Conduct Expectations

Student & Parent Handbook PDF

Classroom Conduct

Students are expected to adhere to the classroom procedures and policies established by their teachers. Students are to act responsibly regarding their surroundings, belongings, and in creating a productive learning environment. Teachers have established consequences for misbehavior which range from missing recess time to being sent to the front office to meet with the principal. The Cathedral Junior High teachers have a conduct policy which includes a demerit system, detention and referrals to the Principal's Office.

Hallway Conduct:

Students will respect the learning taking place in the various classrooms as they move through the halls of Cathedral School. Failure to do so will result in consequences levied by any teacher, staff member or administrator who finds the student actions distracting and disruptive. Those consequences will be supported by the student's homeroom teacher.

Student Technology Use Policy

Cathedral of the Risen Christ School believes that access to advanced technology can lead to an enhanced learning experience for students. Computers, tablets, Microsoft 365 and internet access are available at Cathedral for student use when deemed useful for instruction. Cathedral’s Student Acceptable Use Policy pertains to expectations and consequences of Cathedral students while using technology. The expectation is that students and families are familiar with this document, and all parties adhere to its contents. This material is also covered during technology/computer class.

Cafeteria Conduct:

Simple rules of courteous behavior make the lunch period pleasant and relaxed. Observance of good table manners. No trading of any food for both hot and cold lunch students. Speak in a moderate tone of voice. Leave the table and surrounding area clean and orderly. Put trash in the proper containers. During lunch, no student is permitted in the classroom to do any type of work unless accompanied by a teacher.

Bullying and Mistreatment of Peers:

Bullying or discrimination of any student by peers will be dealt with swiftly and aggressively. Physical, emotional or cyber-abuse may result in suspension or expulsion.

Bullying is defined as targeted, malicious and prolonged treatment of another individual. Reports of bullying should be reported to a teacher or the principal as soon as they occur so that the school can work as a team to protect the child, levy appropriate consequences on the perpetrator, and work to heal the relationship of all parties.

Cell Phones & Electronics

Unless under the direction and supervision of a staff member, students are not allowed to use mobile devices during school hours (phones, iTouch, tablets, iPods). Students must comply with the provided Acceptable Use Policy provided at the start of each school year.

The use of mobile devices, or any technology, to view inappropriate sexual content may result in suspension or expulsion. The distribution of such material will result in suspension or expulsion. Students and parents who have concerns about text content being shared between students via mobile devices may send or bring evidence (screenshots) of the activity.

In the case of images/pictures, please DO NOT capture using screenshots - this constitutes possession and distribution. Instead come to the school to report these images. Whether reporting text or images, anonymity is protected by the administration.

Families are highly encouraged to use Covenant Eyes as well as the resources provided by our own Fr. Sean Kilcawley.

Cheating & Plagiarism Policy

Students who cheat or plagiarize (use the work of others and claim it as their own) shall receive a 0 on the entire assignment and a parent meeting. Those in junior high will also be immediately given a detention.
 
A second offense in grades K-5 results in detention, parent meeting, and possibly ISS (in school suspension). A second offense in grades 6-8 shall result in a parent meeting, Student Conduct Action Plan and/or ISS. Third offenses are punishable by suspension or expulsion.

Playground Rules:

  • Students will go outside for recess as often as possible, weather permitting. Parents are asked to see that their children are prepared for outdoor play.
  • All students must remain in the designated playground area in view of the teacher or person supervising during recess.
  • No one may leave the schoolyard or parish premises without permission.
  • If a ball goes out of the designated playground area, students must have permission to get it.
  • Students may not pick up snow, ice, rocks, dirt, etc.
  • No tackling, wrestling, fighting or other rough play is permitted.
  • Only conversations and language proper to a Christian boy or girl are expected.
  • When the whistle ends recess, all playing stops. Students are to line up and enter the building in silence.
  • Playground equipment is provided for the students. Students should not bring toys or games from home without teacher approval.
  • Students are responsible for returning playground equipment to the proper place after each recess.
  • Students are to remain outside unless they have permission to enter the building from the teacher on duty.

A Final Note: Though it is uncommon, the Cathedral administration reserves the right to suspend and expel students for severe issues. Suspensions may be "in-school" or "out-of-school" depending on the nature of the incident(s). Expulsion is rare, but may be used if a student proves unable to meet the expectations of good citizenship at Cathedral School.

Pets/Animals:

Pets are not allowed in the building. Curriculum-related classroom animals are allowed only with the approval of the classroom teacher and the principal.

Textbooks:

Textbooks are furnished by the school. It is the responsibility of each student to give proper care to all instructional equipment and supplies. Students are to keep their books covered and clean at all times. A fine will be assessed for loss or damage beyond normal use. If a student loses or destroys a book belonging to Cathedral School, the student is expected to pay for the loss.

Homework:

Homework assignments should reinforce concepts presented in class and include both written and study work. Homework may be a reinforcement of skills taught, a creative project, a study period for the memorization of facts, or reading for enjoyment and further enrichment. Homework should help students develop good habits of study and a sense of responsibility. Work must be completed neatly and turned in on time to merit a complete grade.

Report Cards:

Report cards are issued four times a year for students in Grades 2-8. Students in Grade 1 receive a progress report for the first quarter. In subsequent quarters a report card is issued. Kindergarten students receive progress reports four times a year.

Dress Code

(Please Contact Mrs. Jennifer Brown for help with used uniforms: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Boys:

Trousers (Must be Dennis or Dickie's Brand and can be bought by any retailer or through our used uniform program)

  • Khaki or navy twill.
  • Plain black, brown or navy belt must be worn with trousers.

Shorts (Must be uniform-style walking shorts from Dennis or Dickie's Brand)

  • Khaki or navy twill.
  • Plain black, brown or navy belt must be worn with shorts.
  • Shorts cannot be worn during November, December, January and February.

Shirts (All shirts must be plain -- free from logo or insignia other than Cathedral monogram.)

  • Polo: white, navy forest green (long or short sleeves)
  • Turtleneck: white

Sweaters (Optional)

  • Cardigan, V-neck or Crew: navy, or forest green
  • Cathedral sweatshirt (must be worn with uniform shirt)
  • Cathedral fleece (must be worn with uniform shirt)

Socks

  • One primary color (white, black or gray) and two accent colors allowed
  • Socks must match; no outlandish patterns

Shoes

  • No Sandals

Jewelry

  • Religious medals and watches
  • No earrings

Girls:

Plaid Jumper: (Grades K - 5) (Must be purchased from Dennis Uniform)

  • Jumper length can be no higher than two inches above the knee.
  • Shorts may be worn under uniform.

Plaid Skirt or Approved Skort: (Grades 6 - 8) (Must be purchased from Dennis Uniform)

  • Skirt length can be no higher than two inches above the knee.

Trousers (Must be Dennis Uniform brand or Dickies brand and can be bought through any vendor or our used uniform program)

  • Khaki or navy twill.
  • Plain black, brown or navy belt must be worn with trousers.

Shorts (Must be uniform-style walking shorts from Dennis Uniform)

  • Khaki or navy twill.
  • Plain black, brown or navy belt must be worn with shorts.
  • Shorts cannot be worn during November, December, January and February. See above handbook for guidelines on skirts, jumpers and skorts accompanied by leggings/tights.

Blouses (All shirts must be plain -- free from logo or insignia other than Cathedral monogram.)

  • Collared blouse/oxford: white, light blue (long or short sleeves)
  • Polo: white, navy, forest green (long or short sleeves)
  • Turtleneck: white

Sweaters (optional)

  • Cardigan, V-neck or Crew: navy, or forest green)
  • Cathedral sweatshirt (must be worn with uniform shirt)
  • Cathedral fleece (must be worn with uniform shirt)

Socks

  • One primary color (white, black or gray) and two accent colors allowed
  • Socks must match; no outlandish colors

Shoes

  • No Sandals

Jewelry

  • Post earrings may be worn on the ear lobes only. There may be no more than one pair of earrings per ear.
  • Religious medals and watches

Points to Remember for Girls & Boys

  1. Uniforms should be clean and pressed.
  2. Shirt tails are to be tucked in (banded polos are not to be tucked in, however)
  3. Extremes (as determined by the Principal) in hair styles are not permitted.
  4. All clothing should be marked with the child’s name.
  5. Belts are not required for K-3 students.
  6. Shorts are not allowed from November through February. During this time girls are to wear leggings under skirts, jumpers and skorts (solid white, black, gray, navy blue, or forest green)