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.
Although St. Francis Xavier Catholic 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. If a parent or guardian’s concerns are not satisfactorily addressed, the parent may institute a formal grievance. A formal grievance must be in writing and must be received by the Principal five working days following the occurrence of the event on which the grievance is based.
Harassment, as defined by St. Francis Xavier Catholic 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.
Should anyone be a victim of or witness harassment, the following steps should be taken:
- Immediately notify someone in authority, such as a parent, teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal or priest.
- After reporting the harassment, keep the information confidential.
- If necessary, write an account of what happened for future reference.
TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE
St. Francis Xavier School requires that all parents agree to the SFX Technology Acceptable Use Policy in effect across all grades.
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, or reflect adversely on, the School.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Parent involvement is integral to the mission of St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. Parents may become more involved in school operations through a number of avenues. 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.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic 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 dennisuniforms.com (use school code GALGV) or call 800-854-6951. Alternately, call 847-299-1442 for hours and directions to their store in Mount Prospect.
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. Girls may opt to purchase One Heart logo polos through Lands’ End and may wear these in lieu of SFX logo polos.
Parents are asked to mark their student’s clothing with permanent marking inks or labels. Children who arrive at school out of uniform will be asked to call their parents to deliver proper uniforms. For more detailed information about our uniform policy, please review the information below.
We are dedicated to providing maximum classroom instruction time to our students and staff. For this reason, and for the safety and protection of our students, all visitors are required to check into the office to receive a visitor’s badge. Visitors must return to the office and sign out before leaving the campus. All doors to the school will remain locked. Please ring the doorbell at the east entrance of the west building (the main door) to sign in at the school office.
Please review the following documents for more information regarding drop off and pick up procedures for all grades. Thank you for helping to promote a safe environment for all students both in and around the school’s parking lot!