Below are some frequently asked questions about St. Ann Catholic School.
What are the school hours?
School hours are 8:10 am until 3:30 pm.
How early can I bring my child to school?
Morning care is available from 6:30 to 7:50 am ($1.00 per ½ hour). Regular drop off time is 7:50 to 8:10 am (supervised at no charge). The tardy bell rings at 8:10 am.
Is there an After-Care program?
After-Care is available from 3:30 pm until 6:00 pm at $2.50 per hour per child.
How does the school day begin?
The entire school gathers for Morning Prayer and announcements at 8:10 am in the gym.
Is there a lunch program?
Yes, St. Ann Catholic School offers a daily hot lunch program in the school cafeteria. A meal consisting of an entrée, salad, and fruit is available for $1.75 for students in gr. K-2 and $2.50 for gr. 3-8. Chocolate or white milk can be ordered by the year or the semester.
What are the procedures for transferring my child to St. Ann Catholic School?
Parents interested in transferring their child/ren will first meet with the principal. Copies of the student’s academic records from the current school will be reviewed.
A placement test might be required. All new students are on a 90-day probation period.
What are the health requirements?
Children entering Kindergarten, 3rd and 6th grade need to have a physical exam, and all new students need to have a current physical exam. All children must be up-to-date on their immunizations and provide current records.
How do I contact the school or church office?
The school phone number is 314-381-0113. The school fax number is 314-381-1367. The parish bookkeeper (tuition and fees) is Mrs. Eileen Engelmeyer: 314-385-5090. The rectory phone number is 314-385-5090.
How do I contact other school families?
A school Buzz Book is sent home the first month of school.
Are there monthly early dismissal days?
Faculty meetings are on the first Friday of every month. We dismiss at noon.
Are the kindergarten students evaluated before beginning school?
Kindergarten placement testing is May 26th-28th. Please call the school office at 381-0113 to make an appointment. The placement testing is used to help plan the kindergarten curriculum to best fit the needs of the students.
What standardized testing program is used?
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is administered for grades 3-8 in September.
What should I do if my child will be late, is home sick, or has to leave early?
If your child will be late or absent, please call the school office at 381-0113 by 8:30 am. If you will be picking up your child early, please send a note to the teacher so they can have your child ready when you arrive.
May my child have a cell phone at school?
Students may not use any type of electronic device at school. Cell phones must be turned off and kept in their backpacks during the school day. If an electronic device is visible, it will be taken away and a parent can pick it up in the office. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged property. Students may not call home for lunches, homework, projects, etc.
How is information communicated to school families?
Graded work and school news is sent home for the parents to view every Friday. These items will be sent home in the student’s Friday Envelope. This envelope needs to be signed and returned every Monday. Beginning with the 2009-2010 school year, all school news will be posted on the school website. This will enable us to save paper and printing costs as well as being good stewards of the environment.