St. Margaret Mary School Newsletter
May 22nd, 2023
Morning Drop Off
For morning drop-off before 8:00 am please use the south doors of the building only. The main office doors will not open for students until after 8:00 am. Students who attempt to enter the building through the main office doors before 8:00 am will be asked to walk around to the south doors to enter the building.
Students who arrive at school after 8:00 am should enter through the main office door and go immediately to the main office for a pass.
St. Margaret Mary Catholic School is committed to ensuring maximum achievement for all students. Consistent daily attendance plays a crucial role in reaching this goal. Missing even ten percent of the school year can negatively affect a student's academic achievement. Please note that the state policy allows students to miss school up to ten days per school year. Absences that exceed ten days may require medical documentation. If your child must be absent from school, please remember to call the main office at (414) 463-2373 with the reason for the absence.
The following guidelines are established to clarify the minimal expectations for students’ attire. The descriptions are intended to assist in minimizing distractions and time spent “enforcing” dress code policies. Concern for students’ safety shall be a consideration in determining the appropriateness of attire. Students’ attire should reflect a sense of respect for themselves and those around them.
The following are not permitted under the uniform policy:
- clothing with writing or images other than the STMM logo
- non-STMM hoodies
- girls may only wear navy, white, or black leggings under their skirts, skorts, or jumpers. Leggings may not be used as a substitute for uniform pants
- Footwear NOT allowed to be worn during school hours: snow boots, crocs, Yeezy slides, Yeezy foam runners, flip flops/slides, Heelys, slippers
- Backpacks and purses must be stored in school lockers/coat hooks during the school day
Determination of Appropriateness: If a school leader deems a student’s attire is not appropriate for school, the school leader may:
- Give the student a warning
- Phone the parent/guardian
- Issue a Consequence
- If the attire is deemed a distraction or a hazard, a parent will be asked to bring proper clothing to school and the child may not be allowed to attend class until he/she is dressed appropriately. This procedure will also be used for a subsequent infraction after a warning is issued.
Cell Phone Policy
Students are discouraged from bringing electronic apparatuses/devices to school, and may not be used during the school day. Watches with phone and messaging capabilities are also included in this. St. Margaret Mary Catholic School is not responsible for any electronic items brought to school. Theft or damage to electronic devices is the sole responsibility of the owner.
It is requested that students do not bring cell phones to school. However, if a parent or guardian wishes to allow his/her child to bring a cell phone to school, the following guidelines must be followed:
Cell phones must be turned in to the office staff upon arrival at school. All phones will be turned into the office at the beginning of the school day.
Students may pick up phones from the office staff at the end of the school day. If cell phones are not turned in upon arrival to school, the following consequences will occur:
The cell phone is taken by the teacher/ staff member and given to a School Leader. The student must come to the School Leader in the office at the end of the day to retrieve the cell phone. Parents will be contacted.
The cell phone is taken by the teacher/ staff member and given to the School Leader. The student’s parent/ guardian must make arrangements to retrieve the cell phone. The cell phone will not be released to the student.
The cell phone will be taken from the student and a meeting will be held before the cell phone is released.
Stay in the know!
If your address, email or phone number changes, be sure to call the main office and let us know.