In accordance with the mission statement of the school, which emphasizes deep respect for the human dignity and uniqueness of every individual, each student will be considerate of the rights of others in all interactions. All students are expected to cooperate with the spirit and policies of the school which are designed to foster mature development and personal responsibility. This requires courtesy in all personal relationships, promptness in fulfilling obligations, concern for the environment, and many other factors that the students’ sense of appropriateness will indicate to them. The Principal reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of an action if any doubt arises. Items such as, but not limited to, questionable books and pictures , white-out, knives, guns, matches, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, any type of tobacco products, radio toys, laser lights, palm pilots, CDs, iPods or other mp3 players, or anything that will detract from a learning situation are not allowed at school. Key chains and toys may not be attached to student back packs. The school Administration, in accordance with state laws, will determine the appropriate disciplinary measures to be taken concerning the presence of these items in the school. Items taken away from students can be requested for return by the parent/guardian.
ROLE OF THE STUDENT
Each student has the responsibility to develop good work and study habits along with following the school regulations for dress and behavior. The discipline chart helps to focus on the positive aspects of student behavior by listing the basic school-wide rules. It begins with “DIVINE” recognizing our reverence and dependence on God, the Divine Child. Next the acronym for "CHILD" is vertically explained:
Courteous actions and speech
Hands to self
Listen and learn
Dedicated to Divine Child
The discipline chart also reviews what a broken rule would look like. The rest of the chart has descriptions of the possible consequences for behaviors that violate the five school rules. Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to others, including administrators, teachers, parish and school employees, volunteers, parents and students, in all of their interactions. Students who engage in namecalling, threats, bullying, intimidation, or other conduct or communication that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile, offensive or abusive atmosphere, including such activity in online postings on social-networks, such as Facebook, will be disciplined, up to and including expulsions. If, in the opinion of administration, the partnership is irretrievable broken, the school reserves the right to require the parent to withdraw his or her child. This is a very serious decision that is not made lightly.
All students are required to wear closed low heel dress school shoes (no canvas or slipper looking) and socks, (ankle/knee) or tights. Girls are encouraged to wear shorts under their uniforms. Hairstyles are to be conservative with natural hair color. (No sculptures or designs; boys’ hair should be above shirt collar and above eyebrows, no shaved heads or lines) No makeup, nail polish, or jewelry is permitted. All t-shirts/camisoles worn under the shirt/blouse must be plain white and tucked into the waistband with the dress shirt/blouse.
Grades K - 4 Jumpers Red plaid - Knee length (Schoolbelles) Blouse White Long or short sleeved (Peter Pan or Oxford styles) Red DC Polo 1st and 4th quarter (Schoolbelles) Sweater Red Cardigan or Vest (Schoolbelles) Grades 5 – 8 Skirt Red plaid – Knee length (Schoolbelles) Blouse White Long or short sleeved (Banded Acceptable) Red DC Polo 1st and 4th quarter (Schoolbelles) Sweater Grades 5 – 6 Red Cardigan or Vest (Schoolbelles) Grades 7 – 8 Red Pullover or Vest (Schoolbelles).Schoolbelles School Code | S1642
Grades K – 8 Slacks Black (Schoolbelles) Belt Grades 5-8 Shirt White Oxford Tie Red Knit (Schoolbelles)/Red Polyester (Schoolbelles) Red DC Polo 1st and 4th quarter (Schoolbelles) Sweater Grades K – 6 Red Cardigan or Vest (Schoolbelles) Grades 7 – 8 Red Pullover or Vest (Schoolbelles). Schoolbelles School Code | S1642
Uniform T-shirt/sweatshirt (PG) or Spirit shirt Black Nylon pants (Target or Schoolbelles) or Spirit pants (loose and not tight) (No spandex, No yoga, No button-down style, No tear away, No dragging length etc.) Tennis shoes – flat bottomed and fastened without zippers, rollers or lights.
PEACE SHIRT DAYS
Grade level color t-shirt, gym pants/spirit pants, and tennis shoes.
The purpose of the dress code is to minimize clothing competition. Not only does a code prevent elitism, but it also reduces cost and morning “what-to-wear” discussions. If a student cannot comply with the dress code on a particular day, a parental note must be submitted in the morning. Students will call home for a change of clothes when not in compliance. Jeans are not to be worn. Attire must always be modest and appropriate.
For the safety of our students, all visitors, once admitted to the building, are to report to the School Office. Parents must report to the school office before entering a classroom. Messages will be given to student(s) through the front office administration and all students are dismissed through the School Office.