Dear CHS Parents:
The Catholic High community is only a few weeks away from Homecoming festivities. Student organizations and sponsors are planning many events to celebrate Homecoming Week. We encourage everyone to be involved in these school-sponsored events as either a participant or a spectator, as there is fun planned for students at all levels.
In recent years, unsanctioned pranks and acts of vandalism have unfortunately become a part of the weeks leading up to and the week of Homecoming. Catholic High strongly discourages its students’ participation in these types of activities. Additionally, we ask that parents partner with us in discouraging their children from these illegal (and sometimes dangerous) activities.
Parents whose property is vandalized should consider calling the authorities and filing a police report. While school officials will not initiate investigations of off-campus acts of vandalism, if we are made aware of them, all students involved, even those bringing incidents to our attention, could face disciplinary consequences at school. Please see the Student-Parent Handbook for the Personal Conduct Policy on page 25 as well as the Stealing and Vandalism section on page 27 for more information.
Also in regards to Homecoming, Catholic High will allow commercial vehicles to drop students at the dance. No alcohol can be on these commercial vehicles, and we ask that there be at least two adult chaperones present on each vehicle. Vehicles must not remain on campus during the dance; vehicles may not return to pick up students until the dance ends at 11:00. As is our standard procedure, police security and breathalyzers will be utilized to foster an evening of safe activities for our students.
Communications about Homecoming attire, the procedure for bringing a guest from another school, and information about all Homecoming events have been shared. Should you have any questions, please let us know.
On behalf of the Catholic High administration and faculty,
Dean of Students