Following the greatest commandment, we will love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Students
are expected to:
• Participate actively and reverently at Mass.
• Use God’s name reverently and with love.
In response to Christ’s exhortation, we will love one another as He has loved us. Students are expected to:
• Be respectful in word and deed to all adults.
• Be kind and respectful to each other.
• Be modest and pure in dress and conduct.
• Be honest in dealings with other.
• Be respectful and careful in the use of the gift of speech,
In order to promote self-discipline, unify our efforts and create an atmosphere most conducive to learning,
Students are expected to:
• Be in complete uniform each day.
• Complete class work and homework in the assigned time frame.
• Observe a silence of courtesy in the halls, stairways and restrooms.
• Move through school in a safe manner.
• Be respectful of all property.
• Refrain from chewing gum or eating food/candy in the school building or on school grounds.
• Refrain from bringing items that are dangerous, disruptive, valuable or otherwise inappropriate to
school. (These include, but are not limited to, toy weapons, expensive items, large sums of money,
ipods, electronic games, etc. The school will not be responsible for lost items).
To maintain order, protect the rights of individuals, and attain the common good, we also prohibit certain behaviors. These include any actions that endanger (or threaten to endanger) the spiritual, moral or physical welfare of anyone in the school community, compromise (or have the potential to compromise) the learning process, or offend the dignity and value of the human person. To deter improper behaviors or redress the disorders introduced by them, St. James School has established the following regulations.
Behaviors Requiring Significant Intervention – Detentions
- Inappropriate use of the Lord’s name or use of foul language.
- Disrespect or disobedience to any school authority.
- Minor vandalism to building or grounds
- Minor theft or damage to school or student property. Student will also be expected to handle
repayment, repair or replacement of stolen or damaged property
- Inappropriate behavior at school activities.
- Possession or circulation of inappropriate literature on school grounds or in the building.
- Actions whether inside or outside the school that are detrimental to the reputation of the school or
- Failure to report to a detention.
- Forgery or illegal possession of a school form
- Cruel words or actions to other students or any school authority.
- Skipping class, assemblies, etc.
- Throwing snow, ice, rocks, etc.
St. James administration cannot anticipate all situations and will take action in absence of a specific rule or punishment to correct the situation in the spirit of these guidelines.