Progress reports are issued between the second and the third quarters and between the third and the fourth quarters. They are to be signed and returned to school. Parents may request an appointment for a conference in the progress form or by phone. Students averaging less than 70 for the year in three (*) subjects, must attend summer school to earn promotion. Summer school students with a grade between 61 and 69 may not miss over 5 days. Students averaging 60 or below in a (*) course may not miss over 3 days. Students failing more than three core courses must repeat the grade.NO EXCUSE IS CONSIDERED VALID. A minimum score of 750 on the SAT or a 17 on the ACT must be attained in order to earn a Champagnat high school diploma. Seniors averaging under 70 in any (*) core course or with dues or assignments pending will not be allowed to wear graduation regalia to the commencement. A diploma will be issued upon completion of all requirements and payments.
A student who is absent for any reason is required to make up all work missed. All make up work must be done by the end of the quarter but before the period of preparation for or actual quarter testing time. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher to obtain assignments for all make up work and to complete it as directed. An “I” will revert to an “F” if the student does not complete the required work in the allotted time.
Plagiarism is the copying of homework and reports from other students or the copying of books and magazines when the student fails to honor their source. Cheating is the exchange of information during an exam, quiz or testing procedure. Cheating and plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the work, and could further be punished at the discretion of the teacher and Principal.
Parents may request a conference with any or all teachers working with his/her child. Parents should contact the office to schedule meetings at a convenient time.
Report cards are either distributed to students at the end of the second and fourth marking periods or given to the parent in Open House, at the end of the first and third quarter. They are required to be signed and returned, with the exemption of the last quarter. Please notify the school if you have not received a progress or report card within reasonable amount of time as scheduled in the students’ agendas.
Student who are absent on the day of an announced examination, will not receive a grade higher than a “c” when they take the required exam. All students are given Midterms and Finals unless there is a payment due. Check the agenda for the dates.
Students are expected to be present and on time for all school days and all classes throughout the school year. Records of student attendance (times absent and times tardy) becomes a part of the student’s file. Champagnat is not responsible for the students left at the school before 7:00 A.M., or after scheduled hours.
Change of Address and Phone
Please notify us immediately of any changes of address or phone number. This applies to both home and parent’s business, for emergencies. This can be done at the main office.
Middle School Hours
Middle school students must report to their homeroom teachers by 8 :00 a.m. Dismissal is conducted between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m. NO EARLY DISMISSAL BETWEEN 2:00 AND 2: 15 P.M. Students remaining in school after 2 :30 p.m. will be sent to Study Hall and billed accordingly.
High School Hours
High School students must report to their homeroom teachers by 7: 15a.m. Dismissal is conducted at 12:50 p.m. Students remaining on or around the campus will be summoned to the office and billed after school fees.
Tardiness, Early Dismissals and Absences
Students who arrive to school late must report to the school office for a late pass, before entering their classrooms. Students at school less than three hours in a day will be marked Absent. Three tardiness are counted as one absence. Students who are absent an excess of 18 times in the school year, excused or unexcused, may not receive credit; summer school will be mandatory. Days suspended are recorded as days absent. Students must repeat a grade if absent (40) forty days or more.
In order for a student to be allowed early dismissal, the adult removing the child will be required to produce a photo ID., and the name of such adult must show in the student’s application as a permitted ride home. Such adult must sign the student out in a record book at the office. No student will be allowed to leave with an unidentified individual. During test periods, early dismissal will be withheld. The school encourages parents to set up appointments for doctors after school hours.
Truancy is the absence from school, class or a school activity, or leaving the school grounds without the parents’ consent, or previous written permission from parent or Principal. If you plan to leave with someone other than customary, have your parents notify the office. Truancy is a serious offense which could result in probation and may result in suspension or dismissal.
Students at Champagnat Catholic School are expected to behave as Christian ladies and gentlemen in school and out of school.
Public Display of Affection
Public display of affection on school grounds, at school related events, or at any time is forbidden and punishable.
Quiet and Order
Classrooms: Students should be seated and ready for work by the time the bell rings. Quiet and order in classrooms are essential for learning to take place. Consideration for the teachers and fellow students is expected at all times.
Corridors/Walkways: It is also important that quiet and order in the corridors be maintained. Running, littering, unnecessary noise, loitering are improper behavior. Also all students outside of class should have a hall pass and/or written permission from the Principal, Administrators, Faculty or Staff. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this pass before he/she leaves the class.
Cellular Phones and Electronic Toys
Students may not carry cell phones on their person or keep them in their bags. Radios are not permitted on campus. Cell phones, electronic toys, CD players, etc. will be confiscated by the Principal, Administrators, Faculty or Personnel. Students may not bring more than $10.00 to school.
Care of School Property
In the event that a student should break school property, accidentally or willfully, the parents or guardians of such student will pay for the replacement of the piece for another of equal or higher value.
In order to participate, a student must have a written permission slip signed by his/her parents/guardian. Final determination as to whether or not a student may participate is made by the teachers and Principal.
Behavior in the lunch line should be orderly, courteous and respectful to students, teachers and cafeteria personnel. All eating areas are to be left clean. Students must remain in the cafeteria during lunch time, unless there is a special permission from the teacher. The school parking lots and classroom areas are out of bounds during the lunch period, as at all times.
When the emergency alarm sounds, everyone must evacuate the building immediately. All students must proceed to their assigned exit area, in an orderly fashion. All books and other materials are to be left in the room. During the drill all students are to be silent and to proceed in a single file as they exit the building. Red code calls for campus evacuation, blue code everyone lays on the floor quietly
Sale or Distribution of Goods
Students may not sell or distribute any item on or adjacent to school grounds, nor at school-sponsored activities without receiving the approval of the Principal.
Gum chewing is not permitted on campus. Students caught chewing gum may receive disciplinary action, such as copying pages.
Search and Seizure
School administrators may search a student’s person, belongings, and car to determine compliance with the standards of conduct established by Champagnat
Drugs and Alcohol
In order to maintain a drug-free environment, drug testing may be conducted randomly or selectively upon reasonable suspicion. Should drug testing be conducted, it will be done in a discreet manner after reasonable attempts have been made to notify the parents. The cost of such testing shall be the responsibility of the parents or guardians of the student tested.