Regular school attendance is essential for a student to experience success in school. When a student is absent, a parent or guardian must telephone the school before 9 a.m. on the day of absence.
On returning to school, the student must present to the office a note signed and dated by his parent. When he is absent, the student is responsible for contacting his classmate(s) about tests and class work missed.
A student who is absent from school is not eligible to participate in any school activity that day unless approved by the principal and/or athletic director.
He is also responsible for all tests and/or assignments on the day of return. Students who are absent fifteen (15) or more days are subject to possible loss of academic credit and/or dismissal from St. Peter’s.
Students are expected to enter school property in full, proper dress code. Arriving and changing at lockers is NOT acceptable.
Note: Dress Code is required for school exams and Regents.
The faculty and administration feel very strongly about the need for enforcing the dress code. Students will be issued detention and/or suspended at the discretion of the Dean of Discipline for violations of it. Students requesting an excused dress code must present a note signed by their parent. Medical excuses (allowing sneakers for foot injuries, etc.) must be requested in writing by a physician.
We are asking for the support and cooperation of students and parents in adhering to these regulations. Please remember, students in non-compliance of the dress code will be issued detention and/or sent home.
The St. Peter’s shirts, which are required for summer dress code, are available at the school during July and August (9 a.m.–1 p.m.). We suggest that all students (or their parents) come in to purchase the shirts prior to the start of the school year. All students must wear these shirts for summer dress code starting the first day of school.
Colors: Blue with logo (Seniors – white with logo)
Sizes: Men’s Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large
Cost: $30 each
NO STUDENT WILL BE RELEASED BASED ON A TELEPHONE MESSAGE!
Parents and students must be aware that attending St. Peter’s Boys High School includes the parents’ and students’ agreement and consent to be photographed. They consent to the taking of photographs, movies, videos, and images capable of reproduction in any medium by the school, its agents, the Department of Education or the Archdiocese of New York.
Parents and students grant the School the right to edit, reproduce, use and reuse the images for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, advertising, promotion and display in any and all media, including, but not limited to, video, print, television, internet and podcasts.
Parents and students transfer the School any right, interest, and they have in any image taken of the students or parents. They also release, indemnify, and hold harmless the School in any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, loss, liability, damage, or cost arising from this authorization.
The school has an Internet Acceptable Use Policy which each student, along with a parent or guardian, must sign before a student can access the Internet at school.
The Internet Acceptable Use Policy governs the conduct and responsibilities of each student while they are at school and/or utilizing school computer facilities, codes or sites. It is the expectation of the school, however, that student behavior when using the Internet will be exemplary both on and off school grounds.
A Catholic school student always represents his school and the school community. Accordingly, students will be subject to disciplinary action by the school for acts such as, but not limited to, harassment or any other type of threatening, sexual or otherwise inappropriate communication that is conveyed via the Internet (or other technological method or device) regardless of the time of day of the student’s location.
Such misconduct could result in any number of punishments including the possibility of suspension or expulsion. Additionally, any student who is found to have authored or contributed to a website/blog/wiki/etc. that is of a nature which is threatening, profane, obscene, sexual, illegal or contrary to the Catholic mission of the school, will be subject to disciplinary action by the school.
Cell phones are to be turned off and put away so they are not visible during the hours of 8:10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for all underclassmen, or 8:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for seniors.
The exception to these times would be the Wednesday schedule when cell phones for all would be turned off at 9 a.m. Cell phones should not be out or visible for any reason during the hours listed above. Students may use their cell phones during extra-curricular activities and outside the hours listed.
Students violating this policy will face the following correction:
At St. Peter’s a student is expected to behave in a way that respects the persons and property of the school community. The purpose of school discipline is to guarantee every student and teacher an opportunity to experience a satisfying and productive life.
Misconduct in any of the following will mean automatic after-school detention:
The following behavior is of a more serious nature. The number of procedural steps utilized in dealing with these offenses will depend on the seriousness of the matter and the discretion of the administration:
Disciplinary Action Involving Student Grades
We would like to clarify and state a firm administrative position regarding detention. Although we greatly encourage our students to assume a sense of responsibility and maturity regarding after-school employment, Detention will never be excused or postponed due to this factor. Detentions, hopefully few, must be served on the day assigned.
A student may be involved with drugs/alcohol in several ways. In case the student is discovered to be involved with drugs/alcohol in any way in the school environs, St. Peter’s Boys High School will follow these specific procedures: Policy on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
The non-smoking policy was revised to emphasize the health risks associated with smoking and to ensure a healthy, smoke-free environment for all our students, faculty and staff.
Students who are found smoking will be encouraged to quit and we will help them in that process by requiring them to read a small book from the American Cancer Society called Kicking Butts. Effective September 5, 2006 the following policy regarding smoking was enacted at St. Peter’s Boys High School:
1) Students found smoking in the neighborhood or on school grounds will be subject to (a) Indefinite detention, (b) $25 fine, (c) Read and be tested on the book Kicking Butts
2) Students found smoking in the school building will be subject to:
(a) First Offense (i) Suspended from school, (ii) meeting of student and parents with the Dean for Discipline, (iv) Indefinite detention, (v) $25 fine, (vi) Read and be tested on the book Kicking Butts
(b) Second Offense (i) Same as above, (ii) Fine doubles to $50
(c) Third Offense – Student is now subject to expulsion.
Any money collected from smoking fines will be donated to charity. During the first semester the money will be donated to the school’s Toys for Tots program and during the second semester the money will be donated to the American Cancer Society. We realize that these measures may seem harsh, but we hope that this policy will help to make our students aware of the dangers of smoking, deter them from smoking and create a healthier and safer environment for all. We are sure you will support our efforts to make St. Peter’s a healthier environment for all.
Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.
Once students have met the necessary admission requirements and have been accepted into St. Peter’s Boys High School, the school warmly welcomes these students for the coming school year and will strive to provide them with a solid Catholic spiritual and academic education in a supportive learning environment. Read more about St. Peter’s New York Archdiocesan Policy Statement.