TABLE OF CONTENTS Absences, 37-38 Acceptable Use Policy, 14-16 Accident/Illness, 39 Administrative Staff, 1 Admission Policy, 8-9 Allergy Policy, 26-27 Application for Registration, 9-10 Arrival & Dismissal, 42-43 Asbestos, 43 Athletic Association, 7 Birthday Treats, 41 Birthday Parties, 41 Bullying, 22-23 Bus Transportation, 37 Calendar, 3 Change of Address/Withdrawal, 10 Chaperones/Volunteers, 36 Child Abuse & Neglect, 24 Class Size Policy, 9 Classroom Interruptions, 36 Closing of School, 39 Communications, 29-30 Conferences, 29 Curriculum Outline, 11-12 Discipline, 18-21 Dress Code, 32-35 Drills-Fire/Tornado/Intruder, 43 Endowment, 31-32 Extra-curricular/Sports Activities, 16-17 Faculty License, 6 Field Trips, 36 Financial, 30-31 Fund Raising Policy, 32 Health Records-Vision/Hearing Screening, 27 History of Arrears, 31 Homework, 13 Honor Roll, 28 Hot/Lunch/Milk, 39 Liturgy, 10 Lost & Found, 43 Medication Policy, 25-26
Money Sent to School, 43 Nuisance Items, 23-24 Parent Association, 7 Parental Concerns-Procedures, 24 Parent Financial Responsibilities, 31 Parish Mission Statement, 4 Parish Vision Statement, 4 Pets In School, 24 Playgrounds, 44 Playground Supervision, 37 Powerschool, 13 PPI, 32 Prayer, 11 Recess Snacks, 39 Releasing of Students, 38 Report Cards, 28 Retention/Promotion Procedures, 28-29 Sacraments, 11 School Commission, 6-7 School Hours, 1 School Mission Statement, 5 School Philosophy, 5 School Relationship, 6 School Supplies, 44 School Visitors, 36 School Wellness Policy, 39-41 Search & Seizure, 23 Service Projects, 11 Special Needs/Accomodations/Referrals,17-18 Staff List, 2 Structure of School, 6 Student Records, 10 Tardiness, 38 Telephone Calls, 30 Testing, 18 Textbooks, 12 Textbooks Fines, 16 Traditions, 11 Transportation To & From School, 42 Truancy, 38 Unexcused Leave, 38
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Principal .............Mrs. Gloria Schumacher Assistant Principal/Curriculum Specialist ............. Mrs. Kelly Fyfe Guidance .............Mrs. Karen Lengell School Business Manager .............Mrs. Mary Fletcher Assoc. Director for School Advancement .............Mrs. Laura Rowe Network Administrator .............Mr. Michael Spitz Director of Technology ............Mrs. Laurie Yingling Administrative Assistants .............Mrs. Geri Bielefeld-Roels (LCT - Friday) .............Mrs. Cindy King (LCT- Mon.-Thurs.) .............Mrs. Bonnie Schanz (LCM)
SCHOOL DAY HOURS (Dependent on Bussing) st
Thiensville Campus: .......... 1 Bell – 7:55 am School Starts: .......... 8:00 am nd rd AM Recess: .......... 9:35 - 9:50 - 2 & 3 Grade st .......... 9:50 - 10:05 - K-5 & 1 Grade st Grades Kdg. & 1 : .......... 11:30 – 11:50 Lunch .......... 11:55 – 12:15 Recess Grades 2 & 3: .......... 11:30 – 11:50 Recess .......... 11:55 – 12:15 Lunch Dismissal: .......... 3:00 pm st
Mequon Campus: .......... 1 Bell – 7:50 am School Starts: .......... 8:00 am Grades 4 & 5: .......... 11:10 - 11:30 Recess .......... 11:30 - 11:50 Lunch Grade 8: .......... 11:55 - 12:17 Lunch .......... 12:17 – 12:38 Recess Grades 6 & 7: ......... 11:55 – 12:17 Recess .......... 12:17 – 12:38 Lunch Dismissal: .......... 3:05 pm
STAFF THIENSVILLE CAMPUS (262-242-7965): 3K Mrs. Bridget Otero Aide: Geri Bielefeld-Roels 4K Mrs. Mary Anne Milazzo 5K Half Day Mrs. Karen Smart 5K All Day Mrs. Michele Neuville Grade 1 Mrs. Barbara Sheridan Grade 1 Mrs. Amy Stark Grade 2 Mrs. Anne Krick Grade 2 Miss Angela Milazzo Grade 3 Mrs. Kathy Callahan Grade 3 Mrs. Krista Wegner MEQUON CAMPUS (262-242-7960) Grade 4 Mrs. Patti Anderson Grade 4 Mrs. Jill Suhr Grade 5 Mrs. Laura Brielmaier Grade 5 Mrs. Theresa Ittner Grade 6 HR Mrs. Ellie Quintero Grade 6 HR Mrs. Carol Spitz Grade 7 HR Mrs. Anne Best Grade 7 HR Mrs. Agnes Leider Grade 7 HR Miss Stacy Lesmeister Grade 8 HR Mr. Tim Carloni Grade 8 HR Mrs. Julie McCarragher Grade 8 HR Mrs. Kelly Savasta
SPECIAL AREAS Media/Library ..........Ms. JoAnn Randerson (T & M) Music ..........Mrs. Sherri Melichar (K4-Gr. 6) ..........Mr. Andy Smith (Gr. 7-8) Physical Ed/Health ..........Mrs. Bobbe Polikowski (M) ..........Mrs. Dana Berns (T) Art ..........Mrs. Ann Groth (T & M) Learning Center ..........Mrs. Erin Wermers (T) ..........Mrs. Dianne Tarcin (LCM â€“ Mon.-Thurs.) ..........Mrs. Shelly Hussey (LCM- Fri.) Spanish ..........Mrs. Kerry Nackers (Grades 5-8) After Care ..........Mrs. Deanna Lee ..........Mrs. Carol Spitz
2010-2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR August August September September September September September September October October
26 ............ Kindergarten/New Family Orientation – Thiensville Campus 30 ............ Get Acquainted Day/Picture Day – 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Both Campuses 1 .............. First Day of Classes for Students – Gr. 1-8 1-3 ........... Kindergarten Welcome Days 6 .............. Labor Day – NO SCHOOL 7 .............. First Day for 3, 4 and 5-Year-Old Kindergarten 14 ............ Parent Night – 6:30-8:00 p.m. LCT 21 ............ Parent Night – 6:30-8:00 p.m. LCM 14-15 ....... Professional Development – NO SCHOOL 22 ............ Barnyard Bash
November November November November November November
5 .............. End of First Quarter 5 .............. Twilight Trivia – LCM Gym – 7:00 pm 18 ............ Report Cards 22 ............ Conferences - Evening 23 ............ Conferences - NO SCHOOL 24-26 ....... Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
December December December
9 .............. Christmas Program 23 ............ Early Release Day 24-Jan. 2 .. Christmas Break - NO SCHOOL
January January January January January January January January
3 .............. School Resumes 15 ............ 2011-2012 Registration Begins 20 ............ End of Second Quarter 21 ............ Professional Development – NO SCHOOL 28 ............ 2011-2012 Registration Deadline 29–Feb. 4 . Catholic Schools Week 30 ............ Open House – Both Campuses – (9:00 am – 1:00pm) 30............ Newcomer’s Registration
February February February
3 .............. Report Cards 7 .............. Conferences – NO SCHOOL 25 ............ Professional Development – NO SCHOOL
March March March March March
7-18 ......... Iowa Achievement Testing 9 .............. Ash Wednesday 11 ............ Professional Development – NO SCHOOL 19 ............ Shamrock “2011” 25 ............ End of Third Quarter
April April April April April April April May May May May May May
1 .............. Early Release Day 2-10 ......... Easter Break – NO SCHOOL 11 ............ School Resumes 14 ............ Report Cards 21 ............ Early Release Day 22 ............ Good Friday – NO SCHOOL 25 ............ NO SCHOOL 12-15 ....... Washington DC Trip – 8th Grade 18 ............ Appreciation Liturgy – Mequon 20 ............ Rainbow Olympics 26 ............ Rainbow Olympics – Rain date 27 ............ Early Release Day (No Extended Care) 30 ............ Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL
June June June
3 .............. Eighth Grade Graduation - 6:30 pm 8 .............. Kindergarten Graduation 9 .............. Last Day of School for Students – Early Release Day - (No Extended Care)
LUMEN CHRISTI PARISH VISION STATEMENT Transforming hearts and renewing minds
LUMEN CHRISTI PARISH MISSION STATEMENT To build a faithful, vibrant, and welcoming Catholic community that is: Conformed to Jesus Christ and open to the Spirit, Rooted in the power of the Eucharist and the beauty of liturgical worship, Informed by a deepening knowledge and active practice of the faith, Committed to reaching out in service to the needs of our world, And sustained by a life style of stewardship. .
LUMEN CHRISTI CATHOLIC SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT Lumen Christi Catholic School, as an integral part of our parish, educates our children as unique individuals through a strong academic program, infusing the Gospel Values, which compel us to love and serve in our Catholic tradition.
Lumen Christi School has a Catholic Identity Statement. It is available in all of the classrooms.
SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY We believe that: ~ All children can learn. ~ A quality academic program is essential. ~ Parents have the primary responsibility for their children's education and faith formation. ~ Respect and honesty are both the right and responsibility of all persons. ~ Learning the creed, sacred scripture, and traditions of the Catholic Church are essential to our children's faith development. ~ A partnership with parents is essential to prepare and assist our children to learn and live the Catholic faith. ~ We show Christ's love for all by serving one another. We believe in: ~ Parental participation. ~ The uniqueness of all individuals. ~ The respect for property and the environment.
RELATIONSHIP Lumen Christi Catholic School is a ministry within the parish of Lumen Christi and under the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Lumen Christi Catholic School participates in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee accreditation process as well as the Wisconsin Nonpublic School Accrediting Association.
FACULTY All Lumen Christi Catholic School faculty members are appropriately licensed.
STRUCTURE OF SCHOOL The Thiensville campus consists of students in 3-year-old kindergarten through grade three. All classes are self-contained with some team teaching existing at grade levels with more than one class. After school care is available at the Thiensville campus for kindergarten through grade six. The Mequon campus consists of students from grade four through grade eight. Grades four and five are self-contained structure with some team teaching. Grades six through eight are departmentalized with periodic changes in classes and teachers for the various disciplines taught.
SCHOOL COMMISSION Commission meetings are held 10 months of the year. The meetings are open to all unless confidential personnel or financial matters are discussed. Parents can propose topics for discussion by submitting the topic to the Chairperson of the School Commission or Principal. A proposed topic must be submitted at least two weeks prior to a scheduled School Commission meeting. Proposals relating to the dress code will only be considered at the September and May meetings. Agendas are sent in advance in Thursday folders and approved minutes are available on the website. Candidates are discerned in spring. Any parishioner may put his/her name in nomination. Faculty and Parent Association liaisons are appointed annually. The commission meets the first Wednesday of the month in either the parish or school library.
COMMITTEES Budget Planning Evaluation Policy Advancement 7
SCHOOL COMMISSION MEMBERS Fr. John Hemsing Fr. Aaron Esch Gloria Schumacher, Principal Kelly Fyfe, Asst. Principal/Curriculum Specialist ____________________________________ Al Bonfiglio, Chairperson Doug Patch, Vice-Chairperson/Policy Making Joe Cesarz, Secretary Maria Greisch, Finance/Budgeting Dan Duffey, Strategic Planning Sheila Dunne-Evaluation Judy McDonagh-Advancement Geoff Mackey-Past Chairperson Mike Walton, Parish Council Representative Melanie Stueber, Parents Association Liaison _____________________________________ Krista Wegner, Teacher Liaison – Thiensville Anne Best, Teacher Liaison – Mequon
PARENT ASSOCIATION The Lumen Christi Parent Association provides resources and support to the school. All parents of students attending Lumen Christi Catholic School are members of the Parents Association. The officers of the Parent Association are: Melanie Stueber, Chair Beth Hartlieb, Vice-Chair Sarah Bahr, Secretary Kim Althaus, Treasurer
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION In accordance with the Lumen Christi School philosophy and as an extension of the Lumen Christi School Physical Educational curriculum, the aim of the Lumen Christi Athletic Program is to provide a Christian atmosphere in which every child may attempt to achieve maximum growth – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually within the context of youth sports while promoting a sense of community for our school families. The Athletic Program strives to teach the Christian values of teamwork, dedication and sacrifice, self-discipline and mutual respect, fundamentals of various sports, development of talents and skills, enjoyment, appropriate competition and positive name recognition in the community in a religious and academic environment that will help prepare student athletes for life as adults. Athletic Director: Jackie Quinlevan
ADMISSION POLICY Serving the needs of the parish child is the primary consideration for admission to Lumen Christi Catholic School. The School Principal will consider the following factors in admitting students to the school. School family: A family who currently has children in the school or has family members who have graduated from the school. An active member of the parish is defined as one parent or guardian who is a practicing Catholic; participates in the worshiping community; is a registered member of Lumen Christi Parish; and contributes to the time, talent, and treasure aspects of the parish. The tenure of the parishioner. As a general practice, the school is unable to accommodate any Educational Exceptional Needs (EEN) students. Any exceptions will be at the discretion of the School Commission. In order to meet the educational needs of Lumen Christi students, the school follows the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Policy #5110 that states that all new students are on probation for one semester. School Commission may be called by the Principal if necessary to determine admission. The parish/school respects the dignity of the child. Neither race, nationality or other forms of discrimination shall prevent a child from being accepted in the Catholic school or religious education programs. 3K and 4K is an optional self-supporting program not subsidized by the parish. Any school/parish family that chooses not to enroll their younger children in the 3K & 4K program will not be penalized for entrance purposes at the 5K level. 3K & 4K registrants are subject to this Admissions Policy. Students transferring from another school must provide records from their former school(s) before they will be considered for admission. This is the responsibility of the family seeking admission. These students must also meet eligibility requirements as stated previously. Non-parishioners of Lumen Christi Parish can be admitted to the school with the following understandings: 1. Tuition will equal the full cost of the child's education. 2. Space is available in a class after parishioners are admitted. 3. The child will participate in religion classes, liturgies, and school activities associated with religious themes and/or Christian service. 4. All non-parishioner applications for admission are subject to review. Children of staff members will be regarded as parishioners for admission 9
purposes. In all cases where class size limits have been reached, a child will be placed on a waiting list until such time as openings occur. A child will be placed on a waiting list when the completed application and tuition deposit are received. The tuition deposit will be returned if a place in a class is not secured. Readmission to the school will be based on whether a family has continued to participate in parish activities, met financial responsibilities and all the other above listed factors. Admissions to Kindergarten (3K, 4K & 5K) and First Grade: 1. No child may be admitted to 3 year old kindergarten unless he or she is 3 years old on or before September 1 in the year he or she proposes to enter school. 2. No child may be admitted to 4 year old kindergarten unless he or she is 4 years old on or before September 1 in the year he or she proposes to enter school. 3. No child my be admitted to 5 year old kindergarten unless he or she is 5 years old on or before September 1 in the year he or she proposes to enter school. 4. No child may be admitted to the 1st grade unless he or she is 6 years old on or before September 1 in the year he or she proposes to enter school.
CLASS SIZE POLICY 2010-2011 (In collaboration with Admission Policy) GRADE
NUMBER OF SECTIONS
*The School Commission may make exceptions
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION Re-registration for students of school families begins in mid-January. Information regarding re-registration will be announced in the church bulletins and via a letter sent home from the school office. Current school families with a student who will be new to Lumen Christi Catholic School must submit an application for admission, including the birth and baptismal 10
certificates. These will be accepted with re-registration of returning students. New family registration occurs at the end of January at the Open House for Catholic Schools Week. The following has been set as the time line for registration: Mid-January: Re-registration for returning students and registration for new students in current school families begins. End of January (CSW Open House): Deadline for re-registration of current school families to maintain priority over new families. Registration for new families begins. March 15: Deadline for parishioner priority; after this date, it will be on a first-come basis for all registrations. June 15: The number of sections per grade will be set based on the number of registered students by this date. Additional registrations will be accepted only if space is available.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS/WITHDRAWAL Please inform the school office immediately if there is any change in the following: Address (home or business) Telephone (home or business) Emergency contact person If your child is being withdrawn from school either during the year or during the summer, please notify the school office far enough in advance so records can be properly forwarded to the new school. Tuition will only be refunded at the discretion of the Principal if a family moves to an area that causes it to be impractical for the child to continue attending the school.
STUDENT RECORDS The student, his/her parents, and professional personnel have a right to know recorded information. Lumen Christi School follows State and Archdiocesan guidelines governing the collection, maintenance, administration, and dissemination of student records with utmost care and responsibility.
LITURGY School children in grades 1-8 participate in Liturgy once each week. Mequon campus is on Wednesday at 8:15 AM and Thiensville campus is on Monday at 8:15 AM. 5K attends at Special Liturgies and after second semester. 4K attends at Special Liturgies.
PRAYER Prayer is included in every school day. suggested.
The following prayers and times are
Beginning of the School Day: Morning Prayer and/or Spontaneous Prayer Noon Dismissal: Grace before meals Religion Class Daily Prayers Dismissal Opportunities exist for reconciliation throughout the school year. Students also participate in prayer services, Stations of the Cross, Adoration, May Crowning and Rosary services and other services.
SACRAMENTS Sacramental preparation programs are offered in a setting that involves family, church, and child. Second grade students take part in the First Eucharist and Reconciliation Program.
SERVICE PROJECTS Social concerns are highlighted in keeping with each grade level's development: service to the poor, needy, lonely, etc., through visits and/or service projects/music presentations. Examples: Lasata, Alexian Village Elderly Programs, Advocates, etc. Each grade plans a service project annually.
TRADITIONS Some of our School Traditions include the following: Ice Cream Social, Parent Orientation, Christmas Program, Catholic Schools Week, Advent & Lenten Programs, Shamrock, Rainbow Olympics, Volunteer Appreciation Day, and Graduation.
CURRICULUM OUTLINE Reading Readiness ..... 4K & 5K Reading ....................... 5K-8 Math ............................ 4K-8 English/Language Arts 4K-8 Religion ....................... 4K-8 Social Studies ............. 4K-8 Spanish ....................... 5-8 Science ....................... 4K-8 Art ............................... 4K-8 Physical Education. ..... 4K-8 12
Music ........................... 4K-8 Technology.................. 4K-8 Health .......................... 6-8 Library/Media .............. 4K-8 Guidance ..................... 4K-8 Learning Center .......... As Referred
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Call to Faith
Family Life K-8
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Growing in Love
Language Arts K-8 K-5 6-8
Wright Group/McGraw-Hill Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McDougal Littel
Great Source: Write Traits English The Writerâ€™s Craft
Reading K-5 6-8
MacMillan/McGraw-Hill McDougal Littel
Treasures The Language of Literature
Modern Curriculum Press Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Sadlier-Oxford
Phonics Level K Spelling Vocabulary Wkbk Vocabulary Workshop
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt McDougal Littel Holt McDougal Littel
HSP Math Algebra Readiness Pre-Algebra Pre-Algebra
Delta Education McDougal Littel
FOSS Science Modules Science Explorer
Social Studies Geography The World and Its
Civics The American Journey
Spelling K 1-5 6-8 Math K-5 6 7 8 Pre-Algebra or Algebra Science K-6 7-8 Social Studies 1-5 6 People 7 8 Foreign Language 5-8
HOMEWORK Homework is a necessary part of the school program, and must be completed promptly and efficiently. We strive to teach children a sense of responsibility, as well as a spirit of industry, that can be fostered through well-planned assignments, written work, memorization, and projects, which also reinforce learning that has taken place in school. Written and/or oral assignments may be given. If the student receives no written assignments, we recommend that the child spend a certain amount of time each evening reading or engaged in some school endeavor. Whatever type of homework assigned, the child must realize that it is his/her responsibility and must be done consistently. Homework is developmental in nature and increases in scope with the maturity and capabilities of the student. Homework, properly planned and purposeful in nature, should: Deepen students understanding and skills relative to content that has been initially presented to them Prepare students for new content or have them elaborate on content that has been introduced Help students develop good study habits and organizational skills Foster positive attitudes towards school Communicate to students that learning takes work at home as well as at school Communicate to parents what is being emphasized in class, what is expected of students, and how students‟ work will be evaluated The following should guide teachers in the use of homework: 1. The amount of homework assigned to students should be different from elementary to middle school to high school. Pre-K – K Primary Upper Elementary Middle School Secondary
0 – 15 minutes 15 – 30 minutes 30 – 60 minutes 60 – 90 minutes 90 – 150 minutes
2. Parent involvement in homework should be kept at a minimum. 3. The purpose of homework should be identified and articulated. 4. When homework is assigned, approaches to providing feedback should vary.
POWERSCHOOL Grades 4- 8 parents may access their pupil‟s progress by entering the PowerSchool database and logging in upon parent protocol training. Teachers will update their on-line grade books at least once a week. Mid-quarters are created through PowerSchool.
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY For using the Internet, Computers and School Computer Networks. This policy is intended to provide staff, students and all employees of Lumen Christi Catholic School with parameters for acceptable use of school owned or leased computers, hardware, software telecommunications equipment, phone or network lines that are owned or leased by the School. Telecommunications, for the purpose of this policy, is the art and science of electronic communications at a distance (by cable, telephone, television, etc). One form of telecommunications is the Internet, a global “network of networks.” Telecommunications, including the Internet, offers a wide range of resources to support research and education for both students and staff. Staff, students and all employees of Lumen Christi Catholic School who have access to school technology must use it in accordance with established school guidelines. The use of software or equipment, including Internet usage for any reason, shall be only for legitimate educational purposes including school work, assignments, research, lesson preparation or completion, peer communications, career or college and technical school searches or job searches, and or other information gathering or sharing as it relates to education or the person‟s job responsibilities. Uses for personal financial gain, entertainment, recreational or purely personal uses are not authorized. Students or staff using these resources for purposes not clearly articulated in this policy or guidelines, are required to request and receive permission from a teacher or job supervisor. All uses shall conform to copyright laws. The ethical, legal and practical problems caused by inappropriate use of these resources shall be taught to all students in the school‟s curriculum. In order to ensure proper use of the Internet for educational purposes, staff shall exercise appropriate and consistent supervision of all students using Internet resources in the schools. Such supervision shall include: Specific bookmark lists and age-appropriate search engines for children at the elementary and middle school level, and Both bookmarked lists and pre-planned student research requests appropriate to assignments, as well as random and periodic checks of recently viewed web sites by using history lists. Lumen Christi uses sophisticated filtering hardware/software and makes every reasonable effort to block or filter inappropriate or harmful material that is inconsistent with the educational goals of the school. All users are required to report inappropriate materials or materials that are harmful to minors to the principal or administrators. Use of technology systems is a privilege which may be revoked without cause. Users of the technology systems must file an Acceptable Use Agreement form to be granted those user privileges. The principal or designee shall develop administrative guidelines and directives as necessary to assist in the interpretation of this policy and guidelines. Cross Reference:
(1) Acceptable Use Agreement form for (A) employees, and, (B) students (2) Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines
Adopted: April 2008 15
Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines For using the Internet, Computers and School Computer Networks A. School Responsibilities 1. The principal or designee will serve as the coordinator to oversee the school electronic communication system. 2. The principal working with a designated technology coordinator will approve school-wide activities, ensure teachers and students receive proper training in the use of school-related technology and the requirements of this policy establish a procedure to ensure adequate supervision of students using the school system, maintain user agreements, and be responsible for interpreting the School Acceptable Use Policy including the Agreement and Guidelines for staff and students. B.
Services Provided by the School 1. E-mail. E-mail will allow employees and students (when appropriate and necessary) to communicate with people throughout the world. Users will also be able to subscribe to mail lists in group discussions related to educational subjects. 2.
World Wide Web. The Web provides access to a wide range of information in the form of text, graphics, photographs, video and sound from throughout the world. The Web is a valuable research tool for students and employees. a. All School employees and students will have access to the World Wide Web (WWW) through the School‟s networked computers.
News Groups. News groups are discussion groups that are similar to mail lists. The School shall provide access to selected news groups upon teacher request that relate to subjects that are appropriate to the educational purpose of the system.
School Subscription Accounts. Online subscription accounts to educational and classroom management services for students and staff will be purchased and administered.
School Web Site 1. School Web Site. The School will establish a Web site and will develop Web pages that will present information about the School. The principal will designate who will be responsible for maintaining the School Web site. 2. Class Web pages. The School will investigate the use of the Internet for individual teachers or classes or grade levels to establish Web pages that present information about the school or class activities. Teachers may choose to participate and will be responsible for maintaining their class site. A process will be established for the posting of material, including privacy protection using a secure password-protected site, and guidelines as to what can be included in such a site. 3. Student Web page. When appropriate and with the approval of the principal, students may establish secure, password-protected personal Web pages via the school‟s Web, or, the Internet, should approval be granted by the principal or designate. Material presented in the student‟s Web site must be related to the student‟s education and career preparation activities. Student Web pages should include the following notice: “This is a student Web page. Opinions expressed on this page shall not be attributed to Lumen Christi Catholic School.” 16
Parental Notification and Responsibility 1.
Extracurricular Organization Web pages. With the approval of the principal extracurricular or governing organizations by establish Web pages linked to the school‟s Web page. A committee appointed by the principal will establish a process and criteria for the establishment and posting of material. Material presented on the organization Web page must relate specifically to organization activities and will include only such material.
Lumen Christi Catholic School will notify the parents about the school network and the policies governing its use. Parents must request alternative activities for their child(ren) that do not require Internet access. Parents and the School have the right at any time to investigate the contents of their child(ren)‟s email or document files. Parents have the right to request the termination of their child(ren)‟s individual account at anytime.
Specific Use Guidelines:
1. Students must have a signed Acceptable Use and Network Responsibility Form on file with the School to login to the network and to use the Internet. 2. The School‟s technology is to be used for educational purposes only. 3. On-line time must be used wisely to allow equitable access for all users. 4. The use of vulgar, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate language will not be tolerated. 5. It is a violation to share a password with anyone else. 6. Engaging in activities that are pornographic or drug related will result in automatic termination of your network/Internet privileges. Suspension or expulsion may result from inappropriate use. 7. The transmission of unwanted or inappropriate E-mail is considered harassment and will be dealt with as such. 8. Forwarding mass “chain-letter” type emails or emails containing multiple pictures places a burden on the network and is considered harassment and unnecessary. 9. The use of the School‟s technology must not violate existing policies of Lumen Christi Catholic School. 10. Chat lines, bulletin boards, forums, etc. may not be accessed by students without prior consent of a teacher or persons monitoring the Internet use. 11. Offensive or inappropriate emails or communication outside of school between students may be investigated if the schools operations are affected.
TEXTBOOK FINES Textbooks subjected to excessive abuse by students will have fines assessed at the end of the school year. Lost books will be replaced at the expense of the student. Books are numbered and assigned to students to insure accountability.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR/SPORTS ACTIVITIES The Archdiocesan policies are followed in the regulation of extra curricular and sports activities in the school. The Pastor or his designee is chiefly responsible for promoting these policies and those policies of Lumen Christi Catholic School. Certain responsibilities/duties may be delegated to the Athletic Director. In an effort to uphold the code of Christian Conduct and the High academic 17
standards of the school, the Principal may reserve the right of privilege for a child to participate in extra-curricular/sports activities. The following criteria are followed: 1. In order to promote good sportsmanship and display Christian attitudes in public, a child must maintain good behavior. 2. In order to participate in sports, student council, newspaper, Saints Squad or any other extra-curricular activities, a child must maintain a “C” average in academics in all academic areas. (2 D‟s or 2 U‟s will also make a child ineligible to participate in extra curricular activities.) The Principal may make case-by-case exceptions to this. 3. Fourth quarter report cards will be considered for eligibility in activities at the start of the school year. 4. Students unable to participate in sports/extracurricular activities because of low academic/behavior marks will have their participation reviewed at the time of mid quarter progress reports. Any reinstatement of participation will be probationary and may be suspended if the student‟s progress is not maintained. 5. At any given time a child may be placed on probation. A warning is given to the student and parent. If no improvement is made in a given time, a child may be suspended from the activity. 6. Spectator behavior guidelines: Spectators are requested to support team athletics and individual players with positive encouragement. Any derogatory remarks, actions or gestures directed toward a player, coach, referee, spectator or other parents is unacceptable. Coaches and the referee have the authority to remove from the premises any individual that violates these guidelines. Violations may result in suspension of future attendance. 7. If school is closed due to inclement weather, all after school activities at the school are cancelled. 8. Students must be in attendance ¾ of the school day to participate in after school activities. Students may not participate in non-school activities as representatives of Lumen Christi School without prior authorization of the Principal. Teachers may not request student participation in non-school related business, civic, religious or charitable activities without prior written authorization of the School Commission. Individually, students may participate in any such activities provided there is no representation or implication that participation is school related or sanctioned.
SPECIAL NEEDS/ACCOMODATIONS/REFERRALS In order to meet the needs of all students, Lumen Christi School staffs a learning center at each campus. The purpose of our learning centers is to provide support to students whose academic needs are not met within the regular classroom. THIENSVILLE CAMPUS Students identified with exceptional needs by their classroom teacher come to the 18
learning center at a scheduled time for one-on-one or small group instruction. The learning center staff works closely with classroom teachers to determine which skills/concepts to focus on. MEQUON CAMPUS The learning center at the Mequon campus serves a dual purpose. Students identified with exceptional needs by their classroom teacher come to the learning center during predetermined periods for one-on-one or small group instruction. The learning center staff works closely with the classroom to determine the focus of instruction. In addition, students, with identified exceptional needs, are encouraged to visit the learning center to receive extra support with specific skills/concepts with which they may be struggling. After consultation with his/her classroom teacher, these students come to the learning center to receive individualized support. All students have access to the learning center throughout the school day when extra support is needed. All students whose needs cannot be appropriately met by Lumen Christi Catholic School are referred to the Public School District in which the student resides.
TESTING The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered to grades 3, 5, & 7. The Wisconsin Student Achievement System is administered to grades 4 & 8. Group results are published annually. Individual pupil results are provided for the parents. This is only one tool to assess a childâ€&#x;s ability.
DISCIPLINE PHILOSOPHY OF DISCIPLINE Good discipline is an essential element in a positive, effective learning environment. It helps each student to fully develop his or her own potential, while at the same time protecting the right of others to learn. Positive concepts of discipline are built on a belief in the dignity of each person. A central goal of the school is to help students develop self-discipline. A climate of mutual understanding, respect and trust based upon faith in the worth and dignity of each individual promotes self-discipline. Standards and rules are necessary for the successful operation of a school. If these are established in light of reasons, and foreseeable consequences, pupils are more likely to comply. Discipline is primarily a parental responsibility. A central goal of Lumen Christi Catholic School is to work with the home in helping students to develop self-discipline. Students are expected to be responsible in their behavior and to accept the consequences of their actions. As they accept their responsibility as contributing members of the school community, they will enjoy the rights and privileges provided for them by the school. Students attending a Catholic School are representatives to the civic community of the school they attend and the church that sponsors the school. Any behavior on the part of the student, which causes negative or adverse publicity for the school, may be a cause for disciplinary action on the part of the school. Disciplinary rules 19
relating to bullying are set forth in the “Bullying” section of this handbook. PARENTS/GUARDIAN‟S RESPONSIBILITY The ultimate responsibility for children‟s behavior rests with the parents/guardians. The following are among their specific responsibilities in relationship to the school and parish. 1. Support the parish and school in fostering spiritual growth in each student by including regular attendance at Sunday liturgy as a family responsibility. 2. Support the parish and school by offering “time, talent and treasure” to help vitalize all areas of parish/school life. 3. Support the school in requiring students to observe all school rules and regulations and accepting responsibility for any willful misbehavior on their part. Send students to school with proper attention having been given to health, personal cleanliness and appropriateness of dress. 4. Maintain an active interest in the student‟s daily work. Make it possible for them to complete assigned homework, particularly by providing a quiet place and suitable conditions for study. 5. Comply with the school‟s requests. This includes reading carefully all communications and signing and returning them as requested. 6. Cooperate with the school in attending conferences set up for exchanging information on the student‟s progress in school and for planning for its continued maintenance and improvement. 7. The right to privacy and the dignity and respect of all should be honored. The classroom teacher is directly responsible for the organizational structure of the classroom and related activities. Recess, lunchroom, bathroom, hallway, bus, etc., are times when pupils are responsible to the adult assigned to supervision in cooperation with classroom teacher(s) and school administration: i.e. Team Leaders, Support Staff, or Principal Behavior Guidelines for Pupils: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Follow directions the first time they are given. Keep hands, feet, and objects to themselves. Respect persons in authority. * Respect each other. * Move in an orderly and quiet manner to and from classes, recess, events, etc. *Action or threat of action through verbal, physical, or other methods of communicating a lack of respect.
Level 1: Pupil - Teacher Level 2: Pupil - Teacher - Parent Written parent-teacher correspondence. Level 3: Pupil - Teacher - Parent 1. Immediate removal from the situation. 2. After-school detention from 3:05 - 3:35 p.m. on the following day. PARENTS are responsible for transportation at 3:35. 3. Written notification is to be sent home with the child and a signed copy returned the next day. Level 4: Pupil-Teacher-Parent-School Administration Rules with Serious Consequences: 1. Vandalism. 2. Fighting: Intent to injure another person. 3. Cheating. 4. Defiance of Authority - Repetitive or blatant. Including constant violation of school uniform policy. 5. Inappropriate expression including swearing, pornography, physical symbolism, etc. 6. Illegal Activity: Alcohol, Drugs, Weapons, and Fireworks. 7. Pupils receiving in excess of six detentions per semester will be considered in defiance of authority with Serious Consequences. Serious Offense Options: 1. Probation. 2. Immediate removal, 1-day in-school suspension. 3. Immediate removal, 1-day out-of-school suspension. Parents are responsible for supervision. 4.
Immediate removal, 3-day out-of-school suspension. Priest/school/parent conference to determine conditions for continued enrollment or termination of school enrollment. Parents are responsible for supervision .
5. Expulsion is considered a last option for pupils who cannot function within the school structure. Any unacceptable behavior with severe consequences could be considered grounds for expulsion. Illegal activity is grounds for immediate expulsion. The school follows all Archdiocesan policies in this matter. 21
PROBATION-SUSPENSION-EXPULSION Whenever a student repeatedly refuses to obey school rules, endangers the property, health or safety of the student or others, or consistently disrupts the learning environment, action may be taken to restrict his/her privileges and rights of school attendance. The action taken may be of three kinds: probation, suspension and expulsion. Each case is treated as separate, dependent upon circumstances and previous violations and past record. PROBATION The school may place a student on probation for a trial period. After conferences are held with the student's parents or guardian and relevant school personnel, the Principal sets conditions for release from the probation. The Principal's decisions are final. SUSPENSION 1. Suspension is a justifiable action and is normally an in-school suspension. 2. Prior to any suspension, the student must be advised of the reason for the proposed suspension. The parent or guardian of a suspended student is given prompt notice of the suspension and the reasons for the action. 3. In-school suspension can be directed for varying lengths of time as decided by the Principal, but should not exceed five days. In-school suspension conditions are to be determined by the Principal. In-school suspension students remain the responsibility of the school. 4. Out-of-school suspension is considered a rarity and is decided by the Principal. State law directs that a maximum of five days can be imposed unless a written notice of an expulsion hearing is scheduled. Such notice shall allow not more than a total of fifteen consecutive school days to be served in suspension until the expulsion hearing is held. The Principal may give an out-of-school suspension immediately following a serious disciplinary offense. Such a suspension is for investigative purposes. EXPULSION Expulsion constitutes a termination of enrollment, permanently or for an extended period of time. Expulsion shall be considered a rarity and used only as a last measure. Expulsion results from repeated refusal to obey school rules or from conduct which endangers property, health, or safety of others, and is deemed to be in the best interest of the school. A serious single offense may also be cause for expulsion. Students asked not to return the following year for behavior reasons are considered to be expelled. Students not allowed to return due to failure to meet required academic standards are not considered to be expelled. These academic requirements are set forth in the student handbook.
BULLYING Definition: Bullying is unfair and one-sided physical or verbal behavior that occurs when an individual persists in hurting, frightening intimidating, threatening, or excluding another child intentionally. Bullying incidents can take place anywhere including through information and communication technologies (i.e. Cyber bullying) such as email, cell phones, pagers and other electronic devices. Reporting: Any person can report a bullying incident or behavior that they have witnessed. Bullying reports can be communicated verbally or in writing to a school staff member. Bullying reports cannot be submitted anonymously. Upon receipt of a bullying report, the school guidance counselor or other appropriate staff member designated by the Principal, will gather information, review the situation and then determine steps based on the guidelines below if the report is well founded. While confidentiality cannot be always guaranteed, bullying reports will be reviewed and responded to in a confidential manner whenever possible. Retaliation for reporting a bullying incident will not be tolerated and will be dealt with following the same disciplinary steps outlined below for actual bullying. Bullying Discipline Guidelines: The bullying disciplinary procedures detailed herein are guidelines only and steps in the process may be skipped if deemed appropriate by school administration. School employees are not limited to the guidelines in implementing disciplinary actions. If the investigation of the incident finds that bullying (as defined above) has occurred, the following disciplinary guidelines shall be considered in determining appropriate disciplinary action steps. 1. For the first incident in an academic year, participating student(s) are required to meet with guidance counselor or other appropriate staff member designated by the Principal: Bullying issue or situation discussed and clarified; Education and coaching provided to child regarding negative impact of bullying; Participating student required to prepare written apology note; Warning provided to child and disciplinary steps 2 & 3 reviewed; Parent may be notified as appropriate. 2. For the second incident in an academic year, participating student(s) and parents required to meet with guidance counselor or other appropriate staff member designated by the Principal and Principal: Bullying issue or situation discussed and clarified; Additional education provided to child and parents regarding 23
bullying; Fourth through eighth grade students receive 1 day of detention. Students in grades lower than fourth grade required to skip recess for 1 day; Student required to write paper on harm with bullying, and then submit to observing or homeroom teacher. 3. For the third incident in an academic year, participating student(s) and parents required to meet with guidance counselor or other appropriate staff member designated by the Principal and Principal: Bullying issue or situation discussed and clarified; Education provided to child and parents regarding bullying; Fourth through eighth grade students receive up to 3 days detention. Students in grades lower than fourth grade required to skip recess for up to 3 days; Students required to attend special bullying related counseling sessions with appropriate school staff; Student may also be suspended from any school athletic teams or extra-curricular activities (at the Principalâ€&#x;s discretion) for the remainder of the semester. Other Bullying Matters: Education 1. School to provide 1-2 bullying education sessions to students during the school year. 2. School to offer 1-2 bullying education sessions for parents during the school year. Documentation 1. School to maintain a formal log of bullying situations and disciplinary steps taken. 2. Bullying incidents will be shared among certain faculty as necessary to help with monitoring future bullying behavior. Counseling/Other 1. Additional support will be provided as needed and requested to students who are bullied through school staff. 2. If the disciplinary steps above are not successful, the school may consider probation or expulsion for repeated bullying behavior by a student.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE The Principal and staff members specifically delegated by the Principal shall inspect the student lockers and desks and any items in the lockers and desks periodically. The Principal/designee shall have the right to access any content, including text messages, photos, or address books on cell phones confiscated from students.
NUISANCE ITEMS Items endangering pupil safety or interfering with the instructional program are not permitted: snowballs, baseballs, scooters, skateboards, roller blades, bats, electronic devices i.e. cell phones, Blackberries, I pods, and MP3 player. Any unacceptable items will be confiscated. The school is not responsible for such items. Playground equipment is provided for students. They should not bring toys from home.
PETS IN SCHOOL For health and safety reasons, family/household pets are not allowed in the school building or on school premises. This does not include classroom animals that are approved by the Principal.
PARENTAL CONCERNS - PROCEDURES 1. Direct concerns about classroom operation, discipline, instruction, and your childâ€&#x;s progress to his/her teacher. 2. Direct concerns about campus/school policies, personnel matters, school extracurriculars, student testing/counseling/referrals or unresolved child or classroom issues to the Principal. 3. Direct concerns regarding curriculum (what is taught), to the Curriculum Specialist. 4. Direct concerns about technology, to our Director of Technology. 5. The Principal, Assistant Principal and Technology Director are resources for matters relating to our strategic planning. *
Student placement decisions are the responsibility of the Principal, with input from school staff. We use the expertise of our certified staff regarding learning style, educational skill level, and social issues as the primary information source in developing the following year's classes. Specific teacher requests will no longer be accepted or recognized. Any educational concerns provided by parents in writing by April 15, 2011, will be considered advisory only as class placement decisions are being determined.
* Any family with unique parental custody, visitation, or communication issues shall inform the school in writing of their situation and provide documentation to support extraordinary requests.
CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT According to Wisconsin State Law, Sec. 48.981, Stats. any pastoral or school administrator, teacher, counselor, or related professional (which includes functions exercised within priestly or pastoral ministry) who has reasonable cause (that set of facts which would cause a reasonably prudent person to conclude that abuse or neglect will occur or has occurred) to suspect child abuse or neglect or who has reason to believe that a child has been threatened with abuse or neglect and that the abuse or neglect will occur, is obligated to report the case immediately (as soon as 25
possible but not more than 24 hours), by telephone or personal visit, to the local County Child Welfare Agency, the office of the County Sheriff or the City Police Department. The school follows all Archdiocesan policies in this matter.
MEDICATION POLICY In all instances where medication is administered, the physician prescribing the medication has the power to direct, supervise, decide, inspect and oversee the administration of such medication. In order to ensure that the physician retains the power to direct, supervise, decide, inspect and oversee the implementation of this service, no medication shall be given to a student by any employee of the school unless the following are delivered to the individual administering the medications. 1. Written instructions from the prescribing physician (the “Physician Order for Medication Administration Form”): o Providing for the administration of the prescribed medication. Such instructions shall be signed by the prescribing physician. o Identifying the specific conditions and circumstances under which contact should be made with the Physician in relation to the conditions or reactions of the student receiving the medication o Reflecting a willingness on the part of the Physician to accept direct communications from the person administering the medication. 2. A written statement from the parent/legal guardian (the “Medication Consent Form”): o Authorizing school personnel to give the medication in the dosage prescribed by the physician. o Authorizing school personnel to contact the physician directly. No medication will be administered by school personnel without the Medication Consent Form and the Physician Order for Medication Administration form being filled out and returned to the individual(s) administering the medication and/or the School Nurse. The Medication Consent Form must be filled out by the parent/legal guardian and addressed and returned to the individual(s) administering the medication and/or School Nurse. The Physician Order for Medication Administration Form must be filled out by the prescribing physician and addressed and returned to the individual(s) administering the medication and/or School Nurse. The School Nurse, where applicable, or the Principal designate shall maintain an accurate medication file which includes all of these necessary forms on each student receiving medication. Medication to be given in the school must have the following information printed on the container: Child‟s full name Name of the drug and dosage Time to be given Physician‟s name Medication will be taken by the child at the designated time administered by the School Nurse, or by the other individual who has been identified to do so. It is the responsibility of the student, if appropriate, not school personnel, to get his/her medication at the designated time. 26
Schools recognize the importance and necessity of students being allowed to carry asthma inhalers. Students in grades K-8 may self-administer certain emergency prescription medications, such as inhalers and glucagons, while at school only under the supervision of the school staff. An elementary student who carries an inhaler on his/her person will need to have an Archdiocese of Milwaukee release form completed and signed by the students physician, parent/legal guardian, Principal, and homeroom teacher. The form states that the student has been instructed in and understands the purpose, appropriate method and frequency of use of his/her inhaler. The school shall have no responsibility for safeguarding the student‟s inhaler. Only limited quantities of any medicine are to kept at school. All medication administered at the school will be kept in a locked cubicle, drawer, or other safe place.
ALLERGY POLICY Required Information Parent(s) / Guardian(s) of students with severe allergies will be required to submit the following: (1) A health care plan, which will be kept on file at the campus the student attends and in the cafeteria if the allergy is food related; (2) A current school photo of the student to be kept for quick identification of students who may have a need for medication and/or urgent care; and (3) A current supply of epinephrine auto injectors (“epi-pens”) which need to be renewed as the medicine expires (one or more epi-pens if the allergy is non-food related and two or more epi-pens for food related allergies). Use and Care of Epi-pens Students in 3K and 4K: All epi-pens will be kept in the classroom. The teacher will be required to bring epi-pens on field trips. Snack tables will be sprayed with disinfectant and cleaned with disposable paper towels. If allergy is food related, parent(s) / guardian(s) will provide a box of safe snacks which will be kept in the classroom for the child to eat during snack. Students in 5K through Eighth Grade: If allergy is food related, parent(s) / guardian(s) will provide one or more epi-pens to remain in the cafeteria at all times along with a photo of his/her child and a health care plan for his/her child. An additional epi-pen needs to be available either to be carried on the child at all times, to be stored in the office, or in the child‟s classroom depending on the preference of the parent(s) / guardian(s). On field trips, the epi-pen will be carried by either the teacher or the student based on the preference of the parent(s) / guardian(s). If the allergy is non-food related, only one epi-pen needs to be provided which will be stored in the school office or carried with the child, based on the preference of the parent(s) / guardian(s). 27
Whenever an epi-pen is administered, a call will be made to 911 and home to the parent(s) / guardian(s). Lunchroom Tables A permanent peanut-controlled table marked with a sign attached to the table will be offered. It will be at the discretion of the parent(s) /guardian(s) to choose assignment of their child at this table. Parent(s) / guardian(s) are required to submit a written request to the office for their child to sit at the peanut controlled table. Children without peanut allergies will be allowed to sit at this table with the permission of a teacher only if their lunch contains no peanut allergens. All lunchroom tables will be cleaned with a solution effective in removing food proteins as well as germs and bacteria. The solution will be placed in spray bottles and the lunchroom helpers will use clean disposable wipes for each table. Snacks and Treats brought into School A notice will be sent home at the beginning of the year indicating which children in the classroom have allergies and to what allergens. The parent(s) / guardian(s) of any child with severe allergies should provide a snack box of safe snacks for their child which will be kept in the classroom. Training All teachers, clinic and lunch room supervisors, and the school secretary will have epi-pen training before each school year as well as being educated on the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions. The foregoing policies will be in effect for regular school hours. All extracurricular activities are the responsibility of the parent(s) / guardian(s) to make the proper arrangements with the necessary care givers.
HEALTH RECORDS An Ozaukee County Health nurse works with our school. A complete and accurate immunization history must be provided for any child not previously enrolled in a Wisconsin school and being admitted to Lumen Christi School for the first time. Forms for this are available in our school offices. Parents are encouraged to update immunizations when needed. Clinics are provided by the Ozaukee Community Health Nursing Services. Hearing/Vision Screening: These programs are conducted prior to Kindergarten. Hearing screening in Kindergarten through third grade and vision screening in all grades are conducted annually. These will be optional and conducted by volunteers. Professional school personnel or parents may make a request for a hearing/vision test anytime during the year. An emergency contact card must be kept in the office for each child. Communicable diseases must be reported to the school office, and we will in turn report this information to the County Health Department. Each student must have an emergency card on file in the school office. 28
REPORT CARDS Report cards are issued in grades one through eight quarterly. Kindergarten report cards are issued each semester. Parents are asked to sign and return the REPORT CARD ENVELOPE to school after the first three quarters. The final report card is mailed within ten days following the last day of school. Progress is indicated as follows: Kindergarten: 4-Year old and 5-Year old Kindergarten have a separate progress report assessing each student. Grades 1-3: S = Secure: Demonstrates a complete understanding and application P = Progressing: Demonstrates a general understanding N = Needs Improvement: Demonstrates an inconsistent understanding Grade 4-8:
A B C D U
= = = = =
Excellent/Exceptional/Advanced Quality Very Good/Proficient/Meets Quality Expectations Satisfactory/Meets Basic Expectations Needs To Improve/Inconsistent/Minimal Performance Unsatisfactory
PROGRESS REPORTS: Mequon Campus â€“ PowerSchool generates a report and is sent electronically. Specials (gym, music, art. etc.) will be factored into the GPA for 6-8th graders. The grade for these classes will be on a weighted scale based on instructional hours.
HONOR ROLL Lumen Christi School has an honor roll procedure, which is restricted to the Middle School. Honor roll status is earned as follows: A recognition of High Honors will be awarded to students whose accumulated average in all core subjects, including religion, social studies, science, English, reading, Spanish, and math, is between 3.5 and 4.0* plus. Students with a B average, 3.499 to 3.0, will receive an Honor recognition. * -Eighth graders taking Algebra I will receive a weighted grade for that class. Averages are based on A = 4 points; B = 3 points; C = 2 points; D = 1 point. Any plus or minus on the report card will not effect the point system; e.g., A and A+ both have the same point value.
RETENTION - PROMOTION PROCEDURES Retention of a student may be done judiciously as a final option after considering the many factors affecting retention. When retention seems likely, parents are contacted 29
several times during the year relative to Rules 5123(b). GUIDELINES FOR CONSIDERING RETENTION OF STUDENTS: 1. Chronological Age – The student who is in the younger half of the class is less likely to be penalized by adding a year to his/her academic life. 2. Intellectual Ability – The slow learning student (I.Q. 70 –90) may achieve below grade level and retention will only temporarily alleviate this discrepancy. In addition, the slow learning student often drops out of school because of increased chronological age. 3. Physical Size – The early maturing student, already larger than his or her peers, might well suffer indignities if placed with smaller students or may inflict such indignities on others. 4. Present Grade Placement – Retention should normally take place during kindergarten, first or second grade. Retention beyond this point usually compounds the student‟s problems. 5. Siblings – Family difficulties often arise when retention causes the placement of siblings in the same grade. 6. Peer Relationships – Retention may adversely affect the relationship of the student within the community/neighborhood group with which he or she closely identifies. 7. Group Decision - The school Principal, teachers, school support personnel, and parents should be involved in a decision to retain a student. 8. Child‟s Attitude – Ideally the student should be a partner in the group decision for retention or promotion. When the student child is a part of the planning, a more favorable attitude results. 9. Parental Involvement – When retention is being considered parents are to be contacted several times during the year to be apprised of the student‟s progress and needs. 10. Individual School Procedures – Each school should incorporate these guidelines into a standard procedure to be followed when considering the retention/promotion of students. A student should not be retained more than once during the elementary years. 11.The school must ascertain whether the retention will help or hinder the learning deficit. ACCELERATION: Acceleration may be granted in exceptional cases upon the recommendation of the teachers and Principal and with the approval of parents.
CONFERENCES PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT The first scheduled conferences, usually in late November, are mandatory. The second scheduled conferences are not mandatory. However, a parent, as well as the teacher, may request a conference. The second conferences are generally held at the beginning of the third quarter. Either the parent or the teacher may request conferences at any time during the school year.
COMMUNICATIONS Each week, parent communications are sent home through a Thursday Folder. 30
This folder comes home with the youngest and only child. ALL items to be placed in the Thursday folders must be approved by the Principal. The deadline for items to be received is 8:00 a.m. on the Monday prior to that week‟s Thursday folder. "In-Brief": Weekly Bulletin of Activities
TELEPHONE CALLS Since the telephone in the school is a business phone, it is requested that students do not use it for personal reasons. Parents should impress upon the children the importance of bringing all school supplies with them to school in the morning. Students should also make arrangements for after-school activities before leaving home in the morning. Students will not be allowed to call home unless there is an emergency and the Principal grants permission. All alternate transportation requests must be received by Noon. Mobile communicating devices are not acceptable within the school. Students carrying such devices are expected to leave them in their lockers or in the hallway in their backpacks. Devices will be confiscated if visible. Messages will be relayed to students through their respective teachers. (The school is not responsible for such devices.) Teachers will not be able to accept phone calls from parents during class time. Messages may be left on the teachers‟ voice mail. You may also e-mail teachers. Email addresses and direct teacher phone numbers will be listed in the school directory. Teachers will contact parents within twenty-four to forty-eight hours.
FINANCIAL The school is funded through three sources: parish subsidy, tuition and fees, and fund-raising. The School Commission in collaboration with the Parish Council determines tuition and fees annually. Every realistic attempt is made to keep the school affordable for all parish children. A Tuition Assistance Fund is administered by the pastor for those unable to pay in full.
Tuition: 2010-2011 3-Year-Old Kindergarten – 2 days….$1,211 3-Year-Old Kindergarten – 3 days…...1,817 4-Year Old Kindergarten (4K)………. .3,027 5-Year Old Kindergarten (5K) Half Day – Subsidized. …….. 2,297 Half Day - Non-subsidized .. 3,027 Full Day – Subsidized………. 3,054 Full Day – Non-subsidized .. 7,765 31
Grades 1-8 Subsidized 1st Child ............................ 3,054 2nd Child ........................... 3,054 3rd Child ........................... 3,054 4 or more Children (5K-8) ........ 9,162 Grades 5K-8 Non-subsidized $7,765 User Fee (Paid per Student 4K-Grade 8) $325
PARENTS FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 1.
Support your parish. Tuition does not replace your parish contribution. If you have a pledge card and parish support recorded with Lumen Christi parish, you will be entitled to the subsidized tuition rate.
Pay tuition installments on time. The first payment is due on September 1. The second payment is due November 1. The third payment February 1, and the final payment is due April 1. When possible, pay tuition in full. Also see History of Arrears.
The parish does not directly subsidize the 3-Year-Old and Junior Kindergarten programs. They are supported by users' tuition/fees.
HISTORY OF ARREARS Parents with a history of arrears are 1) those who have any balance due as of May 1 and 2) those parents who from this point forward have a balance due on March 1 of any year, and/or have made one or more payment(s) more than one month later than the scheduled payment due dates within the previous 12 months. Exceptions will be made for those families who must make alternative payment arrangements in advance with the Pastor, and who faithfully abide by those payment arrangements. Children of families with a history of arrears will not be formally enrolled in Lumen Christi School for the following school year unless the following steps occur: Full payment of past due amounts must be received or arrangements must be made by May 31 of the current year in order to guarantee enrollment for the following school year. Families falling in arrears may be unable to re-enroll. These decisions are made at the Parish level, with exceptions being made at the discretion of the Pastor or his representative. Uncollectible accounts will be referred to a collection agency.
ENDOWMENT FUND The Lumen Christi Endowment Fund was established over the years to maintain and enhance the technology, research, curriculum and other areas necessary for Lumen Christi School to remain a premier Catholic Education institution. Donations can be made to the Lumen Christi Endowment Fund at any time by 32
current or past families and friends of the Lumen Christi school or parish. Appropriate use of the Endowment Funds is overseen by the Lumen Christi School Commission. Investment of the Endowment Fund to ensure adequate stability and growth over time is overseen by the Lumen Christi Parish Finance Committee. Gifts and donations to the Endowment Fund may be used to support any one-time investments in the school's facilities, curriculum or other areas of the school which are aimed at improving the overall effectiveness of the school's academic pursuits for its students. The fund is managed by the Catholic Community Foundation.
FUND RAISING POLICY Any new fund raising effort by a group or individual undertaken for the benefit of Lumen Christi Catholic School, any of the parish‟s subsidiary organizations or organizations using the Lumen Christi Catholic School name in any form, must obtain the written consent of the Principal and Stewardship Committee prior to the initiation of the event/campaign. Further, student involvement must be consistent with the policies of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Lumen Christi Catholic School policies. It is the intent of the Stewardship Committee to monitor and, if necessary, to regulate the nature and extent of fund raising events so as to preserve the integrity and character of the school and its students within the sponsoring parish community and the Mequon-Thiensville community at large. One of Lumen Christi Parish‟s goals is to become a “true stewardship parish”. This means we desire to become a faith community so rooted in love of God and neighbor that everyone shares their blessings. We wish for parishioners to understand their inherent need to give back to God rather than giving to fundraisers. In support if this goal, any fundraising activity by a school group or organization must be approved in writing by both the Principal and the Stewardship Committee prior to the activity. Fundraising includes any activity of soliciting funds, resources or gifts of any kind.
PPI – POSITIVE PARENT INVOLVEMENT PPI is a community-based network of parents who are dedicated to working together to promote healthy lifestyles for our youth. PPI of Mequon-Thiensville has been in existence since 1982 and works closely with local agencies to provide parent education opportunities. In addition, this group plans and coordinates positive activities for local students. PPI consists of parents of students from both public and private school.
DRESS CODE At Lumen Christi School we believe proper attire reflects and promotes good behavior and attitudes. All children enrolled in 4K – 8th grade are required to follow the dress code.
Accountability Dress code enforcement begins at home. It is the responsibility of the student to choose the appropriate clothing to wear to school, the parent‟s responsibility to 33
scrutinize the uniform before the student leaves for school, and the teacher‟s responsibility to monitor and enforce the Dress Code Policy throughout the day. The Principal will make the final determination of appropriateness of student dress when unresolved by the teacher and student.
Enforcement Policy Given that the Dress Code Policy is clearly stipulated, the following noncompliance consequences will be enforced at the Mequon campus: A verbal warning will be given to all students. 1st Offense: Student is sent to office Student is removed from the classroom and can choose to wear a proper uniform from the “old uniforms” box located on the school office OR wait until a proper uniform is brought to school by a parent or guardian. A uniform reminder slip will be sent home with the student that evening, and must be signed by the parent and returned to the office the next day. 2nd Offense: After-school detention. Student is again removed from the classroom and can choose to wear a proper uniform from the “old uniforms” box located in the school office OR wait until a proper uniform is brought to school by a parent or guardian. Student will be given an after-school detention.
Modification to Dress Code Policy Requests for changes to the Lumen Christi Dress Code Policy will be considered by the School Commission on a semi-annual basis at its regularly scheduled meetings in November and May. Any request for a change to the Dress Code Policy received by the Principal will be held until the next School Commission meeting in November or May. The School Commission will only consider requests for changes to the Dress Code Policy, which are submitted in writing or via electronic mail to the Principal.
Out-of-Uniform Days 1. Students and parents will be notified of any special occasions when nonuniform clothing may be worn. 2. Out-of-uniform days are privileges, not student rights. 3. Girl/Boy Scouts are allowed to wear their scout uniform or vest to school on days they have a scout meeting. 4. Lumen Christi athletes are allowed to wear their jerseys the day of a game to school. Other groups approved by the Principal may wear appropriate attire the day of an event or performance.
General Requirements (also apply on Out-of-Uniform days)
1. The dress code applies to all students as long as they are on school grounds and during field trips. 2. Students should present a neat appearance by wearing a clean, unwrinkled uniform free of holes. 3. Top must be buttoned, except for top button, and neatly tucked in at all times. 4. Bottom must be worn securely at the waist. 34
5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Skirts and shorts are knee-length. Top and bottom must not be baggy, oversized, or excessively tight. Colored or patterned undergarments must not show through uniform top or bottom. Clothing must be appropriate – no violence, drugs, alcohol. The Principal has final discretion.
Specific Requirements This table outlines the basic uniform requirements each student will comply with. Item Top
Girls Shirts (must be tucked into bottom) White collared polo shirt, turtleneck, or blouse Sweaters Forest green or navy crew neck, v-neck, cardigan, hooded or sweater vest Sweatshirts Forest green Must be purchased through Parent Association
Boys Shirts (must be tucked into bottom) White collared polo shirt or turtleneck Sweaters Forest green or navy crew neck, v-neck, cardigan, hooded or sweater vest Sweatshirts Forest green Must be purchased through Parent Association
Pants (ankle-length) Navy blue twill or corduroy pants that fit securely at the waist Skirts – Bel Aire Plaid (knee-length) 1. jumper 2. skirt (Mequon campus only) Shorts (knee-length)
Pants (ankle-length) Navy blue plain twill or corduroy pants that fit securely at the waist Shorts (knee-length) Allowed April 15 – October 31
Navy blue twill shorts
Allowed April 15 – October 31
Navy blue twill shorts Skorts Allowed April 15 – October 31 Bel Aire Plaid Socks Socks (must be worn visible above the shoe) Solid white, navy, black, or forest green Tights Cable or flat knot solid white, navy, black, or forest green Leggings Navy blue Shoes Sneakers, Clogs, Dress Shoes Flat and closed toe shoes. Clogs are strongly discouraged as they present a safety issue. Accessories Jewelry One pair of stud earrings worn in the ear No other piercings are allowed All other jewelry must be conservative in nature and not cause a distraction Belt Brown or black Hair Color Natural hue Hair clips Conservative in nature Make-Up & Nail Make-up Not allowed Polish Nail polish Clear Any item not listed below is not allowed. 35
Socks (must be worn visible above the shoe) Solid white, navy, black, or forest green
Sneakers, Clogs, Dress Shoes Flat and closed toe shoes. Clogs are strongly discouraged as they present a safety issue. Jewelry Earrings or other piercings are not allowed
Belt Brown or black Color Natural hue
OUTDOOR CLOTHING Students should have appropriate attire for the weather.
GRADUATION ATTIRE Our 8th grade graduation ceremony takes place in church and includes the celebration of Mass. While this is a special occasion, attire should be appropriate for that setting. Students will wear caps and gowns.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION All students have physical education two times per week. Thiensville Campus Gym Uniform: Children are required to wear gym shoes and socks to participate in class. No slip-on gym shoes. Girls are required to wear shorts or sweatpants under their uniforms. Girls are allowed to remove their uniform dress to allow for more freedom of movement. Mequon Campus Gym Uniform: Students must bring a change of clothes for each gym class. Shirt: Must be of the T-shirt or sweatshirt variety without inappropriate letters, pictures, words, etc. Shorts: Modest length (no short-shorts or shorts extending below the knee unless sport capri or culottes) Sweatpants/Athletic Pants: No jeans or dress pants. Gym Shoes and Socks: No slip-on gym shoes. Shoes must have non-marking soles. Jewelry/Personal Items: NO jewelry or watches. Personal items are discouraged; the school is not responsible for damage or loss. (Medals may be taped.) Mequon Campus Locker Room/Shower Procedures Lockers can only be used during gym class; they are not to be used to store clothes from day to day. Showers are available to students for use after gym class. TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED. Medical Excuses (Both Campus Buildings) All students are expected to participate in gym units. If there is a medical reason that a student cannot participate in certain activities, please send a written excuse signed by a physician. Parental written excuses are valid for no more than two gym classes. After two consecutive gym classes are missed, the student must provide a written excuse signed by a physician or participate in gym class.
CHAPERONES AND VOLUNTEERS 1. No person may chaperone a school activity or work as a volunteer in the school building unless a Volunteer Form is on file. This will result in a background check being done. The form will be distributed to new parents at the beginning of the year. 2. Volunteers must complete Safeguarding All of Godâ€&#x;s Family training prior to working with children. 3. Read Mandatory Responsibilities document, which can be obtained through the school office. 4. Read the Code of Ethical Standards and a Mandatory Reporting Responsibilities which can be found at www.archmil.org Print off page 16, acknowledgement page, and sign and return to the Principal. 5. A list of parents who have met the requirements will be returned to the teachers.
SCHOOL VISITORS We have a responsibility for the safety of our students and for the management of our classrooms. Doors will be locked. We ask that all school visitors sign in at the school office and wear a visitor badge. This directive includes parents delivering articles to the school, guest speakers, former teachers, former students etc. To avoid classroom disruptions, please make contact with the teacher or Principal about scheduling a class visit. We take pride in the fact that a typical school day finds not only students and teachers in the hallways, but parents and family members as well.
CLASSROOM INTERRUPTIONS Parents MAY NOT GO DIRECTLY to the classroom to talk to the teacher or child. Special arrangements must be made to discuss a pupilâ€&#x;s progress. Forgotten items such as books, lunches, etc. are to be brought to the school office. The secretary will call the child from the classroom. Appointments are required to meet with the teachers for before, during or after school conferences.
FIELD TRIPS Every teacher plans field trips or other classroom activities as an extension of classroom instruction. Some field trips are covered under the school budget, other trips may result in a charge. Pupils must have a completed permission slip as provided by the school to participate. Due to insurance liability issues, only students and parents are allowed to participate in our out-of-school instructional activities. Our apologies, but siblings are not welcome on the field trips.
BUS TRANSPORTATION All families will complete permission slips to transport students on busses to and from field trips. One permission slip will be completed in the fall granting permission to transfer students between campuses for the school as necessary for special activities such as Catholic Schools Week, Appreciation Liturgy, emergencies, etc.
PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION The classroom teachers will take turns supervising morning recess at the Thiensville Campus. Parents at both campuses supervise noon recess. Volunteers are assigned daily. This is done through a schedule sent home from the school office. Parents assigned who are unable to report must make every effort to trade with another parent for another day. Parents missing their assigned days may be assessed the “Working Parent” fee. A “Working Parent” fee is available for those unable to fulfill their volunteer assignment. We encourage all parents to supervise our playground; this supports our school and provides time for you to observe your children‟s interactions.
ABSENCES It is the shared responsibility of the school and the home to assist students to develop desirable habits of punctuality and attendance. Students are expected to attend regularly in compliance with the law for compulsory attendance. Absences are sometimes necessary due to illness, death in the family, a doctor or dental appointment, or whenever the Principal considers that exemption from attendance is in the best interest of the pupil. Such absences must be recorded in the legal attendance records. Principals are authorized to require satisfactory explanation from the legal custodial parent or guardian for the absence of a pupil from all or any part of the school day. REPORTING ABSENCES: In order to insure the safety of our students, parents are asked to call the school office by 9:00 a.m. to report their child‟s absence. A written excuse, signed by the parent or guardian stating the reason for the absence, is also required upon the child‟s return to school. Parents are responsible for arranging to get their child‟s assignments when the child is absent from school. If students are absent longer than 3 days a doctor‟s excuse may be necessary. Make-up of School Work Due to Absences: All class work missed due to unexcused/planned absences or extended vacations must be made up upon returning. One day will be allowed to make-up work for each day of school missed up to a maximum of 7 days. Excused absences (Gr. 1-8 only) - The teachers will work with parents to help any 38
student keep up to date in his/her schoolwork while s/he is home recuperating. Early/Extended Vacations - Schoolwork is to be made up AFTER the student returns to school, using the above ratio. Teachers are not to provide work in advance for early/extended vacations.
RELEASING OF STUDENTS A student must present a written request from parents to the Principal if he or she needs permission for an early dismissal. Since success in school is dependent on regular attendance, it is recommended that appointments with doctors and dentists be made after school hours or on “off days” whenever possible. Absence of students from school for reasons other than illness, funerals or medical appointments, must be seriously considered. A request should be made to the Principal. The Principal and teachers will discuss the student‟s progress and advise the parents of the effect that the absence will have on the child‟s schoolwork. The final decision is the responsibility of the parents. Full attendance is required of all students by state law. Parents should make every effort to plan vacations around the school calendar.
UNEXCUSED LEAVE Students may not leave the school premises during school hours, recess or lunch periods without the Principal‟s permission. Anyone in violation of this point will be subject to disciplinary action.
TARDINESS A student is considered tardy if s/he is not in his/her classroom at 8:00 a.m. If a student will be late for school in the morning, the parent must call the office. If a student is tardy due to a doctor or dentist appointment, a note may be sent with the student the day before the appointment. When the student arrives, he/she must come to the office and get a late slip. Tardiness disrupts the classroom atmosphere and is not responsible behavior for a child. Continued tardiness due to the fault of the student or parent will result in disciplinary action and a meeting with the Pastor and Principal.
TRUANCY Section 118.16(1)(c)(1) of the Wisconsin Statues defines „Truancy‟ as any absence of part or all of one or more days from school, during which the Principal or teacher has not been notified in writing of the legal cause of such absence by the parent or guardian of the absent pupil, and includes intermittent attendance carried on for the purpose of defeating the intent of (the Compulsory Attendance Law). In cases of apparent truancy, contact is first made with parents or guardian and a meeting will be held with the Pastor and Principal.
ACCIDENT OR ILLNESS You will be contacted if your child gets sick or is hurt at school. If parents cannot be reached, we need to have another person to contact who will care for your child. We will call the Mequon-Thiensville Rescue Squad if the accident or illness is serious. Parents will then be contacted for further instructions.
CLOSING OF SCHOOL Lumen Christi School closes when the Mequon-Thiensville Public Schools close due to inclement weather. Please listen to the following stations for information on school closing: WTMJ, WKTI, WISN for all school closure information. Lumen Christi can close on their own. Please check email, online, and news organizations. On rare occasions it may be necessary to dismiss school early. This possibility makes it very important that you have a family plan for your children if you are not home to receive your youngster. It would not be practical for the school office to attempt to call every parent. This would only delay the departure of children in deteriorating weather conditions. We strongly urge you to keep an eye on changing weather conditions and if at all possible an ear to the radio so you know of early dismissal.
RECESS SNACKS During morning recess, children are permitted to eat a nutritious snack.
HOT LUNCH/MILK The school provides a pre-paid hot lunch program. Students may also provide their own brown bag lunches. The school does not allow excessive candy or soda. Parents should be aware of their child‟s appetite and pack a lunch that is sufficient and well balanced. Milk is provided at a nominal fee to the student. Eating a hot lunch is optional and may be decided each morning. Milk is included with hot lunch.
SCHOOL WELLNESS POLICY Lumen Christi School recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity positively affects the health and well being of our students. Research suggests that there is a positive correlation between a student‟s physical and mental health and well being, and his/her ability to learn. As required by law, all schools participate in programs under the “National School Lunch Act” or the “Child Nutrition Act” must implement a local school wellness policy which incorporates goals for nutrition education, physical activity, and other school-based activities in order to promote student health and wellness. Further, school nutrition guidelines must be approved for all foods and beverages made 40
available on school campuses. A School Wellness Policy has been develop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Schools (Policy 5140.4 a, b, c) and in summary includes the following components which are implemented on our campus: Nutrition Education We will promote education curricula in order to positively influence studentâ€&#x;s health eating choices and to foster lifelong healthy eating. Nutrition education will be integrated into our health education program as well as core curricula whenever possible. This education will include consistent messages delivered to out students in the classroom, in the lunchroom, and through messages sent home to parents. The topics covered will include but not be limited to: 1. Understanding the meaning of Health and Wellness 2. Nutritional guidelines as set by the Department of Agriculture and other professional agencies. 3. The importance of physical activity and fitness 4. Mental and emotional health 5. Building health relationships and resolving conflicts 6. Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco 7. Personal Safety 8. The environment and your health The staff and faculty at Lumen Christi will collaborate to be consistent and creative in the area of nutrition education throughout the school day. Nutrition Education posters, such as the Food Pyramid Guide, will be displayed in the cafeterias and other common areas. This policy will be posted on our school web site to promote ideas among families. Students, teachers, parents and volunteers all are encouraged to be role models for healthy eating on the school premise. Physical Activity We will continue to provide opportunities for our students to develop the skills for specific physical activities, to maintain their own physical fitness, to ensure their regular participation in those activities, and to teach the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Physical education classes are offered to all grades in compliance with the State Department of Public Instruction guidelines. Daily recess is offered with opportunities for physical activity. Teachers are encouraged to incorporate some physical activity into the academic curriculum. Opportunities for after school physical activities are offered through our extensive athletics program.
School Nutrition Guidelines Lumen Christi strongly encourages the serving, sale, and distribution of nutrient dense foods for all school functions and activities. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, â€œNutrient-dense foods are those foods that provide 41
substantial amount of vitamins and minerals and relatively few calories”. Staff and interested groups will: Provide a positive environment and appropriate knowledge concerning food choices whenever possible;. Inform and encourage students and parents to bring/send healthy snacks for mid-morning and for “cold” lunch; Consider non-food items as an incentive for student success. If food items are used as incentive or reward, staff and parents will be encouraged to adhere to nutritional guidelines; Work to reduce opportunities for students to gain access to unhealthy food choices. This will include items made available in vending machines or offered for sale at concession stands. Meet regularly with the meal program employees who currently supply our hot lunch to ensure that we are serving appropriate food. Other School-Based Activities Our school goal is centered on creating an environmental that promotes healthy eating and encourages students to be physically active. A clean, safe, pleasant lunchroom environment will be provided. Allowing enough time to eat will be a priority so the faculty, food service staff, and administration will provide lunch times appropriate to the age level of the student. All drinking fountains are operative and available to students at all times. Bottled water will be encouraged in the classrooms. Opportunities for professional development for all staff and parents will be researched and made available. Vending sales of soda and candy will not be permitted during the school day. All Fundraising projects will be encouraged to meet Nutritional Guidelines. Setting Goals for Measurement and Evaluation The School Commission, the Parent Association and Staff of Lumen Christi will annually review this policy. At the annual evaluation, they will check to ensure that the steps outlined have been put into practice and they will adapt changes as necessary. Parish wide input is encouraged and welcome!
BIRTHDAY TREATS If you choose to bring/send a treat to school for your child‟s birthday, please consult with the teacher regarding class count and whether children may have food allergies. We encourage you to bring healthy treats.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES Students wanting to pass out invitations at school for a party must invite the entire class.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL Three year old and four year old kindergarten students must be driven to and from school. You may also drive older children to school, although bus transportation is the preferred method. Please see Arrival and Dismissal Procedures. All Mequon & Thiensville students enrolled in 5K - Gr. 8 can ride the bus to school. Parents can indicate whether they want this service when registering for school. School bus service is provided by the Mequon-Thiensville School District. Our school follows all district guidelines and policies. Route information arrives in the mail before the school year begins from the bus company. The school district sets the schedule; questions or comments can be directed there (262) 238-8500. If problems occur on the bus, report those problems to Alltran (262) 242-4900 and/or the Principal. The Senior Kindergarteners are assigned a â€œBus Buddyâ€? (pupil on the same bus) to assist them on their initial P.M. bus experience.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES For safety reasons, please obey ALL No Parking signs. Safety issues make this procedure subject to change. THIENSVILLE CAMPUS ARRIVAL 3K:
Parents deliver their child to the three-year old kindergarten classroom or drop off at the church entrance when teacher/aide present
4K & 5K a.m.Gr.3: Students are dropped off at the north entrance of the gym, which is located off the parking lot. They assemble in gym according to classroom. Duty teacher will dismiss the students at the bell. DISMISSAL 3K: 4K a.m. & 5K a.m.:
Students will be dismissed from the north school entrance on Orchard Street. Students will be dismissed to the upper parking lot through Door #2. Parents may park in the main parking lot and exit to the north via the Orchard/Highland Street loop.
5K- Full Day Gr. 3: Students will be dismissed for buses through the Door #2 on Orchard Street. Riders/Walkers will be dismissed through the north door of the gym after the buses are dismissed. The duty 43
teacher will lead them to the front sidewalk after all bu left. Anyone who will be taking alternate transportation routinely must have a note on file in the office. For occasional changes, please notify the office in writing on each occasion. Please call the office in case of emergency pick-up. MEQUON CAMPUS ARRIVAL Gr. 4 â€“8:
*Students wait at bus drop-off area until first bell rings. All students enter through southeast door and proceed to homeroom.
During inclement weather, students may wait inside the building. Determination will be made on a day-to-day basis by the Principal. *The above arrivals are subject to modification. DISMISSAL Bus pupils will be dismissed from the lower level. All parents picking up their children should park south of the school or north of the gym. A note should accompany all alternate transportation to the teacher/bus driver and be stamped by the school office.
MONEY SENT TO SCHOOL Money should always be sent to school in a sealed envelope. The envelope must be clearly marked with the child's name, grade, teacher's name, amount of money enclosed, and the reason for payment.
DRILLS - FIRE/TORNADO/INTRUDER Fire drills and tornado drills are taken very seriously and are practiced. Every classroom has a primary and secondary escape route posted in the event of a fire. In the spring of the year, we practice proper precautions to take in the event of a tornado warning. Periodic intruder/lock-down drills will also be practiced.
ASBESTOS Information relating to asbestos in the school can be found in either school office.
LOST AND FOUND Please mark all clothing, boots, shoes, book bags, lunch bags, etc., with a name. Each campus has a separate lost and found container. All items left in the lost and found are given to charity.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES A list for each grade will be sent home with report cards at the end of each year. Selected supplies are available at the Mequon campus.
PLAYGROUNDS Lumen Christi provides playground equipment at both campuses. Outside of the school day, families are allowed to play at your own risk. Siblings of Half Day students may not use playground equipment while students are outside.
Published on Dec 5, 2010