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Parental engagement is necessary for student success. A harmonious partnership between parents and the school should reflect Catholic virtues. Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities and promote student engagement in school events, community services, clubs, and field trips. In addition, parents are expected to comply with the school rules and policies, and to accept and support the authority of school officials, whether it is at school events, on or off school campus, or on social media or other public forums. Just as a parent can withdraw a child from the school if desired, the school has the right to disenroll a student if it determines at its discretion that the parent or student partnership with the school is irretrievably broken.

PARENTAL COMMUNICATON WITH THE SCHOOL: Parents/guardians are encouraged to maintain open communication with their child’s teacher regarding student progress and concerns. Email is the preferred mode for an initial communication with a teacher and staff to ask questions, give comments or request a conference. The parent should request a response within 24 hours of sending the email. If the concerns are not resolved within 72 hours, the Principal should be contacted via email. The principal makes final decisions on school matters.

PARENT ALERTS: In the event of an EMERGENCY such as child in distress and severe weather, parents will be alerted by email, text messages, phone messages as appropriate.

  • MEDICATIONS: Students are not permitted to carry or distribute any prescription or non-prescription drugs or treatments, including aspirin, on the school grounds or at any school function. The administering of medicine to a student outside the doctor’s office or a health institution is a parental responsibility.
  • CLINIC SERVICES: Upon teacher assessment, a student maybe be exhibiting signs of a fever, cough, stomach ailments, injury, or any other illness. Attempts will be made to contact the parents/guardians by utilizing the student information provided on the Emergency Contact Form. In the event the parent cannot be reached, additional persons listed on the Emergency Contact Form will be contacted.
  • EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: At the start of the school year, students are issued an emergency form that is to be completed by the parents/guardians. The information will be kept in the school clinic to be accessed in the event of an emergency. It is the parents’/guardians’ responsibility to keep the school informed of any changes and update the information as needed to include:
  • All known allergies
  • Medications being taken by the student
  • Student’s change of address or telephone number
  • Change of parents’/guardians’ work or cellular number
  • Change of authorized persons who may or may not be able to pick up the student
  • IMMUNIZATION RECORDS: All students are required to have completed blue (Form 680) and yellow (DH3040) State of Florida Department of Health forms on file to attend class. On the card shall be noted all poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, and rubella immunizations, hepatitis B series, chicken pox (varicella) as well as other pertinent information. State law requires these immunizations for each student unless such immunization is contrary to his or her beliefs or medical condition. Students entering seventh grade must a tetanus booster. It is the policy of Saint Andrew Catholic School to follow all updated guidelines from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.
  • PARENT TEACHERS’ ADVISORY: The Parent Advisory (PTA) is a special committee to plan and respond to issues impacting student success and school excellence. The primary focus of the committee is to assist the school in decisions affecting student’s spiritual growth and academic excellence. In addition, the PA promotes fundraising, events, and celebrate student achievement throughout the school year.