School Policies and Procedures

Even when in a virtual learning environment, students are expected to adhere to the policies stipulated in our student handbook.

TARDY POLICY 

Students are expected to be on time to all virtual classes. Students who accumulate more than 2 tardies will earn the following consequences:

Tardy Consequence Ladder for Virtual Classes

1-2

Warning

3

Morning Community (8:45-8:50)

4-7

Morning Community (8:45-8:50) + Reflection Assignment + Improvement Plan

8 or more 

Morning Community (8:45-8:50) + Reflection Assignment + Parent Meeting


ABSENCE POLICY 

Synchronous Classes - Teachers will take attendance during all synchronous classes.  Students are expected to attend all classes for the day in order to be considered present. Missing or skipping one or more classes on synchronous days will result in a student being marked absent for the day.

Asynchronous Classes - Students are expected to complete an online form for attendance between 8:50-9:00 to be marked present daily.  This form is in addition to live attendance that is taken on synchronous days.  Students who fail to complete the daily form on time will be marked absent for the day.


DRESS CODE POLICY 

Students must adhere to the Dress Down Day/Spirit Wear dress code for all virtual classes. Students must either wear a CTK top (team apparel, Spirit Wear, apparel from special CTK events) or dress in accordance with Dress Down Day expectations to be considered “in uniform” for virtual classes:  In addition, the following dress code rules still apply to the dress code for virtual classes

  • General - No exposed back or midriff (belly top, back-out), and no inappropriate wording, lettering or signs on clothing. 
  • Headwear - Hats, bandanas, bonnets, head wraps/scarves, rollers, sunglasses, and the like may not be worn during virtual classes.
  • Hairstyles - Conservative hairstyles and a neat appearance are expected during virtual classes. Hair colors must be natural colors only (i.e. no bright red, purple, blue, green, gray or other colors that are not naturally occurring).
  • Jewelry - Nose/body piercings are not allowed, nor may students wear straws, Band-Aids, or any other coverings over piercings during virtual classes. For females, no more than 2 pairs of earrings may be worn. Males may not wear ear piercings of any sort, including straws, Band-Aids, or any other coverings over piercings. Tattoos are not allowed. If a student has a tattoo, it must be fully covered at all times during virtual classes.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY POLICY 

Behaviors that fall under the description of academic dishonesty include but are not limited to: copying another student’s work, cheating in any form on an assignment, quiz, test, or exam, plagiarism (presenting in a written or oral manner another person’s words or ideas as one’s own), and offering one’s work to another. Teachers who determine that a student has presented dishonest work will notify the Dean of Students, who will issue the appropriate disciplinary consequence.

Note: Students will be required to take a training and must pass an assessment on academic dishonesty.


BEHAVIOR POLICY 

As members of a Christian community, students are expected to honor and respect themselves, fellow students, staff and faculty, families, and guests. This code of conduct applies to all activities on school property, at CWSP work sites, at school-related events held elsewhere, and in virtual classes/meetings. In school and out, students are expected to conduct themselves in a way that upholds the good reputation of the Christ the King community and meets Grad at Grad expectations. 


All members of the Christ the King Jesuit College Prep community have rights and responsibilities. Among these are: 

  • the right to be free from physical harm and the threat of physical harm and the responsibility of ensuring this for each other; 
  • the right to a learning environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment and the responsibility of safeguarding this environment for each other 
  • the right to have emotions and feelings and the responsibility to express these in an appropriate and constructive manner; 
  • the right to opinions, ideas, spirituality and religious beliefs and the responsibility to be tolerant and respectful of these in others; 

Cell Phones - In an effort to keep students on task and avoid distractions, the use of cell phones or other electronic devices are prohibited during virtual classes.


Food and Beverage - Students are allowed to consume beverages while attending virtual classes as long as it doesn’t become a distraction. The consumption of food is not allowed during virtual classes as it can serve as a distraction to the student and others.


ACCEPTABLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY POLICY

Per the student handbook, students must avoid any use of technology that damages the culture of Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, as determined by school officials. The following activities are considered damaging to school culture as it relates to virtual learning and are prohibited, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive:

  • Entering, or attempting to enter, a virtual lesson or meeting using the name of another student, a staff member or any name besides your real name.
  • Entering a virtual lesson for a subject that is not part of your regular schedule without an invitation from a staff member (e.g. Zoom bombing).
  • Sharing class meeting IDs with any individuals or students that are not in your class.
  • Taking screenshots or screen recordings of a virtual class/lesson.

As a reminder, consequences for violation of the Acceptable Use of Technology Policy include, but not limited to the following: Community, Suspension or Expulsion.
 
CULTURE OF PEACE AND EXCELLENCE
Every student at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep has the right to an excellent education. All behavior in the school should help to establish and maintain an environment of peace and excellence that fosters maximum learning and mutual respect. Students are expected to be respectful of the educational process and to take responsibility for their own learning. In class, students are expected to be active, cooperative learners, listening to others and asking and answering questions. Students are expected to help establish and maintain an orderly, active learning environment.

HOMEWORK/STUDY
Students are expected to complete a minimum of two hours of homework/study each evening.  All homework assignments should be neat, clean, and legible. Homework should be handed in on time and done to the best of the student’s ability. All written work must be presented to the classroom teacher according to the standards set forth by the faculty. Students are expected to use all available resources to enhance their education (teachers, tutors, academic support staff, libraries, etc.).

GRADING SCALE, GRADE POINT AVERAGE
The percentage equivalents follow the listed letter grade, and the quality points (QP) used to calculate grade point average appears in parentheses after the percentages. The grade point average (GPA) which is reported on semester and year-end Report Cards is the average of all the semester quality points (Current GPA) or of all quality points given to the end of the current semester (Cumulative GPA).
A: 94-100% (4.0 QP)
A-: 92-93% (3.67 QP)
B+: 90-91% (3.33 QP)
B: 86-89% (3.0 QP)
B-: 84-85% (2.67 QP)
C+: 82-83% (2.33 QP)
C: 78-81% (2.0 QP)
C-: 76-77% (1.67 QP)
D+: 74-75% (1.33 QP)
D:70-73% (1.0 QP)
F: 0-69% (0.0 QP)
P: 70% or better (0.0 QP)

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENROLLMENT AT CTK, ATHLETICS and CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 
Student Activities & Athletics: Student participation in activities, sports and clubs is strongly encouraged. The purpose of any co-curricular activity, club or sport is to complement and enhance the educational experience of the student.  Participation, however, is a privilege and not a right. All students involved in co-curricular activities will be required to meet eligibility requirements. For the good of the student's overall academic welfare, this privilege may be revoked at any time.

Eligibility for athletics and student activities is determined weekly, in accordance with IHSA rules.  Students must pass five (5) courses per week. In addition, students must have passed and received credit toward graduation for five (5) courses for the entire previous semester to be eligible during the current semester.

 

If a student passes fewer than five (5) courses weekly, he or she will be declared ineligible in accordance with IHSA eligibility rules for any team or club.  The goal for an ineligible student is to focus time and energy on improving his or her academic standing.  If a student-athlete is ineligible, he or she may not practice, play in any games or tournaments, or participate in club activities and meetings.  Eligibility Reports will be issued at the start of each week, and remain in force for the duration of that week. Eligibility Reports are to be reviewed weekly by moderators and coaches after a student has been declared ineligible, to determine if eligibility status has been restored.  Maintenance of regained eligibility status will depend on subsequent weekly reports.

HONOR ROLL
Honor Roll is posted at the end of each semester and is based upon individual grade point averages for that grading period:

Honor Roll: 3.0 — 3.49
Principal’s Scholars: 3.5 —3.99 (both semesters)
President’s Scholars 4.0 (both semesters)

Students earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher for both semesters earns Principal's Scholar or President's Scholar recognition. A student receiving an “F” in any course is not eligible for the Honor Roll regardless of her/his grade point average.

CODE OF CONDUCT
The Christ the King Jesuit College Prep Behavior Matrix identifies desirable behaviors in all areas of the school and workplace, and is distributed to all students during the first week of school. The code which follows applies to any student who:

  • is on school property;
  • is engaged in any school activity; and/or
  • affects through his/her conduct at any other time or place the order and discipline of the school, the safety and welfare of others, or the good reputation of Christ the King.
 

Students at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep have been admitted because they have expressed a strong desire to work hard and be responsible, thoughtful individuals. The following are specific, but not comprehensive, examples of responsible or thoughtful conduct:

  • respect for God, others, and self;
  • respect for personal, school, and other’s property;
  • possession of required materials and timely completion of homework assignments;
  • cooperation with classroom procedures;
  • completion of one’s own homework and class work;
  • performance to the best of one’s ability;
  • attention and respect at all times, particularly during school assemblies and mass;
  • respect for classroom and office work through maintaining appropriate volume in one’s conversations. Lapses in any of these areas will be dealt with through a firm but fair discipline system. Gross or repeated conduct unbecoming of a Christ the King student is grounds for dismissal.
 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Phones, MP3 players, CD players, headphones, pagers, electronic games, and similar personal equipment should be turned off and stored out of view upon arrival to school in the morning. Acceptable use is limited to the café (only after school hours), and while traveling to or from work on CWSP vans. Items seen, heard or used at inappropriate times will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day. Upon having an electronic device confiscated a second time, or refusing to surrender a device to staff upon request, a parent will need to meet with an administrator to retrieve the device. Personal laptops and cameras may only be used at school with the permission of the teacher and only for school/class use.

COHABITATION
If a student chooses to marry and/or cohabitate, she/he will be unable to continue attending Christ the King.

WEAPONS
School officials shall report weapon violations to the local police. The weapons for which students can be expelled include knives, guns, brass knuckles, billy clubs, look-a-likes, or any other item (such as bats, pipes, sticks, etc.) if used or intended to be used to cause bodily harm.