School Policies and Services

At St. Ignatius Catholic School, we strive to create school policies and services that advance our mission and philosophy. It is important to us that our policies and programs support our ability to respect the dignity, individuality and needs of the children and families that we serve.

Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

Philosophy of St. Ignatius Uniform Policy:
At St. Ignatius we are committed to creating a culture of unity, where students can learn without distraction in order to reach their highest potential.

Additional Goals:

  • Students are encouraged to stand out with actions, not appearance
  • Provides ease for families and students
  • Helps students feel proud of their own appearance and their school

St. Ignatius’s dress code is intended to encourage modesty, cleanliness, neatness, and pride in one’s appearance and school community. Students are reminded that whenever they are wearing their school uniform they are representing St. Ignatius. It is our belief that students should respect each other for who they are, not what they wear. The administration and faculty will monitor student compliance with the dress code. The administration reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of a student’s general appearance and compliance with the code.

Uniform Code

*Items with an asterisk must be purchased through School Belles

Pre-School:

  • Kakhi or blue shorts, pants or skirts (girls) (can be purchased anywhere)
  • St. Ignatius preschool t-shirt and sweatshirt (to be purchased from school office)
  • Embroidered polo to be worn on Mass days and special occasions (to be purchased through uniform provider)

Kindergarten – 8th Grade:

  • PE uniforms are required for 6-8 grade. PE shirts can be purchased in the school office. PE shorts must be black, mesh, knee length sports shorts.
  • Pants, shorts and non-plaid skirts can be, but do not need to be, ordered from our uniform provider—they can be purchased anywhere.

Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Boys

Pants/Shorts:

  • Navy blue shorts or pants
  • No cargo or jeans
  • No holes

Tops:

  • Embroidered maroon or white polo*
  • Optional: Maroon or navy sweater with logo*

Footwear:

  • Socks: White, black, navy or maroon
  • Shoes: closed-toed
    • Predominantly black, brown, white, grey or navy
    • Practical for physical activity

Girls

Pants/Shorts:

  • Navy blue shorts or pants
    • No cargo or jeans
    • No holes
    • No leggings or tight pants

Plaid Jumper*:

  • White, navy, black or maroon tights, leggings, or bike shorts must be worn under

Plaid Skirt*: (beginning in 4th grade)

  • White, navy, black or maroon tights, leggings, or bike shorts must be worn under

Tops:

  • Maroon or white embroidered polo*
  • Jumper only: Embroidered logo not required for tops under jumper
  • Optional: Maroon or navy sweater with logo*

Footwear:

  • Socks: White, black, navy or maroon socks
  • Shoes: closed-toed
    • Predominantly black, brown, white, grey, maroon or navy
    • Practical for physical activity.

6th - 8th Grade

Boys

Pants/Shorts:

  • Navy blue or khaki shorts or pants
  • No cargo or jeans
  • No holes

Tops:

  • Embroidered navy, maroon, or white polo*
  • Maroon or navy sweater with logo* (optional)

Footwear:

  • Socks: White, black, navy or maroon
  • Shoes: closed-toed
    • Predominantly black, brown, white, grey or navy
    • Practical for physical activity

Girls

Pants/Shorts: Belt required

  • Navy blue or khaki shorts or pants
    • No cargo or jeans
    • No holes
    • No leggings or tight pants

Plaid Skirt*:

  • White, navy, black or maroon tights, leggings, or bike shorts must be worn under

Tops:

  • Embroidered navy, maroon, or white polo*
  • Maroon or navy sweater with logo* (optional)

Footwear:

  • Socks: White, black, navy or maroon socks
  • Shoes: closed-toed
    • Predominantly black, brown, white, grey, maroon or navy
    • Practical for physical activity.

Mass Day

Boys

Pants: Belt required

  • Navy blue or khaki pants (no shorts)

Tops:

  • White dress shirt with logo*
  • Tie or bowtie in uniform plaid or maroon*

Girls

Plaid Jumper*:

  • White, navy, black or maroon tights, leggings, or bike shorts must be worn under

Plaid Skirt*: (beginning in 4th grade)

  • White, navy, black or maroon tights, leggings, or bike shorts must be worn under

Tops:

  • White blouse with logo*
  • Jumper only: logo not required on blouses under jumper

Uniform Provider Information

School Belles
www.schoolbelles.com
Code: S2726
1-888-637-3037

Before and After School Care

Philosophy of St. Ignatius Before and After School Care Program:
St. Ignatius Catholic School will offer quality, safe before and after school care to St. Ignatius students to help meet the needs of our working families. Our wrap-around care is intended to assist St. Ignatius parents with the scheduling struggles faced by working families, and provide a safe, nurturing and familiar environment for our students. We try to be as flexible as possible to serve the needs of our community by allowing parents to sign up for only those days of care that they require.

Before Care: 7:30 a.m. – 8:10 a.m.

Kindergarten – 8th grade students:
St. Ignatius will offer before care for all students, Kindergarten through 8th grade.  The rate is $50 per month, to be pre-paid, or $3 per day for drop-ins.

Pre-K Students:
Pre-K students enrolled in a full-time schedule are eligible for before care.  Before care costs are included in full-time Pre-K tuition.  Pre-K students will attend before care in their classrooms.

Drop-off policy:
School Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Students may arrive at school at no additional charge as early as 8:10 a.m.  Any students arriving prior to 8:10 a.m. will be placed in before care, and be charged the drop-in fee.

After Care: 3:45 pm. – 6:00 p.m.

Kindergarten – 8th grade students:
St. Ignatius will offer after care for all students, Kindergarten through 8th grade. The rate is $15/day, pre-paid weekly, or $20/day for drop-ins. Snacks will be included.

Pre-K Students:
After care costs are included in full-time Pre-K tuition. There is no additional cost for full-time Pre-K students to attend after-care. Pre-K students will attend after care in their classrooms.

Program Schedule:
We will provide supervised, structured activities. Students will have snack time, play / activity time, and also plenty of time to do homework. We will ensure all food allergies/sensitivities are addressed properly.

Pick-up policy:
Please ensure your children are picked up promptly by 6:00 p.m. A staff member will stay in school until all children are picked up. A $1.00 per minute fee will apply for all students picked up after 6:00 p.m. Payment will be payable at pick up.

After care will be provided every day school is in session for a full day. After care will not be provided on half-days.

Student Accommodation Services

“An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of Catholic Schools.” - Pope Francis

Philosophy of St. Ignatius Student Accommodation Plans and Special Services:
Every family who wants a Catholic education for their child should be able to receive it. St. Ignatius Catholic school recognizes that inclusive education benefits the entire community. As part of our commitment to Cura Personalis, St. Ignatius Catholic School strives to meet the needs of every individual child and recognize that each has her own unique gifts and strengths to contribute to the school community and the world.

In keeping with our Christian values, we strive to make St. Ignatius School accessible to every student that wishes to attend. While we recognize that we cannot meet all the needs of every child, and we are unable to offer the full extent of services provided by public institutions, we are committed to working with our families to provide as much accommodation to our students with needs as reasonably possible. With the collaboration of school counselor, principal, teachers and the family, we will make a working service plan to provide as many services as we can for students who need additional accommodations, and we will collaborate with families about additional resources for those services that we are unable to provide

Family Participation Program

Philosophy of St. Ignatius Family Participation Program:
The participation of families in the life of the school increases student achievement and creates a community where learning and faith-formation can thrive.

At St. Ignatius Catholic School, the growth of our students is a cooperative and collaborative effort by and among families, the school community and the church. Research shows that parental involvement is one of the top indicators of student success. In this vein, we ask the parents of our community to share their gifts and talents. We require that each family contribute at least 25 hours of assistance per year to school sponsored events and activities, including involvement in at least one fund raising event.

We hope that we can make this experience rewarding for both your family and our community, and we seek to understand the unique gifts, talents and interests of each family to best match those abilities with the needs of our community.

These hours of assistance are truly appreciated, and are essential in order for our school to reach its highest potential! As you know, the cost to educate a child at St. Ignatius is HIGHER than the collected tuition. The Family Participation Program is one of the ways we are able to keep tuition lower- because we involve the gifts and talents of the community in place of dollars spent. They are also a great way to grow stronger as a community. Most importantly, they are a critical means of modeling stewardship for your children and for showing your child your commitment to their education and growth!

Please remember that anyone who volunteers with students must have completed the Safe Environment training and have signed the St. Ignatius Volunteer Agreement.

Wellness Policy

In order to ensure that students are constantly growing, learning, and reaching their highest potential, and in keeping with our commitment to respect for the whole child—mind, body and spirit, St. Ignatius Catholic School recognizes the importance of promoting physical health within our community. Research indicates that regular physical activity and access to nutritious foods reduces the risk of obesity and other associated diseases. As part of ensuring attention to the whole child, we are committed to providing access to nutritious foods and physical activity that support healthy lifestyles for our students and community.