Policies and Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal

School begins at 8:00 am and dismissal bell rings at 2:40 pm.

Dress Code

Holy Family believes that an appropriateDress Code is important in educating our students. Therefore, our students are required to wear a school uniform and our parents are happy to alleviate those early morning clothing hassles.

Code of Conduct

We believe that all children are expected to behave in accordance with the Gospel message. As Catholics, we are mandated by our faith to treat each other with love and respect. In registering at Holy Family School, both students and parents agree to comply with and support the discipline policies and regulations, as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

School Closings and Delays

There are a minimum of 178 student attendance days. Within these 178 days, Ohio law provides for five calamity days (inclement weather or other non-weather related emergencies) which a school does not need to make up. A school must make up any days over these five days. The school has built into its calendar five possible make up days to be used if the school exceeds its three calamity days.

On any day in which classes are canceled due to severe weather conditions, all other school-related activities (school-sponsored social events, meetings, extracurricular activities, or athletic events/practices held on or away from school property) shall likewise be canceled on that day and evening. Exception is if the host team is in session.

School emergency closing is determined by the Poland public school superintendent who is responsible for transportation of the majority of Holy Family students. Therefore, when Poland schools are closed or on at two hour delay Holy Family will be closed or on delay also.

On days when school is cancelled or on two hour delay, parents will receive a message from the principal via the parent broadcast system. Parents may also listen daily to local TV and radio stations for this information. Usually these announcements are made beginning at 5:30 a.m. If Holy Family is to be closed for other emergencies, the principal will call radio and TV stations and give the reason for closing (i.e. broken water pipes, boiler problems).

School Crisis Management Plan

The Crisis Management Plan is intended to provide the school administration and staff an opportunity to prepare responses to a wide variety of emergencies. The plan gives specific attention to: issues of violence, threats upon persons or property, natural disasters, civil unrest, intruders, environmental disasters, contraband, and utilities failure. The Crisis Management Plan relies heavily upon the local school staff for implementation. 

The primary members of the Crisis Management Team are the Pastor, school Principal, Secretaries, Custodian, and Teachers. Parents, local law enforcement and emergency service agencies may assist them. Each team member has a specific role and will have a written description of their duties as the plan is called into action. A copy of the Crisis Management Plan is available in the school office.

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