St. Matthew’s encourages regular and positive communication between school and home. If a problem arises, the teacher and parent will set up a time to meet and discuss the issue. In all cases, Christians should follow the course laid out in Scripture (Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you.”) Any question or concern should be directed first of all to the person or persons involved. Complaints should not be discussed with others, as this would be a violation of the Eighth Commandment.
In the case of school concern, please use the following steps:
- Concerns should be directed first to the teacher or coach involved.
- If the conflict continues, then the principal and /or pastor should be involved in the discussion to reach a God-pleasing solution to the problem.
- If there is still no resolution to the concern, the matter may be taken to the Board of Education.
Let us remember that we are all sinful human beings. All problems should be approached with prayer and Christian love, allowing God’s Word to lead to a peaceful and proper solution.
Communication via PowerSchool
St. Matthew’s uses a web-based software program called PowerSchool, which allows parents and students to access assignments and grades by typing in their parent or student password. The website is: http://wels.powerschool.com.
Communication via PowerAnnouncement
St. Matthew’s employs an emergency voice/text/email communication system called PowerAnnouncement. In the event that timely communication is needed the school will send out messages using this system. School closings, canceled games or events, and important reminders are handled using this system.
Communication About Safety Issues
It is the school’s policy is to notify parents about safety concerns that develop either in the school or in the community.
Communication via the Principal’s Newsletter
Every week, the principal publishes a newsletter, “The Cardinal Connection,” describing current and upcoming happenings at St. Matthew’s. The newsletter is sent out electronically to school families each Sunday. A hard copy version is available upon request for families without e-mail.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones are allowed at school. They are allowed in the classrooms at the discretion of the teachers.