TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Goals

  • Philosophy of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
  • Mission Statement
  • Educational Goals
  • Schoolwide Learning Expectations (SLEs)
  • Parents’ and Guardians’ Responsibilities
  • Student Responsibilities
  • Our History


II. Governance

  • Diocesan Administration
  • Local Administration
  • Relationships with Government Agencies
  • OLFCS School Faculty and Staff
  • School Advisory Committee
  • Parents’ Club Board
  • Kennedy Foundation


III. Statement of Non-Discrimination


IV. School Accreditation


V. Admission and Continuance


VI. Financial and Parental Obligations


VII. Educational Program

  • Admission Priorities
  • Admittance Procedure
  • Continuance Policy
  • Tuition Schedule
  • Tuition Categories
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Registration Fee
  • Processing Fee
  • Delinquent Tuition/Fees Collection Policy
  • SCRIP Obligations
  • Service Obligations
  • Parents’ Club Obligations
  • Religious Education
  • General Education Program
  • Library
  • Computers/ Statement on Responsible Use of Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Outdoor Science Program
  • SLE Project
  • Textbooks
  • Homework
  • Homework and Classwork Expectations
  • Cheating
  • Written Work Standards (Gr. 3-8)
  • Late Work
  • Testing
  • Progress Reports and Report Cards
  • Grading Scale
  • Conduct Grades
  • Absences and Grades
  • Honor Roll (Gr. 4-8)
  • Second Honors Award (Gr. 6-8)
  • Academic Achievement Award (Gr. 6-8)
  • Promotion and Retention Policy
  • Privacy and Transfer of Student Records
  • Communications


VIII. Communication

  • Lines of Communication
  • Approval of Communications
  • Parent-Student Handbook
  • Directory Information
  • Weekly Communication
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
  • Office Telephone/ Cell Phones
  • Messages to Students/ Teachers
  • Divorced/Separated Families & Non-Custodial Parents
  • Student Party Invitations


IX. Attendance and Absences

  • Daily Schedule
  • Regular Attendance
  • Valid Excuses for Absence
  • Tardies
  • Truancy and Excessive Absences
  • Vacations During School Time


X. Health and Safety

  • Child Abuse
  • Volunteer Parents/ Fingerprinting
  • School Health Programs
  • Health and Emergency Information Forms
  • Medications
  • Asbestos
  • Accidents and Injury
  • Supervision Before and After School
  • Security Measures
  • Earthquake and Fire Safety
  • Emergency Plan
  • Extended Day Care Program
  • Student Safety Patrol
  • Bicycles
  • School and Classroom Visitors
  • Lost and Found
  • Students Who Walk
  • Late Arriving Students
  • Parking Lot Procedures & Map


XI. Uniform

  • Standard School Uniform
  • Additional Uniform Information
  • Non-Uniform Dress
  • Spirit Day Dress
  • Enforcement
  • Respect for School Uniform
  • Exceptions
  • Extended Day Care Wear


XII. Discipline

  • Purpose of Discipline
  • School Rules
  • Discipline Procedures/Referral Process
  • Probation and Eligibility
  • Detention
  • Disciplinary Referrals
  • Reasons for Suspension/Expulsion from School
  • Suspension from School
  • Procedure for Expulsion
  • Recommended Transfer
  • Procedures for Recommended Transfer
  • Campus Conduct Reports
  • Student Conduct –Inside and Outside of School
  • Lunch Room Rules
  • Harassment of/by Students


XIII. Field Trips

  • Rationale for Field Trips
  • Permission Slips
  • Transportation
  • Driver Requirements
  • Chaperones on Field Trips
  • Student Participation on Field Trips
  • Special Opportunities
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • After School Sports
  • Classroom Parties/Guidelines for Room Parents
  • Birthday Parties in the Classroom
  • Washington, D.C. Field Trip
  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Catholic Schools Week
  • School Mass/ Prayer Services
  • Student Recognition Awards
  • Families
  • Altar Servers
  • Msgr. DeGroot Leadership Awards
  • SLE Project –Eighth Grade
  • Academic Competitions
  • Fundraising Outside Parents’ Club
  • Science Olympiad


XIV. Special Opportunities


XV. Changes to School Policy


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