Parents are the primary and principal educators of their children; that is, the parents’ role is of paramount importance in the process and progress of the student’s integral formation. parent involvement is essential for their participation and support. The home is the all-important setting where the student’s non-scholastic life is lived, where his/her character and behavior are formed significantly. Educators seek to assist parents in this delicate task of educating and forming their children. As the primary educators of their children, parents have made a free choice for the Catholic education and integral formation of their children. Becoming part of the school community necessitates the commitment and support to the mission of a high school implementing Integral Formation®. The requisite of a cooperative and supportive relationship with the parents is vital and an essential component of success in the education of the student.
The effective implementation of Integral Formation® requires the unified partnership and collaboration that exists within the school to also exist between the school and the family. The school is an extension of the home and, therefore, works in support of the home. If there is a contradiction between the teachings and values presented at school and those presented at home, students will be internally divided in their allegiance. This contradiction causes regression, confusion, and is counterproductive. The school and family need to support each other in order to foster harmony between the two.
Greater family involvement also provides more opportunities for open and consistent communication between parents and the school. This leads to the teachers, integration and directive team members having a better understanding of each student. The high school keeps parents regularly updated on student progress and asks families to work with them to support educational tasks and goals. Excellent results are only possible through the involvement of and communication with parents. Communication with the parents is ongoing through various means: email, newsletters, telephone calls, online school information, websites, meetings, Parent-Teacher conferences.
2021-2022 School Uniform (downloadable forms)
Volunteer Safe Environment Forms & Compliance Requirements
CANTS FORM - This form must be submitted annually prior to beginning volunteer service. Please complete and return to the school office. A copy of the completed form is kept on site and the original is sent by the school office to DCFS in Springfield. Click HERE to download a copy of the CANTS form.
2020 CODE OF CONDUCT FORM - All volunteers must read and sign the updated version of this document prior to beginning service and annually. A copy of the completed form is kept on site. Volunteers will be prompted to read and review the Code of Conduct form when they log into their Virtus account.
VIRTUS/Protecting God's Children Program
- Please log in to your account, or for first time volunteers, please create a new account: www.virtus.org
- Previous volunteers will be asked to follow through on certain updates to their account.
- New Volunteers: Attend an "online" 2-hour training session.
- Details may be found on the Virtus website.
- Supply school office with Training Completion Certificate.
- Trainings taken prior to 2017 must be recertified; information and details will be included on your Virtus account. (Keeping the Promise Alive refresher course to be taken every 3 years)
Mandated Reporter Training - All volunteer coaches must complete this training prior to beginning volunteer service. A copy of the certificate of completion is kept on site. Persons planning to take the online training need to be prepared to spend at least 60 minutes to complete the training (you cannot exit and return). The computer used for the training must be connected to a printer that will print the certificate at the completion of the training (you cannot exit and return). (ONLY computer-generated certificates will be accepted.) The computer used for the training must be equipped with speakers or headsets to allow you to hear the audio. Click HERE to begin the mandated reporter online training.