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K-8 Student Handbook

Holy Family School's Kindergarten through 8th Grade Handbook (<-- click the link for a printable Microsoft Word version) has lots of important information that will be helpful throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Click on the links below for the forms you require:

 

                               HFS STUDENT HANDBOOK (CHANGES IN GREEN)

                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Message to Our School Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Philosophy/Belief Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
    
Daily Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     Morning Arrival Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     Notes for Dismissal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
     Aftercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
     Early Dismissal – Scheduled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     School Delays/Closings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     Sign In and Sign Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Attendance Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     Attendance Breakdown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     Tardiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     Perfect Attendance Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

     Absenteeism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
     Excused Absences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     Unexcused Absences  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     Illegal-Unexcused Absences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8  
     Absences for Family Educational Trips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Bullying
     Bullying Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
     Reporting Obligations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10

Communication
     Parent to School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     School to Parent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     Parent to Principal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Curriculum
     Academic Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     Auxiliary Services for Students  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
     Homework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

     Report Cards (Grading Codes & Sub Codes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     Honor Roll – Grades 6-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
     Student Intervention Team (S.I.T.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Discipline
     Code of Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     Written Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
     Detention . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
     In-School Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14
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     Out-of-School Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
     Expulsion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
     Search & Seizure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
     Cell Phone/Electronics Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     Drugs/Weapons Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     Positive Reinvorcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Extra Curricular Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Health Services as Dictated by Nazareth Area School District
     Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     Forms for Parent Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     Mandated Screenings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     Immunizations Requirements . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     Additional Requirements for Attendance into 7-12th Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     Medication in School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     When to Keep Students Home from School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19

Lunch and Recess
     Lunch Periods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     Ordering Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     Inside Lunch Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20
     Lunchroom Volunteer Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

     Outside Recess Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
Scholarship Grants & Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Tuition & Fees Policy
     Admissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     Transfer Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Use of School Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Uniform Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
     Grooming – Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
                      - Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

     Jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     Boys:  K-8 Winter Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
                K-8 Summer Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     Girls:  K-5 Winter Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                6-8 Winter Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
                K-5 Summer Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
                6-8 Summer Uniform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     Physical Education Uniform K-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
                Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
     Dress Down Day Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
     Dress Down Day Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
     Special T-Shirt Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Holy Family School Policy Agrement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                                                                


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                             Message to our school community

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Holy Family School.  We are glad you have chosen our school to provide an education for your child.  This handbook has been created to acquaint you, our parents and students, with general information and specific policies about Holy Family School.  Parents are the primary educators and when parents work together with teachers in harmony, their efforts result in the highest quality of education for their child.

Please read the entire contents of this handbook because it will answer many of the questions you may have regarding policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.   We hope this handbook will be helpful to you through the school year, and we look forward to working in partnership with you.   

After reading this handbook, an electronic signature is required- this can be found under Web Forms in Parents Web (School Policy Agreement 2018).

You may print this handbook or view it online.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Bruce and the Faculty and Staff of Holy Family School

                                                                      

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                                                         MISSION STATEMENT

Since 1910, Holy Family School has been an anchor in our community, with a devoted staff that sees Christ in every child.  Dedicated to empowering students with intellectual growth and faith-filled lives, Holy Family provides a nurturing, disciplined environment and culture of service.  In teaching lasting values that involve the whole family, Holy Family instills ideals that embrace academic strength, a deeper relationship with God, and a desire to lead responsible Christian lives.

 

Faith – Discipline – Responsibility

 

                                      PHILOSOPHY/ Belief Statement

Holy Family School provides a Catholic centered education based on the love and concern for the child as a total person created by God.  The religious and academic natures of our school are irrevocably entwined.  In order to foster the spirit of Christ’s love, we recognize each child as an individual and work to meet his or her needs.  Holy Family School accepts as our responsibility the goal of academic excellence that is achieved by appropriately challenging each child in the learning process.  Although strong academic content is integral to our curriculum, we stress the process of learning in order to prepare our students to be viable members within their church, chosen profession and their community.

  • We believe each child is special in the eyes of God and we strive to develop his or her individual gifts while centering the student in a faith community.
  • We believe the development of basic skills, critical thinking, decision-making abilities, and creative talents are all components of the educational process.
  • We believe individual needs are met through the recognition of differences in developmental rates and learning modalities and adapting curriculum using a variety of techniques and teaching styles to meet those needs.
  • We believe students develop best in a safe, comfortable learning environment that provides opportunities to grow in confidence.
  • We believe involvement in religious activities, academic achievements, extracurricular and school sponsored social events, and health and physical education activities help students develop a positive self-image.
  • We believe that fostering the values of faith, hope, and love, through religion classes, bi-monthly school masses, daily prayer, Para-liturgical services, mission activities, and Catholic Schools Week festivities helps to give our students a solid foundation to meet the world’s challenges and participate in celebrating our love for God and others.

 

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                         ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
 

Daily Schedule

7:45 AM

School doors open

8:10 AM

Morning Prayer

8:15 AM

Classes begin

11:30 AM

Lunch period 1

12:00 PM

Lunch period 2

12:30 PM

Lunch period 3

2:35 PM

Closing Prayer

2:40 PM

Dismissal early buses called

2:45 PM

Dismissal

 

Morning Arrival Procedures
There are 3 ways your child may arrive at school.  Please refer below for the safety of our students.

1.  Bus:  Students riding the bus will be dropped off in front of the school on Convent Avenue.
2.  Car:  Parents are not allowed to drop off students directly in front of the school on Convent
             Avenue. 
Students must be dropped off in front of the gym on Center Street and leave
             through the gym parking lot.

3.  Walker:  Students who live close enough to the school may walk, and the crossing guard
                    will assist them.

Any student arriving after 8:10 a.m. must report to the office with a parent/guardian for a late slip before going to class. 

Notes for Dismissal
At the beginning of the year, a form must be completed stating how a student will normally be dismissed each day.  If a dismissal change must be made, a written note must be sent in that morning for only that day and given to the homeroom teacher.  The note must state who will be picking up the student.  If there is a dismissal change during the school day, do not email the school or teacher and do not call the teacher.  Only call the school office no later than 2:00pm to guarantee the message will be received on time.

If a student wishes to ride another school bus in their school district, the proper notification will need to be completed. Click on this link for the form                                            

 

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Aftercare
Aftercare is provided as a service to our working parents.  If your child misses the bus or is not picked up, they will remain in aftercare until someone on the approved list arrives.   Aftercare is available to Holy Family students for a fee.  For more information, go to this link.

There is no aftercare on scheduled or unscheduled early dismissal days.

Early Dismissal – Scheduled
There are times during the year when there are noon dismissals.  Check the school calendar for these dates.  Lunch will not be served, and aftercare will not be provided.

School Delays/Closings
If the school will have a 2-hour delay or early dismissal due to severe weather or unforeseen circumstances, do not call the school.  Phone lines must be open to communicate with school districts and the media.  Parents will be notified through the school’s parent alert system.  This information can also be found on WFMZ or Channel 69.  If our school is not specifically mentioned, we follow the Nazareth Area School District.  Any child remaining after an emergency dismissal will be supervised by a faculty or staff member until the student is picked up. 

The district in which you live dictates your busing schedule.  If Nazareth has a 2-hour delay, Holy Family School’s doors will be open at 9:45 a.m.  If your school district has a different delay schedule, follow the Nazareth School District. 

If Nazareth is not delayed, but your district is delayed, Holy Family will be open and your child will not be marked late provided they arrive at the time their school district would be in session.

If Nazareth has a regular day or a delayed opening and your district is closed, Holy Family will be open.  Parents are encouraged to make every effort to get their student to school.  A parent must discern whether it is safe to travel to school. When your school district is closed, they will not provide transportation.  Therefore, it is the parent’s responsibility to provide transportation to and from school.  

If Nazareth is closed, and your district is not, Holy Family School is closed.

Sign In and Sign Out
Our school is equipped with security cameras.  Visitors are to enter the school through the main entrance.  Press the buzzer for admittance and go directly to the main office.  No one is permitted to go to any classroom without signing in first.  Cafeteria volunteers must report directly to the main office, sign the Volunteer Angel Points log, and receive a name badge.  All visitors should park in the parking lot across from the gym.

When it is necessary for a student to leave school early, the parent/guardian must go directly to the office to sign them out.



                                                                                                        
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                                                    ATTENDANCE POLICY

Regular attendance and punctuality promote an attitude of responsibility toward schoolwork, support the learning process, and maintain academic achievement.  The importance of regular attendance cannot be overemphasized.  Holy Family utilizes the attendance guidelines developed by the Nazareth Area School District.

Attendance Breakdown
Students should not arrive to school prior to 7:45 a.m.  Holy Family School cannot assume the responsibility for the care of students prior to 7:45 a.m.

7:45 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.:     School doors open              11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.:  Afternoon Session
8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.:     Tardy                                     2:35 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.:  Dismissal
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:   Morning Session


Tardiness
A student will be marked tardy if they arrive between 8:10-8:30 a.m.  Students arriving late must report to the office accompanied by a parent/guardian to be signed in.  The nurse will complete a tardy slip for admittance to their classroom.  Three or more unexcused tardies will result in a letter being sent home from the administration outlining the consequences.  Tardiness totaling 235 minutes equals a full day illegal absenceIf a student is tardy three times during the year
they will be excluded from having perfect attendance.


Perfect Attendance Award
To be eligible for this award, a student must be in school each day with no more than 3 tardy days for the year.  The students who receive this award will receive a certificate.

Absenteeism
When a student is unable to attend school, the parent/guardian must call 610-759-5642 option 2 prior to 9:00 a.m. which will record the information regarding the absence.  Parents must provide the student’s name, grade, teacher’s name, reason for the absence, and if missed work is requested.  If work is requested, the teacher will have it ready in the office by 2:45 p.m.  If the work is not requested, it is the student’s responsibility to get the missed work upon their return. 

If a parent forgets to call, the school will call the home or parent’s place of work to confirm the reason for the student’s absence. 

Absenteeism from school will be categorized as either excused or unexcused.  Attendance in school is mandatory the day of school dances and extracurricular school-sponsored events.  When a student is absent, the following procedures must be followed:

  1. If a call to the school is not received and a student is absent, school personnel will contact the parent/guardian to verify the student’s absence and circumstances.
  2. When a student returns to school after an absence a written note signed by the parent/guardian is required.  The note must include:  student’s name, date(s) of absence, and specific reason for the absence.  However, a doctor’s note is required for a
    student who is absent 3 or more consecutive days or returning to school after certain contagious diseases.                           
                                                                      
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  3. When a student returns to school after an absence due to illness, they have the same amount of time to make up that work.  For example: if a student is out 3 days, they have 3 days to make up the missed work.  This does not include long term assignments.
  4. A note is needed even when a student has been sent home from school by school officials due to illness or other reasons.  Failure to send the required excuse to school shall result in the absence being recorded as “unlawful” or “illegal” as per the state attendance laws.
  5. If a student has a doctor’s appointment, please get a doctor’s excuse so the school will be able to differentiate if the absence is excused or unexcused.

Excused Absences
            1.  Illness verified by doctor’s note
            2.  Death in the family
            3.  Funeral – family member
            4.  Religious holidays
            5.  Administrative reasons:  school activities, high school visits, etc.
            6.  Suspension
            7.  Weather:  when a school district is closed and Holy Family remains open
 

Unexcused Absences
            1.  Illness covered by parent note
            2.  Family vacation while school is in session
            3.  Funeral – non-family member/with affidavit

lllegal-Unexcused Absences
            1.  Missed the bus
            2.  Overslept
            3.  Family out of town without affidavit
            4.  Other circumstances will be addressed as needed

On the day of the 10th unexcused absence a letter shall be sent to the parents outlining the necessary next steps. 

Absences for Family Educational Trips

Holy Family discourages the scheduling of family vacations during regularly scheduled school days.  If a family vacation must occur, an affidavit must be completed, notarized, and returned to the school 10 days before the absenceFor this Form please click on the “For Parents” tab on the website, followed by “Affidavit Form.” Also, the office would be happy to give you a copy of this form or send one home with your child if needed.

Students are required to get their missed work prior to their trip.  The work must be completed upon their return to school.  Missed quizzes or tests should be completed in a timely manner upon their return.

Appointments
If an appointment is absolutely necessary during school time, please inform the office and/or classroom teacher in advance.  Upon returning to school, the student must have a doctor’s note. 

If a student arrives between 8:30-11:30 it is ½ day am absence.  If they leave between 11:30-2:30 it is ½ day pm absence.                                                                                                         
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                                                    BULLYING

BULLYING PROCEDURE

Bullying disrupts the educational process and the Christian and spiritual environment; therefore, bullying is unacceptable at Holy Family School.  Bullying can be defined as intentional, repeated hurtful acts, words or other behaviors, such as name-calling, threatening, and/or shunning by one or more individuals against others.  Bullying can take various forms and may include, but is not limited to, such actions as described below:

Physical:  unwanted physical contact -  hitting, kicking, punching, tripping, pushing,
                wrestling, throwing objects, etc.
Verbal:  name calling, insults, taunting, teasing, threats, etc.
Cyber:  inappropriate use of any electronic devices occurring in or out of school and/or
             interfering with the educational process
Emotional:  social isolation, rumors, and gossip
etc.
Sexual:  inappropriate unwanted touching, comments, jokes, looking in bathroom stalls,
              etc.
W
ritten: inappropriate notes, inappropriate written communication, etc.

Incidents of bullying on school property will be addressed as follows:

  1. Teachers will go over the definition and consequences of bullying with the students.
  2. Teachers will post a definition of bullying and a list of rules regarding bullying for reference in their classrooms.
  3. Parents and students will read and sign an anti-bullying contract.
  4. Teachers will formally document bullying incidents on the bullying discipline form.
  5. Teachers will follow standard bullying discipline consequences outlined on the discipline form.
  6. Teachers and principal will respond to incidences brought to their attention by students and/or parents.
  7. Inappropriate behaviors may be handled in a variety of ways on a case by case, age-appropriate basis according to the infraction and the number of repeated inappropriate behaviors documented during the school year.  Possible student consequences may include but are not limited to:  warning by teacher and/or principal, loss of recess, loss of privileges, detention, parent/student conference, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and expulsion.
     

Through this process it is the goal of administration, faculty and staff to have the student achieve redemption, learn from their mistake, and stop bullying.

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS
1.  Teacher to principal:
     To report the incident to the principal, teachers will complete the Holy Family School Student
     Behavior/Bullying Discipline Form (K-8).

2.  School to parent/guardian of the student involved in acts of bullying:
     The principal shall notify the parent/guardian if acts of bullying by a specific student are
     verified after the investigation.  If disciplinary consequences are imposed against the student,
      a description of the consequences shall be included in the notification.
3.  School to the victim and his/her parent/guardian:
     The principal shall notify the victim’s parent/guardian if acts of bullying against a specific
                                                                      
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      student are verified after the investigation.  In providing notification, the privacy rights of the
      person responsible for the bullying will be respected.  The disciplinary consequences
      imposed on the violator will not be disclosed to the parent/guardian of the victim.

                                              COMMUNICATION

Parent to School
If sending a note please clearly indicate to whom the note is directed (i.e.:  Mrs. Bruce, a teacher’s name, gift cards, aftercare, Scholastic book orders, lunch money, etc.).  The note needs to include the student’s name and homeroom grade.  Any money/checks need to be in an envelope.

If you desire to speak with a teacher, you may:
     1. Call the school, dial the teacher’s extension, leave a message stating the reason for your
         call, the best time to contact you, and a phone number where you may be reached. 
         Teachers may not be able to contact you until after school hours. 
     2.  Email the teacher (go to this link for teacher emails)
     3.  Write a note to the teacher

School to Parent
Before the school year begins, each family will be able to pick up the large Brown Envelope at the Saturday Welcome Back gathering or after any mass the weekend before school begins.  Otherwise the envelope may be picked up in the school lobby.  There will be forms which need to be completed and returned the week before school starts.  Each month after that, the Brown Envelope information will be posted on our school’s web site.  Go to this link for the Brown Envelope.  

The school also sends out a Holy Family Email Blast every Thursday with updates and reminders of various activities.   Any other information which needs to be communicated to you will be sent home on Thursdays throughout the school year.

Parent to Principal
Any written notes to the principal need to be in an envelope marked, PRINCIPAL.  Please state
in the note if you would like a return call or a private meeting.  List all numbers where you may be reached

                                                                                  CURRICULUM

Academic Program

Holy Family School is an elementary school consisting of grades K-8All students receive instruction in the following subjects:  religion, math, reading, language arts, science, social studies, library, art, music, Spanish, computer, physical education, and health.   Remediation in reading and math is available for those who qualify as set forth by the Intermediate Unit 20 criteria.  Additional support services are available through an in-house resource teacher.  All students, Catholic and non-Catholic, are required to attend religion classes to learn the teachings of the Catholic Church. 

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Auxiliary Services for Students
Speech TherapyIntermediate Unit #20

Remedial Services – Reading-Title I Intermediate Unit #20

MathematicsAct 89-Intermediate Unit #20

Occupational Therapy - when identified through service plan

HearingIntermediate Unit #20


Homework
Homework provides needed reinforcement of educational skills and provides teachers with an indication of what a student understands and potential areas of difficulty.  Students in grades 2-8 are responsible for recording assignments in their homework planner.  Grades K-1 receive a weekly homework sheet in their Take Home Folder.

Suggested time allotments for each grade level:

Grades K-2                                         10 - 30 minutes

Grades 3-5                                          40 - 60 minutes

Grades 6-8                                          70 - 90 minutes

The minutes designated for homework do not include projects or studying for quizzes, tests, or exams.  Homework is due the following day unless otherwise specified by the teacher.  A warning slip will be issued for the 1st two late homework assignments followed by a detention for the 3rd late assignment and consecutive detentions for each late assignment per trimester.  Please refer to each teacher’s homework policy provided on their website.  Repeated late homework will result in disciplinary action. 

If a student is absent and you would like work sent home, please call in that request when you notify the office of the student’s absence.  Homework may be sent home with another student or picked up after school.  Calls must be made by 9:00 a.m. to ensure the teachers have ample time to get the work together.

Report Cards
Trimester report cards are issued in the months of December, March, and June.  Progress reports are distributed in the middle of each trimester.  Conferences are scheduled in October.

Kindergarten, grades 1-2, and grades 3-8 have their own grading scale and report card.

         Grading Codes                                                  Sub Codes
97-99         =     O  -    Outstanding                               +   Exceeds Expectations
90-96         =     VG  -  Very Good                                 x   Meets Expectations
85-89         =     G  -    Good                                          -   Does Not Meet Expectations
75-84         =     S  -    Satisfactory                        Blank:  Skill Has Not Been Assessed
70-74         =     N  -    Needs Improvement
Below 70   =     U  -    Unsatisfactory



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Honor Roll - Grades 6-8

Honors are given each trimester to students in grades 6-8 based on the following:
 

First Honors:        93% or above general average in all major subjects and all grades

                             90% or above

                             S or above in all special subjects, conduct, and effort

Second Honors:   90% or above general average in all major subjects and all grades

                             85% or above

                             S or above in all special subjects, conduct, and effort

Major Subjects:    religion, reading/literature, English, science, social studies, and

                             math

Minor Subjects:    art, music, physical education/health, technology, library, Spanish 

 

Student Intervention Team (S.I.T.)
The Student Intervention Team is an extension of our mission who sees Christ in every student. The goal of this team is to promote a positive nurturing learning experience.  The team strives to meet the particular needs of students who may be experiencing difficulties in academic, social, or behavioral developmental areas.

The team consists of the principal, school psychologist, teachers, parents, and other members who have specialized developmental and educational training.  Weekly meetings occur where plans are developed to meet the needs of individual students.

                                                        DISCIPLINE

Code of Conduct
The code of conduct is endorsed to assist the student in developing Christian attitudes and sound character, to promote responsibility and citizenship, to provide for the exercise of self-control and responsible behavior, and to instill the value of respect.  Discipline must be established in the home by parents/guardians and reinforced during your student’s school years. 

Each student will abide by the rules and regulations set forth in this handbook and by their teachers.  These rules and regulations will apply:  while in church, throughout the school building, on school grounds, on buses, and while attending or participating in any school function or activity.

The levels of infractions are as follows:  first warning, second warning, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and expulsion.  In every situation, the principal has the full authority to determine the severity of the infraction and a level of discipline that is to be issued.  Failure to comply with expected behavior may result in the loss of attending: dances,
field trips, Mission Carnival, Field Day, etc.
                                                                        
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Written Warning
Warning notices are given to make the parent/guardian aware that an infraction has occurred.  The notice must be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to the teacher the next school day or a phone call/email will result.  The 3rd infraction and every subsequent infraction during that trimester will result in another detention for the same type of infraction (behavior and/or homework).

Examples of infractions that will result in a written warning are, but not limited to:
     1.  Failure to complete homework or assignments
     2.  Chewing gum or eating in the classroom (other than snack or party times)
     3.  Misconduct: in classroom, on bus, or while attending public programs
     4.  Disrespect of school property
     5.  Lying
     6.  Violation of lunchroom policy (refer to lunchroom section)

Detention
Students in grades K-2 will lose partial or complete recess.  Students in grades 3-8 will remain  after school for 1 hour.  Parents will receive a note explaining the reason, date, time, and place for the detention.  This notice must be signed and returned to the teacher the following day or a phone call/email will result.

Examples of infractions that will result in a detention are, but not limited to:
     1.  Disrespectful behavior – refusing to obey, mockery, talking back to an adult, defiance
     2.  Abusive language (profanity, obscenity, racial remarks) – written or spoken – that
          ridicules, insults, or threatens
     3.  Violation of Internet Access – Acceptable Use Policy
     4.  Forgery
     5.  Tardiness
     6.  Cheating/Plagiarism
     7.  Cell phone use
     8.  Vandalism
     9.  Stealing
    10. Dress code violation


During a trimester and after the 3rd detention for the same type of infraction (behavior, dress code, homework) an in-school suspension will occur.  After the 2nd in-school suspension, the 3rd infraction may result with an out-of-school suspension.  Should a 2nd out-of-school suspension be warranted, a conference with the principal will occur to outline the next steps.

In-School Suspension
A suspension is a serious disciplinary action taken by school authorities against a student whose behavior constitutes a major infraction.  An in-school suspension is a step toward possible expulsion from school.  The number of days assigned will be decided by the administration.

Examples of infractions that will result in an in-school suspension are, but not limited it: 
     1.  Bullying:  see Bullying Policy
     2.  Removal of the student from the classroom for disruptive behavior
     3.  2nd cellphone offense                                   
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     4.  A 3rd detention for the same infraction

After a total of 2 in-school suspensions, an out-of-school suspension will occur.  During the in-school suspension, students are under the direct supervision of the principal and the office staff.  The student must complete all school work during the in-school suspension period.  Students may be denied privileges to in-school and/or out-of-school activities.

Out-of-School Suspension
A suspension is a serious disciplinary action taken by school authorities against a student whose behavior constitutes a major infraction.  An out-of-school suspension is a step toward possible expulsion from school.  The number of days assigned will be decided by the administration.

Examples of infractions that will result in an out-of-school suspension are, but not limited to:

     1.  Obscene or offensive language/action toward a staff member
     2.  Physical contact:  hitting, punching, tripping, or
inappropriate touching
     3.  Serious damage or defacement of school property
     4.  Possession of or participation in the use of any substance or item that could prove
          harmful or dangerous
     5.  Leaving school without permission

If the student’s action justifies suspension, a parent/guardian will be notified immediately to remove the student from school.  Suspended students will not be readmitted to school or any related functions or activities until the following procedures have been implemented.

  1. A conference will be held with the principal, teacher(s), parents/guardians, and student.
  2. Counseling (if recommended) must be fulfilled.
  3. During the suspension, the student will be marked absent and is responsible for all missed school work, quizzes, tests, and projects.
  4. During the suspension, students will be denied privileges to after-school activities.

Expulsion
The principal may expel a student after a single violation.  Two out-of-school suspensions deem a student liable for an expulsion.

Search & Seizure
The administrator may search or may deem it necessary to search a student’s desk, book bag, locker, or personal belongings if there is reasonable suspicion that a violation of a school rule has been committed.

Cell Phone/Electronics Policy
Students are not permitted to use a cell phone or electronic device during the school day.  They must be kept in their backpack in their locker on silent unless approved by the principal.  Cell phones and electronic devices will be confiscated by the teacher and sent to the principal’s office.  A parent will have to pick up the cell phone or electronic device at school.  A detention will be issued for defiance of this policy.

                                                                                                        
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Drugs/Weapons Policy
Organized health education programs are provided by Holy Family School to educate students about the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, and smoking.  The school will use all available resources in an effort to provide a safe and drug-free environment for all students at all times.

The possession, use and/or distribution of any of the following, but not limited to:  narcotics, drugs, inhalants, alcohol, cigarettes, cigarette lighters, over the counter medications, or any weapons or facsimile, or objects, which could be used as a weapon, is absolutely prohibited in school, on school vehicles, and on school grounds.

Any information obtained from witnesses regarding violators of the drug/weapon policy will be treated as confidential and the source will be protected from being exposed.

Anyone knowingly aiding, abetting, or in any way enabling the possession, usage or distribution of the same noted herein, will also be subject to appropriate disciplinary procedures as detailed below.

Violators will be subject to any and/or all of the following actions:
     1.  Immediate out-of-school suspension followed by a hearing, which may result in expulsion.
     2.  Referral to appropriate guidance, and/or medical, and/or psychological personnel.
     3.  Referral to law enforcement officials.

Positive Reinforcement
To encourage students to do their best at all times, a make your own sundae party will be held once a month with the principal.  The homeroom teacher will choose 1 student each month who has exhibited positive characteristics.
     
                                          

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                                  EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
 

ACTIVITY

GRADES ELIGIBLE

Altar servers

4-8

Arts & Crafts Club

K-8

Band

4-8 (extra fees apply)

Basketball

2-6

Cherub Choir

K-2

Chess

1-8

Children’s Choir

3-6

Coding Club

1-4 and 5-8

Creative Writing

4-8  

CYO Basketball

7-8

CYO Cross Country

K-8 (K-2 with a guardian present)

CYO Track & Field

K-8 

CYO Volleyball

5-8 

Drama Club – Holy Family Players

1-8

Helping Hands

K-8

Intramural Sports

6-8

Mad Science Enrichment

K-6 (extra fees apply) 

Newspaper

K-8

Rainbows

K-8

Soccer

K-4 and 5-8

STEM Club

1-4 and 5-8

Student Council

4-8

Tennis

K-4 and 5-8

Youth Group

6-8


 

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         HEALTH SERVICES as Dictated by Nazareth Area School District

Health Services
Holy Family provides health services under the guidelines and standing orders of Nazareth Area School District.  Holy Family provides a nurse 4 days a week.  The 5th day is provided by the Nazareth Area School District.  If there are any medical questions or concerns, please call the nurse at 610-759-5642 then press 4.

Forms for Parent Use  Go to this link for health forms.
 
Mandated Screenings

Physicals  

K/1st and 6th grade

Dental

K/1st, 3rd and 7th grade

Hearing

K-3rd and 7th grade

Scoliosis

6th and 7th grade
Vision, Up-to-Date Immunizations, Height/Weight, Body Mass Index
K-8th grade

Immunization Requirements
For attendance in all grades in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania children need the following:

 

  1. 4 doses of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis * (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
  2. 4 doses of polio** (4th dose on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose)
  3. 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella***
  4. 3 doses of hepatitis B
  5. 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*  Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable DT or Td
** A fourth dose is not required if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at
    least 6 months after the previous dose
***Usually given as MMR

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Additional Requirements for Attendance into 7-12th Grade
     1.  1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap)
     2.  2 doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)*

     *  First dose is given 11-15 years of age; a second dose if required at age 16 or entry into
        12th grade.  (If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.)

These requirements allow for medical or religious/philosophical exemptions.  If your child is exempt from immunizations, he/she may be removed from school during an outbreak.

Medication in School
Medications will be given in school only in exceptional circumstances when the student’s health may be jeopardized without it.  A written statement from the prescribing doctor or dentist shall be required.  This statement shall include the name of the medication, the dose, the time to be given and possible reaction if any.  Please call the school nurse for the required form.  A parent/or guardian signature is also required.

This procedure must be followed for prescriptions as well as over the counter medications.  The medication must be brought to school in a bottle marked with:

  1. Name of student
  2. Name of physician
  3. Name of medication
  4. Time to be given
  5. Dosage

If this procedure is not followed, the medication will not be given.

Student possession of legitimately prescribed prescription as well as over the counter medications on school property is prohibited.  Failure to comply with this policy could result in disciplinary action.

When to Keep Students Home from School
The following information should be considered a guideline for keeping an ill student home. Parents who have specific questions or concerns should call the school nurse.

1.  Colds:  What seems like a mild cold with symptoms such as a runny nose may indeed
                 be allergies.  If a student does not have a fever or severe cough, do not keep the
                 child home.  On the other hand, colds, especially those with a fever, may be a sign
                 of a more serious problem.  These students should stay home.
2.  Fever:  Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above should stay home until the
                 fever is normal for 24 hours.  If the fever is accompanied by a sore throat, earache,
                 nausea, listlessness, or a rash, the child may be contagious.
3.  Diarrhea or Vomiting:  Students must stay home if either occurred during the previous night.
4.  Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever:  Both are highly contagious.  These students need antibiotics
                                                       and may return to school with a doctor’s note while being
                                                       treated.  Remember to complete the prescribed medication
                                                       form.

                                                                                  
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5.  Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye):  This may be highly contagious depending on the cause.  Students
                                               may return to school with permission of the treating doctor. 
6.  Ear Infections:  If left untreated, ear infections may cause hearing loss.  They should be
                              treated immediately.  Students with pain and/or fever should remain at home.
7.  Chicken Pox:  Students must stay home for at least 6 days after the last crop of vesicles
                            appear.  Never give aspirin or Ibuprofen.
8.  Lice:  Students must be treated before they come to school.  Nits must be removed as part
              of the treatment.  Use an appropriate lice shampoo.

If you are not sure about when to keep a student home or have questions about treatment, call their doctor or the school nurse.

                                                                          Lunch & Recess

Students eat in the gymnasium/cafeteria.  The lunch program is run by parish employees and many volunteers.  A form is sent home the beginning of the school year asking for volunteers.  Parents, grandparents, and other family members are asked to commit to at least one day a week or every other week for volunteer Angel Points.  For the safety of our children, the Diocese of Allentown requires all volunteers to obtain safety clearances.

While volunteering in the cafeteria, the teacher on duty will be responsible for disciplining the students as well as monitoring when they are permitted to leave the cafeteria to use the restroom.  Volunteers are solely there to help set up the lunchroom, serve the lunches, and clean up.  If volunteers witness a student misbehaving, they should bring the issue to the attention of the teacher on duty or one of the cafeteria personnel.

Lunch Periods
1st Lunch Period:  grades 1, 2, 3   -   11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. followed by recess
2nd Lunch Period: grades K, 4, 5   -   12:00 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. followed by recess
3rd Lunch Period:  grades 6, 7, 8   -   12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. no recess

Ordering Lunch
1.  Students may purchase a full hot lunch on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  A lunch menu is
     available on the school’s web site each month. 
Go to this link for the menu.
2.  Print a copy of the lunch menu, complete the order, tally the amount, and send the order to
     the school along with a check to HFS by the due date.   Orders received after the due
     date will not be accepted. 
3.  Students may purchase drinks, snacks, and other a la carte items every day using cash.

Inside Lunch Rules
Behavior in the cafeteria follows that of the classroom.  The same respect and good manners are expected from each student.  A warning slip will be issued for the 1st two lunch room infractions followed by a detention at the 3rd lunch room infraction and consecutive detentions for each infraction thereafter per trimester.

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  1. Only 5 students may sit on each side of a table.                                                                
  2. Students with severe food allergies need to sit at the allergy table.  Other students may sit with them if they purchase a school lunch.
  3. Students must remain at their table and not get out of their seat without permission.
  4. Only teachers may give students permission to use the bathroom.  Only the locker room bathrooms are to be used during lunch.
  5. Teachers and volunteers may give permission to go to the a-la-carte table.
  6. Students may not throw anything (food or other items).
  7. Soda is not permitted.
  8. Parents may not bring in restaurant bought food.
  9. Students should always be respectful to all adults and fellow students.
  10. Parents and younger siblings are not allowed to eat with students.
  11. When dismissed for recess, students must dispose of their trash, trays or uneaten food and walk to their grade’s line.

Lunchroom Volunteer Guidelines
Volunteers must enter through the main school entrance, report to the office, sign the Volunteer Angel points log and receive a name badge.  Volunteers should park in the parking lot across from the gym.  The volunteer job description includes:

     1.  must wear gloves when handling food
     2.  assist younger students with opening straws and milk cartons, cutting food
     3.  after food is served, walk among the children monitoring their behavior
     4.  after lunch wipe down tables and clean up spills

Outside Recess Rules
Failure to follow the recess rules may result in a warning slip or detention depending on the severity of the infraction.

  1. Lunch boxes must be placed in the assigned grade area.
  2. There is no throwing or playing with the wood chips.
  3. There is no jumping off swings, swinging and dipping the head backward, or swinging too high.
  4. Students may not play football or any other contact game.
  5. Playground balls should be used with the permission and supervision of a teacher.
  6. There is no physical contact with another student (pushing, shoving, tackling).
  7. The following areas are off limits:  behind the fenced tower, trees, shed, hill leading to the parking lot.
  8. Any student that does not act appropriately on the recess yard/playground will be given a time out until the teacher deems fit to resume play.
  9. Any student fighting (verbal or physical) will immediately be sent to the office.
  10. If students need the restroom, they must ask a teacher.  They must report back to the teacher when they return to the recess yard/playground. 

                                                                   
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                               SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS & FINANCIAL AID
 

Scholarship grants and financial aid are available for Holy Family School studentsGo to this link for more information.
 

                                            Tuition & Fees Policy

Admissions
Holy Family School accepts students from preschool to 8th gradeRegistrations are accepted from siblings of students currently attending pre-school or Holy Family School, active Holy Family parishioners, and non-parishioners.  Catholics who belong to another parish in the diocese must obtain a letter from their pastor granting permission to attend Holy Family School.

Any student entering kindergarten must have reached the age of 5 by October 15.  Students who are not able to care for their personal needs (bathroom/hygiene) will not be accepted and may be asked to withdraw during the year if a problem occurs.  Students entering first grade must be 6 by October 15.

Go to this link for information on tuition, fees, and registration. 

Families not fulfilling any financial obligation may result in the withholding of report cards, denial of attendance at school functions, graduation ceremonies, and/or transcripts will not be forwarded.

In the event a family falls on financial hardship, please be sure to call the school and/or business office so arrangements may be made according to the Dispensation Policy in the Tuition and Fees link.


Transfer Procedure
Written notification is required when a student is transferring to another school.  The following information is necessary:  name of student, grade and class, age, reason for transfer, name, address, and phone number of receiving school, new home address of student if moving, and last day the student will be attending Holy Family School.  A transfer card will be issued, which is required for new school registration.  Records are then mailed to the new school.  Transcripts will not be forwarded if you have an outstanding financial balance or other obligations have not been met.

 

                                            USE OF SCHOOL PROPERTY

No one may use parish or school property (the field or pavilion) for personal use.  Permission must be granted by the pastor at the parish office and scheduled by the parish office if school
property is to be used for any activity outside of normal school hours.  This includes all parish buildings.

Athletic activities are managed by an electronic calendar.  If you are interested in using the gym, please send a request to:  gymaccess.hfaa@gmail.com .

 

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                                                UNIFORM CODE

Holy Family School enforces a strict uniform code policy.  All students in grades K-8 wear a school uniform every day.  This promotes school pride and uniformity among students.  All uniforms, outer clothing, and school items should be labeled with your child’s last name in case of loss.  New uniforms are available at the Nazareth Army & Navy store.  If purchasing items elsewhere, they must be identical.  All shirts must be kept clean and must be tucked into kilts, skorts, shorts, or pants in grades K-8.

Any violation of this uniform code in grades 3-8 will result in a detention.  Exemptions will be granted for medical reasons only with a physician’s note

GROOMING
Boys
Hair:  -  must always be kept neat, clean, short, and cropped to the head
          -  dyed/highlighted hair – not allowed
          -  hairstyles that are distracting to the educational environment – not allowed
          -  will naturally lay 1 inch above the eyebrows without hair products
          -  ears must be cut out
          -  must be neatly trimmed 1 inch above the shirt collar

Shaven:  All boys must be clean shaven.
Hygiene:  Good hygiene is expected.
Tattoos & Body Piercing: not allowed
Body Sprays or Colognes:  not allowed             

Girls
Hair :  - must always be kept neat and clean
         -  dyed hair – not allowed
         -  hairstyles that are distracting to the educational environment – not allowed
         -  styled so that it falls across the eyes – not allowed
         -  hair decorations – only these items are allowed
              a.  the HFS plaid uniform headband (padded or flat)
              b.  the HFS uniform scrunchy
              c.  black or white solid headband (may have one small logo)
              d.  black or white solid ponytail holder
              e.  black or white plain barrettes
              f.   black or white solid hair bows - no wider than 3 inches
              g.  black or white solid hair ribbons – no wider than 1 inch


Make Up:  grades 6-8 -  only light facial make-up is allowed (no eye make-up)
Nail Polish:  grades 6-8 -  only clear nail polish is allowed
                   grades K-5 -  nail polish is not allowed
Hygiene:  Good hygiene is expected.
Tattoos & Body Piercings:  not allowed
Body Sprays or Colognes:  not allowed

 

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Jewelry
Necklaces:  simple religious pendants only
Bracelets:  not allowed unless provided by the school
Watches, Fitbits or devices that use technology:  not allowed
Earrings:  boys - not allowed
                girls - only 1 pair in ear lobe; flat studs, no hoops; no earrings may be worn in gym
                          class (must be removed by the student)
                                                                                  

Boys K-8 Winter Uniform (may be worn all year)
Pants:  navy uniform pants from Nazareth Army Navy Store with a belt
Belt:  grades 1-8 - must be black or brown
Shirt:  short or long sleeve light blue polo shirt with HFS logo to be tucked in at all times
Socks: 
crew or ankle style in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white, black, or
             gray; example Nike or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)

Shoes:  brown, black, navy (no sneakers) and preferably with no-skid soles
Sweater/Vest
(optional):  navy with embroidered Holy Family
Undershirts:  only white


Boys K-8 Summer Uniform (beginning of school to October 15 & April 15 to end of school year)
Shorts:  tan uniform shorts from Nazareth Army Navy Store with a belt
Belt:  grades 1-8 – must be black or brown
Shirt:  short sleeve light blue polo shirt with HFS logo to be tucked in at all times
Socks: 
crew or ankle style in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white, black, or
             gray; example Nike or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)
Sneakers:  only athletic type - mostly white, navy, black, or dark gray; no fads, prints, stripes,
                  dots, leopard, novelty, neon, etc. 
If hi-top sneakers are worn, the top must be
                  within 1” of the ankle and the socks must show.
Undershirts:  only white


Girls K-5 Winter Uniform  (may be worn all year)
Option 1: plaid jumper (no more than 1” above the knee); light blue Peter Pan collar blouse;
                tights or
uniform knee socks in white or navy
Option 2:  navy uniform pants from Nazareth Army Navy Store, white polo shirt with HFS logo to
                 be tucked in at all times; brown or black belt (grades 1-8);
crew or ankle style socks
                 (no ruffles) in
navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white, black, or gray;  
                 example Nike or Under Armor (no  shows are not allowed)

Shoes:  brown, black, or navy (no sneakers, moccasins, ballet slippers, clogs, or open toe
             shoes); must be tie shoes or have a strap to stay on the foot; ½ “ to 1” heel only
Sweater:  navy cardigan with embroidered Holy Family
Undershirts:  only white

 

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Girls 6-8 Winter Uniform (may be worn all year)
Option 1: 6th-8th :  plaid kilt from Nazareth Army Navy Store (no more than 1” above knee); white
                             or light blue Oxford shirt to be tucked in at all times; tights or
uniform knee
                             socks in white or navy

Option 2:  8th:  plaid kilt from Nazareth Army Navy Store (no more than 1” above knee); banded
                       navy polo with embroidered Holy Family; tights or
uniform knee socks in white or
                       navy

Option 3:  navy uniform pants from Nazareth Army Navy Store; white polo shirt with HFS logo to
                 be tucked in at all times; brown or black belt;
crew or ankle style socks (no ruffles) in
                 navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white, black, or gray; example Nike
                 or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)                                                                     

Shoes:  brown, black, or navy (no sneakers, moccasins, ballet slippers, clogs, or open toe
             shoes); must be tie shoes or have a strap to stay on the foot; ½ “ to 1” heel only
Sweater:  navy cardigan with embroidered Holy Family
Undergarments:  only white or natural allowed

 


Girls K-5 Summer Uniform (beginning of school to October 15 & April 15 to end of school year)
Option 1:  navy uniform shorts from Nazareth Army Navy Store (no higher than 2 inches above
                 knee); white polo shirt with HFS logo must be tucked in at all times; grades 1-5 brown
                 or black belt
Option 2:  navy uniform skort from Nazareth Army Navy Store (no higher than 2 inches above
                 knee); white polo shirt with HFS logo must be tucked in at all times

Socks:  crew or ankle style (no ruffles) in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white,
             black, or gray; example Nike or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)
Sneakers:  only athletic type - mostly white, navy, black, or dark gray; no fads, prints, stripes,
                  dots, leopard, novelty, neon, etc. 
If hi-top sneakers are worn, the top must be
                  within 1” of the ankle.

 


Girls 6-8 Summer Uniform (beginning of school to October 15 & April 15 to end of school year)
Shorts:  navy uniform shorts from Nazareth Army Navy Store (no higher than 2 inches above
             knee); white polo shirt with HFS logo to be tucked in at all times; brown or black belt
Socks: 
crew or ankle style (no ruffles) in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white, black, or gray; example Nike or
             Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)
Sneakers:  only athletic type - mostly white, navy, black, or dark gray; no fads, prints, stripes,
                  dots, leopard, novelty, neon, etc. 
If hi-top sneakers are worn, the top must be
                  within 1” of the ankle.

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Physical Education Uniform K-8   
The P.E. uniform is available at the Nazareth Army Navy Store.  Grades K-3 wear the gym uniform all day.  Grades 4-8 change for gym class.

Summer
Gym Shirt:  navy t-shirt with gold Holy Family decal
Gym Shorts:  navy boxer style shorts worn 1” lower than mid-thigh and no longer than 1” below
                      the knee
Socks: 
crew or ankle (no ruffles) in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white,
             black, or gray; example Nike or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)
Sneakers:  see summer uniforms above

Winter
Sweatshirt:  navy sweatshirt with gold Holy Family decal
Sweatpants:  navy with elastic around the ankle no longer than to the top of sneakers (no
                       running or mesh pants)
Socks: 
crew or ankle (no ruffles) in navy, white, or black - a small logo is allowed in white,
             black, or gray; example Nike or Under Armor (no shows are not allowed)
Sneakers:  see summer uniforms above 
 

Dress Down Day Policy
The administration reserves the right to amend and make final decisions on all clothing worn on
dress down days.

All dress down day clothes must be modest and appropriate for a Catholic school.  If you question the outfit, do not wear it.  Students are not allowed to dress down on mass days.  For grades K-3, if a dress down day falls on a student’s gym day, they may dress down but need to wear sneakers.  School dress down rules apply for all school dances.

Failure to comply with the dress down policy will result in an immediate phone call to the parent.  Parents will need to bring in the regular school uniform, and the student will not be allowed to dress down that day.  If a second infraction occurs, the student will not be allowed to dress down the rest of the school year.

Dress Down Day Policy:
-  pants, shorts, or skirts must be worn at the waist
-  shorts or dresses must be 2 inches above the knee or longer
-  holes in clothing (accidental or purposeful) – not allowed
-  inappropriate slogans, comments, or words on clothing – not allowed
-  all tops/shirts must have a sleeve covering the shoulder (minimum of a cap sleeve allowed)
-  low cut, revealing, or midriff shirts – not allowed
-  pants must be loose fitting – any tight fitting pants are not allowed
-  tights/leggings or similar leg wear are only allowed when worn with a dress/top that is 2 inches 
   above the knee or longer
-  a dress with less than a cap sleeve must be worn with a sweater or jacket all day
-  flip flops or open back sandals – not allowed
-  jewelry and make up rules from the regular school uniform policy apply
                                                                      

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Dress Down Day Passes

All passes must be pre-approved and initialed by the homeroom teacher at least one day before
use.  Student may not use dress down passes on the following days:  Wacky Olympics, Race for Education, group/club picture day, Grandparents Day, Mission Carnival, Field Day, the last day of school, and for any mass days throughout the year.   On May Crowning and individual picture day children may dress up (no jeans or sneakers) and a dress down pass is not needed.


Special T-Shirt DAYS

When students participate in special t-shirt days (Race for Education, school play, etc.) the following apply.

K-3:  The special t-shirt may only be worn with the school pants, shorts, or skort.  If it is a gym
         day, they may wear the gym shorts or sweatpants based on the uniform code season. No
          other bottoms are allowed.  T-shirts may be worn over the jumper in winter uniform.

4-8:  The special t-shirt may only be worn with the school pants, shorts, skort (grade 4-5), or kilt
         (grade 6-8).  No other bottoms are allowed.  T-shirts may worn over the jumper in
                                                                   

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                             Holy Family School Policy Agreement 2018-2019

 

The Holy Family School Handbook has been compiled to acquaint you with the policies and procedures of the school.  Please read and discuss the policies in this handbook with your child/children.

This handbook is subject to change at any time when determined to be necessary by the school administration.  If changes are made to the handbook, parents/guardians will be notified promptly. 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

I have read and discussed this handbook with my child/children.  We agree to follow the guidelines as stated in this edition of the Holy Family School Handbook.

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Parent/Guardian Signature                                             Parent/Guardian Signature

 

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Student’s Name                                                             Grade

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Student’s Name                                                             Grade

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Student’s Name                                                             Grade

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Student’s Name                                                             Grade

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Aftercare Form: 

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/editoruploads/files/Aftercare%20Forms/After%20Care

%20Form.pdf

 

Brown Envelope: 

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/for-parents/brown_envelope.cfm

 

Faculty Emails: 

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/about-hfs/faculty.cfm

 

Health Forms: 

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/about-hfs/hea_for.cfm

 

Lunch Menu:

Our website: Lunch Menus

HFS E-Newsletter: http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/for-parents/newsletter.cfm

 

Registration, Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Options: http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/admissions/tuition.cfm

 

Scholarships, Grants, and Financial Aid: 

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/admissions/financialassistance.cfm

 

School Bus Transportation Form:

http://www.holyfamilynazareth.com/editoruploads/files/Transportation/Request%20for%20

Transportation.pdf

 

Uniform Order Forms:

HFS Boys Uniform Order Form

HFS Girls Uniform Order Form