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Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017

DAILY CLASS SCHEDULES DAILY CLASS SCHEDULES REGULAR SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Examen* 8 9

Time 8:00-8:45 8:45-9:30 9:30-10:15 10:15-11:00 11:00-11:45 11:45-12:30 12:30-1:15 1:20-1:25 1:25-2:05 2:05-2:50

EARLY DISMISSAL Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:40 8:40-9:20 9:20-10:00 10:00-10:40 10:40-11:20 11:20-12:00 12:00-12:40 12:40-1:20 1:20-2:00

MASS SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 Mass 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:35 8:35-9:10 9:10-9:45 10:00-11:00 11:20-11:55 11:55-12:30 12:30-1:05 1:05-1:40 1:40-2:15 2:15-2:50

EXTENDED HR Period 1 HR 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:37 8:37-9:14 9:14-9:56 9:56-10:38 10:38-11:20 11:20-12:02 12:02-12:44 12:44-1:26 1:26-2:08 2:08-2:50

RALLY SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rally

Time 8:00-8:43 8:43-9:26 9:26-10:09 10:09-10:52 10:52-11:35 11:35-12:18 12:18-1:01 1:01-1:44 1:44-2:27 2:32-2:50

DELAYED SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 9:00-9:38 9:38-10:17 10:17-10:56 10:56-11:35 11:35-12:14 12:14-12:53 12:53-1:32 1:32-2:11 2:11-2:50

SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL - Parent/Student Handbook 2016 - 2017

1911 West 30th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113-3495

*The Examen* period will occur onwill Regular before the start of 8th The Examen period occur Schedule on Regulardays Schedule days before theperiod. start of 8th period. HIGH SCHOOL

Cleveland Jesuit 1886 ◆

1911 West 30th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44113-3495 (216) 651-0222 www.ignatius.edu


IMPORTANT NUMBERS IMPORTANT NUMBERS

School Phone Number, Front Desk: 216-651-0222 Band Room Phone Number: 216-634-8829

Student Attendance Line: 216-651-3374 (Call from 4 p.m. previous day until 9:00 a.m. day of absence.)

ALMA MATER Our famed alma mater graces Every shrine within our hearts With her unforgotten faces And the faith that she imparts. Years in passing cannot sever Ties of new days from the old. We’re Ignatius men forever As we hail the blue and gold.

MOTTO “Men for Others” SCHOOL COLORS Blue and Gold

MASCOT Wildcat

AMDG

Ad majorem Dei gloriam “For the Greater Glory of God”

FAX Main Building 216-651-6313 Machines: Finance Office 216-281-5388

Assistant Principal’s Office 216-961-2548 College Counseling Office 216-961-2550

To e-mail administration, faculty, or staff personnel: use first letter of first name along with the last name@ignatius.edu. (Example: dbradesca@ignatius.edu)

Office Contact E-Mail Addresses and Phone Extensions Academic Affairs-Jayne Shepard Admissions- Patrick O’Rourke Admissions Assistant-Shannon Fujimura Alumni- Laurie Hertelendy Assistant Principal for Academics-Joe Ptak Athletics-Jennifer Fight Bookstore-Debi Kinzel Cafeteria-Dave Turska Cafeteria/Student Accounts-Joel Weiss College Counseling-Amy Carroll Counseling-Jennifer Lehane Assistant Principal for Discipline-Ryan Franzinger Assistant Principal’s Office-Diana Pavlik Assistant Principal for Student Life-Tim Evans Assistant Principal for Faculty-Tom Beach Finance-Mike Cosgriff Haiku/Technology-Sarah Radeff Tuition & Tuition Reduction-Brandy Emery Attendance/Lost & Found/RTA-Helen Lechman School Nurse-Darlene Hernandez President's Office-Jane Paoletta Principal's Office-Karen Kavak Yearbook-Ed DeVenney

jshepard@ignatius.edu porourke@ignatius.edu sfujimura@ignatius.edu lhertelendy@ignatius.edu jptak@ignatius.edu jfight@ignatius.edu dkinzel@ignatius.edu dturska@ignatius.edu jweiss@ignatius.edu acarroll@ignatius.edu jlehane@ignatius.edu rfranzinger@ignatius.edu dpavlik@ignatius.edu tevans@ignatius.edu tbeach@ignatius.edu mcosgriff@ignatius.edu sradeff@ignatius.edu bemery@ignatius.edu hlechman@ignatius.edu dhernandez@ignatius.edu jpaoletta@ignatius.edu kkavak@ignatius.edu edevenney@ignatius.edu

ext. 207 ext. 294 ext. 215 ext. 277 ext. 205 ext. 224 ext. 263 ext. 237 ext. 472 ext. 272 ext. 454 ext. 208 ext. 208 ext. 234 ext. 209 ext. 267 ext. 740 ext. 246 ext. 255 ext. 286 ext. 201 ext. 206 ext. 275

Academic Department Chairs and Phone Extensions Campus Ministry, Mr. Pacetti College Counseling, Mrs. Gabor Counseling, Mr. Martin English, Mr. Gallagher Fine Arts, Mr. Buzzelli Health/Phys. Ed., Mrs. Woytek

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Languages, Mr. Zebrak Library, Mrs. Streen Math, Mr. Sabol Science, Mr. DeCarlo History, Mr. Pecot Theology & Sophomore Service: Mr. McLaughlin

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Handbook AcknowledgementForm Form Handbook Acknowledgement Dear Parents Parents and and Student(s): Student(s): Dear Please review review carefully carefully this this edition edition of of the the SAINT SAINT IGNATIUS IGNATIUS HIGH HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL PARENT/STUDENT PARENT/STUDENT Please HANDBOOK, sign sign the the statement statement below below and and return return this this form form to to the the Assistant Assistant Principal’s Principal’s Office Office by by HANDBOOK, Wednesday, August August 31, 31, 2016. 2016. This This form form must must be be completed completed and and on on file file in in order order to to allow allow your your son son Wednesday, to attend attend classes classes at at Saint Saint Ignatius Ignatius High High School. School. to

Please PRINT PRINT Student’s Student’s FULL FULL NAME: NAME: ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Please have read read the the entire entire contents contents of of the the Parent/Student Parent/Student Handbook, Handbook, including including the the II have school’s Photo/Video Photo/Video Permission Permission and and Release Release (see (see following following page), page), the the Concussion Concussion school’s Policy and and the the ODH ODH Concussion Concussion Information Information Sheet Sheet (see (see page page 45), 45), and and the the Health Health and and Policy Wellness Policy Policy (see (see page page 47). 47). II agree agree to to abide abide by by the the rules, rules, regulations, regulations, and and policies policies Wellness of Saint Saint Ignatius Ignatius High High School. School. Further, Further, II understand understand that that I/my I/my son son places places at at risk risk of my/his attendance attendance at at Saint Saint Ignatius Ignatius High High School School ifif I/he I/he does does not not abide abide by by the the letter letter my/his and spirit spirit of of these these guidelines guidelines and and policies. policies. and

____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature Signature Parent/Guardian

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____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Student Signature Signature Student

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  Student Name _________________________ ID No.����� Student Name _________________________ ID No.����� (please print) (please print) � was absent yesterday because � ill � was absent yesterday because � ill � appointment � appointment � was absent from ____/____/____ to ____/____/____ � was absentbecause from ____/____/____ to ____/____/____ ______________________________________ because ______________________________________ � requests an early dismissal today at ________AM/PM � requests anbecause early dismissal today at ________AM/PM ______________________________________ because ______________________________________ � was late today because � appointment � was late today because � appointment � ill � ill � other (please explain _____________________________________________ � other (please explain

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______________________________________________ Parent/guardian (signature) ____________________________ Parent/guardian name (print) ___________________________ Parent/guardian (signature) ____________________________ Today’s date ____/____/____ Parent/guardian name (print) ___________________________ Phone number for Today’s date ____/____/____ verification (_____) __________________

Phone number for verification (_____) __________________ Please call the attendance line* EVERY DAY your son is absent. If we doattendance not receiveline* a phone call,DAY youryour son will an unexcused absence. Please call the EVERY son have is absent. If we Fulla information on Student is in the Parent/Student Handboo do not receive phone call, your son willAttendance have an unexcused absence. Full information on Student Attendance is in the Parent/Student Handbook. The school does not accept Faxes or email notes for re-admission. *Attendance line: (216)651-3374. Call before 8:30 am The school does not accept Faxes or email notes for re-admission. *Attendance line: (216)651-3374. Call before 8:30 am

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MISSION STATEMENT Saint Ignatius High School, with its Catholic tradition rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, prepares young men for their adult lives by: o o o

challenging them to academic excellence and the desire for life-long learning; nurturing them to be open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to work for peace and justice; inspiring them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.

THE SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL SEAL The Saint Ignatius seal is designed to reflect the symbolism associated with the history in which Saint Ignatius High School was founded. The original Loyola Coat-of-Arms was made up of two shields, representing the Oñaz and Loyola families. The Oñaz shield consisted of seven red bars on a field of gold. The seven bars were granted to each brother as a mark of honor by the King of Spain in recognition of their bravery. The name Loyola was represented by wolves and a pot. In those days, the wolf stood for nobility and the design, as a whole, represented generosity. The two families were united in marriage in 1261. The name, Loyola, honors the most famous of the Loyola family, St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit order. The crest sometimes appears with the words Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam - for the greater glory of God in place of the words “Loyola y Oñaz.” Our seal is a representation of all that we hold to be true.

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ST. IGNATIUS AND THE JESUITS Ignatius of Loyola was a poor nobleman who was born in 1491 in the Basque country of Spain. On May 20, 1521, while leading the defense of the frontier city of Pamplona against a superior French attack, Ignatius was hit by a cannon ball that shattered his right knee. During his painful convalescence in the castle at Loyola, he asked for books to read and out of boredom accepted the only ones available: The Lives of the Saints, and The Life of Christ. He came to discover that God was at work in his life, and his past desire for worldly success was transformed into a desire to know, love, and serve God. He decided to travel to Jerusalem and to imitate the disciplines and fasts of the saints. When his wounds healed, he began his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. He stopped at the shrine of Montserrat in Spain. There on March 24, 1522, he hung his sword and dagger on the grill of Our Lady's Chapel, resolving to lay aside his worldly garments and to don the armor of Christ. Next, he journeyed on foot to the nearby town of Manresa where he lived for almost a year. He begged for his basic needs and spent most of his time in prayer. Here he experienced God's grace deeply penetrating within him. While reflecting on the movement of the Spirit within him, he wrote notes that formed the basis of The Spiritual Exercises, the core of Jesuit training. Ignatius traveled to the Holy Land, but he could not remain there because of the political and religious turmoil. Instead, he studied at the Universities of Alcala, Salamanca, Barcelona, and Paris during a ten-year period of preparation for the priesthood. During this period, he gave the Spiritual Exercises to some of his fellow students. On the Feast of the Assumption in 1534, Ignatius and six of his companions pronounced vows during Mass, forming the "Company of Jesus." On September 27, 1540, Pope Paul III approved the "Company" as a religious order, formally establishing the Society of Jesus. Ignatius personally approved the foundation of forty Jesuit schools. By the time he died on July 31, 1556, he had established the foundation of the Jesuit enterprise: to work for the greater glory of God through preaching, spiritual counseling, and through high school and college education. St. Ignatius is the patron saint of retreats and of the spiritual exercises.

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HISTORY OF SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL Jesuit education finds its roots in the spiritual and cultural renaissance of sixteenth century Europe. Founded in 1540 by St. Ignatius Loyola, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) soon committed itself to the work of educating young Catholic leaders. At the time of the St.’s death in 1556, over 100 Jesuit colleges had been established in Europe. In the following years, men like Francis Xavier, Matteo Ricci, Robert Bellarmine, and Peter Canisius would establish schools dedicated to instilling a zeal for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and love of classical learning in lands as diverse as Japan, China, India, the Philippines, and Peru. In January 1886, Bishop Gilmour requested the Jesuit superior in Buffalo to begin work on establishing a high school on Cleveland’s west side. Fr. Henry Behren, S.J., hastened to Cleveland and promised the bishop that the Jesuits would open their school on West 30th Street in September 1886. Saint Ignatius was to be the twentieth secondary school sponsored by the Jesuits in the United States. Today there are 47 Jesuit high schools. From its very beginning, Saint Ignatius High School has been a college-preparatory school. Saint Ignatius College was based on the German gymnasium model whereby, after six years of education, a student was prepared to enter a university for a Master's program. The German system had no counterpart to the American four-year college-preparatory program that preceded Master's studies. The atmosphere at the school, then, was always one of academic rigor as students prepared for higher studies. In 1902 the Jesuits adapted their program to comply with the American standards. The school was divided into a four-year high school and a four-year college program. Both the high school and the college shared the same building until 1935 when John Carroll University moved to University Heights. The college-preparatory nature of the school means more than a curriculum geared to preparation for higher studies. Challenging teachers, an emphasis on clear thinking and communication skills coupled with a steady diet of study outside the classroom have helped mold students into the material colleges seek. It is not surprising that 99% of the students each year go on to four-year college programs at universities across the United States. As important as academics are, the spiritual program of the school is an essential characteristic which sets Saint Ignatius apart from any other college-preparatory school. While respecting various faith traditions, Saint Ignatius is a Catholic high school that is animated by Jesuit spirituality. A solid four-year theology program, annual retreats, frequent liturgies, and opportunities for service to those in need are mainstays. Faith in Jesus Christ and a commitment to building the Kingdom provide the backdrop against which academics, intramurals, and social growth must take place. Now in its 131th year, Saint Ignatius High School remains vibrant and young by being open to a changing world with its problems as well as its opportunities (as demonstrated by the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership Program), yet faithful to its academic traditions, the gospel message upon which it was established, and its motto: "Men-for-Others," after the Man-for -Others, Jesus Christ. 3

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THE “MAN FOR OTHERS� PHILOSOPHY Saint Ignatius is a four-year boys Catholic and Jesuit college preparatory high school. The aim of the entire Saint Ignatius community--administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students--is the spiritual, academic, emotional, and physical development of the student. During his four years at Saint Ignatius High School, a student should grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He should come to realize that he is invited to follow Jesus and work with Him to build God's kingdom on earth. Just as the motto of all Jesuits is "For the Greater Glory of God," the student should come to the same orientation of making choices that honor God by doing the greater or better good. Specifically, the student should be marked by a number of characteristics. A Saint Ignatius student is one who is open to growth. He seeks opportunities to stretch his mind, imagination, feelings, and religious consciousness. A Saint Ignatius student is intellectually competent. He possesses an appropriate mastery of the fundamental tools of learning. He discovers his emerging intellectual skills for more advanced levels of learning. A Saint Ignatius student is loving. He is able to move beyond self-interest or selfcenteredness in his relationships with others. A Saint Ignatius student is a religious person. He has a basic knowledge of the major doctrines, practices, and spirituality of the Catholic Church. He strengthens his relationship with a religious tradition and community. (What is said here, respectful of the conscience of the individual, also applies to students of other religious backgrounds.) A Saint Ignatius student is committed to doing justice. He recognizes the potential within him for doing injustice, as well as the injustices in some of the surrounding social structures. He is preparing himself to become a competent, concerned, and responsible member of the world, national, local, and family communities. Thus, he is beginning to appreciate the fact that Christian morality not only involves the individual conscience, but it also demands that each person work actively in society to positively promote social justice. In summary, a Saint Ignatius student is a man-for-others.

PRAYER FOR GENEROSITY Lord, teach me to be generous. Teach me to serve you as you deserve: To give and not to count the cost, To fight and not to heed the wounds, To toil and not to seek for rest, To labor and not to ask for reward, Save that of knowing that I am doing your will.

St. Ignatius of Loyola

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LIVING A FAITH THAT IS ROOTED IN JUSTICE Service and Social Justice Expectations for Students at St. Ignatius High School

In the words of Pedro Arrupe, "Our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ...men and women who cannot even conceived of love of God which does not include love for the least of their neighbors; men and women completely convinced that love of God which does not issue in justice for others is a farce." Relation-Building Experiences vs. Counting Hours The traditional method for recording service/justice at various schools is by hours. Students at some schools are required to log as many as 20 hours in a semester or year. Our philosophy is that experiences are meaningful, not because of the minutes logged, but because of the opportunities afforded to build relationships through meaningful interaction. Expectation vs. Requirement Many Jesuit, Catholic and public schools have service/justice requirements per grade level, as well as for graduation. Stated expectations vs. grade level requirements is the preferred method at St. Ignatius High School. Students who fulfill their service and social justice experiences per a stated expectation are more than likely to enter into that experience with more altruistic intentions. Freshman Year Expectations 1 Service or Social Justice Experiences per semester Sophomore Year Expectations 2 Service or Social Justice experiences during the opposite semester from the Sophomore Service Obligation Junior and Senior Year Expectations 2 experiences per semester Service and Social Justice Experiences include, but are not limited to....  all CAT activities  all CSPJ activities  actions for social justice like: The March for Life, Vigil at Lucasville, Ignatian Solidarity Network Teach-In for Social Justice  parish service/justice activities For help in finding a good service or social justice opportunity for you…  Attend a CAT meeting  Visit the Campus Ministry Office  Talk with your Theology Teacher  Visit the Assistant Principal’s Office and talk to the AP for Student Life 5

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SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF REGENTS BOARD OF REGENTS BOARD OF REGENTS Joseph P. McAuliffe Chair Mr.Mr. Joseph P. McAuliffe `80,`80, Chair Mr. Joseph P. McAuliffe `80, Chair Chuck Adler Mr.Mr. Chuck Adler ’75’75 Mr. Chuck Adler ’75 Mrs. Maureen Arbeznik Mrs. Maureen Arbeznik Mrs. Maureen Arbeznik Walter Avdey Mr.Mr. Walter Avdey Mr. Walter Avdey William Beck Mr.Mr. William Beck ’92’92 Mr.Terry William Beck ’92 Brizz Mr.Mr. Terry Brizz ’73’73 Mr. Terry Brizz ’73 Mrs. Barb Carson Mrs. Barb Carson Mrs. Barb Carson Matthew Clemens Mr.Mr. Matthew Clemens ’85’85 Mr. Matthew Clemens ’85 Rev. Martin Connell, Rev. Martin Connell, S.J.S.J. Rev.Thomas Martin Connell, S.J. Rev. G. Fanta Rev. Thomas G. Fanta ’79’79 Rev. Thomas G. Fanta ’79 Mrs. Cynthia Galbincea Mrs. Cynthia Galbincea Mrs.Katy Cynthia Galbincea Mrs. Gibbons Mrs. Katy Gibbons Mrs. Katy Gibbons Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J.S.J. ’82’82 Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. ’82

Haddad Mr.Mr. EricEric Haddad ’94’94 Mr. Eric Haddad ’94 Mrs. Shannon Fogarty Jerse Mrs. Shannon Fogarty Jerse Mrs. Shannon Fogarty Jerse Samuel R. Knezevic Mr.Mr. Samuel R. Knezevic Mr. Samuel R. Knezevic Koehler Mr.Mr. BillBill Koehler ’83’83 Mr.Jerome Bill Koehler ’83 McKeever Mr.Mr. Jerome M. M. McKeever ’66’66 Mr. Jerome M. McKeever ’66 Joseph Moses Dr.Dr. Joseph Moses ’66’66 Dr.Greg Joseph Moses ’69 ’66 Ondercin Mr.Mr. Greg Ondercin ’69 Mr. Greg Ondercin ’69 S.J. ’58 Rev. Donald J. Petkash, Rev. Donald J. Petkash, S.J. ’58 Rev. Donald J. Petkash, S.J. ’58 John Polito Mr.Mr. John Polito ’70’70 Mr. John Polito ’70 J. Kevin Ryan Mr.Mr. J. Kevin Ryan ’80’80 Mr. J. Kevin ’80 Mrs. Janet P. Ryan Schuster Mrs. Janet P. Schuster Mrs. Janet P. Schuster

Faculty Representatives: Mrs. Mrs. Cindy Reagan Faculty Representatives: Cindy Reagan Faculty Representatives: Mrs. Cindy Reagan David Sabol Mr.Mr. David Sabol ’99’99 Mr. David Sabol ’99 Student Representative: Mr.Mr. Ryan Mullin Student Representative: Ryan Mullin ’17’17 Student Representative: Mr. Ryan Mullin ’17

ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, M.A., M.Mus., M.Div. ......................... President Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J.S.J. ’82,’82, M.A., M.Mus., M.Div. ......................... President Rev. Raymond P. Guiao, S.J. ’82, ........................................................... M.A., M.Mus., M.Div. .........................Principal President Daniel F. Bradesca M.Ed.. Mr.Mr. Daniel F. Bradesca ’88,’88, M.Ed.. ........................................................... Principal Mr.Thomas Daniel F. Bradesca ’88, M.Ed.. ........................................................... Principal Beach, M.A. ........................ Assistant Principal Faculty Formation Mr.Mr. Thomas Beach, M.A. ........................ Assistant Principal for for Faculty Formation Mr. Thomas Beach, M.A. ........................ Assistant Principal for Faculty Formation Timothy Evans M.A. ............................ Assistant Principal Student Mr.Mr. Timothy Evans ’87,’87, M.A. ............................ Assistant Principal for for Student LifeLife Mr. Timothy Evans ’87, M.A. ............................ Assistant Principal for Student Life Rory Fitzpatrick B.A., C.A.A. ........................................... Athletic Director Mr.Mr. Rory Fitzpatrick ’88,’88, B.A., C.A.A. ........................................... Athletic Director Mr.Ryan Rory Franzinger Fitzpatrick ’88, B.A., C.A.A. ........................................... Athletic Director B.A. ................ Assistant Principal Student Discipline Mr.Mr. Ryan Franzinger ’02,’02, B.A. ................ Assistant Principal for for Student Discipline Mr.Richard Ryan Franzinger ’02,’79, B.A.B.B.A. ................ Assistant Principal for Student Discipline G. Klingshirn ....Vice President Chief Financial Officer Mr.Mr. Richard G. Klingshirn ’79, B.B.A. ....Vice President andand Chief Financial Officer Mr.John Richard G. Klingshirn ’79, B.B.A. Vice ....Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Morabeto, M.S.E.. ............... President of Institutional Advancement Mr.Mr. John Morabeto, M.S.E.. ............... Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mr.Patrick John Morabeto, M.S.E.. ............... Vice President of Institutional Advancement O'Rourke M.A. ................ Director of Admissions Financial Mr.Mr. Patrick O'Rourke ’90,’90, M.A. ................ Director of Admissions andand Financial AidAid Mr. Patrick O'Rourke ’90, M.A. ................Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Joseph Ptak, M.A./ M.Ed.............................. Assistant Principal Academics Mr.Mr. Joseph Ptak, M.A./ M.Ed.............................. Assistant Principal for for Academics Mr.Jason Joseph Ptak, M.A./ M.Ed.............................. Assistant for Academics Mr. Reed B.A. .................................. Director of Principal Diversity Inclusion Mr. Jason Reed ’95,’95, B.A. .................................. Director of Diversity andand Inclusion Mr.Gerald Jason Skoch Reed ’95, B.A. .................................. Directorand of Diversity and Inclusion ........................ Vice President Chief Mission Officer Mr.Mr. Gerald Skoch ’77,’77, JD JD ........................ Vice President and Chief Mission Officer Mr. Gerald Skoch ’77, JD ........................ Vice President and Chief Mission Officer Mrs. Milena Streen, M.L.I.S., Ed.S. Vice President & Chief Info. Off./ Librarian Mrs. Milena Streen, M.L.I.S., Ed.S. ............ Vice President & Chief Info. Off./ Librarian Mrs. Milena Streen, M.L.I.S., Ed.S. ...... Vice President & Chief Info. Off./ Librarian

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FACULTY Mr. Anthony Antonelli, M.A. .............................................................................. Mathematics Mrs. Jean Antonelli, M.Ed. ............................................................................... Mathematics Mr. Daniel Arbeznik ’00, M.Ed.............................................................................. Languages Mr. Dennis Arko, M.A................................................................................................. English Mr. Lawrence Arthur, M.Ed. ......................................................... Health/Physical Education Mr. Jon Barker ’87, M.A. .................................................................................. Mathematics Ms. Raffaella M. Barnes, M.A. ............................................................................ Languages Mr. Daniel F. Baron, M.A. ...................................................................................... Theology Mr. Benjamin Becker, M.A. ...................................................................................... Science Mr. Brian Becker, ’77, B.A................................................................................. Mathematics Mr. Thomas Bogen, M.Ed. ....................................................................................... Science Mr. James G. Brennan ’85, M.A. ............................................................................. Theology Ms. Julianna Burrows, M.A. ................................................................................... Fine Arts Mr. Joseph A. Buzzelli, M.A. ......................................................................... Fine Arts Chair Dr. Terra Caputo Charlillo, Ph.D. .............................................................................. English Mr. Dave Cicetti, M.A. ................................................................................................ History Mrs. Elizabeth Colborn, M.A. ..................................................................................... English Mr. Patrick Connor `94, B.A. ............................................................................. Mathematics Mr. John Cooney ’67, M.Ed. .................................................................................... Science Mr. Daniel Corrigan ’78, B.A. .................................................................................... History Mr. Peter H. Corrigan, Jr. ’69, M.A. ........................................................................ Theology Mr. Robert Corrigan ’93, M.Ed. ................................................................................. History Mr. Daniel Crew ’99, M.A. ................................................................................ Mathematics Mr. Jerome DeCarlo, M.S. ............................................................................. Science Chair Mr. Edmund DeVenney, M.A. .................................................................... Campus Ministry Rev. Matthew Donovan, S.J., B.A. ............................................................................. History Mr. Brian Dybicz ’99, B.A. ................................................................................... Languages Mr. Martin E. Dybicz, M.A. ..................................................................................... Theology Mr. Douglas Emancipator ’96, M.A. .......................................................................... Science Mr. Joseph Eynon ’99, M.A. ......................................................... Health/Physical Education Mr. Jason R. Falkofsky, M.M. .........................................................Fine Arts / Choir Director Mr. Anthony Fior ’02, M.A. .......................................................................... Campus Ministry Mr. Richard Fujimoto ’66, M.S. .................................................................................. English Mr. Dale Gabor ’66, M.A. .................................................................................... Languages Deacon Daniel M. Galla, M.A. ................................................................................ Theology Mr. Patrick Gallagher ’04, M.A. ................................................................................. English Mr. Rodney Gallaway, Jr., M.A. ....................................................................... Mathematics Mr. Brad Ganor, M.Ed. .................................................. Director Walton Center for Learning Mr. Hank Gaughan, M.Ed. ............................................ Health/Physical Education / Trainer Ms. Kimberly Gross, M.A. .......................................................................................... English Mr. Daniel Hamlin, B.A. .................................................................. Fine Arts / Band Director Mr. Scott Hawkins, M.Ed. ......................................................................................... Science Mr. Thomas M. Healey ’77, M.A. ............................................................................ Theology Ms. Nikki Henderson, B.A. ........................................................................................ History Ms. Tara Henderson, M.Ed. ...................................................................................... Science Mr. Rory Hennessey ’78, M.A. .......................................................... History / Walton Center Mr. Daniel Hess ’88, M.A. ......................................................................................... History Mr. Dennis Hjort ’01, M.A. ................................................................................. Mathematics Mr. James P. Hogan, M.A. ..................................................................................... Theology Mr. Michael J. Howard, M.A. ..................................................................................... History Mrs. Cindy Hruby, M.A. ............................................................................................. English Mr. Jonathan Jarc ’93, M.Ed. . ...................................... Fine Arts / Educational Technologist Mr. Andrew Johnson ’79, M.A. .................................. Mathematics / Curricular Technologist Mr. Kevin Johnson ’10, B.A. ........................................................ Health/Physical Education Mr. Mark Kaiser ’06, M.A. ................................................................................. Mathematics Dr. Darren Keefe ’87, Ph.D. ................................................................................ Languages Mr. William J. Kelley ’62, B.A. ............................................................................. Languages

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Mr. Paul Kobe ’79, M.A. .................................................................................. .Mathematics Mrs. Mary Catherine Koehler, M.A. ............................................................ Campus Ministry Mr. Charles M. Kyle ’69, M.Ed. ................................................................................. English Mrs. Patricia Kyle, M.Ed. ........................................................................................ Fine Arts Mr. Christopher Laco ’03, M.Ed. ......................................................................... Languages Mr. Thomas P. Lauer ’77, M.Ed. ............................................................................... English Miss Elizabeth Lewis, M.A. ....................................................................................... Science Mrs. Qiuhui Li, M.A. ............................................................................................. Languages Mr. Terence McCafferty ’97, B.A. ............................................................................... English Mr. Christopher McGinness ’02, M.A. ....................................................................... Science Deacon Kevin McKenna, M.A./M.Ed. ......................................................................... English Mr. Michael McLaughlin ’85, M.A. ................................................................ Theology Chair Ms. Erin Medas, B.S./B.S.E. ............................................................................. Mathematics Mr. Aaron Mekker ’06, B.S. ....................................................................................... Science Mr. James Michals, M.Ed. ........................................................... Health/Physical Education Ms. Alexandria Miranda, M.Ed. .................................................................................. English Mr. James Murphy ’99, M.Ed. ............................................................................. Languages Mr. Edward Nolan, M.Ed. ......................................................................................... Science Mr. August Pacetti ’96, M.A. ..................................................... Director of Campus Ministry Mr. Thomas J. Pasko ’96 Honorary, M.A./M.Ed. ....................................................... English Mr. Mark A. Pecot ’91, M.A. ............................................................................. History Chair Ms. Christine Piatak, M.Ed. ................................................................................. Languages Mr. Joseph Popelka ’84, M.A. .................................................................................. Science Mr. Paul E. Prokop, M.A. ........................................................................................ Theology Rev. Ross Pribyl, S.J., M.A. ....................................................................................... English Mrs. Cindy Reagan, M.Ed. ................................................................................ Mathematics Mr. Nicholas C. Restifo, M.A. .............................................................................. Languages Mr. John Rowell ’11, B.A................................................................................... Mathematics Mr. David Sabol ’99, M.A. ............................................... Mathematics Chair / Breen Center Mr. Guy Savastano, B.A. .......................................................................................... Science Ms. Gayle L. Scaravilli, M.A. .................................................................................. Theology Mrs. Sara Sebring, B.S. ...................................................................................... Languages Rev. Paul J. Shelton, S.J., M.A., M.Div., S.T.L. ....................................................... Theology Mr. Darius Steward, M.A. ........................................................................................ Fine Arts Mr. Michael C. Strauss ’87, M.A. ............................................................................... English Mr. Kenneth Sullivan ’06, Ph.D. ................................................................................. History Mr. Jose Torres, M.A. ......................................................................................... Languages Mr. Michael Tracy, M.Div. .......................................................................... Campus Ministry Mr. Milton Turner ’81, M.Ed. ………………………………………............... ............ Languages Mr. Drew J. Vilinsky ’97, M.A. ................................................................................ Theology Mr. Alex Voigt, M.Ed. ................................................................................................ History Mr. Robert Wimbiscus ’81, M.A. ................................................................................ History Mr. Robert Wolf ’08, M.A........................................................................................... Science Mrs. Holly Woytek, M.Ed..................................................... Health/Physical Education Chair Mr. Casey Yandek ’95, M.Ed. .................................................................................... English Mr. Paul Yappel, M.A. ................................................................................................ English Mr. Joseph Zebrak ’87, M.A. ................ Languages Chair / Assistant Director of Admissions

COUNSELING STAFF School Counselors

Mr. Brian Martin ’94, M.Ed. ................................................................ Director of Counseling Mrs. Melissa Lessick, M.Ed. ............................................................................... Counseling Ms. Beth McDonnell, M.A., ..................................................................................Counseling Mrs. Megan Simstad, M.Ed. ................................................................................Counseling Mr. Michael Strauss ’87, M.A. .............................................................................. Counseling Mrs. Mary Walsh, M.A., L.P.C. ............................................................................. Counseling

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Mrs. Linda Gabor, M.Ed. ....................................................... Director of College Counseling Mrs. Mary Beth Adams, M.Ed. ................................................................ College Counseling Mr. Hugh McManamon ’76, M.Ed. .......................................................... College Counseling Mr. Brian Holleran, M.A. ......................................................................... College Counseling Mrs. Erin Petkash, M.Ed. ........................................................................ College Counseling

STAFF

Mrs. Sandra Appeldorn ............................................................. Human Resources Manager Mr. Jon Barker ................................................................................... Maintenance & Events Mr. Robert Barr ................................................................................. Director of Technology Mr. Lloyd Benn ............................................................................................... Plant Services Mr. William Benn ............................................................................................ Walton Center Mrs. Marianna Burgess ................................................................................ Campus Dining Mrs. Amy Carroll ........................................................................... College Counseling Office Mrs. Cynthia Chippy-Kee ..................................................................................... Bus Driver Mr. Michael Cosgriff ................................................................................ Director of Finance Ms. Chanda Curtis ........................................................................................... Breen Center Mr. Wilfredo Diaz .................................................................................... Director of Security Mr. Garen Distelhorst.................................... Director of Leadership Gifts & Donor Relations Mrs. Kathy Dunlay ........................................................................................ Campus Dining Mr. Isaac Dweh...............................................................................Maintenance and Events Mrs. Brandy Emery ....................................................................... Financial Aid Coordinator Mr. David Emery ............................................................................................. Plant Services Mr. Brian Eskins .......................................................................................... Campus Dining Ms. Jennifer Fight ...........................................................................................Athletic Office Mrs. Patty Fitzpatrick ............................................................................. Payroll Coordinator Mr. Julian Flowers ......................................................................... Maintenance and Events Mrs. Marybeth Flynn .............................................................................. Advancement Office Mrs. Natalie Fox .......................................................................................... Campus Dining Mrs. Shannon Fujimura .......................................... Admissions & Multicultural Affairs Office Mr. David Gannon ........................................................................................... Breen Center Mr. Brad Ganor ............................................................................ Assistant Athletic Director Mr. John Gill ’97........................................................................ Executive Director of Arrupe Mr. Joseph Ginley ’12 ................................................................. Communications Associate Mr. Dane Glaser .......................................................................................... Campus Dining Mr. Matthew Graves ........................................................................................ Advancement Mr. James Gutoskey ’88 ................................................................................ Plant Services Mr. Peter Hendler ......................................................................... Director of Plant Services Mrs. Laurie Herceg ................................................................................ Advancement Office Mrs. Darlene Hernandez, R.N. ......................................................................... School Nurse Mrs. Laurie Hertelendy ........................................................................ Advancement Office Mr. Roy Hooley ............................................................................................. Groundskeeper Mr. Donald Isabella .................................................................................. Major Gifts Officer Mrs. Karen Kavak ...................................................................................... Principal’s Office Mr. Kyle Keller ................................................................................................... Technology Mr. Ernest Kimar.............................................................................Maintenance and Events Mrs. Debi Kinzel ................................................................................................... Bookstore Ms. Christine Kunkel ....................................................................................... Housekeeping Ms. Mary Jo Kyle ............................................................... Coordinator of Parent Programs Mrs. Jacquelyn Lee-Ivey ............................................................ Director of Facilities/Events Ms. Helen Lechman ..................................................................... Assistant Principals’ Office Mrs. Janet Lehane .................................................................. Spirituality Program for Adults Mrs. Jennifer Lehane .................................................................Guidance Counseling Office Ms. Maria Livers .............................................................................................. Breen Center Ms. Angela LoBue ................................................................... Manager of Communications Mr. John Lombardi ............................................................................... Lead Security Officer Mr. Dan Malone `00 ..........................................Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations

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Mrs. Cici Mam .............................................................................................. Campus Dining Mr. Michael Martinek ’09 .................................................................................. Breen Center Mr. Edward McAdams, Jr. .............................................................................. Plant Services Mr. Jeff McCormick ’83 ................................................................... Director of Development Mrs. Amy McKenna ................................................................ Spirituality Program for Adults Ms. Lisa Mertens ......................................................................................... Campus Dining Ms. Lisa Metro .......................................................................... Director of Communications Mr. Marc Milkie . ...................................................................................... Major Gifts Officer Mrs. Melissa Murphy..................................................................... Director of Special Events Mrs. Tammy Nuti .......................................................................................... Campus Dining Mr. John Nypaver ....................................................................................... Security Officer Mr. Nate Oliver ............................................................................................. Security Officer Mrs. Jane Paoletta ................................................................................... President’s Office Mrs. Maryann Patrick ......................................................................................Finance Office Mrs. Diana Pavlik ....................................................................... Assistant Principals’ Office Ms. Kathy Pavlas ........................................................................................ Campus Dining Mr. Tobias Peltier ............................................................... Breen Center Technical Director Ms. Rose Peppers ................................................................................... Auxiliary Services Mrs. Dina Picha ............................................................................................ Campus Dining Ms. Elise Preske ............................................................................................... Library Aide Ms. Sarah Radeff ................................................................................ Systems Coordinator Ms. Tashae Reese ....................................................................................... Campus Dining Mr. Karmone Rivera........................................................................... Maintenance & Events Mrs. Emma Rose .......................................................................................... Campus Dining Mr. Anthony Rubino ........................................................ Director of Strength & Conditioning Mr. Christian Sanders ’10 ................................. Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion Mr. Edward Sas ............................................................................................. Plant Services Mrs. Jayne Shepard.................................................................................... Principal’s Office Mr. Richard Stonitsch ................................................................................. Groundskeeper Mr. Arthur L. Thomas ........................................................... Breen Center Facility Manager Mr. Vincent Treece ........................................................................... Plant Services Security Mrs. Susan Tupa ................................................................................. Plant Services Office Mr. David Turska ......................................................................... Director of Campus Dining Mr. Patrick Valletta ’05 ............................. Coordinator of Programs and Volunteers, Arrupe Mrs. Nikki Van Hise .............................................................................. Database Manager Mrs. Patricia Walcutt ........................................................................... Accounting Associate Mr. Connor Walters ’09. .............................................................................. Communications Ms. Joel Weiss ............................................................................................ Campus Dining Mrs. Colleen Wyszynski ......................................................... Spirituality Program for Adults Mrs. Kate Zolikoff............................................................................. Information Coordinator

HEAD COACHES

Mr. Brad Ganor ........................................................................................................ Baseball Mr. Brian Becker ’77 ............................................................................................. Basketball Mr. Jim Viets ............................................................................................................. Bowling Mr. Pat Connor ’94 ....................................................................................................... Crew Dr. Michael Gallagher ’71 ............................................................................... Cross Country Mr. Charles Kyle ’69 ...................................................................... Football / Track and Field Mr. Brian Becker ’77 ....................................................................................................... Golf Mr. Patrick O’Rourke ’90 ............................................................................................Hockey Mr. Pat McManamon ’96 ......................................................................................... Lacrosse Mr. Daniel Arbeznik ’00…………………………………………………..…………………...Rugby Mr. Michael McLaughlin ’85 ....................................................................................... Soccer Mr. Mike Lehto ...................................................................................................... Swimming Mr. Jon Barker ’87 ...................................................................................................... Tennis Mr. Casey Marcelo................................................................................................. Volleyball Mr. Mark Sullivan ....................................................................................................Wrestling

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STUDENT-PARENT-SCHOOL COMMUNICATION Only by establishing a clear understanding of the role of both teacher and parent as a vocation can both parties learn to accept the actions of the other. This, in turn, will ultimately lead to greater benefit for the student. This understanding begins with clear communication between a student, his teachers and his parents. Saint Ignatius high school prioritizes the student as the first advocate for his own learning. All communication should begin with the student and the teacher, coach and/or counselor. All of us at Saint Ignatius continually seek to improve ourselves and the school, so we welcome your input and ideas and we invite you to share any concerns that you may have. We cannot, however, effectively investigate, act on or respond to anonymous communications. Anonymous communications also often lack credibility and can be used to attack or harass others. Accordingly, if you have a concern, we ask that you raise it through the proper procedures or else it will generally be disregarded. Proper Communication Procedures: 1. Student initiates communication with teacher, coach and/or counselor. 2. If unresolved, student and parent communicate with teacher, coach and/or counselor. 3. If unresolved, student and parent communicate with department chair or supervisor 4. If unresolved, student and parent communicate with appropriate administrator (see below).

Academic Concerns = Assistant Principal for Academics, Mr. Joseph Ptak (jptak@ignatius.edu) Athletic Concerns = Athletic Director, Mr. Rory Fitzpatrick '88 (rfitzpatrick@ignatius.edu) Disciplinary Concerns = Assistant Principal for Student Discipline, Mr. Ryan Franzinger '02 (rfranzinger@ignatius.edu) Student Life Concerns = Assistant Principal for Student Life, Mr. Timothy Evans '87 (tevans@ignatius.edu) Teacher Concerns = Assistant Principal for Faculty Formation, Mr. Thomas Beach (tbeach@ignatius.edu)

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PART I: ACADEMICS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION In order to graduate from Saint Ignatius High School, a student must earn a minimum of 24.5 credits. These include state-mandated courses and additional courses required by the school. The distribution is as follows: English Mathematics Theology Foreign Language Social Studies Science Health/Physical Education Fine Arts Written and Oral Communication Computer Application & Concepts Electives

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A minimum of six classes is required per semester for all students. Credits lost during the school year because of failure in any subject area must be made up through an accredited school or with a tutor licensed by the Ohio Department of Education no later than July 15 of that same school year. B. SOPHOMORE SERVICE REQUIREMENT Every student, including students transferring in to Saint Ignatius at any grade, must take the Sophomore Service course as part of his Theology graduation requirement. Service placement is at the discretion of the school and often requires the student to walk or to be driven to his particular service site. C. JUNIOR INTERVIEW REQUIREMENTS All students after completing their sophomore year and before entering their junior year, must arrange an interview with an assigned faculty member. Their parents or guardians should accompany the students. D. RETREAT REQUIREMENTS All students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, are required to fulfill the graduation requirement for retreats. There are no exceptions. A hallmark of Ignatian spirituality is the periodic practice of taking special time away from the ordinary concerns of daily life for prayer and reflection. In this tradition all juniors are required to make a retreat. Seniors are encouraged, but not required, to make a second retreat. A range of retreats, grounded in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, are made available and scheduled by the Campus Ministry department. A retreat sign-up day is held in midSeptember.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND RECOGNITION A. FIRST AND SECOND HONORS Honors are awarded at the end of each semester. Students who have achieved an average of 4.0 or above will qualify for first honors. Students who have achieved an average between 3.7 and 3.999 will qualify for second honors. Students who have achieved an average between 3.3 and 3.699 will qualify for the Honor Roll. B. GRADE EQUIVALENCY CHART Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF

Percent Value 98, 99, 100 95, 96, 97 93, 94 90, 91, 92 87, 88, 89 85, 86 82, 83, 84 79, 80, 81 77, 78 75, 76 72, 73, 74 70, 71 0-69

Quality Points 4.3 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.0

UNSATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE A. FAILURES 1. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who fail any course during the school year must make that credit up before being allowed to return the next school year. A senior who fails any course will not receive his diploma or have his final transcript released until the work is completed. All remediation to recover credits lost due to failure must be completed by July 15. 2. Credits lost from a grade of F during the school year must be recovered through a process known as “remediation” or “credit recovery.” The Ohio Department of Education requires 20 hours of contact and 40 hours of work per semester in order for credit to be earned. The grade of F will remain on the student’s transcript and a note indicating the successful completion of remediation will also be listed. 3. "FC" stands for a conditional failure. A grade of "FC" may only be assigned by a teacher at the end of the first semester in a full-year class. If the student receiving a "FC" in the first semester receives a passing grade for the second semester, then the "FC" is updated to a "D-" on the student's transcript. If the student fails the second semester or withdraws from the course, then the "FC" becomes an "F" on the transcript. The "FC" is granted at the sole discretion of the teacher. If a teacher thinks that the student has not warranted an "FC" due to missing assignments, a lack of effort on the part of the student or similar reasons, then he/she is not required to give that grade. B. INCOMPLETES Due to extenuating circumstances, a student might receive a grade of “I” or incomplete from an instructor for a grading period. This grade stipulates that due to the extenuating circumstances, the student was not able to complete the requisite work for a grade.

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The student will then have two weeks after the grading period has ended to complete the work necessary to receive a grade. Students must seek out the teacher and discuss what is still required. Any grade of “I” not made up within the two week period will become a grade of “F”. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that he meets with the teacher and C. “NOT PROFICIENT” GRADING POLICY A grade of “Not Proficient” only applies to modern language classes. If a student earns an NP for the year, he is required to repeat the first year of modern languages during his sophomore year. The NP grade is not figured into the student’s grade point average (GPA). If a student receives an NP in the first semester of his freshman year and then improves in the second semester with a grade of C- or higher, the first semester grade will be changed to a C-. The student will then receive full credit for the year and progress to the next level of that language the following year. Finally, for purposes of eligibility relating to extracurricular activities only, a grade of NP will be reported to the Principal’s Office as either a D or an F at the determination of the teacher. The only grade that will appear on the report card and transcript, however, is NP. D. INELIGIBILITY All students have their academic progress evaluated regularly. Students may be placed on the ineligibility list at any time during the school year by the Assistant Principal. A student is deemed ineligible when his grade point average drops below a 1.7, or when he accumulates 2 or more points using the following scale: each grade of D+, D, and D- counts as ½ point, and each grade of F counts as one point. In other words, a student who has four or more D’s, two or more D’s and an F, or two or more F’s will be ineligible. All students who are deemed ineligible will be restricted from participating in any extracurricular activities for a minimum of two weeks, and additional two week intervals until their grades improve. In addition, all ineligible students will be required to attend the Walton Center for Learning during all their free periods (excluding lunch) for a minimum of two weeks, and additional intervals of two weeks until their grades improve enough to remove them from ineligibility. Ineligible students are also required to attend the Walton Center after school until 4:00 PM. Tutoring and other services in the Walton Center are designed to assist students in improving their academic performance and removing themselves from the ineligibility list. NB: Failing to report to the Walton Center while ineligible is the same as cutting class and will result in the same consequences. E. ATHLETICS AND OHSAA ELIGIBILITY Saint Ignatius High School complies with all standards enacted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. According to OHSAA rules, Saint Ignatius High School has two official grading periods - Semester 1 and Semester 2. If a student is ineligible at the end of either one of these semesters, he cannot regain eligibility until the end of the next semester. For the sake of clarity, if at the end of the 1st semester a student is ineligible by OHSAA standards, he will not be permitted to begin participation in athletics until the end of the second semester (he would be out for half of the winter season and all of the spring season). Furthermore, if a student were to be ineligible by OHSAA standards at the end of the 2nd semester, he would not be permitted to begin participation in athletics until the end of the 1st semester in the next school year (he would be ineligible for the entirety of the fall season and the first half of the winter season). Section 4-4-1 of OHSAA Bylaws states: In order to be eligible in grades 9-12, a student must be currently enrolled and must have been enrolled in school the immediately preceding grading period. For the purpose of this Bylaw 4, Section 4, the term “grading period” is defined as the school’s Board-adopted calendar (e.g., six week, nine week, 12 week or semester) and does not mean an interim marking period. Further- more, during the preceding grading period, the student must have

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received passing grades in a minimum of five (5) one-credit courses or the equivalent, each of which counts toward graduation. For the purpose of this bylaw, the term “immediately preceding grading period” refers to the grading period of the school which immediately precedes the grading period in question. F. ACADEMIC PROBATION The Assistant Principal shall determine when a student is placed on academic probation based on recurring appearances on the ineligibility list and poor academic performance in general. Academic probation includes but is not limited to: inability to participate in any extracurricular activity, mandatory study sessions, and mandatory meetings with the teacher and/or counselor. Once a student has been placed on academic probation, failure to improve academically and adhere to other guidelines set by the Assistant Principal for Academics will result in academic dismissal. G. ACADEMIC DISMISSAL Academic dismissal is at the discretion of the Principal under advisement from the Assistant Principal for Academics. Students will be considered for academic dismissal if they fail to improve after being placed on academic probation, have three or more F’s in one semester, four F’s in an academic career, or multiple semesters with less than a 1.7 GPA.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?” - Matthew 16:26 As a school founded on Catholic moral principles, integrity is at the heart of everything we do at Saint Ignatius High School. A “Man for Others” must be a man of integrity. When it comes to academics this means that each student is responsible to do his own work following the guidelines given by his teacher for any test or assignment and giving special attention to the protocols below. A. CHEATING Cheating is the intentional misrepresentation of academic work presented for credit. This includes copying work from another person or website and presenting it as your own. It also includes giving your work to another student so that he may present it as his own. Cheating also includes sharing any information whatsoever through any means whatsoever about tests or assignments that are not explicitly identified by the teacher as group assignments in which students are permitted to share information. Under no circumstances is a student ever permitted to copy verbatim from another student’s work, even when working in a group. B. PLAGIARISM Plagiarism and/or violation of copyright laws is a form of cheating and will be treated as such. Failure to cite sources or the use of another author’s work is plagiarism. It is not an acceptable excuse for a student to claim that he did not know he plagiarized. Saint Ignatius High School uses plagiarism detection software. Students and parents agree to the use of this software as a condition for admittance to the school. C. CONSEQUENCES If a student violates this policy the following procedure will be followed: 1.

The teacher or staff member observing a breach of Academic Integrity will file an “Academic Integrity Report” with the Assistant Principal for Academics along with any evidence of the violation.

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In consultation with the teacher whose work was the subject of the violation, the Assistant Principal for Academics will assign consequences including but not limited

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to a grade of zero for the assignment, jugs, suspension, probation and/or expulsion. A student’s prior record of academic integrity and his willingness to admit his culpability will weigh heavily in the determination of consequences. 3.

The Assistant Principal for Academics will notify the parents/guardians of the student(s) involved in writing along with the teacher(s) and counselor(s) involved. A record of the incident will be maintained by the school and may be shared with other institutions that request it, e.g. colleges and universities.

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Serious violations of this policy, (e.g. taking, sharing or using “stolen” test information, paying or being paid to write a paper) or repeated violations no matter how minor are grounds for immediate expulsion.

NB: There will be no distinction made between successful attempts to cheat and failed attempts to cheat when it comes to assigning consequences. “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.” - Abraham Lincoln

COURSE REQUESTS AND REGISTRATION A. COURSE REQUESTS Course requests at Saint Ignatius High School occur during the spring semester. Students receive recommendations for various levels of course work. Teachers within a department see the students on a daily basis and are able to make informal judgments on the students' abilities to handle the next course. Departments have special criteria for permitting students to take Advanced Placement courses and Honors level courses. These criteria are followed in making the recommendations for students. Students may appeal a decision to the department. However, the department chair has the final say in such matters. Sophomores, juniors and seniors move through a formal process in which classes are chosen with the assistance of their counselors. Incoming freshmen send their course request forms in during the spring. It is imperative that course request forms are handed in on time. Failure to do so may result in students being closed out of courses. Questions or concerns need to be addressed with the counselors. B. CHANGE OF COURSE From time to time it is necessary to change a schedule. The school administration reserves the right to change schedules due to an error made in arranging the schedule, lack of prerequisites, a need to balance class sizes, or at the recommendation of a teacher or counselor related to student preparedness or ability. Schedule changes can also be initiated by the student and his family. Changes Initiated by the Student A student-initiated request will be considered only if the change is warranted, space is available, and the request comes within the first two weeks of the class. The procedure for a student initiated change is as follows: 1.

A student contacts his counselor to obtain a course change/withdrawal form.

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The student completes the form and his parents sign it to indicate their approval.

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The student returns the form to his counselor for his/her approval and signature.

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The counselor gives the form to the current teacher whose class the student will be leaving (if applicable) and to the new teacher whose class the student will be joining (if applicable.)

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The teacher(s) give the form to the Department Chair(s) for approval and signature.

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The Department Chair gives the form to the Assistant Principal for Academics for approval and signature.

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Should a course change be approved by the Assistant Principal for Academics, the student’s schedule will be changed and all signatories will be notified. The form will be filed in the student’s permanent record.

NB: Requests for change based on teacher preference will not be granted. Semester courses may be dropped or added in the first two calendar weeks after the first day of classes in each semester without notation on a student's transcript. Year-long courses may be dropped only in the first two weeks of the first semester. A withdrawal following these periods will result in a notation of withdrawal along with the student's grade if the grade is below a C on the student's transcript. C. ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES & TESTING POLICY Students registering for AP courses may not drop or change these courses after the week preceding final exams without the approval of the Assistant Principal. Students in AP courses must take the AP Exam in May and are responsible for paying the AP College Board fee for each exam. Students taking an AP test on the nationally scheduled test day or make-up day are to be granted one full academic day extension to make up all homework, quizzes, tests, or any other assignment. If a student has two exams on the same day, he is to be granted a two-day extension on all assignments, quizzes, or tests. Students taking an afternoon exam are permitted one full period, prior to their exam in order to eat lunch and ready themselves ahead of their test. Students taking a morning exam are permitted at least one full period after their exam to eat lunch. If the exam ends while a period is already underway students are permitted an additional period off (but no more than two periods) before they must report to their next class. This decision will be announced, at the end of the exam, by the proctor of the AP test. D. CREDIT FLEXIBILITY POLICY All students have the opportunity to earn credit through flexible methods. Students interested in earning such credit must submit an application for a personalized learning plan. Each application must be filed appropriately on the credit flexibility application form which is available in the Principal’s Office. Application must be made by February 1st for the first semester or by September 1st for the second semester. Adequate assessment means which demonstrate student proficiency must be identified in each application. Each request will be considered by the Principal of Saint Ignatius High School in consultation with the Credit Flexibility Advisory Committee headed by the Assistant Principal for Academics. Methods chosen to earn credit must be approved by the school and cannot rewrite the school’s mission or curricular requirements. All students are required to participate in the comprehensive, full time, four-year program of formation. Any flexible credit arrangements imply no reduction in tuition charges. Costs associated with this program are borne by the student and his family.

SEMESTER EXAM TEST DAY POLICY Attendance at scheduled exam periods is essential. No requests for excused absences on exam days will be considered. Students who miss an exam due to tardiness will receive a class cut (i.e. 5 jugs and 1 threehour jug.) Students must make up the missed exam during the make-up/conflict time the same day.

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AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS Non-custodial parents have the right to receive all reports and information from the school unless specifically forbidden by court order on file with the school. If a non-custodial parent desires to receive duplicate mailings, he or she must request this in writing from the Principal.

PART II: TECHNOLOGY B.Y.O.T. PROGRAM Saint Ignatius High School encourages students and parents to use the following information to help guide them in selecting a device for the mandatory BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) program. Please be sure to consider size, operating system, and price to find a device that fits with your family budget; iPods and smartphones (including iPhones, Windows, and Droids) are not an acceptable BYOT device. It is recommended that every student purchase or bring to school ear buds or headphones to allow for quiet listening. A. LAPTOPS  

If you will be purchasing a new laptop device (Mac or PC) for your student, you will very likely have a compatible system for the BYOT program based upon current industry minimum computer specifications. If you plan to use an existing laptop for your student, you possibly could have a compatible system if the laptop was purchased within the last three (3) years. If your laptop was purchased more than three (3) years ago, we recommend the following laptop specifications:

Dual core processor (2.0 Ghz or more)

4 GB RAM memory

128 GB hard drive (or more)

Operating system / Apple - Lion or later

Longest battery possible (6 hours or more)

Operating system / PC - Windows 7 or later

Screen size: 10” screen or larger

Word Processing Software: Office 2007 or later / Google Docs

Wireless: 5 Ghz wireless radio B. CHROMEBOOK LAPTOP  

A Chromebook laptop (self-booting version 23 or newer) from any manufacturer will be compatible with our BYOT network. Chromebook laptops run Chrome OS and have: Google apps built in, weigh less than 3 pounds, approximately 6.5 hours of battery life, automatic operating system updates from Google, dual Wi-Fi, integrates seamlessly with Google Drive, and built in security to protect the laptop against viruses and malware. Recommended Chromebook manufacturers: Samsung, HP, Dell, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and Toshiba.

C. TABLET DEVICES 

After two years of analysis, our data shows that tablets are not recommended, and are in fact not working as well as expected. From a teaching and learning perspective, students are finding that they are not able to do all that they are required or all that they want to do with a tablet. Therefore, a smaller, lighter laptop or Chromebook is the highest recommended device.

All tablets, including iPad, Surface, Google Nexus, Kindle Fire etc. are NOT RECOMMENDED and in fact DISCOURAGED.

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To be clear, if you already own and intend to use a tablet or one of the devices mentioned above, you are not required to purchase a different device—we simply want to discourage the purchasing of such a device going forward as they are not optimal for our BYOT program. Please note: Linux, Unix, and Ubuntu operating systems installed on laptoptype and tablet devices, as well as any “jail-broken” devices are not allowed on campus.

BYOT PROGRAM GUIDELINES A. DEFINTION OF TECHNOLOGY For purposes of Bring Your Own Technology, “Technology” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic device with:  Capability to connect to the Internet  Minimum screen size of 10 inches  Capability to attach to a keyboard (a touchscreen only keyboard does not meet our guidelines) and earbuds/headphones for quiet listening. A keyboard and earbuds/headphones may not be needed daily, but there may be times when they will be required by the classroom teacher. All students are required to purchase an internet-ready device and bring it to daily classes. Teachers may restrict the use of these devices by asking students to put them away during testing or at other times where their use is not appropriate or serves as a distraction, but unless they are otherwise instructed students are told that by default they are free to use the devices to enhance their education. B. SMARTPHONES / CELL PHONES The BYOT policy does NOT apply to smartphones. While students are permitted to carry cell phones with them during the school day, they are not permitted to have them out in class unless given explicit permission from the teacher. When students are on campus but not in class, they are permitted to have cell phones out to check messages but are not permitted to make phone calls. In an emergency, students may go to the Assistant Principal’s Office to ask permission to make a phone call. At all times, students must exercise proper decorum when using cell phones and will be held accountable for their appropriate use. Inappropriate Use of a Cellphone Inappropriate use of cell phones may result in JUGs, suspension or expulsion and/or confiscation of the phone by the school administration. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to:  having a cell phone “out” (i.e. visible) during class without explicit permission from the teacher;  having a cell phone ring or make any sort of noise;  use of a cell phone to make a phone call without first having obtained permission from the Dean of Student’s Office;  use of a cell phone to take photographs or make any type of recording without permission from an administrator, teacher or staff member;  use of cell phone to perform unethical actions such as cheating, unauthorized collaboration, or plagiarism (e.g., texting answers or taking pictures of exams);  use of a cell phone in a forbidden area, including the chapel, library, 

restrooms, locker rooms, hallways, and stairwells; use of a cell phone whilst walking — don’t walk and text!

BEST PRACTICE: Mobile technology has blurred the line between phones, toys and productivity tools. Both in and out of the classroom, teachers and prefects will use their best judgment to determine whether a student is using technology appropriately or

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inappropriately. A good standard is what you would find acceptable for yourself or others regarding the use of devices in public, e.g. at a restaurant, in a library, at church. C. INTERNET ACCESS Students bringing their own device for educational use are to connect to the BYOT-SIHS student wireless network, which offers a filtered Internet experience in compliance with Federal CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) regulations. Any personally owned device will not be in compliance if accessing unfiltered Internet (via 3G/4G data plans) during times when the device is on school grounds. Independent hotspots are not permitted. iPods and smartphones (including iPhones, Windows, and Droids) are not acceptable BYOT devices. iPods and smartphones are not allowed to connect to our BYOT-SIHS student wireless network. D. SECURITY AND DAMAGE RESPONSIBILITY Students assume responsibility for the proper care of their device, including any costs or repair, replacement, or any modifications needed to use the device at school. Students are advised to keep their device with them at all times. Saint Ignatius High School is not liable for any device stolen or damaged while on campus. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the Assistant Principal’s Office similar to other personal items that are impacted in similar situations. Skins, engravings, or other custom markings should be used to physically identify any student-owned device; we also recommend the labeling of studentowned devices with a name as it will assist in the return of a misplaced device. E. TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT Saint Ignatius High School does not provide technological support for student-owned devices and will not fix any personally owned BYOT device. Any troubleshooting of a BYOT device by school personnel will be done in the presence of the student and may not result in a solution. F. PRINTING Access to the BYOT-SIHS wireless network does not permit printing from a BYOT device. Students wishing to print must access their Saint Ignatius High School wired network account; student printing locations include the school library, Walton Learning Center, and our other computer labs.

RULES OF BYOT USE All students must follow the school’s Computer and Internet Acceptable Use Policy. In addition, the following rules apply: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Each teacher has the discretion to allow and regulate the use of personal devices in the classroom, campus, and at school events. The individual teacher has the discretion to determine the appropriate use of a device on tests, quizzes, and assignments. All devices must be in silent mode on campus, unless otherwise allowed by a teacher. Students are not permitted to walk the halls with earbuds/headphones whether in use or not in use. Devices may only be used to access files on the device or Internet sites which are relevant to the classroom curriculum. Texting/instant messaging/gaming is not permitted. Use of camera and/or recording function on any device on campus or during school hours/activities requires approval from an administrator, teacher or staff member. Possession of pornographic images or video on any device is prohibited. All wireless activity on the BYOT-SIHS student network is monitored by school personnel. Use of devices in the following areas is not permitted: Saint Mary’s Chapel (including the exterior stairs and the narthex), hallways and stairwells unless given explicit permission by a teacher or administrator. Devices may NEVER be used in locker rooms and bathrooms.

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10. Do not download apps or update operating systems while on campus, as these data transfers can make undue demands on school’s Internet bandwidth. 11. Devices should be fully charged and ready to use. Students will not always have access to power sources. 12. Network filters in compliance with CIPA apply to the BYOT-SIHS student network; students shall make NO ATTEMPT to bypass the filter using any technology available (i.e., proxy servers, remote desktops, browsers, or VPNs). 13. Infecting any school network with a virus, Trojan, or program designed to damage, alter, destroy, or provide access to unauthorized data or information is in violation of the Saint Ignatius High School Computer and Acceptable Use Policy. BYOT devices should have up-to-date anti-virus software installed; we do not recommend AVG Free Anti-Virus or Avast Free Anti-Virus software. 14. Processing or accessing information via “hacking”, altering, or bypassing network security and filters will be considered a serious violation. Saint Ignatius High School has the right to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing problems or was the source or an attack or virus infection. Consequences of Misuse Student abuse or misuse of school technology will result in one or more of the following penalties and will be assessed at the discretion of the school administration: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Student will face disciplinary action, up to and including a hearing with the student’s parents and possible expulsion, as assigned by the Assistant Principal. Student will be required to make full restitution to Saint Ignatius High School for resources consumed. Student will face other legal action, including action to recover damages. Student will face referral to law enforcement agencies.

TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY A. POLICY STATEMENT Saint Ignatius High School prepares young men for their adult lives by challenging them to be lifelong learners. With this goal in mind, the school has infused current technologies into its classroom, offices, and common areas for educational purposes. For many, Internet resources have become an accepted tool in the educational process. However, as our students require guidance while navigating the responsibilities of digital citizenship, Saint Ignatius High School has established parameters for Internet usage. All technology infused activities must be consistent with the mission of Saint Ignatius High School and in accordance with our Student Handbook. B. ACCEPTABLE USE AT SCHOOL All computing devices, whether school-owned or BYOT, should primarily be used for educational purposes only and not for recreational or gaming purposes. Access to using our network is a privilege, not a right and this access entails responsibility. In pursuit of that purpose and in compliance with CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act), we are required to provide a filtered Internet experience for our students, thus resulting in the blocking of access to some Internet sites. Outside of school, families bear responsibility for the same guidance of Internet use as they exercise with other informational resources. Parents should be aware of their son’s Internet history, the web sites that he visits, the social media he uses (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), and the apps that he has downloaded; they should be aware of the digital footprint that is being left behind by their son. Some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or potentially offensive to some people. It is possible to purchase certain goods and services via the Internet that could result in unwanted financial obligations for which a parent/guardian would be liable.

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C. E-MAIL The Saint Ignatius High School email account is the preferred account that is to be used for communication with teachers, counselors, or administrators. It is also the manner in which students access Haiku, our school’s learning management system, and set up their BYOT wireless account. Students and parents agree to check the SIHS email account at least once daily during the school year. Unauthorized attempts to access another person’s email account or to use another’s name, email, or computer address or workstation to send email messages is prohibited. D. SOCIAL MEDIA Any inappropriate posting to any social network, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., whether school related or not, will result in disciplinary action against the student. The school administration has sole discretion in determining the propriety of any posting as it pertains to our school mission. E. CONSEQUENCES OF MISUSE Any violations of school policy and rules may result in loss of school provided access to the Internet, suspension of the account privileges, monitoring of Internet use, and/or other behavioral consequences as listed under disciplinary procedures published in the Saint Ignatius High School Student Handbook. Such monitoring may include (but is not limited to) monitoring of web sites visited, “chat rooms” conversations, and email contents. When and where applicable, outside law enforcement agencies may be contacted. F. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF INTERNET USE Students should not have any expectation that files, documents, email, or other material stored on computers at school or accessed on the school network (wired and wireless) will always be private. Electronic messages and files stored in school based computers and/or accessed via the school network may be treated like school lockers and school backpacks. Administrators and faculty may search, monitor activity, or review files and messages on any device used at school to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are acting responsibly. Students using Saint Ignatius High School provided Internet access are responsible for good behavior online just as they are in a classroom or other area of the school. The same general rules for behavior and communications apply. Be polite and use appropriate language. Hate mail, harassment, discriminatory remarks and other antisocial behaviors are prohibited. Our networks will not be used to access, view, upload, download, or distribute pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit materials. Access to electronic resources is intended for the exclusive use of its authorized users. Any problems that arise from the use of an account are the responsibility of the account holder. Misuse may result in suspension of the account privileges. This may include, but is not limited to: 1. Trespassing in another’s work or files; students agree to respect the privacy of other users. 2. Giving out your password or the passwords of others. 3. Attempting to login to another’s account. 4. Failing to notify the supervising staff member of a security problem. 5. Giving another’s password to a third party or misrepresenting ownership of a password. 6. Users shall not intentionally seek information on, obtain copies of, modify files, other data, or passwords belonging to other users, or misrepresent other users on the networks. All users, in addition to abiding by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette, must also be aware of, and adhere to, the following policies governing network security, CIPA compliance, and illegal activity. 1.

Respect the integrity of the computing system. Do not intentionally develop or activate programs that harass other users, infiltrate a computer system, or alter the software components of a computer or computer system. These include, but are

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not limited to: viruses, forging email, hacking, using VPNs, bypassing our filters through any method, and/or attempting to use administrative commands. Processing or accessing information on school property related to “hacking�, altering, or bypassing network security policies is a violation. The school has the right to collect and examine any device that is suspected of causing problems or was the source of an attack or virus infection. Network filters in compliance with CIPA will apply to school networks and students shall make no attempt to bypass the filter or firewall using any technology available (proxy servers, remote desktop sharing, VPNs, alternative browsers, etc.). Do not vandalize by modifying, destroying, or abusing in any way the software or hardware on our school network. The use of technology for illegal activities, commercial purposes, advertisement or political lobbying, sexually explicit or pornographic purposes is strictly prohibited. Software piracy, vandalism, or malicious use of computers to develop programs that harass other users or infiltrate a computer, computing system, networks and/or damage the software components of a computer, computing system, or networks is prohibited. Peer-to-peer file sharing and digital piracy is prohibited; respect the copyright laws and the intellectual property rights of others. Our networks are monitored by outside entities in regards to all network activity (i.e., digital piracy and/or copyright infringement). If an illegal activity were to occur, we are notified with the specifics of the transgression and are mandated to investigate any infractions, which may result in the issue being turned over to outside law enforcement agencies. Independent hot spots are not permitted.

Disclaimers Saint Ignatius High School accepts federal government E-Rate funds for Internet connections and therefore according to CIPA, we must employ Internet filtering software and directly monitor all of our networks. Although the school supervises students using our networks, it is impossible to control all materials. We believe that the valuable information accessed on the school networks far outweigh the possibility that the user may procure material that is inconsistent with the mission of the school. Saint Ignatius High School makes no guarantee that the functions or services provided by or through the school network will be error free or without defect. The school will not be responsible for financial obligations arising through the unauthorized use of the system. Saint Ignatius High School will not be responsible for personal property used to access the school computers or networks (wired/wireless).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Q. I brought my device to school to use in the classroom, but my teacher said I couldn’t use it in his classroom. Can I still use it? A. The teacher in the classroom has the final say on procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use your device, then you should follow those directions. Access is available, but not guaranteed for each classroom situation. Q. I have my laptop/tablet device with me in class. How do I get on the Internet? A. Most laptops/tablets will detect a wireless connection when you are near an access point. Your device should prompt you to join a network. The only network that students are allowed to is access is the BYOT-SIHS student wireless network. The password to join this network is: AMDG-M4O. After joining the network, you will be taken to a splash page where you will need to set up a personal BYOT account with your student email address.

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Q. My laptop is not prompting me to choose a wireless network. Is there another way to connect? A. In the settings menu of your laptop/device, there is usually a network access icon. Click on this icon and select the BYOT-SIHS student wireless network. The password to join this network is: AMDG-M4O. After joining the network, you will be taken to a splash page where you will need to set up a personal BYOT account with your student email address. Q. I need to save my work to my network Z drive folder. Why can’t I access this resource from my BYOT device? A. The BYOT-SIHS wireless network is designed to give you Internet access only. It is not the same as the wired network you access via school-owned computers (in the library, learning center, or classrooms). You will not see the student Z drive from any BYOT device, so you will need to save your work on a flash drive, store it in the cloud via Google Drive, or email the file to yourself. Q. Can I print from my BYOT device using school printers? A. No. To print at school, students must use a school-owned computer and select the printer from the wired network. The BYOT-SIHS student wireless network does not allow printing from individual BYOT devices. Q. I just can’t get my laptop/device to connect to the network. Can I get help from someone? A. It is not the responsibility of your teachers or other SIHS personnel to troubleshoot BYOT devices during the school day. Provided staff does have the time, they may try troubleshooting, but the school does not promise solutions for problems arising from personal BYOT devices. Q. What if my laptop/device is stolen or damaged. What recourse do I have? A. Students bring BYOT devices to school at their own risk, just like any other personal item. Saint Ignatius High School is not responsible if laptop/tablet or other electronic device is lost, stolen, or misplaced. Parents may want to consider insurance against damage or theft. Q. I have forgotten my BYOT device, will I be penalized or miss out on instruction? A. A small number of loaner devices will be available from the library. They will be loaned only for the day and cannot be taken home or used after school hours. The will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. However, each student will be allowed to utilize this option only a limited number of times. Chronic forgetfulness will not be tolerated. Q. Am I required to use the BYOT-SIHS student wireless network? Can I use instead my own 3G/4G service? A. The only network that students are allowed to access is the filtered BYOT-SIHS wireless network, personal 3G/4G wireless data plan networks are not allowed. Non-compliance with this requirement will be treated as a disciplinary issue. Students and parents should be familiar with the BYOT Guidelines and the Saint Ignatius High School Computer Acceptable Use Policy.

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PART III: STUDENT DISCIPLINE ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY The school Administration has responsibility for the activities and climate of Saint Ignatius High School. The Administration has the authority to interpret the regulations and guidelines and to take necessary action to see that the guidelines are observed by everyone in the Saint Ignatius community. The school reserves the right to vary from the procedures listed below based upon the particular circumstances.

THE 24/7 RULE Each student will conduct himself in a manner compatible with the “Men for Others” philosophy that forms the foundation of our school’s mission. A student should act in a way that will guarantee his own well-being and that of others, as well as reflect positively on Saint Ignatius High School, his family, and the community. This rule applies both on campus and off, during the school day and after, while school is in session and when it is not. Your conduct at athletic events, at parties and also on the internet is subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the school’s administration. In short, by accepting the invitation to enroll at Saint Ignatius High School, you agree to be accountable to living up to the school’s mission 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In particular, a student should show respect, exercise proper manners, and cooperate with the auxiliary staffs that make the smooth operation of Saint Ignatius High School possible. These staff members include administrative assistants and secretaries, maintenance and cafeteria personnel, groundskeepers, school volunteers, and school security.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE A. PUNCTUALITY AND TARDINESS Saint Ignatius High School values punctuality and considers timely arrival to be a sign of respect to our teachers and to fellow classmates. 1.

The school day begins at 8:00 AM with a first-period class. Students are to be seated in their classrooms when the tone sounds to start the class.

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If a student arrives after 8:00 AM, he must first report to the Assistant Principal’s Office, sign in and get an admit slip before going to class. a) Student will serve a 15-minute tardy after school on that day and if he arrives to the office after 8:15 AM he will serve additional time.

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Tardy students should report to the Assistant Principal’s Office during 9th period or to the JUG room after school.

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If a student arrives with fewer than 10 minutes remaining in a class, it will be considered an unexcused absence for that class and he may receive five JUGs.

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Students who have 1st period free are considered tardy if they fail to sign-in by 8:30 AM. Failure to report may result in JUGs.

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It is the student’s responsibility to check the daily tardy lists which are published outside the Assistant Principal’s Office, the bookstore, and Campus Ministry.

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Parent phone calls do not excuse tardies. Generally, excuses such as the following will not be accepted: a) b) c) d)

My ride didn't get me to school on time. I overslept. My alarm clock didn't work today. Traffic was slow or the RTA was running late.

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Students will receive an unexcused absence for class cutting. The immediate results will be five JUGS along with notification to parents or guardian. Subsequent class cutting will result in suspension. Students will receive a 0% on any test/quiz/assignment that was due on that day that they “cut” class.

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If the teacher is not present in the classroom when class begins, the students must remain in the classroom until the teacher or substitute arrives. If no one arrives after the first five minutes of the period, one student should report to the Principal's Office to apprise him of the situation.

10. Excessive tardies, more than five per semester, will result in additional disciplinary action such as but not limited to cafeteria clean ups, class cut JUGs, or loss of credit for first period class. B. EARLY DISMISSAL 1.

If a student needs to be dismissed early from school, a note to that effect is to be brought to the Assistant Principal’s Office at the beginning of the school day.

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Early dismissal notes must include: a) Reason for the early dismissal. b) Phone number to verify the request. c) Name of the doctor and/or dentist.

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If a note and phone number are not provided, an early dismissal may not be granted.

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Before a student leaves, he must sign out in the Assistant Principal’s Office (or the office of the Principal when the Assistant Principal’s is not available). Students may not dismiss themselves from school for a doctor's appointment or because they feel ill. In case of illness, students should report to the school clinic. Students who dismiss themselves may face disciplinary action.

C. ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL Students have the right and responsibility to attend school each day. The quality of a Saint Ignatius High School diploma depends on the academic rigor of our college prep curriculum that requires the physical presence of students in class. Students need to be present at school in order to fully participate in the Ignatius academic experience. Saint Ignatius High School monitors student attendance daily, and while occasional school-related absences are valuable and part of the curriculum, they are not exempted from the student’s attendance record. Whether an absence is school-related or not school-related, students still suffer from missing class. Students must learn to be judicious in their choice of activities when those activities remove them from class. 1.

If a student is absent, one of his parents or his guardian should call the school before 8:30 AM to report the absence. We ask that you use the attendance phone number 216-651-3374 for this purpose. An e-mail is not acceptable for reporting an absence. Please give the following information when calling: a) b) c) d) e)

Name of student Student I.D. number Reason for absence Anticipated duration of absence Name of parent or guardian reporting absence

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If a sophomore service student is absent on his service day, a parent must call to notify the school and the sophomore service moderator of the student's absence.

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Before returning to class after an absence, the student must present a note from parent or guardian explaining the absence and receive an admit slip for admission into classes. Absences due to doctors’ appointments require a note from the doctor’s office.

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Failure to provide a note of parental explanation upon returning to school may result in JUGs or suspension. Absences without parental explanation will be considered a class cut and will result in 5 JUGs per class missed.

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If a student misses any class, other than by reason of a school activity such as a field trip, retreat, or funeral, he may NOT participate in or attend an extracurricular or sport that day without approval from the Assistant Principal.

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After five (5) absences from a class in a semester for any reason including schoolrelated absences, the parents will receive a warning letter from the Assistant Principal’s Office.

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After eight (8) absences from class in a semester for any reason including schoolrelated absences, students may be placed on attendance probation and could lose academic credit, be suspended and/or expelled if they don’t meet the terms of the probation.

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Extended illness, or absence due to injury will be treated on an individual basis. Parents must notify the administration as soon as possible and must cooperate with the administration, counselor, and teachers.

SCHOOL-RELATED ABSENCES 1.

Absence due to college visitation: Two days for college visitation during school time are reserved for seniors. One day for college visitation is reserved for juniors. The regular procedure for school absence must be followed, including a parental phone call and note upon return to school. As expressed above, College visit days will be recorded as absences.

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Absence due to field trips: The faculty/staff member(s) sponsoring the field trip event will enforce the current school policy regarding field trips. This policy includes notification of parents by way of a written permission slip. No student may participate in an off-campus field trip without a written permission slip from his parents or guardian and one-week advance notice given to his teachers. A student may be denied participation on a field trip for academic, disciplinary reasons or excessive absences as determined by the Assistant Principal for Student Life.

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Absence due to school retreat: Classes missed due to attendance at a school required retreat will not be recorded as absences. The student is required to communicate his impending absence and make arrangements for get-ahead/makeup work via a "Student-Teacher Agreement Form." The student is not required to take a quiz or test the day after he returns from the retreat. The student has a "grace period" of three (3) class days in which to make-up missed work. A student may be denied participation in a specific retreat for academic or disciplinary reasons determined by the school administration and therefore required to make a retreat at a later date.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES A. EMERGENCY/SNOW CLOSING 1.

The safety of our students is paramount; therefore, parents may use their own judgment if the weather is bad in their local area. In short, if you feel it is unsafe for your son to commute to school, please keep him home.

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The primary method of notification for closing school at Saint Ignatius is via SCHOOL MESSENGER. Parents, students and school staff will receive an email, text message, or automated phone call outlining the specifics regarding a school closing or delay.

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If the school closes on an exam day, the exam schedule is simply pushed back a day. Thus, if the school is closed on a Wednesday, students will take Wednesday exams on Thursday, Thursday exams on Friday, etc. An exam day will not be simply passed over. Students should continue to prepare for the exams that were to occur on the day of the school closing.

B. EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS In the event of an emergency, we will follow the directions of civil authorities. If we are directed to keep the school open, we will remain on a regular schedule if possible or alter the schedule as dictated by the circumstances. If we are advised to close the school, we will. If the student has no ride home, he will be kept here until a parent or guardian can pick the student up. Alternative departure and pick-up procedures may be used depending upon the nature of the emergency and to ensure the safety of students and staff. C. SCHOOL SAFETY (LOCKDOWN) DRILL 1. Students should remain in the classroom. Teachers should lock doors, turn lights off, and pull down shades. 2. Students in open areas should proceed to the nearest secured area. 3. Remain in your secured area until the “all clear” is given.

REPORTING OF ABUSE As a school community, we acknowledge our special responsibility to protect the students committed to our care and control, and we are committed to taking action to protect our students from abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse. Any student or parent is encouraged to report any behavior of concern to any adult at Saint Ignatius: Faculty, administration, staff, teacher or priest. Any and all allegations of abuse or neglect suffered by any student, past or present, will be taken very seriously by Saint Ignatius. Ohio Revised Code 2151.421 requires reporting for any school authority or employee who “knows or has reasonable cause to suspect” that a student under the age of 18 is suffering, has suffered, or faces a threat of suffering abuse or neglect. Abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional. Thus, the following procedures will be observed in handling any allegations of abuse or neglect suffered by a student: 1.

Any student who believes that he has been the victim of abuse or neglect should immediately report such abuse or neglect in person or in writing to the Assistant Principal. If the student is uncomfortable reporting the issue to the Assistant Principal he should report the conduct to any adult at Saint Ignatius.

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Any employee, or other person affiliated with Saint Ignatius, who hears or learns of any allegations of abuse or neglect, or who observes abuse or neglect, must immediately report those allegations to the Principal or the President who will in turn notify the local law enforcement authorities. An individual may also directly contact local law enforcement or child protective services (in Cuyahoga County, 216-696-KIDS).

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The local child protective services agency or the local police or county sheriff will be notified where required by Ohio Revised Code 2151.421.

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As soon as a report is made to the Principal or President, the school will take those actions it believes necessary to assure the safety of its students.

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In any investigation made in accordance with a report of abuse, the school shall cooperate fully with the investigating authorities.

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Any administrator, faculty member or other employee of the school who fails to abide by this policy may be subject to disciplinary action and may be liable for civil and criminal penalties in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 2151.421.

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The parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of any student who knows or suspects that abuse or neglect are suffered by a student of Saint Ignatius may report such abuse or neglect to the Assistant Principal.

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The school will immediately notify the parents or legal guardian of any such reports involving their child, and will offer counseling and pastoral support.

Based upon the particular circumstances, the school will follow the more detailed procedures set forth in its separately published policy for employees regarding the reporting of abuse and neglect.

STUDENT DRESS CODE Saint Ignatius students are called to live the mission of the school which includes the dress code. A student's dress and appearance impacts the atmosphere of Saint Ignatius High School. A student’s commitment to the school community is reflected in his commitment to the dress code and thus the dress code is an important part of student life. In addition to creating a sense of community on campus, it is intended that the dress code develop good grooming habits that will be carried into adulthood. The appropriateness of any hairstyle, mode of dress, ornamentation, or any item not outlined here will be determined by the Assistant Principal of Discipline. A. STANDARDS 1. Shirts, Ties, Outerwear a) b) c) d)

Dress shirts designed to be worn with a tie, buttoned all the way down the front, and tucked inside the pants. Properly arranged necktie, neatly fitted against the neck. Properly tied bowties are also acceptable. A sweater, a blazer, or a Saint Ignatius fleece, jacket or pull-over (other than a hoodie) are the only acceptable items that may be worn over a dress shirt in class. No coats of any kind may be worn in class. Prohibited: casual shirts, golf shirts, soccer, rugby, or other sports shirts, Hawaiian shirts, tie-dyed shirts, camouflage shirts, floral shirts or shirts with images, flannel shirts, T-shirts, non-Ignatius fleeces, jackets or pull-overs, non-Ignatius sweatshirts, ALL hoodies including Saint Ignatius hoodies. Jean jackets and army-type jackets are not allowed on campus.

2. Pants and Belt a) b) c) d)

Solid-color dress pants. Traditional dress belts with no ornamentation. Dress pants should not be cut, torn, or frayed and should not sag below the waist. Prohibited: multi-colored pants or belts, jeans of any kind, baggy pants, work or similar style pants, casual or athletic belts. Pants may not have leg pockets, side loops, zippers along the side, or rivets. Wallet chains may not be used.

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3. Footwear a) b) c) d)

Dark colored dress shoes or business casual shoes properly laced and tied. Socks must be worn at all times. Boots may be worn when there is snow on campus walkways. Pant legs must go over the boots. Boots must be appropriately laced and tied. Prohibited: Athletic shoes of any kind, shoes without backs, moccasins, and slippers.

4. Hair, Hats, Jewelry, etc. a) b) c) d) e) f)

Students must be clean-shaven. Sideburns are not to extend below the middle of the ear and may not be flared or tapered to a point. Hair is to be neatly groomed. Hair is not to hang in front of or on a student's face or below the eyebrow. Hair is not to hang over the shirt collar or over the ears. Extreme or distracting hairstyles are not permitted. Lines, carvings, or writing in hair are not allowed. Abrupt changes in hair length are not permitted. Changes in hair length should be evenly tapered. Hats may not be worn in any of the school buildings. Baseball-type hats in particular, are not to be worn anywhere on campus. Prohibited: Unusual or excessive jewelry, earrings, any form of body piercing, bandages over earring holes, visible tattoos.

B. EXCEPTIONS 1.

Every Friday students are permitted to wear a Saint Ignatius polo shirt in place of a dress shirt and tie. All other parts of the dress code must be observed. Students are not required to wear a Saint Ignatius polo shirt on Fridays. Students may not wear a Saint Ignatius polo shirt on Fridays that are Blue Blazer Days.

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On a Blue Blazer Day, students are required to wear a blue blazer or sport coat.

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On a Saint Ignatius Blue and Gold Day, a spirit-promoting event, students may express their school spirit by wearing Saint Ignatius attire of any color. Blue or gold attire that is not Saint Ignatius attire is not permitted.

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Dress-Down Days are completely different from Blue and Gold Days. The Assistant Principal will decide the dress code for Dress-Down Days.

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In the event of an injury or incapacity that is not obvious, a parent must request in writing an adjustment of the dress code from the Assistant Principal.

Any item not specified here concerning what constitutes appropriate appearance will be determined by the Assistant Principal. Questions about the dress code must be asked of the Assistant Principal before a student arrives on campus with questionable appearance. C. PENALTIES At least one JUG will be given for each day a student does not comply with the dress code. For flagrant or repetitive violation(s) of the dress code, progressive discipline will be applied.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES “LAW IS FOR ORDER; ORDER IS FOR PEACE; PEACE CREATES THE CLIMATE IN WHICH TO OBTAIN HOLINESS� - POPE ST. PIUS X

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A. SUMMARY STATEMENT Students and parents have selected Saint Ignatius High School, and the school has accepted students on the basis that they comply with all the rules and regulations set down by the school. There are many rules and regulations that are not officially listed anywhere but come under the general category of being a gentleman. Students are expected to realize that they are representatives of the school and their families. B. JUG Deriving from a corruption of the original Latin phrase “sub jungo”, (i.e., under the yoke) a JUG is the traditional Jesuit high school term used for detention. When a student violates one or more of the school regulations, he will incur a JUG. When he receives a JUG, he must report to JUG the day of or the next school day. If a student receives multiple JUGs, he must report to JUG on successive days beginning the day after he receives them. No excuse will be accepted for postponing JUG unless the Assistant Principal gives prior approval. If a student does not report to JUG, the student will receive 3 additional JUGs. ANY STUDENT THAT MISSES JUG FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS WILL BE SUSPENDED. Students whose behavior does not change will be subject to expulsion. Students who work should avoid JUGs. A job after school or on Saturday will not be accepted as an excuse to postpone serving a JUG. Each student is issued a JUG card, which lists most of the minor violations that will incur a JUG. This card is to be carried by each student at all times and immediately presented to any teacher or staff member on request. When students fail to display a sense of maturity and responsibility by violating school regulations, they will be given one or more of the following types of disciplinary sanctions: 1.

Individual Teacher JUG: This type of JUG is used by the teacher and served by the student at the discretion and convenience of the teacher. Failure to report may result in additional JUGs or suspension.

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Daily JUG: This is the normal form of serving JUG. JUG occurs each day from 2:10 - 2:50 PM for students who do not have a ninth period. For all others it is served from 3:00-3:40 PM. Students should report to the designated JUG room.

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Three-hour JUG: Additional time is served for an accumulation of five or more Daily JUGs and/or specific violations, which will be outlined later in this section. Students will be required to serve this time on a day designated by the Assistant Principal which may include weekends. Failure to serve three-hour JUG may result in suspension.

C. OTHER DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS 1.

Suspension: When the previous methods have been ineffective in changing a student's behavior or an offense has been committed which must be dealt with immediately or the offense itself is serious enough to warrant suspension, the student is liable for suspension. This suspension could be in the form of an out-ofschool suspension, in-school suspension, or suspension from a particular class, classes, activity, or sport. During this period of 1 to 3 days (based on the offense) the student: a) b) c)

will not attend classes. will not participate in extracurricular activities the day(s) of his suspension. may be assigned by a student’s coach or extra curricular moderator.

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d) e) f) 2.

may be required to make up missed work. may be subject to loss of credit. may be assessed two three-hour JUGs.

Probation: a)

Disciplinary Probation: This type of disciplinary sanction will be utilized if, in the informed judgment of the Assistant Principal, the student's behavior requires immediate improvement to avoid dismissal, whether or not there have been previous suspensions. Probation will continue for a specified period of time; and the student's case will be reviewed by the Assistant Principal, who will recommend removal from probation, continuation of probation, suspension, or dismissal. A student may not incur JUGs while on disciplinary probation. If there is no behavioral improvement on the student's part, further action will be taken at the discretion of the school's administration.

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Mission Probation: If a student or his parent or guardian behaves in ways that hinder the school from pursuing its mission, principles, objectives, or disciplinary norms, the principal may determine that Saint Ignatius is not an appropriate venue for the student to continue his education. In that event, the principal will place the student and his parent or guardians on probation. This probation is a formal and serious warning to the student and his parents or guardians that such behavior is not consistent with an intention to remain a part of the Saint Ignatius community. If there is no behavioral improvement on the student's and/or parent’s part, further action will be taken at the discretion of the school's administration. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to: i.

Lack of respect for the academic, religious, cultural, and social norms of the school;

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Lack of respect for school employees or any person involved in school sponsored functions;

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Lack of respect for school property;

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Hindering school employees from discharging their duties including the enforcement of school regulations and dress code;

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Being under the influence or in the act of using alcohol or drugs at school-sponsored events involving students;

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Refusal to accept the required school curriculum or to attend or participate in class discussion, assignments, or other required school events.

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Excessive school absences.

Dismissal: Dismissal of a student from school is a serious matter and will only be used as a last resort or in the case of a serious incident of misconduct that jeopardizes the safety of the school community or compromises the aims of Saint Ignatius High School. The school may deem an action by a student so severe that it would result in immediate dismissal from school. The Principal has final responsibility for the decision to dismiss a student from Saint Ignatius High School. The school reserves the right to vary from the disciplinary procedures described above and elsewhere in this handbook depending on the particular circumstances involved. The Assistant Principal will determine the length of any suspension or probation and will inform the student and his parents. 3.

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D. OFFENSES The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of some of the minor violations accompanied by the minimum number of JUGs in parentheses: 1. Tardy to class – other than first period (1) 2. Food outside of approved areas (1) 3. No ID card /No JUG card (1) 4. Chewing gum (1) 5. Littering (1) 6. Dress code violation (1) 7. Misbehavior (1) 8. Parking violation (2) 9. Violating a restricted area (1) 10. Violation of an office procedure (1) 11. Improper language (1) 12. Bus misbehavior (2) 13. Locker violation (1) The following is a non-exhaustive list of examples of major violations and the number of JUGs for a first time offense. The violations below may result in suspension. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Habitual infraction of a minor violation (5) Fighting/Violence/Retaliation (5) Disrespect (5) Cutting class (5) Forgery (5) Throwing objects such as food, snowballs, books, etc. (5) Failure to report to office JUG (3) Off Campus (5) Tobacco Use (5) Science lab violation (5) Disruption of classroom instruction (Students should report to the Assistant Principal’s office immediately) (5) Failure to report to the Assistant Principal when called (5) Vandalism or graffiti (5) Inappropriate use of technology including social media (5) Ticket Scalping (5) Disciplinary Office Referral (5) (Teachers will utilize this procedure when they are unable, within their own classroom, to secure cooperation from a student and when the student continues to cause difficulties. This procedure could also be used when teachers or a staff member identify behavior of a serious nature not in a classroom setting.)

E. SERIOUS OFFENSES The Saint Ignatius High School community is dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical development of the Ignatius student. Elements which contradict this philosophy will be dealt with quickly and judiciously in order to preserve and protect the total community from irreversible harm. The following non-exhaustive list contains examples of actions that are considered harmful to the total school community and warrant suspension, probation, or possible immediate dismissal from the school community. In addition, a senior may be denied participation in the prom and/or commencement ceremonies. The granting of a diploma is at the discretion of the Administration. A student who is dismissed during his senior year will be required to receive his diploma from another school.

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1. 2.

Being under the influence or in the act of using drugs or alcohol at school or at school-sponsored events, or at other events where the school becomes involved because of the conduct of the student. Possessing, distributing and/or selling drugs or alcohol or the possession of a fake ID. (Saint Ignatius is covered by city ordinance regarding drugs on or near a school property).

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Involvement in the display of illegal or immoral activity in any format on the internet or otherwise including but not limited to pornography and drug or alcohol use.

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Possession of firearms (Sec. 2923.122 of Ohio State law makes it a felony for any person to knowingly convey, attempt to convey, or possess any deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance onto or on any property owned by or controlled by, or to any activity held under the auspices of a school).

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Possession or use of fireworks, lasers, knives, or any other type of weapon.

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Insubordination, defiance, harassment, or intimidation of a faculty/staff member or those acting in the name of any school personnel.

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Setting a fire or setting off a false alarm.

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Illegal entrances or theft of school property or other student's property.

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Intimidating, threatening, violent, degrading or disgraceful acts deemed so by the Administration.

10. Vandalism, gambling, and stealing will be punished according to the degree of the severity of the act itself. 11. Desecrating religious and/or national symbols will lead to automatic out-ofschool suspension and/or dismissal from Saint Ignatius High School. 12. Violation of the policies regarding harassment and bullying, threats of harm, hazing and gang membership. F. HARASSMENT AND BULLYING Saint Ignatius High School seeks to create and foster a school community in which all individuals are treated with dignity, integrity, respect, and compassion. We believe that all individuals are “created in the image and likeness of God.� For these reasons, the Saint Ignatius community is one in which all faculty, students, and staff are entitled to pursue their fullest intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical potential. Harassment and bullying of any kind interferes with this development and, therefore, will not be tolerated. Harassment occurs when an individual is intimidated, teased, bullied, threatened, or discriminated against because of race, religion, age, gender, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or academic pursuits. Harassment creates an offensive, hostile, and intimidating environment. Examples of harassing behavior include, but are not limited to, the following: 1.

Verbal Harassment: Derogatory, demeaning or threatening comments or jokes, either spoken or written, about another person or group.

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Physical Harassment: Unwanted physical contact, touching, impedance, blocking movements, assault, hazing, or any intimidating interference with normal activity or movement.

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Visual Harassment: Derogatory, demeaning or inflammatory drawings, written words, cartoons, posters, gestures, or altered photographs (e.g. memes) physically produced or posted on-line or in any fashion.

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Sexual Harassment: Unwelcome sexual advances, insults, staring and other verbal, physical or electronic misconduct of a sexual nature.

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Bullying: Taunts, ridicule, shunning, or other acts of alienation, coercion or intimidation, whether emotional, verbal, physical or electronic.

Students should report harassment and bullying to any teacher or administrator, including the Assistant Principal, Principal or President. The school will treat allegations of harassment and bullying seriously and will review and investigate such allegations in a prompt, confidential, and thorough manner. Individuals who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Since you are a member of the Saint Ignatius family, we trust that you will embrace and practice these principles on campus and in your home to support our school motto of forming “Men for Others.” G. STUDENT THREATS Due to the very serious nature of threats, any and all student threats to inflict harm to self or others must be taken seriously. The following procedure will be observed in dealing with a student who threatens to harm himself and/or others: 1.

Anyone who learns of a threat must report it to the Assistant Principal immediately.

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The police may be notified.

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The student may be required to remain in the Assistant Principals’ office or other designated area until the police arrive, if necessary or until other arrangements are made.

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The parent or guardian of the student who made the threat will be notified immediately.

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The student will be suspended pending further investigation. Depending upon the circumstances, the school may take further disciplinary action up to an including dismissal. In the event that the individual is permitted to return to school, such return may be conditioned upon receipt of adequate written medical certification from an appropriate medical professional (as determined by the school) verifying that the is not/does not pose a danger to self or others. The school may further require a second or third opinion. The school reserves the right to place additional conditions for returning to school.

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Any persons who have been verbally mentioned as potential victims or listed in writing as potential victims should be notified immediately. This policy will be followed in any and all cases that involve a threat from a student to harm self or others.

H. HAZING 1.

Hazing is defined in Ohio Revised Code 2903.31 as follows: “As used in this section, ‘hazing’ means doing any act or coercing another, including the victim, to do any act of initiation onto any student or other organization that causes or creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person.”

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The statute does not require substantial risk of mental or physical harm. In theory, therefore, any fear, embarrassment, or pain caused by an act of hazing would be actionable.

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Not only may a school discipline a student (or group of students) for hazing, it MUST take action to prevent such hazing, actively enforcing such policies against hazing that would, by definition, include reasonable discipline when appropriate.

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Hazing activities of any type are inconsistent with the educational process and shall be prohibited at all time. No administrator, faculty member, other employee of the school shall encourage, permit, condone, or tolerate any hazing activities. No student, including leaders of student organization, shall plan, encourage, or engage in any hazing.

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creates a substantial risk of causing mental or physical harm to any person. Permission, consent, or assumption of risk by an individual subjected to hazing does not lessen the prohibition contained in this policy. 6.

Athletes involved in a hazing incident may be removed from the teams and may lose any and all awards, including varsity letters.

I. GANG MEMBERSHIP Membership in a gang is a serious matter. Any student who is known to be a gang member will be subject to immediate expulsion from Saint Ignatius High School. Any student caught recruiting new gang members will be subject to immediate expulsion. Any student suspected of gang membership will be warned about the consequences of such activity. Any student guilty of using gang graffiti on school property will be subject to suspension. A second occurrence of such will warrant immediate expulsion. J. TOBACCO USE Saint Ignatius is a Tobacco Free Facility. Tobacco use is not permitted anytime on campus before, during or after school (City of Cleveland ordinance). Any such products brought on campus will be confiscated and appropriate JUGs given. K. SEARCHES The school reserves the right to conduct searches of student property when there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will yield evidence that the student has violated or is violating law or school rules. Such searches may include, but are not limited to, searches of vehicles, lockers, pockets, bags, backpacks, computers or electronic devices and the contents contained within those items. L. DISCIPLINARY REVIEW BOARD The Disciplinary Review Board (DRB) is an advisory group to the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline and the Principal. The sole responsibility of the DRB is to offer advice and opinion on disciplinary matters that are brought before it. Responsibilities 1. To convene as soon as possible at the request of the administration whenever a serious, expellable infraction is committed by a student. 2. The DRB does not determine guilt or innocence. The DRB makes recommendations regarding punitive measures, whether or not a student should be expelled, placed on probation, etc. 3. In cases that involve the recommendation of expulsion, the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline will collate the advice of the DRB and present it to the Principal who will make the final decision. 4. To meet at the administrations discretion during the academic year to review the cases of those on disciplinary probation. 5. To advise the administration regarding changes in the school rules and make recommendations governing student behavior. Procedure/Process 1. In the case of a serious infraction, the student will be immediately placed on “Out Of School Suspension� (OSS) until a decision has been reached. This period shall last no more than five school days. 2. The Assistant Principal for Student Discipline will inform the student and his parents of the suspension, the seriousness of the situation, and the process that will follow. The parents and the student may request a meeting with the A.P. at this time. 3. The DRB will convene within 5 school days of the infraction and deliberate accordingly. 4. Upon receiving the recommendation from the DRB, the A.P. will consult the Principal as to the next course of action.

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The A.P. will inform the parents of the disciplinary decision reached as a result of this process. If the decision involves the withdrawal of the student or expulsion, the Principal will inform the family of this decision. Should the parents choose to appeal the decision, they may do so in writing to the school President. The President will review the situation and render his decision to the parents in writing. The decision of the President is final.

OTHER PROCEDURES AND POLICIES A. HOMEROOM 1.

Each student will be assigned to a homeroom. Typically, a student’s homeroom is his first period class.

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Students not scheduled for a first period class should report to their homeroom teacher before 8:30 AM.

B. MESSAGES A message will be delivered to a student only if there is an emergency situation. C. PARENT SIGNATURE VERIFICATION CARD An emergency file card and parent signature verification card must be on file in the Office of the Assistant Principal. Parents or guardian will be asked to complete these cards during the first week of school. D. STUDENT WILDCARD Each student receives an identification card and is responsible for having this card with him during school and at all school-sponsored activities on and off campus. Students will be asked to show ID's at social events and for library use. ID's may be replaced for a $2.00 fee in the school library. E. LOST AND FOUND The Lost and Found is located in Rade Dining Hall. Lost items should be taken to this area as soon as possible. ANY HIGH-VALUE ITEMS SUCH AS WALLETS OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE ASAP. Students are asked to put their name, ID number, or initials on any personal item etc. in the event that they are lost. If lost and found articles are not claimed within a reasonable amount of time, they will be sent to the West Side Catholic Center. F. LOCKERS 1.

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Lockers are the property of Saint Ignatius High School. Students must lock their lockers when not in use. Students must secure their assigned locker with a schoolapproved lock and may not use a locker that has not been assigned to them. Students are not permitted to affix any type of picture, poster, sticker, etc. on the inside or outside of their assigned locker. Furthermore, any marring or marking or writing of graffiti in or on lockers is considered vandalism and is strictly forbidden. All lockers, including athletic lockers, are used by students as a privilege. Sanitary, healthy maintenance of a student’s locker(s) is his responsibility. Should a student misuse or abuse his locker(s) in any way, he may be subject to loss of locker(s) privileges and potential JUG and/or further disciplinary action. Students who use the gym lockers after the eighth period must lock their equipment with school-approved locks.

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Additional locks may be purchased in the office of the Assistant Principal. Students who purchase a key lock may leave an extra key in the Assistant Principal’s Office. Lockers should always be locked when not in use. Do not give your combination to anyone else. Lockers are not safes. Do not leave money or valuables in an unlocked locker. Bags should not be placed anywhere but in lockers. Failure to follow this may result in a JUG.

SCHOOL FACILITIES AND RESOURCES A. SAINT IGNATIUS CAMPUS During school time all students are restricted to the following areas that comprise the Saint Ignatius campus. 1.

Within the confines of the athletic field (with permission of a physical education or athletic department member).

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Within the sidewalk along the south side of Carroll Avenue from the end of West 32nd Street to the Carroll Avenue entrance to back quad and the sidewalk along the north side of Lorain Avenue from the athletic field to the Chapel parking lot.

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From the sidewalk on the south side of Lorain Avenue to the Breen Center for the Performing Arts parking lot, Arrupe House and Kyle Field

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Seniors may be granted permission to patronize off-campus merchants as determined by the Assistant Principal’s Office.

Students may patronize Wendy's restaurant or Phoenix Café during their free period but must return immediately to the cafeteria or mall area to consume their purchase. Students who go to their cars before the end of their regular scheduled classes without permission from the Assistant Principal’s Office will be considered off campus whether or not their cars are parked on the street or in one of the school parking lots and will receive five JUGs. B. LIBRARY, HALLWAYS, CLASSROOMS 1.

The library is a place for quiet study and not for sleeping; it is open from 7:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no eating or drinking in the library and library classrooms – this means no candy, no gum, no eating of lunches, and no beverages. The dress code is in effect at all times in the library: before, during, and after school. Furniture is not to be moved or abused. Students must obtain a computer assignment card before logging into the library’s computers; students should enter and exit the library by way of the main entrance. Students are asked to work quietly; students will be evicted for loud and/or disruptive behavior – extreme disruptions will lead to a JUG. Students must obtain written permission from a teacher in order to borrow digital equipment. Books circulate for 2 weeks, CDs and cameras circulate for 3 days, reference books circulate overnight only and are due in before the start of school. Overdue notices are sent weekly; overdue fees are not assessed, but materials must be returned in a timely manner or the student will receive a JUG. Students assume all responsibility for items borrowed from the library. At the beginning of each semester, each student receives a 250 page printing allotment; once this allotment has been used, a student may replenish his account with a minimum of $1.00 for 40 pages ($.025 per page). Students may access the library wireless network for school related work only; students will not be able to print from the wireless network unless they are using one of the library’s wireless computers.

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The Walton Center for Learning is open throughout school day and until 6:00PM. The WCL closes at 3:00PM on Fridays.

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Students may not congregate/loiter in any unsupervised area including classrooms, stairwells, and hallways.

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Any student or group of students wishing to use a classroom or any other facility during the school day or after school must receive approval from the Assistant Principal’s Office. Proper supervision is a necessary prerequisite for this permission to be given.

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Students are reminded not to eat or drink in the hallways and to keep the public areas of the school litter free. Students may use a water bottle throughout the school day.

C. THE MALL & QUAD All rules and regulations governing the Saint Ignatius campus apply to the Mall and Quad areas. Students are not permitted to play catch, frisbee, whiffleball, etc. on the mall during school hours. D. RADE DINING HALL AND SULLIVAN ATRIUM This area, which includes the cafeteria, senior lounge, bookstore, and campus ministry office, was designed to meet the social needs of the Ignatius student. These areas open at 7:00 AM and are generally available for student use until 5:00 PM. On occasion, these areas are reserved for events and may be closed without notice. Students are expected to assist staff members in maintaining the Rade Dining Hall and Sullivan Atrium. E. FOOD ON CAMPUS Food is only to be eaten in the Rade Dining Hall, Sullivan Atrium or on the Mall. Water is the only acceptable consumable outside of the above areas. F. MURPHY FIELD HOUSE PROCEDURES 1.

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The Murphy Field House is available to students for Intramurals and open gym from 3 - 5 PM. During the first quarter it is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. During the second, third, and fourth quarter it is open every night. There will be times throughout the year that the Murphy Field House will be used for other events and will be closed. When a student uses the Murphy Field House he is to be in proper fitness attire, place all personal belongings in a locked locker, and if he chooses he may leave the more valuable items in the PE office. Bags, books, etc. are not to be left in the hallways. Personal items such as electronic devices, basketballs, etc. are strongly discouraged. A student can borrow equipment from the PE/Intramural Department by using his student ID. He will receive his ID when equipment is returned. Failure to follow the above concerning borrowing a ball or not using a locker may result in a JUG or cafĂŠ duty.

G. ATHLETIC FACILITIES The policy for use of these facilities will be determined by the physical education and athletic departments and in special instances by the President or Principal of the school. The sound system in the Fr. Sullivan, S.J. Gymnasium, the Murphy Field House, Wasmer Field, and the Strength and Conditioning Center are for official school use only. H. RESTRICTED AREAS The following campus areas are off-limits to students unless a teacher or staff member has granted permission: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

All Locker rooms unless in a regularly scheduled Physical Ed. class or sport. Stage area in the Rade Dining Hall. Roof areas of all buildings. All departmental offices unless with permission of faculty member. Extracurricular offices unless supervised by moderator.

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Restrooms on the administrative floor in the main building. Wasmer Field, Zivoder Garden, Kyle Field, and the Breen Center. Any other area that is indicated as restricted by a staff member. Permission to use the school elevators must be given in writing by the Assistant Principal’s Office or school nurse. All elevators are restricted areas before, during and after school.

I. CONCERNED PERSONS BOX Located outside of Campus Ministry office, the Schott Library, and the outside the counseling department in the basement of the Main Building students can leave anonymous information regarding concerns with other Saint Ignatius students. J. VISITORS All visitors must report to the reception area across from the President’s Office in the Main Building to indicate their presence at school and secure a visitor’s pass.

STUDENT TRANSPORTATION POLICIES A. DRIVING AND PARKING REGULATIONS Because of limited parking as well as the necessity of keeping areas adjacent to the school available for deliveries, all on-campus parking is reserved. The following driving and parking regulations are to be observed. 1.

All students driving to school are asked to register with the office of the Assistant Principal. This regulation pertains both to students who have or who have not secured an on-campus parking permit. Likewise, this rule applies both to regular and occasional drivers.

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Seniors will be given first priority for any available on-campus parking. Juniors will be next. The parking permit fee is $300.00 a year.

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Students who park in one of the school lots without a parking permit during school hours or park illegally on city streets will receive five (5) JUGs and a Saturday JUG. A second incident will lead to a one-day in-school suspension.

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Students are never permitted to park in the following areas: - Carroll Avenue between W. 30th and W. 32nd Street - W. 30th between Carroll and Bridge Avenue

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Students attempting to counterfeit a parking permit will be fined the price of a parking permit and will also serve a one (1) day in-school suspension.

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The school shall exercise due care in operating the parking areas but assumes no responsibility for the loss, theft, or damage to parked, towed, or stored vehicles.

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Only if the Assistant Principal has given explicit permission may students go to their cars during the school day.

B. BUSSES/VANS TO AND FROM SCHOOL EVENTS Saint Ignatius High School provides bus/van service to some school events that involve school-sponsored activities. Students are not permitted to rent, lease, or obtain by any other means non-school sponsored busses/vans for school events. Students who violate this rule will receive appropriate disciplinary action.

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PART IV: SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES A fulltime, licensed school nurse is provided during the school day to support the health and academic success of students at Saint Ignatius High School. The school nurse is the link between our families, our faculty and administration, and community medical providers in regards to the mental and physical wellness needs of our students. The school nurse's role is to coordinate care and address major health problems experienced by students individually and as a community. The school nurse provides preventive and screening services, health education, assistance with decision-making about health issues, and interventions for medical emergencies, ailments, injuries, communicable diseases, chronic illnesses and any other adolescent physical or mental health issues. A.

HEALTH CLINIC

The school’s health clinic is located in Loyola Hall, 1st door on the left, down the stairs. A pass from the teacher is required to see the nurse. During a student’s free period he is welcome to come to the clinic without a pass. Students are not permitted to stop in the clinic between classes. They must report to their classroom first for a pass. An emergency situation would be the only exception to this rule. Students are not permitted to leave school due to illness or injury without permission from the nurse, or the Assistant Principal’s office, AND oral or written permission from their parents. Students who do not follow this procedure will receive five JUGs for every class they miss. B.

CONFIDENTIALITY OF INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INFORMATION

To ensure confidentiality of health information, individual health information will only be shared with certain school faculty and staff for the purposes of serving the student and protecting the health, safety, and learning of this student. Faculty and staff are informed of health concerns on a need to know basis. All staff and faculty who are trusted with personally identifiable health information take seriously their responsibility to safeguard that information. The school nurse may contact a student's health care provider to clarify facts surrounding a student's condition or treatment plan. Parents are encouraged to talk with the nurse directly if they have additional concerns regarding confidentiality of their student’s health information. C.

SCHOOL HEALTH FORMS (see www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse)

Failure to meet these requirements will result in the student being excluded from school early in the school year and all days thereafter until the forms are on file. 1.

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All families are required to complete the Emergency Medical Authorization Form annually. This form can be found on Final Forms. It is to be submitted online by the first day of school. No other method of submission will be accepted. This one form is used by both athletics and health services. All incoming freshmen and new students are required to have a physical on file in the school clinic by the first day of school. (See www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse) All incoming freshman and new students must have an updated immunization record or letter of immunization exception on file in the school clinic by the first day of school.

ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION IN SCHOOL: FORMS AND REQUIREMENTS

If possible, all medication should be given by the parent at home. The first dose of a new medication is NOT to be given at school. In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code and school policy, the following requirements must be followed for students to receive medication prescribed by a physician and/or non-prescription medication at Saint Ignatius High School. 1.

Complete the required form which must be signed by both the prescribing physician and a parent/guardian (see www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse). A separate form must be completed by the parent/guardian and physician for each medication that the student will take at school.

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Prescription medication must be in the original bottle.

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The container must have a fixed label which indicates the student’s name, name of the medication, dosage, method of administration, and time of administration.

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The prescription bottle and the prescription order MUST match.

Suggestion: Ask for a “school bottle” when you get the prescription filled. 3.

Non-prescription medication must be in its original container and have the student’s name written on it. Non-prescription medication will not be given without written parent/guardian permission on the Over the Counter (OVC) school form (see www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse).

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Medication forms are in effect for current school year only. A new form must be completed each new school year.

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Students with asthma or severe allergies should carry an emergency epinephrine (epipen) and/or an albuterol inhaler. Medication orders must be on file in the school clinic and must be signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian. Forms that meet state law requirements to carry an inhaler and an epipen are on available at www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse. A backup epipen is required to be kept in the school clinic. A backup asthma inhaler to be kept in the clinic is strongly encouraged. Students with diabetes that are required to carry insulin, quick acting glucose and/or blood glucose monitoring equipment must have a written health plan in place and must review the plan in person with the school nurse. A diabetic health plan form can be found at www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse.

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The school nurse will review all orders, forms, and signatures related to student health. The school nurse will also review with the student the correct dosage, correct time, correct method of administration, purpose of medication, and concerns if the medication is not taken. The goal is for all students to be self-directed in taking their prescribed medications.

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Students are not permitted to have any medication (including over the counter medication) on their person, in their locker or in their bag. An epipen, asthma inhaler and diabetic supplies are the only allowed exceptions. All medications are to be stored in the school clinic with the nurse.

10. Any unused medication must be picked up by the parent or student by the last day of school. If this deadline cannot be met, the parent/guardian is to call the nurse to alternate arrangements. Medication not picked up by the deadline, or alternate date arranged by the parent/guardian, will be disposed of. E.

OVERNIGHT AND EXTENDED FIELD TRIP MEDICATIONS

Students at an extended school event or on a school trip the duration of which requires the student to take medication while not under the supervision of the school nurse or a parent/guardian must follow these requirements: 1. A Prescription Medication Authorization form must be completed and signed by the physician prescribing the medication and a parent/guardian. The form can be printed from www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse. 2. All prescribed medications must be in the pharmacy labeled bottle. 3. If the student requires non-prescription medication, the Non-Prescription Medication Form must be completed by a parent/guardian. 4. Non-prescription medication should be sent in the original bottle. 5. The parent/guardian should send only the amount of medication necessary for the duration of the event or trip. 6. All forms must be completed and submitted prior to the field trip or the medication will not be given.

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F.

POLICY FOR STUDENTS WITH LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES

Purpose Saint Ignatius High School is committed to the safety and health of all students and employees. In accordance with this and pursuant to ORC 3313.719, the purpose of this policy is to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Policy 1.

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Provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students with food allergies Reduce the likelihood of severe or potentially life-threatening allergic reaction Ensure a rapid and effective response in the case of a severe or potentially lifethreatening allergic reaction Protect the rights of food allergic students to participate in all school activities. Parents are to notify both the school nurse and director of food services of a student’s life threatening food allergies. a. School Nurse i. Mrs. Darlene Hernandez can reached by phone at (216) 6510222 extension 286 or via e-mail at dhernandez@ignatius.edu b. Director of Campus Dining i. Mr. David Turska can be reached by phone at (216) 961-2551 or via e-mail at dturska@ignatius.edu Parents are to provide annually to the school nurse a doctor’s written emergency management plan that includes allergy, signs and symptoms, and written emergency medication orders and backup emergency medication. Students at risk for anaphylaxis are to carry at all times a copy of the doctor’s written emergency plan, an epipen and other emergency medication as ordered. Students are to be able to monitor and prevent their own exposures which include: a. Knowing what foods to avoid b. Asking about food ingredients c. Reading and understand food labels d. Telling an adult immediately after an exposure e. Consider wearing a medical alert bracelet, necklace, watchband f. Firmly refusing a problem food g. Recognizing early symptoms of an allergic reaction and knowing how to use an epipen and other emergency medication. The student’s backup emergency medication is stored in the nurse’s office and easily accessible during school hours. The nurse shares the student’s emergency action plan with the student’s teachers. Parents are to provide allergy information/avoidance plans, emergency action plans to adults supervising field trips, after-hour and off-campus activities. Campus Dining has exposure controls in place but encourage students and parents to ask questions. We will make all necessary arrangements to ensure your student’s dietary needs are met. a. All prep areas and utensils are sanitized after products that are made, which may contain the following; peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish items. b. Gloves are worn by staff members and changed after each food item is prepared. c. Food products are labeled if such items contain peanuts, tree nuts, or shellfish. d. We have ability for ALLERGIC WARNINGS to appear on the screen to alert our cashier that a student has a food allergy. e. Food Safety is our primary concern so please communicate any special needs to Campus Dining.

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G.

STUDENTS WITH CHRONIC DISEASES

The school nurse provides a critical role in management of chronic disease by being the link between school, family, student, and health care provider. Positive outcomes produced include improved self care management, better monitoring of a condition, fewer symptoms, enhanced physical and psychosocial functioning through individual health plans, improved communication with teachers and reduced days absent. Health care plans completed by the physician are needed for many chronic diseases that my impact the student’s health, safety and academic performance at school. 

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All students with diabetes, asthma, severe allergies and seizure disorders are required to have a health plan completed by the physician on file with the school nurse (see www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse). Other conditions may require a health plan for school as well. Students and parents are encouraged to talk with the nurse directly to discuss further and to develop an individual health plan so the student can be successful in school (216- 634-8818 or dhernandez@ignatius.edu). Students and parents are asked to keep the nurse informed of any changes such as medications, activity intolerance, hospitalizations or emergency room visits.

STUDENTS WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Any student suspected or reported to have a communicable disease is to be examined by the school nurse. Upon the recommendation of the school nurse the student may be excluded from school.  Re-admission is dependent upon the decision by the school nurse with input from the student’s physician. The decision is based on the length of time the disease is contagious and control measures.  If seen by a healthcare provider, please provide a written note from the doctor that includes diagnosis, treatment, any physical activity limitations and return to school date. When should a sick student stay home or return to school? – This information does not take the place of consulting a healthcare provider. Be sure to contact a healthcare provider anytime there is concern about a student’s health. 

Chicken Pox - Students with chicken pox may return to school 6 days after onset of rash or when lesions are dry. Upon return the student is required to see the school nurse prior to attending classes.

Common Cold – A contagious upper respiratory infection caused by a virus. Symptoms can last 7-14 days and a cough up to 3 weeks. With no fever, mild symptoms and otherwise feeling well a student may be fine in school. Stay home with deep or uncontrollable cough, significant lack of energy, feeling miserable, and/or severe sore throat.

Conjunctivitis (Pink eye) - A common infectious disease of one or both eyes caused by several types of bacteria and viruses. If have thick and purulent (pus) discharge from eye, eyelashes matted/crusted or if eye pain, stay home and see healthcare provider. May return 24 hours after treatment with an antibiotic has begun.

Diarrhea – Frequent loose or watery stools (3 or more) within the past 24 hours. Stay home until free from symptoms for 24 hours or evaluated by a healthcare provider and determined not to be infectious.

Fever – A temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours. Must stay home from school for at least 24 hours after no longer has a fever or signs of a fever without use of fever-reducing medicine.

Flu (Influenza) – A highly contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms are dry cough that can be

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severe, headache, muscle aches and pains, tiredness and weakness lasting up to 2-3 weeks, extreme exhaustion, chest discomfort, fever not always present but can be as high as 102 degrees lasting up to 3-4 days. Must stay home from school for at least 24 hours after no longer has a fever or signs of a fever without use of feverreducing medicine. If student seems to get better than worse again, see a doctor. 

Headache – Complaints of frequent or more severe headaches should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, including a vision exam if needed. If only complaint is a mild headache without other symptoms and without a stiff neck, fever or recent head injury, then usually does not have to stay home from school.

Mononucleosis (kissing disease) – Caused by the Epstein-Barr virus; most common in older teens. Symptoms include persistent sore throat, fever and fatigue. Mono symptoms often include weakness, body aches and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. In addition occasionally there is pain in the upper left part of the abdomen due to spleen involvement. Stay home until feel well enough to return. Upon return a note from the physician is required for the school nurse indicating the diagnosis, return to school date and any physical activity limitations. Please call the nurse at 216-634-8818 to discuss a return to school plan. Students may require shorten days or frequent rest periods at first.

Skin conditions – If area is small, may try a home treatment and cover if drainage. Stay home if getting worse or not improving after a short time and see a healthcare provider . A student treated with an antibiotic or antifungal medication may not return to school until after 24 hours on the medication.

Sore throat – Do not come to school if severe, difficulty swallowing, drooling (may be an emergency), fever or if signs of strep throat. Strep Throat – A significantly sore throat could be strep throat, a contagious illness. Symptoms may include severe and sudden sore throat, fever, white spots in the back of the throat, headache and upset stomach, swollen lymph nodes in the neck. Untreated strep throat can lead to serious complications. A student diagnosed with strep throat may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has been started.

Vomiting – If vomited 1x with other symptoms or vomited 2x, then stay home until free from vomiting for 24 hours.

CONCUSSION POLICY AND PROCEDURES Saint Ignatius High School recognizes the seriousness and potentially long-lasting effects of concussions and head injuries in teens and takes seriously its obligation to educate parents, students and our school community. The following policy outlines the steps our school will take to prevent and address concussions and head injuries in sports and other school activities.  Notification, Education and Training All parents/guardians must read both the school policy on concussions (below) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Concussion Information Sheet which can be found online at http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/Concussions/ODH-ConcussionInfoSheet.pdf. The ODH Concussion Information Sheet contains important information about signs and symptoms of concussions, the dangers of returning to school and activities too soon, and the need for gradual recovery and return. In addition, the school policy includes specific return to school requirements after suspected concussion symptoms. By signing the Handbook Acknowledgement Form found on the first page of this handbook, parents/guardians verify that they have received and reviewed both the school’s policy and the ODH Concussion Information Sheet as required by section 3313.539 of the revised code and Saint Ignatius High School policy.

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All coaches, trainers and others involved with interscholastic sports will receive training on recognizing the signs of a concussion or head injury, on precautionary measures to avoid injuries, and on the necessary procedures to take in the event of such an injury.  Removal from Practice or Competition Any student who exhibits signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion or balance problems) shall be immediately removed from the activity and shall not return to school, practice, or play until cleared with written authorization by a physician as set forth under Ohio law, school policy and OHSAA regulations as applicable. Immediate medical attention will be sought.  Return to School and Play In order to return to school, practice and play, the student must receive written clearance from a physician that it is safe for him to return. Under no circumstances will a student be permitted to return to play sooner than 24 hours after the episode, regardless of whether it has been determined that the student did not experience a concussion. In most instances, a gradual recovery progression will be required before a student may return to normal activity. A return to activity plan is composed of two parts: 1) Return to academics – a gradual return to school and academics implemented by academic staff; 2) Return to practice and play – a gradual return to sports implemented by athletic staff; a student must be cleared for full academics before beginning the return to practice and play protocol. In order to return to school, the student must first receive written clearance from a physician stating that it is safe to return and if needed, to include recommended academic adjustments. (Students should stay home until they can do 40 minutes of sustained mental work without triggering concussion symptoms.) Secondly, the student must report to the school nurse for assessment before returning to class. Refer to the Academic Progression Protocol at www.ignatius.edu/schoolnurse. Progression of recovery from a concussion or head injury is individualized, and will be determined on a case by case basis. Factors that may affect the rate of progression include but are not limited to: previous history of concussion, duration and type of symptoms, age of student, and sport/activity in which the student participates. A student with a prior history of concussion, one who has had an extended duration of symptoms, or one who is participating in a collision or contact sport should be progressed more slowly. Making the determination that a student is ready to begin implementing the graduated return to activity protocol is a medical decision. However, the school's Concussion Management Team plays a critical role in deciding to return a student to activity - both academics and athletics. The Concussion Management Team includes teachers, counselors, school nurse, administration, and an athletic department representative. Communication among the Concussion Management Team, the parents or guardians, the physician, and the student will provide a more complete picture as to the student’s plan of progression and recovery. Even if a student has obtained written clearance to return, the Concussion Management Team has the authority to prevent a student from participating in an activity if signs, symptoms or behaviors of the concussion are still apparent in the academic setting or during physical activity. It is our school’s policy to exercise an abundance of caution and to err on the side of limiting return. In addition to obtaining written medical clearance, the parents or guardians may be required to sign a Return to Play Acknowledgment and Waiver form.

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS POLICY It is the contention of faculty, staff, and administration that students learn best when they are not suffering from the influences of drug abuse. The policies outlined in this section have, at their core, the desire to help our students make the best decisions possible during their time at Saint Ignatius High School. It is our hope that our policies foster a lifelong understanding of the dangers of drug abuse. We understand that developmental issues, on occasion, impede adolescents from making sound decisions. Given this reality in the lives of the adolescents in our care, we have employed a policy concerning the use of drugs by our students. The first set of policies is designed to foster a community of drug free learners who are well on their way to understanding how to make appropriate decisions concerning the use and abuse of drugs. We believe that the use of illicit drugs is never acceptable. Further, we contend that drug use is not part of “normal adolescent development,” and Saint Ignatius High School flatly rejects the notion that students need to learn to experiment before they go to college. It must be clearly stated: any student who sells or distributes drugs on our campus will be subject to immediate expulsion. Health and Wellness Model Saint Ignatius High School strives to be a community where our students are empowered to make responsible choices concerning the role of drugs in their lives. Our desire is for a drug free student body. To this end, all students at Saint Ignatius High School are subject to mandatory random drug testing throughout their four years at the school. Positive test results will be shared with parents and will be used to help the students make positive choices. We are so convinced of the good that will come from our desire to be a drug free school that we are committed to state that positive results from the random test in our Health and Wellness Model will not lead to automatic disciplinary consequences. It is our hope that students who test positive will get the help necessary to return to good health. Process of the Health and Wellness Model: While it is the hope that our students will be making healthy choices concerning drugs, we understand some may not. Below is an outline of the process used in Saint Ignatius High School’s program. ●Throughout the school year, Saint Ignatius High School will randomly choose groups of students to submit for drug testing; a hair sample will determine the use of drugs. The school has employed the services of Psychemedics, a drug/alcohol testing company, to provide the result of the analysis of the hair samples. Testing will begin early in the fall and will continue throughout the school year. Every student will be tested at least once. ● All samples will be sent to Psychemedics for analysis and the results will be sent to the Saint Ignatius High School CARE Team leader. As a Health and Wellness Program, the Assistant Principal or the Principal will not be informed of the initial results. ● For those students whose results are negative, no further action will be taken, and parents will NOT be notified. ● For those students whose results are positive for drug use, the CARE Team leader will request an immediate meeting with the student and parents and the following will apply: 1.

Students and parents will be given the information gleaned from the analysis of the hair sample by the CARE Team leader. As this is a Health and Wellness program, there will be no disciplinary consequences at this time; the purpose of the meeting is to encourage the family to seek the necessary help and interventions.

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The CARE Team leader will provide names of drug treatment programs if the family desires. This list is provided as a courtesy and Saint Ignatius High School does not endorse one therapist or program over another.

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The student and parents will be required to meet with the CARE Team leader/appropriate counselor to ensure that some plan of action is being taken by the family.

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Students with a “Positive” result will be tested again in 90 calendar days. a)

If the First Positive 90 day re-test results are negative, the student will be placed back in the random pool of test participants.

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If the first positive 90 day re-test results are positive, further intervention will be required on the part of the guidance counselor and family. Please note: all testing and any additional analysis required after the initial random test will be invoiced to the family. 5.

Students with a second positive will be tested again in 90 calendar days at the family’s expense. If the second positive 90 day re-test results are negative, the student will be released from all therapeutic obligations (unless the family chooses to continue) and tested again in 45 Days. If the 45 day re-test results are also negative, the student will be placed back in the random pool of test participants.

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Subsequent positive test results will require the family and student to meet with the appropriate counselor in order to determine what caused the failure of the drug remediation program after the first positive. The family and student must follow the recommendations of the school’s appropriate counselor including any and all treatment or rehabilitation programs. Failure to follow the recommendations concerning a treatment program and/or refusal/failure to attend sessions with the appropriate school counselor may jeopardize a student’s continued matriculation at Saint Ignatius High School. Note: Students who successfully complete a drug intervention program and who maintain a negative status as described above will be placed back into the random pool for future testing wherein the above procedure is again applicable. If the school determines that a family and/or the student are not making a good faith effort to improve and as such are unwilling to take the steps needed to ensure that the student remain drug free, said behavior will be considered antithetical to the mission of Saint Ignatius High School, and therefore the student may be forced to withdraw.

PART V: FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS A.

OVERVIEW

The Finance Office is responsible for all tuition and fee related matters including management of the billing and collection process, the tuition reduction process, and other financial matters. The Finance Office is located on the first floor of the Main Building across from the Principal’s Office and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays). Tuition and fees are determined by the Administration and approved by the Board of Regents on an annual basis. Tuition is intended to cover the ongoing and regular costs of operating a world class institution. Additional fees such as education fees, Advance Placement testing fees, and graduation fees are charged to cover costs which fall outside of the regular cost of operations. Together, tuition and fees represent a significant financial obligation of the parents/guardians (“parents”) who choose to send their sons to Saint Ignatius High School. It is expected that all parents will fulfill their financial obligation. Every parent is required to sign a Financial Responsibility Form as part of the Freshman Family Conference acknowledging their commitment to fulfilling their obligations during their son’s four years at Saint Ignatius High School.

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We expect parents will contact us immediately if circumstances arise which will prevent you from fulfilling your obligations in a timely manner. We will strive to find a workable solution while maintaining our fiduciary responsibility to manage the affairs of Saint Ignatius High School in a prudent and responsible manner. B.

TUITION AND FEE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Billing, payment and overall management of Tuition and Fees are done through the FACTS online Tuition Management System (https://online.factsmgt.com or you can link to it from our web page http://www.ignatius.edu/parents). Parents of incoming freshmen or transfer students will receive initial login instructions from FACTS (via both US Mail and your “name@parents.ignatius.edu email). You are expected to use this service to manage all aspects of billing and payment of tuition and fees, including: 

Payment Plan – Parents have the option of one payment per academic year, two payments per academic year (e.g. each semester), or ten payments per academic year (e.g. monthly).

Method of Payment – Parents can choose from a variety of payment methods including direct debit, credit card and invoicing. Note that there is a 2.5% convenience fee added to credit card payments and only MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Balance Inquiry – at any time you can view your outstanding balance.

Parents are discouraged from sending payments via check, cash or credit card directly to the Finance Office. All payments should be made to FACTS to ensure timely and accurate recordkeeping. C.

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Late fees are assessed if payments are not made in a timely fashion based upon the payment plan selected. These fees are non-refundable. All tuition and fee payments are expected to be made by May 15th for each academic year. Graduating seniors with outstanding balances will not receive a diploma and official transcripts will not be sent to any college until all amounts owed have been paid in full. Returning students with outstanding tuition and fee balances will not be permitted to return to campus for the following school year until all amounts owed have been paid in full. Tuition and fee balances are reviewed each quarter and report cards may be withheld for those students with delinquent balances. Furthermore, if there is a delinquent balance at the end of the first semester, students may not be permitted to return to campus for the second semester until all amounts owed have been paid in full. All requests for transcripts at any time during the year will be preceded with a review of the tuition and fee account status and transcripts may not be released for a student with a delinquent balance. Applications for future tuition reduction will not be considered for any current student who has a delinquent tuition and fee balance. In the event a student withdraws from school for any reason, the following pro rata refunds will be made for the semester during which the withdrawal occurs based on the date of the withdrawal: o First two weeks of semester – 90% o Weeks three or four of semester – 75% o Weeks five or six of semester – 50% o Weeks seven or eight of semester – 25% o After week eight – 0%

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TUITION REDUCTION PROCESS

Saint Ignatius High School uses the Private School Aid Service (PSAS) to gather and analyze family financial information to assess a Parent's ability to pay Tuition. PSAS applications are available at https://www.psas.org/onlineapp.aspx as well as on our web site at http://www.ignatius.edu/page.aspx?pid=519 or in the Finance Office. PSAS applications can be completed online. PSAS applications must be filed by May 1 of each year for the following year. We recognize that there may be exceptional circumstances which arise throughout the year (e.g. death, illness, etc.) which can significantly change a family’s financial situation. Accordingly, we accept PSAS applications throughout the year provided that there is a written explanation of a significant event which has resulted in a change to the family’s financial situation. Any Tuition Reduction awards made during the year are prospective only – we do not retroactively reduce Tuition obligations. The Tuition Reduction decision is based upon a family’s financial situation. We understand that family’s take on many different compositions and accordingly, PSAS strives to assess each family’s financial situation based upon their unique circumstances. Specifically in the cases where two biological parents are not married to each other, we expect cooperation from both biological parents and refusal of either parent to provide complete information may result in denial of a Tuition Reduction award. Divorce decrees or other legal documents will be requested by PSAS to ensure an accurate assessment. In those situations where it is asserted that a biological parent has no involvement in a student's life, PSAS will require documentation supporting the claim along with third party confirmation (e.g. grade school principal, clergy, psychologist, etc.). PSAS may also request financial information from a step parent, whether or not that step parent has a legal obligation to provide support to the students, as they seek to assess the family financial situation. While the above situations may result in awkward and perceived intrusive questions and requests for information, we strive to ensure fairness, consistency and uniformity in determining amounts to be awarded for Tuition Reduction. We have limited funds to award and we must ensure we are doing our utmost to maintain our stewardship responsibilities. E.

SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE

The Scholarship Drive is a student fundraising campaign that raises money for need-based scholarships to Saint Ignatius High School. Selling these raffle tickets is the one way in which the student body is asked to give something back to the school. As part of their commitment to doing justice every student is expected to participate in the Scholarship Drive by selling his quota of 60 raffle tickets. All students are required to return unsold tickets to the Scholarship Drive Office and students will be billed for any tickets not returned. Students who do not sell their quota of tickets will be required to attend a MANDATORY day of service as determined by the Assistant Principal. NB: Any senior who does not sell his quota and does not attend the required day of service will not be permitted to attend prom.

PART VI: STUDENT LIFE & ACTIVITIES Participation in extracurricular activities is highly encouraged; however, it is a privilege and not a right. A student’s participation is governed by the same rule of eligibility as for sports. Upon the judgment of the Assistant Principal for Student Life, for the good of a student’s over-all academic welfare, this privilege may be suspended at any time. The school reserves the right to suspend any activity. All publications are published by Saint Ignatius; and, therefore, the school reserves the right to approve publications before their

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distribution. No student publication may be distributed on campus without the explicit approval of Assistant Principal for Student Life. The following is a partial list of clubs and activities and a brief description of each available. If a student is interested in beginning a new activity, he must obtain permission from the Assistant Principal for Student Life. Note: After school each Thursday we have our weekly CAT Meeting for students interested in learning about ways to practice the Corporal Works of Mercy. Students often feel torn because other activities schedule competing meetings at the same time (3:00-3:30 p.m.). In order to preserve the culture of Christian Service at Saint Ignatius, the first 30 minutes after school on Thursdays is reserved for CAT Meetings alone. Other activities will still meet on Thursdays, if they choose, starting at 3:35 p.m. ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: If you like the game show Jeopardy, our club is for you. We meet twice/week for 1.5 hours after school and compete against other schools in occasional Saturday tournaments throughout the year. Moderator: Mr. Jonathan Barker ANIME CLUB: The Anime club meets weekly to view videos based on club members’ suggestions. Each video is discussed and dissected for themes and preferences. The club meets on Fridays. Moderator: Mr. Andrew Johnson ARCHERY CLUB: The Archery club is open to students of all ages and experience levels. Equipment is provided. The club focuses on teaching and practicing safe bowman-ship and increasing marksmanship. Several intra-club tournaments are held throughout the year. Moderator: Mr. Paul Kobe and Ms. Tara Henderson ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE (A.I.R.): Artists in residence make “Art for Others.” The students are commissioned artists who spread artwork throughout the Ignatius community. They make banners, posters, t-shirts, drawings, paintings, publications, murals, and more. Moderator: Mrs. Julianna Burrows BAND PROGRAM: The Saint Ignatius Wildcat MARCHING BAND is the largest and most active of all the music groups on the Saint Ignatius campus. This group is open to all musicians regardless of experience. The Marching Band performs at all Saint Ignatius football games, numerous parades, and takes a trip to other cities every other year. Members of this group are expected to attend Band Camp during August and be present for all performances. This is a class that meets during the school day with minimal after-school rehearsals. The Marching Band handbook lists complete procedure and policies. Fine Arts credit and a varsity letter can be earned for participating in this group. Moderator: Mr. Dan Hamlin The JAZZ ENSEMBLE is comprised of students from the concert and marching bands and the general student body. All students are invited to join the jazz ensemble. However, auditions will be required if a large number of students want to participate. The director will then select students based on their audition to become members of the jazz ensemble. The group performs at all concerts held by the concert band; and, when requested, the jazz ensemble performs outside the school for civic events. The MUSIC PIT: Each Spring, the Saint Ignatius Harlequins put on a full musical performance for members of the Saint Ignatius community. Depending on what instrumentation is needed, the musical pit provides the music for these events. The pit meets in advance of the performances to rehearse the music, and is then present for all shows. This music is often quite challenging, however students that are interested should contact Mr. Hamlin. The PEP BAND is open to all members of the marching and concert bands. This group performs at all home basketball games and other school events. The pep band usually performs music that was used for the marching band.

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The STEEL PAN ENSEMBLE was founded in 2015. The group regularly rehearses twice a week in anticipation of a Spring Concert. Additionally the group will perform outside the Saint Ignatius community for various civic and social events. The goal of the Saint Ignatius Steel Pan Ensemble is to present excellent performances of quality literature in the steel pan idiom, with special emphasis on original music by contemporary composers. The Steel Pan Ensemble is an audition based group, with auditions in early Fall. For more information please contact director Dan Hamlin. The SYMPHONIC BAND begins to rehearse following the Marching Season, generally in early November. This ensemble focuses on the musicality, intonation, balance, and blend required to perform concert band literature at a high-level of musicianship. Performances include the OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event plus up to three (3) additional concerts, culminating with the Saint Ignatius High School Graduation Ceremony. BILLIARDS CLUB: The Billiards club is open to students of all four years. Members will meet once a month to shoot pool at a variety of local billiard halls. Moderator: Mr. Robert Wimbiscus CATS KICK KID’S CANCER: CKKC is the umbrella group for all student-led fundraising to benefit pediatric cancer research. All funds raised go to the locally based Kick-It Foundation, a national fundraising program that sponsors kickball games to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. A number of fund-raising events are help throughout the year, culminating with the Kick It for Kevin Kickball Tournament each spring. Student involvement includes fundraising at sporting events, contacting businesses for donations and sponsorships, selling t-shirts and raffle tickets in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club and organizing the kickball tournament. CKKC has raised close to $150,000 over the past five years. Moderators: Mr. Tom Healey and Mr. Jim Brennan CHESS CLUB meets once a week. The beginning of the year is devoted to learning, teaching, and understanding the rules and nuances of the game. The middle part of the year is spent playing games and developing abilities. The annual Saint Ignatius Chess Club Tournament is played during the last part of the year. Currently there are approximately 50 members of the Chess Club scattered throughout the four years. Moderator: Mr. James Hogan CHORAL PROGRAM: The Saint Ignatius High School Choral Program is recognized as one of the premiere choral programs in the state of Ohio. Our choral ensembles consistently earn high ratings at local, state, national and international festivals and adjudications and have performed at such prestigious venues such as the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist (Cleveland) and Riverside Church (New York City). Students of all abilities and experience levels are welcome to participate in one or more of our offerings. Moderator: Mr. Jason Falkofsky The MEN'S CHORUS is open to all students in grades 10-12 regardless of experience. Men's Chorus is offered as a credited, academic class which meets during the regular school day. The Men's Chorus performs frequently throughout the school year and serves as music ministers for all-school liturgies. The FRESHMAN CHORUS is open to all freshmen students regardless of experience. This credited, academic class is designed to develop and enhance vocal capacity and prepare the student for participation in more advanced vocal ensembles. The Freshmen Chorus performs on select programs with the Men's Chorus. The CAT-O'-TONICS is an extracurricular ensemble specializing in a cappella music of the pop, doo-wop and barbershop styles as well as music of the male glee club tradition. Members are selected from the Men's Chorus through audition. This group rehearses twice a week after school and performs frequently throughout the year for school-related and community events.

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The A CAPPELLA ENSEMBLE is an extracurricular ensemble open to all students. This non-auditioned ensemble rehearses once a week after school and specializes in a cappella singing. This group performs at select concerts and venues throughout the school-year. Students wishing to audition for the Cat-o'-Tonics are highly encouraged to participate in this group. CIRCUS COMPANY: The Circus Company is made up of students who have an interest in juggling, magic, unicycle riding, and performance acrobatics. The club meets weekly for practice and performs at more than 150 events each year at schools, hospitals, scout meetings, community festivals and many other high visibility events. They have identified senior care facilities as a focal point for service. They have won awards for their service activities, and many members of the club use performances as a means of earning extra cash. Moderators: Mr. Art Thomas and Mr. Chris Laco COLOR GUARD: The Color Guard, continuing a tradition of more than three decades, presents the colors of the United States and the US military at all home football and basketball games. Moderator: Mr. Rory Hennessey CULINARY CLUB: The Culinary Club introduces students to basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, and proper food handling. The Club draws from different ethnic groups and culinary traditions for its inspiration and meeting ideas. Meetings will consist of in-kitchen, hands-on cooking classes as well as field trips to local restaurants' kitchens. Students will have the opportunity to cook and share the meals together. The Culinary Club will also invite local chefs to our kitchen for demonstrations. Moderator: Ms. Raffaella Barnes CYCLING CLUB: The Cycling Club’s purpose is to promote the riding of bicycles, be it to school, off-road or distance riding. Some organized rides after school or on weekends are planned. Safety and rules of biking are stressed. The club is open to anyone with a love of cycling or a desire to get started. Moderators: Mr. Ed Nolan and Mr. Mike Strauss DJ CLUB: The DJ Club meets bi weekly in the Breen Center to discuss the art of being a disc jockey. The club provides music for all freshman mixers and various other in and out of school events, such as Freshman Spirit Day and homecoming dances around the area. We mix many different styles of music, but focus primarily on electronic and dance. Moderator: Mr. Brian Holleran ENGINEERING CLUB: The Engineering Society is a group of students who meet every two months to listen to guest speakers discuss the various aspects of the engineering field. The group focuses on exploring potential majors and shadowing opportunities in engineering. No knowledge of or experience in engineering is required. The goal of the group is to show the Saint Ignatius community what engineering has to offer the world. Moderator: Mr. Brian Holleran THE EYE: The EYE is Saint Ignatius High School’s student newspaper, which comes out about once a quarter. The staff solicits articles from all students. Any student who wishes to submit an article to The Eye is encouraged to do so. Once a student submits an article that is accepted by the staff, he is eligible to apply for a staff editor internship. Any sophomore, junior, or senior is eligible for such an internship. Good writing skills are the only requisite. These interns will work with page editors to learn the word processing, layout, and paste-up skills necessary to create the various pages of the paper. Work on the paper usually involves time after school as well as one Saturday or Sunday per month. Besides writers and editors, The Eye also encourages students with an artistic talent to submit cartoons and other pieces of their artwork for the paper's use. Moderators: Mr. David Sabol, Mr. Joe Buzzelli and Mr. Casey Yandek FENCING CLUB: The Fencing Club is a group of students who meet once a week to practice the art of Fencing. No experience is necessary to join this club. You will learn about the

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various aspects of the sport and be able to compete with your fellow classmates as well as others. If speed and agility are some of your strong points, this club may be right for you. Moderator: TBD FRENCH CLUB: The French Club is open to students from all four grades who have an interest in broadening their knowledge, practicing their French, and who enjoy French culture. Members may take advantage of after-school meetings with small group discussions, sampling French cuisine, games, contests, viewing French films and field trips. Moderator: Ms. Christine Piatak FRESHMEN CLASS MODERATOR: The freshmen class moderators are responsible for hosting two freshmen class mixers. In addition, the moderator also coordinates the freshmen activities for the Christmas in Our Community Day. Furthermore, the moderators work to provide service activities for the freshmen class and update the freshmen and their parents, through email communication, regarding all freshmen events throughout the school year. Moderators: Mrs. Jean Antonelli and Ms. Erin Medas GOLFERS FOR OTHERS: Golfers for Others is an after school activity for students of all skill levels and interest in the game of golf, through which students can not only "exercise" their physical talents on various golf courses, but students can also "exercise" their willingness to help others in the process. The golfers for others club raises money through each outing that it puts on and donates those proceeds to various agencies of need. Moderator: Mr. John Cooney and Dan Baron GREEK STUDENT UNION: Greek Student Union is an event driven club that cultivates the interest and appetites of those who are currently studying ancient Greek. The club hosts a Greek Thanksgiving event in the fall and a lamb roast in the spring. In addition, the Greek Student Union celebrates Cheese Fest, Lotus Day, and holds a fund raiser for the APL. Moderator: Mr. Joe Zebrak #HEROES: Under adult guidance, students plan and run four bloodmobiles each year, recruiting student donors and staffing the actual bloodmobiles. This critical community service activity is a way for students to donate a literal part of themselves to serve their fellow man. Moderators: Mrs. Holly Woytek, Mrs. Sara Sebring, and Ms. Angela LoBue HARLEQUINS: The St. Ignatius Harlequins perform a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Saint Ignatius boys work with girls from area schools to produce two high-quality theatrical events. Besides being an outlet for creative skills, dramatic activity has helped many students obtain scholarships at colleges. Backstage, students work as production assistants, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians, and in areas such as set construction and painting, and during productions on stage and prop crews. Moderators: Mr. Art Thomas, and Mr. Patrick Ciamacco HYDROPONICS: The Hydroponics Club is a club that is dedicated to learn about hydroponic gardening, design innovative green systems for growing plants, and to grow produce to donate to the West Side Catholic Center. Students in the club designed and built 2 systems for growing and have donated over 10,000 g of lettuce to the WSCC. The club plans to design another system that utilizes recycled materials, grow even more varieties of produce and double our production. This is a great club for anyone interested in agriculture, philanthropy, or building and design. Moderator: Mr. Doug Emancipator INFORMED IGNATIANS: The Informed Ignatians Clubs are the school’s outlets for students to engage in mature and respectful political discourse. The Informed Ignatians includes the following three groups: Conservative Caucus, Liberal Caucus and Libertarian Club. THE CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS meets once a week to discuss politics, take political action, and increase membership in the conservative movement. We are guided by the doctrine of the Catholic Church and then look to the social analysis and social strategies of Catholics. We are confident that conservatism, rightly defined, represents true social justice for all, including the poor, women,

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all cultures and countries, all races and ethnicities, and all sexual orientations, whom we strive to serve by promoting the truth in love. Moderator: Mr. Marty Dybicz THE LIBERAL CAUCUS of the Informed Ignatians seeks to explore and discuss, from a progressive/liberal perspective, topics such as human rights, the environment, and the role of government. The group meets regularly throughout the school year to screen films, host guest speakers, plan school-wide events in conjunction with the other members of the Informed Ignatians, and to chat about current events. Students of all grade levels are welcome. Moderator: Mr. Bob Corrigan INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM The International Exchange Program is an exchange program we have with a Jesuit High School in Barcelona, Spain called CASP. Students from Spain come here for 3 weeks in the Fall (typically, Labor Day) and our students travel there in the Spring. It is a wonderful way to have a cultural exchange for a short period of time. Moderator: Ms. Raffaella Barnes INTRAMURALS: Intramurals are run through The Murphy Field House which has two full basketball courts, an elevated running track, weight room, wrestling room, and the Intramural/Physical Education Office. The purpose of the Field House is simple: a place for students to go after school to compete in organized intramural activities. When intramural activities are not scheduled, the building will be open and supervised for a variety of student activities from pick-up basketball to volleyball. It is a goal of Saint Ignatius High School to allow as many students as possible to compete or participate in as many sports or activities as possible. The Field House makes this goal realistic. Moderator: Mr. James Michals J.C.W.A./MUN St. Ignatius High School’s Junior Council on World Affairs (JCWA /MUN) is a student-run forum for researching and discussing national and international affairs. As such, it is a Global Dimension of Jesuit Education on the campus of St. Ignatius High School. A major activity is traveling to university campuses that host three-day long Model United Nations conferences. There, students function as delegates in a variety of simulations--international and historical and contemporary. Preparation for all conferences requires researching, writing a position paper, impromptu speaking, and strategizing. JCWA /MUN is open to all students at all grade levels. With preparation for three major conferences a year, the club meets weekly. Upper class officers meet more frequently. Moderators: Mr. Dennis Arko and Mr. Peter Corrigan JUNIOR CLASS MODERATOR: The goal of the junior class officers and its members is to provide activities and opportunities for the class and student body to build camaraderie, engage in community building and social justice projects and work toward the goals of the institution by challenging them to academic excellence and the desire for lifelong learning and nurturing them to be open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to work for peace and justice. Such activities may include scholarship fundraising, memorial recognition, community service, dances, battle of bands, and promotion of class talent. The students involved are typically from the junior class at Saint Ignatius High School but all efforts are made to include local girl schools whenever appropriate. There are monthly meetings as a plenary group but weekly or daily as needed for specific activities. Moderator: Mr. Joe Buzzelli LATIN CLUB: Latin Club is an event driven club that provides opportunities for students to experience first-hand some of the most interesting activities of the Roman world. The most popular event is the annual chariot races held during the spring. In addition, the club hosts the Gladiator Games, Legion 41, and others. The Latin Club officers also work closely with the Grade School Latin Program. Moderator: Mr. Joseph Zebrak LATIN PEER TUTORING: Latin Peer Tutoring is an organization that meets three times a week: twice after school and once in the morning. This organization relies on Latin students

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tutoring other Latin students throughout the year. The peer tutors also provide encouragement and support emotionally to the younger students. Moderator: Mr. Chris Laco LITURGICAL MUSICIANS ENSEMBLE: The Liturgical Musicians Ensemble is comprised of student vocalists and student instrumentalists who lead the musical worship of the Saint Ignatius High School community. Students rehearse weekly after school in preparation for Eucharistic liturgies and prayer services. Students interested in participating in ANY capacity are encouraged to contact the director. Moderator: Mr. Jason Falkofsky MATH CLUB: Members of the Saint Ignatius Math Club have the opportunity to participate in the national high school math club -- MU ALPHA THETA. Students meet periodically to see interesting and unusual films. They also discuss fascinating and intriguing problems as well as participate in just plain fun projects such as math card tricks, racecar mathematics on a grid system, and "mind reading" feats using mathematics as well as the mathematics of billiards and ZENN. Problems involving the Ohio Math League Contest and the Annual High School Exam are discussed and analyzed in order for students to successfully compete in these contests. Moderators: Mr. Jon Barker, Mrs. Cindy Reagan and Mr. David Sabol MULTICULTURAL STUDENT UNION The Multicultural Student Union is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural and social experiences to encourage students to explore and understand cultural similarities and differences that exist among the student body. As Ignatius students we feel it is important to recognize and share the traditions and values of our own culture and to actively discover and open ourselves to the customs of our fellow classmates. Multicultural Student Union is open to ALL students. Moderator: Mr. Jason Reed THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: The purpose of the National Honor Society chapter at Saint Ignatius High School is to create enthusiastic scholarship, to present opportunities to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character. Historically, the NHS has come to be recognized and utilized as a service organization in our school; members serve as tour guides, ushers, and greeters at numerous school and community events throughout the year. Information will be provided to students in the winter of their junior year regarding applications. Criteria for applying will be emailed to all juniors, and those eligible to apply may do so. Students with documented incidences of cheating, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty will not be considered for membership; students with disciplinary violations, or a significant number of tardies or absences will also not be considered. NOTE: Simply applying, even if one meets the application criteria, does not make one automatically eligible for membership. The National Honor Society is reserved for exceptional students in the areas of academics, leadership, character, and service to Saint Ignatius High School. The faculty shall determine membership, and will be guided by the procedures of our local chapter at Saint Ignatius High School, and by the directives in the Constitution of the national organization. Continued membership in the NHS is contingent upon active participation as expressed in the constitution and by maintaining the appropriate academic level and disciplinary status. Any member who falls below the standards that were the basis of his election shall be either warned or dismissed as a member. Any flagrant violation of school or community rules, such as, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, violation of drug and alcohol policy, insubordination, illegal entrance, or theft of school property, will be dismissed immediately. Once a member is dismissed, he is never again eligible for NHS membership. Moderators: Dr. Terra Caputo Charlillo and Ms. Nikki Henderson NERF CLUB: The Nerf Club meets randomly throughout the school year, both on and off campus to play team and individual elimination games with more than 50 Nerf products. SINC has a healthy inventory of Nerf Gaming equipment for use by all members. These games include capture the flag, zombies, the Tournament, the Wars, and the Melee. This club is open to students of all grade levels. Moderator: Mr. Ryan Franzinger

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NOTRE DAME CLUB: The Notre Dame Club is a social and service club that meets once a week to discuss all things Notre Dame. Each week we watch highlights from Notre Dame football and basketball games, as well as watch other Notre Dame related videos. We also help with the Hesburgh Lecture series sponsored each year by the Notre Dame Club of Cleveland. Most importantly, the Notre Dame Club sponsors, organizes, and runs several fundraisers to benefit pediatric cancer research through the local Kick It organization. Each fall we sell the iShirt, a shirt for students and fans to wear at Ignatius sporting events throughout the year. We also raffle off a pair of Notre Dame football tickets each fall. The annual Kick It kickball tournament in the spring is the culmination of our fundraising for the year. Hundreds of students as well as faculty and parents participate by playing in games, refereeing and grilling up hot dogs. These fundraising efforts are dedicated to the memories of Conor Murphy and Kevin Healey, Ignatius grads who proudly attended Notre Dame. Moderator: Mr. Tom Healey OFF-CENTER TROUPE: The Off-Center Troupe is the school’s theatrical alternative. Spinning around Cleveland Theatre Conference and The Ohio Educational Theater groups, the troupe performs challenging off-Broadway style one-act plays and full length productions from September into April. The troupe performs at home but most on other campuses such as Beaumont High School, Ashland University and Baldwin–Wallace College. Moderator: TBD THE PING PONG CLUB: The Ping Pong Club meets every other week (usually Mondays) in Murphy Gym from 3:00-4:00.The club is open to all and requires only an interest in hanging out with friends and enjoying table tennis. Members can come to every meeting or just once or twice a year. Moderator: Mrs. Sara Sebring THE PLOUGHMEN The Ploughmen is a student group that is committed to growing fresh food on the campus of Saint Ignatius High School. Through this endeavor, we will build relationships with each other, our neighbors, our Earth, and ultimately God, the giver and sustainer of all life. The Ploughmen seek to educate themselves and others about local food production and contemporary food issues. Moderators: Mr. Terence McCafferty and Mr. Mike Strauss POSTER CLUB: The Poster Club a school service organization that produces signs for advertising and celebrating events at Saint Ignatius. Faculty members and other student organizations make requests for posters and the Poster Cats design and display them. Moderator: Mr. Paul Prokop PRE-LAW CLUB: The Pre-Law Club meets twice a month to listen to local attorneys and judges, discuss future careers in law, and to work hands-on with tools used in the field. The Pre-Law club connects with alumni in different areas of law to get different perspectives and ideas upon entering a career in law. This club is meant to gauge interest in a career in law and to provide possible opportunities to get to know local attorneys in the process. This club is open to students of all four years. The clubs meets on Mondays two days a month. Moderators: Mr. Mike Howard and Mr. Ken Sullivan PRE-MED SOCIETY: The Pre-Med club is in existence to inform youth of the Saint Ignatius student body about the medical profession. The society has guest speakers, volunteer opportunities, and activities (e.g. Health Fair) to promote interest and expand knowledge about the medical profession. Membership to this society is open to all grade levels of Saint Ignatius HS. Moderator: Ms. Tara Henderson ROBOTICS CLUB: The Robotics Club is a club for students who want to learn to design, build, wire, program, and operate robotic vehicles. The major event of the year is the US FIRST Robotics competition in which students team with engineers and other adults to produce a wheeled robot that can perform a given set of tasks. No prior knowledge of robots is needed to join. Moderator: Mr. Robert Ward

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ROCK AND ROLL CLUB: The Rock and Roll Club was established to foster musical relationships outside of school-sanctioned clubs/bands. Although the focus is on Rock and Roll, all instruments and musical genres as well as abilities are welcomed. Students are encouraged to form bands and make friends! The club meets every Monday (usually in the lobby of the Breen center). Moderator: Mr. Brian Holleran RUNNERS FOR OTHERS: The Runners for Others club is a group of students, faculty and staff who gather together for the love of running and helping others. The group runs together after school on a weekly basis and participates collectively in a variety of local 5K’s and fun runs that benefit numerous charities. Moderator: Mr. Ed DeVenney S.A.D.D. The Saint Ignatius High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.) Chapter has close to 200 members. These students have promised each other that they will not ride in a car where the driver has been impaired by intoxicating substances. This is followed up with a "Contract for Life" with the student’s parents. This contract states that if there is a situation where the student should not be riding with someone, the student will be provided with safe passage home and the incident not discussed until a later time. S.A.D.D. encourages all students to adopt a "No Use" policy to drinking and drug use, following the Mission Statement for all chapters: "To provide students with the best prevention and intervention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, drunk driving, drug abuse and other destructive decisions." At Saint Ignatius the students participate in making the school community more aware of dangers associated with underage drinking. The group sponsors guest speakers and displays posters at and before school dances as a means of raising student and faculty awareness. Other S.A.D.D. sponsored campaigns are intended to continually support the decisions of students who do not drink and do not ride with those who have been drinking. Moderators: Mrs. Mary Catherine Koehler and Mrs. Melissa Lessick SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: The Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. The Science Olympiad Tournaments are academic interscholastic competitions, which consist of a series of twenty-three individual and team events that students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. There is also a balance between events requiring knowledge of science facts, concepts, processes, skills, and application. Although the Science Olympiad is a competitive event, most events are team competitions which require teamwork, group planning and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun, and developing team spirit. Moderators: Mr. Thomas Bogen, Mr. Guy Savastano, and Mr. Chris McGinness SENIOR CLASS MODERATOR: The Senior Class Moderator works closely with the senior elected officers and the seniors of the student senate. Together they plan and put into effect the Senior Prom, Christmas in Our Community Day, A Night out with the Guys (Father-Son event for seniors), Music Fridays, and the Staff Member of the Month Recognition. Senior Class officers also spend much of their year fund-raising to assist in reducing the cost of senior prom. Moderators: Mr. Tim Evans and Ms. Liz Lewis SIBN: The Saint Ignatius Broadcast Network is a student organization that broadcasts many sporting and non-sporting events throughout the year. Events broadcast include: All Varsity Football Games, Select JV Football Games, All Varsity Basketball Games, Most JV Basketball Games, Select Varsity Soccer Games, Select Varsity Hockey Games, Select Varsity Baseball Games, Select Varsity Lacrosse Games, Select Varsity Wrestling Matches, Select Varsity Volleyball Matches, Select Varsity Rugby Matches, Mass of the Holy Spirit, National Signing Day, Chariot Races, Senior Awards Night, Scholarship Drive Drawing,

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Graduation Mass and other school events. On-air positions are determined on a tryout basis, but off-air positions, including camera work, stats, editing and producing are open to any student. SIBN members have the opportunity to earn a varsity letter (upperclassmen), the chance to be part of an athletic team, free admission to athletic events to which he is assigned to work, preferential seating (e.g. press box, scorer’s table) at the events when he works, along with complete access to the venue, use of computer equipment to perform his duties, where necessary and a free field trip to a major college or pro sporting event to learn about the area of broadcasting. Moderators: Mr. Jeff McCormick, Mr. Joe Ginley, and Mr. Tobias Peltier. SIEntA: SIEnTA is a venture at Saint Ignatius in which students participate in an extracurricular club AND take classes to augment and enhance their learning. At the end of four years, young men may earn a "certificate of completion" they can use to apply to college business programs. In club meetings and activities, we discuss entrepreneurship, business management, finance, and many other topics. Our enterprising young men compete for real investment dollars in our stock games and our business plan competitions. Paid summer internships are available in which a student shadows an alumnus entrepreneur for four weeks. Along with regular attendance, members are encouraged to take Economics, AP Economics, and Entrepreneurship Studies to round out the program. Moderator: Mr. Dan Hess SKI CLUB: The Saint Ignatius Ski Club goal is to create and provide social activities and healthy exercise and to promote friendships and camaraderie for the students at Saint Ignatius High School. They meet at the local resort, Boston Mills, five times (Tuesdays) beginning the first week in January from 3-7 PM. The activity is open to all students regardless of age or ability. Beginners are strongly encouraged to join. Moderator: Mr. Joseph Buzzelli SOPHOMORE CLASS MODERATORS: The sophomore class moderators are responsible for overseeing sophomore class activities planned and organized by sophomore class senate members. Sophomore class senate members are responsible for representing their fellow classmates and setting up times to meet with the sophomore class moderator to plan events using the sophomore class budget. Examples of events consist of mixers, tailgates, fundraisers, sophomore retreat, etc. Moderators: Mr. Mark Kaiser and Mr. Bob Corrigan SPANISH CLUB: The Spanish Club celebrates the Hispanic culture and promotes interest in the study of Spanish through cultural experiences, peer tutoring and community service. Moderator: Mr. Jose Torres SPEECH AND DEBATE Speech and Debate is a club whose members are part of the National Forensic League, which contends that “... all students should be empowered to become effective communicators, ethical individuals, critical thinkers, and leaders in a democratic society. We exist to promote secondary school speech and debate activities and interscholastic competition as a means to develop a student’s lifelong skills and values and to increase the public’s awareness of the value of speech, debate and communication education." As a member of the National Forensic League, students pledge to uphold the highest standards of integrity, humility, respect, leadership and service in the pursuit of excellence. Students at Saint Ignatius High School, at any grade level, can compete in many different categories of competition: drama, humor, prose, poetry, duo interpretation, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debate, Public Forum debate and Policy debate. Policy debate teams meet daily and compete at invitational events (i.e. university sponsored (University of Michigan, John Carroll University, University of Kentucky, Georgetown University, Harvard University), OHSSL state finals, NFL qualifiers and national finals, Tournament of Champions). Students all have Internet access to files and partners for off-campus interaction. Speech contestants compete at locally or regionally sponsored events and meet as required for instruction, practice and updates. All competition takes place on weekends. Policy debates are multi-day competitions. Moderators: Mr. Joseph Buzzelli and Mr. Richard Fujimoto

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STAGE & TECH CREW: Stage and Tech Crew are integral components of the school STAGE & TECH CREW: Stage and Tech Crew are integral components of the school's drama program. For the fall play and the spring musical, the crews are responsible fo drama program. For the fall play and the spring musical, the crews are responsible for building the sets, acquiring the props, and setting the light and sound systems. Durin building the sets, acquiring the props, and setting the light and sound systems. During rehearsals and performances the crews change the sets and operate the light and soun rehearsals and performances the crews change the sets and operate the light and sound systems. systems. Moderator: Mr. Dave Gannon, Mr. Art Thomas and Mr. Tobias Peltier Moderator: Mr. Dave Gannon, Mr. Art Thomas and Mr. Tobias Peltier STUDENT SENATE: The Student Senate is comprised of officers elected by the entir STUDENT SENATE: The Student Senate is comprised of officers elected by the entire student body and the appointed cabinet members, represents the students and provide student body and the appointed cabinet members, represents the students and provides leadership for student activities. The Senate committees are responsible for a variety o leadership for student activities. The Senate committees are responsible for a variety of programs, among them Homecoming, Christmas on Campus, the Arrupe Halloween Part programs, among them Homecoming, Christmas on Campus, the Arrupe Halloween Party, Easter on Campus, rallies, sports tournaments, and the coffee houses. The Senate strives t Easter on Campus, rallies, sports tournaments, and the coffee houses. The Senate strives to involve students in these events. It also seeks to maintain communication with student involve students in these events. It also seeks to maintain communication with students, faculty, and administration. Elections are held in the spring. faculty, and administration. Elections are held in the spring. Moderators: Mr. William Kelley and Mr. Joseph Popelka Moderators: Mr. William Kelley and Mr. Joseph Popelka STUDENT SENATE OFFICERS STUDENT SENATE OFFICERS Ryan Mullin ………………………………………...President Ryan Mullin ………………………………………...President Joseph Ertle ………………………………… Vice President Joseph Ertle ………………………………… Vice President John Moynihan ……………………......................Secretary John Moynihan ……………………......................Secretary Nicholas Kilbane ……..……………………….......Treasurer Nicholas Kilbane ……..……………………….......Treasurer

STUDENT SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT (SSID): The students in SSID facilitat STUDENT SPORTS INFORMATION DEPARTMENT (SSID): The students in SSID facilitate the dissemination of information about Saint Ignatius Athletics for internal and extern the dissemination of information about Saint Ignatius Athletics for internal and external consumption. Under the supervision of the club moderator, SSID’s will be required to do th consumption. Under the supervision of the club moderator, SSID’s will be required to do the following: compose articles about teams for the Saint Ignatius website, post articles an following: compose articles about teams for the Saint Ignatius website, post articles and statistics to the website in a timely way, alert local media of scores and statistics as directe statistics to the website in a timely way, alert local media of scores and statistics as directed by the moderator and Coaching staffs. by the moderator and Coaching staffs. Moderator: Mr. Jeff McCormick Moderator: Mr. Jeff McCormick

SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP: The Summer Research Internships are a terrif SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP: The Summer Research Internships are a terrific opportunity to expand the learning experience beyond the classroom by participating in STEM opportunity to expand the learning experience beyond the classroom by participating in STEM fields with nationally renowned professionals. This internship will increase the student’s abili fields with nationally renowned professionals. This internship will increase the student’s ability to think creatively and critically as well as gain practical ability implementing the scientif to think creatively and critically as well as gain practical ability implementing the scientific method. Through the course of the internships the student will meet with the researcher an method. Through the course of the internships the student will meet with the researcher and Mr. Emancipator to track the progress of the internship. At the end of the program, studen Mr. Emancipator to track the progress of the internship. At the end of the program, students will write a report on the internship experience or create a research poster. will write a report on the internship experience or create a research poster. Moderator: Mr. Doug Emancipator Moderator: Mr. Doug Emancipator

TOLKIEN CLUB: The Tolkien Club meets weekly to enjoy the many works of the grea TOLKIEN CLUB: The Tolkien Club meets weekly to enjoy the many works of the great British Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien. We will sometimes watch the movies made from h British Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien. We will sometimes watch the movies made from his works and other times discuss those works and read some of the less well-known or less-rea works and other times discuss those works and read some of the less well-known or less-read works. In the past we have watched the ‘Lord of the Rings’ as well as ‘The Hobbit’ and hav works. In the past we have watched the ‘Lord of the Rings’ as well as ‘The Hobbit’ and have read The Silmarillion. The meetings often involve various games related to the readings an read The Silmarillion. The meetings often involve various games related to the readings and prizes (food and drink) are awarded to those teams and individuals who have excelled in the prizes (food and drink) are awarded to those teams and individuals who have excelled in their knowledge of the writings. This club is for the Tolkien expert as well as for the person who knowledge of the writings. This club is for the Tolkien expert as well as for the person who is interested in Tolkien but has maybe only seen his works in films. interested in Tolkien but has maybe only seen his works in films. Moderator: Mr. Tom Healey Moderator: Mr. Tom Healey VISTA: Vista is the school literary magazine, is published twice a year and contains storie VISTA: Vista is the school literary magazine, is published twice a year and contains stories, poems, nonfiction, and art work submitted by the students of every grade level. The staff poems, nonfiction, and art work submitted by the students of every grade level. The staff is comprised of editors, proofreaders, typists, and artists. comprised of editors, proofreaders, typists, and artists. Moderator: Ms. Alexandria Miranda Moderator: Ms. Alexandria Miranda

YEARBOOK: The Ignatian Yearbook is a student run publication that is distributed in the fa YEARBOOK: The Ignatian Yearbook is a student run publication that is distributed in the fall of each school year. Students serve as editors, writers, photographers, proofreaders, layou of each school year. Students serve as editors, writers, photographers, proofreaders, layout designers, etc. A student may join at any time during the school year. If a student is intereste designers, etc. A student may join at any time during the school year. If a student is interested in joining, they should see Mr. DeVenney (the moderator) in campus ministry. Meetings tak in joining, they should see Mr. DeVenney (the moderator) in campus ministry. Meetings take

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place on a monthly basis after school. Much of the work is assigned by the moderator and is completed by students independently on their own time. Moderators: Mr. Ed DeVenney and Mr. Drew Vilinsky YOUNG AUTHORS CLUB: The mission of the Young Authors Club is to inspire the love of writing in students, to foster creativity and imagination, to develop better writing skills, to encourage self-expression through the written word, and to use our natural talents and interests for the greater glory of God. The Young Authors Club is a group of high school students who enjoy creative writing. It meets every other Wednesday to improve skills through creative writing exercises and to write and share our stories. This club is open to all students. Moderator: Mrs. Elizabeth Colborn ZENN CLUB Zenn Club is an organization centered around the board game “Zenn� which was invented by former SIHS math teacher, Vince Benander. Weekly meetings feature tournament play, the winners receiving small prizes and bragging rights. No prior knowledge or experience of Zenn is necessary. Moderator: Mrs. Jean Antonelli

CHRISTIAN SERVICE INITIATIVES CHRISTIAN SERVICE INITIATIVES include the Saint Francis of Assisi Peace and Justice Ministry and The Christian Action Team (CAT) which is the umbrella organization for co-curricular Christian service initiatives, including the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership. IGNATIANS FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE: The Ignatians for Peace and Justice Club strives to support students in their quest to live out their faith by building just relationships which lead to a lasting peace. Committed to student formation within the framework of Catholic Social Teaching, IPJ is dedicated to providing opportunities that allow students to grow in awareness of social justice issues through facilitating participation in meaningful and appropriate social action. IPJ facilitates weekly and annual events that include Fair Trade Thursdays, Mission Week and more. In addition, IPJ is the Ignatius chapter of the Diocesan organization Catholic Students for Peace and Justice. Moderators: Mrs. Mary Catherine Koehler and Mr. Tim Evans THE GREEN TEAM: The Green Team exists because our Christian tradition teaches us that we must cherish the gift of creation as we use it for the purpose the Creator intended. Recognizing our role as 'stewards' on God's earth, we emphasize awareness and action. First, it is our goal to have a heightened awareness of the problems that face our world. Secondly, out of compassion for all living things, human and non-human, we act to establish and maintain a healthy, balanced environment for the present and future. Moderators: Mr. Terence McCafferty, Mr. Guy Savastano, Mrs. Pat Kyle and Mrs. Diana Pavlik IGNATIANS FOR LIFE: Ignatians for Life is a student organization dedicated to promoting and defending all life from the womb to the tomb. Embracing the Catholic teachings of a consistent ethic of life, students will actively engage in the promotion of Catholic teaching on all life issues including but not limited to abortion, death penalty, embryonic stem cell research, and more. Students meet periodically to discuss issues, hear presentations from guest speakers, and learn about the issues surrounding these subjects. Also students participate in activities such as the Rosary for Life, death penalty vigils at Lucasville State penitentiary, and the Annual March for Life in January in Washington DC. Moderator: Mr. Anthony Fior

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ARRUPE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP: The Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership (Arrupe) at Saint Ignatius High School is dedicated to the formation of students and the Saint Ignatius community as a whole by providing an opportunity to work and learn with neighboring residents, schools, churches and agencies in the areas of education, mentorship, recreation and good will. Arrupe, a unique service and community-based program, is central to Saint Ignatius High School’s focus on developing “Men for Others.” We offer students and their parents an opportunity to become involved, serve others, build friendships, strengthen their faith, and ultimately to make a difference in the lives of neighborhood children and families in need. Arrupe sponsors a variety of afterschool service programs and events throughout the school year and summer. Moderators: Mr. John Gill, Mr. Patrick Valletta, and the Jesuit & Alumni Volunteers PROGRAMS INCLUDE: ARRUPE EXPLORERS: Guiding 7th and 8th graders in preparations for the future and important life decisions weekly during the school-year. Moderators: Mrs. Jean Antonelli, and the Jesuit and Alumni Volunteers BIGS AND LITTLES: Mentoring 5th and 6th graders on a one-on-one basis while focusing on fun, education and healthy habits weekly during the school year. Moderators: The Jesuit and Alumni Volunteers CAT PACK: Coaching boys in grades 5 through 8 weekly in sports specific to the season, such as soccer, football and baseball. Moderator: Alumni Volunteer HOMEWORK CLUB: Tutoring children twice a week in grades 3 through 8, as well as sharing in mathematics enrichment and playing games. Moderator: The Alumni Volunteers LEGO ROBOTICS: Collaborating with 5th and 6th graders weekly to build and program LEGO robots, then accomplish a variety of challenges. Moderators: Mr. Ben Becker and Alumni Volunteer ReMIX!: Introducing 3 and 4 graders to Arrupe by weekly engaging in meaningful interaction and exploring arts, service, technology and games. Moderator: Alumni Volunteer rd

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FRIENDS WITH L’ARCHE: L’Arch is a ministry in partnership with L’Arche Cleveland, a faith community for adults with developmental disabilities. This ministry features a monthly visit by Saint Ignatius students to four of the L’Arche homes. Students bring a prepared dinner for the community and share in the post-meal prayer to develop personal relationships with L’Arche’s core members. Friends with L’Arche also sponsors an annual liturgy at Saint Ignatius for people with developmental disabilities and their families and friends. Moderators:, Mr. Marty Dybicz, Mr. Tom Bogen, Mrs. Amy Carroll, Mr. Anthony Fior, Mr. Ed Nolan and Mrs. Diana Pavlik THE GONZAGA SOCIETY: Gonzaga is a prayer ministry that meets weekly to pray for the needs of the Saint Ignatius community. Prayer takes place before the Tabernacle before school on Thursday mornings. Moderator: Mr. Dan Galla MEN OF REGIS: Men of Regis is a ministry is in partnership with the West Side Catholic Center that enables Saint Ignatius students and people served by the Catholic Center to share food and fellowship at a common table. Taking place three days each week during the sixth lunch period, a team of students, along with a faculty person, develop relationships with people in need. Moderator: Mr. Jim Brennan THE MISSION COLLECTION TEAM solicits and distributes funds from the student body to provide monetary support to non-profit social service agencies and families in emergency need. The Mission team is empowered to direct the funds of the 20 weekly mission collections, often totaling more than $20,000 each year. Moderator: Ms. Gayle Scaravilli SAINT BENEDICT JOSEPH LABRE MINISTRY TO THE HOMELESS: Labre is a weekly ministry designed to share food, faith and friendship with the homeless poor of Cleveland. While Labre involves preparing and delivering food to people living on the streets of Cleveland, it also and more importantly is designed to develop transforming relationships with people in need. This activity meets each Sunday evening and goes throughout the year. Moderators: Mr. Connor Walters, Mr. Ed Nolan, Ms. Liz Lewis, Mr. John Gill and Mr. Ed Plaspohl SAINT CAMILLUS FRATERNITY OF CARE: St.Camillus Fraternity of Care is a Sunday morning ministry in partnership with Metro Hospital that assists in the transportation of patients to Sunday Mass in the hospital. The Fraternity is a Eucharistic ministry of prayer and presence. Teams of students visit and pray with the patients they transport to the liturgy. They also assist the hospital chaplain in bringing the Eucharist to Catholic patients. Moderators: TBD SAINT JOHN BERCHMANS SOCIETY: The St. John Berchmans Society, named for the Jesuit patron saint of altar servers, is comprised of Ignatius men who volunteer to serve Mass at school functions, the TV Mass on Channel 8, and the Fest. Some members serve Latin Mass at St Stephen's Church. Moderators: Mr. Jim Brennan

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SAINT JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA PALLBEARER MINISTRY: St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry practices the corporal works of mercy by offering pallbearer services free of charge to those in need, especially the poor. In affirming the value and dignity of human life, the pallbearer ministry represents the community at a person’s final commendation. Another important dimension of this ministry is to commemorate and pray for the dead. Moderators: Mr. Dan Baron, Mr. Patrick Valletta and the Alumni Volunteers SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE PRISON MINISTRY: St. Maximilian Kolbe Prison Ministry meets weekly to develop programing that fosters support to those who are imprisoned. Moderators: Mr. Guy Savastano, Mrs. Mary Catherine Koehler, Mr. John Gill, Mrs. Brandy Emery. SAINT MONICA MONDAY NIGHT MEAL: St. Monica Monday Night Meal supports those seeking alcohol addiction recovery by sharing in meal, prayer and companionship monthly, on the last Monday of each month. Moderator: Mr. Tim Evans and Mrs. Joel Weiss SPRING INTO ACTION: Spring into Action is a gathering for one day to renew and refresh the neighborhoods of the near West Side of Cleveland through a variety of Christian service projects and sites. Moderator: Mr. John Gill WILDCAT MOVERS AND SNOWMEN FOR OTHERS: Wildcat Movers and Snowmen assembles weekly (or more often, as the need arises) to move material belongings of people or social services in dire need. The Movers also direct the Wildcat Snowmen, shoveling snow for senior citizens in our neighborhood. Moderators: Mr. John Gill and the Alumni Volunteers

COUNSELING SUPPORT GROUPS The Counseling Department of Saint Ignatius High School, in the spirit of Cura Personalis, offers students the opportunity to participate in several regularly scheduled support groups: Cancer support, Family Issues, Grief, Campus Life, Care Team and Stress Management. Grief Group: Grief Group is a support group for students who have lost a loved one, whether recently or in the past. Facilitated by Mr. Brian Martin '94 and Melissa Lessick. Family Issues Group: Family Issues Group supports students who have experienced a change in their family situation such as parental separation or divorce. Facilitated by Mrs. Mary Walsh. Care Team: The Care Team supports students who are dealing with issues of alcoholism or drug use in their families, among their friends or within themselves. Facilitated by Mrs. Mary Walsh. Ignatian Alliance: Ignatian Alliance facilitates respect for all students, specifically regarding sexual orientation. In valuing the dignity of each individual, Ignatian Alliance seeks to build acceptance, provide information, and encourage communication. Ignatian Alliance seeks to foster justice within our community where all individuals feel respected and valued to participate fully in campus activity. Facilitated by Mr. Hugh McManamon '76, Mrs. Cindy Reagan and Mr. Ed DeVenney.

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Cancer Support Group: The Cancer Support Group supports students who are dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty created when someone they care about or when they have been diagnosed with cancer. Facilitated by Mr. Brian Martin '94. Student Support Team (SST): The Student Support Team is a branch of the St. Ignatius Wellness Program. Specifically, the SST is designed to assist a student who struggles with any of a variety of issues, including but not limited to: emotional, social, academic, family, behavioral and substance use. Overseen by the Assistant Principal for Student Life, members of each individual SST include the student in need, his parent, Assistant Principal for Student Life, the student's counselor and at least two of the student's teachers. Any person in the school community can refer a student to the SST, including the student, his parent, counselor, teacher, administrator, or a staff member. The Process for initiating the Student Support Team is as follows:  SST Referral Form is completed by any member of school community, and submitted to the Assistant Principal for Student Life. This form is available on the Ignatius webpage and through the Assistant Principal for Student Life.  The Assistant Principal for Student Life and a student's counselor screen all referrals and determine the course of action needed.  SST evaluation forms are sent to all of the student's teachers and his/her counselor and are given one week to complete  An invitation to student and parent to participate in the SST is issued  SST meets on a 30 day cycle and determines goals for students based upon intervention needed  Interventions determined may yield more frequent interventions/meetings with specific individuals - i.e. guidance counselor, Assistant Principal for Student Life, teachers, psychologist, etc. (usually on a weekly basis)  Each member of the SST has designated roles that could vary from daily to weekly contact with student  The SST cycle continues for the duration of the student's tenure at Saint Ignatius High School  A closing meeting of the SST is necessary before graduation, or upon a parent's wish to discontinue the process Students may refer themselves to support group facilitators or be referred to a facilitator by a teacher, parent or friend. For more information about each of these counseling support groups, students should consult with their counselors.

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GRADUATION AWARDS A. VALEDICTORIAN A committee of faculty will select a senior who is in the top 10% of his class and has displayed evidence of the five characteristics of the Graduate at Graduation. B. JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO, SJ AWARD This award is presented to the student who has been at the school for all four years and has achieved the highest cumulative GPA for the first seven semesters. The award is presented at graduation. C. CONOR J. MURPHY ’98 BELLRINGER AWARD This award is sponsored by the Carfagna Family Foundation. It is presented to one or more seniors who have demonstrated a love for Saint Ignatius and have been instrumental in leadership and school spirit. The winner is awarded a $5000 scholarship (divided equally, if there is more than one winner), and his name is inscribed on a plaque located in the Sullivan Atrium. D. BRENDAN CAREY ’77 AWARD This award is presented in memory of Brendan Carey, a member of the class of 1977. It is given to the senior who best exemplifies the Saint Ignatius motto, "Men for Others," through giving time and self in service to his school and the community. The winner is selected by a vote of the senior class after nominations by the faculty. E. JESUIT SCHOOLS NETWORK (JSN) AWARDS These awards are presented to graduating seniors who exemplify the values and dispositions of the Profile of the Graduate-at-Graduation document.

PARENT ORGANIZATIONS THE FATHERS’ CLUB Steven M. Hupp………………….President Daniel L. Frank……………..Vice President Kurt R. Steigerwald………………Secretary Michael E. Lonsway……………..Treasurer

LOYOLA SOCIETY MOTHERS’ CLUB Jacqui Bishop Klee………………President Michele Hearns…………….Vice President Sarah Adler……………………….Secretary Lynn Lally…………………………Treasurer

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Conference Room Locations Alumni Room:

Main Building 2nd Floor, across from Room 219

Board Room:

Main Building (Admin. Area) across from Advancement Office

Castele Conference Room:

Sullivan Atrium 2nd Floor

College Counseling Room:

Basement of Main Building

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Campus Plan

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Saint Ignatius High School Yearly Planner August 2016 - July 2017 S M 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

Aug 2016 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31

Sep 2016 S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

Oct 2016 S M T W T 2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

S M 6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

Nov 2016 T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30

Dec 2016 S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

S 1 8 15 22 29

M 2 9 16 23 30

Jan 2017 T W T 3 4 5 10 11 12 17 18 19 24 25 26 31

F 5 12 19 26

F 2 9 16 23 30

F 7 14 21 28

F 4 11 18 25

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 6 13 20 27

S 3 10 17 24

S 1 8 15 22 29

S 5 12 19 26

S 3 10 17 24 31

AUGUST 16

Upperclassmen Orientation Day

17

Freshmen Orientation

18 25

Regular Class Schedule

26

Mass of the Holy Spirit

SEPTEMBER 1

Junior/Senior Back-to-School Night

5

Labor Day

OCTOBER

S 7 14 21 28

3

Classes Resume

13 16

No Classes

10

Faculty/Staff RetreatNo Classes

16

Parent/Teacher Conferences

17 20

No Classes

MLK Jr. Day- Closed

FEBRUARY

Frosh/Soph Back-to-School Night

MARCH

6 7

Admissions Open House No Classes

29

Spring Break

19

PSAT Day

30 31

Spring Break

NOVEMBER

Spring Break Spring Break

Spring Break

APRIL

3

Parent/Teacher Conferences

4

No Classes

14

14

Junior/Parent Mandatory College Mtg.

Good FridayOffices Closed

17

15

Junior/Parent Mandatory College Mtg.

Easter MondayOffices Closed

18

Classes Resume

16

Junior/Parent Mandatory College Mtg.

23

Thanksgiving Break Begins

23

Final Exams

28

Classes Resume

24

Final Exams

25

Final Exams

28

Graduation

12

Summer School and SEP Begin

13

Semester Exams

14 15

Semester Exams

16

Last Day of Classes

Semester Exams

MAY

Last Day for Students

JUNE

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Feb 2017 S M T W T 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28

F 3 10 17 24

S 4 11 18 25

Mar 2017 S M T W T 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

Apr 2017 S M T W T

F

Presidents' Day-Closed

27 28

DECEMBER F 6 13 20 27

JANUARY

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

S M 1 7 8 14 15 21 22 28 29

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

S 1 8 15 22 29

May 2017 T W T 2 3 4 9 10 11 16 17 18 23 24 25 30 31

F 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

Jun 2017 S M T W T 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 29

Jul 2017 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31


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INDEX D Daily JUG 31 Definition of technology 19 Disciplinary office referral 33 Disciplinary probation 32 Disciplinary procedures 30-36 Disciplinary Review Board 36 Disciplinary sanctions 31-33 Discipline 25 Dismissal 32 Disruption of classroom instruction 33 Dress code 29-30 Driving/Parking regulations 40 Drug Testing Procedures 47-48

A Absence from school 25-28 Academic achievement and recognition 13 Academic dismissal 15 Academic integrity 15-16 Academic probation 15 Academic requirements for graduation 12 Activities 50-64 Administration 6 Administrative Authority 25 Advanced Placement classes and testing policy 17 Allergies to food 43 Athletic facilities 39 Athletics and OHSAA eligibility 14 Attendance 25-27 Attendance phone numbers 26, back inside cover Attendance probation 27 Availability of records 18 Awards 66

E Early dismissal 26 Electronic devices 18-19 Eligibility for extracurricular activities 14, 50 E-mail 22 Emergency evacuations 28 Emergency file card 37 Emergency procedures 27-28 Emergency/Snow closing 27 Exam policy 17 Excessive absences 27 Excuses not accepted 26 Extended illness 27 Extracurricular activities 50-64 Extracurricular participation policy 14

B Being under the influence of, or in the act of, using 33-34 Board of Regents 6 Bullying 35 Busses/vans 40 BYOT program 18 BYOT program guidelines 19-24

F Facilities & Resources 38-40 Faculty 7-8 Failures 13 Field trips 27 Fighting 34 Financial obligations 48-49 Firearms 34 First Honors 14 Food Allergies 43 Food on Campus 39 Footwear 30 Forgery 33 Frequently Asked BYOT Questions 23-24

C Calendar Highlights 68 Campus 38 Campus Dining 39 Campus Map 67 CARE Team (Chemical Abuse Reduced by Education) 64 Cellular phones and other devices 19-20 Change of course 16 Cheating 15, Christian Service Initiatives 61-64 Chromebook Laptop 18 Chronic diseases 44 Class cutting 26, 33 Classrooms 25, 38 College visitation 27 Communication Procedures 11 Computer and internet use policy 20-25 Concerned Persons Box 40 Concussion policy and procedures 45-46 Conduct and policies 30-40 Conference room locations 67 Confidentiality of health information 41 Counseling Staff 8-9 Counseling Support Groups 64-65 Course requests and registration 16-17 Credit Flexibility policy 17

G Gambling 34 Gang membership 36 Grade equivalency chart 13 Graduation Awards 66 Graduation requirements 12 Graffiti 34 Gym lockers 37-38

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H Habitual infraction of a minor violation 33 Hair 30 Halls 38 Handbook Acknowledgement Form i Harassment and bullying 34-35


Hazing 35-36 Hats 30 Head Coaches 10 Health and Wellness policy 47-48 Health Clinic 41 Health forms 41-42 Health services 40-48 Historical perspective 3 Home access database logins 69 Homeroom procedures 37 Honors 13

Nondiscrimination policy 72 Not-proficient grading policy 14 Note From Home sample iii Off campus 37, Office JUG 32, 34 OHSAA Eligibility 14 Other academic policies 13-15 Other procedures and policies 37-38 Outerwear 29 Overnight & extended field trip medications 42

I Identification cards 37 Important phone numbers (located on the back inside cover) Incoming freshman health forms 41 Incompletes 13 Individual teacher JUG 31 Ineligibility 14 Infectious diseases 44-45 In-school suspension 31-32 Insubordination 34 Internet access 20, 22 Interview requirement 12 Intramurals 55

P, Q Pants 29 Parent signature verification card 37 Parent organizations 66 Parking 33, 40 Parking permit fee 40 Philosophy of Saint Ignatius High School 4 Photo/Video Permission & Release Form v Physical harassment 34 Plagiarism 15 Possession of a chemical,fake ID or drug paraphernalia 34 Posting materials 22 Printing 20 Probation 32-34 Procedure for addressing concerns 11 Process of the Health and Wellness Model 47 Prayer for Generosity 4 Punctuality 25-26

J, K Jewelry 30 JUG 31 JUG Offenses 33 Junior interview requirements 12 L Laptops 18 Library 38 Library home access 68 Living a Faith that is Rooted In Justice 5 Lockdown drill 28 Locks 38 Lockers 37-38 Lost and found 37

R Rade Dining Hall 39 Reporting of abuse 28-29 Restricted areas 39 Retreat requirements 12, 28 Rules of BYOT use 20-21 S Saint Ignatius High School: A Historical Perspective 3 Scholarship Drive 50 School calendar 68 School-related absences 27 School safety (lockdown) drill 28 School seal 1 Science lab violations 33 Searches 36 Second honors 13 Security & BYOT damage responsibility 20 Selling chemicals or organizing another minor’s use of chemicals 34 Semester exam test day policy 17

M Mall & Quad 39 Map of Saint Ignatius High School 67 Medical and dental appointment 26 Medication Forms and Requirements 41- 42 Messages 37 Mission Probation and Dismissal 32 Mission statement 1 Misuse of school technology 20-22 Murphy Field House procedures 39 N, O Non-custodial parents 18

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Tardies, excessive 27 Tardiness 25-27 Teacher JUG 31 Technology 18 Technology Acceptable Use policy 21-23 Technological support 20 Theology/Retreat requirements 12 Threats 35 Three-hour JUG 31 Ticket scalping 33 Ties 29 Tobacco/smoking use 36 Transportation policies 40 Transfer students 12 Tuition 48-50 Tuition reduction process 50

Serious offenses 33-34 Service and Social Justice Expectations 5 Sexual harassment 34 Shirts 29 Shoes 30 Smartphone/cell phones 19 Smoking/Tobacco use 34, 36 Snow closing 27 Social media 22 Socks 30 Sophomore service requirements 12 St. Ignatius and The Jesuits 2 Staff 9-10 Standards for dress 29-30 Student 24/7 Rule 25 Student attendance 25-27 Student Discipline 25-37 Student life and activities 50-66 Student/Parent school communications 11 Student Senate Officers 60 Student Support Team (SST) 65 Student threats 35 Student Wildcard 37 Sullivan Atrium 39 Suspension 31-32 Sweatshirts/hoodies 29

U, V Unexcused absence 26-27 Unsatisfactory academic performance 13 Vandalism 34 Vans/busses 40 Verbal harassment 34 Visitors 40 Visual harassment 34 W Walton Center for Learning 14, 38 Weapons 34 Wendy’s restaurant 38

T Table of contents vii Tablet devices 18-19

X, Y, Z

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Saint Ignatius High School admits students of any race, color, national origin, ethnicity and disability to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Saint Ignatius does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity or disability in administration of its educational and admissions policies and any other school-administered programs.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS IMPORTANT NUMBERS

School Phone Number, Front Desk: 216-651-0222 Band Room Phone Number: 216-634-8829

Student Attendance Line: 216-651-3374 (Call from 4 p.m. previous day until 9:00 a.m. day of absence.)

ALMA MATER Our famed alma mater graces Every shrine within our hearts With her unforgotten faces And the faith that she imparts. Years in passing cannot sever Ties of new days from the old. We’re Ignatius men forever As we hail the blue and gold.

MOTTO “Men for Others” SCHOOL COLORS Blue and Gold

MASCOT Wildcat

AMDG

Ad majorem Dei gloriam “For the Greater Glory of God”

FAX Main Building 216-651-6313 Machines: Finance Office 216-281-5388

Assistant Principal’s Office 216-961-2548 College Counseling Office 216-961-2550

To e-mail administration, faculty, or staff personnel: use first letter of first name along with the last name@ignatius.edu. (Example: dbradesca@ignatius.edu)

Office Contact E-Mail Addresses and Phone Extensions Academic Affairs-Jayne Shepard Admissions- Patrick O’Rourke Admissions Assistant-Shannon Fujimura Alumni- Laurie Hertelendy Assistant Principal for Academics-Joe Ptak Athletics-Jennifer Fight Bookstore-Debi Kinzel Cafeteria-Dave Turska Cafeteria/Student Accounts-Joel Weiss College Counseling-Amy Carroll Counseling-Jennifer Lehane Assistant Principal for Discipline-Ryan Franzinger Assistant Principal’s Office-Diana Pavlik Assistant Principal for Student Life-Tim Evans Assistant Principal for Faculty-Tom Beach Finance-Mike Cosgriff Haiku/Technology-Sarah Radeff Tuition & Tuition Reduction-Brandy Emery Attendance/Lost & Found/RTA-Helen Lechman School Nurse-Darlene Hernandez President's Office-Jane Paoletta Principal's Office-Karen Kavak Yearbook-Ed DeVenney

jshepard@ignatius.edu porourke@ignatius.edu sfujimura@ignatius.edu lhertelendy@ignatius.edu jptak@ignatius.edu jfight@ignatius.edu dkinzel@ignatius.edu dturska@ignatius.edu jweiss@ignatius.edu acarroll@ignatius.edu jlehane@ignatius.edu rfranzinger@ignatius.edu dpavlik@ignatius.edu tevans@ignatius.edu tbeach@ignatius.edu mcosgriff@ignatius.edu sradeff@ignatius.edu bemery@ignatius.edu hlechman@ignatius.edu dhernandez@ignatius.edu jpaoletta@ignatius.edu kkavak@ignatius.edu edevenney@ignatius.edu

ext. 207 ext. 294 ext. 215 ext. 277 ext. 205 ext. 224 ext. 263 ext. 237 ext. 472 ext. 272 ext. 454 ext. 208 ext. 208 ext. 234 ext. 209 ext. 267 ext. 740 ext. 246 ext. 255 ext. 286 ext. 201 ext. 206 ext. 275

Academic Department Chairs and Phone Extensions Campus Ministry, Mr. Pacetti College Counseling, Mrs. Gabor Counseling, Mr. Martin English, Mr. Gallagher Fine Arts, Mr. Buzzelli Health/Phys. Ed., Mrs. Woytek

260 270 462 414 231 229

Languages, Mr. Zebrak Library, Mrs. Streen Math, Mr. Sabol Science, Mr. DeCarlo History, Mr. Pecot Theology & Sophomore Service: Mr. McLaughlin

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Parent/Student Handbook 2016-2017

DAILY CLASS SCHEDULES DAILY CLASS SCHEDULES REGULAR SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Examen* 8 9

Time 8:00-8:45 8:45-9:30 9:30-10:15 10:15-11:00 11:00-11:45 11:45-12:30 12:30-1:15 1:20-1:25 1:25-2:05 2:05-2:50

EARLY DISMISSAL Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:40 8:40-9:20 9:20-10:00 10:00-10:40 10:40-11:20 11:20-12:00 12:00-12:40 12:40-1:20 1:20-2:00

MASS SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 Mass 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:35 8:35-9:10 9:10-9:45 10:00-11:00 11:20-11:55 11:55-12:30 12:30-1:05 1:05-1:40 1:40-2:15 2:15-2:50

EXTENDED HR Period 1 HR 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 8:00-8:37 8:37-9:14 9:14-9:56 9:56-10:38 10:38-11:20 11:20-12:02 12:02-12:44 12:44-1:26 1:26-2:08 2:08-2:50

RALLY SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Rally

Time 8:00-8:43 8:43-9:26 9:26-10:09 10:09-10:52 10:52-11:35 11:35-12:18 12:18-1:01 1:01-1:44 1:44-2:27 2:32-2:50

DELAYED SCHEDULE Period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Time 9:00-9:38 9:38-10:17 10:17-10:56 10:56-11:35 11:35-12:14 12:14-12:53 12:53-1:32 1:32-2:11 2:11-2:50

SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL - Parent/Student Handbook 2016 - 2017

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