Absences, Early Dismissals, and Tardiness
Parents are required to call the ABSENTEE NUMBER – 624-3153 by 7:30 a.m. if your child is to be ABSENT OR TARDY. If the office is not contacted, you will receive a phone call from the school to verify the absence. More than five absences and/or tardies per quarter that are not related to chronic or catastrophic illness or injury will be deemed excessive and will be referred to the Assistant Principal and/or the Visiting Teacher from Cincinnati Public Schools.
Homework will be prepared for an absent student unless otherwise requested by the parent when contacting the absentee number. Another student may pick up the homework in the absent child’s homeroom at the end of the day or a parent may pick up the homework in the child’s homeroom between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. If tests are administered during a student’s absence, the student will make up the test at a time determined by the teacher.
No student may leave school or be sent home without the knowledge and consent of the homeroom teacher and office personnel. Requests from parents for early dismissal for appointments must be given to the homeroom teacher before classes begin in the morning. Students are to be picked up in the school office and are to be signed out by the parent or designee. If a student returns to school from an appointment, he/she must obtain a pass in the office to return to class.
All students are required to be in their homerooms by 8:00 a.m. Anyone who arrives after that time is considered tardy. Parents who foresee that a child will be tardy should send a signed note with the child or call the school Absentee Number – 624-3153. When a student is tardy for any reason, he/she should report to the office and obtain a tardy slip to present to his/her teacher. Although students who serve the 7:30 a.m. Mass are not considered tardy, they must report to the office for a pass. (Excused tardies would include early morning doctor’s appointments. Unexcused tardies would include “running late and/or oversleeping.”) If a student has more than 3 unexcused tardies in a quarter, he/she will not qualify for the Principal’s Award.
1. Tardy – not present in school up to 2 hours (including arriving late or leaving early).
2. Half Day Absence – 2 to 4 hours not present in school.
3. Full Day Absence – More than 4 hours not present in school.
Monthly menus are available on the GA website. Each student has a unique identificationded ID they enter when purchasing a complete lunch, drinks or other a la carte food items in the cafeteria. Money must be applied to a student’s account prior to purchasing any lunch items.
A free or reduced price lunch is provided for those who qualify financially. This is a completely confidential program. The Income Guideline Form and Application Form are available on the GA website.
Students may not bring drinks in glass bottles.
A child who is ill should report to the health room. If it is necessary for the child to return home, his/her parents or some person designated by his/her parents will be notified. The student will then report to his/her homeroom teacher with a notice of his/her going home.
- All medications, prescription and non-prescription, need to be held by the nurse in the Health Room.
- All single dose non-prescription medication needs written parental permission.
- All prescription medication and all non-prescription medication to be kept at school need written parental permission and written physician permission.
- All medication (prescription and non-prescription) needs a properly labeled container.
The goal of the Conduct Code of Guardian Angels School is to have students exercise self-control in conducting themselves in a manner of respect for self, others and property. In order to achieve this goal, self-discipline must be taught and monitored. Good student conduct is important in order to have a positive classroom and safe school environment in which each child can achieve spiritual, academic, and personal growth.
All visitors to Guardian Angels school are to sign-in at the school office when arriving to school, and are to sign-out when leaving the school. All visitors are to wear an official Guardian Angels Name Tag.
Parents or other visitors are not permitted to visit the classrooms without permission from the administrators of the school. When parents make a request for visitation, arrangements for a class visitation will be made with the teacher.
Visitors or resource persons invited into the classroom for presentations, etc., should be approved by the principal/assistant principal prior to the visit.
Students from other schools are not permitted in the building while school is in session. However, student visitation to classrooms is permitted with approval from the administration. Arrangements for class visitation should be made with the teachers.