Below are a list of school policies included at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School
Parents/Guardians are to:
• Notify the school of their child/children's absence prior to the commencement of school.
• Submit an explanatory note after an absence or lateness to the classroom teacher.
• Provide current work and home telephone numbers.
• Provide at least one emergency contact
• Alert the school if there are any changes in custody/guardianship, and provide court documentation.
If a call is not received from the parent/guardian, the secretary will attempt to contact the home/workplace.
• be picked up from the office when leaving for appointments or other early dismissal (this is for the protection of all our students).
• Report to the office prior to going to class when they are late.
At times it is necessary to pick up your child during the course of the school day. Should this need arise, please submit a written request or contact the school by telephone to make the necessary arrangements. Children MUST be picked up at the office. The classroom teacher will send the child to the office at the appropriate time and the parent/guardian will meet the child at that location. We do not want children picked up in the school yard at anytime. These procedures are followed to ensure the safety of your children.
Students may be assigned homework as the needs of the different programs require. The teacher may request that if work is not completed at school it be completed at home. Students will record their homework daily in an agenda. Parents are asked to sign agendas nightly.. It is expected that the assigned work be completed.
All students should be neat and appropriately dressed for school as per school established dress code. In hot weather, walking shorts and a suitable shirt are appropriate. On days when the uniform will not be worn (civies or spirit days etc) please note that such items as cutoffs, tank-tops, halter tops, tub-tops, muscle-tops and mesh-tops are considered inappropriate for the school environment. Clothing worn by your children should be suitable for school and reflect the dignity and sense of Christian morality of the total school community. For safety and person hygiene purposes, students should have indoor shoes for the winter months. Also, we ask that students not come to school with shocking hair colour or styles as these pose a distraction to others. It is expected that students be in uniform everyday. A note from home must accompany any child not in uniform explaining why.
Pediculosis (Head Lice) - Health Issues:
Outbreaks of Head Lice among school children is a common occurrence. It is a community problem. Parents are encouraged by the Health Department and the school to work together to control this Issue. Students should be checked weekly to avoid spreading to others. In the event that head lice (live or their eggs) being discovered, the student must be treated with appropriate treatment immediately. Kindly report this problem to the school to prevent spreading to others. The school has information that will help the parent to prevent re-occurrence.
According to our Board’s School Health Procedures Handbook, any student requiring medication during school hours needs to submit to the principal two forms: one from the family physician, and one from the parents/guardian each school year.