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Student Handbook (PK3 – 7th Grades)

SLKF 2019-2020 PK3 – 7TH GRADE HANDBOOK

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PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of St. Louis King of France School is the foundation upon which our educational program is built. We strive to educate and develop the whole child: physically, intellectually, emotionally, morally, and spiritually.

We recognize the child as a unique individual possessing human dignity and personal integrity and having the right to full human development. We strive to foster in each individual, through his/her daily experiences, a respect for himself/herself, his/her peers, and all the significant adults involved in his/her life.

St. Louis King of France believes self-discipline and academic achievement go hand in hand. In order to experience educational, social, and emotional growth, children need to be in an environment in which there is a concerned teacher who will set firm, consistent, positive limits while providing warmth and support. A St. Louis teacher uses Christ as his/her model in shaping this nurturing climate.

St Louis King of France utilizes a traditional approach to education. We believe such an approach provides the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and experience to progress successfully through the various levels of education to be a successful citizen of our community.

Our ultimate goal is to prepare students for a Catholic secondary education, as well as preparing them for life. This encompasses intellectual, moral, and Christian maturity, including the value of service to others. Catholic doctrine serves as a framework in forming this Christian maturity. We share skills that are essential in life with our students, including the ability to think analytically and to make decisions. We want our students to have a conscientious attitude, one that is attuned to listening, growing, and contributing to society.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of St. Louis King of France School, in coordination with the Church and home, is to provide a Catholic education for its students in an environment that fosters academic excellence and Gospel values. St. Louis King of France School seeks to educate the whole child in preparation for a Catholic secondary education and life’s daily experiences.

 

ADMISSIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans are open to all children regardless of race or ethnic background, but preference shall be given to Catholic children.

The schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, of which St. Louis King of France is a member, admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of their education policies, admission policies, athletic, and other school administered programs.

Additionally, in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the schools of the Archdiocese shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except permitted under said Title IX.

The school’s admissions committee reviews all applications for registration. Among the factors taken into consideration are academic grades, standardized test scores, conduct and effort grades, absenteeism and tardiness, parental cooperation, and support.

St. Louis King of France School does not provide special education services or facilities. St. Louis King of France School, its Principal, faculty, and staff are only required to make minor adjustments in its educational program to attempt to accommodate whatever special needs a child/student may have, that the nature and extent of such minor adjustments are within the sole discretion of the Principal of St. Louis King of France School. Should the Principal of St. Louis King of France School determine that minor adjustments in St. Louis King of France School’s educational program have not resulted in satisfactory accommodation of the program to the special needs of a child and that it is best for both the school and the child that he/she be placed in a more appropriate learning environment, then the Principal may ask the parent to withdraw the child from St. Louis King of France School, and/or the student will be removed from the rolls of the school and/or not allowed to re-enroll.

Students are admitted to St. Louis King of France School based on the family actively practicing their faith and on consistent financial support of their church parish. Financial support is determined by use of parish church envelopes as defined by each respective parish.

Priority will be given on a space available basis to:

1. Students already attending St. Louis King of France School.

2. Brothers and sisters of students currently enrolled at the time of registration.

3. Catholic children of families who are registered members of St. Louis King of France Parish.

4. Other Catholic students.

5. Non-Catholic students.

 

PK1 – Kindergarten students must meet age requirements and be physically as well as socially ready for school.

Age Requirements:

Entering PK1: Must be 1 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering PK2: Must be 2 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering PK3: Must be 3 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering PK4: Must be 4 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering Kindergarten: Must be 5 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 1st Grade: Must be 6 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 2nd Grade: Must be 7 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 3rd Grade: Must be 8 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 4th Grade: Must be 9 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 5th Grade: Must be 10 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 6th Grade: Must be 11 years old by September 30, 2019

Entering 7th Grade: Must be 12 years old by September 30, 2019

All students entering PK3 must be toilet trained. If the child is not trained, he/she will remain in PK2, if space is available, until this skill is mastered. If space in PK2 is unavailable, the student must remain home until the skill is mastered. An applicant’s record must suggest that the student has maintained satisfactory conduct, effort, and attendance before he/she may register.

Any student who is admitted to St. Louis King of France School is accepted conditionally for the first year of admission. The academic and behavioral response of the student will be considered during this period. Should it be determined at any time during the probationary period that a new student is not exhibiting satisfactory conduct, effort, or progress, he/she may be immediately dismissed from school. The final decision rests with the administration.

 

Admission Records

Students enrolled for the first time must present a copy of their:

• Birth Certificate

• Baptismal Certificate

• Immunization Record

• Previous year’s report card

• Standardized test scores

• Voucher from church parish that parents support

• Custody papers (if applicable)

• Student’s social security card

• Student’s psychological or educational evaluations

 

Transfer

When a child transfers to another school, the SLKF office is to be contacted first. Should the new school request cumulative records, copies will be forwarded to the new school upon the child’s admission to that school. Cumulative cards are not given to parents. All financial obligations must be paid to date at the time of the child’s departure.

 

POLICY ON PARENTAL COOPERATION AS CONDITION OF ENROLLMENT

While parents are entitled to their private opinions of school policies, decisions, and personnel, the school expects that all parents shall not engage in publicly expressing negative statements about the school, its policies, or its staff, including doing so through email, blogs, gossip, and social media. Just as parents expect the school to safe guard the reputations of their children and families, so does the school expect its families to safe guard the school’s reputation and that of its staff. In the event that parents engage in such activities to the detriment of the smooth operation or good name of the school and/or its staff, the school reserves the right to demand that the parents withdraw their child/children from the school immediately.

 

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Students in grades PK3 – 7th:

1. Tuition not paid in full will be withdrawn from your bank checking or savings account on the 5th of each month beginning on June 5, 2019 and ending on May 5, 2020.

2. Twelve equal payments will be made beginning June 5, 2019 and thereafter the 5th of each month ending on May 5, 2020. If your account is overdrawn on the 5th, the tuition draw will be on the 15th of the month including a $50.00 processing fee. If your account is overdrawn a 2nd time, the amount will be pulled on the 25th of the month including a $100.00 processing fee. If overdrawn a 3rd time, your child cannot return to school until all financial obligations are current.

3. In extreme cases of delinquency or default, the school reserves the right to deny a family admittance and/or the option of financing tuition the following year.

4. A fee of $50.00 will be assessed on all NSF checks. Once we have received an NSF check, we will no longer accept a check. A money order or cash will be required.

 

FEES

REGISTRATION FEES AND SCHOOL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. All other fees are mandated as per guidelines from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for all parochial schools.

CATHOLIC STUDENTS (K-7)

      Parish Support Fee – 1 child $400.00

      Parish Support Fee – 2 or more children $650.00

The Parish Support Fee is waived for those families who are deemed active, registered, and supporting of St. Louis King of France Church and Parish by the pastor. To qualify for the waiver, a family should be registered in the parish through the Church rectory and, most importantly, attend Sunday Mass weekly at St. Louis King of France Church. In addition, a family is expected to make minimum annual offertory contributions of $400.00. At the time of registration, records of contributions shall be reviewed. Families whose contributions are current at that time will not be assessed the fee and shall be expected to maintain the appropriate contributions through the remainder of the year.

Failure to contribute the minimum by the end of the previous calendar year will result in the fee being assessed at a later date. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

Families who are active, registered, and supporting in another church parish, may apply for a voucher through their home parish to pay the fee.

 

TUITION REFUNDS

After July 1, 2019, there are no tuition refunds. Any amount owed to the school, Before/After School Care, or the cafeteria will be deducted from the refund amount.

 

POLICY ON STUDENT RECORDS

The parent(s)/guardian(s) of students enrolled at St. Louis King of France School hereby authorize any school previously attended by my/our child/children, including, but not limited to any school denominated as a Catholic School by and/or under the vigilance of the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans pursuant to Canon law of the Roman Catholic Church and which my/our child has attended in the past, to send a copy of any and all school records, including but not limited to any and all transcripts, standardized test scores, attendance records, special education records, disciplinary records, financial records in regards to payments of fees and/or tuition, and/or any and all other educational and/or social or informational records of the student(s) to St. Louis King of France School. The foregoing authorization also applies in the event that St. Louis King of France School, which is the school authorized to receive the foregoing records, receives an inquiry in the future from any requesting Catholic School.

Further, in consideration of sending and receipt of such records and related consideration, parent(s)/guardian(s) agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, their members, directors, officers, administrators, principals, teachers, employees, agents, and/or representatives and the Archbishop, bishops, and clergy of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action arising from the sending and/or receipt of the aforementioned records and/or from the content of such records.

 

ATTENDANCE

Louisiana Law provides for compulsory attendance by all students between the ages of 5 and 16. The responsibility for compliance lies with the parents. Students are required to attend school a minimum of 160 days during the school year to be considered for promotion. Middle school students follow a block schedule; therefore, they must be present for a minimum of 90% of the classes for the year in order to be considered for promotion. Students are not considered excused when tardy or absent. On the student’s transcript it is documented as the number of days tardy and absent. High schools and schools of transfer look unfavorably upon excessive tardiness and absences.

 

ABSENCES

Students are expected to attend school on a daily basis. They are to arrive on time and remain for the entire day. Special events and days before and after holidays are considered school days. Absences and tardiness interrupt classroom teaching. Teachers work extremely hard to create exciting programs for our students and what happens on any given day cannot be duplicated for students who are tardy or absent. Parents should respect instructional time by scheduling appointments before or after school hours.

Scheduling family vacations during the school year is greatly discouraged. It is not the responsibility of the teacher to “catch up” the student upon returning from his/her vacation. It is the student’s responsibility to be prepared when he/she returns to class. Lessons will not be given in advance.

To request books and assignments:

● In order to receive assignments, call the school office in the morning before 9:00 am. Assignments will be available for pick up in the front office at dismissal. Requests for assignments will not be taken after 9:00 am.

● Parents must send a note upon the student’s return stating the date of absence(s), reason for absence(s), and parent/guardian signature.

● A doctor’s certificate is required for a student to be readmitted to school in the following cases:

          o Student has been absent for 5 or more consecutive days.

          o Student had a communicable disease.

If a student is absent or leaves school for part of the day, he/she will not be allowed to participate in an extracurricular activity that day. (Examples: sports, choir performances, try outs, etc.) THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.

Students are required to make up all homework, tests, and quizzes missed on the day(s) of absence. The student will receive a grade of “F” for missing work that is not made up within the time limit. Students and parents are responsible to check the website for homework assignments.

● A student who checks in after 9:45 am is considered absent for a half day.

● A student who checks out before 9:45 am is considered absent for a full day.

 

TARDINESS

All students are considered tardy if they arrive after 7:55 A.M. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. SHARP! Students who are tardy must report to the office for a tardy slip before going to class. No student will be allowed in class without a tardy slip. After 7:55, parents/guardians must sign in students in the school office.

*There are no excused or unexcused tardiness or absences. Students must attend a minimum of 160 days of school a year.

– A student who checks in AFTER 7:55 A.M. and BEFORE 9:45 A.M. is marked TARDY.

– A student who checks in AFTER 9:45 A.M. is marked HALF DAY ABSENT.

– A student who checks out BEFORE 9:45 A.M. is marked ABSENT.

– A student who checks out BETWEEN 9:45 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. is marked HALF DAY ABSENT.

– A student who checks out BETWEEN 2:00 P.M. and dismissal is marked EARLY DISMISSAL.

 

ILLNESS DURING THE DAY

The school will call a parent if a child becomes ill during the school day. If the parents cannot be reached, one of the emergency contacts will be called. It is the parents’ responsibility to make sure that all phone numbers for emergency contacts are up to date. If a child has a fever, he/she will be sent home. A child cannot return to school until he/she has been without fever for 24 hours without medicine.

Parents will assume financial responsibility for any situation requiring emergency room treatment.

 

FIELD TRIPS

No student will be allowed to attend a field trip without written permission from the parents. Verbal permission WILL NOT be accepted. The school may deny any child the privilege of participating in a field trip if such action is deemed necessary. Siblings ARE NOT allowed on field trips. Field trips are privileges, and students can be denied participation if they fail to meet academic and/or behavioral requirements.

Chaperones should check with the homeroom teacher about appropriate attire for field trips. St. Louis King of France School has very specific rules about chaperone attire, after all, chaperones represent the school. Chaperones who do not comply with the specific dress code for field trips may be told that they cannot attend that day’s field trip, and shall forfeit the opportunity to attend subsequent field trips.

 

REQUEST FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION

It is preferred that medication NOT be administered at school. However, should there be a need for a student to take medication during the school day, school personnel are not allowed to administer medication to students unless the following procedures are followed:

Students are not allowed to keep medications of any kind (including cough drops) on their person.

● All medications must be sent to the office, and homeroom teachers should be notified.

● A new Request for School Personnel to Administer Medication form must be sent for each new medication. Forms from previous years are not valid. (See Appendix C.)

● A physician’s statement verifying the information should accompany the form for PRESCRIBED MEDICATION.

● Any NON-PRESCRIPTION medications must be clearly labeled and brought to the school office.

Medications not picked up on the last day of school by parents/guardians will be discarded. All PRESCRIPTION medication is to be picked up by parents/guardians in the school office on the last day of school. St. Louis King of France School will not be responsible for any PRESCRIPTION medication not picked up on the last day of school. Medications of any type left at school after the last day will be discarded. If a child has a serious, chronic illness or disability, it is essential that a parent notify the teacher at the beginning of the school year.

 

MORNING ARRIVAL

Parents must keep in mind that SLKF’s main priority during morning drop off and dismissal carpool is safety for our students. Therefore, we ask that parents pay close attention to the following rules and regulations for both morning and afternoon carpool.

Please do not park along the administration building on Poplar Street. These spots are reserved for Little Crusader parents. Please do not park in the first five parking spots or double park behind these cars at any time throughout the day. These are reserved parking spots. Thank you for your cooperation.

Grades PK3 through 7th will begin school at 8:00 A.M. SHARP! It is highly recommended that students get to school no later than 7:40 A.M. in the morning. Students will be considered tardy if they arrive after 7:55 A.M. Parents will walk PK3 – Kindergarten students to their classrooms. 1st – 4th grade students must be accompanied by a parent to the Marion Hall entrance and will walk independently to their classrooms on the second floor of Marion Hall. Middle School students will be dropped off on Carrollton Avenue between the church and the rectory. They will be allowed to enter homerooms beginning at 7:30 A.M.

Once a student arrives at school, he/she is not to leave the campus during school hours for any reason unless checked out from the school office. If a student is enrolled in After School Care, he/she may not leave the campus until checked out from After School Care. If a student is truant, he/she will be referred to the principal for disciplinary action and parents will be notified.

 

AFTERNOON DISMISSAL

FOR AFTERNOON DISMISSAL, THERE IS NO PARKING ALLOWED IN THE BIG YARD. ALL PARENTS MUST USE CARPOOL UNLESS YOUR CHILD WILL ATTEND AFTER CARE. NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO “WALK UP” TO PICK UP A STUDENT. ALL STUDENTS BEING DISMISSED AT 3:20 PM MUST BE PICKED UP VIA CARPOOL.

Students are dismissed at 3:20 P.M. with the exception of Mondays. Monday dismissal is at 2:45 P.M. All parents or persons who pick up students must have the last name of the student displayed in the passenger’s side window. NO EXCEPTIONS! Parents must use carpool to pick up their children.

Students who are not picked up by 3:30 P.M. are enrolled in After School Care and charged accordingly. On Mondays, early dismissal days, students who are not picked up by 3:00 P.M. are enrolled in After School Care and charged accordingly.

Students who walk or ride a bike must have a note signed by the parent or guardian in the office stating that the child has permission to do so. Students must cross the street at the corners and be mindful of traffic. Bikes must be walked on school grounds.

Students may not ride home with drivers who are minors unless parents notify the office of such in advance. If there are unusual circumstances concerning the pick up of students from school, the office is to be notified.

Pets are not allowed on school property.

 

POLICY ON BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS

In the interest of students’ safety, the following policy will be enforced:

● Students are not allowed to go to Discount Zone or any other business establishments without being accompanied by a parent.

 

STUDENT CHECK-OUT POLICY

Parents are NOT allowed to check out students after 2:15 P.M. on early dismissal days, or after 2:45 P.M. on regular dismissal days. If it is necessary to check your child out prior to dismissal time, it must be done by 2:00 P.M. on early dismissal days or by 2:30 P.M. on regular dismissal days. Parents coming after the times listed will have to wait until 2:45 P.M. on early dismissal days or until 3:20 P.M. on regular dismissal days when students are regularly dismissed.

 

MORNING BREAK

Kindergarten through 7th grade students are allowed to purchase snacks at SLKF or bring healthy snacks from home for morning break. Candy is not allowed. Only bottled water is allowed during break. PK3 and PK4 students will be provided with a morning snack and water. Students are to utilize this time to eat a snack, get a drink of water, and use the bathroom.

 

BEFORE SCHOOL CARE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE (PK3 – 7TH GRADES)

Before School Care begins at 7:00 A.M. Children should be dropped off in the cafeteria. The cost is $4.00 per morning.

Middle School students arriving before 7:30 A.M. must report to the cafeteria for Before School Care. All other students arriving before 7:40 A.M. must report to Before School Care. Middle School students will be dismissed at 7:30 A.M. Students in 1st – 4th grades are dismissed at 7:45 A.M. and will report directly to their classroom. Students in PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten are escorted to their classrooms at 7:50 A.M.

After School Care will begin at dismissal and conclude at 5:55 P.M. A parent, legal guardian, or an adult specified by a parent must sign out students. The cost is $8.00 per afternoon. The program may be used on an as needed basis. The schedule for each afternoon includes structured playtime, free playtime, snack time, and homework time. Students are not tutored during homework time; they are merely given time to work on homework assignments. Parents are expected to review any work completed by students during this time.

Before and After Care fees are due each Friday. In order to use Before Care or After Care services, a deposit of $150.00 is required on or before Monday, August 19, 2020. This money will be applied to your statement. When the account balance decreases to $50.00, you will be notified to replenish the account funds. Any monies remaining in your account at the end of the school year will be refunded.

Any child picked up after 6:00 P.M. will be charged a late fee of $5.00 per 5 minutes.

 

PARENTAL SUPERVISION AT ATHLETIC EVENTS

Only those students who are accompanied by their parents may remain after school to view a sporting event. Any student not accompanied by a parent will be sent to After School Care.

 

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

The purpose of the dress code is uniformity, simplicity, and community. Students represent the school and are expected to look respectable. This means that the uniform should fit properly and be clean, hemmed, and neat in appearance. Any part of the uniform that is torn or ripped cannot be worn to school. All parts of the uniform should be labeled with the child’s name.

The administration reserves the right to make a judgment on the acceptability of a student’s appearance and may require the student to remain home until he/she can attend school with the proper uniform and personal appearance.

All students are expected to be in full proper uniform on regular school days. Only in extreme cases will a uniform exemption pass be issued. Such a pass will be issued only when the student presents a note from a parent or guardian stating the reason for the requested exemption. The administration has the right to deny the request, particularly if the requests become repetitive.

All students represent SLKF at all times. Therefore, all students must wear their uniforms with respect both during school and outside of school hours. Students must look neat and presentable at all times. This means shirts must be buttoned and tucked in at all times.

Tattoos of any kind are not allowed.

Piercing on any part of the body, other than the earlobe for girls (one hole in each ear), is not allowed.

THE ULTIMATE DECISION REGARDING ADHERENCE TO UNIFORM GUIDELINES RESTS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION.

Uniforms may be purchased from Schiro’s Schooltime Uniforms, Inka’s Uniforms, or Schumacher’s Uniforms. Shoes must be purchased at Ponseti’s Shoes.

 

BOYS’ UNIFORMS

PK3 – PK4 – Kindergarten

• Light blue short or long sleeve polo shirt with school emblem

• Plain front navy blue shorts or pants with elastic (pull on)

• Button down cardigan varsity sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name

• Fleece-lined jacket embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name

• Official BLACK SLKF sock

• Official SLKF school tote with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name

Shoes for PK3 – PK4

• Black K-SWISS with a Velcro closing. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

Shoes for Kindergarten

• Tie black dress shoes. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

 

1st Grade – 4th Grade

• Short or long sleeve light blue oxford shirt with school emblem and last name monogramed

• Plain front navy blue shorts or pants with belt loops

• Blue or black belt

• Grey P.E. shirt and navy P.E. shorts with official SLKF logo

• Button down cardigan varsity sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Fleece-lined jacket embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Official BLACK SLKF sock

• SLKF plaid tie or SLKF plaid bow tie

Shoes for 1st – 4th Grade

• Tie black dress shoes. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

 

5th Grade – 7th Grade

• Short or long sleeve blue oxford shirt with school emblem and last name monogramed

• Plain front khaki shorts or pants with belt loops

• Blue or black belt

• Grey P.E. shirt and navy P.E. shorts with official SLKF logo

• V-neck sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Navy blue blazer with school logo (monogramming optional)

• Official BLACK SLKF sock

• SLKF plaid tie or SLKF plaid bow tie

Shoes for 5th – 7th Grade

• Tie black dress shoes. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

 

BOYS’ UNIFORM RULES

• Shirts are not to be oversized and must be tucked in at all times. Shirts must be buttoned at all times including before, during, and after school. Only plain white, short sleeve undershirts may be worn under the school shirt. No long sleeve undershirts may be worn under official short sleeve school shirts.

• The St. Louis King of France varsity sweater or fleece-lined jackets are the only outer garments allowed to be worn in the classroom.

• All students must be clean-shaven. Mustaches and beards are not allowed. Sideburns must not extend past the middle of the ear.

• Hair must be neatly groomed. Hair may not touch the collar of the uniform shirt. Hair must not extend past the eyes. The administration reserves the right to judge a hairstyle unacceptable. The administration reserves the right to judge an added hair color or lightening agent unacceptable and require the student to return his hair color to its natural state.

• Boys in grades 5th through 7th are required to wear their blazers and ties on special occasions (to be announced) as well as every Friday for Mass.

• Only watches or religious medals may be worn. Apple watches or any other comparable smart watches may not be worn.

• All students in grades 1st through 7th must wear a blue or black belt with their uniform pants.

• Boys must wear long pants to Mass.

 

GIRLS’ UNIFORMS

PK3 – PK4

• SLKF green gingham dress with bloomers

• Button down cardigan varsity sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Fleece-lined jacket embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Official WHITE SLKF sock

• Navy, black or white tights or leggings

• Black, hunter green or white ribbons, bows, headbands, etc. (only colors in school uniform)

• Official SLKF school tote embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

Shoes for PK3 – PK4

• Navy blue Mary Jane shoes with Velcro closing. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

 

Kindergarten – 4th Grade

• SLKF jumper or walking shorts

• Short or long sleeve white Peter Pan collar blouse with plain or navy blue piping (monogram optional)

• Button down cardigan varsity sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Fleece-lined jacket embroidered with SLKF and last name monogramed

• Official WHITE SLKF sock

• Navy, black or white tights or leggings

• Black, hunter green or white ribbons, bows, headbands, etc. (only colors in school uniform)

Kindergarten only – Official SLKF school tote embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

Shoes for Kindergarten – 4th Grade

• Navy blue and white Saddle Oxfords. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

 

5th Grade – 7th Grade

• SLKF skirt or skort (no shorter than 2 inches above the knee)

• Short or long sleeve white oxford shirt with school emblem and last name monogramed

• Grey P.E. shirt and navy P.E. shorts with official SLKF Logo

• SLKF string tie

• V-neck pullover varsity sweater embroidered with SLKF (Font: Block) and last name monogramed

• Navy blue blazer with school logo (monogramming optional)

• Official SLKF knee-high or sport socks

• Blue or black tights or leggings

• Black, hunter green or white ribbons, bows, headbands, etc. (only colors in school uniform)

Shoes for 5th – 7th Grade

• Navy blue and white Saddle Oxfords. Shoes must be bought from Ponseti’s Shoes located in Clearview Mall.

GIRLS’ UNIFORM RULES

• The St. Louis King of France varsity sweater or fleece-lined jackets are the only outer garments allowed to be worn in the classroom.

• Hair must be clean and neatly groomed with bangs out of the eyes. The administration reserves the right to judge a hairstyle unacceptable. The administration reserves the right to judge an added hair color or lightening agent unacceptable and require the student to return her hair color to its natural state.

• Girls in grades 5th through 7th are required to wear their blazers and ties on special occasions (to be announced) as well as every Friday for Mass.

• A simple watch, one girl’s ring on each hand, and only a thin chain with a religious medal are allowed. Only one earring in each ear lobe is allowed. Earrings are to be no larger than a dime and cannot dangle lower than the ear lobe. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen jewelry. Apple watches or any other comparable smart watches may not be worn.

• NO MAKE-UP IS ALLOWED. This includes but is not limited to nail polish, artificial nails, mascara, eye shadow/liner, and lipstick/gloss. Nails must be of moderate length. If a student has a complexion problem, she may wear a medicated base only with a doctor’s note.

 

DRESS DOWN DAYS

St. Louis King of France School students are allowed to dress down on designated days, that is, not wear the traditional school uniform. If a student has not earned the privilege of dressing down for a particular day or chooses not to dress down, he/she is expected to wear the full school uniform. Students may not combine dress down attire with parts of the school uniform unless specifically stated.

Dress down days consists of an SLKF T-shirt, long jeans, and tennis shoes unless specifically stated.

 

PROMOTION

PK 3 – Kindergarten:

Attendance in these programs does not necessarily mandate promotion.

1st – 2nd Grade:

If a student has an “F” average in Reading, Math, or Language Arts/English, then he/she must repeat the grade. Summer school is not an option for promotion at this level.

3rd – 7th Grade:

If a student has an “F” average in any two of the following – Reading, Math, or Language Arts/English OR has an “F” average in ANY three subjects, then he/she must repeat the grade and possibly not return to St. Louis King of France School.

If a student has an “F” average in only 1 of the above subjects, he or she will be conditionally promoted and must fulfill the requirements of 40 hours of tutoring in that subject.

Any student who receives an “F” in Religion will not be allowed to return to St. Louis King of France School.

Any student who receives an “F” in Conduct will not be allowed to return to St. Louis King of France School.

A student is required to attend school for a minimum of 160 days to be considered for promotion. This will be strictly enforced.

 

COMMUNICATION: SCHOOL AND HOME

We encourage parental involvement and believe it is necessary for the viability of the student and the school. The school will communicate student progress with the home through any or all of the following means: email, RenWeb, report cards, progress reports, weekly packets, conferences, personal notes, and phone calls. The SLKF Weekly Newsletter is sent to parents’ email every Monday. Parents and their children are responsible for reading the information contained in the newsletter.

It is the parents’ responsibility to check the school website frequently. The school website can be found at: http://slkfschool.com. It is also very important that we have the most current and up-to-date contact information for our records so that we can keep you up to date. You can make any and all changes to your contact information and your child’s demographics by logging into our ParentsWeb portal at www.RenWeb.com.

For those who are new to St. Louis King of France School or for returning parents/students, our primary gateway for communication will be through RenWeb. RenWeb is designed to give you access to a wealth of information such as: instant access to grades and attendance records, personalized and combined calendars that include homework, tests, field trips, sports and other school events, transcripts, letters, and forms. To gain access to our RenWeb system, you will need to first create an account by going to RenWeb.com and choosing the login option then selecting the ParentsWeb Login. Once there, you will need to enter the school’s District Code, which is: SLK-LA. You will also need to have an email address to use for this portal. As always, you can send an email to our technology coordinator, Eric McCrary (emccrary@slkfschool.com) with any questions or concerns you may have regarding RenWeb.

 

REPORT CARDS/PROGRESS REPORTS

Progress Reports and Report Cards are emailed. If there is a question regarding the report, contact needs to be made with the teacher. All grades will be blocked two weeks prior to the conference, at which time report cards will be distributed. Attendance at the Parent/Teacher conference, which is held on Friday, October 18, 2019, is mandatory.

SPECIAL NOTE: If your email address has been changed, and it has NOT been updated with the school, this will result in you not receiving your child’s progress report or report card. Please make the address change via RenWeb first and then send the technology coordinator an email stating that there was an incorrect email address on file that has been recently updated and that you need to receive your child’s report card.

If a student or parent wishes to question a grade on the progress report or report card, that claim must be presented within two weeks of the report being delivered. All test packets are kept two weeks following the issuance of report cards.

          – If financial obligations are not current, the family will be blocked from seeing any and all grades or scores                       from the RenWeb system.

          – In addition, the student’s extracurricular activities will be suspended until financial obligations are current.

 

ASSESSMENTS

PK3 – Kindergarten will receive assessments quarterly.

 

CONTACTING A TEACHER

If you wish to contact a teacher, please call the school office and leave a voicemail for that teacher to call you. DO NOT CONTACT A TEACHER AT HIS/HER HOME. You may also contact the teacher through their e-mail address. (The first letter of their name followed by the last name name@slkfschool.com; (example: pschott@slkfschool.com).

*A teacher should be contacted BEFORE contacting the Principal regarding classroom issues.

 

GRADING SCALE

A student’s grade is based on performance in the following areas: quizzes, tests, exams, homework, class work, participation, and special assignments.

The following grading scale is in effect for 1st – 7th Grades:

NUMERICAL SCORE           LETTER GRADE

              100                                           A+

            99-95                                         A

              94                                             A-

              93                                             B+

           92-87                                          B

              86                                             B-

              85                                             C+

           84-79                                          C

              78                                             C-

              77                                             D+

           76-71                                          D

              70                                            D-

           69-0                                           F

 

EXAMS

Exams are given at the end of each semester to students in grades 5th – 7th. Exams are counted as two test grades in the second and fourth quarters. There are no exemptions for Middle School exams.

 

HOMEWORK

Homework is an important part of your child’s education. These assignments include written work, typed work to be electronically submitted, reading material, and/or study/review. The amount of homework depends upon the child’s grade level and progress in school. Students are required to complete all homework assignments on a daily basis. Students lose academic grades for failing to complete the homework assignments. Homework assignments are posted in the classroom as well as online on RenWeb. If an assignment has not been posted online by the time you check, please give it some time as every teacher’s schedule varies and may not be posted until after 4:00 p.m. that day. There is no excuse for missed assignments. Students are responsible for writing assignments in their planners. Renweb is meant as an informational tool for parents. However, if an assignment is not posted on Renweb but was communicated in the classroom, students will not be excused since it was their responsibility to write the assignment in their planner and bring home the proper books/materials.

In accordance with Archdiocesan Safe-Environment Policies, no student or parent will be allowed back in the building once carpool has started to get any books or school materials.

Parents who bring forgotten school items must understand that they are not guaranteed that it will be delivered to the classroom or teacher in a timely manner. A class will not be interrupted for forgotten items.

 

MAKE-UP WORK

Students are required to make up all work missed. They are allowed one day for every day absent due to illness to make up the work.

1st – 7th Grade: Any work, including homework, quizzes, and tests, that is not made up by the end of the grading period shall be recorded as zeros. While the teacher will make an effort to remind students of make up work, the student is responsible for checking with the teacher after an absence to determine what make up work is necessary.

If a student is absent or leaves school for part of the day, he/she will not be allowed to participate in an extracurricular activity that day. (Example: sports, choir performances, try outs, etc.)

 

TEXTBOOKS

Most of the textbooks issued at St. Louis King of France belong to the school or are issued by the State of Louisiana. They are to be properly cared for by students. Each student is issued a complete set of textbooks at the beginning of the year. BOOKS MUST BE COVERED AT ALL TIMES. Students will be required to pay for lost or damaged books.

 

SCHOOL BAGS

All students must have a school bag or back pack throughout the year. Writing all over the bag in any form is not allowed. In addition, nothing should be attached to the book bag.

 

HONOR ROLL

Students in 5th through 7th Grade may be named to the Honor Roll.

• ALPHA Honor Roll – A’s in all subjects including conduct and co-curricular classes

• BETA Honor Roll – A’s and B’s in all subjects including conduct and co-curricular classes

 

ATHLETIC GUIDELINES

St. Louis King of France Catholic School adheres to all guidelines set forth by the Catholic School Athletic League.

Any student participating in athletics must maintain passing grades in academics and conduct in order to remain on the team. Students will not be allowed to miss any disciplinary action for the purpose of participation in an athletic event. A student who is absent for more than a half day will not be allowed to participate in that day’s athletic event. All coaching decisions as to team selections and play are made at the discretion of the coach and are final.

Athletes, parents, and spectators are to adhere to the philosophy of St. Louis King of France Catholic School through their conduct on and off the competitive arena.

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

To participate in extracurricular activities, a student must have at least a 1.5 GPA on the 4-point scale and no lower than a C in conduct on the most recently issued report card. A student who does not meet the above guidelines may be removed from an activity at any time. Reinstatement rests solely with the Administration.

 

BEHAVIORAL GUIDELINES

Behavioral guidelines establish acceptable standards of pupil conduct that help to ensure the rights and safety of all. St. Louis King of France is first and foremost a CATHOLIC school that teaches Christian values. Every student is expected to embrace these life-style standards in all that they do. Therefore, any behavior that either directly or indirectly undermines the Gospel values is not tolerable. The St. Louis student is responsible for his/her behavior at all times.

Students shall assume responsibility for controlling their own behavior; show respect for authority and the rights, privileges and safety of self and others; respect school and private property; and behave in accordance with specific rules, regulations, and guidelines established by the administrators and teachers.

There can be no education without order and discipline. School discipline not only ensures the proper climate for learning but also encourages self-discipline. Discipline policies have been established to meet the goals of this institution.

Misconduct, as interpreted by faculty and staff, is certain to result in disciplinary action. School personnel have full authority to correct and/or discipline any student for misconduct or violation of the rules. The nature or frequency of an offense will determine the severity of the disciplinary action: warning, recess detention, phone call home, behavior referral, suspension, or expulsion.

 

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE PLAN

As explained in the school philosophy, the goals of the educational program at SLKF are multi-dimensional. To assist the faculty and staff in their responsibility to attain these goals, St. Louis King of France School will continue to employ the method of Assertive Discipline. Each teacher has a classroom discipline plan. Included in that plan are rules, consequences, and rewards.

 

BITING POLICY

A large part of our job is to encourage children to “use their words”. There are times, however, when a child is having difficulty communicating or is feeling frustrated and may resort to biting. The bite will immediately be cleaned with soap and water and ice will be applied, if necessary. The biter will be removed from the situation until he/she has calmed down. If the biting continues, which usually means the frustration is increasing, he/she may need to go home for the remainder of the day. It is not a punishment, but rather a “break” from the situation. If the biting continues and is severe, a meeting with administration will take place to discuss further actions. If parents are responsive to suggestions, administration will continue to work with the child and family. Please be aware that safety for the children is always a top priority for the administration and faculty of SLKF. We will put forth every effort to help a biter resolve the issues causing the biting. Specific details of any plan and/or treatments cannot and will not be discussed with any other parents/families.

 

POTTY TRAINED

All students entering PK3 must be toilet trained to attend St. Louis King of France and must be able to attend to their own personal hygiene including washing hands. If the child is not trained, he/she will remain in PK2, if space is available, until this skill is mastered. If space in PK2 is unavailable, the student must remain home until the skill is mastered.

“Pull-ups” are not permitted. In case of a potty accident, you will be called to come change your child or pick them up. Staff members are not allowed to assist/change children’s clothing or wipe/clean them.

Completely toilet trained means that the child:

• Is comfortable wearing underwear

• Recognizes the need to use the bathroom

• Expresses the need to use the bathroom and will do so when asked or taken

• Uses the toilet unaided

• Wipes him/herself after using the toilet

• Flushes the toilet and can wash his/her hands

• Must remain dry during and waking up from nap/rest time

 

CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE PLAN

Each class will have rules, consequences, and rewards posted. The students and parents, both integral parts of the discipline plan, should become familiar with the classroom plan. Occasionally, a student may be placed on a behavior contract that individualizes the behavior plan to meet that student’s needs. In such a case, parents are notified. The ultimate decision rests with the administration.

 

PK3 – 4TH GRADES DICIPLINE

Discipline rests with the individual teachers of these grade levels. If a discipline problem continues, the administration will be asked to participate in a discipline plan for the student. If the problem continues, the student may be asked to withdraw from St. Louis King of France School.

The ultimate decision regarding discipline rests with both the Principal and Assistant Principal/Disciplinarian.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CODE OF CONDUCT

All middle school students are required to have a student planner with them daily for every class.

Each student will begin each week with 100 conduct points. Points will be deducted for various infractions throughout the week. (See behavior infractions list below under Code of Conduct Point System) Any faculty member may deduct points from any student as infractions are made. The amount of points deducted will be determined by the infraction list below. At the end of the week, the number of points remaining becomes the student’s conduct grade for the week. Conduct grades will be totaled every Friday and sent home for parents to sign and return on Monday. 5 points will be deducted each day the planner is not returned and signed by the parents.

The goal of the Conduct System is to encourage good behavior. Students who consistently receive high conduct grades will be recognized and given certain privileges. These will be detailed at the beginning of the year.

Code of Conduct Point System

Teachers reserve the right to deduct conduct points for other class infractions at their own discretion.

CATEGORY A (3 POINTS)

• Uniform violations

• Disrupting class/Excessive talking

• Unprepared for class

• Failing to follow instructions the first time given

CATEGORY B (5 POINTS)

• Planner not signed/in school

• Repeatedly disrupting class

• Disrespectful tone/gestures

• Not completing class work

• Eating food items outside the cafeteria, including gum, at undesignated times

• Invasion of personal space

CATEGORY C (10 POINTS)

• Misuse of technology (incorrect webpage/computer assignment)

• Unsafe behavior (running in halls, throwing objects, playing and other unsafe behavior on stairways, etc.)

• Inappropriate physical contact with other students (slapping, grabbing, “play” fighting, etc.)

• Being removed from the classroom (1st offense)

• Defiance

• Entering a building/classroom without supervision

CATEGORY D (15 POINTS)

• Use of profane language, pictures, or gestures

• Leaving class without permission

• Lost STUDENT PLANNER ($10 fee to replace)

• Disrespect to an adult, including lying

• Disrespect to another student by any type of aggressive or hostile behavior, including name-calling and teasing

• Misbehaving in church, school assembly, or field trip

• Being removed from the classroom (2nd offense)

CATEGORY E (31 POINTS) SUSPENSION and POSSIBLE EXPULSION

• Misusing technology – 2nd Offense (laptops, computer lab, phone, video camera, etc.) Repeat offenders will be denied computer privileges.

• Bullying, including harassing, threatening, or provoking another student

• Cheating (Copying on a test or quiz, copying homework, plagiarizing a paper, etc.)

• Stealing

• Altering the CONDUCT SECTION OF THE STUDENT PLANNER (e.g. changing a weekly point total, forging parent signature)

• Any other behavior that seriously harms the school community or property (both in and outside of school)

CONSEQUENCES

Students who receive a 77 D or below for the week will serve RECESS DETENTION everyday (Monday through Friday, 5 consecutive days) the following week. If the student receives a 77 D or below for 2 weeks in a grading period they will be required to have a Parent-Student conference with the Principal and Assistant Principal/Disciplinarian.

Students will report to the classroom of the teacher holding the detention. A student may serve a maximum of only three RECESS DETENTIONS during one semester. More than three RECESS DETENTIONS will result in a SUSPENSION. Teachers reserve the right to assign an automatic recess detention at their own discretion.

The ultimate decision regarding discipline rests with both the Principal and Assistant Principal/Disciplinarian.

 

GENERAL RULES

Any behavior that interferes with a student’s ability to learn or a teacher’s ability to teach is not allowed. All hand held toys and/or devices that can be disruptive in the classroom are prohibited. Student behavior that is disruptive to others, produces off-task behavior, or requires the teacher to attend to the behavior shall be greatly discouraged. If the student’s behavior continues to disrupt the class, the student will be removed from the class and sent home for the remainder of the day. The following is a list of some of the behaviors which are not allowed at St. Louis King of France School: disrespect, fighting, rough behavior or language, leaving school grounds, cheating, dishonesty, possessing alcohol, drugs, weapons, tobacco, or fireworks, damaging property, chewing gum, dressing improperly, writing or passing notes, riding a bike on school grounds, bringing radios and the like or electronic games to school without permission. Any items of this nature will be confiscated by the school, retained in the school office, and returned at the end of the school year. Guns, knives, and other such items are prohibited. Any child who is in possession of such items will be immediately expelled.

 

CUSTODY NOTICE

It is the responsibility of the custodial parent to furnish the school with a copy of the custody section of the divorce decree. The school abides by the provisions of the Buckley Amendment with respect to the rights of non-custodial parents. In the absence of a court order to the contrary, a school will provide the non-custodial parent with access to the academic records and other school-related information regarding the child. If there is a court order specifying that there is to be no information given, it is the responsibility of the custodial parent to provide the school with an official copy of the court order.

 

RESPECT

The manner of address should always be Mr., Mrs., Ms., and Father and should end in Sir or Ma’am. The TONE should always reflect good Catholic manners. Students should rise when an adult enters the classroom.

 

CHEATING/DISHONESTY

Cheating and dishonesty will be handled by each individual teacher and/or administration whenever possible. A student will receive zero credit for the work performed. The parents will be notified immediately.

 

BULLYING

St. Louis King of France Catholic School strives to be a place where every student experiences safety and respect. We maintain an environment that promotes acceptance and tolerance for similarities and differences. Bullying, in any form, including Internet bullying, therefore, will not be tolerated at SLKF. A bullying situation will be brought to the attention of the teacher or the administration where it will be dealt with appropriately. Students who are guilty of bullying other students face possible expulsion. St. Louis King of France’s No Tolerance Bullying Policy is found in Appendix A.

 

FIGHTING AND VIOLENCE

In order to ensure a safe school environment, violent behavior and fighting will not be tolerated. If your child feels he/she may be placed in a situation where fighting is a possibility, he/she should report this to a teacher to be handled accordingly. Students who participate in fighting will be suspended and possibly expelled. The administration will make the final decision.

 

ALCOHOL/DRUGS/WEAPONS

Possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or weapons on school premises or at school-sponsored events is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in expulsion.

 

CARRYING A FIREARM

Act 83 of the 1991 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature creates the crime of carrying a firearm by a student or non-student on school property. The crime is defined as the intentional possession of any firearm by any student or non-student on a school campus during regular school hours or on a school bus. Anyone convicted of the crime of carrying a firearm by a student or non-student on property is subject to a maximum penalty of imprisonment at hard labor for not more than five years. The law exempts from its provisions a federal, state, or local law enforcement officer or a school official or employee acting during the normal course of employment, or a student acting under the direction of such a school official or employee. The law also requires that the principal notify the parents of any student who is arrested for carrying a concealed weapon on campus.

 

TOBACCO/FIREWORKS

Possession or use of tobacco or fireworks while in uniform is prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in an out-of-school suspension or expulsion.

 

CELLULAR PHONES/APPLE WATCHES (or any other comparable smart devices)

All cell phones must be handed in to homeroom teacher at the beginning of the day. They must be TURNED OFF. The cell phone will be returned to the student at dismissal. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen cell phones. If a student has a cell phone with him/her and is caught using the phone or if the phone goes off during the school day, including car pool, it will be confiscated and the parents can retrieve the phone from the principal. The student will lose the privilege of having a cell phone on campus. NO EXCEPTIONS. It is highly recommended that students keep their cell phones at home.

STUDENTS ARE NEVER ALLOWED TO TAKE PICTURES WITH THEIR CELL PHONES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

 

VANDALISM/DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

A student disciplined for damaging property must make restitution to the school in the form of repairs and/or financial remuneration. Such action may result in expulsion. A student accidentally causing damage to property may be required to make restitution.

 

TRUANCY

Once a student arrives at school, he/she may not leave school grounds for any reason unless checked out from the school office. Students enrolled in After School Care must be checked out before leaving school grounds. If a student is truant, he/she will receive a behavior referral and the appropriate consequence will be issued. A parent will be notified if a student is truant.

 

OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION

A student will be marked absent on the day of the out-of-school suspension. He/She will be responsible for all class work and homework for the day. Any quizzes or tests that are missed will be recorded as zeros.

 

PROBATION

A student will be placed on disciplinary probation as a result of suspension and/or repeated violations. Any further misconduct may result in dismissal from school.

 

DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL (EXPULSION)

Certain severe behavioral infractions may dictate that the student be dismissed from the school permanently. It is not necessary that a student be suspended before being dismissed from school.

 

THE CONDUCT GRADE

Each student will receive a conduct grade for each homeroom class on the quarterly report card. The conduct grade is a reflection of the student’s behavior for the entire quarter. Any questions concerning the conduct grade should be directed initially to the academic classroom teacher or homeroom teacher.

A STUDENT HAVING AN UNSATISFACTORY CONDUCT GRADE FOR THE FINAL AVERAGE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR.

 

PERSONAL CONDUCT OFF CAMPUS

Schools are often judged by the behavior of its students outside of school. Therefore, each student, whether in or out of school uniform, shall conduct himself/herself off campus in a manner which is consistent with the goals and standards of St. Louis King of France School as set forth in the Student Handbook. Failure to do so could result in being asked to withdraw from school.

Any violation of civil or criminal law, whether in or out of school uniform, that adversely impacts the well-being of the school or its good name or reputation, or adversely reflects upon the moral, religious, or principles of the Roman Catholic Church, or the policies, goals, and statements of St. Louis King of France School, will render a student subject to disciplinary actions, including suspension and/or expulsion.

Because of the seriousness and danger involved, any use of drugs or hallucinogenic substances of any type, whether in or out of school uniform, without explicit directions from medical personnel, is an act that will bring expulsion to the person or persons involved.

Fighting off campus, whether in or out of school uniform, will result in suspension and/or expulsion for the person or persons involved.

 

USE OF THE OFFICE TELEPHONE

The use of the office phone by students is restricted to emergencies. The school reserves the right to use the speaker on the telephone when a student is on the office phone. Students will not be allowed to call home to secure forgotten test papers, homework, books, music instruments, projects, lunch, etc.

 

MESSAGES

A child should know of any changes in the routine prior to coming to school in the morning. Therefore, only messages regarding students unexpectedly having to report to After School Care or emergency messages shall be delivered to the students during the school day.

 

PARENTS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS

With the exception of the Nursery parents and PK3 through Kindergarten parents (only during morning drop off times between 7:40 am and 7:55 am), parents are not allowed to enter the school buildings without signing in with the front office staff. If parents find it necessary to be in the school buildings at any time throughout the school day, they must go to the office, sign in, and receive a visitor’s pass. Please keep in mind that this is for the safety of all students, faculty, and staff members of SLKF.

If a parent must contact a teacher, he/she should do so via email or voicemail.

We ask our administration, faculty, staff, and students at St. Louis King of France Catholic School to conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the environment of a Catholic environment. Therefore, we ask all parents to do the same. All speech, mannerisms, and dress should reflect the high standards of the Catholic Faith.

 

VISITOR’S PASS

In the interest of school safety, all parents and visitors must report to the school office to sign in and secure a pass before proceeding on school grounds.

 

EMERGENCIES

When an emergency arises, you will be notified via RenWeb.

RenWeb has a component in place that will notify you via cell phone, home phone, and/or email regarding important notifications related to St. Louis King of France School.

In the case of hurricanes, disasters, or other emergencies, SLKF will close when the Jefferson Parish and/or Orleans Parish school system closes. Please do not call the school office and tie up the phone lines. Parents will be notified through “RenWeb Alert”. It is imperative that we have current telephone numbers on file in the school office. The official listening posts for the Office of Catholic Schools are WWLAM 870, WWL-TV Channel 4, WDSU-TV Channel 6, FOX-TV Channel 8, and ABC-TV Channel 26.

The Jefferson and Orleans Parish School Systems and the Archdiocese of New Orleans decide upon school closures. St. Louis King of France School follows direct orders from the Archdiocese.

 

SEARCH AND SEIZURE

In accordance with Archdiocesan directives, St. Louis King of France Catholic School has a Search and Seizure Policy. Students’ personal belongings, including but not limited to desks, book bags, books, notebooks, purses, cubbies, lockers, etc., may be searched without warning for weapons, dangerous objects, illegal substances, stolen property, or anything detrimental to the well being of any person and/or any person’s environment or not in keeping with the philosophy of the school.

 

ASBESTOS

In accordance with the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Relief Act (AHERA), a Management Plan has been prepared and approved by the State Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This management plan is available for you to review in the Principal’s office during school hours. If you desire a copy of the plan, it will be made available to you at the cost of $25.00.

 

RIGHT TO AMEND HANDBOOK

The school administration retains the right to amend this handbook at anytime for just cause. Students and parents will be given prompt notification if changes are made.

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX A

ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE

NO TOLERANCE BULLYING POLICY

Bullying is defined as any deliberate behaviors designed to physically, mentally, verbally, or emotionally injure another student.

First Offense

The incident will be discussed with the student and his/her parents/guardians will be notified immediately.

Second Offense

The student and his/her parents or guardian will be called in for a mandatory conference with the principal and the disciplinarian. This meeting must take place before the student will be allowed back in class.

Third Offense

The student will be either suspended or expelled. The student and his/her parents or guardian will be called in for a mandatory conference with the principal and the disciplinarian. This meeting must take place before the student will be allowed back in class.

Fourth Offense

The student will be expelled from school.

The administration reserves the right to move directly to a Suspension or Expulsion depending upon the severity of the action.

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX B

THE INTERNET POLICY

Responsible Use Guidelines Form

Students, staff, and administrators of the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District have the opportunity to access the Internet to facilitate the need to prepare students, staff, and administrators to be computer literate in an increasingly technological world, to foster educational and personal growth technology, information gathering, and communication skills. It is understood that the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District does not have sufficient staff to monitor every aspect of your use of the Internet. However, the purpose of these Responsible Use Guidelines of the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District is to foster the independent use of the School District’s network, subject to compliance with procedures and standards for appropriate network behavior and communication. The following Responsible Use Guidelines apply to all users when they access any School District network connection.

 

1. It is understood that cooperation is critical in the use of the Internet at the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District. It is the goal of the use of the Internet to prepare students to become computer literate in an increasingly technological world. It is understood that a minor’s independent use of the School District’s network is necessary to attain such a goal, subject to the procedures and standards for appropriate network behavior.

2. Violations of these Responsible Use Guidelines may result in student discipline, subject to the Student Disciplinary Code, and/or staff and administrative discipline, subject to guidelines adopted by the School District Administration.

3. Only those individuals who fulfill the basic minimum skills necessary to obtain an account shall be authorized to use the Internet. The district reserves the right to update and/or modify the basic minimum skills necessary from time to time.

4. Transferring copyrighted materials to or from any Archdiocese of New Orleans School District network without the express consent of the owner of the copyright is a violation of federal law and is expressly prohibited.

5. It is understood that the use of the Internet is a privilege. The primary use of the network shall be reserved to those individuals who utilize the materials that are of “educational value” to students of the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District. For the purposes of these Guidelines, “educational value” shall mean those areas of network access that have direct or indirect impact on the student’s educational program at the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District. The use of the network for e-mail to be remitted to friends, chatting, reading jokes, searching MT, searching sport sites, farming out information on games, or other actions that are directly or indirectly related to the school’s curricula are not deemed to be of “educational value” and will not be given any priority use of the system. The use of the system for defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, and racially-offensive, and illegal material or other prohibited activities shall not be permitted, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans School District will use any and all efforts available to it, within the confines of the law, to prevent such material from entering the school network. Individuals are encouraged to report such entry of material into the system to the Network Administrator.

6. Use of email and other network communications facilities to harass, defame, offend, or to disseminate defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually- oriented, threatening, racially-offensive, or illegal material, or otherwise annoy other users of the network is forbidden. Each user has the responsibility to report all such violations. Only those contacts leading to appropriate educational and personal growth on the Internet are permitted.

7. All users must recognize that email or network messages may contain thoughts, conclusions, and certain biased perceptions that were never intended for publication. There may be liability for defamation for spreading false and disparaging information about third parties, particularly comments on students, personnel applicants, or various vendors. Such discussions or use on the network is expressly prohibited.

8. No personnel or student information, which is protected by the FERPA, shall be disseminated through the network.

9. All users of the network must comply with the ECPA, and may need to comply with the CDA. These Acts prohibit the unauthorized interception or disclosure of email messages by third parties, as well as the appropriateness of certain material being remitted on the Internet. The ECPA does permit interception or disclosure if either the sender or the receiver of the communication consents. Further, the Act recognizes that the School District may monitor an employee’s email messages, as long as the interception device is included in the email equipment.

10. Users of the network must recognize that the District Administration does have the authority to intercept email messages of all users and that there will be no privacy right construed by the District to exist in the statements made in the network. Users of the network are encouraged not to store extensive email messages in the network, and messages should be stored for a period of no longer than fourteen (14) calendar days.

11. Network users may not allow any other person to use their password or to share their account. It is the user’s responsibility to protect email accounts from unauthorized use by changing passwords periodically and using passwords that are not easily guessed. A user may find it difficult to establish the identity of the email perpetrator who stole a password and sent harassing letters under the user’s name.

12. Any attempt to circumvent system security, guess passwords, or in any way gain unauthorized access to local or network resources is forbidden.

13. Users may not move, repair, reconfigure, modify, or attach external devices to the systems.

14. The District Administration reserves the right to monitor all accounts.

15. Additional rules and restrictions may be added at any time. Users are responsible for reading and following these rules.

16. Time restrictions on use of the Internet may be imposed to ensure equity of use.

17. From time to time, the District will encourage students and employees to use certain informational sources in order to control Internet costs.

18. The District Administration reserves the right to use electronic devices, cards, or any other media on how individuals perform their research in order to determine whether or not the employee or student is using the system for items of true “educational value.”

19. Professional employees of the school will monitor the use of the Internet.

20. Students or employees who violate the Internet guidelines of the school may be denied future Internet privileges for a defined period of time, or other disciplinary measures set forth in the Student Code of Conduct or in any other rules of the District, may be applicable.

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX C

ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS REQUEST FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION

Please complete all information on this form and return it to the school office.

Child’s Name __________________________________________ Grade _______________

Medication to be administered _____________________________________________________

Dosage __________________________ Time of Day to be given ____________________

Reason for Medication ___________________________________________________________

Anticipated number of days the medication will need to be given during school hours. ______________________________________________________________________________

Possible side effects _____________________________________________________________

Signed physician statement must accompany this request form.

My signature authorizes the school secretary, principal, or designee to administer the medication, as stated on this form, to my child, _____________________________________and that any side effects from the medication are not the school’s responsibility.

_____________________________________________ _______________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature                                                                       Date

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX D

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Policy on Responsible Use of Archdiocesan Information Resources

General Statement

As a part of their mission, archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools acquire, develop, and maintain computers, computer systems, voice mail systems and networks. These information resources are intended for archdiocesan-related purposes, including direct and indirect support of the archdiocese’s ministries and administrative functions and of the free exchange of ideas among members of the archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools and between the archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools and the wider local, national, and world communities. The archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes, and schools thus, are encouraged to make innovative and creative use of information technologies in support of service and administration, but the information system is not to be used for the expression of personal opinion other than in regard to archdiocesan business. Further, all the information resources are and remain at all times the property of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

The use of the aforementioned information resources, like the use of any other archdiocesan-provided resource and like any other archdiocesan-related activity, is subject to the normal requirements of legal and ethical behavior within the archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools. Based on the teachings and moral principles of the Roman Catholic Church, it is the policy of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to provide members of the archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools with an environment free from conduct deemed inappropriate by the Roman Catholic Church. Should any member of the archdiocesan offices, agencies, parishes and schools, including employees, students, and volunteers, engage in any conduct violative of Roman Catholic Church teachings or principles in the use of a computer, e-mail, voice mail or the internet, the Archdiocese of New Orleans reserves the right to take whatever disciplinary action it deems appropriate as to any user, notwithstanding whether such action violates any other laws, regulations or policies. Thus, legitimate use of a computer; computer system, voice-mail system or network does not extend to whatever is technically possible. Although some limitations are built into computer operating systems and networks, those limitations are not the sole restrictions on what is permissible. Users must abide by all applicable restrictions, whether or not they are built into the operative system or network, and whether or not they can be circumvented by technical means.

With access to computers and people from around the world also comes the availability of material that may be offensive and contrary to the mission of the archdiocese. The archdiocese does maintain a firewall/filter to protect individuals against the existence or receipt of material that maybe offensive to them. However, with the global nature of computer networks it is impossible to control all materials and an industrious user may discover controversial materials, either accidentally or deliberately. As such, those who make use of electronic communications are warned that they may come across or be recipients of material they find offensive. Those who use e-mail or make information about themselves available on the Internet should be forewarned that the archdiocese cannot protect them from invasions of privacy and other possible dangers that could result from the individual’s distribution of personal information. Should any user of archdiocesan information resources become aware of unauthorized access to improper sites or material or inappropriate use of e-mail, the user should report this matter to the appropriate supervisor. Only computer software approved by the appropriate supervisor should be installed on to individual’s computers and the Archdiocese reserves the right to delete any unauthorized programs from any archdiocesan computer, even thought the deletion may cause damage to any files belonging to the owner/user.

Applicability

This policy applies to all users of archdiocesan information resources and to all users of those resources, whether on archdiocesan property or from remote locations. Additional policies may apply to specific computers, computer systems, and voice-mail systems or networks provided or operated by specific units of the archdiocese. Consult the operators or managers of the specific computer, computer system, voice-mail system or network in which you are interested for further information.

Policy

All users of archdiocesan information resources must:

Comply with all federal, Louisiana and other applicable law; all archdiocesan rules and policies; and all applicable contracts and licenses. Examples of such law, rules, policies, contracts, and licenses include the laws of libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, obscenity, and child pornography; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibit “hacking”, “cracking”, and similar activities; the archdiocese’s sexual harassment policy; the archdiocese’s policy regarding the use and neglect of minors and all applicable software licenses. Individuals involved in “hacking” and/or “cracking” break into someone else’s computer system and/or bypass passwords or licenses in computer programs. User who engage in electronic communications with persons in other states or on other systems or networks should be aware that they may also be subject to the laws of those other states and countries and the rules and policies of those other systems and networks. Users are responsible for ascertaining, understanding, and complying with the laws, rules, policies, contracts and licenses applicable to their particular uses.

Use only those information resources that they are authorized to use and use them only in the manner and to the extent authorized. Ability to access information resources does not, by itself, imply authorization to do so. Users are responsible for ascertaining what authorizations are necessary and for obtaining them before proceeding. E-mail and related archdiocesan accounts and passwords may not, under any circumstances, be shared with, or used by, persons other than those to whom they have been assigned by the archdiocese.

Respect the privacy or other users and their accounts, regardless of whether those accounts are securely protected. Again, ability to access other persons’ accounts does not, by itself, imply authorization to do so. Users are responsible for ascertaining what authorizations are necessary and for obtaining them before proceeding. Under no circumstances should a user of archdiocesan information resources use another user’s account and/or hide their identity in the forwarding in the forwarding of e-mail messages and/or during the use of the internet or voice-mail system. Violation of the privacy issue discussed herein will subject the user to discipline, up to and including termination.

Respect the finite capacity of those resources and limit use so as not to consume an unreasonable amount of those resources or to interfere unreasonable with the activity of other users. Although there is not set bandwidth, disk space, CPU time, or other applicable uses of archdiocesan information resources, the archdiocese may require users of those resources to limit or refrain from specific uses in accordance with this principle. The reasonableness of any particular use will be judged in the context of all of the relevant circumstances.

Refrain from using those resources for personal commercial purposes for personal financial or other gain. Such use is prohibited. Personal use of archdiocesan information resources for other purposes is permitted when it does not consume a significant amount of those resources, does not interfere with the performance of the user’s job or other archdiocesan responsibilities, and is otherwise in compliance with this policy. Further limits may be imposed upon personal use in accordance with normal supervisory procedures.

Refrain from stating or implying that they speak on behalf of the archdiocese and from using archdiocesan symbols and logos without authorization to do so. Affiliation with the archdiocese does not, by itself, imply authorization to speak on behalf of the archdiocese. Authorization to speak on behalf of the archdiocese may be granted by the Office of the Archbishop. Authorization to use archdiocesan symbols and logos on archdiocesan information resources may be granted only by the Office of the Archbishop. The use of a disclaimer on all communications is recommended, such as: the contents of this communication are the sole responsibility of (name of user) and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Additionally any communication should not be considered confidential. Any comments should be sent to the user’s e-mail address.

Enforcement

Users who violate this policy may be denied access to archdiocesan information resources and may be subject to other penalties and disciplinary action, both within and outside of the archdiocese. Violations will be handed through the archdiocese’s disciplinary procedures applicable to the relevant user. However, the archdiocese may temporarily suspend or block access to an account, prior to the initiation or completion of such procedures, when it reasonably appear necessary to do so in order to protect the integrity or security of archdiocese or other information resources or to protect the archdiocese from liability. The archdiocese may also refer suspected violations of applicable law to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Security and Privacy

The archdiocese employs various measures to protect the security of its information resources and of their users’ accounts. Users should be aware, however, that the archdiocese cannot guarantee such security. Users should therefore engage in “safe computing” practices by establishing appropriate access restrictions for their accounts, guarding their passwords, and changing them regularly.

Users should also be aware that their uses of the archdiocese’s information resources, including voice-mail resources, are not completely private. Data saved on the archdiocese’ computers and/or servers, including e-mail equipment and e-mail and voice-mail messages are the property of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Messages that are created, set or received using the archdiocese’s e-mail or voice-mail system are the property of the archdiocese. The archdiocese reserves the right to access and monitor the activity and accounts of individual users or archdiocesan information resources, including but not limited to the contents of individual users or archdiocesan information resources, including but not limited to the contents of individual e-mail accounts, voice-mail accounts, login sessions and communications. Further, users should be award that their computer information, voice-mail information and e-mail information – whether deleted or not – may be reviewed by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and that the users have no expectation of privacy in such information.

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX E

PHOTO/AUDIO/VIDEO WAIVER RELEASE FORM

This parental/guardian consent form requests permission for your child’s photo/image, name, grade, and/or audio and/or video recordings to be published on the St. Louis King of France website, St. Louis King of France School Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, St. Louis King of France affiliated Facebook pages (i.e. Bucktown Seafood Festival Facebook page), as well as in the news media (i.e. The Clarion Herald, The Times Picayune, The Advocate, WWL TV, NOLA Baby, etc.).

As you are aware, there are potential dangers associated with the posting of personally identifiable information on a website since global access to the Internet does not allow us to control who may access such information. These dangers have always existed; however, we as a school want to celebrate your child and his/her work, which is why we are asking for your permission to use your child’s photo/image, name, and/or grade. Please note that we do not include students’ names nor do we tag parents on social media (i.e. Facebook, Instagram).

If you, as parent or guardian, wish to rescind this agreement, you may do so at any time in writing by sending a letter to Pamela Schott, Principal at St. Louis King of France School, and such rescission will take effect upon receipt by the school.

Please check one of the following choices:

□ I grant SLKF permission to use and reproduce any and all photographs, video clips, and/or audio clips taken of my child in conjunction with their involvement at SLKF in any school newsletters, brochures, websites, flyers, publications, the SLKF Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages as well as any SLKF affiliated Facebook pages (i.e. Bucktown Seafood Festival Facebook page), or any outside school approved publications such as newspapers, magazines, and/or websites promoting the school and/or reporting on activities associated with the school.

□ I DO NOT GRANT permission for this student’s photo/image, name, and grade to be published at all.

□ My child, _______________________, is only allowed to be included in the 2018-2019 official class photo for their homeroom, any club or group photos in which they belong, as well as in the 2019-2020 school yearbook.

Student’s Name: (please print) ____________________________ Student’s Grade: ___________

Parent/Guardian Name (print): _____________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________Date:_____________________

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX F

ST. LOUIS KING OF FRANCE

SIGNATURE PAGE

for the

SCHOOL HANDBOOK and SCHOOL CALENDAR

This is the St. Louis King of France School Handbook and Calendar. Please read it carefully and go over it with your child.

Every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible. In the event an error or conflict should appear between this handbook and administrative or school board policy, that policy shall prevail.

PLEASE SIGN BELOW AND HAVE YOUR CHILD RETURN THIS PAGE TO HIS/HER HOMEROOM TEACHER DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

I have read the St. Louis King of France School Handbook and Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year and discussed it with my child. I understand and accept that the regulations contained within shall be administered accordingly.

 

_____________________________________________

Student Name/Grade (Printed)

 

 

_____________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature

 

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Student’s Signature

 

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Date