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GENERAL REGULATIONS

According to Diocesan regulations, ALL FAMILIES with students in our CCD/Confirmation program MUST BE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED with our parish.

Registered parishioners of St. Thomas who have students in public schools 1st-11th Grade and registered parishioners who have students in Catholic schools (2nd Grade—First Eucharist) or (10th and 11th Grades—Confirmation) are welcomed.

Once online registration has been completed, tuition must be paid online or placed in the weekend collection or to the Administrative Assistant during Office hours.

MASS ATTENDANCE is a very important part of living out the message of our program. Families should attend weekly Mass with their students.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

1st-7th Mondays 5:30-6:45p

8th-9th Sundays 4-5p

 

ATTENDANCE

IT IS THE FAMILY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SUPPORT THE LESSONS AT HOME AND ENSURE THAT THE STUDENT(S) ARE IN CLASS ON TIME.

If you know of an anticipated/unavoidable absence, please call the Office at 446-6201 and leave a message or e-mail eevans@htdiocese.org. Make up work to be completed at home may be picked up from the Office starting the next day or will be given at the start of the next class. Attendance will be taken at the start of each class. If absences become excessive (past 2), the parents will be contacted by the CRE and/or pastor to discuss a possible remedy.

If class has been cancelled due to poor weather, it will be posted on www.stthomasthibodaux.org as well as texted through Remind 101. If you have any questions, please call the Office at 446-6201.

 

DISCIPLINE

1st Occurrence—verbal/visual warning from teacher

2nd Occurrence—send to CRE and parent call

3rd Occurrence—meeting w/ pastor and/or CRE

4th Occurrence—home schooling by parents

INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE, FIGHTING, SMOKING, DRINKING, LEAVING PREMISES:

Immediate Parent notification Meeting with pastor and CRE Possible removal from program

 

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

All teachers and assistants have completed the Diocesan Safe Environment training and/or update before being allowed to work with students. Circle of Grace/Safe Environment Lessons will be taught within the first two weeks.

 

DRESS CODE

God created our bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. Thus, our bodies are sacred, and so we must dress in a manner that recognizes our dignity and shows respect for ourselves and for others. We must avoid distracting others in regards to modesty. It is the responsibility of parents to make sure that their children follow this dress code. In general, the bodies of the boys and girls should be covered from the NECK AREA TO THE KNEES with clothes that are clean and neat. The back of the torso and shoulders must always be covered. This means that “muscle shirts,” “spaghetti strap” tops, halter tops, and any sort of revealing blouses will not be allowed. Pants and shorts are not to be overly baggy and are to be belted at the waist. In no case should the undergarment of any boy or girl be visible. Nor should skin tight clothing be worn above or below the waist. Shorts and skirts must reach at least the TOP OF THE KNEE.

 

DROP OFF & PICK-UP

All students should be dropped off directly in the Chapel. The CRE will wait with the students prior to and after class. Students should be picked up from the Café.

 

FOOD & GUM IN THE CLASSROOM

Celebrations are allowed only when it’s whole group fellowship and will be provided in the Café.