Handbook & Policies

ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL HANDBOOK

A copy of our 2020-2021 school handbook is available here.

 

ABSENCE NOTIFICATION

When a student is absent from school, he/she must have a parent or guardian call the school the same day between 7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. to indicate the reason for that absence.  If the parents do not call the school, they will be contacted. Calls from students are not accepted. NOTE:  Emails to the teacher or school office are not accepted.  Contact Information - Conewago Campus 717-632-8715 McSherrystown Campus 717-637-3135

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

If your child is staying after school for an activity (Example: sports practice, bowling, choir, student council, scouts, or detention, etc.), parents must send a note to school to advise of that day’s change.  If a note is not received, we cannot accept the student’s verbal communication.  Effective immediately, children will not be permitted to stay after school without a parent's written permission.

Notes must be sent to school at the maximum on a weekly basis. If sending the note weekly, please indicate the days your child will be staying after school. We cannot accept notes for the entire season or year.  PLEASE do not email this information to your child’s teacher.

CELL PHONE POLICY

Our cell phone policy is being update and will be available shortly.

 

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

Should there be an occasion when weather or some other emergency causes a delayed opening, closing or early dismissal of school, parents may receive information as early as 6:00 a.m.   St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School follows the decision of the Conewago Valley School District.

For this purpose,  we will only post on the following television station:
Television: WGAL TV - Lancaster (Channel 8).

We will also notify parents via the MMS OneCall System.  In addition, we will notify parents via email. (This service is available to families who receive the Weekly Update electronically.)

IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS AT THE TIME OF ARRIVAL, THE STUDENTS WILL BE SUPERVISED.

FORMS

All student forms can be accessed via the Parent Portal.  This includes the physical and dental forms, planned absence form, etc.  If you need assistance getting into your portal, please contact either Mrs. Shipley or Mrs. Guy.

TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Computers are a valuable tool for education at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School.  The faculty and staff encourage the proper use of computers and related technology including the Internet.  Students and all users of computer technology have a responsibility to use these tools properly and in accordance with the school policy.  No student will be permitted to use the Internet or any technological device without this agreement signed and on file with the computer/technology specialist.