NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL “SUMMER KNIGHTS” POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 


Registration and Tuition for 5th-8th Grade Camps and Enrichment Courses

  • Online registration opens March 1, 2017 on a first-come, first-served basis and must be completed May 12, 2017.
  • Students entering grades 5-8 in Fall 2017 may enroll in as many or as few enrichment courses and/or camp sessions as they choose. (Note that the Sports Camp is only available for students ages 6-12.) Please refer to dates, times, and costs and register accordingly.
  • All enrichment classes are $250 each, and camps range from $100-350 per session. All tuition and fees must be paid in full when registering unless other arrangements have been made.
  • A $50 nonrefundable registration fee is included in the cost of each 5th-8th grade class period or camp session. Tuition for all enrichment classes and camps (except Sports Camp) is refundable on or before May 12, 2017 minus the $50 nonrefundable registration fee per class or camp session. Refunds for Debate Camp, Tech Camp, and Enrichment Classes are not available after May 12, 2017. Refunds for Sports Camp is available until June 19 minus the $50 nonrefundable registration fee.
  • Late registration for Debate Camp, Tech Camp, and Enrichment Classes is available from May 13 - June 12, provided there are spaces still available. A $50 processing fee per class or camp session will be charged for late registration. Some classes may have an additional book or material fee.

Registration and Tuition for Incoming 9th-12th Grade 1st Semester & Yearlong Courses

  • Online registration opens March 1, 2017 for current and newly admitted NDHS students on a first-come, first-served basis and must be completed by May 1 for first semester and year-long courses, and June 5 for second semester classes.
  • Students enrolled in other Catholic or Independent schools will be permitted to register beginning April 3.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their counselor before registering for any summer courses. Only courses taken at NDHS may be used to satisfy NDHS graduation requirements. Only courses taken at NDHS will be calculated in the NDHS GPA. Please refer to dates, times, prerequisites and costs and register accordingly.
  • All semester long courses are $500 each, and year-long courses are $1000. Some classes may have an additional lab, book, or material fee. Tuition costs are the same for NDHS and non-NDHS students. A $100 nonrefundable registration fee is included in the cost of each class.
  • All tuition and fees must be paid in full when registering unless other arrangements have been made. Tuition for first semester or yearlong courses is refundable on or before May 1, 2017 minus the $100 nonrefundable registration fee per class. Refunds are not available after May 1, 2017.
  • Late registration for first semester or yearlong courses is available from May 2 - June 2, provided there are spaces still available. A $100 processing fee per class will be charged for late registration. Note: in the event that NDHS needs to cancel a class, students will receive a full refund including the registration fee. We reserve the right to cancel a class at any time. Some classes may have an additional lab, book, or material fee.

Registration and Tuition for Incoming 9th-12th Grade 2nd Semester Courses

  • Online registration opens March 1, 2017 for current and newly admitted NDHS students on a first-come, first-served basis and must be completed by June 5 for second semester classes.
  • Students enrolled in other Catholic or Independent schools will be permitted to register beginning April 3.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their counselor before registering for any summer courses. Only courses taken at NDHS may be used to satisfy NDHS graduation requirements. Only courses taken at NDHS will be calculated in the NDHS GPA. Please refer to dates, times, prerequisites and costs and register accordingly.
  • All semester long courses are $500 each, and tuition costs are the same for NDHS and non-NDHS students. Some classes may have an additional lab, book, or material fee. A $100 nonrefundable registration fee is included in the cost of each class.
  • All tuition and fees must be paid in full when registering unless other arrangements have been made. Tuition for second semester courses is refundable on or before June 5, 2017 minus the $100 nonrefundable registration fee per class. Refunds are not available after June 5, 2017. Late registration for second semester courses is available from June 6- June 26, provided there are spaces still available. A $100 processing fee per class will be charged for late registration. 

 Cancellation of Classes

  • Note: in the event that NDHS needs to cancel a class, students will receive a full refund including the registration fee. We reserve the right to cancel a class at any time.

Attendance Policies and Procedures

  • July 4, 2017 is a national holiday and summer school will be closed.
  • If any student in grades 5-12 is going to be absent from summer school a parent must contact the NDHS attendance office at 818 990-1856 and leave a message.
  • When the student returns from being absent he/she should bring a letter from the parent and check in to the attendance office (located in the Holy Cross Center) to receive a readmit slip before returning to the classroom.
  • Students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a credit-bearing course that receives a grade may not miss more than 1 day for each semester-long class. Students who are tardy must check in at the attendance office to receive a tardy slip.  Three tardies is the equivalent to one absence.  Excessive absences and/or tardies will result in a loss of credit.
  • Students entering 5th- 8th grade, who are enrolled in camps and enrichment courses, are encouraged to attend all days to take full advantage of their summer opportunities; however, attendance is more flexible at this grade level because none of the camps and courses are credit bearing. In the event that your child is going to be absent due to a planned vacation please contact the instructor to discuss the situation. Please be advised, however, that we will not prorate tuition for camps and enrichment classes.

Grades, Grade Reporting, and Course Credit

  • No grades or course credit are awarded for camps or enrichment courses for student entering grades 5-8.
  • NDHS students or newly admitted NDHS students will receive grades and credit through Blackboard no later than August 1. NDHS summer school grades are included on the NDHS transcript and are calculated in the NDHS GPA.
  • Students enrolled in other high schools may request a final grade report by providing their summer school teacher with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. A copy of the official NDHS grade report will also be sent to the registrar at the student’s high school. Students enrolled in other high schools are encouraged to check with their high school counselor before enrolling in any NDHS course.
  • Semester long courses receive 5 units of credit and yearlong courses receive 10 units of credit. Courses that are UC/CSU approved are indicated in the course description.

Transportation, Parking, Drop-off and Pick-up

  • The school bus service doesn’t operate during the summer months, so you may wish to arrange carpools or consider public transportation.
  • Student drivers must display a school-issued parking permit on their vehicle at all times. See one of the deans for a parking permit if you do not have one.
  • Parent and Student driver’s must refrain from cellphone use during drop off and pick up, unless they are parked. There are many small children on campus during the summer months and they have a tendency to run out into the parking lot without checking to see if it safe to do so. Please drive slowly and remain vigilant.
  • Most parking spots on campus are assigned so please don’t pull into one even “just for a minute.” If you must park please ask the guard to direct you to a visitor spot.
  • Morning drop-off is very crowded so please give yourself ample time in the morning.
  • Drop-off in the Riverside lot provides a safe and supervised drop-off location for your student. Enter from Riverside Drive, pull up near the speed limit sign to let your student exit quickly and then proceed to Huston Street. Turn right onto Huston.
  • To drop off on Riverside Drive, heading west, pull as far forward as possible. Do not block the entrance to the Riverside parking lot and do not stop on a red curb. Do not make a U-turn on Riverside.
  • The Woodman lot is very congested in the morning and drop-off is discouraged. However, drop-off is allowed along the red curb on the south side of the lot. Pull as far forward as you can and have your student exit the car quickly. Do not double park to drop-off.
  • If you drop-off along Huston, pull over to the curb, please do not block traffic. Do not make a left from Huston onto the Annex Road. Also, do not stop near the Riverside parking lot exit.
  • Do not drop off in the red bus zone on Woodman. We have been informed that citations will be issued in the amount of $255.
  • Please remind your students not to jaywalk. Students must use the crosswalks.
  • Remember that curbs near driveways are painted red for a reason: no parking, please. A car parked too near a driveway completely blocks visibility. Help us be good neighbors to those who live near our campus.

Food Service

  • Our cafeteria will be open for breakfast and lunch items if there is sufficient interest. A survey question is included as part of your registration.
  • No food or beverages are allowed in classrooms or school buildings.
  • No gum, and no tobacco products on or near campus.

Dress Code

  • Students are not required to wear uniforms, but must dress modestly and exercise good judgment in choosing their attire. Shorts, t-shirts, sweats, and jeans are all acceptable.
  • Clothes should not be ripped, torn, excessively revealing, too tight, or sagging.
  • No tank tops, low cut t-shirts, bare midriffs, backless shirts, or strapless tops.
  • No clothing with inappropriate (i.e. alcohol or drug-related, gang-related, sexually explicit) messages, logos, phrases, etc.
    Shoes or sandals must be worn at all times.
  • No unusual hair color, body-piercings, tattoos. Boys must be clean-shaven.

What to do in the event of an Emergency during summer school

  • If you have a family emergency during school hours, please call the main school number at (818) 933-3600 and listen for the prompt or stay on the line to speak with someone. 
  • NDHS faculty and staff practice emergency preparedness drills every month. In the event of an emergency or disaster (i.e. earthquake or fire) we are responsible for the safety and security of students.
  • Students will only be released according to the instructions you have provided, and to the adults you have listed, on your Emergency/Medical Information Sheet.
  • Please make sure you review these instructions with your child prior to the first day of summer program.
  • During an emergency situation we must keep phone lines open to communicate with emergency and other governmental agencies so please do not contact the school. Stay by your phone and keep checking your email as we will try to contact you with an update as soon as we can. Please stay calm, be patient, and give us time to make sure that all students are safe and accounted for--that is our first priority. .
  • If you are en route to campus during an emergency situation please park off campus and proceed to any of the gates adjacent to the football field. We will be setting up our command post to release students from the field unless authorities advise us at the time that it is unsafe to do so. No student will be released without the signature of an authorized adult!

Student Behavioral Expectations

In order for a student to be successful at Notre Dame it is essential that a spirit of cooperation, trust, and support exist between the school and the parents. The registration of students in the Summer Knights program at Notre Dame High School is deemed to be an agreement on their part, and on the part of their parents or guardians, to comply fully with all policies, rules, and regulations of the school as outlined in the dress code policy and these expectations of student behavior.  Should a student or family find that they are unable to comply with school policies or expectations they will be required to withdraw their student from the summer program and any tuition or fees that have been paid will be subject to the refund policy as outlined above.

Notre Dame expects our students to be young men and women of integrity, therefor the following behavior is grounds for immediate dismissal from the summer program:

  • Plagiarism, cheating, theft, profanity, dishonesty or rudeness to a faculty, staff member or other adult;
  • Misuse of technology, including downloading or distribution of hate literature or pornography;
  • Fighting, bullying, sexting, or harassment of any kind including online;
  • Possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or tobacco, including “vaping” products;
  • Possession or use of fireworks, firecrackers, weapons of any kind--including airsoft or bb guns on or near the campus;
  • Acts of vandalism (i.e. graffiti, writing on desks, tables, walls, etc.); fighting;
  • And any behavior that is inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church or the Mission of Notre Dame High School.