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2017 - 2018 Sacred Heart Catholic School Parent Handbook

 

 

 

 

 

2017 – 2018

 

SACRED HEART SCHOOL

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PARENT HANDBOOK

 

Copyright 2017

 

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This is a work of fiction. The names and characters come from the author’s imagination and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead is entirely coincidental. Similarly, the locations and incidents in this book, which might resemble real locations and events, are being used fictitiously and are not to be considered as real.

 

PHILOSOPHY

 

Sacred Heart School strives to provide an appropriate environment for students to grow spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. A strong curriculum employing a variety of learning approaches prepares the student for his/her role in the world. The educational process is further enhanced by the cooperative efforts of students, teachers, administration, parents and the governing body. Spiritual training is aimed at developing the individual student’s personal faith experience.

 

A Catholic education aims:

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p<>{color:#000;}. to proclaim and teach God’s word,

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p<>{color:#000;}. to celebrate God’s presence through prayer and liturgy

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p<>{color:#000;}. to encourage students to be of service to one another and the community.

 

Sacred Heart School recognizes that it cannot meet the needs of all students, and reserves the right to deny admittance to a student whose records indicate that an alternative environment would be more appropriate. In addition, when a student is enrolled in the school and it becomes evident that the needs of the student cannot be met at Sacred Heart School, the administration will assist parents in making an alternative choice for their child.

 

MISSION

 

Sacred Heart School’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provide an educational environment in which the basic tenets of Christian morals and ethics are visibly present. Recognizing the unique needs of each student, the faculty and staff will endeavor to nurture, challenge and guide all students toward their maximum academic, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional potential. As a Catholic school, we will emphasize God’s word and celebrate His presence through prayer, liturgy, and service to others.

HISTORY

 

Sacred Heart School, the only Catholic school in Danville, Virginia, was opened September 9, 1953. Located at 344 West Main Street in Danville, it was staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and had an enrollment of 67 students in grades 1-8.

Because of a steady increase in enrollment, the then existing space and facilities were inadequate for the school’s needs and purposes. A nine-and-one-half acre plot of land at 708 Randolph Street was purchased, and a new school and adjoining convent were built. This modern air-conditioned facility included a library, gym, chapel, seven conventional classrooms and classroom space for grades K-3.

In 1988 the convent area was renovated to provide a fine arts area, a science lab, a resource room, additional storage and improvements to the preschool area. In addition, the library was expanded to include a reference room. The grounds included a playground for the elementary children, a preschool playground, and a regulation-size field which was graded for sports. During the summer of 1994, an elevator was added to provide for handicapped access to the science lab and resource room. In the fall of 1996 a new building housing a gym and four additional classrooms was constructed. A middle school building was added in 1999 which provided six additional classrooms, office space, and two state-of-the-art computer labs.

Sacred Heart School is accredited by the AdvancED. At the present time, there are students from two-year old preschool through eighth grade enrolled. Sacred Heart School serves Catholics and non-Catholics alike from Danville and surrounding areas.

ORGANIZATIONS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Parent/Teacher Organization: All parents are members of this organization. Meetings are scheduled throughout the school year. Information about PTO and the upcoming activities are published in a newsletter published monthly and sent home with the weekly newsletter.

 

School Board: Members of the PTO and the Parish Pastoral Council are recommended for the pastor’s consideration. Board appointments are the decision of the Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The purpose of the Board is to advise the school administration and monitor school policies and educational programs.

 

School Finance Council: Members of this group are appointed by the Parish Finance Council and the School Board. The group’s purpose is to make recommendations and monitor all school financial matters.

 

Endowment Management Committee: This group convenes twice a year and holds the responsibility of overseeing the school’s endowment fund

ACCIDENT CARE:

 

In the case of an emergency when a parent cannot be reached, SoVa hHealth staff operates under the code of Virginia regarding implied consent which states that the licensed health professional or licensed hospital may and should proceed with medical and surgical treatment in cases of emergency even though consent of the parent or guardian is not available.

 

ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

 

Sacred Heart School accepts students regardless of race, creed or color. All candidates for admission must be willing to commit to the philosophy of Sacred Heart School.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Entrance Policy-The priority list for Kindergarten and subsequent grades will be:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Catholic children from Sacred Heart Church and children of present faculty members.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Siblings of currently enrolled students.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Children from preschool.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Children of a Catholic Sacred Heart parishioner.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Non-parish Catholic children.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Offspring and siblings of alumni (alumni is defined as anyone who attended the school for five years of more, or graduated from the school).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Candidates must meet minimum academic requirements for consideration of application. Prior academic records must be submitted to the school as part of the application process.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Pre-entrance screening is required prior to acceptance.

 

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

 

Sacred Heart School has met the requirements for exemption from licensure as a child care center pursuant to Section 63, 1-196.3 of the Code of Virginia. Mrs. Pat Haley supervises the after-school program. Charges are per student; however, a family with three children will not be charged for the third child. Students must be picked up by 5:30 PM. Students in K-8 not picked up by 3:30 will be placed in the after-school/study hall program at the parent’s expense. Payment for the after-school/study hall program is made directly to the school office. Applications/rates are available in the office.

 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICIES

 

Absences

Parents are asked to call the school by 8:00 AM when their child will be out of school. When returning to school the student MUST present a note dated and signed by a parent or doctor indicating the reason for the absence.

 

Excused absences include, but are not limited to: student illness, sickness or death in family, unforeseen emergencies approved by the principal, routine doctor & dental appointments with a note, required court appearances and religious events.

 

Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to: vacations and absences beyond ten days without a medical note.

 

Vacations should not be taken during the school term. This is considered an unexcused absence. If this recommendation is not followed, make-up work will be available only upon the student’s return. Completed work will be required within a designated period of time (at the teacher’s or teachers’ discretion) or a zero will be given. If assistance is needed it will be up to the parent to obtain outside tutorial instruction. Teachers are not responsible for re-teaching material covered during the unexcused absence.

 

Any special projects, book reports, or presentations which are due by or during planned absences are due BEFORE the student leaves, or a zero will be given.

 

For pre-planned absences, upon return to school, it is the student’s responsibility to receive, complete, and turn in assignments. In addition, teachers are not expected to be available to provide one-on-one assistance to explain direct instruction that was missed. Students will be given an equal number of school nights to turn in the work as the number of school days absent. (i.e.: missed two days, work is due the third day after returning).

 

Tardiness

All K-5 students should be in the Krueger Multi-Purpose Room by 8:05 AM to be sent to homeroom with their classes. All students are late after 8:15 and must stop in the school office to sign in and obtain a tardy slip. Students with unexcused tardies of three or more for the year will not be considered for the perfect attendance awards that are presented at the end of the year.

 

Middle School students (grades 6-8) should be seated in their homeroom classes by 8:05 AM and are tardy after 8:15. All students must stop in the school office to sign in and obtain a tardy slip. Students in grades 4-8 with three or more unexcused tardies in a quarter (grading period) will not be eligible for honor roll.

 

Excused tardies include, but are not limited to: illnesses, doctor appointments (with a note from the doctor), extreme family emergencies, and extreme inclement weather, and unpredictable traffic issues.

 

Unexcused tardies include, but are not limited to: oversleeping and late carpool.

 

AUTHORITY

The pastor has the authority to make all decisions regarding the school. If a problem should occur, the matter should be dealt with at the appropriate level-the classroom teacher, then the principal and finally the pastor.

 

The Office of Catholic Schools in Richmond, which includes the Chief School Administrator and staff, is responsible for assisting diocesan schools in maintaining academic excellence and serving the educational mission of the Church.

 

CAFETERIA

The school’s lunch program is organized by volunteer parents. It consists of lunches brought in from local establishments. Updated information regarding the lunch program is sent home at the beginning of each school year. Milk and water are available for the students each day.

 

CALENDAR

A calendar for the school year is issued at the beginning of the year. Any changes in calendar dates and dates of scheduled events will be included in the weekly parent newsletter.

 

 

CARE OF SCHOOL BOOKS AND PROPERTY

All books are to be covered at all times. Books are extremely expensive and students will be charged for loss or damage to books. Students may purchase their religion books, if desired. Please do not use plastic sticky covers as they ruin the outer cover of the book and please be sure the stretchy covers are big enough. If not, they will tear the bindings.

 

Each student is responsible for the proper care of the school. Any destruction and/or defacing will be reported to parents, and the cost of repairs will be paid by the family.

 

CONFERENCES/PROGRESS REPORTS AND EVALUATION

Communication with parents is essential and will occur on a regular basis. Any concerns should be directed to the individual teacher by a call to the school office for an appointment; the teacher will return the call to make an appointment. If further discussion should be needed, conferences with the principal should be arranged in the same manner. (See AUTHORITY)

 

CURRICULUM

 

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the students spiritually, intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally.

 

PRESCHOOL

Religion

Art projects

Playtime

Readiness

Music/Creative

Movement

Story Time

Drama

 

ELEMENTARY

Religion

Language Arts

Math

Reading

Social Studies

Science

Computers

Health

Art

Music

Physical Education

Spanish

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL /GRADES 6, 7, 8:

Religion

Mathematics: Math 6, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I

Science: Life, Physical, Earth

Health and Physical Education

Social Studies: American History, Geography, World History

Foreign Language: Spanish

Language Arts: Literature, Vocabulary, Composition

Electives: Kahn Academy Math Enrichment, Art, Music, Technology

Extracurricular Activities…Sports- (grades 6-8)

Community Projects

Clubs

DISCIPLINE

 

Students are expected to maintain a Christian learning environment characterized by respect for people, seriousness in their studies, and understanding of school regulations. All grade levels review student expectations at the beginning of the school year. Individuals who do not contribute to this environment must be willing to face the consequences of their actions. Each teacher has an individual discipline plan that will be shared with parents at the beginning of the school year.

 

DISMISSAL PROCEDURE

 

Any student having to leave before regular dismissal time is required to have a written notice in the morning to be checked through the office. The adult accompanying the student must sign out the student in the school office. Parents are to wait in front of the building or in the foyer until their child is dismissed. K-5 dismissed at 2:45 PM and 6-8 dismissed at 3:00PM. Please notify the office if your child is to be picked up or to go home with someone different from their usual arrangement.

 

DRESS CODE

 

Students will be in uniforms throughout the school year. Hair is to be neatly styled; no extreme cuts or colors are allowed. All jewelry, hair accessories, and make-up should be kept to a minimum.

 

 

BOYS K-5

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p<>{color:#000;}. Black pants or mid-thigh walking shorts of cotton or cotton blend; no jeans or extreme styles.

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p<>{color:#000;}. White dress shirt, turtleneck, knit shirt with sleeves and collar (under uniform shirt, no t-shirts, except for solid white undershirts); shirt-tails tucked into waistband

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sweater of solid red, white or black; SHS sweatshirt; red-fleece pullover (Lands’ End)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hard-soled shoes, or clean and tasteful tennis shoes; closed-toes and heels required (no sandals, boots, or garden shoes)

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p<>{color:#000;}. White or black socks only.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hair must be neat and trim; no unnatural colors or extreme styles.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Physical Education:

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p<>{color:#000;}. Grades K-3-tennis shoes on gym days

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p<>{color:#000;}. Grades 4-8 change of appropriate clothing required.

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p<>{color:#000;}. No visible piercings

BOYS 6-8

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p<>{color:#000;}. Black pants or walking shorts of cotton or cotton blend (no denim)

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p<>{color:#000;}. White or green dress shirt, knit shirt with sleeves and collar, or turtleneck (NO t-shirts)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sweater of solid red, white, or black or the school sweatshirt

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p<>{color:#000;}. Closed-toe, hard soled shoes , socks (preferably tennis shoes)

 

 

GIRLS –K-5

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Black slacks or mid-thigh walking shorts of cotton or cotton blend (no jeans or extreme styles).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Optional black skort (Lands’ End).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Plaid uniform jumper (Lands’ End) .

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p<>{color:#000;}. Optional for Grade 5: Uniform skirt (Educational Outfitters) skirt hems are to be at the top of the knee (shorts required under skirts)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jumper and skort hems – NOT more than 4 inches above the top of the kneecap.

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p<>{color:#000;}. White blouse, turtleneck, or knit skirt with sleeves and collar (no t-shirts); shirttails tucked into waistband

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p<>{color:#000;}. Solid red, white, or black sweater (no sweater coats); SHS sweatshirt; red fleece pullover (Lands’ End).

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hard-soled shoes, or clean white, gray, or black tennis shoes; closed toes and heels required (no sandals, clogs or boots)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Socks, knee sock or tights-Solid black or white

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p<>{color:#000;}. Physical Education Grades K-3: tennis shoes on gym days; Grades 4-8: change of appropriate and modest clothing required.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Simple jewelry; earrings only on earlobes; no dangling earrings.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Hair is to be neatly styled; no extreme cuts or colors are allowed. Jumpers and skirts may be ordered from Lands’ End

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ankle length leggings may be worn under jumpers, but not as pants.

 

GIRLS—6-8

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Uniform skirt (are to be at the top on the knee), black pants, or walking shorts of cotton or cotton blend (no denim)

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p<>{color:#000;}. White or green dress shirt, knit shirt with sleeves and collar, or turtleneck (NO t-shirts)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sweater of solid red, white, or black or the SHS sweatshirt

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p<>{color:#000;}. Closed-toe, hard soled shoes (no sandals, boots, or garden shoes)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Socks, knee socks or tights—Solid black or white

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ankle length leggings may be worn under skirts, but not as pants.

 

 

The out of uniform policy is as follows:

 

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p<>{color:#000;}. Casual/Dress down clothes which are modest and in good taste (NO tank tops, halter tops, mesh tops, sleeveless shirts, cut-offs, short shorts)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Jeans, if neat and not ragged (no tears or holes)

 

 

Electronic Devices

 

Students are discouraged from bringing personal electronic devices to school. Cell phones, iPods, cameras and hand-held video games are not permitted in classrooms. It is understood that students may have cell phones in their possession for use after school hours; however personal cell phones are to be turned off and stored in lockers or book bags during the school day.

 

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

 

School closings will be announced on the local radio stations (WBTM-1330 AM, PIXX 106.7 FM & WAKG-103.3 FM) and channels 13 (WSET) & 7 (WDBJ) and the school website,sheartschool.com.

 

FEES AND TUITION

 

In accordance with Diocesan policy, all tuition payments must be made through the [+ FACTS Management Company+] .There are many flexible options available. You may also prepay your tuition in person through the school office.

A non-refundable registration fee is payable in the Spring during the re-registration period. Any changes in tuition costs are presented by April 1st each year. Financial assistance is available, and more information can be obtained in the office. A financial Policy Statement is given out annually with the tuition costs. Families are expected to adhere to the financial policies.

 

FIELD TRIPS

 

Trips which will enhance the curriculum are usually taken during school hours. They are planned and designed for students in their particular grade level. School aged students will not be permitted to attend a sibling’s class field trip. Permission slips from parents are required each time. Parent drivers must have a current insurance form on file in the office and must have completed the VIRTUS training.

 

FINE ARTS

 

Sacred Heart is continuing to strengthen its fine arts program.

Students are actively involved in music, art and drama. Scheduled performances are held for music. Dates are given well in advance and students are expected to participate since it is part of their performance grade for music.

 

FIRE DRILLS/TORNADO DRILLS

 

Any person in the school during a fire drill must leave the building along with the students and teachers. Directions for leaving the building are posted in each classroom. As soon as the fire alarm sounds, students walk in silence to the nearest exit in single file and go outside 100 feet away from the building. There are signs in each of the classrooms designating where students should go in the event of a tornado. These guidelines were developed under the guidance of the local Civil Defense agency.

 

GRADING SCALE

 

The scale used for K through 2nd is:

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p<>{color:#000;}. 3 – Meeting grade level standard

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p<>{color:#000;}. 2 – Developing grade level standard

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p<>{color:#000;}. 1 – Below grade level standard

 

The scale used for grades 3rd through 8th is:

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p<>{color:#000;}. 90-100

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p<>{color:#000;}. B – 80-89

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p<>{color:#000;}. C – 70-79

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p<>{color:#000;}. D – 60-69

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p<>{color:#000;}. F – 59 or below

 

HEALTH

 

Records are kept on file in the office. If a child has a serious health problem, it should be made known by a physician’s statement presented to the office staff. Prescription medication will be dispensed through the office, but a written request is required with each prescription.

 

Non-prescription medication: (i.e., aspirin, allergy tablets) will not be distributed by the office unless the medication is sent in by the parent with a note.

 

First Aid: (i.e., minor cuts and bruises) can be administered by the office without notifying parents. In the case of a more serious injury (i.e., blow to the head, suspected fracture, abrasion requiring medical attention) an accident form is filled out by the office and parents are notified. It is important that emergency numbers be made available in the event that parents cannot be reached. If no one can be reached and school personnel determine the need for emergency treatment, students will be taken to the SoVah Health Hospital.

 

A speech and hearing test for all first grade students is performed by the Danville Speech and Hearing Clinic. The test is optional for all other students, and there is a nominal fee charged.

 

 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

 

A certificate from a licensed physician stating that the child has completed his/her immunization against communicable diseases must be presented to the school prior to admission. A birth certificate must also be presented.

 

Immunizations must include:

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p<>{color:#000;}. 5 doses of DTP with one dose received after the fourth birthday. If any of these doses must be administered after the seventh birthday, TD (tetanus and diphtheria toxoids) should be used instead of DTP.

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p<>{color:#000;}. 4 doses of trivalent OPV (oral polio vaccine) with one dose received after the fourth birthday.

 

Students entering kindergarten or first grade will need the following:

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p<>{color:#000;}. 2 doses of live virus measles (rubella) vaccine received at 12 months of age or older.

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p<>{color:#000;}. 2 doses of rubella vaccine received at 12 months of age or older.

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p<>{color:#000;}. 2 doses of mumps vaccine received at 12 months of age or older for students entering school.

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p<>{color:#000;}. 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine

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p<>{color:#000;}. 1 dose of chicken pox vaccine

 

All children entering school for the first time must present evidence of a physical examination. This examination must have taken place no more than 12 months prior to the day of entry.

Records of achievement and all previous school records, if any, should be forwarded to the school prior to admission.

 

Effective July 1, 2006, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 6th grade, if at least five years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.

 

HOMEWORK

 

The assigned work may be written, studied, or researched and is to reinforce the skills developed during the day. Teachers will coordinate the completion dates of long-term projects.

 

INSURANCE

 

All students in grades Pre-K through eight are insured under a group plan provided by a company through the Diocese of Richmond. A small fee is requested for each child to offset the cost to the school.

 

LIBRARY

 

The school maintains a library under the supervision of a part-time media specialist. Library rules are explained at the beginning of each year. The school sponsors a “Book Fair” each fall through which a book is donated to the library in honor of a child.

 

 

LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS

 

Prayers, paraliturgies, and songs are used as a variety of prayer forms. Liturgies are celebrated Wednesday mornings, on holy days and special occasions. Emphasis is placed on the liturgical seasons—especially Advent and Lent—by praying together as a total faith community. Students take an active part in the preparation and celebration of the liturgies.

 

LOST AND FOUND

 

Names should be placed on all articles. Lost articles will be sent to the office, and those items not claimed within a reasonable time will be contributed to Goodwill.

 

LUNCH

 

Lunch orders should submitted though ParentsWeb before the cut off time of 9:00 am.

Parents are asked not to bring in lunches from restaurants. Forgotten lunches should be marked with the student’s name and left in the office. Late students should inform office personnel of their lunch orders upon their arrival at school. We welcome parents to join their child for lunch.

 

 

MONEY

 

Any fees not payable through RENWEB or FACTS should be given to the classroom teacher to be sent to the office. Money for primary students should always be sent in an envelope bearing written instructions. Students should not bring extra money to school.

 

OBSERVATIONS-CONFERENCES

 

A parent wishing to observe a class is asked to notify the school office, and a day and a time will be set up for an observation. Conferences cannot take place during instructional time or when the teacher is supervising a student activity.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

All students are required to participate in physical education classes unless a written excuse has been signed by the parent. Students are tested each year for the President’s Physical Fitness Test. Appropriate attire is necessary for gym classes (see DRESS CODE). Students who are unable to participate in physical education activities will be given a written assignment.

 

PROMOTION GUIDELINES FOR THE DIOCESE OF RICHMOND

 

The Diocese of Richmond’s policy requires parental notification at the end of the first semester if there is a possibility of retention. Students and parents are notified to ensure that optimum effort is made during the second semester. The final decision is made at the end of the academic year.

 

PROMOTION GUIDELINES FOR KINDERGARTEN TO SECOND

 

Core curriculum areas in these grades are reading and math. In order to move to the next academic level, each student must pass both areas. A student not passing one of the two subjects—reading or math— will be required to attend an approved mandatory summer program.

 

A student functioning more than a semester below grade level will be required to attend an approved summer tutorial program.

 

Kindergarten provides a unique developmental program in the area of academic and social growth. Promotion to first grade will be contingent upon successful attainment of the specified area goals—language arts, mathematics, social, physical, and motor development.

 

It is recognized that there are limited opportunities for summer school in this area. The school will make every effort to assist in formulating and providing a summer program. A written progress report documenting the content of study and the performance of the student should be submitted to the school at the end of any summer remedial work.

 

PROMOTION GUIDELINES FOR GRADES THREE TO FIVE

 

Students at this level take the classes listed below. In order to pass to the next grade, each student must pass every subject at his/her level of competency. If a student does not pass a subject, an approved individualized remedial program will be mandatory, after which a decision regarding promotion will be made by the administration.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Religion

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p<>{color:#000;}. Social Studies

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p<>{color:#000;}. Science

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p<>{color:#000;}. Reading

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p<>{color:#000;}. English

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p<>{color:#000;}. Spelling

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p<>{color:#000;}. Math

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p<>{color:#000;}. Penmanship

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p<>{color:#000;}. PE

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p<>{color:#000;}. Enrichment classes

 

PROMOTION GUIDELINES FOR GRADES 6 TO 8

 

Grades 6 and 8: Students must pass all subjects in which they are enrolled. Students who do not meet the requirements for promotion are not eligible for reenrollment at Sacred Heart School.

 

RECESS

 

Students in kindergarten through grade eight will have recess around midday with their teachers.

 

REPORT CARDS

 

The purpose of the report card is to keep parents informed of the academic progress of their child. Parents are urged to pay particular attention to grades, daily work and notebooks during the nine week periods. Students are likewise encouraged to be responsible and to share work with parents.

 

Honor students in grades 6 to 8 are recognized and commended each marking period. Interims are sent out each 4.5 week between each report card.

 

In grades K through 2nd a paper interim will be sent home every 4.5 weeks.

 

In grades 3rd through 5th interims will be sent home every 4.5 weeks. An emailed copy will also be sent.

 

In grades 6th through 8th grades are visible through ParentsWeb. No interims will be sent in for middle school students.

 

SPORTS

 

Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading are available for students in grades 6-8 after school hours. Eligibility to participate is based upon the following: academic standing, physical fitness and appropriate behavior.

 

TELEPHONE

 

The use of the telephone in the school office will be limited to school business. Students are not permitted to use the telephone without written permission from the teacher. Messages will be delivered in emergencies. Cell phone use is not permitted during school hours.

 

TESTING PROGRAM

Scantron Performance Series Testing for Grades 1-8 is administered at the beginning, middle and end of the school year. These tests not only measure individual progress but also gives the school staff a view of curriculum strengths and weaknesses. A report will be included with your child’s report card at the end of the academic year.

The ACRE religion assessment test is administered each year in grade

5.

 

TRAFFIC

 

Please be aware of the clockwise traffic pattern (vehicles should only be traveling in one direction, entering toward the church, and circling around and through the school parking lot and then exiting at the gym end of the building.)

During the first few weeks of school, drivers are requested to hold up a sign with the last name of the student to be picked up. For carpools, just add the word “carpool”.

Drivers who come a little early should please park. Drivers are requested to circle around if those riding in the car are not ready.

Students in grades 6 to 8 are outside (except for inclement weather) and should see their car as it arrives.

K to 5 students are not allowed to run around the premises without supervision.

DRIVERS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP STUDENTS. YOUNGER CHILDREN MAY DART OUT UNEXPECTEDLY. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

If someone different must pick up your child, please contact the office or send a note. Your child’s safety is our priority.

 

VISITORS

 

All visitors are to report to the school office and sign in so as not to unduly interrupt the educational process. All exterior doors remain locked from the outside for security.

 

VOLUNTEERS

 

Sacred Heart School is a parish school rich in tradition of Catholic education and committed to academic and personal excellence.

TOGETHER, as a family, we are dedicated to creating an enthusiastic vision of the future.

TOGETHER, we teach the method of an unified community.

TOGETHER, we work to grow our spiritual commitment to stewardship.

Research shows that parent volunteerism in schools enhances student self-esteem, increases academic achievement and improves student behavior and attendance. We appreciate the valuable service that you (our parents) provide us. We continue to encourage involvement because we are a family and your support in gifts of time and talent greatly contribute to that family atmosphere and to your child’s education.

As a part of the Diocese of Richmond’s progressive vision for building the Catholic community, we have adopted a parent service hours program. This program is designed to fill the need for volunteers and show our children our commitment to their education process and to grow in the financial ways we as a school need to survive. The following “Parent Service Hours Program Guide” is published to assist you. Every family is asked to donate 15 volunteer hours (7.5 for a single parent home) in a single calendar school year or pay a $280.00 “opt-out” fee. A list of areas in need of typical service hours is provided as a guide. Any additional suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

Library

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p<>{color:#000;}. Working the book fair

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assist with the accelerated reader program

Reading to students

Tutoring students

Homework helper

Cafeteria

Office help during lunch and recess hours

Classroom Parties

Science Fair Judge

Board Position

Assisting in maintain grounds and interior gardens

Auction

Afterschool program to interested students

Golf Tournament

 

Gym/RAC

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p<>{color:#000;}. Concessions at games

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p<>{color:#000;}. Entrance collector at games

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p<>{color:#000;}. Scoreboard and bookkeeper

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p<>{color:#000;}. Assist with Physical exams

PTO

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p<>{color:#000;}. Teacher luncheons

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p<>{color:#000;}. Fall Fling

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p<>{color:#000;}. Field day

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p<>{color:#000;}. Walk-a-thon

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p<>{color:#000;}. Sale Fundraisers (hours to assist with the delivery of items)

New family mentor

 

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

 

A weekly newsletter will be sent home and emailed each Wednesday. Parents are asked to read this newsletter each week to keep informed on all school business. The weekly newsletter will also be available on ParentsWeb.


2017 - 2018 Sacred Heart Catholic School Parent Handbook

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  • Published: 2017-10-02 20:20:20
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2017 - 2018 Sacred Heart Catholic School Parent Handbook 2017 - 2018 Sacred Heart Catholic School Parent Handbook