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Administration
PUNCTUALITY

School begins at 8:00 AM and ends at 2:40 PM. The lunchtime will be determining based on the timetable formation. A child will be deemed late after 8:15. Arriving after such time, students are expected to present a written excuse signed by the parents or guardians. The excuse must also contain a contact number. Students coming in after 9:00 AM and are without excuses, may be asked to will return home for those excuses. Efforts must be made to contact parents immediately to ascertain the nature of the problem.

LATE FOR CLASSES

It must be noted that late arrival to class is unacceptable, students being late for classes without a valid reason will be dealt with - Teachers can speak to students, students can be placed on detention or asked to stand where he/she can see and hear what is going on in the class room. Teachers can refuse the student entry to the class. Student can also be cited for loitering. Community service can also be administered. Should this behavior continues - parents will be called in to discuss the situation - counseling could be recommended.

ABSENTEEISM

Students assigned and registered at the Boca Secondary School are expected to be at school regularly and punctually. Should a student become frequently irregular at school?
The school will vigorously pursue:
• The parents to determine the problem
• Contact the school attendant officer
• The Truancy Officer
• The Ministry of Social Services/Child Welfare Association
Students being absent due to ill health, the relevant medical document must be forwarded to the school. Depending on the ailment, the school will make arrangement for the student to have work done in his/her absent, through homework and additional assignments.

Students in school but absent from classes
Students would be warned, should the behaviors persist, and parents will be called in to discuss the matter.
Students can be:
• Detained
• Suspended
• Flogged or given community services

Leaving the school compound without permission
The school management views leaving of the school compound without permission as a very serious offence. Students found in violation of such regulation would have to bring in their parents after they have been warned and the matter fully investigated. This offence can also carry a suspension period not exceeding two (2) weeks. Students who wish to leave the school compound during the regular school day MUST obtain permission from the Principal, Dean or Form Teacher after the relevant supporting documents are produced. These documents should be: letters/phone call from parents requesting permission and stating reasons why the child/student should leave the school compound. A contact number must accompany these letters. Failure to produce such requirements the child will be denied permission to leave the school of compound before the completion the regular school day.

PTA MEETINGS

It is of significant importance that parents avail themselves to be appraised on their child's performances and activities related to the school in general. For this reason, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of every month at 4.30 PM.
Please be advised that mini associations would be formed at the form levels as well to ensure that more parents are involved in the education of their students as well as the life of the school.

SECURITY

Security to any establishment is of paramount importance for this reason Boca Secondary School has placed and continues to guard rigidly its physical plant, equipment and environment with utmost vigilance. In addition and most importantly we regard safety of our human resource as top priority. The school carries a night security and two day securities. All visitors are required to check in at the security point sign in and state the purpose of their visit and present a picture identification- passport, driver’s license or national ID card. Students entering school are subject to random checks by the security using a metal detector. Security is not authorized to man-handle students. Any students suspected of being in possession of any unwanted or dangerous material are liable to be searched. Searching of students must be done in the present of a teacher - male and female depending on the gender of the student. Students found with any material that is considered not of school: The material will be confiscated, detained, parent and the legal authorities will be called if warranted, the discipline plan will be applied. Offence and consequences will be recorded in the appropriate book.

SCHOOL FEE

School fee is a legal requirement at the secondary school. The fee is currently $75.00 per year. These fees must be paid by the end of September for the beginning of the school academic year. However, the fee can be paid on a term by term basis of $25.00 per term. This arrangement will be available to parents who request it. The form teachers will be responsible for the collection of fee which must be lodged with financial committee who is charged with the responsibility. A receipt must be issued when a payment is made. The receipt book and monies collected MUST be submitted to the financial committee at the end of every week of school. These receipt books will be checked and endorsed by the chairman of the committee to verified amount collected from the various teachers.

FUND RAISING

Fundraising can take many different forms such: Walk-a-tons, Fairs, Raffles, Cakesales, Bar-Be-Ques and Exhibitions. The organizing of such activities will be spare headed by a committee. However, the raising of fund on a class basis will also be pursued from this new school year 2009-2010. The committee designated with the responsibility will also have to present a report to the management team at the completion of the activity.

MEDIA ISSUES

The use of media to sensitize the public on sensitive issues as well as promoting the institutions' philosophy, its policy framework, achievements and other pertinent information can be regarded as a very significant gadget in this global environment where technology and technological apparatus are some of the main devices currently used in the educational environment. However, we are also mindful of the many damages such a medium can also create if not handled/managed prudently. For this reason the Boca Secondary School delineates the following: All sensitive matters regarding the school and the media must first be critically and rationally evaluated to determine its validity and need for public awareness. Should such analysis warrants publicity, the schools' management team after deliberation with the other members of Staff and the Chief and District Education Officers, a prepared statement will be issued by the Principal or a designated member of staff. Sensitive issues can be described as: Major fights, fatal incidents, fires or major disasters, death etc. Teachers are therefore advised that sensitive issues must first be discussed by all stakeholders to a commonality before disseminating any information that may tarnish the image of the institution.
Other issues such as regular announcements for meetings, promotions and celebrations etc, a media person will be appointed to carry out such undertakings.

EMERGENCY PLAN

This plan is developed to guide the school in arriving at the most safe and efficient means of dealing effectively with the emergency.
Simulation drills should be held once every school term (In the case of a fire, electrical surges, gang wars/fight, earthquakes, flash floods, etc.).

Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 555-7856