Students and School Life

2016-2017 Sacred Heart Handbook

Uniform Policy 2017-2018

School Dress Code

Student’s dress shall be simple and neat, conducive to a learning atmosphere, and consistent with Christian values.  Good grooming is encouraged such as cleanliness of body, care of teeth, skin, hair, and nails.

PLEASE NOTE:  Students are required to follow the school dress code at all times.  If a student is not in uniform, the parent/guardian will be called and need to bring a change of clothes.  Multiple dress code violations will result suspension of free dress day privileges.

  • Uniforms

Uniforms are purchased from Parker Uniforms, 9606 N. May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120, 405-748-6066. A uniform is required for boys and girls throughout the school year except for special days deemed appropriate by the principal.    We strongly suggest uniform items be marked with the child’s name. Polo shirts and boys dress shirts must be free of any logo and can be purchased anywhere. Uniform t-shirts** can be purchased through group orders.

**Daily uniform t-shirts should be the most recent t-shirt design.  Older t-shirt designs and special t-shirts (ex: track meet, Taste of Sacred Heart, fundraiser awards, Blu99 designs, 8th grade class shirts, etc.) may be worn ONLY on Fridays.  Students playing sports for El Reno P.S. may wear team shirts on Fridays.

  • Boy’s Required Dress Uniform (Worn on Mass days)

Pre-3 thru 5th grade:

Light Blue oxford shirt short or long sleeved (only white undershirts may be worn

(no visible logos)

Khaki slacks or shorts

6th-8th Grade:

White Oxford shirt, short or long sleeves (No visible logos)

Khaki slacks or shorts

Sacred Heart Plaid Tie

  • Boys must wear their dress shirt all day
  • Boy’s Daily Uniform (Worn on Non-Mass Days)

Pre-3 thru 8th grade:

Red, white, or navy polo style shirt or turtleneck (no logos)

School t-shirt/sweatshirt/hoodie*

Khaki, navy or plaid pants or shorts (short’s hem must be at fingertip length)

  • No cargo pants
  • Girl’s Required Dress Uniform (Worn on Mass Days)

Pre-3 thru 5th grade:

Sacred Heart Red Plaid jumper (finger tip length)

White button down shirt with red piping-Peter Pan style collar (short or long sleeved)

  • Bloomers or shorts will be worn under dress uniforms.

6th-8th  grades:

¾ Length shirt purchased at Parker Uniform

Above the knee Sacred Heart plaid skirt

Sacred Heart Plaid sailor tie.

  • Girl’s Daily Uniform (Worn on Non-Mass Days)

Pre-3 thru 8th grade:

Red, white, or navy polo style shirt or turtleneck (no logos)

School t-shirt/sweatshirt

Khaki, navy, or Sacred Heart plaid pants, shorts, skorts, or Capri pants

  • Jeans for Change (Friday)

Pre-3 thru 8th grade:

  • Jeans should be solid red, white, blue or khaki in color. (No print)
  • Jean skirts and shorts should be finger-tip length.
  • Jeans must be denim. (No jeggings or stretch pants)
  • No holes.
  • shorts and skorts hem line must be at finger-tip length when student stands with their hands down to their side
  • Pants must have a button and a zipper waist band.
  • Pre-3 & Pre-K may wear pants with elastic waist bands.
  • no stretch pants, yoga pants or jeggings
  • no cargo pants
  • no athletic shorts
  • students in preschool – 5th grade may not wear make-up
  • students in 6th – 8th grade may wear neutral make-up.
  • earrings must be no bigger than a dime
  • no hoop or dangling earrings
  • students may not wear perfume or cologne
  • body art, body and hair tattoos, or colored hair spray and gel are not allowed
  • all hair color should be of a natural shade
  • distracting hairstyles such as Mohawks or shaved designs are not allowed
  • uniforms should be in good condition without holes or discoloration
  • shirts and leggings worn under uniforms must be red, white, navy or khaki
  • corduroy pants are permitted in navy or khaki colors 
  • students must wear socks or tights.  Socks and tights must be red, white, navy, black and/or khaki. (socks can be red and white, etc. )
  • No show socks should not show
  • shoes should have rubber or non-marking soles
  • No heels higher than 2 inches

We have a hoodie available through Parker and The Okay See.  Students may wear either this hoodie or the other approved Sacred Heart hoodies.  Students should wear jackets that zip or button, or Sacred Heart hoodies if they anticipate being cold.  Plain hoodies, hoodies with any other logo, pullover fleece or sweaters will not be permitted.

Note:  Socks must be worn with all types of shoes.

 **** Shoes without backs, open-toed sandals, flip flops or wheeled tennis shoes cannot be worn at school unless designated as special days by the principal.

On non-uniform days, appropriate clothing should be worn.  No shirts with inappropriate advertising or sayings, short shirts, tank tops, torn, or sloppy clothing will be allowed. Students must follow the finger-tip rule also.  If inappropriate clothing is worn, children will call their parents to bring appropriate attire.

The principal will make the final decision as to what is appropriate.

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After School Program

Sacred Heart Lunch Program

Athletics

The athletic venue is actually another classroom in which student-athletes are expected to experience an additional part of their education.  The key in this statement is “part,” and the student-athlete must understand the athletic experience in its proper perspective.  Participation in athletics should be understood not as a right but as a privilege with responsibilities attached.

To this end, Sacred Heart Catholic School has adopted the following athletic rules and responsibilities:

  • Every child who has attended practice and put forth effort will have the opportunity to play in each game. It should be understood that not all children have the same ability or will play the same amount of time.  Every effort, however, will be made to assure that each child does participate at some time during the game.
  • At any sports activity, everyone is expected to conduct himself/herself in a fair and Christian manner. Verbal or physical abuse by the coaching staff, players, or spectators will not be tolerated.  Regardless of the outcome of the game, all are to participate with the sense of Christian conduct.

Athletics can make a positive contribution to a child’s self-esteem while developing physical skills and character.  A child should be a “WINNER,” not because of the score, but because he/she has contributed to the group effort and has been treated as a worthwhile member of the team. For more specific rules, please refer to the Athletic Handbook. All students and coaches participating in extra-curricular activities including basketball and cheerleading must have a signed copy of the Athletic Handbook agreement on file in the office.

Any students playing sports for El Reno Public Schools are subject to the rules and regulations of the Public Schools.  Students must maintain a 80% or above grade average to remain eligible.

Read the 2016-2017 Sacred Heart Athletic Handbook sacred-heart-catholic-school-athletic-handbook-2016-2017

Electronic Use Policy

        Telephone/Cell Phone

Students may use classroom phones or the office phone with the permission of the school personnel.  Students may not use any other phones in the building without permission from school personnel. Student cell phone use during school hours will not be permitted. If a cell phone becomes a distraction by ringing or student use during the school day, the cell phone will be taken to the office and subject to the following consequences:

First time:  Warning and a parent/guardian will retrieve the phone from the office

Second time:  $10 fine for the parent/guardian to retrieve the phone

Third time: $20 fine for the parent/guardian to retrieve the phone

Fourth time: $50 fine for the parent/guardian to retrieve the phone

Fifth time:  The phone will be kept until the end of the school year

(All funds collected will be used for the purchase of technology for the school.)

Items taken away from students will be returned to the parent/guardian.

If a student has a phone at school, it should be given to the homeroom teacher upon arrival in the morning.  The cell phone should be parked in the off position for the day.  The cell phone may be picked up by the student at dismissal.  At no time, during school hours, should a cell phone be in student’s locker or possession.

School administration reserves the right to search the phone if there is a reasonable suspicion that the safety and well-being of the student, school, its staff and students is/are at risk or reasonable suspicion of a school related wrong doing.

Tablets/E-readers

Electronic readers (E-readers) are digital devices that can store books, periodicals, magazines and other electronic media.  E-readers like Kindle’s, Nooks, iPads, and iTouch are quickly becoming ubiquitous in our digital culture and simply cannot be ignored.  Sacred Heart, in striving to maintain technological relevance in education, is providing the opportunity for students to use these devices in accordance with our E-reader Acceptable Use Policy.  This opportunity is a privilege that requires extra caution and responsibility both on the part of the students and their parents.

E-reader Acceptable Use Policy:

The wide variety of hardware and software capabilities of available E-readers makes them challenging to monitor and control in a school environment in contrast with school owned technology like computers, etc.  Therefore our E-reader acceptable use policy needs to be specific and clear.  A student who violates any portion of the E-reader Acceptable Use Policy may immediately lose the privilege to use their E-reader at school for a length of time commensurate with the nature of the violation.  E-readers fall under the Student Acceptable Use of Personal Devices Policy, and a copy of the signed agreement form must be on file in the office.

    1.  All E-readers must be registered with the homeroom teacher and accompanied by the Acceptable Use Agreement signed by both the parent and student.
    2. E-readers are to be used only for the reading of school approved material (books, etc.)  and not for other purposes such as communication, entertainment, music, gaming, etc.
    3. All material on the E-reader must comply with the spirit and policies of Sacred Heart School.  Please refer to the handbook for more details.
    4. All E-readers must have cellular and network capabilities disabled (turned off) while the device is at school.
    5. E-readers must be used at appropriate times in accordance with teacher instructions.  The E-reader must not be a distraction for the student or those around him/her nor be a source of any classroom disruption.
    6. E-readers are not to be used during lunch, middle-school breaks, or during playground/recess time.
    7. The student is responsible for knowing how to properly and effectively use their E-readers and this should not be a burden for teachers.
    8. Sacred Heart Catholic School is not responsible for E-readers that are lost, stolen or damaged at school.

School administration reserves the right to search the E-readers/tablets if there is a reasonable suspicion that the safety and well-being of the student, school, its staff and students is at risk or reasonable suspicion of a school related wrong-doing.

Blogs: Engagement in online blogs such as, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter may result in disciplinary actions if the content of the student’s or parent’s blog includes defamatory comments regarding the school, faculty, other students or the parish.

Photo Sharing Sites: Photos, captions, and comments on aps such as, but not limited to Snapchat and Instagram that depict the school, faculty, other students, or the parish in a defamatory way may result in disciplinary action.

Sexting:  Students involved in possession or transmission of inappropriate photos on their cell phones or other electronic devices face suspension and/or expulsion.  Sacred Heart Catholic School is legally obligated to file a police report in all cases.

Texting:  Students should at no time be involved in texting during the course of the school day.  Students involved in texting at school face detention, suspension and/or expulsion.

Online Sites: Online sites such as, but not limited to, virtual reality sites, online games, etc. can pose a developmental and moral risk to the life of a student.  Parents are cautioned to be aware of the online sites visited by their children, knowing that often predators are not living in a neighborhood, but within the home via a computer.  Students who have avatars that depict other students, teachers or parish staff in a defamatory light face detention, suspension, or expulsion.

Bullying/Harassment/Intimidation

Sacred Heart Catholic School attempts to provide a safe environment for all individuals.  Any action based on lack of respect for others, including sexual and physical abuse, and the creation of a hostile environment by students, faculty and/or staff will not be tolerated at Sacred Heart Catholic School.  The principal investigates all complaints of bullying, harassment or intimidation.  Students making threats (seriously or in jest or online) or who are involved in bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, or intimidation face detention, suspension and/or expulsion.

Harassment, intimidation and bullying means any gesture, written (including using technology such as, but not limited to texting, social media, tweeting, email, etc.), or verbal expression or physical act that a reasonable person should know will harm another student, damage property, or insult or demean any student or group of students in such a way as to interfere with the school’s educational mission or the education of any student.

“At school” means on school grounds, at school-sponsored activities, or at school-sanctioned events.

All complaints will be investigated and appropriate disciplinary action will be imposed.  The attached policy adopted for the 2014-2015 school year will be utilized for the investigation process and determination of the appropriate disciplinary action.  The signature of the student and parents in this handbook demonstrates compliance with this policy.

Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use

Students are encouraged to use the school’s computers/network and Internet connection for educational purposes.  Use of such resources is a privilege, not a right.  Students must conduct themselves in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner.   Unauthorized or inappropriate use, including any violation of the school’s policies and administrative guidelines, may result in cancellation of the privilege, disciplinary action consistent with the school’s rules, and civil or criminal liability.  Smooth operation of the school’s network relies upon users adhering to the acceptable use policy.  Students and parents must read and sign the Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Agreement.

Gum and Candy

All food, including candy, may be eaten only at lunchtime in the cafeteria.  Exceptions may be made as school personnel sees necessary.  No food may be stored in desks or lockers.  Gum chewing is not permitted inside or outside on the school grounds.

    Nuisance Items

Toys, make-up, perfume, CD players, MP-3 players, iPods, headphones, cell phones, pagers, video games, etc. must be left at home.  If taken by a school employee, the item will be taken to the office.  Items taken away multiple times may be kept until the end of the school year.  Any “craze” which can be traded, swapped, etc. is considered a nuisance item and may not be brought to school.