School Policies and Regulations
The following are required upon admittance:
- Students testing for Kindergarten should be five (5) years of age by September 1st.
- Copy of birth certificate for children entering Kindergarten and First Grade.
- Proof of immunizations required by California law upon entering Transfiguration School and provide proof of current immunizations thereafter.
- Provide a copy of student's baptismal certificate if the child has been baptized Catholic.
- Copy of their child's current report card.
- Parent/Guardian must agree to accept the financial terms of admission to Transfiguration Catholic School.
General Admission Policies for all Grades:
All families seeking admission must submit:
- a copy of the child(ren)'s baptismal certificate(s)
- report card/ evaluation from current teacher
- “current school" form as to parent involvement (all) /completion of financial obligations (if transferring from a private school)
Students seeking admission to Kindergarten will need to:
- Be 5 years of age by September 1
- Pass a kindergarten developmental readiness test
- An admissions exam is administered to all perspective students. There is a $50.00 [cash only], non-refundable testing fee per student
- Have a report/evaluation from the preschool teacher (If applicable)
- Provide current immunization records
- Provide a pastor letter
- Complete the school application packet
Discipline, at Transfiguration School, is considered an aspect of moral guidance.
The purpose of discipline is to teach, through instruction and practice, self-control. The students are taught to strive for improvement. Students are taught to accept responsibility for their behavior. They must also accept the consequences that follow inappropriate behavior. The consequences are meant to help the students gain self-control and value good decision-making.
TRANSFIGURATION REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS OF ALL STUDENTS:
- 1. Students will respect and obey the classroom teacher, faculty, fellow students and parents.
- 2. Students will not fight, use profanity, cheat, steal, be dishonest, vandalize, be disrespectful or defiant toward authority figures.
- 3. Students will not chew gum; ride bikes, skateboards, or skate on school premises.
- 4. Students will not bring iPods or electronic games to school or use them during school time. If any of these devices are brought to school, the school is not liable for lost, damaged or stolen items.
- 5. Exhibit proper behavior at all sports events. For example, no cursing or making fun of opposing team.
- 6. Students WILL NOT go off campus for any reason, when the students are under the school's supervision.
- 7. Students are not to bring permanent markers, white out, or sharp instruments to school. THESE ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED AND NOT RETURNED.
- 8. Students will comply with the “standards of behavior” within each classroom.
- 1. First verbal warning indicating the specific behavior student is to stop and the correct behavior desired.
- 2. Removal from situation (time out)
- 3. Parent Communication (Call or note home)
- 4. Discipline letter indicating disruptive behavior (Discipline report).
- 5. Parent Conference at which time Discipline Probation Contract is discussed and signed by all parties.
- 6. Suspension at home. Student is not credited for work nor test(s) missed when serving suspension (2 suspensions may warrant expulsion).
- 7. Expulsion
ANY BEHAVIOR OF A SERIOUS NATURE OR ANY REPEATED INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR MAY RESULT IN IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION.
The regular school day is 7:45 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
MORNINGS: Students may enroll in morning care from 6:30 A.M. - 7:30 A.M.Students not enrolled in morning care are not allowed on campus before 7:30 A.M. All students on campus before 7:30 will be placed in morning care and assessed a fee of $10.00. Supervision of all students begins at 7:30 A.M.
AFTERSCHOOL: All students not enrolled in the afterschool enrichment program must be picked up by 3:45 P.M. All students still on campus after this time will be escorted and signed into afterschool enrichment program. Parents will receive a notice and assessed a fee of $10.00.
- Every effort should be made for medical/dental appointments after school hours or during vacations, but when an appointment is necessary during school hours, a parent or guardian should call the office or send a note prior to the day of appointment.
- When a student is picked up early, the parent must sign the student out and sign him/her back in upon returning.
- If a student is absent from school for any reason, a parent must call the school on the morning of the absence. A note from home must accompany the student upon return. Should a child be absent for 5 days or longer or have a communicable disease, a doctor's written permission slip should be brought to school before child reenters class.
- All students are expected to arrive by 7:45 a.m.
- All students who are not in the class line at 7:50 a.m. are considered late.
- Every quarter students are allowed 3 unexcused tardies. After 3 tardies the parent will incur a fine of $10 that will be added to F.A.C.T.S. Management. After 3 tardies, students in grades K through 4 will loose minutes of playtime; students
Verbal Harassment:Derogatory comments and jokes; threatening words spoken to another person.
Physical Harassment:Unwanted physical touching, contact, assault, deliberate impeding or blocking movements, or any intimidating interference with normal work or movement.
Visual Harassment:Derogatory, demeaning or inflammatory posters, cartoons, written words, drawings and gestures.
Sexual Harassment:Includes unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when any or all of the following occurs:
- — Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a student's academic status or progress.
- — Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a student is used as the basis of academic decisions affecting the individual.
- — Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic performance or of creating and intimidating hostile or offensive educational environment.
Specific examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
- 1. Making unsolicited sexual advances and propositions.
- 2. Using sexually degrading words to describe an individual or an individual's body.
- 3. Displaying sexually suggestive objects or pictures.
- 4. Telling inappropriate or sexual related jokes.
- 5. Making reprisals, threats of reprisals or implied threats of reprisals following a negative response to sexual advances.