Student Handbook - Salesianum School
Student Name and Year of Graduation
All students and parents are responsible for the contents of the Salesianum Student Handbook. As a
Roman Catholic independent secondary school, the Student Handbook is the contract between
Salesianum and parents regarding the philosophies, policies, and procedures that will be observed
while educating the students entrusted to the school’s care.
Every effort is made to include in the Student Handbook all policies and procedures pertaining to the
2014-2015 school year. New, updated, or changed policies are shaded in gray. Circumstances may
require administrators to apply the Student Handbook to unique and unanticipated situations. Final
interpretation of the Student Handbook is the responsibility of the Principal.
Any changes that may be made during the school year will be communicated to students at school
and to parents via e-mail and the school website (salesianum.org). Once formally announced, changes
made during the year will be immediately considered a part of this document.
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and I are responsible for awareness and acceptance of its content.
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Students and their parents must sign and return this page to their homeroom moderator on
Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Table of Contents
I. Mission and Spirituality
Direction of Intention
Profile of the Graduate
St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal
History of Salesianum School
Protecting Young People
II. The Salesian Standard:
Personal and Academic Integrity
The Salesian Standard
Definitions of Violations
Procedures to Address Violations
III. Academic Policies
Grade Point Average and Class Rank
Academic Awards: The Honor Roll
Advanced Placement Program
Failure Policy and Academic Dismissal
Academic Conditions Status
Absences and Academic Progress
IV. Disciplinary and Safe Environment Policies
Student Responsibility On and Off Campus
Infractions and Consequences
Absences and Lateness
Excuses from Class
Protection from Harassment, Hostile
Environment and Abuse
Obscenities and Pornography
Destruction of School Property
V. Student Activities and Athletics
Activities and Clubs
National Honor Society
The G-6 Period
Interscholastic Athletic Program
Extracurricular Eligibility: Academic
Extracurricular Eligibility: Disciplinary
VI. Catholic Identity, Campus Ministry, and
Prayer and Worship
VII. Guidance and Student Services
Student Teacher Assistance Referral Team
Service for Students with Learning Disabilities
VIII. General School Policies
Emergency and Weather Information
Lockers; Lost and Found
Telephones and Cell Phones
Vehicular Traffic Regulations
IX. Computer & iPad Policies
iPad Responsible Use Policy
Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy
X. Financial Policies
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Refund Insurance
Requirements for Tuition for Early Withdraw
Serious Tuition Delinquency
XI. Spirit and Heritage
School Colors, Motto, Alma Mater, Fight Song
1.1 Mission Statement
Salesianum School educates and develops the whole person
based on the teaching of Saint Francis de Sales,
whose spirituality can be summarized in “Live Jesus.”
As an independent Catholic secondary school
founded by the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales in 1903,
Salesianum challenges young men
through dynamic college preparatory and extracurricular programs
to live as Salesian Gentlemen devoted to faith, community, and service.
1.2 Direction of Intention
In his advice on prayer, Saint Francis de Sales describes the Direction of Intention as the heart of his practical spirituality, a
simple method of consciously offering to God what we are about to do. It need not be long or formal; one simply and
briefly dedicates the action for God and His glory, and determines to accept whatever happens as coming from his kind and
loving hand. The following version of the Direction of Intention above is used before all activities at Salesianum:
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
My God, give me the grace to perform this action
with you and through love for you.
In advance, I offer to you all the good that I may do
and accept all the difficulty I may meet therein.
St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.
St. Jane de Chantal, pray for us.
Blessed Louis Brisson, pray for us.
They who wish to thrive and advance in the way of our Lord should, at the beginning of their actions, both exterior and
interior, ask for his grace and offer to his divine Goodness all the good they will do. In this way they will be prepared to
bear with peace and serenity all the pain and suffering they will encounter as coming from the fatherly hand of our good
God and Savior. They should not neglect this practice in matters which are small and seemingly insignificant, nor even if
they are engaged in those things which are agreeable and in complete conformity with their own will and needs, such as
eating, drinking, resting, recreating and similar actions. By following the advice of the Apostle Paul, everything they do will
be done in God’s name to please him alone.
Saint Francis de Sales
The Spiritual Directory
1.3 Belief Statements
At Salesianum School, we believe that:
Our Roman Catholic identity is shaped by the Oblate-Salesian tradition.
Our faithful practice of the Direction of Intention offers all activities to God.
Our college preparatory and extracurricular programs develop the whole person spiritually, intellectually, emotionally,
physically and socially.
The strength of our community lies in our ongoing commitment to diversity and our respect for the uniqueness of
Our educational and spiritual vision inspires us to live, flourish and serve in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing
1.4 Profile of the Graduate
Upon graduation, through the teachings of Saint Francis de Sales and the guidance of faculty, staff and administration, a
graduate of Salesianum will:
Be prepared to face the challenges of higher education:
Write and think critically and analytically
Acquire, interpret and discern information objectively
Use technology proficiently and responsibly
Live with a mind open to learning and growth.
“Each day we must begin again with renewed energy.” (Letter of Saint Francis de Sales, no. 1049)
Maintain self-discipline and make good moral decisions.
“Submit to the guidance of reason, which God has implanted in us, and in His Providence, that we may remain firm
and constant.” (The Spiritual Conferences of Saint Francis de Sales, 3)
Engage in service to the community and the world.
“Go to society and meet your neighbor with a joyful heart and look at your neighbor lovingly.”
(Introduction to the Devout Life, 3.24)
Embrace and foster the brotherhood that unites Salesian gentlemen.
“We have no bond but the bond of love, which is the bond of perfection.”
(The Spiritual Directory, quoting Colossians 3:14)
Contribute positively to society by freely sharing his unique gifts and talents.
“Be who you are and be that well.” (Letter of Saint Francis de Sales, no. 289)
Believe that success is a process of small steps and that all we do can make a difference.
“Do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” (Introduction to the Devout Life)
Continue to build a personal relationship with God.
“Prayer asks for and receives the love of God, and the sacraments give it.” (Introduction to the Devout Life, 1.2)
Value the sacredness of all human life from conception until death.
“We must have tenderness toward our neighbors, bearing with their imperfections.”
(Introduction to the Devout Life, 3.2)
Recognize the inherent worth of each individual and build relationships in diverse global environments.
“All these together are called the universe, perhaps because all diversity is reduced to unity.
It is as if one were to say ‘unidiverse,’ unique along with diversity, and diversity along with unity.”
(Treatise on the Love of God, 2.2)
And above all else,
10. Live Jesus!
“I have wished above everything else to engrave upon your heart this sacred motto, ‘Live Jesus.’ Just as Jesus will live
within your heart so he will also live in all your conduct.” (Introduction to the Devout Life, 3.23)
1.5 St. Francis de Sales, St. Jane de Chantal, and Salesian Spirituality
Salesian Spirituality is the common vision and shared spiritual teaching of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Born
to a noble family near Geneva on August 21, Francis (1567-1622) was groomed from an early age to claim his father’s rank
and holdings. He instead chose a vocation as a priest and was later named Bishop of Geneva, making his name as a man of
prayer, dynamic preacher, prolific writer, and gentle shepherd in the divided Europe of the Counter Reformation. At the
top of his many letters written to those seeking his counsel, he inscribed the words VIVE JESUS (or V+J) as a reminder that
Christ is present in each moment. His most famous work, Introduction to the Devout Life, was written for lay people
seeking holiness in everyday life. Francis died of complications from a stroke at age 55 on December 28, 1622.
Jane de Chantal (1572-1641), a widow and mother of four, first met Francis in Lent 1604. Her husband had been mortally
wounded four years prior in a hunting accident and died in her arms. Forced to live with a father-in-law who treated her
with contempt as she raised her children, she prayed seeking solace from her grief. When she heard the Bishop of Geneva
preaching, she became his spiritual student, and in 1610, the two founded the Order of the Visitation for widows and
laywomen to live a contemplative life of prayer, serve the sick, and educate young people. Jane founded 69 Visitation
monasteries in her lifetime, spreading the teachings of her mentor and friend with boundless zeal until her death in 1641.
Francis was canonized a saint in 1665, and later honored as a Doctor of the Church, a title given to Catholic teachers who
profoundly influence Christian thought and living. He is the patron saint of authors, journalists, and the deaf, in recognition
of his ministry to a hearing-impaired servant with whom he developed an original sign language. His Feast Day is January
24. Jane was canonized in 1767, and this wife, mother, and religious founder is known as patron saint of widows. Her Feast
Day is August 12. Their unfailing optimism, faith in God’s love, and gentle and humble spirit continues to bring hope and
inspiration to those who know their teachings.
Jane had been determined to establish an order of men who would be formed by the teachings of Francis de Sales. Her
dream was realized more than 200 years later, when a Visitation sister, Mother Marie de Sales Chappuis, convinced Fr.
Louis Brisson, a priest of Troyes in France, to found the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in 1875. The Oblates first arrived in
the United States in 1893 and established their first permanent foundation, Salesianum School, in 1903.
1.6 History of Salesianum School
The tradition of Salesianum dates from January of 1903. Encouraged by the Sisters of the Visitation, the Oblates of Saint
Francis de Sales established their first school in America at the direction of their founder, Fr. Louis Brisson, O.S.F.S., and
under the patronage of the Rt. Rev. John J. Monaghan, D.D., Bishop of Wilmington. The first faculty members of the
"Collegiate School" were Frs. Charles Fromentin, Louis Jacquier, and James Isenring, O.S.F.S. Twelve boys formed the
student body of the school, affectionately called the "French College." In 1907, four students were members of the first
graduating class of Salesianum.
The growth of Salesianum has nurtured the birth of the Oblate Congregation in America and the growth of an educational
system in which the Oblates are engaged. By 1957, 2,312 young men had been graduated from Salesianum. In April of that
year, a new era was inaugurated with the opening of Salesianum at its present location. The new school is a monument to
Fr. Thomas Lawless, O.S.F.S., the eighth principal of Salesianum, whose ideas and ideals of education have made a great
impact upon the Catholic educational system in the United States. The school observed its 100th Anniversary in 2003.
Salesianum boasts of over 15,000 alumni in every profession. They can be found in 48 of the 50 states and throughout
Europe, Asia, and Africa. Salesianum’s core mission remains to educate young men in the example of the Gentleman Saint,
Francis de Sales. Over four generations, Salesianum has progressed from a neighborhood school to one of the finest college
preparatory schools in the region. It continues this effort one gentleman at a time. Fully accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools, Salesianum is approved by the Department of Public Instruction of the State of
Delaware and has been recognized by the Council on American Private Education for its exemplary program.
1.7 Protecting Young People: A Message from the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
Founding Salesianum School more than 100 years ago, the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis
de Sales continues to value our ministry to the students, alumni, and their families. Central to this ongoing ministry is the
protection of all students and young people who study, perform, compete, pray, and grow in the various academic and cocurricular programs the school offers. While all adults who minister as either employees or volunteers have been certified
to work among young people through the Diocese of Wilmington, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales provides additional
education and screening for its members to assure the safety of the students at Salesianum.
The Wilmington-Philadelphia Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales is fully accredited by Praesidium, a Texas-based
independent national leader in abuse risk management. This agency requires compliance with 25 standards, from reporting
and investigation of abuse allegations to education and background screening of members. The Province continues to be in
full compliance with these standards.
The Oblates remain committed to preventing the abuse of anyone who works or studies in one of its apostolates. We are
also committed to caring for the pastoral, emotional, and spiritual well-being of anyone abused by an Oblate of St. Francis
de Sales. Anyone who knows of abuse or who has been abused by an adult at Salesianum School is asked to call Ms. Kate
McCauley, the Oblates’ victim assistance coordinator, at (703) 525-1555.
A thorough explanation of the school’s safe environment policies can be found in Section IV: Disciplinary Policies: Safe
Enviornment, which outlines responses and procedures to protect the spiritual, emotional, physical, and moral well-being
of our students and all people.
Original ideas, definitions, phrases, and words used in creating the Salesian Standard
have been borrowed from Duke University and the Duke Community Standard with permission.
2.1 The Salesian Standard
Salesianum is dedicated to formation of young gentlemen demonstrated through honor, honesty, fairness, and respect for
others. Students, teachers, and administrators share responsibility for promoting a climate of integrity. Students affirm
their commitment to the values of Salesianum by reciting the Salesian Standard at the beginning of each school year:
On my honor as a Salesian Gentleman,
I will take hold of the tradition of our patron, Saint Francis de Sales,
by striving to see God in all things and learning to live each day well.
I will recognize the dignity of all people,
and support my Salesian brothers in word and deed.
I will not lie, cheat, or steal,
nor will I accept the actions of those who do.
I will conduct myself responsibly and honorably
in all my actions as a Salesianum student,
and seek to serve a world in need.
Teachers will apply the Salesian Standard to their particular classrooms, assignments, and course expectations. On all
written assignments, students will write or type V+J at the top of the page or test sheet (the abbreviation used by St.
Francis de Sales for Vive Jesus, or Live Jesus), which along with their name or signature will be regarded as a statement that
they abide by the Salesian Standard.
By reciting the pledge and by writing V+J on assignments, the student states that he will not violate or has not violated any
part of the Salesian Standard. Failure to recite the pledge and/or include the written affirmation on an assignment does not
relieve the student his responsibility to abide by the Standard.
2.2 The Salesian Standard and Personal Integrity
The Salesian Standard includes responsible and honorable conduct in all actions. This extends beyond academic policies to
include personal conduct outside of school hours and off campus that would be considered immoral or illegal. Words,
actions, or attitudes that are disrespectful, offensive, or discriminatory toward any individual or group, whether inside or
outside the school community, are contrary to the Catholic identity and Salesian charism of Salesianum and constitute a
violation of the Standard. Students represent Salesianum even when they are away from school and are expected to
conduct themselves as Salesian Gentlemen in a manner that reflects positively on their families and classmates. The Dean
of Student Affairs in consultation with the Principal handles alleged non-academic violations.
2.3 Definitions of Violations
Lying includes, but is not limited to, communicating untruths, in whole or in part, in order to gain an unfair academic
advantage or to avoid responsibility for actions.
Cheating is an act of wrongfully using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, study aids, or the
ideas or work of another in order to gain an unfair advantage. It includes but is not limited to:
Using or consulting unauthorized materials or using unauthorized equipment or devices on tests, quizzes,
assignments or examinations;
Altering or falsifying any information on tests, quizzes, assignments, or examinations;
Using any material portion of a paper or project to fulfill the requirements of more than one course unless
the student has received prior faculty permission to do so;
Working on any examination, test, quiz or assignment outside of the time constraints imposed;
Submitting an altered examination or assignment to a teacher for re-grading;
Receiving unauthorized help between two segments of an assessment given extended time;
Failing to adhere to a teacher’s specific directions with respect to the terms of academic integrity or
Plagiarism occurs when a student, with intent to deceive or with reckless disregard for proper documentation,
presents any information, ideas or phrasing of another as if it were his own and does not give appropriate credit to
the original source. Proper documentation requires that the source of information and ideas, if from another, be
identified and attributed to that source. Students are responsible for learning proper documentation procedures
appropriate to particular assignments and subjects. The following constitute instances of plagiarism:
Copying or paraphrasing from published sources without adequate documentation;
Obtaining or purchasing a pre-written paper (either by mail or electronically);
Allowing or paying someone to write a paper and submitting the paper as his own;
Submitting another person’s unpublished work as his own, either with or without permission;
Copying assignments, lab projects, workbooks, or any other work from another student, with or without the
consent of that student, inside or outside of class.
Note: For cooperative or group work to be acceptable under the Salesianum Standard, the teacher must specifically
define the assignment as such. Otherwise the student is to assume that the work must be done individually. Each
teacher will address the Standard as it pertains to his/her class in the course syllabus.
Stealing is an act of intentionally taking or appropriating the property of another, including academic work, with the
intent to keep or use the property without the consent and permission of the owner or the rightful possessor.
Providing unauthorized aid to a classmate. Students permitting classmates to cheat or copy their work, or sharing
resources in a manner not specifically authorized by the teacher, are in violation of the Standard and are themselves
guilty of cheating and will be subject to punishments equal to those given for cheating.
Other examples of violations include, but are not limited to:
Shared work on homework assignments and projects. Students are responsible for understanding the level of sharing
or group work that is allowed. Students must not use the same or similar work for more than one assignment (e.g., for
papers in two different classes) without explicit, prior permission from both teachers. Students must pay particular
attention to acceptable and unacceptable collaboration on various sections of lab reports; authorization for sharing
on one section does not give permission for sharing on another section.
Discussing quizzes, tests and exams. Students are forbidden to discuss the content of quizzes, tests and exams with
other students until everyone has taken the assessment, including students who may have been absent.
Any use of iPads or any other technology that violates academic integrity or the Acceptable Use Policy (see Section IX)
in a manner consistent with the violations described above.
2.4 Procedures to Address Violations
Violations of the Salesian Standard are resolved in consideration of their severity and the student’s disciplinary history. All
suspected academic violations are brought to the attention of the Dean of Academic Affairs, who will decide whether
further administrative action is warranted. The Dean of Academic Affairs will notify the student and review his records to
see if there are any previous violations that would preclude a “one-time teacher-student resolution.” Information shared in
the course of resolving any alleged violations is strictly confidential.
One-Time Teacher-Student Resolution. If the suspected academic violation is minimal, such that it would not put the
student at risk of suspension or expulsion (e.g., inadvertent or improper citation or minor misunderstanding about
group work), and when the student has not committed any previous violations, the violation is resolved at the level of
the teacher and the student. The first stage in this process is for the teacher to report the violation to the Dean of
Academic Affairs, who serves as a clearinghouse for violations so that (A) there is consistency in defining what
violations are “minimal,” (B) the consequences for various types of violations are consistent, and (C) repeated
violations by the same student in different classes do not go unnoticed. When these conditions are met, the teacher
may impose consequences for the violation (and inform the Dean of Academic Affairs what those consequences are).
The consequences for an academic Salesian Standard violation at Salesianum are a demerit and a zero on the
assignment. The teacher may reduce this punishment if the consequences do not seem proportionate to the violation
(i.e., a zero on a major paper for improper citation that drastically impacts a final grade).
Administrative Hearing. If the suspected academic violation is not “minimal,” or if there have been previous academic
violations, or if the violation is non-academic in nature, the violation is reported to the Dean of Student Affairs, who
will interview the student accused of the violation and review any relevant documents (e.g., comparing works alleged
to have been copied) and decide whether there is evidence of the alleged violation. If so, the Dean of Student Affairs
will determine consequences proportionate to the violation and consistent with the resolution of similar violations.
Consequences may include demerit, suspension, or expulsion, and/or assignments intended to educate the student
about academic integrity, as well as guidelines to the teacher regarding grades for the assignments or test in question.
The Dean of Student Affairs will keep a record of the hearing and the resolution of the case.
Appeal Process. If the student believes the administrative hearing failed to consider relevant information, violated fair
procedures, or imposed excessive consequences, he may make a written request for an appeal to the Principal. When
the Principal is reasonably certain that the consequences will be upheld, he may deny the request. (Note: Simply being
unhappy that disciplinary action is being imposed or disagreeing with the policy in general will not be considered
sufficient grounds). If granted, an appeals committee composed of three members, including the Principal and two
teachers serving on School Council not involved in the allegation, will hear the appeal. The student may request one
additional classroom teacher to be a member of the committee, subject to the availability and willingness of the
teacher to attend. The Dean of Student Affairs will be present to maintain continuity and present factual information
regarding the violation and resulting disciplinary action, but will not vote. One or both parents may attend, but their
input will be strictly limited; they may advise the student but not address the committee or any others present. The
committee will attempt to decide whether a violation took place and impose consequences by consensus. Where
consensus is not possible, the Principal will determine the final outcome. Consequences may include additional
instructions to the teacher regarding grades or modifications to punishments already established at the hearing.
Suspension or Expulsion for Violation of the Salesian Standard. Students guilty of an egregious or flagrant offense
may be subject to suspension or expulsion, even for a first time violation. Students guilty of repeated violations of the
Salesian Standard, even for lesser offenses, may also be subject to suspension or expulsion.
2.5 Student Responsibilities: Self Reporting and Reporting Others
Students share responsibility for creating a culture of integrity at Salesianum. Upon reflection, a student who is aware that
he is in violation, or is concerned that he may be in violation, is encouraged to report himself to the teacher and/or the
Dean of Student Affairs. The student may still face consequences depending on the nature of the violation, but the integrity
and honesty of the student who self-reports is taken into account when consequences are considered.
A student who is aware that others have violated the Salesian Standard should encourage his peers to report themselves.
Depending on the nature of the violation, especially when the safety of others is in question, a student may be obligated to
bring the violation of a peer to the attention of the teacher or administrator.
2.6 Teacher Responsibilities
Classroom Guidelines: Teachers create, foster, and maintain a culture of integrity by:
Referencing the Salesian Standard in course syllabi.
Discussing academic integrity and proper citation when assigning projects and advising students.
Clarifying expectations about whom or what students may consult in completing assignments.
Requiring the students to include V+J on all assignments and exams.
Creating conditions that minimize the temptation to cheat (e.g., not allowing last-minute changes in paper topics,
altering exam questions from year to year).
Being alert to possible violations (e.g., plagiarism, suspiciously identical student work).
Following up on suspected and reported cases of academic integrity violations.
Notifying parents when there is a violation of the Salesian Standard.
Note: Failure of a teacher to fulfill one or more of the guidelines above does not relieve the student of the obligation
to act with integrity and honor at all times.
Obligation to Report Violations: Teachers are to respond to suspected violations by alerting the Dean of Academic
Affairs. The next step depends on whether it is a first-time offense and on the severity of the suspected violation. The
teacher has authority over how a violation affects grading for the course in which the violation occurred (e.g., zero on
assignment). When there is an administrative hearing or an appeal, the teacher may choose to wait for the resolution
before deciding on grade consequences. If the alleged violation is found to be without substance, the teacher may not
impose a grade consequence.
St. Francis de Sales believed knowledge to be the eighth sacrament. A genuine love for knowledge, along with a realistic
understanding of what is involved in its acquisition, is necessary to be a successful student and well-rounded person. The key to
learning is study, which helps clarify and reinforce what is taught in classrooms and textbooks, giving the student an opportunity
to broaden his knowledge and discipline his mind. Homework should take at least two hours per school day in addition to what
is done at school. Study includes the following:
Daily review and previewing of each class.
Completing all assignments.
Reviewing for all tests and examinations.
Consistent use of the student planner or planner app.
3.1 Graduation Requirements
To graduate from Salesianum School, a student must earn a minimum of 28.25 credits. Students must register for at least
7.0 credits per year, unless granted permission otherwise by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Freshmen usually take 7.5
credits when Technology Skills is included. Sophomores from Delaware have a minimum of 7.25 credits due to statemandated Driver Education, and other sophomores usually take a minimum 7 credits. Freshmen and seniors may take up
to eight credits per year. Juniors may only take 7.75 credits because of Junior Advisory.
Minimum credit requirements (by Department)
3 credits (3 consecutive years of one language)
0.25 credit (juniors only)
3.5 credits (additional .25 credit for DE students)
Minimum Course Requirements (by grade)
** Fine Arts credit may be taken during any grade or semester.
Grade 9 (Freshman)
Grade 10 (Sophomore)
(required for Delaware residents)
Grade 11 (Junior)
Grade 12 (Senior)
U. S. Government
Social Studies elective
Early Graduation Policy: A student may be granted a Salesianum diploma before completion of his senior year at
Salesianum if the following conditions have been fulfilled:
The student must have exhausted any program Salesianum has to meet his needs.
The student must have successfully completed the minimal requirements for graduation. Normally, these
include four years of English and one year of religious studies for each year of enrollment, even senior year.
The student must be approved for such early graduation by the Academic Council after consultation with
teachers and the Guidance Department. The Council may require that additional conditions be met. The
final decision rests with the Principal.
Note: Plans for use of this policy should be discussed with the student’s Guidance Counselor and the Dean of
Academic Affairs prior to the end of the first semester of the junior year.
University Courses: Any student taking a university course because he has exhausted the curriculum in a given area
must have prior approval from the Dean of Academic Affairs. The grade is not computed into the Grade Point
Average, and does not appear on the report card and permanent record. A waiver form must be competed and
submitted to the Dean of Academic Affairs for an exception to be considered.
3.2 Course Placement
For New Students: Academic departments make course and phase recommendations for new students during the
process of admission in the spring prior to matriculation. The entrance-placement exam, other standardized testing
results, and previous school records are all factors in determining initial placement. These recommendations are
subject to review during the summer, based on additional data coming from further testing, final grades, and
academic work done during the summer.
For Continuing Students: Course and phase recommendations for continuing sophomores, juniors, and seniors are
made during the third marking period. The main factor in these recommendations is a student's course performance
to that point. Of secondary importance are the results from ongoing standardized testing. Students are required to
follow recommendations when they make their course selection for the following year.
Changing Course Selections and Appealing Phase Recommendations: Great care is taken to assign appropriate
phases for courses based on ability level and past performance. Students are to select electives with care, placing
alternates in priority order. Once an elective is begun, the student is required to remain in the course to its completion
and receive a passing grade. Students are to carefully consider total course load when choosing 7.0, 7.5, or 8.0 credits.
Periods of Review for Course Requests:
March 1-May 15: Forms used to appeal a phase recommendation will be available. The student’s achievement
for the Third Quarter and (if necessary) the Fourth Quarter or Final Grade will play a major role in any decision.
Electives may be dropped or added during this period without incurring the change fee (see below).
Before July 10: Official student class schedules will be posted on NetSalesianum. July 31 is the deadline for the
Academic Office to receive a request in writing for a review of phasing in a course. After July 31, requests to drop
or change an elective will be assessed a $50 fee for each requested change. Payment of $50 per course change
must be included with each written request. Without payment the change will not be made. Changes due to
inappropriate placement will not incur the fee if they are received before July 31.
First cycle of the year: Only course conflicts, Academic Office errors, or teacher initiated requests will result in
course changes during this time.
Start of School – End of September: During this period, teachers may initiate a course change if they believe a
student is inappropriately phased. No changes will be made after October 1.
The Dean of Academic Affairs has authority to waive elements of this policy in extraordinary academic or pastoral
need. Dropping a course (with permission from the Dean of Academic Affairs) after the 2nd cycle will result in a grade
of “withdraw pass (WP)” or “withdraw fail (WF)” listed on the student’s report card and transcipt; this does not apply
to phase changes. If an elective is dropped in order to allow for more time to complete work for core courses, the
Dean of Academic Affairs may choose not to include the dropped course on the transcript; this decision will be made
in consultation with the student’s guidance counselor, parent(s), and the teacher of the course being dropped.
3.3 Grading System and Grade Reporting
Report cards will be posted to NetClassroom. Please consult the school calendar for posting dates. A printed copy of the
report card will be sent home if requested by a parent. Once a student begins a course, he will receive a grade for the
course that will appear on his academic record. Final report cards will be mailed home in June. Salesianum School uses a
letter grade/Grade Point Average (G. P. A.) system, described below:
WP (70 or above)
Minimal passing grade
Withdraw Passing **
Withdraw Failing **
** After 2nd cycle of 1st Quarter
Full-Year Course Grades: Four individual quarter grades, one final assessment grade, and one final grade are reported.
Each quarter grade will be an indication of the student's work over that marking period. The four marking periods and
the final assessment each constitute one-fifth of the student's grade.
Semester Course Grades: Two quarter grades, one final assessment grade, and the final grade will be reported. Each
quarter grade will be an indication of the student's work over that particular marking period. Each marking period is to
constitute two-fifths (40%) of the student's grade, and the final assessment grade is to constitute one-fifth (20%) of
the student's grade.
Final Assessments: A final assessment in the form of an exam or project will be given in each major subject area. The
final assessment for a semester course or a full-year course will be designed by the teacher to reflect what is most
appropriate for each particular course of study. A student with an “A” average in a course may be excused from the
final assessment at the discretion of the teacher.
A student may be given an I (Incomplete) as a grade when the necessary course requirements have not been fulfilled due
to circumstances beyond the student’s control (e.g., illness, bereavement). The student has the responsibility to make up
any work that has been given a grade of an “I” within two cycles of his return to school. If the material is not completed
before that time, the I will be changed to a failure (F).
A grade of M (Medical Incomplete) can be granted only by the Dean of Academic Affairs. The grade “M” is usually granted
because of extended absence of a medical nature. All work must be completed successfully to be promoted to the next
grade level. The Dean of Academic Affairs will make appropriate arrangements for the student’s work to be completed.
3.5 Grade Point Average and Class Rank
In determining the Grade Point Average (GPA) and class rank for each student, students carrying subjects listed in Phase 3,
4, or 5 receive an increase in value for a letter grade according to the following scale:
In Phase 3 - .2 is added
In Phase 4 - .3 is added
In Phase 5 - .4 is added
Class rank is not posted on the student’s official transcript but is used to calculate graduating honors. Some courses, such
as Academic Assistantship and those with Pass/Fail grades, are not included in calculating a student's GPA and class rank.
Failures in any phase receive a zero value.
3.6 Academic Awards: The Honor Roll
A student is placed on the Honor Roll based upon the GPA achieved on the quarter report. To qualify, the GPA must be
based on a minimum of five course credits. A grade of “I” (incomplete) is not calculated in the GPA, so the credit for the
course is not one of the five minimum course credits.
A student with a 4.2 or higher merits the Principal's List.
A student with a 4.0 to 4.19 merits the Dean’s List.
A student with a 3.75 to 3.99 index merits First Honors.
A student with an index of 3.50 to 3.74 merits Second Honors.
A student with a D+, D, F, I or M in any course is excluded from the Honor Roll.
3.7 Advanced Placement Program
The Advanced Placement Program (AP Program) of the College Board is designed to give highly capable and motivated
students the opportunity to pursue college level work while still in high school. These courses are so designated in the
Program of Studies. They require significantly more effort and achievement than ordinary college preparatory courses.
Individual Departments will screen applicants for these courses carefully. Students taking these courses are required to sit
for the Advanced Placement examination(s) in May. The College Board charges a fee to cover the exam to all students
taking an AP course. The fee is determined annually by the College Board and billed by Salesianum. AP courses carry extra
Quality Point weight in calculating a student’s GPA.
3.8 Failure Policy and Academic Dismissal
A student who has a failure for a final grade must make up that failure before being readmitted the following year.
This policy applies to both semester and full-year courses. Failed courses may not be made up the following school
year. If a student fails a semester course during the first semester, he is not permitted to repeat that course during the
second semester; this applies to half-credit electives and half-credit required courses such as US Government (phases
2, 3, 4). All failures must be made up after the academic year in which the student failed a course(s).
After a final failing grade is confirmed, the teacher will meet with the Dean of Academic Affairs and Department
Chair to determine the specific action required by the student to recover academic credit. In limited cases, the student
may be required to do something other than passing the course final exam after summer work. In most cases, a
student will recover the credit by completing an approved course. If a failed course is not offered in an approved
summer school program, it must be made up with a tutor approved by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Makeup tutorial
work normally requires 30 hours of tutoring for a full credit course and 15 hours of tutoring for a half-credit course.
A student who fails between one-half (½) and one and a half credits (1½) will have to make up those credits before
he is permitted to return. If the credits are not made up, he will not be permitted to re-enroll for the following year.
A student who fails two or more credits will be dismissed from Salesianum. If a senior, he will not graduate or receive
his diploma from Salesianum.
A freshman must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 1.75 to remain at Salesianum. An
upperclassman must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.0 to remain at Salesianum. Student GPAs
will be evaluated at the end of the year to ensure conformity with this requirement. The parents of any students not
meeting this requirement will be notified by letter.
A freshman must have a 4th quarter GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for extracurricular activities during the 1st
quarter of sophomore year. If a freshman 4th quarter GPA is between 1.75 and 2.0 and he has not failed any courses
for the 4th quarter or the year, the Dean of Academic Affairs may restore eligibility with conditions after a thorough
review in the summer. For complete eligibility policy, see Section V.
A senior will be eligible to participate in the Commencement Exercises if he fails one credit or less. Failure of more
than one credit will disqualify a student from participation in Commencement, but he will still be eligible to receive a
Salesianum diploma, providing he fails less than two credits and the credits are made up.
Failures in Driver Education are not included in the calculation of credits failed under this policy.
3.9 Academic Conditions Status
A student who has a GPA less than a 2.0, or two or more failures in a given quarter, will be placed on Academic Conditions
Status to facilitate improvement during the following quarter. Academic Conditions will be specified by the Dean of
Academic Affairs and the student’s guidance counselor. Students who fail to comply with the academic conditions placed
on them will be subject to dismissal from Salesianum.
3.10 Absences and Academic Progress
Absences and Academic Credit: Regular attendance is essential for students to achieve the goals of Salesianum’s
program. For Disciplinary responses to absences or lateness, please see Section IV: Disciplinary Policies: Absences
and Lateness. A student will not receive academic credit for a course due to excessive absences as defined below:
Absences and Making Up Academic Work: It is each student's responsibility to make up school work missed due to
any absence. The student must take the initiative to complete a missed assignment or to make up a test. In addition:
If a student is absent (for non-school related reasons) for more than five (5) classes of a semester course, or
more than ten (10) classes of a full year course, he will not receive credit for that course.
Absences that are for documented medical reasons (verified by a doctor’s note or evidence of hospitalization)
will not count against the 10 day standard.
Absences documented by parent phone calls or notes indicating student illness will be counted against the 10 day
Absences for any other reason (family vacation, “personal days,” etc.) will count against the 10 day standard
A warning letter will be sent home when a student has reached 5 absences. A parent conference will be held with
the Dean of Student Affairs when absences are considered excessive.
Chronic lateness for first period will be treated the same as for absences.
The Principal may waive this policy in cases of extraordinary medical or family circumstances, or if a student
presents a proposal to be absent from Salesianum for an extended period to pursue an educational opportunity.
If a student is to be absent for one week because of illness, his parents are to arrange for assignments to be given
and returned by way of the Guidance Office. If a student is to be absent for more than one week, parents are to
contact the Dean of Academic Affairs.
In the case of truancy, all work missed may receive a mark of "F" at the teacher’s discretion.
In the case of any other type of absence, a written test may be made up, or an "F" may be given at the teacher’s
In the case of family, personal, or individual absence(s) the following procedure is followed: a trip form is
obtained from the Attendance Office. The request explaining the reason for the absence and parent signature is
first to be approved and signed by the Dean of Student Affairs (and the Guidance Director if the trip is for senior
college visits). With this approval, the student will take this trip form to his teachers notifying them of his
upcoming absence and asking them to sign the form. The teacher's signature acknowledges the student will be
missing class, that the student is responsible for all material covered, and that the student will be permitted to
make up assignments and/or tests missed during the absence.
In the case of class or group trips, the following procedure is to be followed: Approval for group trips and the
appropriate form must be obtained from the Director of Student Activities. When the form is completed, it is
returned to the faculty moderator who returns all forms to the Director of Student Activities.
Extended Medical Absence: If a student will be absent for an extended period of time because of medical necessity,
parents or guardians must inform the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Academic Affairs in writing at the
outset of the student’s absence. A parent/guardian should arrange with the appropriate guidance counselor to have
assignments forwarded to the student’s home or to the appropriate medical facility.
Salesianum recognizes that during the extended medical absence a student’s attention will be focused on wellness.
The school will review a student’s medical absence at the end of three weeks. This review will seek recommendations
of faculty and documentation from medical professionals to determine a student’s ability to complete academic
requirements. In some circumstances, parents may be asked to withdraw their son.
3.11 Open Time
During their Open Time, students may go to one of three areas: the Library, Study Hall, Fitness Center, or other areas
designated by the administration. The Library is for silent study and research. The Study Hall, located in the Dining Center,
is for individual or group work. The Fitness Center is available for supervised cardiovascular or strength training and will be
supervised during the day at posted times. Students must check into one of these areas at the beginning of the period.
The members of the National Honor Society are available during their free period(s) for tutoring. Students in need of
tutoring should see the Administrative Assistant for the Dean of Academic Affairs.
3.13 Driver’s Education
All Delaware residents are required to take Driver’s Education to receive a driver’s license. The course is also open to
students from other states. The State of Delaware determines fees for students, both resident and non-resident, for Driver
Education. The fee is set annually by the state and is billed by Salesianum. Families must notify the Academic Affairs Office
in August if they wish to drop the course and recover the fee. Normally, students are not to be scheduled for road work in
Driver’s Education during class. If this is not possible, a student may not miss a test in order to do road work, nor should a
student miss class more than once in the same course. If a student is unable to be present for his scheduled road work, he
should notify the Driver’s Education teacher in sufficient time so a substitute can be found.
3.14 Parent-Teacher Meetings
Parent-Teacher meetings are held in September, October, November, and January or February. Please consult the school
calendar for the exact dates. At other times, parents may contact a teacher directly by leaving a message on the teacher’s
voice mail or e-mail. While Salesianum encourages communication between teachers and parents as partners in the
education of the students, school policy requires an appointment for meetings at school as a professional courtesy to
teachers and staff (see Section VIII: General School Policies: Conferences with Teachers, Coaches, and School
Administrators). Contact information can be found at the school’s website: www.salesianum.org.
Individuals grow and develop within a community. By attending Salesianum, students agree to abide by expectations and
standards of behavior that develop respect for self, others, the school, and the world beyond. It is hoped that this will be
achieved through a school culture committed to the development of the whole person and a spirit of mutual respect in which
the student will learn to accept consequences for his actions and make choices that will be beneficial to himself and others.
4.1 Student Responsibility On Campus and Off Campus
Once enrolled at Salesianum, a student is considered responsible for his actions both in and outside of school. Any serious
violation of school policy or of civic or moral laws will result in disciplinary action, especially in cases where the good
reputation of the school with the surrounding community is in jeopardy. Behaviors after school hours and/or off-school
grounds that antagonize another school, involve criminal charges, or disrupt the learning environment and create a hostile
atmosphere at Salesianum are subject to school consequences, including dismissal. If allowed to remain at school, the
student may be placed on Disciplinary Probation.
4.2 Parent Meetings
Salesianum is committed to the growth of each student. When a behavioral concern arises, the school may require a
meeting with parents and their son before a student is permitted to return to classes or activities. In such situations,
parents or students do not have a right to question or confront those that have provided information related to concerns
or consequences, and do not have a right to knowledge of disciplinary actions taken with other students. Legal counsel is
prohibited at parent conferences, disciplinary hearings, or similar meetings.
4.3 Infractions and Consequences of Student Misbehavior
The correction of a student may take the form of verbal reprimand, classroom penalties, detentions, demerits, or
suspensions. The most egregious of violations, or a pattern of misbehavior the school cannot correct after repeated
interventions, may result in dismissal. Ordinary disciplinary enforcement is the responsibility of the Assistant Principal for
Student Discipline. More serious disciplinary issues and appeals are the responsibility of the Dean of Student Affairs. Final
interpretation of the Student Handbook lies with the Principal.
Detentions: Detention involves the imposition of inconvenience upon a student, and by extension, often upon his
parents, so that he may consider the inconvenience his behavior has caused others. Late detentions are served from
3:00-3:30 PM and disciplinary detentions from 3:00-4:00 PM on the date of issue, during which the student is to be in
full dress code and is not permitted to do homework, access phone or iPad, or sleep. If serving the detention on the
date of issue causes extreme hardship for the student or his parents, the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline may
postpone the detention for one day, giving both the students and the parents time to make arrangements. Detentions
are given for minor infractions, which may include, but are not limited to the following:
Late for class (late detention) or excessive tardiness to school
Being at locker during prohibited times
Eating anywhere other than the Dining Center or chewing gum anywhere in the building
Illegal parking or lack of car registration
Dress code violations or failure to have Lanyard and Student ID
Unexcused absence from late detention
Cell phone infraction or iPad misuse
Demerits: A demerit is given for a major infraction of school policy and results in normally 3 consecutive detentions
from the date of infraction. A longer number of days may be assigned when deemed appropriate. In such cases a
demerit may result into up to 10 consecutive days in detention. Some causes for a demerit are the following:
Violations of the Salesian Standard
Cutting a class
Smoking or use of tobacco products
Unexcused absence from detention
Tampering with school property or the property of others
Second cell phone infraction or iPad misuse
Suspensions: A suspension is reserved for serious offenses and necessitates a parent interview with the Dean of
Student Affairs and/or the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline. A student who has been suspended will be sent
directly home upon parent notification and will not be permitted to attend classes during the period of suspension. A
suspended student is not permitted on or about school grounds and is not permitted to attend or to participate in any
school activity no matter where the activity may take place. Students must make up all work missed during the
suspension and may receive an "F" at the discretion of the teacher. Some causes for suspensions are the following:
Accumulation of 12 detentions
Violations of the Salesian Standard (2nd offense or Major Offense)
Use of alcohol or other drugs
Truancy (an unexcused absence from school)
Gross disobedience/Gross disrespect
Malicious damage of property
Unexcused absence from detention because of a demerit
Fighting, bullying, or threatening behaviors
Extensive Absence or Tardiness
In-School Suspension may be issued for some offenses. Though suspended, the student is required to come to school
but not permitted to attend classes or participate in any after-school activities until officially reinstated. The regular
penalties of suspension may be imposed, including placement on Disciplinary Probation.
Disciplinary Probation: A student may be placed on disciplinary probation after a suspension or after the
accumulation of disciplinary consequences. The student and his parents will be required to meet with the Dean of
Student Affairs to address the expectations and parameters of probation, which is a minimum of 30 days and may be
extended depending on student progress and cooperation. The status of all probationary students will be continuously
evaluated by the Dean of Student Affairs. A student on disciplinary probation:
Must demonstrate improved conduct and fulfill established conditions for remaining in school.
May not be permitted to participate in extracurricular activities based on the nature of the concerns.
May lose the privilege of open time (and for seniors, any privileges associated with open time).
May face dismissal for continued behavioral concerns at any time while on Disciplinary Probation.
Due Process: A student has the right to due process before disciplinary action. The student will be informed of the
concern and given an opportunity to explain his actions before the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline or Dean of
Student Affairs. A student does not have the right to question or confront other students or staff. In cases of
suspension or dismissible offenses, parents will be notified after a student has been interviewed.
4.4 Dress Code
The traditional Salesianum dress code includes a coat (sport jacket), clean business shirt and tie, well-tailored trousers,
dress belt, dress socks, and dress shoes. General appearance should be neat, clean, and as a reference, acceptable at
events that require professional attire, such as interviews. Any student who comes to school without attention to neatness,
cleanliness, or appropriate attire may be given a detention or sent home to prepare properly for school. Interpretation of
the dress code is the responsibility of the Assistant Principal for Student Discipline.
During the School Day: The following are minimum standards required of all students for the school day.
Coats or sports jackets are to be clean and in good condition and professional in appearance.
Pants are to be sufficently formal. No jeans or other casual wear, ornaments, buttons on the sides, outside
pockets, grommets, or large logos are to be worn. Pants must have loops and be worn with a dress belt.
Dress shirts are to be formal and of solid colors, preferably blue or white and long sleeve, and fit properly so
they may be tucked in. Ties are to be up with shirt collars buttoned.
Dress shoes are polished or brushed leather (brown, black, oxblood or suede brushed dress shoes only). Leather
Sperry boat shoes with laces are acceptable, but may not appropriate for all school events. No recreational
footwear, work boots, slippers, open front or back shoes, or any footwear judged insufficiently formal are to be
worn. Examples of unacceptable shoes include steel tipped shoes, hiking boots, cowboy boots, athletic shoes,
sneakers, Capezios, Doc Martin's, and clogs.
Full length dress socks are required. No ankle length socks or white socks are permitted.
Hair is to be trim, clean, styled, and well-groomed (not below the eyebrows, nor fully covering the ears, nor
more than collar length, nor bizarre in style). Students are to be clean-shaven, with no beards or mustaches, and
sideburns neatly trimmed (i.e., at the bottom of the ear).
House Lanyards with Student Identification are to be worn around the neck during the school day.
Earrings are not permitted during school or at school events.
Periodic Homeroom checks are scheduled to assure compliance with all of the above standards.
At School Activities: The dress code for school-sponsored activities may be more casual.
For open dances and more formal events (plays, concerts, etc.), a casual shirt with a collar may be worn, and
jeans and casual shoes are permitted. Guidelines for dress code expectations may be issued by the school.
For less formal or casual events (athletic contests, etc.), modest and appropriate attire is always expected of
Salesianum students and their guests.
Clothing with logos, words, and pictures whose content is vulgar, obscene, or advocating prejudice or drug or
alcohol use is not permitted on school property or at any school-sponsored event at any time.
Expectations for more formal attire may be in place when representing the school on or off campus.
The Assistant Principal for Student Discipline will determine whether attire is acceptable in consideration of expense,
neatness, and overall appearance. Upon official announcement for warmer weather in early fall and late spring, the dress
code may be adjusted with comfort, cleanliness, and neatness in mind.
4.5 Absences and Lateness
Absences: In the event of student absence, parents are asked to call the school between 7:45 AM and 9:00 AM. Using
extension 101 for the Administrative Assistant for Attendance, parents should leave their name, their son’s name, and
the reason for the absence. Parents may also fax the above information to the Attendance Office at (302) 654-7767.
Absences of five (5) or more consecutive days require a written doctor's note explaining the reason for the
extended absence from school.
The ordinary excuse for absence is sickness. Other excuses such as trips with the family are judged on an
individual basis and require a trip form to be completed well in advance of the trip. Parents accept the
responsibility for any detrimental academic effect these absences might bring. Extended absences from school
are to be reported by the parents to the school and the student’s teachers in advance.
Any student who is absent from school may not participate in any extracurricular activity that day.
A warning letter will be sent home when a student reaches 5 absences, and a parent conference will be held
with the Dean of Student Affairs when a student reaches 10 absences. For the academic policies related to
absences and make up work, please see Section III: Academic Policies: Absences and Academic Credit.
Lateness: Promptness for school and class is necessary for the efficient running of a school. It is also a desirable work
ethic for employment in later life. All students should be in their proper places in class when the bell sounds at 8:15
AM. Students who are late must secure a late slip from the office and report to late detention the same day.
Excessive lateness will warrant a parental interview. Habitual lateness will become a truancy matter or warrant
A student may be excused from detention if the office receives notification of a valid excuse from his parents.
However, if a student is late even with a valid excuse more than four times in one semester, late detention must
Any student who is not present in school by the beginning of fourth period of that day may not participate in
any extracurricular activity that day.
4.6 Excuses from Class
Ordinarily, students are not excused from class. However, in rare and exceptional circumstances (e.g., a medical
appointment which must be made during school hours), a student may be excused, provided a parent calls the school
office or the student presents a note from the parent on the day of the late arrival or early dismissal.
No student may leave school grounds for any reason including illness without the permission of the Assitant Principal for
Student Discipline or School Nurse. To leave without permission will result in the absence being treated as a truancy and
will result in suspension.
Senior Open Time: As a senior privilege, seniors with Open Time last period of the day may quietly leave school following
the afternoon announcements if their parents have given written permission in advance. This privilege may be revoked by
the administration at any time.
4.7 Safe Environment: Protection from Harassment, Hostile Environment, and Abuse
Committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Salesianum School respects the dignity of all people. The abuse of the spiritual,
emotional, physical, and moral well-being of our students will not be tolerated. The abuse or mistreatment of a student by
an employee or volunteer is absolutely prohibited, as is the abuse or mistreatment of one student by another student.
Salesianum takes every allegation of abuse seriously and will cooperate fully with authorities when warranted.
Furthermore, in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Salesianum will not tolerate acts of harassment of
its employees or students on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, or disability. Offensive or abusive
behavior of any kind (physical, verbal, sexual, psychological) toward any person, on or off campus, whether during the
school day or outside it, will not be tolerated. Students are to seek assistance in any such case from any member of the
faculty or staff, who will immediately report this to administrators and/or the appropriate authorities if necessary.
All Salesianum students, employees, and volunteers share in the responsibility of upholding the dignity of all people, and
will therefore not engage in actions or possess items that dishonor or disrespect the race, gender, orientation, ethnic
origin, or religion of others, or that incite discord among races, genders, orientations, ethnic groups, or religions, either
intentionally or unintentionally. Doing so constitutes the highest level of misconduct and will bring serious disciplinary
consequences, including possible suspension or dismissal, or if necessary, legal action.
Complaint Process: Any student (or employee or volunteer) who believes that he or she has been subjected to abuse,
harassment, hazing, bullying, or any hostile behavior as described in this policy, has a responsibility to report the
behavior as soon as possible to the Principal, Dean of Student Affairs, or Assistant Principal for Student Discipline. All
employees, volunteers, and students are responsible for ensuring that the school is free from abuse and harassment.
Investigation: Concerns should be brought to the attention of the Dean of Student Affairs, who will
immediately inform the Principal and promptly and thoroughly investigate and document the complaint. All
information will be kept confidential and will be disseminated on a "need to know" basis only. As soon as
the investigation is completed, the Dean of Student Affairs will advise the employee, volunteer, or student
who brought the harassment complaint of the findings and conclusions of the investigation.
Action: Any student, employee, or volunteer who is determined, as a result of a proper investigation, to
have engaged in harassment or hostile behavior in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate
disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or dismissal in the case of a student, termination of
employment in the case of an employee, or being banned from school activities in the case of a volunteer.
When the complaint is suspected to involve criminal behavior, the case will be reported to the authorities.
Retaliation Prohibited: Retaliation in any form against a student, employee, or volunteer who exercises his
or her right to make a good faith complaint of harassment under this policy is strictly prohibited. Any
student, employee, or volunteer who retaliates against another student, employee, or volunteer for making
a complaint of harassment will be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal in the case
of a student, termination of employment in the case of an employee, or being banned from school activities
in the case of a volunteer.
Types of Abuse:
Physical abuse is non-accidental injury that is intentionally inflicted upon a student.
Sexual abuse is any contact of a sexual nature that occurs between a student and an adult. This includes any
activity that is meant to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of the adult.
Emotional abuse is mental or emotional injury to a student that results in an observable and material
impairment in the student’s growth, development, or psychological functioning.
Neglect is the failure to provide for a student’s basic needs or the failure to protect a student from harm.
Bullying. Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. A student
is being bullied when he is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more
students. Salesianum recognizes such behavior may occur within or outside the normal school day, on or off campus,
in person or through social media or technology. Negative and hurtful behavior in any form will not be tolerated.
Salesianum is committed to a strong appropriate discipline response within our school mission for students involved in
such behavior. Bullying can take on various forms, including:
Physical bullying is when one engages in physical force against another, such as by hitting, punching,
pushing, kicking, pinching, or restraining another.
Verbal bullying is when someone uses their words to hurt another, such as by belittling or calling another
Nonverbal or relational bullying is when one person manipulates a relationship or desired relationship to
harm another person. This includes social exclusion, friendship manipulation, gossip, or intimidating
another by using gestures.
Cyberbullying is the intentional and overt act of aggression toward another person by way of any
technological tool, such as email, instant messages, text messages, digital pictures or images, or website
postings (including blogs). Cyberbullying can involve:
Sending mean, vulgar, or threatening messages or images;
Posting sensitive, private information about another person;
Pretending to be someone else in order to make that person look bad; and
Intentionally excluding someone from an online group.
Harassment Defined: Harassment is unwelcomed verbal or physical conduct directed at an individual because of age,
race, color, national origin, sex, orientation, religion, or disability, which unreasonably disrupts or interferes with that
individual's work or school activities, or which creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment.
Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a type of harassment that refers to unwelcomed conduct which is based on
an individual's gender or which is of a sexual nature, or when bullying involves behaviors that are sexual in nature. This
includes unwelcomed sexual attention, sexual advances, and requests for sexual favors. It also includes unwelcomed
verbal, visual, or physical conduct directed at an individual because of gender. This policy applies to all students of
Salesianum as well as employees and volunteers.
Examples of sexual harassment include conditioning employment actions or student grades upon the grants of sexual
favors or submission to sexual conduct; unwanted and unnecessary physical contact; offensive remarks, including
unwelcomed comments about appearance, obscene jokes, or other inappropriate use of sexually explicit or offensive
language; and the display of sexually suggestive pictures or objects.
Hazing: is an activity expected of someone joining or participating in a group that humiliates, degrades, abuses, or
endangers that person regardless of that person’s willingness to participate. Consistent with the Anti-Hazing Law of
Delaware, hazing means any action or situation (1) which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical
health or safety of a student; or (2) which willfully destroys or removes public or private property for the purpose of
initiation into or affiliation with, or as a condition for continued membership in, any club, team, or organization is
directly or indirectly conditioned will be presumed to be “forced” activity, regardless of the willingness of an individual
to participate in such activity. Hazing of any type, on or off campus, is explicitly forbidden.
The following examples of prohibited hazing are illustrative of specific forbidden practices and are not intended to be
all inclusive: (1) any brutality of any physical nature, such as beating, branding, forced calisthenics or exposure to the
elements; (2) forced consumption of any food, drink or other substance or any forced physical activity which could
adversely affect the physical health and safety of the individual; (3) any activity which could subject the individual to
extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which could
result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect the mental health or
dignity of the individual; (4) any willfull destruction or the removal of public property.
Appropriate Electronic Communication between Adults and Students: All faculty, staff, and adult volunteers are safe
environment trained and aware of school expectations for appropriate interaction and communication with students.
Unsupervised electronic communications between adults and students in a manner that is private, outside of parent
permission, and cannot be seen or supervised is prohibited. This includes communication through personal e-mail
(rather than school-issued e-mail), use of personal cell phones and texting (unless specific parent permission has been
given for group texts for teams, etc.), social networking sites such as Facebook and instant-messenger programs, and
any other form of communication, in person or electronic, that lacks sufficient transparency. Concerns about faculty,
staff, or volunteers in regard to this or any similar policy should be directed to the Principal or Dean of Student Affairs.
Items carried on a student's person, placed in his bag, stored in his vehicle, or kept on school property assigned to his use
such as lockers will be presumed to be in possession of that student. Students are responsible for items in their possession
on school property or at school events. Students and parents are advised that holding an unknown item for someone else,
keeping lockers or vehicles unlocked, or claiming ignorance of an item discovered will not suffice as an excuse.
4.9 Search of Student Cars, Bags, Lockers, or Clothing
Student property such as cars, book bags, athletic bags, and clothing on school grounds or in the school environment
can be searched by school administrators when there is reasonable suspicion that the student may be in possession of
a substance or item that is illegal, forbidden by school policy, or a threat to the safety and well-being of any members
of the school community.
School Environment will mean within or on school property, parking areas, and/or at school sanctioned or supervised
activities, including on school grounds, school buses, at functions held on school grounds, at extra-curricular activities
held on or off school grounds, on field trips, and at functions held at the school in the evening.
Lockers are school property and may be searched or inspected by administrators at any time, with or without cause.
Seizure of Items. School administrators will seize any illegal, inappropriate, or forbidden items discovered on school
property and issue the appropriate consequences, including dismissal if warranted. School officials may involve local
law enforcement if any search or inspection reveals any items that are illegal or that suggest illegal or criminal activity.
Parent Permission. School administrators are not obligated to obtain parental permission to conduct searches based
on the criteria outlined above. When the situation permits, administrators may call parents as a courtesy. Cooperation
is expected from parents.
Refusal of Search. Refusal of permission to search cars, bags, lockers, and clothing either by the student or by parent
or guardian will require the immediate dismissal of the student from school. If school officials suspect illegal or
dangerous items or criminal activity, the police may be notified.
4.10 Substance Abuse: Possession, Use, or Distribution of Drugs including Alcohol
The possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol, a drug, a drug like substance, a look-alike substance, and/or drug
paraphernalia are wrong and harmful to students and are prohibited within the school environment.
Student lockers are the property of the school and are subject to search at any time. Student motor vehicle use to and
in the school environment is a privilege. Reasonable suspicion of a student’s use, possession, or distribution of alcohol,
a drug, or a drug-like substance, a look alike substance or drug paraphernalia on the school property, in the
surrounding school environment or at any school function on or off-campus, may result in an automobile search.
Failure to cooperate with such a request may result in dismissal and/or the police being called to conduct a search.
All alcohol, drugs, drug-like substances, look-alike substances and/or drug paraphernalia found in a student’s
possession will be turned over to the Dean of Student Affairs or designee, and be made available, for identification for
medical purposes or in case they are needed by medical personnel. Such drugs may be turned over to the local lawenforcement agency as potential evidence, as is the case of illegal substances covered by Delaware law.
Students found to have possession of any drug, alcohol included, in the “School Environment” will be dismissed from
Salesianum. Parental contact will be made as soon as possible in such cases. For purpose of clarity, “School
Environment” will mean within or on school property, parking areas, and/or at school sanctioned or supervised
activities, including on school grounds, school buses, at functions held on school grounds, at extra-curricular activities
held on or off school grounds, on field trips, and at functions held at the school in the evening.
Students found to have used any drug, alcohol included, while not in possession of such items described above,
nonetheless are held accountable as described below:
“Use” will mean that a student is reasonably known to have ingested, smoked or otherwise assimilated
alcohol, a drug, or a drug-like substance or is reasonably found to be under the influence of such a
Students involved at this level will be immediately suspended from school and parental notification is made.
If re-admission is offered, strict Disciplinary Probation, including professional drug assessment, immediate
and periodic drug screenings, and substance abuse treatment will be part of the formal re-admission
meeting to allowing a suspended student to take his place back in the school community.
Students found to “Distribute”/“Distributing” a drug will be informed of their immediate dismissal. The
above terms will mean the transfer or attempted transfer or the intent to transfer/distribute a drug, lookalike substance, a drug-like substance, or drug paraphernalia to any other person with or without the
exchange of money or other valuable consideration.
Students who petition to the STARTeam or Guidance Department or Salesianum administration for assistance in
advance of a school violation in this area will be granted such assistance. Involvement in the area of Drugs and Alcohol
after such assistance is granted will result in the Drug Policy as specified above being enacted.
The Salesian Standard and Student Responsibility section of the Student Handbook govern students notoriously
involved in the drug culture in areas not listed above.
4.11 Tobacco-Free Campus
Salesianum is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking or the use of tobacco products by any person anywhere in the building, on
school property or in the neighborhood is forbidden. Violations by students will result in a demerit for a first offense, and a
suspension for any repeated offenses.
All legitimate medications (prescription and over-the-counter) are to be given to the school nurse for dispensation. The
manner and schedule of dispensation are to be agreed upon by the nurse, the student, the student's parents, and
physician. No student is permitted to carry any medicine in school, with the exception of a physician prescribed inhaler
and/or Epi-pen. For more more information see Section VII: Student Services.
When a student possesses, uses, displays, transmits, or handles any weapon, whether operable or inoperable, loaded or
unloaded, including but not limited to destructive devices, BB guns, starter guns, handguns, zip guns, rifles or shotguns, he
will be dismissed and/or referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
4.14 Obscenities and Pornography
Obscene, vulgar, profane, immoral or indecent language, writings, pictures, signs, or acts will not be tolerated. Offenders
will be subject to suspension or dismissal. Pornography is strictly prohibited, and accessing, displaying, or possessing it in
any form will result in serious disciplinary action. This provision includes all electronic or internet media, phones, iPads, and
A student will be suspended for any act of theft. He may be dismissed and/or referred to the appropriate law enforcement
agency depending on the level of seriousness. If permitted to continue at Salesianum, a student involved in theft in any
form (personal property, school property, money, food) is immediately placed on Disciplinary Probation. (Consult the
definition of “Disciplinary Probation” in section 4.3.5 above.)
4.16 Destruction of School Property
All damage done to school property must be repaired or replaced at the expense of those causing the damage. In the case
of malicious damage, the student is liable to suspension or dismissal.
Participation in extracurricular activities is an important part of a Salesianum education, providing opportunities in areas of
interest outside the classroom and enabling students to express themselves, develop ideas, respect others, display talents, and
work toward common goals. Salesianum offers a wide and varied program to meet these objectives. Students are encouraged
to participate in activities and to take responsibility for managing their time, maintaining family and academic priorities, and
honoring other extracurricular commitments.
5.1 Activities and Clubs
Clubs and Student Organizations: Activities at Salesianum School provide the student with opportunities for
exploration in areas of interest that complement courses of study in the classroom. Salesianum offers a wide and
varied extracurricular program through religious, academic, cultural, social, service and athletic activities. Activities
may change from year-to-year depending on student interest, and new clubs and activities are created each year.
Detailed descriptions of currently offered activities can be found in the Student Activities Handbook.
Athletic Training Club
Language Honor Societies
Model United Nations
Respect Life Club
Roller Hockey Club
Stock Market Club
Traditional Games Club
Ultimate Frisbee Club
Video Game Club
Youth Physical Fitness Club
Intramural Athletics: Salesianum’s intramural program is designed to provide competitive physical activity for the
entire student body. Individual and team competition is offered. Programs include basketball, bowling, flag football,
soccer, and tennis. Students are encouraged to propose new intramural offerings to the Director of Student Activities.
Student Council & Class Officers: The leadership positions of our Student Council officers and Class officers are
governed by the same academic and disciplinary eligibility as all other activities. As ambassadors for Salesianum in and
outside the school community, the following additional criteria must be met for a student to seek office:
Approval of the school administration regarding disciplinary standing;
Student Council candidates submit 30 student signatures to the Student Council Moderator;
Student Council and Senior Class office candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
House Program, House Captains and Homeroom Representatives: All students will be placed in a “house” once they
enroll at Salesianum, with each house consisting of 6 homerooms. Placement is random with the exception of younger
brothers of current students, who may request to be in their older brother’s house (or not). Houses are named after
legendary figures in Salesianum history: Birkenheuer, Fromentin, Haley-Carpenter, Kenney, Lawless, Quintus, Rosaio,
and Tucker. Implemented in the 2011-2013 school year, the stated goals of the House Program are as follows:
Create leadership opportunities for students
Welcome freshmen as Salesian gentlemen
Strengthen school spirit
Promote Christian service
Build brotherhood and community for all
Students interested in serving their House as a Senior Captain or homeroom representative must apply to the Student
Council Moderator or House Director by specified dates. Captains are chosen based on leadership qualities,
responsibility, and loyalty to Salesianum.
National Honor Society: Salesianum's Honor Society is a certified chapter of the National Honor Society. The privilege
of membership in the Society is extended to juniors and seniors who have compiled a suitable record of academic
achievement, character, leadership, and service.
Requirements for Membership:
Cumulative GPA of at least 3.35 throughout the freshman, sophomore, or junior year(s). Beginning with the
Class of 2017, the minimum cumulative GPA for membership is raised to 3.5.
Demonstrated record of good character, leadership, and service through the freshman, sophomore, or
Approval by the Faculty Committee of the Salesianum Chapter of the NHS.
Requirements for Maintaining Membership:
GPA of at least 3.35 each quarter. Beginning with the Class of 2017, at least 3.5 each quarter.
At least 10 hours of service to the school community to be approved by NHS per school year. These hours
may be also be submitted for the school’s Christian Service requirement [see Section VI: Christian Service].
NHS members are encouraged to use their academic gifts by tutoring classmates. All hours will be
documented for the student’s resume, even if exceeding school or NHS requirements.
Continuing evidence of suitable character and leadership.
Reasons for Receiving Warnings:
Quarterly GPA below 3.35. Beginning with the Class of 2017, below a 3.5.
Fewer than four (4) hours of service for a quarter in NHS school service or tutoring.
Any serious failure to show suitable leadership and/or character (e.g., suspension).
Reasons for Being Dismissed:
Any two consecutive failures to achieve at least a 3.35 quarter GPA. Beginning with the Class of 2017, 3.5.
Any three failures to achieve at least a 3.35 quarter GPA. Beginning with the Class of 2017, 3.5.
Any two failures to perform and duly record at least four (4) hours of NHS service per quarter to the school
community or tutoring.
Repeated serious failure to show suitable character and/or leadership, or any serious disciplinary situation
resulting in probation.
Note: The national policies of the Honor Society require that a member who is dismissed or who resigns from the
Society is required to return his membership card and pin and is never again eligible for membership.
5.2 The G-6 Activity Period
The G-6 period is an activity period once each academic cycle provided to facilitate involvement and participation in
extracurricular activities and encourage students to be well-rounded without violating other commitments. Teachers will
not require a student to take a test or quiz or to be tutored during the G-6 period. Athletic teams and other standing
extracurricular commitments such as Marching Band or Spring Musical will not begin until after the G-6 period, helping the
students to maintain participation in multiple activities.
5.3 Interscholastic Athletic Program
With a proud athletic tradition, Salesianum offers Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman programs in a number of sports. As
with all extracurricular activities, participation in athletics is a privilege, and student athletes accept the responsibility of
representing Salesianum when they compete with other schools. They following athletic programs are offered:
Ice Hockey (fee required)
Salesianum is committed to observing full compliance with all policies, regulations, and procedures established by the
Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA). In addition, all athletes, managers, and parents are required to read,
sign and follow policies stated in the Athletic Handbook as well as any and all policies set forth in the Student Handbook.
5.4 Extracurricular Eligibility: Academic
In order to participate in any extracurricular activity a student must be in good academic standing. For any given quarter:
A student who receives a failure in any two courses in a marking period (except pass/fail courses other than Physical
Education I and II) is ineligible until the next report card (4th quarter failures prevent 1st quarter participation, 1st
quarter failures prevent 2nd quarter participation, etc.).
A student who has failures in any course for successive quarters is ineligible until the next report card (does not apply
from 4th to 1st quarter).
An upperclassman whose quarterly GPA is less than 2.0 is ineligible until the next report card. In this case, the Dean of
Academic Affairs may restore the student’s eligibility after three cycles, assuming the student received no failure on
his report card. If the student has any failures, eligibility cannot be reviewed.
A freshman whose quarterly GPA is less than 1.75 is ineligible until the next report card (applies from 2nd to 4th
quarter). A freshman must receive a GPA of 2.0 or higher in the 4th quarter to be eligible to participate in any
extracurricular activity for the 1st quarter of his sophomore year. If a freshman’s 4th quarter GPA is between 1.75 and
2.0 and he has not failed any courses for the 4th quarter or for the year, the Dean of Academic Affairs may restore the
student’s eligibility after a thorough review in the summer; if reinstatement is granted, it will be dependent upon
A senior who receives a failure in a course required by the State of Delaware for graduation is ineligible until the next
report card. Typically, this involves the student's US Government course, core English course, or core math course, or
the student's science course if it is his 3rd science course.
A student who receives an “I” (incomplete) in any course (except pass/fail courses) is ineligible for participation in
school activities until the incomplete is satisfied and the grade is changed.
Ineligibility begins on the date report cards/grades are posted by the Academic Dean.
The above eligibility requirements either meet or exceed the eligibility requirements established by the Delaware
Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA).
5.5 Extracurricular Eligibility: Disciplinary
Any student who is not present in school by the beginning of the fourth period of the day may not participate in any
extracurricular activity that day. A student on disciplinary probation may not participate in extracurricular activities until he
is removed from probation by the Dean of Student Affairs. A suspended student is not permitted to participate in or attend
any activity until he returns to his classes.
5.6 School Dances
Salesianum dances provide students with opportunities to enjoy healthy entertainment in a safe environment. The school
takes seriously its responsibility to develop habits of Christian social behavior, especially interaction with the opposite sex.
Consulting with administration and the moderators of the various clubs and activities, the Director of Student Activities will
determine which student organizations will be responsible for scheduled dances.
Dances are usually held in the Gymnasium and scheduled from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Dances are open to Salesianum students
and female guests from area high schools. Proper school identification is needed to gain admittance. Any student not
gaining admittance will need to arrange transportation home with a parent. Any unsafe activities, inappropriate dancing, or
public expressions of affection will not be permitted.
Mindful of the rich tradition of Catholic education, Salesianum is committed to a school environment which worship, service,
community, and the message of faith are at the heart of both curricular and extracurricular programs. As a Catholic school in
the Salesian tradition, Salesianum participates in the mission of the Church by:
Seeking to provide a constant reference to the Gospel and frequent encounter with Christ.
Creating a unique school culture defined by the Salesian charism and the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales and Saint
Jane de Chantal.
Providing opportunities for spiritual growth through prayer, retreats, religious curriculum, and the sacraments,
especially by fostering full, active, and conscious participation in the Eucharist.
Cultivating an appreciation of Church teaching that is intellectually challenging and that prepares students for a life of
faith and service in a pluralistic, secular society.
Promoting Christian values and moral decisions in and outside of school.
Encouraging a commitment to social justice and creating opportunities for authentic Christian service, especially
among the poor and vulnerable.
Fostering a school environment that is welcoming, inclusive, respectful, and mutually supportive.
6.1 Campus Ministry
The Office of Campus Ministry is a spiritual resource for faculty, students, and parents. Primary services provided to the
community include coordinating School Masses, retreats, service projects, prayer services, and other activities in support
of the mission of the school. Salesianum Campus Ministry strives to facilitate student spiritual growth, and for Catholic
students, participation and leadership in the life of the Church.
In addition to the programs offered by Salesianum, Catholic students are encouraged to be active in parish life and to
receive the Sacraments of Initiation by graduation. Any student who has not been confirmed is invited to visit Campus
Ministry to discuss preparation for this sacrament at his parish. As St. Francis de Sales advised all Christians to have a
spiritual director, students are encouraged to visit with a trusted adult to discuss their faith. The Oblates of St. Francis de
Sales and qualified lay persons among the faculty and staff are available to discuss issues of prayer, spiritual growth,
friendship and relationships, or family life.
Regardless of their faith tradition, all students are welcome to participate in the school’s religious programs. Care is taken
to make sure that all religious traditions are respected. Any student interested in becoming a member of the Catholic
Church is encouraged to speak with Campus Ministry to learn about the process of Christian Initiation.
6.2 Prayer and Worship
The spiritual life is rooted in a relationship with God fostered by prayer and the sacraments. Every class and activity begins
with the Direction of Intention, the prayer that unites the school as a Salesian family. Each school day begins with a prayer
and a thought from St. Francis de Sales, and ends with a Scripture reading. Those with prayer requests are invited to bring
them to the Office of Campus Ministry to be announced to the school.
The Eucharist is the heart and summit of life in the Church. All are welcome to Mass in the school chapel each day at 7:30
AM. Mass is celebrated by the entire school community approximately once a month and on retreats. Penance services are
offered during Advent and Lent. Eucharistic adoration is offered the first Friday of every month, and the school chapel is
always open during school hours for reflection and prayer. Stations of the Cross are held Wednesdays in Lent.
Retreats are an integral part of the Salesianum experience coordinated by the Office of Campus Ministry. The freshman
retreat is included in the freshman orientation at the beginning of the year. Through the Seeds of Service retreats, each
student attends a day-long service experience with his homeroom once a year. Upperclassmen are invited to a variety of
optional overnight retreats, some designed with service-learning focus (providing opportunities to meet the Christian
Service requirement in a retreat context off campus).
The Encounter Retreat adapts Salesian spirituality to the lives of the students and the challenges they face maintaining
their faith on the path to adulthood. Encounter is open primarily to seniors with limited space for juniors, and held at a
retreat center off campus for three nights and four days. Encounter Retreats have an intense spiritual focus and are led by
adults and a team of trained student leaders. At least three Encounter Retreats are offered each year.
6.4 Christian Service
The Christian Service Program is a comprehensive four-year expectation at Salesianum rooted in the Gospel and principles
of Catholic Social Teaching. Guided by the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales, the program seeks to develop a true servant
mentality and preferential option for the poor and disadvantaged among the students by fostering connections across
academic disciplines and promoting meaningful service opportunities to meet community needs.
Christian Service Requirements and Opportunities: All Salesianum students are required to complete 25 points of
Christian service at Salesianum-approved service agencies. While all forms of service and volunteerism are valuable,
those that are more transformative and engaging will be weighted appropriately. In order to improve the quality and
educational value of the service, a point scale has been created to encourage direct service to those in need. Five
points will be completed during the Seeds of Service Day sponsored by each homeroom. All points and completed
forms must be submitted by the due dates indicated in the annual Christian Service Worksheet.
National Honor Society students may receive specific instructions on the process for completing their service from the
moderator of the National Honor Society chapter.
Definitions of Service:
Salesianum Christian Service:
Is unpaid, volunteer work on behalf of another or a non-profit agency.
Advances the preferential option for the poor by offering work in faith-sponsored agencies.
Meets a need that otherwise would go unmet.
Assists the poor or marginalized as much as possible.
Is done in the student’s local community outside of school hours (Seeds of Service being the only exception).
Is part of a process of engagement with Scripture and the social teaching of the Church.
May be done the summer before an academic year with permission of the Director of Service-Learning.
Salesianum Christian Service is NOT:
Paid work of any kind.
Work at a for-profit business or agency (even if done without pay).
Fulfilling obligations to a club or team (i.e., prepping for a meeting, keeping stats, etc.).
Work for family members (babysitting, chores, etc.), neighbors, or the student’s community association.
Ordinary conscientious behavior while at school (i.e., keeping lunchroom clean, running for office, etc.).
Requests for exceptions to any of the above due to extraordinary circumstances must be provided in email
to the Director of Service-Learning prior to service being performed.
Oversight of the Christian Service Program: The Director of Service-Learning establishes and posts a list of preapproved service sites, and considers proposals for service not on the pre-approved list. The Director can allow for
adaptations to the above policies in cases of pastoral necessity.
Accountability for Non-Completion of the Christian Service Requirement: Service is considered an essential and
integral component of a Salesianum education. Students who do not complete the requirement by posted dates will
be held accountable as follows:
Students are to submit service performed over the summer in mid-September by the date posted on the
annual Christian Service Worksheet, or it will not be recognized or counted toward the requirement.
Students are to document and submit at least 15 points of service by the date posted on the Christian
Service Worksheet in January after Christmas vacation; service that is submitted late, is incomplete, cannot
be verified, or fails to meet established criteria will result in a demerit and a letter home to parents.
Students are required to document and submit the completed 25 points of service by the date posted on the
Christian Service Worksheet in April after Easter vacation; service that is submitted late, is incomplete,
cannot be verified, or fails to meet established criteria will result in a demerit, and must complete a contract
to fulfill the requirement, to be signed by parents and approved by the Director of Service-Learning.
Students who either fail to complete a contract, or fail follow through on the contracted agreement, will not
be promoted to the next grade, or in the case of seniors, will not be permitted to graduate.
False Documentation of Christian Service will be punished as dishonesty and a violation of the Salesian Standard.
Service falsely documented will be made up in service placements chosen by the administration and the student will
be subject to disciplinary action for Salesian Standard violations as outlined in Section II of the Handbook.
7.1 Guidance Department
All students have the ability to grow and can be helped to make choices that will lead to maturity. The Guidance
Department strives to help each student to know himself and make choices suited to meet his needs. Both individual and
group counseling are arranged according to the counseling program or at the request of a student or parent. If a counselor
is not available at a given time, students are encouraged to leave their names with the guidance assistant, and an interview
with the counselor will be arranged at the earliest opportunity.
Services rendered by the Guidance Department include:
Counseling (personal or group)
Follow-up with graduates
Student Assistance Program
Maintenance of permanent records
Meetings with students and parents
Junior College Night
Financial Aid Planning
Research and Analysis
Referral to outside agencies
Career Information Center
Standardized Testing (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP)
7.2 Student Teacher Assistance Referral Team (STARTeam)
The Student Teacher Assistance Referral Team (STARTeam) is a group of trained school personnel assisting students who
exhibit at-risk behaviors or school-related difficulties. These may be linked to substance abuse, depression, suicidal
behavior, and other phenomena associated with adolescence. Referrals to the team can be made by any member of the
school community (students, teachers, parents, or staff). In addition to assessing student needs, the STARTeam may
facilitate any intervention and/or after-care process deemed appropriate. The Team will proceed as follows:
A referral is made to the Team, whether by student, teacher/staff member, parent, or administrator.
After the initial referral, the Team researches the student's performance profile, including grades,
attendance/discipline/health/guidance records and behavior.
If the referral is deemed appropriate, then an intervention takes place involving two (or more) members of the
STARTeam, the student, and the parents. A possible assessment by a mental health counselor/agency may be
suggested, which could lead to additional recommendations. Finally, a plan of aftercare will be implemented.
If the Team determines that a referral is NOT appropriate, then a decision regarding how to address the student's
observed behavior will be made.
7.3 Community Counselor
Personal counseling services are available through a certified Community Counselor on staff trained to identify and assist
students with substance or alcohol abuse, family difficulties, or personal issues. The Community Counselor makes referrals
to outside agencies when appropriate or in circumstances that require a level of care not available in the school setting.
7.4 Services for Students with Learning Disabilities and the Brisson Center
Students with diagnosed learning needs are expected to comply with the recommendations made by professional
evaluators, particularly those dealing with academics. With the cooperation of both student and parent(s), the Director of
Educational Support Services, the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Guidance Department, and the faculty will do all that is
reasonable to meet the specific learning needs of such students.
Extended Time Testing: Accommodations for extended time testing may be made for students with special needs.
Students must request this accommodation at the beginning of the marking period and be confirmed by the Director of
Educational Support Services. Students cannot declare need for extended time at the start of a test or once the test has
begun. Students are to make arrangements with the teacher to complete the test outside of class time. The extension of
time is not intended to excuse the students from reporting to his next class on time. Ordinarily, the extension of time is not
to exceed twenty extra minutes.
Since teachers need to guard the validity and security of the test, they may select one of the following methods of
implementing this policy:
The student may complete the test after school with his teacher or in the Brisson Center;
The test may be split into two parts with the second part administered outside normal class time;
The test length may be designed for only two-thirds of the class time, so those with special needs can finish the
test before the end of the period;
The teacher may grade the test based on the number of questions the student answered compared to the total
number of questions on the test.
7.5 Health Services
A full-time registered School Nurse is available to deliver health and health maintenance services to the students. The
following policies guide the services provided:
Students who are ill or injured during the school day will be seen by the Nurse and appropriate action will be
taken. If a student is to be sent home, a parent or other person designated by the parent will be called. All
students who are dismissed from school because of illness must first be seen by the Nurse.
If there is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention, the student will be transported to a local
medical facility and the parents will be notified as soon as they can be reached by phone.
Both prescription and over-the-counter medications to be taken at school will be administered by the School
Nurse. They should be sent to the school in the original container with an explanatory note from a parent and/or
doctor. Medications are not to be carried by students. On field trips, medications in the original over-the-counter
or prescription container and the Medication Authorization Form should be given to the adult moderator on the
trip who has been trained on medication assistance by the School Nurse. Students are permitted to carry asthma
inhalers and/or Epi-pens, but a note from the doctor must be on file in the Nurse’s Office.
Since nutritional supplements (e.g. creatine, andro, ephedra, mega doses of vitamins, etc.) are not evaluated or
regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and because few studies exist on their short or long term effects,
it is the position of Salesianum School that their use should not be encouraged by any school personnel or
coaches nor should they be used by students. Drugs, supplements, or weight gain/loss should never be
recommended by school personnel or coaches for performance enhancing purposes. Rather, students’ diets
should include a variety of foods to optimize vitamin and mineral intake instead of nutritional supplements to
minimize health and safety risks.
A physical examination, complete series of immunizations, and Mantoux TB test or risk assessment are
required of all incoming students. A complete series of immunizations includes: 4 doses of DTP or Tdap; 4 doses
of polio vaccine (either oral or inactivated); 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine; 3 doses of
Hepatitis B vaccine; and if the student has not had chicken pox (varicella), 2 doses of the varicella vaccine are
required. The date a student had the disease must be documented by the Healthcare Provider. The completed
Salesianum health form should be returned to the Nurse’s Office by August 15. Failure to comply with physical
examination or immunization requirements may subject a student to exclusion from school and/or athletics.
It is necessary that information regarding student health status be provided to the Nurse so that she may inform
teachers on a need-to-know basis in order to make any necessary accommodations.
Scoliosis screening is completed during freshman year. Vision and hearing screening will be done sophomore year
or by referral or request.
Injuries sustained during the school day or during any school-related activities should be reported to the School
Nurse so that the necessary school records may be completed. In order to participate in Physical Education class
or extracurricular activities, the school must have on file a record of personal health insurance coverage.
If a student requires a one day physical education excuse, a note from a parent should be brought to the Nurse's
Office before school in the morning. An extended excuse requires a physician's note.
If a student needs to wear sneakers or requires other modifications to the dress code, he must obtain a doctor’s
written permission note which is to be presented to the school nurse. Such an exception could include restricted
participation from all extra-curricular activities. Only by extreme physical injury should a student be out of dress
code during the school day.
If a student needs to use the elevator, he is to bring a parent or physician note to the Nurse's Office before school
in the morning to obtain a pass.
A student who becomes infected with any blood borne infectious disease (Hepatitis B, HIV, AIDS) and who wishes
either to enroll in or to continue his education at Salesianum will not be denied admission or continued
enrollment, unless after consultation with the Principal, appropriate medical personnel, the student's family, and
other school officials, it is decided that the circumstances are so exceptional that the student requires
accommodations unavailable at Salesianum. For example, if the person infected is at risk for communicable
disease (e.g. measles, chicken pox) present in school, or if the student has other medically related problems, it
may not be advisable for him to remain in the school setting.
The School Nurse and the Principal will function as the liaisons with the physician and advocate for the person
infected with an infectious blood borne disease. Dissemination of the knowledge that a person has any medical
condition is subject to state and federal privacy laws and regulations. Universal precautions are used to handle all
body fluids throughout the school.
7.6 Infectious Disease Policy: MRSA
In accordance with guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the Delaware Department of Public Health and
the DIAA (Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association), Salesianum has developed a policy for dealing with students who
have a Staph Infection which may or may not be MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staph Infection). Staph (Staphylococcus
aureus) is a bacteria that is carried on the skin or in the nose of about 25 to 30% of healthy people. Staph is the most
common bacteria to cause skin infections. Most of these infections are minor, such a pimples, boils and styes and heal
without treatment, but they can occasionally cause more serious infections. MRSA is a staph infection that has become
resistant to certain antibiotics (methicillin, penicillin, amoxicillin, etc.). Of the 25-30% of the population that has staph on
their skin, 1% of this staph is MRSA. Any skin infection that becomes red, swollen, and painful and/or has pus or other
drainage should be evaluated by a healthcare provider as soon as possible. If there is drainage from a wound, it must be
covered. The healthcare provider will in some cases drain an abscess or boil and antibiotics may not be necessary, but if
antibiotics are prescribed, take all the doses unless discontinued by the doctor.
In order to prevent staph infections, practice good hygiene:
1. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
2. Keep open wounds clean and covered with a bandage.
3. Do not share personal items such as towels or razors.
4. Shower after athletic games and practices.
5. Wash clothing after games and practices.
6. Wipe surfaces of shared equipment with a disinfectant cleaner.
MRSA is most frequently transmitted by direct skin to skin contact. In most cases, it is not necessary to close a school
because of a MRSA infection as it is prevented by simple measures. It is primarily transmitted by direct skin to skin contact
and therefore extraordinary measures do not need to be taken. Classrooms, locker rooms and other athletic areas such as
the weight room and wrestling room and mats, and bathrooms are cleaned daily with EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency) approved disinfectants. It is also not necessary to inform the entire school community about a MRSA infection.
The School Nurse and/or Athletic Trainer should determine if some or all of the school community should be notified in
conjunction with the school administration. Consultation may be made with the Delaware Department of Public Health.
Students with open wounds should be referred to the School Nurse or if an athlete, to the Athletic Trainer. Students who
have a staph infection including MRSA, should not be excluded from attending school unless directed by a physician or the
infected area cannot be covered and drainage cannot be contained.
The policy from DIAA more specifically covers skin infections in athletes and that policy is strictly followed by the
Salesianum Athletic Department.
7.7 Media Services and Library
The philosophy of the Media Services Department is to provide students with the educational information and resources
they need. Our goal is to provide information in a variety of formats that will enable students to learn how to access
appropriate information quickly and efficiently and to help them understand how to use material within copyright laws and
with correct citation formats.
The Library is open from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. All students are welcome before or after school or during their scheduled
Open Time. The Library houses the bulk of the school’s print and non-print collection. All material circulates with the book
collection going out for 10 school days and reference or non-print material circulating on an overnight basis. Media
Services maintains a library webpage with links to databases subscribed to for student use. It can be accessed through
Salesianum.org/Currentstudents/Library. Access password cards are available in the Library.
8.1 Athletic Center
The Athletic Center is available for supervised student use daily. Students have access to cardiovascular equipment, free
weights and resistance machines. The facility opens at 7:00 AM and remains open with faculty supervision until 4:00 PM.
There are also designated periods throughout the school day when the center is staffed by Physical Education staff so that
students can use the facility during their Open Time. Sports teams monitored by coaches also have access to the facility for
strength and cardiovascular conditioning. No student is permitted to use the Athletic Center without designated faculty or
coach supervision. Students are expected to use the equipment for its intended purpose only and to wipe down equipment
with school provided sani-cloths after use.
8.2 Conferences with Teachers, Coaches, and School Administrators
When complicated, delicate, or difficult issues arise, face-to-face meetings are often more effective and may be required
with school staff. Parents are required as a professional courtesy to make an appointment with the teacher, coach, or
administrator with whom the issue can be most directly addressed. Unannounced meetings with teachers or coaches can
be counterproductive and do not allow school staff to adequately prepare to address parental concerns. Similarly,
approaching the faculty or staff member directly involved is strongly encouraged. Parents that have not allowed a teacher
or coach to address the concern first will usually be directed to do so before pursuing the matter with other administrators.
8.3 Dining Center
Breakfast items and hot lunches are available for students daily. At lunch time, every student is expected to go to the
Dining Center. No student may enter the Dining Center before his lunch period begins or leave it before it ends, unless he
has permission from the proctor in charge of the lunch period. All lunch periods begin and end with a prayer. Students form
single lines at various counters taking their place in order of arrival. Each student is to do his own buying. Having finished
lunch, each student is required to clean up his place at the table and dispose of trash. Students should be prepared to leave
the Dining Center two minutes before the change of class. Tables are dismissed by the lunch proctors. No food or drink is
to be taken out of the Dining Center at any time. Students should use the receptacles for trash and recycling, and are
expected to clean up after themselves out of common courtesy. Students are expected to cooperate with the Food Service
provider in lunch line protocol regarding use of Debit system and cashier stations.
8.4 Daily Announcements
The announcements are published every morning and e-mailed to staff and students. Copies are posted on the bulletin
board outside the Main Office and on the school’s website. Students wishing to have announcements published should
submit them to their activity moderator/coach for a signature. A faculty member’s signature is required for publication.
8.5 Emergency and Weather Information
Information regarding a delayed opening or the cancellation of school will be announced over these radio stations: WKYW
(1060 AM), WILM (1450 AM), WJBR (99.5 FM), WCHE (1520 AM), WCOJ (1420 AM), WDEL/WSTW (1150 AM/93.7 FM),
WDSD (94.7 FM) and WDOV (1410 AM).
The radio broadcast must specifically mention Salesianum School by name or school number, which is 963. Additionally,
the school’s website will contain any school closing information. Please do not phone the school. When school is cancelled
due to inclement weather, all after school activities, practices and rehearsals are cancelled, as well as any activities
scheduled for that night. In rare cases following a school cancellation, the Principal may grant permission for an afternoon
or evening activity if weather and road conditions have significantly improved.
The decision to open or close school during inclement weather is made with the safety of the greatest number of families
in mind, with the latest information and forecast available. Conditions vary greatly across the four states from which
Salesianum draws students. Parents must use their best judgment when deciding whether or not the drive between home
and Salesianum is safe, and both teachers and the school will be as flexible as possible in winter weather situations.
Salesianum School has an electronic notification service to keep families informed of weather related information. This
service keeps families informed of school delays or cancellations due to inclement weather, as well as routine notifications
or reminders. In the event of an emergency at school, parents will be informed immediately by phone.
What you need to know about receiving calls sent through SCHOOL REACH
Caller ID will display the school’s main number when general announcement is delivered.
SCHOOL REACH will leave a message on any answering machine or voicemail in the school system.
Successful delivery is dependent on accurate contact information. Each family is responsible to maintain accurate
information. Click on the Login link at the top of salesianum.org, access the personalized My Profile page, and
click the Update Rapid Response Info link on the left side. If information changes, please update immediately.
8.6 Emergency, Fire Drill and Evacuation Instructions
Campus Emergency Instructions are located in each classroom. The evacuation procedure is as follows:
Stay calm and quiet. Listen for instructions during evacuation and do not rush.
Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to nearest exit. Do not use the elevator.
During the school day, report to designated areas on the athletic fields.
At all other times, evacuate a minimum distance of 50 feet from the building.
Re‐enter the building only when directed by an Administrator.
Each student is assigned a locker at the beginning of the school year. Only padlocks purchased through the school store
may be used on a school locker. The locker is school property, and use of the locker is a priviliege. The school reserves the
right to inspect the contents of any locker at any time, with or without the presence or consent of the party to whom the
locker has been assigned. The student acknowledges this right by accepting the use of the locker. Each student is expected
to keep his locker clean, respectable, and in good order. Any posters, pictures, or signs should be consistent with Christian
values. A student is not permitted to go to his locker during classes without permission. Students should never give locker
combinations to other students. It is a serious offense to tamper with another locker.
8.8 Lost and Found
Personal property that is lost or found in or around school should be promptly reported to the Assistant Principal for
Student Discipline. Articles that are found will be retained by the office. A sheet is provided in the main office for reporting
lost and found articles.
8.9 School Store
The school store is located on the main floor of the school across from the Gymnasium. Operating hours are from 7:30 AM
to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday and during sporting events. School supplies, gym clothing, and school imprinted
clothing (jackets, shirts, sweaters) are available in the school store.
To ensure the safety of all the members of the Salesianum Community, the school uses a security access system. Perimeter
doors are locked at all times. Student access is permitted from 6:30 AM until 4:00 PM on days when school is in session. All
students are issued an access card upon enrollment, which is to be worn around the neck in the house-issued lanyard and
visible at all times. This card is their access to the building at appropriate hours. Access cards will be replaced after 2 years
free of charge. This card is also used for purchases in the Dining Center.
A lost or misplaced card must be reported to the Technology Department as soon as the loss is discovered. Please call the
Technology Department at 302-356-2623 to report the lost card. The cost of replacing the access card is $50. Forms to
apply for a new card may be obtained through the finance office.
No student should open or prop open outside doors. Visitors are able to gain access only by entering the monitored doors.
All visitors are required to sign the visitors’ book located in the Main Office for the welfare and safety of all.
8.11 Telephones and Cell Phones
Outgoing private calls are never to be made on school phones. Ordinarily, a student will not be called to the telephone or
have a message sent to him during school hours. Cell phones and similar devices should be turned off and placed in student
lockers. During the school day, cell phones may not be used. In an emergency, the Main Office staff handles parental calls.
Students in violation have cell phones confiscated and receive a detention for the first offense and a demerit for the
second offense. After a third offense, students lose the privilege to have a cell phone on campus.
During hours of the regular school day, Salesianum School will provide for the transportation of its students to activities or
trips which require students to be away from the campus. Whenever possible, Salesianum School will provide
transportation for students to off-campus events where attendance is compulsory (i.e. athletic events, Model United
Nations competitions). It is preferred that students travel by means of school-provided transportation whenever possible,
but on occasions when the student utilizes alternate transportation, such is done with the parents’ approval.
8.13 Vehicular Traffic Regulations
The parking lot is school property and a student using it must abide by all school regulations. The following conditions
govern the use of all student driven motor vehicles:
Vehicles must be registered with the school. A $175.00 fee will allow a student a designated space in the school
parking lot. Seniors will have first priority, followed by underclassmen. Vehicles must display the required parking
decals at all times. A $125.00 fee allows a student to park in the designated areas on Broom Street and in the parking
lot across 18th Street from school.
Reckless driving on school grounds, Broom Street, 18th St., and other streets adjacent to the school is prohibited. Title
21 of the Motor Vehicle Code states, “No person will drive any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of
persons or property, and this offense will be known as reckless driving."
The maximum speed in the parking lot is 10 miles per hour.
Operating a vehicle with persons clinging to the outside of the vehicle is prohibited.
Gunning and excessive noise are prohibited.
The school is not responsible for anything lost or stolen from vehicles.
Vehicles should be locked.
Vehicles must be parked within the white-lined spaces only.
No one is permitted to go to his vehicle during the school day between classes, activities periods, etc., without
permission from the administration.
Vehicles must stop when school buses are discharging passengers and red lights are flashing.
8.14 General Supervision
In consort with our on-going mission and duty for appropriate safe care of our students, the following parameters govern
student presence and movement on campus each day.
Before school, from arrival until 8:00 AM areas supervised by faculty and staff may be accessed by students. These include
the Dining Center, Library, and supervised classrooms. Students are restricted from unsupervised areas including but not
limited to locker rooms, staircases, Auditorium, storage areas, or locked areas. Beginning at 8:00 AM students should move
to their 1st period class.
After the normal ending of classes, students involved in after school activities on campus should report to such activities,
with supervision by adult coaches, moderators, teachers, or Administrators. Students awaiting a ride home, not involved in
a supervised activity, are restricted to use of the library, tutoring center, after school supervised study, or general
supervision by a school employee. Students should not be in any area of the building unsupervised. Students found to be
wandering, or in restricted areas unsupervised will be sent home after the appropriate parental contact is made. Students
are to remain with their group or team, supervised until picked up by a parent or released to drive home. Remaining on
campus at any time unsupervised is forbidden.
9.1 iPad Responsible Use Policy
All students are required to have an Apple iPad for school each day. iPads are not school property, but use of devices on campus
is governed by school policy and limited to educational purposes only. Any use of an iPad for reasons other than educational
purposes, or that hinders the ability of other students to learn, whether listed below or not, is subject to the loss of iPad
privileges and disciplinary action ranging from detention to more serious consequences and, in some cases, legal action.
Students are REQUIRED TO:
Setup and maintain a unique Apple ID. They should never share their Apple ID password with another student. A credit
card or iTunes gift card may be necessary to create an account.
Activate iCloud to maintain accounts, documents, and settings. Automatic backups for iCloud should be enabled.
Activate the “Find My iPad” setting and leave the setting active. “Find My iPad” can be found under the iCloud tab in
Settings and can be accessed at iCloud.com by signing in with the Apple ID and password if the iPad is misplaced.
Enroll in Salesianum’s Mobile Device Manager (MDM) and remain enrolled throughout the school year.
Maintain profiles or certificates added to the iPad by the MDM without removing or altering them.
Regularly check the Self Service App to see if new Apps have been added by the Academic Technology Coordinator.
Activate the Passcode setting and to create a passcode. Students should never share their passcodes. If a student
forgets his passcode, he should see the Academic Technology Coordinator to have the passcode reset.
Keep Apps, iBooks, and the iOS (operating system) on their iPad up to date by installing any necessary updates. Some
updates, such as updates to the iOS, may take some time and should be done at home or after school hours.
Use only the Salesianum WiFi network to access internet while on campus. Students are prohibited from accessing a
3G or 4G network at school, including the use of a WiFi hotspot.
Keep the iPad fully charged so that it can function properly throughout a full school day.
Report any message containing inappropriate material, abusive language or questionable subject matter to the Dean
of Student Affairs or Assistant Principal for Student Discipline immediately.
Permit teachers and staff to examine iPads and review any apps, documents, or items on an iPad for appropriateness.
Monitor their Salesianum email account for daily school announcements and communication from teachers, and use
Salesianum email when contacting faculty and staff, creating accounts for educational apps, and communicating with
colleges, service sites, and other official uses.
Report to the IT office if a “loaner” is needed until an iPad can be repaired or replaced. The student can restore his
saved information on the “loaner” iPad by signing in and using the iCloud.
Students MAY NOT:
Play games or access websites in class or anywhere on campus during the school day, unless otherwise instructed to
do so by a teacher.
Send messages or use any messaging app during class, or contact other students electronically during their class time,
unless permitted to do so by a teacher.
Access streamed media (live events, movies, etc.) for entertainment or non-educational purposes without explicit
permission of a teacher or administrator.
Access or update social media from iPads during class or school hours in general.
Use the iPad camera and/or any recording functions on the iPad or within Apps during class unless permission is
granted by the teacher. If permission is granted, the camera or recording feature is only to be used as directed by the
teacher for that particular period.
Photograph, distribute, or post pictures of anyone, or their work or property, without their permission.
Bring iPads to the Dining Center during lunch.
Use iPads in the locker room or bathrooms at any time.
Send, receive, download, or distribute any offensive, profane, threatening, pornographic, or sexually explicit material
at any time, for any reason.
Use the iPad for hacking, stealing, cheating, harassment, bullying, threats, or fraud.
Leave their iPad unattended or unsecured anywhere on campus.
9.2 Computer and School Network Responsible Use Policy
Salesianum has established an internal computer network that provides each student with storage, printers and internet access,
and provides access to a number of internal databases for research. All users have a responsibility to use the school’s computer
resources and the Internet in an appropriate, lawful, and ethical manner. The expectation is that use of the Internet will always
be in line with the school’s philosophy, educational goals, and moral teachings. This policy applies to all computers whether
they are connected to school networks or not, and wherever they may be located throughout the school.
The computer system at Salesianum has been set up in order to allow Internet access for educational purposes. This
includes classroom activities, research activities, peer review of assigned work, and the exchange of project-related
ideas and questions via the school’s course management system, “Moodle,” the “O” drive, Cloud storage, or e-mail.
The community will have filtered access to the Internet that is monitored.
Users must respect resource limits. All files should be saved to the Home “H” drive of the network before sharing
them to any other device.
Preference at computer workstations will be given to those doing research, word processing, or educational activities.
Material created and/or stored on the system is not guaranteed to be private. Administrators may review the system
from time to time to ensure that the system is being used properly. Users should expect that emails, material placed
on personal Web pages, and other work that is created on the network may be viewed by a third party.
Each student has his own account and is responsible for keeping his password private. Students may not share their
accounts and/or passwords. If an individual encounters a problem with his account he should request permission to
go to the Technology Office for assistance. Sharing accounts and passwords is a serious breach of security.
The school provides printers, paper, and toner free of charge to users. Any material that is useful for educational
purposes may be printed out. However, users should use common sense in sending print commands and be careful to
print just once. The number of pages being printed should be within reasonable limits.
Each student is responsible for complying with copyright laws and licenses that apply to software, files, graphics,
documents, and other materials. A student may not illegally copy protected material or make it available to others.
Occasional limited appropriate personal use of the computers is permitted if such use does not interfere with the
user’s or any other person’s job performance, have an undue effect on the computer or network’s performance, or
violate any other provisions, guidelines, or standards of this policy.
Playing games, using chat rooms, and instant messaging.
Using programs that allow for downloading and or remote sharing of video and audio files.
Modifying or altering specifications or attributes of a school computer.
Accessing the Internet on school computers for commercial purposes. Permission of the Principal is required before
users buy or sell products or services through the system.
Using the network for advertising.
Using the network for any activity or to transmit any material that violates federal, state, or local laws. This includes,
but is not limited to, threatening the safety of another person or violating copyright laws.
Using vulgar, derogatory, or obscene language.
Engaging in personal attacks, harassing other, or posting confidential or personal information about others.
Logging on to someone else’s account or attempting to access another user’s files.
"Hacking" or otherwise trying to gain access to another person or organization’s computer system.
Accessing Web sites, news groups, or chat areas that contain material that is obscene or that promote illegal acts. If a
student accidentally accesses this type of information, he should immediately notify a teacher or administrator.
Accessing, displaying, or possessing pornography on school property or on school equipment.
“Spamming" (sending an email to more than 10 people at the same time) or participating in chain letters.
Creating or posting a web site using the name of Salesianum or its derivatives (i.e., Sallies) without explicit permission.
Computers may behave in unanticipated ways. Instances of non-typical behavior should be brought to the immediate
attention of a librarian or network administrator who is able to handle the situation. Otherwise, any instance of
damage done to a computer may result in serious penalty to the logged-in user.
Students who are found to have posted in any libelous, disrespectful, or harassing manner in a public internet forum
(i.e., Facebook) may face serious disciplinary action, similar to the offense occurring in school.
Students should always log off a computer when finished to prevent anyone else from working under their account.
Never give out your last name, address, or phone number over the Internet or to anyone encountered as a result of an
Never agree to meet in person with anyone you have met online unless you have the approval of a parent or guardian.
Notify an adult immediately if you receive a message that may be inappropriate, or if you encounter any material that
violates this Responsible Use Policy.
10.1 Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2014-2015 School Year is $13,700.
Application Fee/Incoming Freshmen/Transfer Student
Ten Week Club Non-participation Fee
(charged only if required tickets are NOT sold)
Fees are separate from Tuition and are also non-refundable. The Registration Fee is due March 1, with the Tuition
and Transportation Contracts. Fees billed in July are due, in full, August 1st for payment plan A; for payment plan B,
fees will be subject to the 60%/40% payment schedule. Fees will be debited with tuition for those on payment plan C.
Other fees related to specific courses or activities charged through the Finance Office on the student’s account are
subject to the financial policies disclosed in this handbook, including but not limited to late charges and hold on
grades. Fees charged during the school year are subject to the payment terms stated on the invoice.
10.2 Academic Scholarships
Academic scholarships are available to incoming freshmen based on Entrance Exam scores and are renewable each year at
Salesianum. Students receiving scholarships will be reviewed at the end of each year by the school’s administrative team to
determine if they have maintained satisfactory academic and disciplinary performance. Families will then be notified that
scholarships have either been renewed, placed on probationary status, or forfeited. In general, students are expected to
maintain a GPA of at least 3.00 and remain free of disciplinary concerns to have scholarships renewed. Students falling
below the 3.00 GPA standard or who encounter disciplinary issues may be placed on probationary status or forfeit their
scholarship. Tuition payments will be adjusted by the amount of the scholarship awarded.
10.3 Financial Aid
Finacial aid (need-based) is available from funds generted by endowment, foundation grants, and annual giving. To be
considered for financial aid, parents must file a PFS (Parents’ Financial Statement). You may apply online at
www.sss.nais.org beginning November 1. Applications must be filed with SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid)
by December 15 for the following school year. If you do not have internet access, printed forms can be obtained from the
school office by calling (302) 654-2495, extension 124. In addition, each applicant is required to submit a copy of the
family’s Income Tax Return for the current year to SSS by April 1 of the current academic year. Applicants must reapply for
financial aid each year.
In order to remain eligible to receive financial aid, a student must achieve a cumulative [career] GPA of 2.25 or better on
the final academic report of the school year. Parents of students who do not meet the minimum GPA at the end of the
school year will be advised of their ineligibility for financial aid for the following school year. If a student falls below the
required 2.25 GPA for the first semester (the average of the 2 quarters just ended) a warning letter will be sent reminding
the parents of the financial aid academic requirement. Academically ineligible students will be reviewed mid-year, at the
end of the first semester. The mid-year evaluation will use the average of the 2 quarters just ended. Students who achieve
or exceed the minimum GPA of 2.25 will be considered for a prorated award of one-half the original aid calculation. If a
student transfers from Salesianum, the financial aid will be applied on a pro-rated basis.
For further information call the Finance Office (302-654-2495, extension 124). Tuition payments will be adjusted by the
amount of financial aid awarded. A student with a year-end GPA below 2.25 is ineligible for financial aid the following year.
10.4 Financial Hardship
Families who encounter problems meeting their financial obligations need to contact the Finance Office immediately at
(302) 654-2495, extension 124.
10.5 Late Payments
Late charges of 1.5% per month will be assessed on all balances outstanding over 30 days with a minimum late charge of
$10.00. Late fees will continue to accrue for each month the payment is late. A fee of $35.00 is assessed on all checks and
automatic debits returned for non-sufficient funds. Two (2) returned checks will result in the requirement of payments by
cash, certified check, or money order. Two (2) returned automatic debit payments will place the account in default and
require payment of the remaining balance in full. All student accounts are to be paid-in-full by April 30. Late payments
received after that date must be in the form of cash, Money Order, Cashiers check or certified check. No personal checks
will be accepted after April 30.
10.6 Payment Plans
Tuition may be paid in one of three payment methods described below. Early each calendar year tuition contracts are
mailed for all students (for the next school year) at which time the family is asked to make their payment selection
method. The contract must be completed and returned by the date requested, as tuition statements are sent in July
based on the payment plan chosen. Tuition statements will reflect any Academic Scholarship and/or Financial aid awards.
Payment plans may be changed by requesting a new contract from the Student Finance Office prior to June 1. No payment
plan changes will be accepted during the month of June.
PLAN A: PAYMENT IN FULL on or before August 1. This plan includes a $100.00 discount for payment in full.
PLAN B: SEMESTER PAYMENTS of 60 percent of the tuition balance on or before August 1 and 40 percent of the
tuition on or before December 1.
PLAN C: MONTHLY PAYMENTS beginning in July for ten (10) months. Monthly payments must be made via
automatic deduction from your bank account (checking or savings). Available payment dates are monthly on the
first OR third Monday of each month, or bi-monthly (equally split) on the first AND third Mondays of each month.
The dates for this payment plan are marked on the school calendar.
Freshman Tuition Deposits: A non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 is due with student registration upon receiving
notification of acceptance from Salesianum. This deposit is deducted from the full payment (Plan A). The deposit will be
deducted from the tuition amount when calculating the semester payments (Plan B), and the monthly payment (Plan C).
10.7 Tuition Refund Insurance
Salesianum offers a Tuition Refund Plan as a means to insure your annual financial obligation under the terms of the Tuition
Contract. Tuition Refund Insurance is optional and will be provided by an outside vendor, A. W. G. Dewar, Inc. The purchase of
tuition insurance is a protection of a family’s investment in case a student must withdraw from Salesianum. The tuition insurance
charge will be invoiced in July and is payable in full by August 1 for all Tuition Payment Plans. Once a student is enrolled, his
family is responsible for the entire year’s tuition. The insurance coverage provides a pro rated refund of the tuition for students who
withdraw during the school year for illness, injury, academic, disciplinary, economic or other reasons consistent with the terms of
the Tuition Refund Plan (Broad Form).
10.8 Requirements for Tuition for Early Withdrawal
Date of Termination
On or before August 1st
After August 1st
No tuition is due.
Full tuition is due.
Parents who have not paid the full amount due as of the applicable termination date remain responsible for the balance due.
10.9 Serious Tuition Delinquency
An account is deemed to be seriously delinquent if the parent has not fulfilled his/her financial obligation under their
contract. Accounts delinquent over 60 days are subject to collection. Parents will be responsible for all expenses of
collection, including attorney’s fees, to the extent permitted by law. Salesianum School reserves the right to deny readmission for the following school year if a financial loss to the school has been caused by a breach of the tuition contract.
Salesianum School reserves the right to withhold transcripts and other student records, including diplomas, if tuition and
fees are not paid when due.
Textbooks are purchased online through Follett Virtual Bookstores; this website is linked to the Salesianum web site. Every
student is expected to have his own textbooks in each course by the first day of class. At the end of each school year,
students have the opportunity to return their used textbooks to Follett for later resale. The value of the returned textbooks
is mailed to the students’ homes.
Gold and white
Tenui Nec Dimittam
(“ I have taken hold, and will not let go.”)
In the shadows of the night
shines a beacon clear and bright:
Strength and blessing
’Tis our banner, gold and white.
Salesianum is our name and victory is our aim.
We're the team with the grim determination.
But they say we are not tough,
That's because we do not bluff
Though we're out for your complete extermination.
Come on, Sallies Gold and White, show them what we mean by Fight.
Show them that our Spirit's really "Do or Die".
Gold and White we're backing you, and we know that you'll come through
As we raise on high our loyal battle cry.
So Fight, Fight, Fight, Salesianum Fight.
Boost that score with all your strength and might.
Hear us while we stand and cheer for Sallies and for victory, Rah! Rah!
So score, score, score, and score some more
Score for Sallies as you've never scored before.
And when the battle's done, there's another victory won.
Salesianum fight on to victory.
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