Arrival to School
The safety of all our students is the primary concern for 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 school cafeteria. K to Grade 8 students who arrive before 8:00 AM must report to the school cafeteria. Pre-K and “Little Saints” report directly to their classroom via the exterior classroom door. At 8:00 AM students report to their classroom/homeroom for morning routine. Student must arrive in their class/homeroom between 8:00-8:15 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. These students will be marked “tardy/late” We will begin each day at 8:15 AM with our school prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and our morning radio show. We want all our students to start the day together in prayer
so we look forward to students being present by 8:15 AM. Parents/guardians dropping off students at school should do so at the main entrance of the school and are asked to pull forward past the entrance to allow as many cars as possible to move from the main street onto the front entrance street. All individuals crossing the front entrance street must use the crosswalk when crossing the street. Our crossing guard assists in keeping all individuals safe from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM each day. Parents are welcome to park and walk children into the front entrance of the school.
Escorting Children to Classrooms
In response to our enhanced safe schools plan and to protect the safety of all students, parents/visitors are welcome in the lobby of the school but may not escort students to the classroom or walk beyond the library at any time during the school day unless escorted by a administer/faculty or staff member. We will have faculty and staff posted at the lobby to assist our younger students getting to class. Parents are welcome to escort their children to the lobby of the school. All who enter after 8:15 AM should report to the main office.
Absent From School
If your child is sick or not feeling well, please keep your child home from school so as to ensure the health of all students and keep the best interest of your own child as top priority. If your child will not be coming to school, the parent MUST call the school before 9:30 AM. Upon returning to school, please provide a doctor’s note or handwritten parent note detailing reason for school absence. Parents have the option to check Rediker 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 a note into the student’s class/homeroom teacher –OR- call 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 at the end of the school day 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 school closings of Cranston Public Schools. Sign up for closing alerts via text message here.
The primary vehicle for communicating with our families is through email. Important information and documents can also be found on the school website. Documents, assignments, test, notes and quizzes are also sent home with children by class/homeroom teacher via a home/school folder that each child should keep in his/her backpack. 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. We will be implementing a data management program called Rediker, which will replace RenWeb. At the start of school, once you receive your log-in information, please update any personal information in Rediker.
The official school calendar is attached to this email and is also located on the school website. Dates or events may change and will always be noted on the school calendar on the website. Please consult the web calendar throughout the year for official details and changes. View our School Calendar here.
Dismissal from School
To ensure adequate instructional time, our school day ends at 2:30 PM. We have assigned our professional staff to duties that help to ensure safety. Our elementary teachers will all remain in their classrooms to assemble and assure our students are properly dismissed to the appropriate location. Our professional staff will serve as monitors to escort walkers, bus students and extended are students to 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:
Pre-K , K and “Little Saints” parents should arrive at the outside classroom school door between 2:25-2:30 to escort your child home. If a Pre- K , K, grade 1 parent has a child in an upper grade and would like all your children to be assembled for pick up by the Pre-K, K and “Little Saints” doors, please mark that notation on the “School Dismissal Form” (provided in the back to school mailing) which goes to the child’s teacher.
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 on the landing with professional staff until 2:45. 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 front of the school at the far side of the building (by the backyard field) or arrange a common meeting location with your child by the school. Middle school siblings of students in 1-5 can meet younger siblings at the front entrance landing. Please know that if your child is being picked up in the church lot or side lot, there is NOT adult supervision in those areas.
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 in our cafeteria, theater, gym, computer lab, library and courtyard. Parents/guardians can pick up children by entering the secured main entrance and reporting to the main office to sign out the child. To ensure the safety of all students, any adults entering the building may wait in the main office or lobby but are not allowed to walk throughout the school building. 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 2:30pm. 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.
In an effort to simplify your back-to-school shopping, ICCR has partnered with ClassBundl, an online shopping site built for busy families. ClassBundl offers pre-bundled school supplies custom built from our classroom lists and delivered to your door! All you have to do is go to www.classbundl.com, type in our school name, find your class and add the items to your cart. The school will receive 5% of all sales.
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. Parents 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. In any school, Catholic or otherwise, children will act their age. 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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