Fall Program

Church of St. Catharine Fall Religious Education Program
General Information, Rules & Procedures

Staff:

Dominica Vullo – Coordinator

Dee Waggner & Joanne Chiusano – Secretaries

Office Phone Number & Email: 732-758-8568, religious_ed@stcatharine.net

Office Hours:

9:00 am – 5:45 pm Monday & Wednesday

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Class Times:

Classes are held on Monday or Wednesday afternoons from 4:30pm – 5:45 pm

Safety is our top priority. Please follow these new guidelines for arrival and dismissal:

Arrival Procedures:

Please park in the back parking lot and walk your child/children to the Back Entrance of the Religious Education Building. Students only will enter through the back entrance and our hall monitors will guide the children to their classrooms. (The Atrium doors will be locked.)
(All PETS must remain in the car while you walk your child/children to the building.)
 

Dismissal Procedures:

Will only be in the back of the building (back parking lot). The teachers will walk their students out the back door at dismissal time. We will bring the classes out at sporadic times, to alleviate congestion. Please drive carefully, and slowly, and follow all directions, so that we may keep all the children safe. (All PETS must remain in the car while you pick up your child/children at dismissal.)

Religious Education Program Rules:

All students are expected to arrive on-time and prepared for class.  Any student arriving after 5:00 pm will not be permitted to go to class and will be marked absent for that session.

All students are expected to remain until the end of class time.  Any student needing to leave early, must be signed–out by a parent/guardian in Room # 1. (No student will be permitted to leave the building unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.)

Any student that leaves before 5:15 pm will be marked absent that session.

Attendance:

All students are expected to attend class each week, unless of an illness or family emergency only.  (Not sports, dance or other activities)

If your child will be absent, please contact us by calling:  732-758-8568, ext 1 and let us know the reason for the absence.  A doctor’s note may be required if your child has multiple absences.

If for some reason there is an illness or family situation, please contact us so that we may be “here” for you and to assist you in any way possible.

If your child is absent, we will send home any missed assignments when your child returns, and we ask that you help your child complete the assignment and return to your child’s teacher.

Excessive absences may result in your child being asked to repeat the year.

Cell Phone Policy:

All cell phones will be collected by the teacher before class begins and will be returned to the students at dismissal time.  For any emergencies, please contact the Religious Education Office at 732-758-8568.

Communication:

www.stcatharine.net  for all calendar and parent information, etc.

All communications with parents/guardians will come via the website.

We will send you an email alerting you to go to the website for any pertinent information or calendar changes.

Cancellations:

When school is closed due to inclement weather, Religious Education classes will be cancelled.  For any other emergency closing, we will post on the website and send out an email alert.

Fire/Evacuation & Lock Down Plans:

In case of an emergency, we have implemented a Fire, Evacuation & Lock Down Plans. During the course of each program we will run a test drill on the above plans.  For further information please contact us at 732-758-8568.

Miscellaneous:

Each child is given the books he/she needs.  If a child loses a book, a fee of $20.00 will be charged to replace the book.
 

Snacks:

We have incorporated a no food, snack or candy policy.  Please do not send your child into class with snacks of any kind.

Volunteering:

All parents are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours per year.  There are many opportunities for parents to be active and involved.  Please contact us for information.

Family Information:

Please be sure to notify us if any of your contact information changes, example:  address, phone number, cell phone number, email address or emergency contact information.

Please be sure to notify us if any of your child/children’s information changes, examples:  learning, medical or allergy information.