EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSING
If it becomes necessary to close the school because of inclement weather or any other emergency, St. Francis Xavier Catholic School will generally follow the decision of District 39. School-closing information will be posted on the homepage of the school’s website, and shared via official school e-letter and in an email from room parents. SFX parents are invited to check the Emergency Closing Center and to sign up for notifications of school closures when St. Francis reports a delayed opening or closure due to weather.
PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK
School families are asked to review the Parent Student Handbook and agree to school policies.
Parents as well as students are expected to adhere to behavior that is consistent with good moral principles and does not interfere with the operation of the school. Please refer to the student-parent handbook for detailed information regarding policies, procedures and behavioral expectations.
Harassment, as defined by St. Francis Xavier School, is that which is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive, adversely affecting a student’s education, or that which creates a hostile or abusive educational environment. The act of harassment is a direct violation of the Christian values upheld by the school. Harassment involving students, school and parish faculty, parents or visitors will be investigated and necessary action taken immediately. Depending on the nature of the harassment, each incident will be reviewed independently, and action taken may range from a disciplinary report to expulsion from the school and, in some cases, legal action.
Although St. Francis Xavier School endeavors to establish a harmonious Christian atmosphere within its school, it recognizes that misunderstandings or differences of opinion sometimes occur. Ideally, such matters can be resolved informally by a parent or guardian meeting with the immediate authoritative person to discuss the matter.
If a parent wishes to seek redress for any matter relating to a student, the parent should first approach the teacher. If, however, the matter is not then settled to the parent or guardian’s satisfaction, the parent or guardian should then make an appointment with the Principal or Middle School Director. Please consult the student-parent handbook linked to this page for additional information.PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK
Uniforms are required of students in grades K-8. Parents can find the schools’ Uniform Policy here and a guide provided by Dennis Uniform here. All uniform items may be purchased through Dennis Uniform online here. Watch for updates during the school year in the Newsblast regarding the Uniform Closet, where parents are invited to donate gently used uniform items, or claim uniform items for use during the school year. Learn more about the Uniform Closet here. Note that SFX Kindergarten students shifting to the SJ campus this fall are invited to wear an SFX or an SJ uniform during the 2020-2021 school year.
St. Francis Xavier School students wear uniforms in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Logo shirts and sweaters, gym uniforms and plaid jumpers/skirts must be purchased through Dennis Uniform Manufacturing Company at dennisuniform.com (use school code GALGV) or call 800-854-6951.
Khaki pants, non-logo shirts and girls’ peter pan collared shirts may be purchased at landsend.com/school (use school code #900059056) or any other retailer selling items similar to those offered by Dennis. Students may wear shirts with no SFX logo when under a jumper or sweater vest. A limited number of gently used uniform items are available to parents through the Uniform Closet.
Parents are asked to label their student’s clothing so that it may be identified quickly through our lost and found collection. For more detailed information about our uniform policy, please review the information below.UNIFORM POLICY DENNIS UNIFORM GUIDE TUITION POLICY
TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
St. Francis Xavier School takes seriously its responsibility to ensure ethical, safe and appropriate use of technology resources on the part its students.
MEDIA AND PUBLICITY POLICY
From time to time, St. Francis Xavier School will post and share photos and videos that include students engaged in normal school activities. This includes information shared with local media and posted to social media accounts managed by the school.
School parents are asked to give of their time, talent and treasure in support of a vibrant school community, and a rich and diverse student experience. Parent involvement is integral to the mission of St. Francis Xavier School. Parents may become involved in school operations through a number of volunteer avenues, and volunteerism is an expectation of all school families as it builds community and supports a healthy school environment. The primary objective of parent involvement is to develop between parents and staff such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education. In addition, the HSO seeks parent volunteers in support of fundraising and in the cultivation of a healthy and interconnected school community.