School General Policies
Upon entering the building visitors are required to report to the office. During school hours all exterior doors are locked with the exception of the main entrance door.
Only students registered at St. Martin's Catholic School are allowed on school property or at school sponsored events without prior authorization. St. Martin's students are encouraged to be courteous to visitors and should provide them with assistance, if requested.
Our school operates a child check program each morning, after announcements and again, in the afternoon, after lunch recess. It is very important for you report your child(ren)s absences to the school by following our procedures outlined here: Absence Reporting Procedure Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Leaving School Grounds
If a student must leave school during regular class time for medical, dental or other valid reasons:
- Parents are asked to send a note indicating the time the student needs to leave
- This note should be shown to the classroom teacher.
- Parent or guardian must also sign student out at the office.
Please Note: Students are only permitted within our school and designated playground boundaries. Under no circumstances is a student to leave the building during class time without administration approval
Sign In / Sign Out Procedures
If your child arrives late (due to an appointment, etc.) they must sign in at the office. If you need to come to the school to pick up your child for an appointment during the day the parent or supervising adult must come in to the office to sign the child out and then sign them back in when you return to the school.
Please view Administrative Procedure 134 for ElCS Inclement Weather Procedure.
Bike / Skateboard Safety
Students are reminded not to ride their bikes on the bus pad, as this is very unsafe. Also, we wish to remind all students to observe safety rules when riding their bikes on the road. Thank you.
Administration of Medication
Please be advised that, according to school board policy, we are not allowed to administer any non-prescription drugs to students. We can only administer prescription drugs when you, the parent, have filled in the "Administration of Medication/Medical Treatment to Student Approval Form" and the "Student Focused Medication Management Plan" that are available from our office. In addition if your child suffers from Asthma/Allergies/Diabetes or has a Life-Threatening medical condition there are special forms that must also be completed annually. Please pick these up from the office or call to have them sent home with your child.
Students are expected to dress appropriately and modestly for all regular school activities in a manner that is conducive to the atmosphere of a Catholic School (i.e. including but not restricted to clothing with inappropriate writing or graphics, revealing clothing are not acceptable). Students arriving at school dressed inappropriately will be asked to change their clothing. Students are not allowed to wear "wheelie" shoes in the school. While in the school, students are not allowed to wear headgear of any type.
We are a Nut Aware School
As we have a number of students who have severe life-threatening allergies to nut products, we ask all students not to bring nuts, nut products or items that contain nut products to school at any time. Our staff will provide educational programming to our students to educate them regarding other alternative products that may be brought to school. We remind all families that this measure is taken to ensure the safety of our students and we thank you for your cooperation in this regard.