Click here to read the welcome back letter from Principal Danyelle Ramsey.
Carefully review the following information for the 2023-2024 school year. Click the links below to jump to a particular section.
Table of Contents
- Central Catholic High School offers a rigorous education rooted in equity, collaboration, and a Catholic worldview;
- Central Catholic High School provides robust educational opportunities in an inclusive and supportive community;
- Central Catholic High School develops critical thinkers who are the best versions of themselves, prepared for where their gifts meet the world.
Central Catholic is a community rooted in virtue and faith - a place where character matters.
This year, as school leadership, we are excited to enter into the third year of our vision of Central Catholic as the place where character matters. For the 2023-2024 school year are focusing on four virtues:
Courage: We act for the greater good despite our fears.
Honesty: We abide by truth.
Faith: We listen to our hearts and embrace hope and optimism.
Responsibility: We follow through on our commitments.
Each of these virtues is integrated into the life of the school and helps us to articulate our desire for our students to be people who are faithful and just, academically excellent, relational and responsible, and healthy and balanced. Our intent is for these four character virtues to take root in the heart of our students.
Central Catholic High School is committed to providing robust educational opportunities in an inclusive and supportive community. Our commitment to offering a rigorous education rooted in equity, collaboration, and a Catholic worldview is even stronger as we look to the 2023-2024 school year. We continue to mitigate for the safety of our students, our faculty and staff and our community. Outlined below are the basic safety precautions Central Catholic will be observing as we begin the 2023-2024 school year.
Students are expected to be in-person unless they are required to quarantine, are sick, or have other short-term considerations. Teachers will provide for students to stay engaged in the learning environment and to continue learning regardless of short-term absences. The type of support will vary from teacher to teacher. Students should communicate with their counselor and ask for support. If a student is out for longer than 3-days, a doctor note is necessary to extend academic accommodations.
Vaccinations are the most powerful tool available to stop the spread of many serious communicable diseases in our school community. We encourage everyone to be be fully vaccinated for the health and safety of our community.
Key Practices for Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools:
Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation Day, August 28, 2023
A mandatory school day for all freshmen, and transfer students that provides an opportunity to attend all your classes and acclimate yourself before the rest of the student body begins on August 29, 2023.
A few items to think of for this day:
- Freshmen: plan to arrive no later than 7:55 a.m., meet in the New Gym.
- Freshman Orientation day will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
- Transfer Students: plan to arrive no later than 12:00 p.m., meet in the New Gym
- Transfer Student Orientation day will conclude at 1:30 p.m.
- Casual dress with comfortable shoes, following dress agreement guidelines
- No school supplies are needed on the first day
- Bring a sack lunch or you may purchase a lunch from the cafeteria
- Bring a printed or electronic copy of your schedule which you will receive via email prior to orientation day.
- Students will receive their Dell Latitude 7320 device on this day.
First Day of School and Picture Day for All Students, August 29, 2023
The first day of school is meeting in Advisory periods and is following a unique schedule for the activities of the day.
A few items to think of for this day:
- All students should plan to arrive no later than 7:55 a.m., meet in the New Gym.
- The day will conclude at 12:30 p.m.
- This is picture day, so please dress accordingly.
- No school supplies are needed on the first day
- Lunch is not available on this day, but snacks will be available for purchase in the cafeteria at break
- Seniors may not leave for off-campus lunch until the second week of school and after they attended their class meeting. Permission slips were submitted during the re-enrollment process.
- Students will receive planners, lanyards, student ID's
August 28, 2023
New Parent Orientation- 8:00 am - 9:30 am in The Commons
Join us to meet other new parents, learn more about our programs, vision, and goals of Central Catholic.
All students participate in our summer reading program as well as complete summer math and social studies packets. Specific information is available on the Central Catholic website.
Students are expected to have completed all summer academic work prior to the first day of school.
Questions regarding which Math or English courses you are enrolled in can be directed to the main office at email@example.com
There are two tenets that govern the attendance policy at Central Catholic High School ensuring students are successful in school:
- Physical attendance—Taken daily by the student’s teachers
- Participation and completion of work—Beneficial for the utmost success of the student
Parents are required to report to the school if a student will not be present for any reason. If the parent doesn't contact the school by 9:30 a.m., the absence will be considered unapproved until the parent approves the absence by logging into the School Pass App and informing the school of the student's absence.
Students need to be in attendance the entire school day in order to attend or participate in a school function (athletics, co-curriculars, competitions, etc...) that afternoon or evening. If the student is tardy beyond half of the class period, misses the entire school day because of illness or an unapproved absence, or becomes ill and leaves school during the school day, they may not participate in or attend any school function that afternoon or evening unless they have an official note from a medical provider.
Students sometimes come to school even when they are sick because they feel that they “cannot miss” a particular test or project. If students are sick, however, they should stay home. Period. Because we all have an interest in keeping students and staff healthy, teachers and counselors will continue to work with students to help them catch up in a reasonable time frame when they are sick.
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK! Below are the Symptom-Based Exclusion Guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education. Students and staff should be excluded from the school setting if they exhibit:
- FEVER: a measured temperature equal to or greater than 100.4°F orally.
- COUGH: persistent cough that is not yet diagnosed and cleared by a licensed healthcare provider OR any acute (non-chronic) cough illness OR cough that is frequent or severe enough to interfere with active participation in usual school activities.
- DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH not explained by a situation such as exercise: feeling unable to catch their breath, gasping for air, breathing too fast or too shallowly, breathing with extra efforts such as using muscles of the stomach, chest, or neck.
- HEADACHE WITH A STIFF NECK OR FEVER.
- DIARRHEA: three or more watery or loose stools in 24 hours OR sudden onset of loose stools OR student unable to control bowel function when previously able to do so
- VOMITING: at least one episode that is unexplained
- SKIN RASH OR SORES: new rash not previously diagnosed by a health care provider OR if the rash is increasing in size OR if new sores or wounds are developing day-to-day OR if rash, sores, or wounds are draining and cannot be completely covered with a bandage.
- EYE REDNESS AND DRAINAGE: unexplained redness of one or both eyes OR colored drainage from the eyes OR eye irritation accompanied by vision changes OR symptoms such as eye irritation, pain, redness, swelling, or excessive tear production that prevent active participation in usual school activities
- JAUNDICE: yellowing of the eyes or skin that is new or uncharacteristic.
- BEHAVIOR CHANGE: may include uncharacteristic lethargy, decreased alertness, increased irritability, increased confusion, or a behavior change that prevents active participation in usual school activities.
- MAJOR HEALTH EVENT: may include an illness lasting more than two weeks; an emergency room treatment or hospital stay; a surgical procedure with the potential to affect vital signs or active participation in school activities; or a new or changed health condition for which school staff is not adequately informed, trained, or licensed to provide care.
- STUDENT REQUIRING MORE CARE THAN SCHOOL STAFF CAN SAFELY PROVIDE
Please see the complete updated attendance policy in the 2023-2024 Student Handbook, Section 6.
School Pass App for Reporting Attendance
Central Catholic High School uses SchoolPass to communicate attendance between parents and the school. Parents will need to download the SchoolPass App in order to communicate an approved absence, prearrange an absence, pick a student up early from school, share a doctor’s note, or approve a tardy. If you already have the SchoolPass App downloaded from the last school year, you must update the app.
Download & Log In to SchoolPass Parent Student App
- Install or update to the latest version of the SchoolPass Parent App
- After August 9th, you will receive an email with your temporary password to enter along with the parent email address. If you do not receive a temporary password, or have forgotten your password, click "Forgot Your Password?" on the home screen to be sent a temporary password to your parent email.
- Parents are responsible for tracking their student’s attendance and should not share their login information with their student.
If you experience any issues with the login process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once you are logged into your parent account please see instructions on How to Add or Remove Arrival & Dismissal Changes here.
M Day: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
T Day: Periods 6, 7, 1, 2, 3
W Day (Late Start): School starts at 9:15 am- No Zero Period, Periods 4, 5, 6, 7
Gold Day: Periods 5, Student Life Block, 6, 7
Gold Early Release Day: No Lunch/No Advisory, Periods 5, 6, 7, School ends at 12:35 pm
Gold Late Start Day: No Zero Period, Classes start at 9:15 am, Periods 5, Advisory, 6, 7
Modified Gold Day: No Zero Period, Periods 4, 5, 6, 7
Cardinal Day: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4
Modified Cardinal Late Start Day: No Zero Period, Classes start at 9:15 am, Periods 1, 2, 3
Student Life Block: This period will rotate among Mass, Assemblies, and Open Student Life with options for students to participate in courageous conversations, clubs, affinity groups, study hall, and other activities. Attendance is required.
Four Day Weeks: Convert to block schedules for the week rotating Cardinal and Gold.
DLD: Digital Learning Day- follows the daily class schedule but learning is asynchronous. The building is closed to students.
Late Start: School starts at 9:15 am and zero period does not meet.
Advisory: Classes are set by grade level and meet with the same teacher throughout the year.
Asynchronous: Class interactions happen via CANVAS without real-time interaction. Students engage in class materials and complete work at their own pace, typically within a given timeframe, often using discussion boards to drive peer-to-peer engagement.
SAC: Student Activities Center
PAC: Performing Arts Center
CLC: College, Life and Career Counseling
Student Life Team: Includes the offices of Campus Ministry, Christian Service, Equity and Community Engagement, Student Leadership and Activities, and Presidential Character and Leadership Academy
S4S Fundraiser: Students for Students fundraiser is our largest fundraiser of the year. Each student is asked to raise a minimum of $150.00.
Central Catholic has created a virtual bookstore to communicate which courses have required textbooks. Through the link below you will find each of the departments with course listing and required texts. Please use your class schedule to search courses to find which textbooks you will need to purchase.Required textbooks need to be purchases and delivered by September 5th, 2023 to ensure students are able to participate in their courses effectively.
To find your textbooks, click HERE
If you have any questions about textbooks, please contact the teacher of your course.
If you need financial assistance for purchasing textbooks please contact Lupe Alejandro (Tellez)
Returning Students: Please look out for further information about the textbook exchange happening during the first week of school.
We encourage students to bring their devices/laptops to school everyday so they can access their ebooks in school. If you are in need of a laptop, please know we have some available to borrow. Long-term loans of devices can be requested though email@example.com. Laptops are available in the library if you need to borrow one for the day. Cellphones may not be used as the students' primary device during class time.
All Freshman and Transfer students will receive a Central Catholic Ram Dress polo on the first day of school. All students will receive their planner on the first day.
All Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who need a replacement Ram Dress Polo can order one through this link to Replace Ram Dress Polo. You will be billed $20 for a replacement.
Due to varying course requirements, we recommend that you have the following supplies as a minimum for all courses:
- Spiral Notebooks
- 2 Pocket Folders
- TI-84 Calculator or equivalent
Students taking PE are required to wear any Central Catholic branded t-shirt as a PE Uniform. Students may wear any athletic gear of their choosing for bottoms as long as they meet the expectations of the schools dress agreements.
Required Art Materials List for Art I–IV and AP Art Courses
The following materials or similar materials can be purchased anywhere:
- 1 ea Drawing Book Daler Rowney 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
- 1 ea Drawing Pencils Blick set of 12
- 2 ea Multi-Media Paper 15 sheets 9” x 12”
- 1 ea Basic Acrylic Paint Set of 6 4 oz Tubes
- 1 ea Acrylic Brushes Set of 5 Assorted
- 1 ea Small Straight Edge Aluminum Ruler 18”
- 1 ea Clear Acrylic Palette 8 1/2” x 11”
- 1 ea Plastic Palette Knife Trowel Offset for Mixing Paint
- 1 ea Fiskars Student Scissors
Students will receive a course syllabus for each course during the first two weeks of classes for more course-specific details.
Canvas may be accessed through the Central Catholic website: https://cchs.instructure.com/login/canvas
Canvas is a learning management system that simplifies teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one location. Students and parent(s) or guardian(s) may view grades and assignments as well as communicate with faculty. In addition, Canvas is used as our primary communication tool for all school events such as Christian Service, counseling resources, and Student Life activities.
How to become a parent observer in canvas:
Please create a parent account, https://cchs.instructure.com/login/canvas
You will need to fill out the following information:
The student pairing code is the code that connects your account with your student(s) account. This code can be found on your students canvas account.
There are two ways to get the code:
You can have your student log into their Canvas account. In their account, on the right hand side, there will be an option “Pair with Observer.” Once you click on that, a code will appear and you will then enter it in the ``Student Pairing Code” section, when creating your Parent Observer Account. If the code does not work the first time, please try again. A new code will be generated for every new try. Once your account has been paired with your student(s), you will then be able to keep track of their grades, and assignments.
You can also call the main office, 503-235-3138, for help in accessing the student pairing code.
PowerSchool is primarily used to see a student’s schedule prior to the beginning of the school year and is also used for forecasting classes in the spring for the following school year. Families can access PowerSchool through the website at cchs.powerschool.com. Canvas is the primary resource for monitoring student’s grades and teacher communication.
Every Central Catholic student receives a google based school email that is linked to Canvas. This email will be used by all areas of the school to communicate academics and co-curricular information. Students need to be in the habit of checking their email at least once a day.
Incoming freshman and transfer students will receive access information to their school email at the same they receive their schedule.
Lockers and Locker Combinations
Every student will be assigned a locker for them to store their personal belongings during the school day. We encourage students to utilize their academic locker and their PE/Athletic locker to store valuables to prevent theft.
Locker numbers and locker combinations will be included on student’s schedules when they are emailed in August.
Central Catholic high school offers a rigorous education rooted in equity, collaboration, and a Catholic worldview. Access to technology helps our students learn how to participate ethically and safely as digital citizens in our society. Through appropriate use of technology, students learn to engage in the learning process and develop collaborative partnerships.
We are committed to providing robust educational opportunities in an inclusive and supportive community. A technology-rich environment supports our students in becoming independent learners. Central Catholic develops critical thinkers who are the best version of themselves, prepared for where their gifts meet the world.
Sophomore and junior transfer students are required to purchase a Dell Latitude 7320 device through the school purchase program. Students are expected to bring a laptop or tablet to school with them each day for learning.
Sophomore and junior transfer students will receive their devices on orientation day. It will have instructions on how to set up their device. Students will receive further training and instructions during the first two weeks of school in their classes.
If senior students need access to a laptop, they can send their request to firstname.lastname@example.org and the school will provide one to them for use for the semester.
The role of our Tech Department is to assist students with minor issues related to their devices prior to forwarding them to Microsoft or Dell, depending on the device they use.
If students experience any technical difficulties related to Canvas, Surface Pro Device, or any other software required by Central Catholic, they should contact email@example.com
Academic objectives in an academically rigorous school depend heavily on work performed at school and at home. Homework as an opportunity for practice for the Central Catholic student is not limited solely to written work; it also includes reading, study, and preparation for exams, projects, reports, presentations, etc. In general, students should expect 30 minutes of homework per class outside of classroom time. A minimum of two hours of homework can be expected each evening. Homework is expected to be neat and completed in accordance with the directions given by the teacher.
Classroom and homework assignments are the responsibility of the student. Students should contact their teachers and check Canvas regarding missed homework and tests and should expect to turn in the homework or take the test during the next class meeting. In extreme circumstances, such as hospitalization or a long-term illness of more than one week, school counselors will support students in gathering information relative to missed work. In these cases, homework and tests must be made up within two weeks of the student’s return to school. The relative weight of homework for the final semester grade is not to exceed 20%.
Late work due to an unapproved absence will not receive credit.
Grades are used as a means for measuring and reporting progress and achievement. Grades support students in determining their individual strengths and areas for growth.
Letter grades are assigned at Central Catholic according to the following scale:
Grading Scale for grades 10-12
|Percentage||Letter Grade||Grade Points||Honor Points|
|0-50||NG (No Grade)||0.00||0.00|
Grading Scale for grade 9
|Percentage||Letter Grade||Grade Points||Honor Points|
|0-59||NG (No Grade)||0.00||0.00|
|P||Pass||Student has met minimum requirements.|
|NP||No Pass||Student has not met the requirements.|
|W||Withdrawal||Student has withdrawn.|
|I||Incomplete||Student has done passing work but has been unable, because of illness or unavoidable causes, to complete the work required for the course. An incomplete must be made up within six weeks of the end of the school year for which it was issued.|
All grades for teacher assistants, office assistants, academic tutors, and peer mentors will be either Pass of No Pass.
Schedule changes are strongly discouraged. They are only considered when unique circumstances arise, so students must choose their courses decisively and wisely. In the event students are misplaced, they may request a schedule change. In this case, the change can only occur if there is space in the new class. There are no schedule changes in the second semester except to drop a course and take an approved elective. There will be no schedule changes based on teacher preference.
To complete an approved schedule change, a student must:
- Obtain a signed Schedule Change Form from their counselor.
- Obtain signatures of the teachers involved in the change.
- Obtain parent or guardian signature as an indication of approval.
- File the Schedule Change Form with the Assistant Principal of Curriculum Design and Instruction for approval and signature.
A schedule change is not effective until the Assistant Principal of Curriculum Design and Instruction and the counselor have approved the request and the student receives confirmation of their new schedule.
Drop Withdrawal Policy
Course changes may only occur during the first week of each semester. No new courses can be added after the first week of classes in the first or second semester. Level changes supported by the teacher can occur up to three weeks in the first semester. A student’s transcript will reflect one of the following marks:
- If the withdrawal occurs within the first week of the semester, no mark is recorded on the transcript
- If the withdrawal occurs after the first week of the semester, a mark of W (withdrawal) is recorded on the transcript.
Any changes to a student’s schedule outside of the allotted time must be due to compelling circumstances. An example of a compelling circumstance would be a medical issue that would necessitate a change to a student’s schedule in the interest of their personal health and well-being. In this example, documentation from the student’s physician would be required prior to adjusting a student’s schedule and should go through the Assistant Principal of Curriculum Design, and Instruction through the appeal process.
A change of mind, lack of motivation, failure to obtain in-school or outside tutorial support, unsatisfactory academic performance, desiring an easier second-semester schedule, request for a different faculty member, and/or requests for a different class period are not compelling circumstances.
Seniors: It is imperative that any level changes or dropped classes for an approved elective be communicated with colleges you have been admitted to, or are still in the process of applying to. If this is not done, a college or university may deem an application inaccurate, which could negatively affect the admission process.
The counseling program is an integral component of Central Catholic’s mission, supporting the academic, spiritual, personal, and social/emotional growth of each student. The program utilizes individual relationships to maximize the development of each student’s potential. The ultimate goal of the program is that each graduate will be prepared to successfully transition to college and beyond.
Counselors are mostly available by scheduled appointments. Appointments can be made via email or the scheduling process your counselor has in place. Students can check their Counseling Canvas page for more information. Upon making appointment requests, students will receive a counseling pass in their classroom to come to the counseling office at the designated time.
In the event of an urgent need or emergency, a counselor will assess the situation and if the student is unable to return to class, the student will be encouraged to go home.
Academic Counseling, Personal Counseling, and College Counseling are all offered to our students.
At Central Catholic, we realize that students have many choices about their future; however, over 98% of our students will attend a two- or four-year college or university. Central Catholic is committed to providing its student body with ample resources to aid in the college selection process:
- Students work with counselors to create an individualized four-year plan.
- Our Director of College, Life and Career Counseling, David Blue, works directly with students and families.
- Students and families receive information and are encouraged to attend many college planning events.
- A monthly college planning newsletter is sent to all junior families beginning in December and all senior families throughout the year.
Academic and Personal Counselors
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College, Life, and Career Counselors
Counseling Department Assistant
The assistant in our counseling department is available to answer questions, support students in scheduling appointments with their counselor, and can provide bilingual support in Spanish for students and families.
Central Catholic’s cafeteria is operated by a private company called Chartwells. Chartwells uses School Cafe to manage student meal accounts in the cafeteria. Parents can access School Cafe to add money to their student's meal account using a debit or credit card. Parents and students may also pay by cash or drop a check off at the cafeteria pay station. All checks should be written to Chartwells.
Menus and other Chartwells information can be found on the website: https://www.centralcatholichigh.org/parents/meal-pay.html
Food and Drinks on Campus
No food or drink will be allowed in the classrooms, carpeted hallways, the Commons, or on Harrington Field. Food and drink are to be consumed only in the cafeteria, lower level of the school building, the courtyard, and in designated classrooms during lunchtime meetings. These areas are to be left clean and litter-free, whether they are used before and after school, at lunch, or during the school day.
Student Expectations and Responsibilities
Central Catholic High School is committed to helping students achieve their potential academically, physically, socially, and spiritually and to continue on a journey of growth. In order to achieve this goal, Central Catholic believes a disciplined and structured atmosphere rooted in restorative justice is necessary. The purpose of discipline is to maintain a safe, honest, and caring environment where students can become the best version of themselves. When a family enrolls their child at Central Catholic, it is expected that they are committed to and supportive of our behavior philosophy.
In order to promote self-discipline within each Central Catholic student, the following is a list of student expectations and responsibilities for which each will be held accountable at school and at any school function:
- Treat adults and peers with courtesy and respect.
- Show respect for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, physical and mental disability, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and religious and political affiliation.
- Think before you speak.
- Show respect for the property of others.
- Show respect for the environment by maintaining the cleanliness of the building and surrounding campus.
- Help maintain a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom with appropriate behavior and language.
- Be responsible for honest and ethical behavior in academic pursuits.
- Promote the safety and well-being of all students.
- Accept responsibility for all personal actions.
Consequences for Noncompliance
Students who do not comply with school rules and policies are subject to school discipline. Violations of school rules are listed in two categories, minor infractions, and major infractions, according to the seriousness of the offense. Not all infractions can be included in this document. The administration will determine appropriate consequences for behavior not addressed below.
Please read section 7 in the Student Handbook for a better understanding of Central Catholics Behavior Policies including Substance Abuse, Harassment and Bullying, Academic Integrity, Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Policy, and Discipline and Consequences.
Central Catholic encourages the use of social networking as a way for students to connect with each other and share ideas and information in a positive and constructive way. Central Catholic expects all students to be responsible digital citizens. Digital citizenship can be defined as appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use.
When using digital technology:
- Students will be responsible for all their actions.
- Students will be respectful towards other students, staff, and the school.
- Students will self-regulate their language and comments refraining from any wording that could be considered harassing, demeaning, or derogatory.
- Students, while at school, will limit their technology use to educational purposes only.
- Students will keep all cyber activity to productive academic work and refrain from engaging in illegal or inappropriate conduct (i.e. plagiarism, hacking, illegal downloads, sexting, pornography).
Students and Central Catholic are responsible for maintaining a positive educational atmosphere. The following activities can significantly disrupt the academic setting, possibly creating a hostile environment for staff and students. The school will investigate, intervene, discipline, and educate all students involved.
Cell Phone Use On-Campus
The use of cellular phones is allowed only during passing times and lunch for phone use only (music and video games are not allowed during school hours). During class time, phones are expected to be put away in a designated area and may be used for instructional purposes at the discretion of the teacher and/or librarian.
If not authorized by the teacher, phones should be turned off (not placed on silent or vibrate mode) and put away. If a student has their cell phone or smart watch out or is found using a cell phone or smart watch without the permission of the teacher, it will be confiscated and the student will meet with the Dean of Student Management to determine outcomes.
Due to concerns about privacy, the camera and video function on a cell phone is not to be used on school grounds without permission and are strictly prohibited for use in locker rooms and bathrooms regardless of permission. Students using the camera function on a cell phone or any function on an smart watch during exams or quizzes will be subject to an integrity violation.
Other Applications and Devices On-Campus
Central Catholic High School recognizes the educational value of many electronic devices and therefore these devices may be used for instructional and/or educational purposes at the teacher’s discretion.
Portable music devices, handheld video games (including those features on a phone), and headphones or AirPods may not be used for non-instructional or non-educational purposes and are prohibited during the school day (including lunch and passing times) unless given permission by the teacher and/or librarian.
If a student is found using a portable music device, handheld game, and/or headphones or AirPods during the school day, they will be confiscated and the student will meet with the Dean of Student Management to determine outcomes.
Central Catholic High School does not assume responsibility for the loss, damage, or theft of any device brought to school.
Central Catholic develops critical thinkers who are the best version of themselves. We set a high standard for success and encourage students to become critical thinkers when considering time and place for different attire. Last year, administration worked with students to form a Dress Agreement Task Force that gives students a voice to help create a mutual understanding and agreements around attire on campus. Being a college and life prep school includes preparing students to follow expectations in learning and professional environments.
Parents and students are responsible for ensuring proper dress and hygiene. We expect our students to be dressed in a way that meets the expectations of a Catholic school setting.
Considerations when thinking critically about what to wear to school:
- Clothing should allow the student to actively engage in the life of the school.
- Undergarments and/or bathing suit tops should not be shown or worn as a top.
- Shirts must have straps
- Clothing should be functional for walking, climbing stairs, and sitting.
- Clothing should not be sheer or see through.
- Shirt should cover the belly button.
- Bottoms should have an inseam that is at least 3 inches long.
All seven of these considerations should be met to be in alignment with the dress agreements and apply to the school day. Specific dress agreements may be designated by a particular extracurricular activity.
Additional Dress Agreement Expectations and Considerations:
- Clothing may not depict, imply, advertise, or advocate illegal, violent, or lewd conduct, weapons, or the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or other controlled substances.
- Clothing may not depict or imply pornography, nudity, or sexual acts or support brands that promote such practices or behaviors.
- Clothing may not display or imply vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images.
- Clothing may not state, imply, or depict hate speech/imagery targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other protected classification.
- Sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.
- Clothing and accessories that endanger student or staff safety may not be worn.
- Apparel, jewelry, accessories, tattoos, or manner of grooming that, by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership in a gang that advocates illegal or disruptive behavior is prohibited.
- Any clothing or apparel with self-applied graphics may be deemed inappropriate and is subject to approval by the Dean of Student Management.
The administration of Central Catholic High School will communicate with students and parents when making the final decision when students attire is in question of meeting the expectations of dress set forth by the agreements of our school community.
Faculty and staff will use the following guidelines when implementing dress agreements above:
- If faculty and staff feel a student is egregiously unaligned with the Dress Agreements, faculty and staff may approach the student privately in a non-judgemental and respectful way as a warning and to problem solve immediate resolution.
- Faculty and staff are to fill out a Dress Agreements Intervention Form (DAIF) through Google Forms and email it to Administration to hold the student accountable to the agreements.
Students who do not commit to these agreements will be asked to call parents if appropriate clothing is not available or the student continues to refuse to commit to the dress agreements.
Accountability and Implementation of Dress Agreements
- 1. Warning (x2): Teacher fills out a DAIF through Google Forms to notify Administration
- Administration sends an email warning to the student
- After two warnings (via email to student) an email will be sent home to notify parents
- At any time, students/parents can request a meeting to address the students commitment of dress agreements
- Administration is not required to share teacher identity
Central Catholic strives to provide robust opportunities in an inclusive and supportive community. We are determined to design special dress opportunities that are equitable to all shapes, sizes, and socio-economic backgrounds. Assemblies and liturgies are an opportunity for Central Catholic to celebrate our community and show pride in our school.
Ram Dress is required at all school liturgies, student recognition assemblies, Rose Festival assemblies, senior awards, all school conference days, and when we have guest speakers. Ram Dress is defined as the Central Catholic polo provided by the school to be worn with pants with pockets and zippers. No blue denim.
Students will remain in Ram Dress for the duration of the day.
Central Catholic is a member of the Oregon School Activities Association and fields girls’ and boys’ teams that participate at the 6A level in the Mount Hood Conference or its equivalent. The eligibility of student-athletes is governed by rules of the state organization, the conference, and Central Catholic. Central Catholic sponsors the following programs: cross country (boys and girls), football, soccer (boys and girls), coed cheerleading, basketball (boys and girls), swimming (boys and girls), baseball, golf (boys and girls), tennis (boys and girls), lacrosse (boys and girls), softball, track and field (boys and girls), and volleyball.
Student-athletes who wish to participate on a Central Catholic athletic team must complete all athletic clearance requirements including the Athletic Code of Conduct and Parent Approval Form prior to participating in practices or tryouts.
Central Catholic wants each student to be challenged, be yourself, and belong. Student Activities provide a wide variety of co-curricular activities and clubs to make it easy for students to meet new people, find whatever their passion is and belong to our community. Central Catholic offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities. The clubs, organizations, and events in the Student Life program are run under the auspices of the Director of Student Leadership and Activities
Student Life opportunities will take place either during Student Life Period on Gold Days or Wednesdays each week. There will be mandatory activities such as assemblies, Masses, and Central State of Mind Human Dignity Summit, and other activities will provide choices for student engagement and community-building. Some of these days may also be reserved for specific activities by grade level. In addition, teachers will use Student Life periods for work groups, study halls, and office hours.
At -A Glance Calendar
School pictures will take place during the school day on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
Student ID Badges
School safety is of paramount importance at Central Catholic High School. Being able to identify students as well as controlling who can enter the building is vital to maintaining a safe environment.
Students will receive their 2023-2024 student ID and lanyard on picture day. The student ID will be hung on a school-issued lanyard and is mandatory to be worn around the students’ neck. Students will be required to wear their ID badge (picture side out) at all times while in the building during the school day (6:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.).
If a student loses their ID badge, they should see the Dean of Student Management for a replacement badge or replace a lost or broken lanyard. Stickers are not allowed on the student ID badge. Only school-approved lanyards are to be used.
Building Hours and Access
Regular school hours are 8:00 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. On a late start day, school hours are 9:30 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. The school day begins when the student enters the building. Students are not allowed to leave the building until the end of the school day without permission from parents or guardians and the attendance associate in the main office. Building hours are 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Students must exit the building by 4:00 pm or they must be in the supervised cafeteria area waiting for their ride or after-school activity to begin.
Access entry will be allowed at the following doors from 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (adjusted for late starts): Front entry, gym doors, PAC doors, and the pedestrian gate. After the start of school (8:00 a.m.), entry will only be granted through the front doors. After school, students will have access from 2:35 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the front doors and 2:35 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the gym doors and the pedestrian gate.
Students who drive to school must at all times display a parking permit on their vehicle’s rear view mirror and park in designated areas. Parking passes are good for all four years and do not need to be updated; unless there has been a change to the student's vehicle information.
Any vehicle a student may drive to school needs to be registered with Central Catholic through the Dean of Student Management. Parking permits will be issued and prioritized as stated in the traffic and parking management plan. Students who have not registered their car risk receiving a $5.00 fine each day until their vehicle is registered. Parking permits are available in the main office or students can save time by filling out this google form.
Students who ride bikes to school should enter through the pedestrian gate on Stark Street. Bikes need to be secured in the bike cages and bike racks that are located down from The Commons entrance between the building and the football field. To prevent theft, bikes should never be locked up outside of the gated area.
Student Parking Policy and Parking Map
Central Catholic is a member of the Buckman Neighborhood Association. As good neighbors, Central Catholic students, friends, and families are urged to respect the parking needs of neighborhood residents. Specified parking areas are reserved for faculty, visitors, student drop off and pick up, and residential use. Students may park only in designated areas (see parking map). Seniors who leave at lunch must adhere to all parking policies. Parking in crosswalks or blocking driveways is not permitted.
The parking lot on the corner of 24th and Stark Street is a daytime (6:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.) carpool parking lot. The administration will distribute parking tags to those who qualify and parking spots will be occupied on a first-come, first-park basis. Due to limited space, this parking lot will not be used for pick up or drop off between 7:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
Parents visiting the school, dropping off, or picking up students should observe and obey the NO PARKING and limited-time parking signs around the school.
Parents/students manage their carpool situation. A student directory is available in the fall. Parents and students can identify other families who live in the same area and contact them to make carpool arrangements. If you are interested in carpooling for the 2023-2024 school year, please fill out this form. An updated list will be sent to you throughout the Summer. Please note that we compile a list to share with all participants but we cannot arrange matches for you. A quick google search for Portland/Metro zip codes can be helpful to show you who is a neighbor!
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