Students are expected to be courteous and respectful to others, including administrators, teachers, parish and school employees, volunteers, parents and students, in all of their interactions. Students who engage in name-calling, threats, bullying, intimidation, or other conduct or communication that has the purpose or effect of creating a hostile, offensive or abusive atmosphere, including such activity in online postings on social-networks, such as MYspace or Facebook, will be disciplined, up to and including expulsion. The use of the school logo or the mention of Sacred Heart Catholic School is banned on unofficial social-networking sites.
Since the Catholic school is a unique educational institution, the spirit of Christ-like charity, respect for authority and mutual cooperation are essential to the learning situation. The Catholic school, as a Faith Community, encourages an atmosphere conducive to learning not only academic skills but Catholic values as well.
The primary goal of Sacred Heart School is to provide a learning environment which fosters each student's Christian development and academic excellence. We believe it is important to work with parents and to encourage the development of responsible, respectful students. We support positive peer relationships, as well as foster a positive teacher student relationship. We stress the care of personal belongings and our school facilities.
The immediate objective of the school discipline is to maintain effective learning conditions. The ultimate objective is student growth in abilities, attitudes, and habits essential to acceptable and self-controlled behavior. In order to accomplish this, heavy emphasis will be placed on techniques designed to instill in each child a sense of individual responsibility for one's own actions.
Students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct of Sacred Heart School. Should infractions occur, students will be held accountable for violations, and disciplinary measures will be taken.
The authority to make reasonable rules and regulations regarding discipline and to authorize suspension or expulsion is granted under Michigan Law, as indicated in sections 340.613 and 340.614 of General School Laws of Michigan, 1960.