Religious Formation Norms

2012-2013

Table of Contents

To Receive Sacraments

Families must

To receive sacraments

in Grades 2nd and 3rd the student must

in Grades 4th to 8th  the student must

Baptism

Children six (6) years or younger

Children (7) seven years and older

Confirmation - High School

High School Students

Baptized but NOT received First Communion nor Confirmation

Baptized and Confirmed but have NOT received First Communion

All students must be signed out by their parents.

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

To Receive Sacraments

Families must

To receive sacraments

 in Grades 2nd and 3rd the student must

in Grades 4th to 8th  the student must

 

If any student misses more than 5 classes (sickness, vacations, carelessness, laziness, etc), they will lose the year they were registered for. No excuse will be valid.

 

If any student is more than 15 minutes late, the student will be noted as absent. No excuse will be valid.

                                                                                                            

If a student leaves 10 minutes before class is over, they will be marked as absent. No excuse will be valid.

 

Baptism

Children six (6) years or younger

are baptized at our regular Sunday Mass.

Children (7) seven years and older

 

Confirmation - High School

 

In order to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, all Students in their second year of Confirmation Preparation must

 

High School Students

Baptized but NOT received First Communion nor Confirmation

will receive both of their sacraments on the day of their Confirmation Mass. (with the adults in RCIA or RICA.

 

Baptized and Confirmed but have NOT received First Communion

will do their first Communion in the Easter Vigil Mass of March 31, 2013. (With the adults in RCIA or RICA.

 

 

Weather and Emergency Closures

 

Whenever the Sunnyside School District shuts down due to a weather change, natural disaster, national emergency, etc,… our Religious Education Classes/Sessions will not continue for the remaining of that day. If in doubt then check our parish website at www.saintjosephsunnyside.org and the website will state if our classes will be in session that day. The same goes for the adults in RCIA or RICA.

 

All students must be signed out by their parents.

 

 For the security of our students, only their parents or an adult of 18 years or older can sign them out at the end of each class. A parent must write a letter to the office if: (Please note that by the parent/guardian writing this letter to Sunnyside Saint Joseph’s Parish, the parish is not liable for anything that happens to the student after their scheduled classes/sessions have ended)

 

 

 

 

CODE OF CONDUCT

 

C.C.1) Our Religious Education Teachers, are volunteers. Our Parish and volunteers care for the learning and safe environment of our students. In order to achieve this we ask for our students, parents, teachers and staff to be respectful with each other.

 

If any student is being disruptive, disrespectful, and/or violent to a student, teacher, substitute teacher, teacher assistant, participant or anybody involved in our Formation program, the student will be taken to the office. The parent will be called and notified about the child’s behavior.

 

If the parent does not answer, the office will try to get in touch with the emergency contact the parent provided on the day of registration. If nobody answers the phone the child will stay at the office until the parent or legal guardian comes and picks them up. Then the Parish will do the following steps accordingly:

 

1) First Time of Discipline – The student will be brought in the office and a Religious Education Coordinator will talk to the student and the parent will be notified about the student behavior. After this is done, the student will be heading back to their class if and only if the student is willing to cooperate. If the student is not willing to cooperate the parent has to come and pick up the student.

 

2) Second time of Discipline – Student will have to be picked up by the parent in the OFFICE and the student will be marked ABSENT. (Even if the student came on time or assisted a portion of the class they will be marked absent). The student will not be allowed to leave the office until the PARENT or EMERGENCY CONTACT comes to pick up the student in the OFFICE!!!

 

3) Third time of Discipline – Student will be expelled from the religious education classes of this year. The class will not be valid for next year, and the student will be marked as if they never assisted the classes of this year of 2012-2013. There will be NO REFUND for the classes if the student gets expelled.

 

C.C.2) If a student sends a threat to a student, teacher, substitute teacher, teacher’s assistant, participant or anybody involved in our Formation program. The student(s) will be immediately pulled out of the class and as a consequence the students can be up to expelled. The same is applied to our Religious Education Teachers.

 

C.C.3) If weapons or drugs are involved in the property of Saint Joseph’s Parish, it will not tolerate this and the Parish will call the city law enforcement to handle this case. Student will be automatically expelled from our program. The same is applied to our Religious Education Teachers.