St. Vincent de Paul 
  Catholic School
Since parents have given children their life, they are bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs.
This quote from the Vatican-II Declaration on Christian Education (Gravissimum Educationis - 1965, Pope Paul VI) highlights the great importance of your involvement in your child's education. As a school, St. Vincent's is dedicated to helping you teach the faith to your children, foster the virtues in their hearts, and give them the knowledge and skills to succeed in life. To this end, we need you to be involved and to communicate with us so that your child can continue to grow academically, socially, and spiritually rich.
   ~ Parents ~

For easy reference, and as a reminder as we strive to work as a united team, here are the responsibilities outlined in the handbook for you are parents, as well as what we expect from your children, and what you can expect from us:


Parent Responsibilities


  1. Be familiar with and support regulations as listed in this handbook.
  2. Assist the school in teaching of the basic Christian principles.
  3. See that the child receives proper rest, diet, medical care and time for study.
  4. See that students arrive at school on time and attend regularly.
  5. Cooperate with the teachers, keeping in mind what is best for each student.
  6. Attend Parent\Teacher Conferences.


Student Responsibilities: 

  1. Attend school on assigned days and times.
  2. Obey the rules of the school. This includes a respectful attitude toward all adults and other students.
  3. Put forth effort to learn as much as possible.
  4. Meet classroom expectations of individual teachers, this includes homework.
  5. Respect school property.

Teacher Responsibilities:


  1. Prepare to the best of one's ability and time the type of class lessons that will assist each child to learn according to his/her ability.
  2. Respect the dignity of the child at all times.
  3. Participate in a partnership with the parents for the good of the students.
  4. Note the child's behavior, (social, academic and emotional) in order to evaluate with parents the progress of the child.\


The Role of the Administration is to:


  1. Supervise teachers, students, and curriculum.
  2. Incorporate the directives and regulations of the diocese, state and religious community offices of education into the school procedure.
  3. Enforce school policies and procedures.
  4. Serve as a liaison between school and parents.