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The following are some of the general guidelines for the attendance, appearance
and conduct of our students here at Saint Ignatius College Prep. For a complete
list of all of our policies, please consult the Student Handbook.
ATTENDANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Regular and punctual attendance is essential to the educational program offered
at Saint Ignatius.For this reason, severe attendance problems may require a student's
withdrawal from the school.The parent or guardian should phone the Deans' Office
(312) 421-6435 between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on each day of the student's absence.
Voice mail messages are NOT acceptable to report an absence. Upon returning to school,
the student must present a note to the Deans' Office signed by one parent or guardian,
stating the student's full name, date, and reason for absence. If a student should
forget a note on the day of return, the student is still to check in at the Deans'
Office. The Deans' Office will provide the student with an admit slip.Before class
the student should ask each teacher to sign the admit slip on the back. The admit
slip should be given to the teacher of the student's last scheduled class.
General Guidelines Concerning Attendance
1. If a student must be absent from school for reasons other than sickness, permission
must be requested from the Deans' Office at least two school days in advance in
writing. Neglecting to get prior permission may result in an unexcused absence.
2. If at all possible, parents should not schedule doctor's appointments, driving
tests, and other personal business on school days.
3. If a student arrives late to school because of a doctor's appointment, he or
she must present a note from the doctor.
4. Students are not normally permitted to extend their vacation periods with parents
without being charged an unexcused absence.
5. No college visits will be allowed after April 30th. Permission for college
visits must be requested in writing two school days before the visit. Failure to
follow this procedure will result in an unexcused absence. The Deans' Office reserves
the right to limit the number of days a senior may use to visit colleges. In general,
senior students are allowed two (2) college visit days. Students are advised to
plan their college visits for school holidays whenever possible. Students may not
use their college visit days to extend a vacation.
6. A request for an early dismissal must be accompanied by a note from the parent
or guardian with the full name, date, and reason for the request. Parents are to
come to the Deans' Office to pick up students. If other arrangements have been made,
these should be stated in the note.
7. If a student becomes ill during the day, the student is to report to the school
nurse in the Deans' Office. Students may not go home unless their parents have been
contacted by the Deans' Office to pick the students up at school.
8. After a serious illness or significant medical treatment a student must have
a statement from a doctor releasing the student to return to school.
9. Missing 10% of the days in a school year (180) is considered excessive absenteeism
and may result in loss of academic credit.In order to prevent this situation, when
a student misses ten (10) days of school, a conference with a Dean, the student's
counselor, and the student's parents may be scheduled.
10. A student must be in school at least one-half of the day in order to participate
in or attend cocurricular or athletic events after school.This applies to students
who arrive late to school even if they are ill
11. The punishment for truancy is a Saturday detention at school.
12. Repeated truancy will lead to an accumulation of demerits.A pattern of truancy
is grounds for expulsion.After two truancies, a student may be referred to the Discipline
The following categories have been established, explaining both teacher and student
responsibilities and obligations.
The student's absence is unavoidable and of a non-discretionary nature. Illness,
accident, death in the family, and Deans' approved college visits are examples of
excused absences.All work missed during the absence, including tests, can be made
up.Teachers are expected to help students acquire materials or information missed
during the absence.
The student's absence is avoidable and of a discretionary nature. Truancy, family
vacations, and unapproved college visits are examples of unexcused absences. The
student is responsible for obtaining assignments and covering material missed during
the absence.Whether or not tests are allowed to be made up is at the discretion
of the teacher.Students are responsible for determining the credit status of missed
work, tests, and class time from each teacher before this type of absence occurs.
Tardy students must report to the Deans' Office immediately upon arrival at school.A
letter is sent home when a student accumulates four (4) tardies.With the next tardy
and every tardy thereafter, the student is required to serve a detention.Usually
a detention is given every time a student arrives after 8:30 a.m. or 9:15 a.m. on
a late start day.A note or call from a parent does not automatically excuse a student.
DRESS AND APPEARANCE STANDARDS
Below are the dress and personal appearance standards for all students at Saint
Ignatius. Any student’s dress or appearance, while not specifically outlined below,
may be considered unacceptable if it is in violation of the neatness, moderation,
modesty, spirit and/or intent of these standards as determined exclusively by the
Deans of Students.
- Neatness, cleanliness, moderation, and modesty should guide appearance and selection
of student dress.
- Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. The school reserves the right to define “extreme.”
- Ornaments and decorations associated with body piercing and visible tattoos are
not permitted in school or at school-sponsored events, including but not limited
to dances and athletic events. The only exception is earrings for girls.
- Chains, key chains, and key rings that attach to clothing in any way may not be
- Jewelry and belts that are spiked, studded or dog collar style are not allowed.
- No article of clothing may be tied around the waist or thrown over the shoulders.
- All outerwear, including fleece, must be placed in the student’s locker upon arrival
at school. It is not to be brought to class.
- No denim clothing is permitted.
- Clothing with logos from other high schools is not permitted.
- All students must wear their IDs on lanyards provided by the school.
- Dress slacks worn at the waist, no jean styled slacks regardless of the material,
and no fleece pants, sweatpants, or pants with drawstrings.
- Turtlenecks, collared long/short sleeved or polo shirts (no writing) that button
down the front, tucked in at all times with an optional plain white undershirt.
Shirts are to be buttoned at least to the collarbone.
- Dress belt/dress suspenders.
- Pullover (either crew or v-necked) or cardigan sweaters worn over a collared shirt.
- Dress shoes/gym shoes.
- Slippers or slipper-type shoes are not permitted.
- Clean-shaven with sideburns not extending beyond the lowest opening of the ear—sideburns
cannot be flared or tapered to a point.
- Hair must be cut above the collar, off the face and above the ears. Ponytails and
coloring are not allowed.
- Dress slacks with a relaxed fit worn at the waist, no jean styled slacks regardless
of the material, and no velour, fleece, lounge pants, sweatpants, pants with drawstrings,
- Skirts or dresses that hit the knee or are longer.
- Collared long/short sleeved (no cap sleeves) blouses or polo shirts (no writing)
that button down the front and cover the midriff at all times, turtlenecks worn
underneath a collared blouse, a cardigan sweater or a pullover sweater. Blouses
or shirts are to be buttoned at least to the collarbone.
- Cardigan/pullover sweaters that cover the midriff at all times worn over a button
down blouse/polo shirt.
- Dress shoes/gym shoes.
- Slippers or slipper-type shoes are not permitted.
- Maximum of two earrings per ear.
- Hair must be a natural color.
DRESS UP DAYS
Dress shirt and Tie
Dress shoes and socks
Sport coat/Sweater (Optional)
Skirts and dressy tops
church appropriate tops
ONLY ITEMS OF CLOTHING LISTED ABOVE MAY BE WORN DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
BEHAVIOR AND CONDUCT BEFITTING ST. IGNATIUS STUDENTS AND OTHER SCHOOL PROCEDURES
The administration, faculty, and staffof Saint Ignatius College Prep are committed
to fostering personal growth.The school's goals are to encourage each student's
growth and development academically, spiritually, and personally and to have students
grow in an understanding of themselves and their own dignity as they come to understand
and respect others.Quiet decorum is the rule in the school building at all times.Even
though students may talk during the class breaks in the classrooms and corridors,
there should be no shouting or excessive noise.Students are to act as ladies and
gentlemen at all times, showing good taste, modesty, and moderation in their entire
Automobiles, Parking, Student Drop Off and Pickup
Parking is limited and in demand.Priority will be assigned to older students who
carpool. All cars on school property must show a Saint Ignatius College Prep
parking permit and be registered in the office of the Administrative Assistant to
the Director of Buildings and Grounds. The Operations Department processes
student parking registration and assignment. There is a fee of $150 for a
parking space. Only cars driven by Saint Ignatius College Prep students, faculty,
and staff may be parked in the school parking lots. Students are not permitted to
drive or sit in cars at any time during the school day, and are not to loiter in
the parking areas. Students may not sit on or put their belongings on cars. Illegally
parked cars and cars without Saint Ignatius stickers are subject to being towed
and/or ticketed. Speeding or reckless driving on campus will result in disciplinary
action for the driver. Saint Ignatius assumes no liability for damage to or theft
of vehicles or their contents while parked on school property. For a complete list
of the rules regarding automobile parking and use, please review the Student Handbook,
available HERE in .pdf format.
Once students arrive on campus they are to remain here until the end of the school
day. No student is allowed off campus at any time during the normal school hours
without the permission of a Dean, or unless the student is going to or coming from
a community service project.
Emergency Communication with Students During the School Day
Only bona fide emergency communications/messages from a parent/guardian will
be passed to a student during the regular school day. In case of the need for immediate
emergency contact a school official who will contact the student. The school considers
emergencies to be death, serious illness, or accident involving the student's family.
The school is not staffed, organized, or equipped to run a message service between
parents and students. Personal appointments, transportation arrangements, and such
are not considered emergencies. Non-emergency student contact requests will be handled
at the discretion of the Deans' Office as time permits and generally deferred until
the end of the school day. In those rare cases where there may be a non-emergency
but important message, arrangements should be made beforehand with the student and
the student should be instructed to check in with the Deans' Office at the end of
the regular school day.
Off-Campus Behavior Policy
All students are always (i.e. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) expected to conduct
themselves in a manner befitting Saint Ignatius College Prep. Any student whose
behavior outside the school demonstrates either a serious disregard for the rights
and dignity of others or promotes any activity that tends to impair the responsible
development of others or besmirches the good name and reputation of Saint Ignatius
College Prep may be subject to dismissal.
A. JUGS AND DEMERITS
Those who violate school or classroom discipline are subject to detention (JUG)
after school. Any student who is assigned a detention must serve that detention
the same day it is assigned. Students are expected to come to JUG directly from
their 9th period class and not stop to go to their lockers first. After-school work,
personal obligation, etc., are not legitimate reasons for missing detention.
B. SATURDAY DETENTION
For some serious offenses Saturday detentions are assigned. Saturday detentions
require all-day service to the school. Typically, the work required includes maintenance
of the school buildings and grounds. Saturday detentions are scheduled at the convenience
of the school. Saturday detentions are assigned only by the Deans. Four demerits
are assigned to any offense that requires a Saturday detention.
C. FINANCIAL RESTITUTION
Damage caused by a student, including tagging or defacing school property, is the
financial liability of his/her parents. Included in that liability are all costs
for time, materials, and temporary replacements that are involved. Report cards
and transcripts will not be issued until such bills are paid.
Suspension is a grave penalty imposed for only very serious offenses. When a student
is suspended the following procedures will be followed:
1. The Dean will notify the student and the parents of the suspension both
verbally and in writing by the next regular school day. The written notification
will state the reason for and the length of the suspension.
2. On the first day of the suspension, the student and parents may present any relevant
information regarding the suspension to the appropriate Dean.
3. After consideration of information presented in #2, the Dean will advise the
student and parents of the suspension status by the start of the next school day.
When a student's overall attitude and behavior are not acceptable, disciplinary
probation may be assigned. During the probationary period the student must be all
the more intent on improving conduct and avoiding demerits. While on probation,
any accumulation of demerits or involvement in a serious disciplinary incident will
render a student liable to immediate dismissal at the sole discretion of the Principal.
F. DISMISSAL FROM SCHOOL
Students can be dismissed from school by the Principal for either serious misconduct
as enumerated in the Student Handbook and/or for continuous misconduct.