New Parent Policy Info Sheets
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Curriculum - the texts we use are based on the curriculum provided by the diocese of Wilmington for all religious education programs. All texts are examined by an ad hoc committee from the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for conformity to the catechism. View Our Curriculum for general religious instruction. We are also required to teach For the Sake of God's Children (the charter developed in light of the abuse crisis).
Dismissal - all students through 4th grade must be picked up at the classroom by a parent, designated adult, or older sibling (grade 5 and older).
Attendance - weekly attendance is taken in the classroom. An 80% attendance must be maintained in order for a student to pass to the next class level. This is especially important in the 2 years prior to receiving a sacrament (1st & 2nd Grades for Eucharist, 7th & 8th Grades for Confirmation), when a 90% attendance is required. If you have an issue for a dual family or other situation, please contact the DRE about materials for makeup sessions and home schooling. All of our lesson calendars are on the website now, so you can also see what lesson they are supposed to do that week, and go to either www.webelieveweb.com for grades k-6 or www.gospelweeklies.com for grades Pre-K & K,, 7-8 and find materials for the missed lesson!
Behavior - all students are expected to behave in a way that does not prevent anyone else in the class from learning about their faith. If necessary, a catechist will fill out an incident report, which will be given to t he DRE for her discretion.
Drugs & Alcohol - any items of this nature found in the possession of a student are grounds for expulsion.
Medications - teachers are not permitted to administer medications (other than those of an emergency nature, such as an epi-pen) to your child.
Weather Conditions - If class is cancelled for any reason, the information will be on both the answering machine message (652-7141) and on WDEL radio (1150AM). If we know far enough in advance, we will also e-mail all parents, and use the remind texting system - see info at top of page to join!