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Absences

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:

  1. the child’s full name,
  2. dates of absence, and
  3. the nature of illness or reason for absence.

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.

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Calendar

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NCS School Calendar

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Inclement Weather/School Closure Decisions

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. 

 

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Parking Lot Safety

Safety in the parking lot is always a priority. Please obey ALL of the following directions at all times. 
 

  • DO NOT PARK IN THE SCHOOL’S FIRE LANE. This area is clearly marked in red and is adjacent to the school buildings.
  • Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., park your vehicle in a designated parking spot and turn off the ignition before getting out of your car.
     
  • Never leave any unattended children in your parked vehicle.
  • Designated parking will be in the first section ONLY of the parking lot on the EAST SIDE (Church side) of the main lot. The middle section will be left open for safety and the area outside of the gymnasium is for staff and faculty arriving before 7:30 AM.
  • DO NOT USE A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING ON CAMPUS.
  • Use the sidewalks or marked crosswalks when approaching the school buildings from the parking lot on foot.
  • The 5th grade students serve in the roles of safety patrols each year. Please allow them to perform their service by opening your vehicle’s door and helping your child in or out of your vehicle.
     
  • NO LEFT TURNS!! RIGHT TURNS ONLY ARE PERMITTED OUT OF OUR LOTS!  Left hand turns slow down everyone behind you - please be considerate and keep our traffic pattern flowing -- this goes for morning drop off as well. We can't thank you enough for your help and consideration!
  • In order for carline to proceed efficiently, display your family’s nameplate clearly in the windshield of your vehicle. 
    Car Sign Example
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Print your sign here: Car Rider Sign

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PlusPortals (Rediker) Usage

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)

http://bit.ly/1hIXZWw

Click the link below for detailed information on navigating and using PlusPortals.  

http://redikersupport.com/documentation/parentplus.htm

If you are unable to log in, please contact our technical support