faculty ministry statement
  • Parental commitment
  • Allergen-safe environment
  • School Policies and Guidelines
  • Academic Life
  • Student Life
  • Diocesan School Mission Statement
  • St. Joseph’s Vision Statement
  • Student/Parent Acknowledgement Form (located at the back of the handbook)
  • Handbook Acknowledge and Agreement Form (located at the back of the handbook)

It is recommended that you sign both the “Student/Parent Acknowledgement Form” and the “Handbook Acknowledge and Agreement Form” and return these signed forms to the St. Joseph’s Main Office to keep on file.

Click the following link to access the the handbook: