Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Basketball, Volleyball and Flag Football teams on their undefeated seasons!
National Merit Scholar Maggie Behan
Congratulations to SACS Class of 2011 Maggie Behan, on her National Merit Scholarship award. Maggie graduates from Cardinal Gibbons in May 2015. We are proud of our Saint Anthony alumna and her many accomplishments. God speed on the next leg of your journey.
Saint Anthony Arts & Letters
We are pleased that Saint Anthony Catholic School has been chosen to receive the Robert H. Gore and Lorena Gore Endowment for the Arts and Letters. Each school year the endowment will generate funds for our school to complete a project. This year the grant funds will be used to delve into the history of Saint Anthony Catholic Church and School from the 1920’s through the 1940’s. This project will engage students, faculty, parishioners, alumni and members of the local community to appreciate the historical aspects and evolvement of Saint Anthony Catholic Church and School and its impact on the local community in Fort Lauderdale. The Arts and Letters project will incorporate drama, music, visual art, film making and journalism. It will culminate in public performances, film and print media.
We are calling out to all alumni to get involved with us in this project. Please call the Development Office 954/467-9009 or email email@example.com if you would like to participate and/or if you have stories and memorabilia to share.
Alumni Newsletter January 2015
New Attendance and Tardy Policies
Regular school attendance is imperative. Each day of absence is detrimental to the pupil’s progress. Students should be in attendance from the beginning of the day (7:50) until dismissal (2:45). When a student is absent, the parent/guardian must send a signed note to school with the child upon return, stating the dates and reason for the absence. After 3 days of absence, a doctor’s note must be sent to the school along with the parent/guardian’s note. In compliance with Diocesan regulations, excessive absence may require that the student be retained in that grade. A parent conference will be scheduled with the principal to inform parents of appropriate corrective measures. A student who is absent from school for more than 20 days in a year will not be promoted to the next grade unless the principal grants an exception and determines a way in which the student may receive additional instruction.
Tardiness is a serious matter as it affects not only the tardy student, but also the students whose learning may be interrupted by late arrivals. Seeing that all children arrive on time for school is the responsibility of each parent. Tardy arrival at St. Anthony Catholic School is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Please refer to the Family Handbook, page 24, which states “Any child not in class by 7:50 am is considered late and must report to the office for a tardy slip. The parent or driver must come in with the student and sign him/her in with an explanation. Anything over 5 tardy arrivals for the school year is considered to be excessive.
The back gate closes at 7:50 am. Tardy students AND their parents must enter the front gate after 7:50 am and go to the office for a tardy slip and sign in.
If a parent/guardian does not come into the office with her or his student, the student will remain in the office until the parent/guardian returns to the office. The parent/guardian will be called at phone numbers given to the office and informed that their student cannot attend class until the parent returns to the office.
When a student receives his/her tenth unexcused tardy, he/she will be required to serve an after school detention. Every subsequent tardy will also result in an automatic detention. If a child accumulates fifteen unexcused tardies he/she will be issued a 7am detention and will be suspended from sports and extracurricular activities until the tardies are resolved. If a student does not appear for a morning detention he/she will receive an in-school suspension. Parents must meet with administration to resolve the tardiness problem. Additional tardies may result in an out-of-school suspension. Parents with excessive tardiness will be contacted by administration to attend mandatory parent workshops. The purpose of the workshop is to reinforce our shared purpose and commitment to getting your child to reach our shared goals.