Christian principles learned in the classroom and the homes make sense only if they are practiced regularly. Attendance at Mass is an integral part of the religious education program. It is expected that students enrolled in SRE be fully aware of their Sunday Mass and Holy Day Obligation and fulfill that obligation faithfully by attending Mass with their family. Sunday worship is a spiritual practice which enriches the faith life of our community.
Classes begin promptly at 3:45pm or 7:15pm for Junior High) and students are expected to be on time. We gather as a community at 3:45pm on the school playground asphalt for prayer and announcements. Currently while we are in distance learning, Zoom times will vary as the teachers may have made some changes from the established times.
In the rare early dismissal is necessary for a good reason, send a note to the child’s catechist and come by the office to pick up your child.
Students are expected to attend class regularly and punctually. Regular attendance is an important factor in deepening a child’s understanding of our triune God through the study of Scripture, prayer, Church teaching and community.
In the event of an absence, the parents should inform the school via email or phone call to SRE office. If a student misses several classes during the year, there may be a need to attend make-up classes or homeschool over the summer in order to advance to the next grade the following year. This will be the catechist’s and coordinator’s decision.
A child who exceeds 3 absences during the course of the year may be considered unready to progress to the next level of religious instruction.
Tardiness is a great concern. Classes begin and end with prayer. Tardiness interrupts the lesson and disrupts the class. Please make every attempt to arrive for class on time.