Calendar & Student Handbook 2019 - 2020 - St. Raymond ...

 
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
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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
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                                                              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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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                                                                                                                               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
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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
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                                                                                                                                               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
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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
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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
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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
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                                                                                                                        21 22 23 24 25 26 27                        16 17 18 19 20 21 22
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                                                                                                                                                                    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
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Mission Statement                                                                                    licspeaking which, in the mid 1970’s, collected 15-20 awards yearly in both city and state com-

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                                                                                                       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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