Arrival to School
The safety of all our students is the primary concern of our community. It is essential that we all work together (parents, students, and professionals) to ensure safe and secure arrival and dismissal from school. Supervision of students begins at 7:45 AM in the classrooms. Little Saints and Pre-K report directly to their classroom via the exterior classroom door beginning at 8:00 AM. Students must arrive in their class/homeroom by 8:15 AM to be marked on time. The school day begins at 8:15 AM and our school is legally bound to record when students arrive for instruction. Students who arrive after 8:15 AM must report to the main office to sign in and will be marked tardy. We will begin each day at 8:15 AM with our school prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and our morning radio show.
Absent From School
If your child is sick or not feeling well, please keep your child home from school. If your child will not be coming to school, please call the school before 9:30 AM. Upon returning to school, please provide a doctor’s note if you have one detailing the reason for the school absence. Parents have the option to check Rediker and Google Classroom for homework assignments or missed work. If a child will be absent from school for a prolonged period of time (three or more days), please call Mrs. Sue McKenna, our Academic Dean to coordinate make-up work timetables.
If a student’s dismissal deviates from the pre-arranged dismissal noted on the dismissal form, parents must send an email to the student’s homeroom teacher and the main office before noon on that day. To ensure your child’s wellbeing, please do not wait until the end of the day to call the main office as it is very difficult to safely coordinate your child’s dismissal with a late change of plan.
In the event of a school closing parents/guardians will be notified by email, text message and can consult major TV/radio news stations. Our school ALWAYS follows the school closings of Cranston Public Schools.
The primary vehicle for communicating with our families is through email. Important information and documents can also be found on the school website. Students have planners and folders that go home each day. Families who wish to communicate with a teacher should consult the school website for a listing of all faculty and staff email addresses or call the main office to leave a phone message for a teacher. Please ensure all contact information for your family is up to date in Rediker.
The official school calendar is located on the school website. Dates or events may change and will always be noted on the school calendar on the website. View our School Calendar here.
Dismissal from School
To ensure adequate instructional time, our school day ends at 2:25 PM. We have assigned our professional staff to duties that help to ensure safety during the dismissal procedures. Our professional staff will serve as monitors to escort walkers, bus students, and extended care students to the appropriate locations where they will be supervised until departure.
Parents who will be picking up their children from school must be aware of the following:
Little Saints, Pre-K, and K parents should arrive at the outside classroom school door between 2:00-2:15 to escort your child home.
Grades 1-5 parents should arrive at the main front entrance of the school. Please keep the outside landing clear so that all children can remain with faculty until pick-up guardians are visible. Students will wait with professional staff until 2:40. Parents must come to the landing to take their child home.
Walkers in the middle school will be dismissed from the backside of the school building through the middle school exit doors (behind the outside courtyard). Parents are asked to meet their children in the church parking lot. Middle school siblings of students in 1-5 can meet younger siblings at the front entrance landing.
If your child is not picked up by 2:40, they will be signed in to our Extended Care Program.
Supervised Extended Care takes place each school day (unless noted on the school calendar) from 2:30-5:30 PM. The cost of this service is $7.00 per hour and is billed each 1/2 hour. Adult faculty and staff members supervise students on campus. Invoices for parents detailing Extended Care charges will be sent home in the student’s home/school folder. Please sign up in advance on the Dismissal Form that will be emailed to you. You may also call before noon on a specific day if you wish to change their normal dismissal procedure.
Hot Lunch Program
Hot lunch is served each day unless noted on the school calendar. Hot lunch is served by Campus Cuisine Monday-Friday with Fridays always being pizza day (by Tommy’s Pizza!). All ordering and payments are completed online, making this an easier method of lunch delivery. Campus Cuisine uses all local vendors from the area.
All students are expected to be in full uniform as approved by the school from entering homeroom until 2:25pm. With the exception of gym uniforms, shirts should be tucked in during academic classes and activities. A student may choose to untuck his/her shirt during lunch and recess time and is kindly asked to resume appropriate uniform presentation for the remainder of the day. You may purchase uniforms through Donnelly’s, located at 50 Sharpe Drive in Cranston, 401-942-5202. Our dress code may be found here.
Supply Lists and Summer Packets
Summer reading and math packets and book lists can be found on our website. If students are not engaged in some learning over the summer, they risk losing skills in math and reading. Our classroom teachers have created these packets based on our curriculum. We encourage all of our students to complete the work and read over the summer.
Our Family Handbook can be found on our website. This is a wonderful resource for you to refer to when you have questions about a particular policy or procedure. Our handbook is updated each summer to reflect the most current policies. You may find our Family Handbook here.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items are placed in a bin at the far end of the cafeteria. We traditionally have a large number of items that are collected throughout the school year. Students may check the lost and found bin for items collected throughout the day. Please also periodically check to see if your child has taken home a uniform item with another’s name listed on the tag.
Label Personal Items
Please put your child’s name on anything that has an opportunity to be left behind. Lunch bags, clothing, notebooks, and personal uniform items are often left around the school building and are easily returned to a student if the item has been labeled with the child’s name.
Even the most responsible child may find it difficult to care for expensive items brought into a busy and dynamic school environment. Please know that a child and his/her family are personally responsible for any item brought into the school. Please be cautious if you allow children to bring expensive technology, clothing, or personal items to school. The school will not assume liability for any individual’s personal items.
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