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									STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK
         2007-2008
The student handbook does not propose to cover all situations, nor is it intended to
be a work of perfection. It is, however, a beginning. It is the hope of the
administration that it will be of help to all students of St. Romuald Interparochial
School in its use as a reference in relation to school policy and expectations.

The school retains the right to amend this handbook with just cause. Parents will be
promptly notified of any changes.

                              408 North Highway 259
                              Hardinsburg, KY 40143
                                   270-756-5504




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                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS




Philosophy…..…………………………………………………………………………….3
Statement of Non-Discrimination …………………………………………………...….3
Academics….……………………………………………………………………………..3
Grading Policy……..……………………………………………………………………..4
Homework Policy…..…………………………………………………………………….4
Correspondence Policy…..………………………………………………………………5
Sacraments and Liturgy…..……………………………………………………………..5
Extracurricular Activities….……………………………………………………………6
Sports……….…………………………………………………………………………….6
Athletic Suspension………………………………………………………………………6
Admission Policy……...………………………………………………………………….6
Health Regulations…………………………………………………………………….....7
School Closings……..…………………………………………………………………….7
Attendance Policy…..…………………… ……………………………………………....7
Emergencies………………………………………………………………………………8
Medication….…………………………………………………………………………….8
School Bus Transportation…………………………………………………………...…9
Loading and Unloading of Students................................................................................ 9
Field Trips...………………………..……………………………………………………..9
Communication…………………………………………………………………………10
Parent Relationship with the School………………………………………………..…10
Procedure for Addressing Parental Concerns…………………………………...……10
Visitors…………………………………………………………………………………..10
Voluteer Services………………………………………………………………………..10
Emergency Drills……………………………………………………………………..…11
Dress Code Policy…………………………………………………………………….....11
Discipline………………………………………...………………………………………13
Detention Hall……………………………………………...…………………………....16
Harassment Policy……………………………………………………………………....17




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                                         PHILOSOPHY
         The philosophy of St. Romuald Interparochial School is one centered on the total
development of the Christian child: Spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural,
emotional, and physical. We believe that the function of the educator is to nurture this
development as persons of the community, supporting and building on the faith life of the
child, which has begun in the home. We seek to provide a stable environment in which
each member of the school family will be comforted and challenged by the Gospel
message.
         We seek to foster positive Christian values and attitudes in the various ways, such
as: Formal religious education, liturgical celebrations, prayer days, Christian service, and
all areas of the curriculum.
         Further, we seek to promote a tradition of excellence academically and spiritually
through the development of such characteristics as: Self-discipline, self-esteem,
accountability, initiative, self-reliance, independence, citizenship, and dependence on
God.
         Recognizing that parents are the primary educators, we support them in their
efforts to create a positive environment that will nourish the child's continuing Christian
development.

                         STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
        Our school admits any student of any race, color, and ethnic origin to all rights
and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students
of our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of basis of race, color, sex, national,
and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies or admissions policies.

                                        ACADEMICS
        The students will be encouraged to grow in their spiritual, moral, and academic
development and will experience activities to encourage this growth.
        Activities for spiritual and moral growth: formal religion classes, liturgies, prayer
services, prayer days, and Christian service activities.
        Activities for intellectual/academic growth: Basic academic curriculum,
extra-curricular activities such as speech contests, poster and essay contests, spelling
bees, and educational field trips.
        Other supplemental programs include a preschool, library instruction, speech
therapy (available through Breckinridge County School System), extended instruction in
all subject areas through Title 1 Program, general music, art, computer classes, and
physical education.
        PROGRESS REPORTS - Report cards are issued four (4) times per year.
Individual teachers will inform you early in the year as to their procedure for providing
you with interim reports. A parent-teacher conference will be scheduled during October
after the completion of the first quarter and in March after the 3rd quarter.
        The Kindergarten report card has its special format. Grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 will
use the same format. If you would like to see that format prior to the end of the first
quarter, please come by the school office.
        HONOR ROLL - All Students of Grades 3-8 who have maintained a B or above
average in all subjects will be placed on Honor Roll for that quarter. Names of Honor
Roll students will be on display in school and will be published in the parent newslines.


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        **RETENTION – Effective October 23, 2001, the school has the following
policy regarding retention: If a student is recommended for retention by a teacher
and/or the principal, that child will be required to stay in their current grade level if
he/she attends St. Romuald School the following year. It is our understanding the the
public school system will honor our recommendations as well.

        RECORDS RELEASE – Report cards and any school records will not be
released at the end of the school year until all tuition and fees have been paid to the
school.

                                    GRADING POLICY
         Students are expected to turn in all daily assignments and come to class prepared.
It is encouraged that home and school maintain close communication whenever students
experience academic problems. If you the parent suspect a problem, please contact the
teacher and/or principal.

We will use the following grading scale:
A - Excellent Progress -             93-100%
B - Above Average -                  85-92%
C - Average -                        77-84%
D - Below Average -                  70-76%
F - Failure -                        Below 70%
S - Satisfactory
I - Improvement Needed

       TESTING/ASSESSMENT: Students will periodically have tests covering
material that has been discussed in class. An achievement test will be given during April
each year. The Assessment of Catholic Religious Education Survey (ACRE) is used for
students of Grades 5 and 8 to assess the effectiveness of our school's religious program.
The ACRE tests are given in March.

                                  HOMEWORK POLICY
        Homework is an integral part of the total life experience of the student.
Motivation for home study lies in the cooperative efforts of home and school in support
of the learner. Each day students should set aside a block of time outside of school hours
for home study. During this time students should review and practice skills learned in
school and complete assigned work. Each student in grades 5-8 is required to keep a
student planner with all homework assignments posted in it daily.
        The amount will vary each day according to grade level and subject matter. If a
child never brings home any homework or a parent has questions about homework,
please contact the teacher. When a student in Grades 5-8 fails to complete homework
assignments, he/she will receive a 0% for the grade on that assignment. At this time, a
note will be sent home to the parents notifying them of the grade. This notice will be
required to be signed and returned within 2 days. If a child has an incomplete
assignment, they should turn in what is completed and have the completed items counted
correct. If the child has theassignment completed, but does not have it with him/her in the
classroom, he she will be allowed to get it IMMEDIATELY after class. If the teacher
does not receive it by the beginning of the next class period, the student will receive a 0%

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on the assignment. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!! Teachers will work closely with the parents
when students begin to show lack of interest in completing assignments.
        When a student is absent, all assigned class work is the responsibility of that
student. Parents may make arrangements to pick up student's assignments or to send them
home with a neighbor. Students that are absent will have the number of days absent to
complete the assigned homework. For example (if a student is absent for two days then
they are explected to turn in the missed assignement two days after returning to class).

* St. Romuald School does not have Homebound service for students on an extended
leave due to an illness. Arrangements must be worked out with teachers.

        NOTE: If a parent determines that the student is working at great lengths on
homework, a conference needs to be scheduled at once to determine the cause. If a
student becomes ill in the evening but comes to school the next day without
assignments, a note must be sent by parent with explanation. Each student is
expected to make up all assignments when absent. Students are given as many days
to make up work as days missed. If work is not made up in that time period a zero
will be given for that assignment. If a student needs more time because of serious
illness or extended illness, arrangements should be made with each teacher.


                               CORRESPONDENCE POLICY
        There are times when communication from the school needs to be seen and signed
by the parent. Failure to return correspondence according to policies, will result in one
ticket for each day it is late. Following are requirements for correspondence:

       Progress Reports and Report Cards: Must be turned in within 5 days from the day
       of receipt. After 5 days, the student will lose recess for each day it is not turned in.
       Excuse of absence: Must be turned in within two (2) days after returning to
       school. If the student is absent for more than three (3) consecutive days, a note is
       required from a doctor.
       Test signed: Must be returned within two (2) days.
       Anything requiring signature verification: Must be returned within two (2) days.


                            SACRAMENTS AND LITURGY
       All students will attend Eucharist Liturgies regularly. Students will have the
opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation four times during the school year.
       The sacramental program begins in the second grade with the reception of
Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. During daily religion classes, teachers of the second
grade prepare students for First Communion and Reconciliation. Parents must assist
children in learning the required prayers, as well as review basic Catholic doctrine. These
sacraments will be celebrated in the individual parishes.

                          EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
        Extra curricular activities include an Elementary Academic Team (Grades 4 & 5)
and a Middle School Academic Team (Grades 6-7-8), and a Beta Club. Beta Club
policies are stated in the Beta Club Constitution.

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                                         SPORTS
        St. Romuald Interparochial School offers a basketball program for boys and girls,
a volleyball program for girls, and a cheerleading program. Each program has its own set
of expectations, which will be provided to the student at the beginning of the practice.
        Every student who plays on a basketball team, volleyball or cheerleading team
must have a physical before they can practice with that team. A form will be available at
the beginning of school or when that sport begins practice for its season.

                            ATHLETIC SUSPENSION
       A child may be suspended from the athletic program for the following two
reasons:

1) In-appropriate conduct.

2) Receives two (2) D's or one (1) F on his/her report card
When a student is on athletic suspension, he/she may not practice or participate in the
sport. However, this does not prohibit them from attending the game with their parents.
The student MAY NOT sit with the basketball team or cheerleading squad.

If suspended for academic purposes, the student will remain on suspension for a
minimum of two (2) weeks. At the end of the 2-week period, the student's homeroom
teacher will go to the teachers involved and get an evaluation on the student's progress.
If the respective teacher feels the student has improved, he/she will recomend to the
principal that the student be allowed to play/cheer again. If the principal, with the
recommendation of the teacher does not feel that improvement has been made, then an
evaluation will follow weekly until the student's grades have improved

                                   ADMISSION POLICY
        State law requires a birth certificate and a Social Security number of any student
enrolling for the first time in a Kentucky school. School personnel must have the original
birth certificate and the Social Security card by the first day of school for the students.
Copies will be made from the originals, which will be given back to the parent or
guardian.
        A baptismal certificate is required from every Catholic Student.
        Any child who is five years old on or before October 1st is eligible for enrollment
in to Kindergarten.
        Kentucky State Law requires successful completion of Kindergarten before
entering the first grade. Proof of attendance from a certified Kindergarten (i.e., report
card) is necessary when enrolling a first grade student. Other new students to St. Romuald
Interparochial must provide the address of the previous school attended.
        Students entering first grade must be six years of age on or before October 1st.
        Students must meet all necessary health requirements (listed below).

** If a student is expelled from another school, the student will not be accepted into
St. Romuald School.

** Students will not be accepted from other school systems after the 1st quarter has
begun unless it is due to relocation.
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                               HEALTH REGULATIONS
        A physical is required of each student entering a Kentucky school for the first
time. Breckinridge County also requires a dental examination. The school must have on
file an up-to-date immunization for each student.
        Students entering the sixth grade are required to have a their tetanus shot and an
updated physical examination before the school term begins.
        Parents are asked to provide the school with all necessary certificates/forms on the
day of registration.
        An eye exam by an ophthalmologist is not required for entry into St. Romuald
School.
        Due to concerns over head lice, there will be a “no nit” policy for our school.
This means that if a child has head lice, he/she must be released with a note from the
Health Department in order to return to school. They may not return with any sign of
head lice.

                                   SCHOOL CLOSINGS
       St. Romuald Interparochial School follows the Breckinridge County School
Calendar. If the county calls a closing day because of bad weather, be full or partial day,
we also close. Announcements will be made over WXBC (104.3 FM).

                               ATTENDANCE POLICY
                              ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

  Students are required to attend school regularly. This includes being on time and
staying for the entire school day. School attendance and academic performance are
directly related, and regulations are in place, which are designed to improve student
performance. A written excuse with parent signature is necessary for documentation from
all absences from school. Absences without a written excuse will be considered
unexcused. Students will not be permitted to participate in any extracurricular activities
on a day when any of the following occur:
-Student is absent due to illness for any part of the school day
-Student receives an unexcused absence for any part of the school day

   I.      Absences
           A. Excused Absences
              Students will be given an excused absence up to six times with a parent
              note for the reasons listed below and will be permitted to make up
              assignments and/or tests:
                      Death or severe illness in the student’s family
                      Illness of student
                      Doctor or Dentist appointments
              -After a student has used six (6) parent notes, a doctor’s note will be
              required for the absence to be considered excused.
              -Principal may excuse absences for valid reasons, which they determine.
           B. Unexcused Absences
              Any time a student is absent without a valid parent or doctor’s note, the
              absence will be considered unexcused. After six (6) parent notes have been


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              used, all absences will be considered unexcused unless doctor’s notes are
              supplied.
           C. Pre-Arranged absences will be considered for students who must
              accompany parents on out-of-town trips or school related trips. Students
              must secure principal’s approval in advance, and secure advance
              assignment from their teachers.
           D. Early Dismissal
              Students will not be dismissed early from school unless a parent signs the
              child out of school in the office. Students will not be released if the parent
              comes directly to the classroom. Early dismissals are excused only for the
              reasons listed in section (A) above.
           E. Tardiness
              Any student arriving to school after classes have begun must check in at
              the office with their parent before going to class.


                                        TRUANCY
  Any student who has been absent and/or tardy from school without a valid excuse for
three (3) or more days is considered truant. Parents of students who accumulate three (3)
unexcused absences will receive written notification from the school of their truant status.
The school will work with the parent to address the attendance issue. If a student
accumulates six (6) unexcused absences or tardies, a second written notice will be sent to
the parent. Further unexcused absences could result in charges being filed with the courts.


                         EARLY DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
       Written permission from the parent/guardian is required for a pupil to be
dismissed from school earl. If the student is to be picked up, the parent/guardian or parent
designee shall report to the Office. Any time a student is absent without a valid parent or
doctor’s note, the absence will be considered unexcused

                                      EMERGENCIES
       In such cases that school may need to call for an emergency or sickness, the
school needs to have on file an emergency number other than the home and workplace of
both parents. The school will first try to contact the parents/guardians. If contact cannot
be made, we will then call the emergency number that has been provided.
       There is an updated Disaster Plan located in each classroom.

                                       MEDICATION
        It is a policy of the Diocese of Owensboro that prescription drugs and
over-the-counter medication can be dispensed only with written permission from the
parent/guardian. The note must include the child's name, type of medication, when and
how it is to be given. Any over-the-counter medication with a "blanket" note that
authorizes the school to administer the medicine will be accepted, however, the school
must contact the parent before giving the medicine to the student. Parents will need to
supply the school with the medicine. Due to state regulations, we will NOT administer
aspirin or anything that contains aspirin to students.


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                           SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION
         Students that attend St. Romuald Interparochial School are privileged to be able
to ride the Breckinridge County School Buses to and from school. At the beginning of
of the school year, the students will receive a list of rules and regulations from the school
bus driver. These rules are printed and distributed by the Breckinridge County Board of
Education. Parental understanding of these rules and their cooperation with school
authorities will assure everyone of safety on the school bus.
         Parents may request in writing for a student to ride a different bus or to ride a bus
if they do not ride regularly. This is only to be done in emergencies. This note is to be
presented to the classroom teacher or principal at the beginning of the day. The principal
must then call the County School Board Office for approval. Upon approval, the note will
be given to the bus driver upon boarding the bus. If not approved, the parents will be
expected to make necessary arrangements for their children.

                    LOADING AND UNLOADING OF STUDENTS
        *****IMPORTANT: Students may not be dropped off at the school any
earlier than 7:00 a.m. At no time should they be left and it be assumed that someone
is at the drop-off location. If no one is in the gym upon drop-off, the parents MUST
stay with the student (s) until someone arrives.

        BUS RIDING STUDENTS - In the morning, students will be dropped off at the
gym door. All students will enter the gym upon arrival. In the afternoon, students will be
dismissed according to the following schedule:
        2:25 - First bus, 2nd bus and St. Rose bus
        2:30 – Car riders and walkers - Students who are car riders will not be
               dismissed before this time. Dismissal of cars and buses at the same time
               creates an unsafe situation.
        2:40 All other students who ride buses will be dismissed and will meet on the
               playground. During inclement weather, students will meet in the Pre K-4
               building.
        CAR RIDERS - These students will be dismissed immediately after the buses
have left the parking lot/drive. Please park in the designated spots and wait for all
buses to leave the parking lot and the principal to motion the line to come forward. At
this time, the line may go around the gymnasium for pick-up on the opposite side.

                                        FIELD TRIPS
        Educational field trips may be taken to enhance classroom instruction. The
permission of the principal is required prior to making plans for the field trip. Permission
slips for the entire school year are located at the back of the handbook. This is required to
be filled out completely and returned to school within two (2 )days of school starting.
This will cover all field trips during the school year.
        When a class is travelling in parents’ vehicles, there must be a Liability Release
filled out on each child, as well as a Driver Information Sheet for each driver. The
teacher will take one copy, and one copy will be left in the office.




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                                   COMMUNICATION
     Communication between all facets of the St. Romuald Interparochial School
communities are vital to the spiritual and educational growth of the students. The school
communicates with the home, church, and community in the following ways:
     -Newsletters
     -Open House
     -Parent/Teacher Meetings
     -Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
     -News Media
     -Church Bulletins

                  PARENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SCHOOL
        Parent/guardian cooperation is essential for the welfare of students. If the
administration considers that parent/guardian behavior seriously interferes with the
teaching/learning process, the priest-pastor, and the principal may require parents to
withdraw their children and sever the relationship with the school. This type of action is
very drastic and will be undertaken only after other attempts at conflict resolution have
failed.

           PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING PARENTAL CONCERNS
        Parents/guardians who have a concern or complaint should first address the
teacher, coach, or staff member involved. If they are dissatisfied with the outcome, then
should they contact the principal. If a parent is in need of speaking with the principal
about a concern, he/she should contact the principal DURING SCHOOL HOURS.

                                       VISITORS
        Visitors are always welcome. Before visiting a classroom, please check by the
office. Conferences should be held outside of class time. Please inform the teacher
anytime that you would like to confer with him/her about your child's progress.

                                 VOLUNTEER SERVICES
        It is only through the generous giving of time and effort by volunteers that we can
provide greater opportunities of spiritual and educational development for our students.
Volunteers are utilized in the following areas: Cafeteria, library, homerooms, teacher
aide, secretarial aides, and clerical work with fundraisers. There will be an "Active
volunteer" list updated each year. If a parent is willing to volunteer for various events,
he/she should be on this list. A criminal check is required on all volunteers. All parents
are asked to provide information to conduct this check If not, the parent (or other
family member) will not be allowed to volunteer or attend any school activities during
the school day.


                                EMERGENCY DRILLS
      In case of an emergency (fire, tornado, earthquake) the school will follow the
emergency plan that is located in the school office. In order to become familiar with the
emergency procedures, the following drills will be conducted throughout the school year.



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        FIRE DRILLS - (Once a month) Evacuation routes are posted in all rooms.
Students would become familiar with the evacuation route. At the signal, students are to
evacuate the building quickly and quietly.
        TORNADO DRILLS - (Twice per semester) Students are to become familiar with
the proper position which is posted in the room. At the signal, students will move to the
designated area and await further instruction. In such case that Breckinridge County is
placed under a tornado warning, students will move to the designated area in the building.
        EARTHQUAKE DRILLS - (At least one per semester) The teacher will conduct
an earthquake drill in his/her classroom providing directions for the students.


                  DRESS CODE POLICY - REVISED JUNE 2006

   The purpose of the dress code is to promote discipline, neatness, a sense of school
identity/spirit, and to provide an academic environment that is conducive to learning and
teaching. Enforcement of the dress code is the joint responsibility of students,
parents/guardians, teachers and the principal.

   1. Uniform pants and shorts:
            a. must be solid khaki or navy blue in color
            b. must be straight legs only (no flare legs or hip huggers)
            c. elastic pants (no draw strings) will be permitted but must meet other
                 requirements
            d. jean-style clothing is NOT permitted (no cargo-style, no yoke, no
                pockets on outside and no flaps on pockets)
            e. no alterations made to pants, i.e., no torn, ripped, cut, split, frayed
                clothing may be worn
            f. shorts must be of modest length (see #6)

   2. Uniform Skirts, Skorts or Jumpers:
            a. must be solid khaki or navy blue in color (no plaid is allowed)
            b. skirts, skorts or jumpers may be straight or pleated
            c. decorative buttons or clasps are permitted
            d. must be of modest length (see #6)
   3. Uniform shirts:
            a. must be solid white, bright red, royal blue or navy blue
            b. must be polo-style with long or short sleeves (no cap sleeves)
            c. must be long enough to stay tucked in when arms are raised
            d. turtleneck shirts are NOT permitted
            e. if a T-shirt is worn, it must be plain white and only visible at the
                neckline

   4. Sweatshirts and Sweaters:
            a. must be solid white, bright red, royal blue or navy blue
            b. pullover sweaters and/or cardigan sweaters are permitted
            c. hoods are NOT permitted on the sweatshirts
            d. a uniform shirt must be worn under the uniform sweatshirt or sweater


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   5. The uniform is to be worn in the proper fashion; shirts tucked in and pants worn at
      the proper waist level so as NOT to drag on the floor.

   6. Shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers and dresses are to be a modest length – that is
      within 5” of the floor when the student kneels and the clothing is worn at the
      proper waist level. This applies to both regular uniform or out-of-uniform days.

   7. Patterns or logos are NOT permitted on uniform clothing (including socks) unless
      it is the approved school logo (this is available at Teamworks 756-0007)
   8. Socks or tights must be worn and must be solid white, bright red, royal blue or
      navy blue. Emblems or logos are NOT permitted on socks.

   9. Closed-toe shoes must be worn (no sandals, no open-back, and no flip-flops). If
      boots are worn, pants are NOT permitted to be tucked inside of boots.

   10. Coats are NOT to be worn in the classroom during school hours.

   11. Hats/caps are NOT permitted during school hours unless it is a special Hat Day.

   12. Hair must be a “natural hair color.” Hair cannot be dyed in any other color. If a
       male student has long hair, it must be pulled back at all times –this includes any
       school function. Facial hair is NOT permitted.

   13. No body piercing jewelry allowed with the exception of only stud-type earrings
       for girls. Boys may not wear earrings.

   14. No tattoos may be visible.

   15. A single necklace is permitted. It must be worn inside the collar and be of a
       conservative nature. Acceptable necklace types and styles will be at the discretion
       of the principal.

   16. The last Wednesday of the month will now be designated as out of uniform for
       charity. The designated charity will be selected for recommendation made by the
       PTO.

Out-of-Uniform days:

   1. Shorts, skorts, skirts, jumpers and dresses are to be a modest length – that is
      within 5” of the floor when the student kneels and the clothing is worn at the
      proper waist level.

   2. Clothing with references to music, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, and wrestling or with
      sexually explicit wording/pictures is NOT permitted.

   3. No backless tops or dresses, halter tops, tank tops, or midriff tops.

   4. Hoods will be permitted
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-Royal blue or white
-Only approved St. Romuald School logo
-Must be purchased at Scpir Office
-No restrictions on where it is worn (classroom teachers will be able to limit usage in the
 classroom
-Hood must not be on head when in school buildings

Uniforms can be purchased at the following merchants (partial list):
-Dollar Store (Hardinsburg)
-Wal-Mart (Hardinsburg)
-Cox’s (Brandenburg)
-Pamida (Brandenburg)
-JCPenney
-Sears
-Target

                         Discipline Policy –Revised June 2006

Philosophy:

St. Romuald Interparochial School provides each student with the maximum opportunity
to receive an excellent education. No student has the right to interfere with this
opportunity by his/her actions, poor manners, or lack of consideration. Parents are
expected to support the policies and guidelines set forth in the SRIS handbook by
expecting their child(ren) to obey rules and to accept consequences in a respectful and
timely manner. The essence of Christian discipline is self-discipline. The student is free
to choose one form of behavior over another and must learn to accept the consequences of
that chosen behavior. The student who chooses specific actions which violate the rights
of the school community will have to deal with appropriate Christian justice.

Student Responsibilities:

To promote a warm Christian atmosphere, each student is expected to assume certain
responsibilities on the school grounds and/or at ANY school event where the school is
represented. All students are expected to:

   1. Report to school everyday prepared to study, learn and complete assignments.
   2. Respect and obey all teachers and school personnel.
   3. Respect their fellow students as well as the rights of all members of the school
      community.
   4. Respect school property. This includes proper care of textbooks. All textbooks
      must be covered with either the school book covers or some other durable
      material.
   5. Keep the school buildings as well as the school grounds clean.

Classroom Conduct:



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Each teacher has primary responsibility for the conduct within his or her classroom. At
no time should the teacher tolerate rude or disrespectful behavior or behavior which
disrupts the class or interferes with the educational process. Therefore, a student must
conform to the norms of conduct established by the teacher for his/her classroom.

Discipline System:

When a student has violated the school’s discipline policy and/or a classroom rule, he/she
will be given a “discipline ticket” which will be recorded in his/her file.
When the student has accumulated:

1 ticket = the student will serve a “missing break”

2 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break”

3 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break”, sit at the Meditation Table
             during lunch, and a note is sent home for a parent signature

4 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break”, sit at the Meditation Table

5 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break”, sit at the Meditation Table

6 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break,” sit at the Meditation Table, and
             a phone call is made home to the parent(s) by the Principal

7 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break,” sit at the Meditation Table, and
             serve an after-school detention at the end of the month

8 tickets = the student will serve a “missing break,” sit at the Meditation Table, and
             a conference will be scheduled with the student, parents, teacher, and the
             Principal where a plan of action will be devised

If, after all strategies by the school to instill self-discipline and responsible behavior in the
student have been unsuccessfully implemented and the student still manifests behavior
contrary to the philosophy and desired culture of SRIS, the offending student’s
emrollment may be terminated.

If a student recieves two tickets in a given week, additional consequences at the discretion
of the principal will be assigned to this student. Students will not be allowed to return to
business as normal until they have completed 5 school days without earning an additional
ticket. They will also be missing break during this time. In addition to missing break, the
principal will assign items below in the order listed.
         1. Banned from all after school activities (beta club, academic, and athletic
            practices and games)
         2. No play time from 7:00-7:30
         3. Excused from physical education classes.



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Balances for student tickets will be on a month-to-month basis. On the first of each
month, every student will begin with a “clean sheet.” In other words, if a student had
accumulated 4 tickets during the month of August, on September 1st any tickets earned
would be wiped clear from that student’s record. This allows the student a “fresh start”
to correct any misbehavior and/or improve academically.




Rewards:

Also at the end of each month, those students who received 0 - 2 tickets will be rewarded
for their positive behavior. Any student receiving 3 or more tickets will NOT be allowed
to participate in the group reward. Examples of such rewards may include but are not
limited to: an out-of-uniform day, extended outside play with sodas, etc.

Discipline Ticket:

The purpose of a ticket is to help the student identify misbehavior, accept responsibility,
and correct it. A ticket will be given for the following reasons but are not limited to:
    Tardy to class or homeroom.
    Misconduct that keeps the teacher from teaching and other students from learning
       such as excessive talking or horseplay.
    Failure to conform to classroom rules or follow directions.
    Minor disrespect to school personnel.
    Uniform violation.
    Failure to turn in assigned homework.
    Failure to turn in any written correspondence that is sent home for a parent’s
       signature within the two day time period.
    Other reasons that are established by the teacher.

Discipline Guidelines and Expectations:

      If a student violates school policy or a classroom rule, the student is given a ticket
       to serve a “missing break.” The student is expected to serve the “missing break”
       the day he/she receives it or if a ticket is given in the late afternoon, the “missing
       break” should be served the following school day. The student receiving the
       ticket is required to take the ticket to the presiding teacher on the day he/she
       serves the “missing break.”
      Each time a student receives a ticket, he/she will serve a “missing break.”
      When a student has accumulated 3 tickets, the student will sit in solitude at the
       Meditation Table during lunch break where he/she can quietly contemplate on
       strategies for choosing behaviors that meet school policy. The student will also be
       given a note to be sent home for a parent’s signature. The signed note should be
       returned the following school day, otherwise, the student will continue sitting at
       the Meditation Table until it has been returned.

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      When a student has accumulated 6 tickets, the Principal will make a phone call
       home to the parent(s).
      When a student has accumulated 7 tickets, the student will be required to serve an
       after-school detention at the scheduled time. After-school detentions will be held
       at the end of each month. Detention will be for one hour (2:30-3:30). Students
       must be picked up on time before the detention is considered successful. A
       parent/guardian must sign the child out before taking the child from the after-
       school detention.
      When a student has accumulated 8 tickets, a conference will be scheduled with the
       student, parents, teacher, and the Principal. During this conference, a plan of
       action will be devised where the student will be asked to meet certain expectations
       for behavior and/or academics within an allotted timeframe. If the student makes
       no attempt to improve and/or if expectations are not met, then the student will be
       suspended or possibly recommended for expulsion.


Serious Violations of the Discipline Code:

Serious violations of the discipline code may lead to expulsion. Students having a serious
violation of the discipline code will receive consequences beyond the measures that have
been previously stated in the discipline code. Such behaviors may warrant extreme
consequences:
    1. Student is involved in fighting or causes physical injury.
    2. Student uses foul language, abusive language or obscene gestures (verbal or
        written).
    3. Student shows a lack of respect for school personnel or students, i.e. lying, direct
        disobedience, harassment, forgery.
    4. Student is involved in cheating. Talking during a test is both disrespectful and
        considered to be cheating. Consideration for cheating includes looking at another
        student’s paper during a test. It is not possible for a teacher to know the student’s
        intentions; therefore, the student’s eyes should remain on his/her own paper at all
        times.
    5. Student steals or takes anything that does not belong to him/her.
    6. Student defaces school property or personal property of self or others, i.e. carving
        on desks with pencil or pen, damaging textbooks, lockers, bathroom walls, etc.
    7. Student possesses, sales, or uses alcohol, controlled substances or look alikes.
    8. Student brings fireworks onto school property.
    9. Student possesses a weapon on school grounds and/or at ANY school event.
    10. Student consistently violates school rules or is involved in other serious
        misconduct.

                                    DETENTION HALL
         Detention will involve NO ACTIVITY by the student. He/ she will be expected to
sit in detention hall with nothing to do for the time period specified. Detention will be for
one hour from (2:30- 3:30). Students must be picked up on time before the detention is
considered susscessful.



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PROPER AUTHORITIES WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN A STUDENT IS FOUND
WITH TOBACCO PRODUCTS, DRUGS, ALCOHOL, FIREWORKS, AND
KNIVES OR OTHER WEAPONS.
       Pocket knives are not allowed at school. They must be turned in to the office as
soon as they are discovered.

-    CD Players will not be allowed on campus during the school day.
-    Gameboys, and other electronic devices will not be allowed on campus during the
     school day
-    Cell phones (or any transmitting device) will not be used on campus during the
     school day. Students with such devices will have them confiscated and will be issued
     a minimum of one week before they are returned to the student’s parent or guardian.
     Consequences will double for repeated violations.

                                  HARASSMENT POLICY
        In keeping with the philosophy of St. Romuald Interparochial School that each
person is a sacred individual, it is the policy of St. Romuald Interparochial School to
provide for its students and employees an educational environment free from harassment.
Harassment based on gender, race, religion, or physical appearance will be not tolerated.
All teachers and school staff are instructed to stop harassment when they witness it and to
inform the school administration of all allegations or rumors of harassment.
        Also recognizing that harassment may occur in degrees, the consequences for
harassment may range from a conference with student and parent, to detention and up to
expulsion.
        Peer harassment is unwelcome taunting, verbal or physical abuse based on race,
religion, or physical appearance which interferes with a student's education. Students
experiencing harassment may follow the same procedure as for sexual harassment. In the
case of anyone who feels like they are the victim of “bullying”, the same policy applies.
        Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. (This can be student to student,
employee to student, or student to employee). Sexual harassment may include but is not
limited to:
        1. Unwelcome sexually oriented communication, including sexually oriented
           phone calls, letters, or verbal kidding.
        2. Unwelcome pressure or requests.
        3. Unwelcome touching.
        4. Creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment through
           the use of innuendoes, rumors, overt or implied threats.

If you feel you have been the victim of harassment:
1. Don't ignore the incident. Report it to your parent, a teacher, or principal.
2. An informal method of dealing with harassment is to, with the help of a teacher or principal, confront the
    harasser either verbally or in writing. Many times the behavior will stop.
3. If you are not comfortable with confronting the harasser or the behavior continues, you should file a
    formal written complaint signing a written statement describing the harassment and naming the alleged
    harasser with the principal. If it is with the principal, you should file the complaint with the priest-pastor
    of the school.
4. The complaint will be investigated, parents will be notified, the alleged harasser will be informed and
    interviewed, and any person with information interviewed.

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5. A report of the findings will be made to involved parents. The consequences chosen can include
    conferences, demerits, detention, and expulsion.
6. If it is determined that a person deliberately filed a false claim, the same disciplinary action may be taken.
7. Records of complaints will be held confidential to the extent necessary to investigate the complaint.

Accident Insurance: The school does not have accident insurance
coverage on students. Parents and guardians may purchase a student
accident insurance policy that is made available at the beginning of
each school year. Application forms will be included in the opening day
family packet. The school does not pay doctor or medical costs for
students injured at school, on school trips, or while participating in
any school or school athletic contest. All students participating in
sports or cheerleading are required to have insurance or must
purchase the school accident insurance.




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