Frequently Asked Questions

There's a lot of snow today. How do I know if School is cancelled?

In case of bad weather, closing or delay information is relayed to all local news outlets, so listening to your local radio station, or checking online at www.sctimes.com will give you the most reliable information. We also now use a service called Remind101 so, if you wish to receive school closure announcements as well as other urgent updates from the school via SMS (text message), send a text message to 6123516122 with the message of @mrtron.

I need to pick my child up early, can I just go to his/her classroom?

If students are to be released during the regular school day, the principal and the homeroom teacher should be notified by 8:10 a.m., either through a phone call or a written note indicating the reason and time the student is to be released. When picking up your child, report to the school office, do not directly go to the classroom.

What time does the school day start? When is it over?

District 742 Transportation Services has informed us that the start time for St. Elizabeth's will be 7:50 a.m., and the time of dismissal will be 2:25 p.m. The school office is open to receive calls at 7:30 a.m. Students arriving between 7:30 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. should go to the cafeteria, where supervision is provided.

Do we need to be Catholic in order for for our child to attend SEAS?

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School welcomes students of all religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and at all grade levels. Non-Catholic parents and students must clearly understand that participation in Catholic religious instruction and school activities related to the Catholic character of the school are required.

Can we afford to send our child to a Catholic school?

Your child's tuition is an investment, which pays lifelong dividends. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School strives to provide an education that meets the needs of the whole child within a caring, Christian environment. Our students, parents, and staff together form a strong bond— a community, which is rarely found in public educational institutions. Tuition assistance is available to those who qualify.

My Child is sick. May I send her medication with her to school?

Only prescription medications can be dispensed at school and those only if there is NO viable alternative.

 

Written authorization form from parent/guardian and physician's order for giving medication will be required.

 

The medication must be in the original prescription bottle (ask the druggist to divide prescription so one is for home, one for school). The bottle shall have the identification of the student, the name of the physician, and name and dosage of the drug. Dispensing of the drug will be done by authorized school personnel (school nurse, secretary or principal) as stated on the prescription label.

 

If possible, instruct the student as to the reason and importance for taking the medicine, and inform the student of the time the medication is to be taken.

 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School reserves the right to request a medical statement to verify the need for medication during the school day.

 

Absolutely no medication will be given without written authorization. A permission form and a doctor's order may be obtained from the office. If it is necessary for your child to take prescription medication, bring the signed form with the proper prescription bottle to school. The medication should be brought to the office by a parent and picked up by a parent if any medication remains in the container.

Does the school require uniforms

No. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students are expected to dress appropriately for both the occasion and the weather. Research shows that students who are cleanly and neatly dressed tend to have a more positive approach to school work. Students who wear clothing that is designed to be distracting tend to spend a significant portion of their school day thinking about their attire rather than their school work and are a distraction to other students.

More specific information regarding school attire can be found in the Parent Handbook.

Is it alright to send party invitations to school?

No. Passing out birthday or other party invitations at school often causes difficulties for students. We ask that you avoid sending invitations to school. Please handle them through other channels.

Is SEAS peanut and tree nut aware?

In the spring of 2011, we announced that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School would be taking additional measures to become a peanut and treenut-aware school. We appreciate your help in implementing those changes. Please remember that any treats that are brought into the school, whether to celebrate your childʼs birthday or seasonal holidays, must not contain peanuts, tree nuts or their by-products. The SMG Nut-Free Snack list provides an easy guide to help determine what are safe choices to send to school.

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Call us:  320-251-1988

If you can' t find the answer here, you are always welcome to call the school office.  Sandie is the lady with the answers, just a phone call away.

 

The most convenient time to call is from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. or 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.