Please remember that all new students must have a current physical exam with the results on file at the school before the first day of classes. All 6th through 12th grade students participating in Summer workouts, school year athletics or band must have an updated physical dated on or after June 1, 2020 before being allowed to participate in any related activities. Please visit our web site to download and print the Catholic School Health Report form for your child’s doctor to complete.
All students must have all required registration paperwork on file with the front office before the first day of school. These include:
* Updated Immunization Record
* Birth Certificate (For first time enrolling students)
* Medication Permit Form (If Applicable)
* Athletic Parental Consent Form (6th-12th Grade Students Only)
All families must have a signed tuition agreement contract on file with the school’s business office before the first day of school. Contact Mrs. Shana Ferguson, Business Manager, for tuition information or questions regarding your FACTS account at 940-692-6041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020-2021 school supply list for elementary and middle school students may be found on our school web site. There is no school supply list for high school students. 9th – 12th grade students will receive a syllabus in each class on the first day of school with needed supplies, if any.
The dress code guidelines for elementary, middle school and high school students may be found on our web site. Dress code items may be purchased from any vendor so long as they meet the required guidelines. The school maintains a used uniform shop with a limited supply of dress code items at the Lower Campus that is available by appointment. Questions regarding any dress code guidelines should be brought to school administration before the first day of classes at 940-692-6041 or email@example.com.
School Supply Drop Off & Paperwork Pickup
Office staff will be available from 7 a.m. until noon on Monday, Aug. 3 for the payment of tuition/fees, and to drop off or pick up any outstanding forms that need to be completed (medical forms, student-parent handbook acknowledgement page, free/reduced lunch applications, updated emergency cards). Upper Campus students may get their class schedules and arrange their lockers, and Lower Campus students may drop off school supplies.
Early Childhood Schedule & Meet The Teacher Night
3K, 4K, and Kindergarten students’ schedules will vary slightly for the first week of school. Half of the class will meet on the first day, Monday, August 10th, and again on Wednesday, August 12th. The second half of the class will meet on Tuesday, August 11th and again on Thursday, August 13th. All students will come together for the first time on Friday, August 14. Your child’s teacher will send a letter home the last week of July to inform you of your child’s schedule for the first week of school. The school day hours for 3K, 4K, and Kindergarten students are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Students attending school for half days in 3K and 4K are dismissed at 11:00 am. Parents are invited to meet the Early Childhood teachers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Life Center to listen to a brief presentation about the school year in their classrooms.
1st – 12th grade Meet The Teacher Night
Our annual Meet the Teacher Night for 1st through 12th grade will be on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Lower Campus families are invited to visit their student’s classroom, and Upper Campus families will have an opportunity to walk through their student’s daily class schedule. Teachers will give a brief presentation and overview of the school year in their classrooms.
The school events calendar may be found on our web site. We also regularly post school-wide updates on our Facebook page. The Upper Campus and Lower Campus Facebook groups are also great resources for photos, videos and updates specific to each campus. We also regularly post to our school’s Instagram account.
Divorced or separated parents must file a court-certified copy of the custody section of the divorce or separation decree with the school’s administrative office. The school will not be held responsible for failing to honor arrangements that had not been made known to the school in the appropriate manner. Should there be any changes to the custodial agreement while the child is a student at Notre Dame, it is the responsibility of the parents to provide the school with updated court documents. The school will abide by what is on file.
Daily Schedule – Upper Campus
All students are expected to be in their classroom by 8:00 am. Upper Campus students are only permitted to enter the front doors unless participating in early morning athletics. Attendance will be taken promptly at the beginning of class, and the school day will end at 3:10 pm. Students may study in the library until 4:00 pm.
Daily Schedule – Lower Campus
Morning care at the Lower Campus begins at 7:00 am. Students arriving to school before 8:00 am are required to enter through the west door off the parking lot. All students are expected to be in their classroom by 8:00 am so attendance can be taken. Students arriving to school after 8:00 am must enter through the front doors and check in at the office for a tardy slip. Arrival procedures are outlined in the Student-Parent Handbook.
Early Dismissals on Wednesday for Faculty Development
Wednesdays will continue to be an early release day. The school day will end at 2:15 pm for 3K, 4K, and kindergarten students and at 2:25 pm 1st grade – 12th grade students. Students release early on Wednesdays to allow faculty and staff time to meet for the purposes of collaboration and/or continuing professional development. Extended Day will be available at the Lower Campus one hour early on these days at half-price charge to the parent/guardian for that hour.
The following days will also be early release days to allow for additional faculty training and development. Extended Day will be available at the Lower Campus one hour early on these days at no additional charge to the parent/guardian for that hour:
Friday, Sept. 18
Friday, Nov. 13
Friday, Jan. 15
Friday, Feb. 19
Friday, April 16
Afternoon Dismissal – Lower Campus
3K, 4K, and Kindergarten dismiss at 3:00 pm. Grades 1 through 5 dismiss at 3:10 pm. On Wednesdays, dismissal is at 2:15 pm and 2:25 respectively. Lower Campus students not picked up by 3:25 pm (2:35 on Wednesdays) will be sent to Extended Day and the additional fee must be paid. School personnel cannot be responsible for watching children after school. Lower Campus students are to be picked up at the Lower Campus and will not be allowed to wait at the Upper Campus for an older sibling or parent to pick them up. Dismissal procedures are outlined in the Student-Parent Handbook.
Our first all-school Mass will be held on Wednesday, August 12th. All students are required to wear Mass uniforms this day. All-school Mass will continue to be celebrated on Wednesdays throughout the school year unless otherwise announced.
Thank you for your attention to the items contained in this letter and for your continued support for Notre Dame Catholic School. We look forward to continuing to partner with you as we embark on another wonderful school year.
Upper Campus Summer Reading Lists
6th – Old Yeller
7th – The Cay
8th – The Red Pony
11th – True Grit: A Novel
12th – Frankenstein