Parents who wish to meet with the Principal, a teacher, or any member of the school staff must contact the teacher or school office to arrange a mutually convenient meeting time. For the sake of good order in the school, parents should not approach staff members during the school day without arranging an appointment beforehand.
The Home-School Association membership is comprised of pastor, principal, faculty, and the school parents/guardians of Saint Joseph School. The functions of the HSA shall be:
To provide parents the opportunity to become fully informed of the content and style of the school’s educational program.
To foster frequent and positive parent-teacher-child interactions as they affect the religious and general education of the children.
To encourage specific areas of parental support that the teachers need in order to make their classroom teaching more effective, and thus ensure a quality Catholic school education.
To help reinforce the religious education of the children in the home.
To clarify the specific responsibilities of parent, teacher, student, principal, pastor, and Home-School Association for achieving the school’s educational goals.
To act as a communication group in making the work and achievements of the school well known to the parish and community. General HSA meetings are held several times throughout the year. Notice of these meetings will be indicated on the monthly calendars in addition to the letter that is sent in advance by the Home School Association to school families.
Money (either cash or checks) that is sent to school should be placed in a sealed envelope and identified with the child’s name and grade, the amount enclosed, and its purpose.
Monthly calendars are sent home at the beginning of each month indicating activities and events for that month.
Every Thursday an envelope is sent home with letters and other pertinent information. If a response is required, a tear-off will be at the end of the letter, and it is to be returned by the indicated date. Failure to return warrants a detention.
Parents are also encouraged to use the school website for current information
Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are not permitted to be used on school property. Important phone calls home or from home are to be made or received from the school office phone. Disciplinary action will be taken if this rule is broken.