Introductory Attendance Period for New Students
All new students attend St. Isidore Catholic School on an introductory basis for the first quarter of attendance. The introductory period of attendance is intended to give new students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to achieve a satisfactory level of academic performance, behavior, and attitude to determine whether the new school meets their expectations. The school uses this period to evaluate student capabilities, attitudes, attendance, and overall performance. After the first quarter of attendance, the school may end the relationship.
Local High Schools often ask for names, addresses and phone numbers of junior high students. We will supply this directory information unless a parent specifies otherwise.
Grades 1-8, Kindergarten
7:30 – Students may begin arriving to school
7:40 – First bell rings
7:45 – Second bell rings – School begins – Students considered tardy after this bell
11:35 – Lunch begins
12:25 – Lunch ends – Classes resumes
3:00 – All students dismissal
Preschool (3 & 4 yrs old) Three options
- 7:30 – 11:00 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- 7:30 – 11:00 Monday through Friday
- Full Day Monday through Friday
Arrival begins at 7:30am, unless you are participating in before school care. If you are in need of before school care, your child can attend our extended day program. Please refer to the Extended day program menu in the navigation bar for more information.
Parents are asked to respect parking lot safety regulations to insure the safety of all students. Please refer to your arrival / dismissal guidelines for instructions on pick up.
HEALTH, FAMILY EMERGENCY INFO
Illinois law requires physical examinations for all students immediately prior to entrance into preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade. Kindergarten exams are accepted for entrance into first grade. Dental exams are required for incoming Kindergarten, Second and Sixth graders. Eye exams are required for incoming Kindergarten students. Physical Examination forms are sent to each parent after a child has been accepted into the school. All exams must be completed and sent to the school office NO LATER than the first day of school. All immunizations must be up to date at this time. This is in accordance with Illinois Law.
In the case of a minor accident or injury, basic first aid will be administered in the school office, the classroom or playground. The parent will be contacted only if it appears to be necessary.
In case of accident or serious illness, the school will attempt to contact the parent/guardian. If the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the school will attempt to contact the child’s physician whose name appears on the emergency card. If neither of these can be reached, the school will make whatever arrangements are necessary. A student must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Lice can occur at any time of year in any situation. It is not a reflection on family cleanliness or behavior. If lice are discovered at school a parent will be called. The expectation is that a student will be nit free when returning to school. It is the parents’ responsibility to check for lice and/or nits and to notify the school if either are found on your child.
The school is forbidden by Illinois Law to administer medication without prior written approval/authority from a doctor to do so. Students that are under a doctor’s care must have a medical form on file in the school office. This form can be obtained from the school office and MUST be filled out and signed by a doctor. The PARENT and DOCTOR’S signature must be on the form before any medication can be administered. All medication should be brought to school in the prescription bottle with signed instructions, forms, etc. All medication must be accompanied by a doctor’s prescription. This should be brought to the school office immediately upon the student’s arrival. Inhalers must be kept with the student at all times. These cannot be kept in the school office. Epi pens are kept in the child’s classroom, office and lunch room. No medication of any kind will be dispensed without a written doctor’s prescription. This includes Aspirin, Tylenol, Cough Medicine/Drops, etc. If your child/children have a medication that is stored in the school office, it is the responsibility of the parent to pick it up at the end of the school year. If not, it will be destroyed by June 30.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Hearing and vision screenings are administered by the county health department. These are just screenings and do not replace a visit to a professional doctor. Preschool, Kindergarten and Grade 2 will take both tests. Grades 1, 3, 4 and 8 will take one. There is no charge to you for these screenings.