How to Survive CHS
HOW TO SURVIVE CHS
Getting used to a new school can be a bit trying. We asked a panel of new teacher-parents to give us their burning questions and most important topics for new families to know about. Then we compiled all the answers to those questions and information on those topics here. What follows are a few tips from those who know the ropes.
Mrs. Christine Vann, Accounts Receivable …… 256-5799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Brent Indest, Athletic Director ….. email@example.com
Family Demographics Updates:
Patrice Williams, Registrar … firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions (academics, class schedules, etc.):
(4th-8th) Dr. Stella Arabie email@example.com
(9th-12th) Ms. Genie Segura firstname.lastname@example.org
All students at CHS who live within the Iberia Parish city limits are eligible for IPSB bus service. Please call the School Board office at 337-365-2341 or visit their website at http://iberia.schooldesk.net/Departments/Transportation/tabid/54378/Default.aspx and click Parochial/Private Schools at the bottom. We are also offering a bus service to the Baldwin/Charenton area for the 17-18 school year. Please contact us if you need more information.
When parents visit school, they should park in the gravel area immediately in front of the Disch gym. Other spots are reserved for our carline traffic, students, teachers, etc. Parents often get blocked in when they do not park in the correct places.
Specific details regarding our School Lunch program are posted on the CHS website at:
Sign up and pay online via myschoolbucks.com. Students coming from SES or another diocesan school can use the same ID.
Students in grades 4 and 5 must eat in the cafeteria unless they have a doctor’s excuse.
All questions regarding cafeteria business must be directed to the cafeteria manager, Sarah Cannon. She may be reached via email at email@example.com.
Students in grades 4 and 5 have an afternoon recess, during which they may bring snacks or (on Tuesdays and Thursday ONLY) purchase snacks.
Middle school students may purchase snacks during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
High school students may bring or purchase snacks during their 8 minute break.
Mrs. Anna Davis, retired teacher and grandmother of multiple CHS students, provides an after-care service at CHS for students in grades 4-8. Before care and extended care are also offered on days with early dismissal or late start (exam days). For more information, contact Mrs. Davis at 337-367-7511 (home), 337-380-2090 (cell), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
School supply lists for students in grades 4-8 will be posted on the CHS website by July 1st.
CHS is also pleased to offer an internal school supply service (similar to SES) for students in grades 4-8. High school students will receive supply lists from individual teachers on Orientation Day.
The revised CHS Student Handbook will be available on the school website during the summer. You will receive an e-mail notification when it is posted. Please read all items carefully to become familiar with the policies and procedures of the school.
We want to teach students to be responsible and to be self-advocates. Please encourage your child to ask his/her own questions, whether in person or via email, of teachers. Only then should a parent step in if that does not work.
Organization and problem-solving are important skills we strive to teach our students. NO deliveries of lunches, flowers, balloons, presents, etc. will be allowed during the school day. NO material (textbooks, assignments, projects, personal items) should be brought to the offices by parents during the school day as classes will NOT be interrupted for such deliveries.
Spirit shirts are sold on an annual basis by the CHS Student Activities. This money is used to fund several student events including Homecoming Week, Academic Pep Rally, Catholic Schools Week, etc. In addition, proceeds fund Teacher Appreciation Week.
Students begin to wear PE uniforms in grades 6-12. These uniforms are sold by physical education teachers at school during PE classes. Grades 4-5 have PE class but do not change clothes for this time.
Purchase enough for one week: one mass shirt (plus one tie, if male), three polos, one spirit shirt, 5 uniform bottoms, one belt (if your child wears uniform bottoms that have belt loops). If your child is forgetful, you may want to keep his tie in his backpack and keep a spare belt on hand. Students may also want to hang their IDs in their lockers at the end of each day or tie it to the loop on their backpack to keep track of it.
Catholic High School Parents Club offers a “swap shop” which will be conducted during our summer office hours. If you are interested in swapping out or browsing our selection of school uniform items before the summer, just report to the administration building, and the Admissions or Development Office will be happy to show you where to report.
We are making a concerted effort to be a “cashless campus” in an effort to make payment and collection easy. This means we will collect payment for field trips, spirit shirts, season tickets, and more online!
A comprehensive list of all school events is available from the home page of our school website:
A document containing a listing of “Important Dates” for the 2017-2018 is also attached to this email for your convenience.
We also send a weekly newsletter every Sunday evening with features on upcoming events, news of student accomplishments, and a list of dates for the next two weeks.
Please be reminded that there is no school supervision of students on school grounds before 7:30 a.m. and after 3:30 p.m., other than for school activities directed by personnel. Any student who arrives before 7:30 should wait in front of the Disch gym until a duty teacher arrives. All students in grades 4-8 who are on campus after 3:30 will be sent to after-care for a fee.
Every student in grades 4-8 will be given a carline tag at the beginning of the school year. Tags should be used by anyone who picks up a child at school.
No parent should arrive at school before 2:30 to get in carline. The gates will be locked until that time.
Before 3:05, the left lane will be reserved for those people picking up high school students.
Grades are an indication of learning. Our mission calls for academic excellence. Every child has God-given talents and individual learning styles. Teachers and administrators are professionals in this area and are tasked with challenging all students. A below average grade is not the end of the world. When a curriculum is challenging, all students make mistakes, but the most successful students learn from those mistakes. Active learning often produces a variety of grades on a multitude of assessments.
Honors/DE/AP classes may not be right for every student. Honors placement is determined using student grades, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendations. Honors placement will be re-determined each year so that child can move in and out of these classes.