Saint Francis High School General Code of Conduct Covering Students and Parents/Guardians
In order to create a quality, value-based education and maintain a positive learning environment for our students, all members of the Saint Francis community must work together to support the Holy Cross mission and philosophy of the school. Therefore, it is a condition of enrollment that a student behave in a manner, both on and off campus, that is consistent with the principles and philosophy of Saint Francis High School as determined by the school in its discretion. These principles include, but are not limited to, any policies, principles or procedures set forth in our Student-Parent Handbook. It is also a condition of enrollment that the parents/guardians of a student shall also conform themselves to these standards of conduct when interacting with the Saint Francis community.
These principles include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Parents/guardians are expected to work courteously and cooperatively with Saint Francis High School to assist the student in meeting the academic, moral and behavioral expectations of the school;
- Parents/guardians may respectfully pursue concerns about a student’s progress or behavior in a class or activity by contacting the student’s teacher, coach/moderator or counselor. If matters are not resolved with school personnel at that level, procedure is to then contact the administrator in charge of the area;
- Students and parents/guardians may respectfully express their concerns about the school operation and its personnel to the proper authorities. However, they must do so in a courteous manner that is not disrespectful, disruptive, threatening, hostile or divisive;
- These expectations of the general code of conduct for students and parents/ guardians include, but are not limited to, all school- sponsored programs and events.
Saint Francis High School reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, which actions fall short of meeting the principles and philosophy of the school. Failure to follow these principles will normally result in a verbal or written warning to the student and/or parent/guardian and, for students, the appropriate disciplinary action as articulated in the Student-Parent Handbook. Saint Francis High School reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, when conduct is of such a severe nature as to warrant immediate disciplinary action (suspension of student or suspension of parent/guardian’s privilege to come on campus and/or participate in school activities) or require parents/guardians to withdraw their child with or without a previous warning.