Parents/guardians must notify the school office of a child’s absence at (813) 689-3395 prior to 8:00 a.m. As a safety procedure, if a child is absent and the parents have not called, the school will attempt to contact the parents. When a student is absent, the school must receive communication from parents/guardians explaining the reason for the absence, either voice message or electronic. The communication must include:
Six (6) absences in a trimester are considered excessive. A notification will be sent home on the sixth absence. A conference with the school counselor and homeroom teacher will be mandatory. On the seventh absence, consequences may be given. If your child is going to be out for any length of time due to a family commitment, please send a note to the school office at least a week in advance.
Parents must call the School Office by 8:00 a.m. if their student will be absent for the day or will be coming in late to school due to a doctor’s appointment, etc. This requirement is for all students in PreK3 through grade eight. If you do not call us, we are required to call you as we must report daily attendance to the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Please call us and save our staff that valuable time.
We have prepared this handbook to give you important information that will help you to have a successful school year.
Nativity Catholic School encourages parents and students to consult the Family Handbook for guidance regarding school rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and expectations. Parents and students should keep in mind, however, that the school is a vital, constantly changing entity, evolving as circumstances require.
Accordingly, the school may modify its procedures and expectations from time to time. Changes to specific school policies, rules, and expectations need not be in writing or incorporated into this handbook to be effective.
Nativity Catholic School follows the guidelines of the Diocese of St. Petersburg for school closures due to inclement weather. The Superintendent of Catholic Schools monitors weather and county emergency management offices to determine if any schools need to close for safety reasons. This is evaluated on a case by case and county by county basis in consultation with the pastor and principal. Families will be notified by our Rediker notification system and social media channels.
Safety in the parking lot is always a priority. Please obey ALL of the following directions at all times.
Print your sign here: Car Rider Sign
Rediker offers the PlusPortals website and the ParentPlus phone app where a parent or guardian can keep up to date with their child/ren's progress at any given time. Parents/guardians are encouraged to check the site or app daily for progress updates, incidents, homework assignments, test scores and teacher's notes.
ParentPlus and StudentPlus apps available on App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android phones.
Viewing your student's classes and scores:
Log in to PlusPortals (Rediker) to access student information at any time. Class information is shown on the student's home screen under the "Classes" tab. Scores are shown when a teacher completes grading an assignment and entering it into his/her grade book. Scores are real-time, meaning they can be viewed by the parent as soon as the teacher posts the grade for that assignment.
How to get to teacher announcements (desktop)
Click the link below for detailed information on navigating and using PlusPortals.
If you are unable to log in, please contact our technical support.