Policies

Hours

School is in session Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.  First Bell: 7:50 a.m. The school office is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Please check the monthly calendar for scheduled days off and early dismissals. Any unscheduled school closing (due to inclement weather, etc.) will broadcast on radio stations WWJ and WJR, and TV stations 2, 4 and 7.

Attendance

Any absence from school must be verified by a parent via a phone call the morning of the absence. If a student is 15 minutes late for school, a note of verification from a parent must be sent to the School Office. When a late student arrives to school, he/she must report to the School Office to obtain a tardy pass.

In the event that a student needs to leave the school before closing hours, a parental note designating the time must be sent to the School Office prior to the dismissal. A parent must report to the School Office to sign out the student before he/she will be released.

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Building Safety

For the safety of our students, all visitors, once admitted to the building, are to report to the School Office. No parent is to go directly to a classroom without reporting first to the School Office. All messages will be given to students through the school secretary and all students are dismissed through the School Office.

FIRE Drill Schedule:
9/18/2014 9:15  Completed
9/24/2014 10:00 Completed
10/20/2014 12:05 Completed
4/15/2015 11:00
5/5/2015 14:00

TORNADO (severe weather) Drill Schedule:
9/26/2014 9:30 Completed
3/24/2015 14:00

LOCKDOWN Drill Schedule:
9/22/2014 13:30 Completed
11/21/2014 11:00
2/24/2015 10:30
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Health

Divine Child Elementary School complies with state laws regarding immunizations and physicals for students in the school. Each year, the health data for each student is updated and submitted to the Wayne County Health Department. No student is permitted to carry any type of medication at school; all medications require a doctor-signed form and are to be dispensed by school office personnel.  Between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a nurse is available in the clinic for those students taken ill during the school day. Dismissal is through the clinic. Because all communicable diseases must be reported each week to the Wayne County Health Department, please be specific when you call to report your child absent due to illness.

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Conduct

At Divine Child Elementary School, we believe that one’s conduct mirrors the kind of individual her or she is.  Each student is expected to conduct him/herself at all times a young gentleman/lady, and to act appropriately in Church, on school grounds, in the halls, in the classroom, during assemblies and in all other places.  Divine Child Elementary School follows a written Discipline Plan centered on respect for oneself and others.

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Firearms/Dangerous Weapons/Violent Acts/Threats

Weapons, violent acts, fighting, harassment, threats, bullying, teasing and sexual conduct/communication are not tolerated at Divine Child Elementary School. Harassment refers to behavior (whether in the form or conduct or communication) that is not welcome, is offensive, and fails to respect the rights of other.  Drugs, alcohol and tobacco products are always prohibited at our school. Carrying or possessing of firearms or other dangerous weapons, including look-alikes, on school property is a violation of Federal law, and Archdiocesan policy. The legal policy requires recommendation of expulsion and police notification

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Dress Code

The purpose of our dress code is to minimize clothing competition.  Not only does a code prevent elitism, but it also reduces cost and morning what-to-wear discussions.  If a student cannot comply with the dress code on a particular day, a parental note must be submitted to the school office in the morning.

Girls

Grades 1-4:

  • Jumper (red plaid, knee length)
  • Blouse (white long or short sleeved, Peter Pan or Oxford styles)
  • Sweater (red cardigan or vest)

Grades 5-8:

  • Skirt (red plaid, knee length)
  • Blouse (white long or short sleeved, Oxford style)
  • Sweater (Grades 5-6: red cardigan or vest; Grades 7-8; red pullover or vest)

Boys

Grades 1-8:

  • Slacks (black or gray)
  • Belt
  • Shirt (white Oxford)
  • Tie (red knit or red polyester)
  • Sweater (Grades 1-6: red cardigan or vest; Grades 7-8: red pullover or vest)

Uniforms are to be purchased from Schoolbelles. All students are required to wear closed, low heel, hard-soled DRESS/SCHOOL SHOES and socks or tights. Hairstyles are to be conservative with natural hair color (no sculptures or designs). Boys’ hair is to be above the collar and out of the eyes.  Students cannot wear make-up, nail polish, or jewelry.  All t-shirts/camisoles worn under the dress shirt/blouse must be plain white and tucked into the waistband with the dress shirt/blouse.

Click here for a pdf of the Divine Child Elementary School Uniform Policy.

Gym Clothes:

  • Uniform t-shirt/sweatshirt or Spirit shirt
  • Black nylon windpants (from Target or Schoolbelles; no button-down style, no dragging length, no tear-away)
  • Tennis shoes (flat-bottomed and fastened without zippers)

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D.O.V.E.S

Our Dedicated Official Volunteers Emanating Spirit

Divine Child Elementary School’s D.O.V.E.S. program was initiated to provide a better organized method of providing assistance to our Elementary School teachers, support staff, Parents Guild, and the organizers of the various school activities that occur during the school year.  We invite parents, grandparents, parishioners, and friends of Divine Child Elementary School to help at our school.