Academic Programs

Academic Expectations

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School expects students to perform to the best of their ability. Teachers are expected to evaluate student progress on a regular basis. Students will be given quizzes or tests regularly. After the test is graded, it will be sent home for the parent to review, sign and return on the next school day. A parent signature indicates that the parent is aware of the student’s progress. If a parent does not receive quizzes or tests to sign, the parent should contact the teacher. Repeated absences when tests are given will be discussed on an individual basis and may result in a grade penalty.


At the discretion of the principal, each school has the right not to certify the student's graduation or provide transcripts of the student's academic record to third parties such as other schools, colleges, or employers, or to issue a diploma to the student, if there has been a breach of a material condition of the contract (i.e., failure to meet financial obligations, infractions against the school’s code of conduct).


Homework is an essential part of the instructional program and reinforces learning. It serves as a means
for clarifying and reviewing material learned in class, for providing motivation and opportunity for
individual growth, and for creating experiences of in-depth study and supplementary reading.

The time allotments for homework (written and study) are as follows:

Grades Pre K & K approximately 15 minutes
Grades 1 & 2 approximately 30 minutes
Grades 3 & 4 approximately 45 minutes
Grades 5 & 6 approximately 90 minutes
Grades 7 & 8 approximately 120 minutes

Students are required to complete all homework and it is expected that parents or guardians sign the
completed homework. Homework not handed in on the day it is due will result in a “0” grade and demerits.

Grades and Grading

Report cards are distributed four times a year for Grades Pre-K to 8. The report card is a link between the school and the home. Progress Reports will be sent home at times between Report Cards.

Academic Achievement

The first part of the Archdiocesan Report Card is used to mark the student’s achievement in academic subjects.
The achievement mark is based upon the demonstration of mastery of material covered in class such as:
1. tests
2. quizzes
3. classwork/participation
4. homework
5. projects/portfolios
There are no grades for Computer Science or Library as these two areas are to be supportive of, and integrated into, the total learning process.



Liturgy/Religious Education

*All Catholic elementary schools will follow and adhere to current Archdiocesan policies and curriculum guidelines in religion.

*Students in grades 3 through 8 are required to take the Archdiocesan Midterm and Final Religion Examinations.

*Non-Catholic students are expected to participate in the religious formation and education programs of the school, including, but not limited to, liturgies, religious functions, and religion classes for credit.

*Parents of non-Catholic students must be willing to accept the standards, values, and regulations of the school. They must understand the religious education program of the school at the time of enrollment.

*All students in Pre K to 8 will attend Mass as indicated in the school calendar. Respectful participation of every child is required at school liturgies. In addition, participation in Family Masses on Sunday’s is greatly encouraged. 




Extracurricular Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in the extracurricular activities of the school. Participation in these activities is a privilege. Students are expected to fulfill their obligations in the classroom (class work and homework). In order to participate in extracurricular activities, students must pass each subject on their report card and model acceptable behavior both during the school day and during the selected activity. Failure to meet academic or behavioral requirements will result in the student’s suspension or dismissal from the activity. Participation in these activities requires a commitment of both student and parent. Attendance will be taken at each activity to determine a student’s participation. In individual cases regarding participation in extracurricular activities, the principal holds the final determination. Students who are absent during the day or go home for any reason may not participate in afterschool activities.



Early Morning Drop-Off

Extended Day Registration Form 2018-2019


  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School provides an Early Morning Drop-off Program for the convenience of our parents. In order to run an efficient and safe program, we ask that you adhere to the following rules and regulations.
  • The Early Morning Drop-off Program for grades PK-8 runs from 7:30 to 8:00 A.M.
  • Students should be dropped at the front door at 7:30 A.M. They will be taken to a classroom where they will be supervised until the cafeteria doors open at 8:00. Students using the program should not go to the cafeteria entrance as it will not be manned.
  • There will be no Early Morning Drop-off Program on any day that school has a delayed opening.
  • The fee for the school year is $240.00 payable in 2 installments: $120.00 on September 10, 2018 and $120.00 on February 1, 2019. There is NO REFUND for missed days.
  • Students may pay by the day. The rate is $5.00 per morning and is due on the day the program is used. Your account will be billed.
  • Students are never allowed to be unsupervised in the building. Therefore, children taking advantage of the Early Morning Drop-off Program must follow all school rules and regulations.
  • For the safety of the children, students will be signed into the Early Morning Drop-off Program by the monitor.
  • No students will be allowed to leave the building at any time after arrival. They may not leave and return at will.
  • Failure of either parents or students to comply with all Early Morning Drop-off policies may result in the child being removed from the program with no refund.
  • Please be reminded that Early Morning Drop-off childcare is tax deductible. If you wish to receive a statement of payments for your tax records you must alert the office when you register your child that you wish to receive a statement in January.