Philosophy and Mission Statement
Our Lady of the Assumption School provides its students with a caring and safe learning community that exists to impart and promote our Catholic faith to future generations. We offer a formative learning environment to students in grades preschool through eight, and we instruct students in kindergarten through grade eight with the teachings of the Catholic Church, encouraging them to be living witnesses of Gospel values and of service to others. We nurture the children’s unique gifts as they develop spiritually, academically, physically, and aesthetically. We foster students’ social growth and values in order to be productive citizens in the One World. We support parents in their role as primary educators and recognize them as the first presenters of the Faith to their children. Teachers, families and clergy work in partnership to teach self-discipline, social responsibility and respect for life in a setting of quality of Catholic education.
CODE OF CHRISTIAN CONDUCT COVERING STUDENTS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS
The students’ interest in receiving a quality, morally based education can be served if students, parents, and school officials work together. Normally, differences between these individuals can be resolved. In some rare instances, however, the school may find it necessary, in its discretion, to require parents/guardians to withdraw their children.
It shall be an express condition of enrollment that the students and parents/guardians shall conform themselves to standards of conduct that are consistent with the Christian principles of the school, as determined by the school in its discretion. These principles include, but are not limited to any policies or procedures set forth in any student/parent handbook of the school.
These Christian principles further include, but are not limited to, the following:
Parents/guardians are expected to work courteously and cooperatively with the school to assist the student in meeting the academic, moral, and behavioral expectations of the school. Students and parents/guardians may respectfully express their concerns about the school operation and its personnel. However, they may not do so in a manner that is discourteous, scandalous, rumor driven, disruptive, threatening, hostile, or divisive.
- Any parent/guardian or other person whose conduct in a place where a school employee is required to be in the course of his/her duties materially disrupts class work or extracurricular activities or involves substantial disorder is guilty of a misdemeanor. This statement does not apply to any otherwise lawful employee concerted activity, including but not limited to, picketing and the distribution of handbills.
- Any parent/guardian, or other person who insults or abuses the principal or any teacher in the presence of other school personnel, students or parents and at a place which is on school premises or public sidewalks, streets, or other public ways adjacent to school premises or at some other place if the principal or teacher is required to be at such other place in connection with assigned school activities, risks the continuation of their child in the school.
- These expectations for students and parents/guardians include, but are not limited to, all school-sponsored programs and events (e.g., extended care, athletics, field trips, etc.).
The school reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, when conduct is of such a severe nature as to warrant immediate action without warning.