Dear Student and Parents,
Whether you are a returning student or a new addition to the Mater Dei family, we are pleased you are joining us this summer. We want all of you to be successful at Mater Dei, and believe that strong communication between students, parents, and teachers is a key part of achieving that goal. We encourage each student to be responsible for him/herself and to respect others, which promotes a safe learning environment.
All classes will meet 11 times for 4 1⁄2 hours per day. This will allow students taking a full year course to learn the material sequentially. With such a condensed schedule, understanding the absence and tardy policies is very important, so please take note of them.
The faculty and administration at Mater Dei are dedicated to improve the quality of education that we provide to our students and would appreciate your input and comments. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Go Crusaders!
Mr. Frank V. Stingo, Summer School Principal
Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Students cannot miss more than 1 class during summer school. A second absence in a class will lower the final grade by one full letter grade. Students missing more than 2 days will be dismissed from summer school without a refund or credit for the course(s).
Students are expected to be on time for all classes. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 am. Arrival more than 1 hour late to class (after 9am) will count as an absence.
Three tardies count as one absence.
ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION
The teacher will provide each student with the course outline/syllabus on the first day of summer school. The syllabus will identify the expected learning outcome of the course, assessment and evaluation procedures, contact information, and more.
Grades are always available on Haiku. No printed progress reports will be issued.
Students are expected to submit all assignments and homework on time. In the case of any absences, students are responsible for obtaining and completing all missed work.
Students attend Summer School by choice; therefore, discipline problems will not be tolerated. Summer School will enforce the policy and procedures of Mater Dei Catholic High School, including a modified dress code (see below). Disciplinary problems will result in the student being withdrawn from the program with no refund or credit.
Students must wear clothes that are neat in appearance and appropriate for school. While students may wear shorts and tee-shirts, all clothing items must be modest. Administration reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of all clothing.
Specific items NOT to be worn (This list is NOT exclusive, but intended to provide just some examples):
▪ Advertisements for tobacco/alcohol/drugs/weapons etc
▪ Pictures or writing that is obscene/suggestive/violent etc
▪ Clothing representing ANY team
▪ Hats, caps, visors, hairnets, do-rags, bandanas, etc
▪ Shorts that are cut-off, immodest, or extend below the knee
▪ Half shirts, crop tops, halters, backless, sleeveless, strapless, low neckline shirts, spaghetti strap shirts/blouses, or tank tops
▪ Pendleton or flannel shirts buttoned at the top or not tucked in
▪ Oversized pants or shirts
▪ Pants / shorts that “sag” below the waistline
▪ Flojos / zories / flip-flops, steel-toed boots, corduroy, slipper shoes, boots that extend over the knee, excessively high-heeled /soled shoes
▪ Earrings (Boys)
▪ Body-piercing, specifically: Navels, noses, eyebrows, tongues ▪ Beards / goatees
▪ Radical hair-cuts/styles, colors (tipping), bleaching, braids