FAQ 2017-08-06T21:01:25+00:00

FAQ

Providing a safe and secure environment for your children is so important to us. We have always tried our best to incorporate safety measures that ultimately benefit the children. We are proud of the safety measures we have in place and are appreciative to our understanding parents, who may at times feel inconvenienced, but understand the reason behind our process. The administration recently made a few minor revisions to our existing Crisis Plan to cover a wide range of threat possibilities. Every staff member has a copy of this plan in his/her classroom or office. All staff members have been instructed as to the role they would need to play, if necessary. We live in a world that is uncertain, but parents CAN be certain of one thing…we will always do our very best to protect your children.
The car rider line is on the school side of Versailles Street. This is where you will drop off your child in the morning and pick up your child in the afternoon. This is also where the buses drop off and pick up students. Do not use Parkside Drive as a means to get onto Versailles Street. In the mornings, you may walk your child to the gate on Versailles to say goodbye. If you choose to park and walk your child to school, park along Versailles Street on the bank side or on St. John Street in front of the bank. Your child will enter campus through the gate on Versailles Street between the cafeteria and the PreK building. In the afternoons, you may park on the bank side of Versailles if spots are available and walk to get your child at the gym. Do not park in the bank parking lot for morning dropoff or afternoon pickup.
If you are coming to the school during the day, you may park on the church side of the school.  You must check in at the office each time you visit the campus to receive a visitor’s pass.
Pre-K students are required to have “clear” booksacks, which are provided and included in your supplies fee. They may be monogrammed. Note that clear booksacks are required for PreK only. Booksacks for KG-8th may be any color and they may also be monogrammed.
Your child’s classroom teacher can tell you what time your child will go to lunch.  If you wish to have lunch with your child, please check in at the front office and then go to the cafeteria to wait for your child’s class.  Please bring money to cover lunch costs for anyone who will be eating with your child.  *No bag lunches are allowed.
If your child has special nutritional needs, please send the “Diet Prescriptoin for Meals at School” form to the Cafeteria Manager in order for the cafeteria staff to accommodate your child’s school lunch.  This form is located on our website under “About CCS / Parent Resources.”  *No bag lunches are allowed.
Teachers will let you if they are allowing treats for holidays. All treats must be peanut-free and tree nut free. Birthday treats will only be allowed in PreK, Kindergarten, and REC classes.  Birthday treats are not allowed in all other grade levels, but the child’s birthday will be recognized in the classroom.
Mass days are on Thursday mornings each week, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.  Each grade/class has assigned seats in the Cathedral.  If you wish to join your child for Mass, you may sit with your child in his/her class.  PreK students do not attend Mass until the spring semester, and Kindergarten students attend Mass each week on a rotating basis.  Girls must wear skirts to Mass, and boys must wear long pants.  In cases of extreme weather conditions, the administration will notify you of any changes in Mass attire.  During inclement weather, Mass will be held in our gym.
Each time you visit our campus you must stop at our front office to receive a visitor’s pass.
Please notify the school in the morning if your child is absent and that you will be picking up homework. You may also check Renweb for assignments. Kindergarten-4th grade materials may be picked up in the office.  5th-8th grade materials may be picked up in the middle school building. You may pickup any books needed for your child to complete his/her assignments at the end of the day.
All 1st-8th grade teachers post homework, lesson plans, and grades on Renweb. You will receive your Renweb log-on information from the Business Office prior to the start of school. PreK-4th grade teachers also send home Weekly Concept/Agenda sheets at the beginning of every week. These sheets are either hard copy, electronic, or both.
Email addresses are available on the website and you should also receive them at the beginning of the school year from your child’s teacher.
Each field trip is different and the teacher will let parents know how many parents may attend. For some field trips, the space is limited. Most importantly, to attend a field trip, you must have completed the Diocese mandated Safe Environment Training. Parents involved in the field trip may take ONLY their child home with them at the end of the day. Parents must check their child out with the homeroom teacher before leaving.
As a parent, you are already a member of the PBA.  Check our website for dates and times. You are always welcome to attend a meetings and to participate on any of the many committees available.
The CCS Swap Shop and Spirit Stop are open every Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. during the fall semester, and every other Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. during the spring semester.  During the summer, the Swap Shop and Spirit Stop will be open on our scheduled Meet & Greet Day.  Clothes for Swap Shop will be accepted only while the Swap Shop is open because of limited space.  The Swap Shop/Spirit Stop is located behind the REC classrooms.
Girls must wear bloomers under the skirts and they may be purchased at the Spirit Stop.  Wearing gym shorts under the skirt is another option.  The Spirit Stop is located, along with the Swap Shop behind the REC classrooms.
All shoes worn as part of the uniform must be solid white tennis shoes or solid dark brown, leather shoes.  Brown/white classic saddle oxfords for girls are allowed.  Brown/white converse shoes are allowed.  Dark brown, light brown (tan), white, or brown and white topsiders for boys are allowed.  Shoestrings on tennis shoes must be white and match the shoes.  Velcro shoes are allowed and are required for all of our PreK students.  Only solid white socks are allowed.
Only dark brown hooded or non-hooded jackets or windbreakers are allowed. Sweatshirts must be solid white with the Cathedral-Carmel School emblem.  Sweaters must be solid dark brown or solid white.  Brown fleece jackets are acceptable and must be purchased in the Spirit Stop.
A brown belt must be worn with all pants or shorts that have belt loops.  Belts should not be worn in PreK or Kindergarten.
School sponsored spirit t-shirts, club t-shirts, or CCS athletic team t-shirts may be worn with jeans or school uniform shorts, pants, or skirts. Uniform school shoes should be worn on Spirit Days. Spirit shirts are available in the Spirit Stop.
Only students in grades 5th-8th dress out for PE. Uniforms may be purchased at Bell’s Sporting Goods. Also, P.E. bags may be purchased in our Spirit Stop.
On Mass days and special liturgical celebrations, girls are required to wear either jumpers or skirts.  Boys are required to wear long pants.