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Calendar & Student Handbook 2019 - 2020
Administration Extension Rev. James Cruz .............................................Pastor, St. Raymond Church Mrs. Judith Carew .......................102 ...........Principal Mr. Andrew Sedia .......................301 ...........Associate Principal for Student Life Mr. Jeffrey Sidoti .........................107 ...........Assistant Principal for Academics School Day Reporting School Absences The school day begins at 8:00am with the first period class and ends at 2:10pm. There are The only valid reasons for an absence are sickness or a serious emergency. A parent has the eight periods in a day, organized in a seven day cycle. The school schedules can be found on the legal responsibility to call the school before 9:00am (attendance mailbox at extension 163) on back page of this calendar/handbook. each day that a student is absent or tardy. When the student returns to school, he must submit a note signed by his parent explaining the reason for the absence and/or the nature of the illness. Standard of Appearance This note should be brought to the Business Office prior to the beginning of the student’s first Proper dress and grooming creates an atmosphere conducive to the goals of St. Raymond period on the day of his return. The entire attendance policy can be found on page 5 of the High School for Boys and is in itself educational. Therefore, students at St. Raymond are required student handbook contained in this calendar/handbook. to conform to the following dress code standards on arrival through departure: • a school sweater must be worn at all times; Tardiness to School/Class Students are expected to be in their seats, on time, for all classes. If a student is late either • a white dress shirt, tucked in at the waist, must be worn at all times; shirts may not be of the pullover type, but must button from top to bottom and have a collar made to be used with a tie; for the first two periods or homeroom, he must secure a late pass from an Associate Principal. A student receiving such a late pass must report to the next regularly scheduled detention. A • a tie, neatly knotted at the neck, must be worn at all times; student who is late for school and because of that misses an entire class period will receive two • black or brown (only) dress shoes and socks must be worn at all times; during the detentions and the period will be considered as an ‘unexcused absence from class.’ It should winter and periods of inclement weather, students may wear black boots to school but be noted that common transit delays and inclement weather are not acceptable excuses for must change into dress shoes upon arrival. No other boots will be permitted. Timberlands®, lateness. It is the responsibility of the students to leave home early enough to get to school on Steve Maddens, Diesels®, work boots, Uggs of any kind, hiking boots and black sneakers are time despite regular delays. Students who are late for class, from third period on, will receive a not allowed; detention from the class teacher. • black, blue or khaki slacks (with the Flynn & O’Hara label) must be worn at all times and they must be properly tailored (hemmed/cuffed only, pants may NOT be tailored to a slim fit, rolled, or cut at the cuffs) and worn waist high; School Closings In general, St. Raymond High School for Boys will follow the decisions of the Archdiocese • a student must be clean shaven at all times; a doctor’s note will only be accepted for valid of New York and the New York City Board of Education with regard to closing due to inclement medical illnesses. weather. The school’s web site (www.straymond highschool.org) will announce closings for in- • during warm weather, an announced ‘spring’ dress code will be in effect; students who wish clement weather. After 6:00am the school phone system will contain an updated report as to to wear this attire must purchase a school polo shirt in the bookstore; whether the school will be open, closed or have a delayed opening. If the radio stations broad- • no earrings, with or without band-aids; cast that all public and parochial schools are open, you may assume that St. Raymond will be in • no bead necklaces or bracelets may be worn on/near school property. session. If a broadcast is made that all parochial or public schools are closed, St. Raymond will be closed. Please do not call the Rectory or the Brothers’ Residence to find out if school is closed. The entire dress code policy can be found on page 7 of the student handbook contained in The entire emergency school closing policy can be found on page 5 of the student handbook this calendar/handbook. contained in this calendar/handbook.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY AUGUST 2019 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #1 due Tuition #1 due School Office Closed 1 2 3 School Office Closed 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Freshmen Parent Tuition #1 due School Office Closed Orientation 6:30 pm Feast of the Assumption 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 July 2019 September 2019 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 29 30
SUNDAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2019 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #2 due Labor Day Faculty Conference Day Orientation Day Orientation Day Classes Begin (No School) No School for Students Grade 9: 7:45 am Grade 9: 8 am – 2:10 pm Faculty Mass and Luncheon Grade 10: 8:45 am Special: 10 am 12:15 pm Grade 11: 9:45 am Grade 12: 11:00 am 1 2 3 4 5 1 6 7 PA Meeting 6:30 pm Grade 9 Mass of the Holy Spirit Back to School Night 6:15 pm Mass Schedule Dismissal 11:30 am 8 2 9 3 10 4 11 5 12 6 13 14 Tuition #2 due Fire Drill Fire Drill Fire Drill Fire Drill Fire Drill Freshman Olympic Day Special Schedule 15 7 16 1 17 2 18 3 19 4 20 21 Fire Drill Emergency Drill Emergency Drill 22 5 23 6 24 7 25 1 26 2 27 28 29 3 30 August 2019 October 2019 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 CALENDAR SUBJECT TO CHANGE 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 NOTIFICATION WILL BE GIVEN 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30 31
SUNDAY MONDAY OCTOBER 2019 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #3 due Alumni Assoc. Golf Outing Faculty Meeting Westchester Hill Country Club Early Dismissal 12:15 pm 4 1 5 2 6 3 7 4 5 Interim grades due 8 am PA Meeting 6:30 pm Honors Night 7 pm Day 1 6 1 7 2 8 3 9 4 10 5 11 12 Columbus Day Winter Dress Code Begins Guidance Day No School Tuition #3 due PSAT Sophomores,Juniors. Senior Retreat #1 College Fair Freshman Assembly Senior Retreat #1 13 14 6 15 16 7 17 1 18 19 20 2 21 3 22 4 23 5 24 6 25 26 Winter Open House Professional Development Day 12:00- 3:30 pm Cardinal Spellman High School No School for Students 27 7 28 1 29 2 30 31 September 2019 November 2019 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
SUNDAY MONDAY NOVEMBER 2019 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY All Saints Day Mass Schedule SAT EXAM Dismissal11:30am Tuition #4 due End of marking period 3 1 2 Thanksgiving Fundraiser Report Cards Mailed TACHS EXAM Delivery Week NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS PA Meeting 6:30 pm Grades due 8 am 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 9 Veteran’s Day Senior Retreat #2 Senior Retreat #2 Parent-Teacher Conferences Faculty Meeting NO SCHOOL 4-7 pm Early Dismissal 12:15 pm Tuition #4 due 10 11 1 12 2 13 3 14 4 15 16 17 5 18 6 19 7 20 1 21 2 22 23 Mass of Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Holiday Early Dismissal 11:30 am No School No School 24 3 25 4 26 27 28 29 30 October 2019 December 2019 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31
SUNDAY MONDAY DECEMBER 2019 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #5 due Interim reports due 8am Faculty Meeting Early Dismissal 12:15 pm 1 5 2 6 3 7 4 1 5 2 6 7 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass Schedule Dismissal 11:30 am 8 3 9 4 10 5 11 6 12 7 13 14 Tuition #5 due TACHS returns Early dismissal Special Schedule Faculty Luncheon 15 1 16 2 17 3 18 4 19 5 20 21 Christmas Holiday Christmas Eve Christmas Day Christmas Holiday Christmas Holiday No School No School No School No School 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Christmas Holiday New Year’s Eve No School No School 29 30 31 November 2019 January 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31
JANUARY 2020 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY New Year's Day School Holiday School Holiday No School No School No School Tuition #6 due 1 2 3 4 School Resumes PA Meeting Faculty Meeting 6:30 pm Early Dismissal Schedule Dismissal 12:30 pm 5 6 6 7 7 1 8 2 9 3 10 11 End of Marking Period School Exams School Exams School Exams School Exams Tuition #6 due 12 4 13 14 15 16 17 18 Martin Luther King Day Regents Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams Administrator Meeting No School Winter Open House Grades due 12 pm 6 pm-8pm 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 New Semester Begins Report Cards Mailed Accepted Students Dinner 26 1 27 2 28 3 29 4 30 5 31 December 2019 February 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 29 30 31 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
SUNDAY MONDAY FEBRUARY 2020 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #7 due 1 School Holiday Senior Retreat #3 Senior Retreat #3 Faculty Meeting Early Dismissal 12:15 pm 2 6 3 7 4 1 5 2 6 3 7 8 Tuition #7 due 9 4 10 5 11 6 12 7 13 1 14 15 Presidents’ Day Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break Winter Break No School No School No School No School No School 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Interim grades due 8 am Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule 23 2 24 3 25 4 26 5 27 6 28 29 January 2020 March 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 30 31
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY MARCH 2020 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #8 due Faculty Meeting Early dismissal 12:15 pm 1 7 2 1 3 2 4 3 5 4 6 7 Registration for Incoming Freshmen Early Dismissal 8 5 9 6 10 7 11 1 12 2 13 14 Tuition #8 due St. Patrick’s Day School Holiday NO SCHOOL 15 3 16 17 4 18 5 19 6 20 21 End of marking period 22 7 23 1 24 2 25 3 26 4 27 28 Grades due 8 am 29 5 30 6 31 February 2020 April 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 26 27 28 29 30
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY APRIL 2020 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #9 due Report Cards Mailed 7 1 1 2 2 3 4 Palm Sunday Holy Thursday Good Friday Holy Saturday No School No School 5 3 6 4 7 5 8 9 10 11 Easter Sunday Easter Holiday Easter Holiday Easter Holiday Easter Holiday Easter Holiday Tuition #9 due 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 School Resumes Senior Faculty Meeting Progress Reports Early Dismissal 12:15 pm 19 6 20 7 21 1 22 2 23 3 24 25 St. Raymond Leadership Dinner VIP Country Club 26 4 27 5 28 6 29 7 30 March 2020 May 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY MAY 2020 WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Senior Prom SAT Exam Day School Holiday Tuition #10 due 1 2 AP Government Exam AP Exams US History Progress Reports due Last day of classes for seniors Senior Barbecue 3 1 4 2 5 3 6 4 7 5 8 9 AP Biology AP Spanish Language AP English Composition AP Computer Principles Graduation 10 am Senior Activity Day Msgr. Tierney Auditorium Final Exams for Seniors Begin No School for Underclassmen Tuition #10 due Graduation Mass 10 6 11 7 12 1 13 2 14 7 pm St. Raymond Church 15 16 Ascension Thursday School Holiday Mass Schedule Early Dismissal 11:30 am 17 3 18 4 19 5 20 6 21 22 23 Memorial Day NO SCHOOL 24 25 7 26 1 27 2 28 3 29 30 April 2020 June 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 31 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30
JUNE 2020 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY U.S. History Regents Exam Junior Moving Up Day 12 pm Lunch Early Dismissal Grades 9, 10 Junior Ring Mass 6:30 pm St. Raymond Church 4 1 5 2 6 3 7 4 1 5 6 End of Marking Period Faculty Conference Day School Exams School Exams School Exams No School for Students . 7 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 School Exams School Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Regents Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams Regents Exams Administrator Meeting 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Senior Report Card Day Underclass Report Cards 9 am – 11 am Juniors 9:00 am Sophomores 9:30 am Freshmen 10:00 am 28 29 30 May 2020 July 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 1 2 3 4 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 31
JULY 2020 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Summer School Registration Summer School Registration Independence Day (observed) Independence Day 9 am – 1 pm 9 am – 1 pm School Closed General Fee due 1 2 3 4 Summer School Begins School Office Closed 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 General Fee due School Office Closed 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 School Office Closed 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 School Office Closed 26 27 28 29 30 31 June 2020 August 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 28 29 30 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
SUNDAY MONDAY AUGUST 2020 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Tuition #1 due 1 School Office Closed 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 School Office Closed Tuition #1 due 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 School Office Closed 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus July 2020 September 2020 S M T W T F S S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 30 31 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30
Mission Statement licspeaking which, in the mid 1970’s, collected 15-20 awards yearly in both city and state com- I petition; the entry of the school in a new sport which was canoeing. Track remained a stationary n the Catholic tradition and the spirit of St. John Baptist De LaSalle, St. Raymond High sport for the Ravens of St. Raymond, seeing their achievements year after year being reported School for Boys, in collaboration with parents and the parish community, serves young in the well-organized Raven yearbookThis period ended with an enrollment of 890 boys show- men who reflect the economic, geographic and cultural diversity of the New York metro- ing the expansion of the influence of this institution beyond the Castle Hill-Zerega-Parkchester politan area. Our school is a unique faith-centered community that integrates thinking communities. St. Raymond continued to uphold its stable traditions in academic, athletic, social and believing in ways that encourage intellectual growth, nurture faith and inspire action. and spiritual endeavors with Brother Christopher Foley, FSC, who succeeded Brother Andrew Administration, faculty and staff strive to touch the hearts of students through instruction O’Gara. During this time St. Ray’s captured its first City Championship under baseball coach Ron that is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Live Jesus in our hearts...forever! Patnosh. Brother Christopher remained as principal until 1981. Brother Stephen Caplice, FSC St. Raymond High School for Boys is a parochial high school affiliated with the Arch- followed as St. Raymond’s fifth principal, maintaining the hallmark of educational excellence. diocese of New York. It is accredited by The Board of Regents of the State of New York and Brother Raymond Meagher, FSC succeeded Brother Stephen in the fall of 1983. Under Brother the AdvancedEd Association of Schools. Recipient of a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Raymond’s ten years of service St. Raymond High School continued to meet the needs of its Award (1994-1996), the school holds memberships with the National Catholic Education students by expanding the computer program, introducing cooperative learning, and introduc- Association and the Catholic Administrators Association of New York State. ing campus ministry and social service programs. St. Raymond enjoyed success in athletics in these years, winning two City Championships and one State title in basketball under Coach Gary DeCesare ’81. In the fall of 1993 Brother Frank Byrne, FSC became the seventh principal of St. Raymond I. HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL and continued the Lasallian tradition of Christian education. St. Raymond received the National For the past 50 years, St. Raymond High School for Boys has been a vital ingredient in the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award at the White House in May of 1996. The school expand- academic, social, athletic and spiritual growth of over 6,000 young men. It all began when Mon- ed by renovating the old gym into a chapel, library, science lab and offices, and adding a new signor Corrigan, a former pastor of St. Raymond Parish, was very concerned that a number of gymnasium. Cardinal O’Connor dedicated these in September of 1997. In the spring of 1998 children in the Parkchester – Castle Hill – Zerega area were unable to gain admission to exist- St. Raymond was accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and re- ing Catholic schools in the Bronx. So, Msgr. Corrigan received permission from Francis Cardinal accredited in 2008. Brother Daniel Brenner, FSC led the school from 2002 - 2006. Led by Brother Spellman to begin a 9th grade for the boys of the parish, which opened in September, 1958. The Daniel Gardner, FSC, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011 by constructing a new, purpose of this program was to impart one more year of Catholic education to those who would state of the art building addition for technology, guidance, art, music, and recreation. In 2014, find it necessary to continue their secondary education in the public school system. Mrs. Judith Carew, the first lay Principal of the school, brought with her a new accreditation of When in the spring of 1959, it became clear that the parish would definitely acquire a build- the North Central Association Commission in AdvancedEd. She has been a key member of the ing, it was decided to establish the high school; or rather high schools, one for the boys and St. Raymond community holding 6 positions at St. Raymond High School for Boys, ranging from an academy for the girls. St. Raymond High School for Boys was formerly a Con Edison mainte- Science teacher to Associate Principal, to her current role as Principal. nance building purchased by the parish for approximately one million dollars. The De La Salle The tradition, history and service of the Brothers, along with other religious and lay teachers, Brothers, otherwise known as the Brothers of the Christian Schools, were entrusted with the speak for themselves. The thrust of St. Raymond’s mission, to bring the faith and Christian living to challenge of providing Christian education and formation of the boys of St. Raymond Parish. the young, in the past, in the present, and in the future makes the motto of St. John Baptist de La Brother Martin Schmidt, FSC, St. Raymond’s first principal had the challenge of imparting Salle ‘Live Jesus in our Hearts’ real and living. St. Raymond High School for Boys will continue to be to these boys the spirit of academic excellence, which has always been the trademark of their the guiding light for future leaders of the Church and the world. congregation, since it was founded by John Baptist de La Salle in 1680. Brother Martin’s ground- breaking work in Christian education was to be continued by Brother Matthew Maloney, FSC, II. SCHOOL DAY who was here as St. Raymond’s principal from 1963 to 1966. The school day begins at 8:00am with the first period class and ends at 2:10pm. There are In the fall of 1966, a high school which was primarily established for the boys of St. Ray- eight periods in a day, organized in a seven day cycle. mond Parish, expanded and opened its doors to young men of other neighborhoods. In 1966, the enrollment rose to 750 boys. Brother III. TUITION & FEES Andrew O’Gara, FSC, the school’s third principal, who remained until 1979, was For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition and fees at St. Raymond High School for Boys are to give the needed leadership and admin- as follows: Freshman tuition is $7,650.00 and the school fee is $570.00, Sophomore tuition is istrative expertise, so that the school was $7,400.00 and the school fee is $570.00, Junior tuition is $7,200.00 and the school fee is $570, able to attain the following achievements: Senior tuition is $7,200.00 and the school fee is $700.00. All tuition and fees are paid to FACTS. induction into the National Honor Society The school fee is payable is July 2019. Tuition is paid over a 10 month schedule from August in 1968; the entry of the school Varsity 2019- May 2020. FACTS does assess late charges and returned check fees. The school fee cov- Basketball team in the city semifinals with ers student accident insurance, technology costs, a yearbook, FACTS annual fees, retreat costs, Power Memorial High School in 1972; the orientation for freshman, PSAT charges for sophomores and juniors, and the graduation fee for establishment of a baseball team, both on seniors. the varsity and junior varsity level; the es- We depend upon full and timely payment of tuition rather than on government subsidies. tablishment of a forensic society for pub- When a student registers at St. Raymond we hold a place for that student and budget accordingly;
we commit resources to optimize the educational experience of that student; we design staffing, In order to graduate from a high school in the State of New York, a student must also fulfill supplies and programs based on that number of registered students. Each year we forgo potential existing Department of Education testing requirements. It is the intent of all schools in the Arch- income by limiting the number of incoming students when we commit a place for your son. There- diocese of New York for students to obtain a New York State Regents Diploma. For that reason fore, we stress the need for timely payment. The school fee is not refundable. A monthly tuition students must receive a grade of 65% on the following Regents Examinations: English, Glob- payment is not refundable after the first day of that month. al Studies, United States History and Government, Algebra and either Earth Science or Living Students failing to maintain their tuition schedule will be suspended from school until tu- Environment (Biology). Any student who does not receive a passing grade in June must attend ition or the school fee is brought up to date. A student is removed from our official roster after summer school in order to take the August examination. Any student receiving a grade less two weeks of tuition suspension. Students may not take semester or final examinations un- than 60% is required to attend a six week summer school course. A student receiving a grade of less all tuition and the school fee are up to date. Seniors may not graduate or participate in 60% to 64% is required to attend a summer school or receive a minimum of 20 hours of tutoring graduation ceremonies or the prom unless all tuition obligations are paid. Academic records, from a New York State Certified teacher and is required to retake the exam in August. In the case academic work, and transcripts are held until all tuition and fees are paid. of repeated failures, students will be required to attend review sessions during the school year and retake the above-mentioned Regents examinations until a passing grade is obtained. A stu- IV. ACADEMIC PROGRAM dent who fails to meet the State Education Department requirements as listed above, even if he passes the course for the year, will have to attend a six week summer session to remain eligible The primary purpose of St. Raymond High School is to provide a college preparatory for a New York State high school diploma. Honor-track students preparing for an Advanced Re- Catholic education for its students. Success depends on a student’s consistent commitment gents Diploma may be required to attend review sessions and retake Regents exams in subjects to his studies and the support and interest of parents. Besides report cards, students receive in which they have received a grade below 65%. an interim report each marking period. Parents of students receiving an unsatisfactory interim report are encouraged to make an appointment with the teacher(s) so that steps can be taken Two Honor Convocations are held each year to commend those who have excelled in their to remediate the problem(s). Dates for the Parent-Teacher-Son Conferences (one each semester) studies. First Honors is awarded to a student with an average of 89.5 or above and no failing are provided in the current calendar and parents are encouraged to attend. A Back to School grades. Second Honors is given to a student who has earned an average of 84.5 or above and no Night for parents of 9th grade students is also an important tool for parents to understand the failing grades. There is no minimum passing grade to qualify for honors. Students selected for academic requirements of the teachers. the Principal’s Honor Roll must have a 95% average and demonstrate their interest and involve- ment in the school through participation in extra-curricular and service activities. A passing grade is 65%. In order to graduate on time, seniors are required to pass all sub- jects and must meet all school and State Education Department requirements. A student’s final Graduation with Distinction is an honor conferred at the Commencement Exercises upon average is the average of his two semester grades. Final averages and rank are determined by students who have maintained an average of 85% over the course of their four years. Satisfacto- the grade received and the weight of the course (the more demanding the course of studies, ry deportment and attendance are assumed prerequisites for the reception of any honors at St. the greater the weight assigned). Students who fail a course but pass the Regents exam will be Raymond High School for Boys. required to take a mandatory Regents summer school class. Attendance at St. Raymond Summer School is required to make-up any failure(s) and Academic Probation passing grade(s) will be necessary in order to re-enter St. Raymond High School for Boys the St. Raymond believes that participation in the extra-curricular, intramural, and interscholas- following September. A student failing two or more subjects will have his status reviewed tic activities enhances the individual’s overall education and promotes socialization and growth. each semester by the Administration. When the Administration believes that it is in the While important and encouraged, these activities are considered subordinate to the academic best academic interest of the student, he will be required to withdraw from the school. This welfare of any student. In the event that a student is unable to balance both class work and decision is binding. extra-curricular activities, his participation will be adjusted as follows: • In order to devote more time to improving his grades, a student who has three or more Academic Requirements failures on a quarterly report card will not be allowed to participate in any activities. His grades will be monitored carefully, and after the next marking period, if improvement is Academic requirements (reflecting the academic demands of the Archdiocese of New York, The shown, with the approval of the administration, the student may be allowed to return to New York State Department of Education, and St. Raymond High School for Boys) are: the activity. Religious Studies .......................4 years.......................... 4 credits • If a student has fewer than three failures, he will be allowed to continue his participation, provided he attends required tutorial sessions, meets biweekly with his counselor and English ............................................4 years.......................... 4 credits shows improvement on the upcoming interim report and report card. If he does not show Social Studies ..............................4 years.......................... 4 credits the hoped for improvement, a binding administrative decision will be made on the basis of Mathematics ................................4 years.......................... 4 credits what is appropriate for the individual. Physical Education....................3 years.......................... 2 credits Health/PE ..................................1 semester ..................... .50 credit Cheating (Academic Ethics) Art and Music .............................. 1 year............................ 1 credit Cheating, which includes copying work from another source, is not tolerated. It is an at- Italian or Spanish ......................3 years.......................... 3 credits tempt to deceive by saying that something is yours when, in reality, it is not. It may take the Science............................................3 years.......................... 3 credits form of a homework assignment, a quiz, a test, a report, etc. The school considers this deception Computer Science .................1 semester .......................50 credit to be a serious ethical breach and will not reward an individual for something that, presented
as his own, is really the work of another. A student who is caught cheating will receive a grade Report Cards of ‘0’. The teacher involved will inform the Assistant Principal for Academics and parent(s) on Report Cards are given to students during the academic year on the dates listed on the the day the offense occurs. Any similar offenses shall result in a parent conference and possible school calendar. In addition to receiving a hard copy of report cards, the school will email report failure for the marking period. Further, cheating on a semester examination will result in a ‘0’ for cards and interim reports to parents who have a valid email address on file. Email addresses can that examination. If a student is found to have a phone in their possession or it goes off during be submitted to the office of the Assistant Principal at ext. 104. All parents are encouraged to a midterm or final exam, the student will receive a “0” on that exam. Students caught cheating attend Parent-Teacher Conferences, which are also listed in the calendar. But specifically, if a stu- may be suspended or expelled from St. Raymond High School. dent has a failure for either the October and/or January marking periods, a parent or guardian is expected to attend the Parent-Teacher Conference(s). If a report card is not received within Communication seven days of the date noted in the school calendar, please call the school (ext. 104). The final Our staff members are committed to working with parents in the good education of their report card in June will not be mailed. A student or parent may pick it up on the date listed in sons. In that regard, we believe that a common approach from both home and school are the calendar. No report card will be made available if tuition, fees, or lost book penalties are essential for success. All staff members have telephone voicemail extensions listed in this hand- outstanding. book. Teachers will return parental calls within 24 hours. The school would expect that same courtesy from parents. Progress Reports Interim Reports are distributed during the academic year at the midway point of each mark- Homework ing period (dates are listed in the school calendar). Interims indicate the student’s progress in each Homework is to be done at home or during a study hall. Homework (writing, reading and subject as of the time of that report. It is important to realize that a student may possibly do better study work) is assigned nightly by all teachers and its completion is an important factor in the or worse between the time of the interim report and the actual end of the marking period. academic success of a student. Students should expect at least two hours of homework each night that might include projects, written assignments, reading assignments, study for tests Physical Education and quizzes and remote preparation assignments for the Regents examinations and SAT/ACT Physical education class is a valuable part of our school’s academic curriculum. Students exams. The student must realize that outside resources such as an encyclopedia, printed materi- are graded on preparedness, skill and participation in the activities offered by the PE teachers. als, the Internet, etc. are tools to assist in better understanding a topic or issue. Use of the library Students must come prepared to each assigned PE class with the proper uniform and sneakers. after school is encouraged. Students who are unprepared for class will be marked “unprepared” for class in the roll book. Students who are unprepared for two classes will fail the semester. Students who are unpre- Graduation Requirements pared for four or more total classes in either semester will fail for the year. Students who fail for In order to receive a diploma from St. Raymond High School for Boys, a student must: the year will be required to take PE class in summer school. • Complete our four-year secondary course of studies as listed above. • Have a total of at least 29 credits of high school courses combined. Class Periods • Pass all courses for which he is registered, even electives. Each student is expected to have all materials required by a teacher as no student is permit- • Complete all course requirements as outlined by the instructors. ted to be at his locker during class. This is true even if a teacher is absent. It is not acceptable • Have taken all Advanced Placement examinations for which he is registered. to report to class without the proper texts, notebooks, and/or essentials such as pens, pencils, • Must pass the five core Regents examinations (Algebra or Geometry, English, US History, loose leaf paper, Bible, calculator, technology device etc. Global Studies, Living Environment or Earth Science) with a 65% or better. • Not have excessive absences or latenesses. Students with excessive absences as determined Parent/Teacher Conferences by the Principal’s standards may not graduate. Each year there is a Parent-Teacher meeting during the first marking period (October) and • Have a satisfactory rating in morals and discipline as determined by the Pastor of St. Raymond a follow-up meeting at the end of the first semester (February). A parent wishing to speak to a Church and the Principal. teacher at any other time is asked to call the teacher’s extension to schedule an appointment. • Have met all obligations, including financial, textbook returns, athletic uniforms, and library book returns. • Fulfill the senior retreat requirement and the required hours for the Service Program. Service Program All students are required to participate in the school’s community service program. Service • Have the approval of the Principal. to others is one of the most important principles of the Catholic Church’s social justice teaching. All students will be given the opportunity to attend service learning trips during the school day Online Learning to fulfill the school’s requirement. An assigned essay is also required of all students. Students St. Raymond does allow certain online courses. Parents must request permission for their who choose to opt out of the service learning trips may choose to do 15 hours of community son to take an online class in writing to the Associate Principal for Academic Affairs. Online service in their community. Students who choose this option must complete a contract and es- courses are only in addition to our own required in-school classes and cannot replace our cours- say. These items are due by April 15. Appropriate service opportunities are listed on the school es. These courses and their grades will be recorded on a student’s transcript but will not be website. included in the student’s GPA or average. Only school approved online learning sites may be used. The cost of the courses is the total responsibility of the student and his parents.
There will not be any academic credit given for service, but this is a school requirement—a Attendence Policy significant part of what it means to be a St. Raymond student. A student who fails to partici- The only valid reasons for an absence are sickness or a serious emergency. A parent has the pate in the service program will be required to make up the service in a summer school service legal responsibility to call the school before 9:00am (attendance mailbox at ext.163) on each program. Students who fail to participate in the summer school service program will not be day that a student is absent or tardy. When the student returns to school, he must submit a allowed to return to St. Raymond the following September. note signed by his parent explaining the reason for the absence and/or the nature of the illness. This note should be brought to the Business Office prior to the beginning of the student’s first V. DAILY STUDENT LIFE period on the day of his return. As the school is required to keep each note on file, a student Philosophy who returns without such a note will be assigned to disciplinary detention. Students are re- At St. Raymond High School for Boys there are guidelines whose purpose is to help our sponsible for making up all work missed during the absence and are encouraged to get their students grow in maturity, responsibility and a Christian manner. Observance of these guide- assignments from another student. Dates for Christmas, Winter Recess and Easter vacations lines should be motivated by our students’ commitment to their own growth and the growth must be observed in planning family trips. In cases where a student’s absence is deemed by the of our school community. Sanctions for infractions of these guidelines are measured by the Administration to be unreasonable, a physician’s note will be required to allow the student to seriousness of the offense, its frequency and its effect on the overall school community. The make up missed work. In addition, in order to receive credit, the Principal may require a student Associate Principal for Student Life is responsible for regulating the conduct of our students in excess of ten absences to make up all lost instruction time in summer school. A student must and for administering disciplinary action. He is assisted by the faculty at large. In September, be present for the entire school day in order to participate in any school-sponsored activity our students and their families are presented with a copy of this student handbook and school that day or evening. Students may be dismissed from school in the eighth period because of a calendar. Each student and his parent or guardian are asked to read the handbook fully and teacher absence. to be conversant with its regulations. By enrollment at St. Raymond High School for Boys, it is During Exams: Each student receives a schedule of January and June examinations well in understood that our student and his parents share a willingness to comply with the school’s advance of test dates. The student is responsible for knowing his exam schedule and for arriving interpretation and enforcement of the guidelines found in the student handbook. to the assigned room on time. A student arriving up to fifteen minutes late for a school exam- Recognizing its responsibility to safeguard the name and reputation of our school commu- ination will be allowed to take the test, but will not be afforded any additional time. Absent nity, the Administration at St. Raymond High School for Boys reserves the right to respond as students, and those arriving more than fifteen minutes late after the scheduled starting time, it sees fit to the misbehavior of its students, even if those actions take place outside of school will be required to pay a $50 make-up test fee each time he is late or absent. Only a doctor’s note hours and away from school grounds. Disciplinary action and/or mandatory counseling may will excuse a student from paying this fee. No examination will be given until the make-up fee be issued. Gentlemanly and Christian behavior is expected of students enrolled at St. Raymond has been paid. Families must note that the dates. at all times and places, especially when they are wearing the uniform dress code. Parents and students are obliged to report disciplinary incidents both in and out of school to the school Tardiness to School/Class administration as soon as possible. Students are expected to be in their seats, on time, for all classes. If a student is late either for the first two periods or homeroom, he must secure a late pass from an Associate Principal. Alcohol, Drug and Firearm Policy A student receiving such a late pass must report to the next regularly scheduled detention. A The use of alcoholic beverages or the possession or use of illegal drugs or drug parapher- student who is late for school and because of that misses an entire class period will receive two nalia of any kind are not permitted by students enrolled at St. Raymond High School for Boys. detentions and the period will be considered as an ‘unexcused absence from class.’ It should Students appearing in school or at any school-sponsored activity on school property or away in be noted that common transit delays and inclement weather are not acceptable excuses for possession of or under the influence of alcohol or drugs will follow these procedures: lateness. It is the responsibility of the students to leave home early enough to get to school on • The student’s parent or guardian will be informed immediately by the Associate Principal time despite regular delays. Students will receive a special (Saturday) detention upon receipt of for Student Life; every ten (10) tardies. Students who are late for class from third period on, will receive detention • The student may be immediately suspended from school; from the class teacher. • The student and his parent or guardian will meet with the Principal and Associate Principal to investigate the matter; Early Dismissal Policy • The administration may suspend or expel such a student. In the event that is absolutely necessary for a student to leave school prior to dismissal, a Any student who expresses the intent or actually buys or sells illegal drugs will be subject to note from a parent or guardian must be brought to the Principal’s Office by 7:45am. The note immediate expulsion and will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. must include the date of request, the dismissal time, a telephone number where the parent can St. Raymond High School for Boys reserves the right, with parental consent, to require drug be reached for verification and the reason for leaving early. If approved by the Principal, the stu- and/or alcohol testing of students suspected of being in violation of the school’s alcohol or dent must ‘sign out’ in the Business Office and then ‘sign in’ if his return will be before the end drug policy at the expense of the parent or guardian. The Principal is the arbiter of this decision. of the school day. Non-emergency medical and dental appointments must be scheduled after Failure to voluntarily submit to this testing will result in immediate dismissal from St. Raymond school hours. If an unexpected or unplanned need for a student to leave school early should High School. The school may require alcohol or drug rehabilitation at the expense of the parent arise, a parent or guardian must initiate the request. No student will be dismissed without a or guardian. Failure to comply will result in an immediate dismissal from the school. written note or fax. When a student’s eighth period teacher is absent, class is usually cancelled Any student in possession of a firearm or instrument that could be used as a weapon will be and students are allowed to leave for the day. subject to immediate expulsion and referral to an appropriate law enforcement agency.
Emergency School Closings • the use of camera phones or other digital media is prohibited during the school day. Cam- eras, camera phones, or other personal electronic devices will be confiscated if students In general, St. Raymond High School for Boys will follow the decisions of the Archdiocese use them during the school day without permission — in addition, any student who uses of New York and the New York City Board of Education with regard to closing due to inclement a camera or camera phone will be immediately suspended; further disciplinary measures weather. The school web site (www.straymondhighschool.org) will announce school closings including expulsion will be considered depending on the nature of the camera, camera in addition to telephone and e-mail announcements. After 6:00am the school phone system phone, or personal electronic device use; (ext. 164) will contain an updated report as to whether the school will be open, closed or have a • technology use (including but not limited to cell phones, email, text messages, cam- delayed opening. If the radio stations broadcast that all public and parochial schools are open, era-phones, cameras, personal digital assistants (pda’s), chat lines, bulletin boards, etc., out- you may assume that St. Raymond will be in session. If a broadcast is made that all parochial side normal academic hours and/or off school grounds are subject to the same guidelines or public schools are closed, St. Raymond will be closed. Please do not call the Rectory or the as previously cited in this handbook and the summary statement; Brothers’ Residence to find out if school is closed. • the school reserves the right to seek financial restitution for any damage caused by a stu- dent or other user—the system administrators will deem what is inappropriate use, and Computers their decision is final. The administration, faculty, and staff of the school may request the The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use or violation of any of system administrator to deny, revoke, or suspend specific privileges; violation of the rules the following standards will result in serious consequences and could result in expulsion from and code of ethics described above will be dealt with seriously; the school. • transmission of any material in violation of any U.S. or state regulation is prohibited; this 1. Use of the computer at school is limited to school related activities. Internet users are expected includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material, threatening or obscene material, or to behave responsibly in accessing and viewing information that is pertinent to the mission material protected by trade secret; the use of school computers and networking resources of the school. for commercial activities is not permitted; their use for product advertisement or political lobbying is also prohibited. 2. Vandalism and other infractions of school policy while using the Internet will result in imme- diate cancellation of privileges along with disciplinary action. 3. After School/Home Access requires students to follow the same student expectations as stated Library in the student handbook. The school library is on the first floor and presently has a collection of books, computers, and 4. Students must abide by the generally accepted rules of network etiquette. These include but periodicals. Computers are available for student use. Books not reserved may be borrowed for are not limited to the following: 21 days. The library is open from 7:45am to 3:30pm every school day. • be courteous and respectful in your messages to others; • use appropriate language. Do not use vulgar, harassing, obscene, threatening, abusive, or Lost and Found sexually offensive language, or make any statements that are slanderous or disparaging of All books and other personal items should have the student’s name and homeroom written any students or adults; on the inside cover. All lost and found items, textbooks, etc. will be brought to the bookstore. These articles will be held for a period of two weeks. The school is not responsible for any lost • Illegal activities are strictly forbidden and will be reported to the legal authorities. or stolen items. • do not reveal your home address or phone number, or that of other students or staff; • note that electronic mail (email) is not guaranteed to be private. People who operate the system do have access to all mail. Illegal activities may be reported to the authorities; Fire Drills Fire drills at regular intervals are required by law and are an important safety precaution. It • proofread your message before you send it; is essential that when the first signal is given, students follow the directions of the teacher and • never agree to get together with someone you ‘meet’ online; leave the building quickly, quietly, and in orderly fashion. Exit routes are indicated in each room. • only public domain software (‘shareware’) can be downloaded; Students are to follow their teacher to the designated place on the sidewalk and remain with • copyright laws must be respected. Do not make unauthorized copies of software; their class so that the teacher may take attendance. Violation of any of these regulations will be • software applications, games, or CD-ROMS from home may not be used on school equip- considered a serious offense. All persons must leave the building during a fire drill. ment without proof of licensure and prior approval of appropriate school personnel; • do not reveal personal passwords or try to learn others’ passwords. Do not copy, change, Automobiles read or use files from another user without prior permission from that user; Students who drive to school must view their cars as a means of transportation to and • do not post personal messages on bulletin boards or “list servers”. Send personal messages from school only. An automobile is dangerous if not used properly, and the school considers it directly to the person to whom you want to write; an obligation to cooperate with authorities in enforcing all driving and parking laws. Students • do not use the network in a way that you would disrupt the use of the network for other users; are expected to abide by all parking and meter regulations. The school is located in a congest- • do not take paper, printer cartridges, and flash drives that are provided by school; ed neighborhood with limited parking; double parking is illegal. No student will be excused • talk softly and work in ways that will not disturb other users; from class to move a car, put change in a meter, etc. Students entering and leaving school envi- rons are not to exceed 20 miles per hour. There is to be no loud radio playing in the immediate • if students encounter material on a network/bulletin board that is not appropriate (vulgar vicinity of the school and its neighbors. Students may not park in the school parking lot. jokes, statements of belief that some might consider immoral, etc.) the student is responsible for not pursuing this material and reporting the matter to appropriate school personnel;
Cafeteria • No earrings, with or without band-aids; The cafeteria offers breakfast and lunch through a pay program to students. Students may • No bead necklaces or bracelets may be worn on/near school property. also bring breakfast or lunch from home. Students may not order food from restaurants during Additionally, clothing must be clean and free of rips, tears, etc. Hats, baseball caps and all the school day. Proper manners are an essential ingredient in the cafeteria. Students are expect- other types of headgear are to be removed upon entering the building. Du-rags are not to be ed to clear the table when finished eating and at lunchtime must remain in the cafeteria during worn on/near school property. Hair must be of natural color, neat, well groomed, and no longer the entire period. During the scheduled lunch periods, students should not be in the stairways than three (3) inches in length, hang below the shirt collar or the ear; only one part is allowed or corridors. No food should be brought out of the cafeteria at any time during the school day. and it must be no more than one (1) inch long; “lines” or “slits,” braids, dreadlocks, cornrows, etc. Card playing and dominoes are not permitted in the cafeteria. A student who does not follow are not permitted (including eyebrows). Sideburns are to be straight and not to extend beyond these directives is subject to detention. the bottom of the earlobe. Tattoos are to be covered at all times during the school day including gym class and after school activities. All students who are not clean shaven will be directed to shave in school at a cost of $1.00 (materials). The only jewelry a student may wear to, from, or in Mass the school, is a wristwatch and a school ring (elementary or a SRHS senior ring). The Roman Catholic nature of our school is the core of our school philosophy and actions. In general, students are to avoid extremes in grooming and fashion. The Administration Students are required to attend certain Masses and liturgical services throughout the school year. reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of any student. If a student is not in dress Although we recognize that some students may not be of the Roman Catholic faith, it is our expec- code, he should report to an Associate Principal before the beginning of the school day and a tation that all students attend these events. Students who develop a pattern of absence on days detention will be assigned. Any student who is in flagrant (or repeated) violation of the groom- on which these events are scheduled will be addressed by the Associate Principal for Student Life. ing rules or dress code will be sent home to change. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken for the loss of class time. Lockers Each student is provided with a locker which is only to be locked with a school lock (sold in VII. STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES the school bookstore). Any other lock will be removed. Students are advised to not give their lock combinations to anyone. Backpacks and book bags are not to be used during the school Guidance day. The school is not responsible for the loss of personal property. All school lockers are the The purpose of the Guidance Department is to assist students in assuming appropriate property of the school, and as such, can be opened by the Administration at any time. Students responsibility for their own growth and development. A wide range of services is provided to are not allowed to go to the locker during any class time. Each student should have a second help the student know and understand himself, and to put this knowledge to use in making lock to be used on his gym locker during physical education class. At no time should a locker plans and decisions for the future. These include tutorial programs for those who want academ- be used without a lock. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items from a locker. Gym ic help and group, individual, and family counseling when needed. The counselors schedule lockers must be locked at all times. individual conferences with each student on a periodic basis to discuss the student’s growth, academics, and for the upperclassmen, career and college information, including financial aid. VI. STANDARDS OF APPEARANCE Information is available in the College Resource Room relevant to career and college plans. Proper dress and grooming creates an atmosphere conducive to the goals of St. Raymond Students are encouraged to visit this office and make use of this information. Parents are High School for Boys and is in itself educational. Therefore, students at St. Raymond are required encouraged to arrange a conference with counselors when deemed necessary. The SAT code to conform to the following dress code standards on arrival through departure: for our school is 334011. • A school sweater must be worn at all times; • A white dress shirt, tucked in at the waist, must be worn at all times; shirts may not be of the Campus Ministry pullover type, but must button from top to bottom and have a collar made to be used with a tie; The spiritual development of the student is an essential part of the school’s mission. • A tie, neatly knotted at the neck, must be worn at all times; Students are provided regular opportunities to participate in the sacraments and to attend a yearly retreat. Seniors are required to participate in the overnight senior retreat (offered • Black or brown (only) dress shoes and socks must be worn at all times; during the winter throughout the year) in order to graduate and all underclassmen are required to participate in and periods of inclement weather (as determined by the administration), students may the class retreat program. wear black boots to school but must change into dress shoes upon arrival; no other color boots will be permitted. Timberlands®, Steve Maddens, Diesels®, work boots, Uggs of any kind, hiking boots and black sneakers are not allowed; School Chapel • Black, blue or khaki slacks (with the Flynn & O’Hara label) must be worn at all times and The school Chapel is located on the first floor, next to the library. Liturgical and Para-litur- they must be properly tailored (hemmed/cuffed only, pants may NOT be tailored to a slim gical ceremonies are held at school at various times during the year and are announced to the fit, rolled, or cut at the cuffs) and worn waist high. student body. Like any religious area, it is a sacred place and is to be used for prayer, quiet • A student must be clean shaven at all times; a doctor’s note will only be accepted for valid time, and sharing in a reflective manner. The Chapel is to be a haven from the daily distractions medical illnesses. that come between us and God. • During warm weather, an announced ‘spring’ dress code will be in effect; students who wish to wear this attire must purchase a school polo shirt in the bookstore;
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