General Information

Athletic Participation

Students are encouraged to participate in athletics. The athletic program at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School is designed to give students an opportunity to compete in a variety of interscholastic sports. Participation in the interscholastic program is a privilege that carries many responsibilities. To participate, students must meet the minimum scholastic guidelines as set by the school, sign a contract with the activities director, and abide by all MSHSAA rules and regulations. Failure to do any of these will result in a student forfeiting his/her right to participate.

Corridor Passes

Students who are called from class by an administrator, teacher, or other staff member will be issued a pass. Students will not be released to another student without a pass.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who wish to participate in any extracurricular activities that involve interscholastic, nonclass competition/participation and activities that involve nonclass public performances must meet the following requirements:

  1. A student who is absent due to illness must arrive at school before noon and must attend classes. Students are not allowed to participate in a school activity if they miss school that day for an unexcused reason.
  2. A student who receives Saturday detentions for a major infraction of the school discipline code will be subject to suspension from athletic and extracurricular activities for a length of time to be determined by the vice principal based on the severity of the infraction.
  3. Students may not participate in extracurricular activities if they are failing more than one class at any three-week interval. If ineligible, students may not miss any classes for away games. The first three weeks of any semester do not affect eligibility.
  4. Students must meet all eligibility standards of the MSHSAA for any activity sanctioned by this organization.
  5. All students participating in extracurricular activities must agree to and sign the “Regulations for Participation in Extracurricular Activity.”

Suspended students may continue to attend regular practice sessions or club meetings but may not participate in interscholastic competitions or workshops as representatives of the school, nor may they take part in Borgia’s public performances.

Engagements/Marriage

The vocation of a young person attending a secondary school is that of student. If students choose to change that vocation to marriage, they forfeit the right to attend a Catholic high school. No public or formal announcements of engagements to marry, including newspaper announcements or wearing of engagement rings, shall be made while a student is enrolled in high school. Students choosing to be married will not be allowed to remain at Borgia and will not be allowed to participate in graduation.

Extracurricular Activities

Borgia offers a variety of clubs, organizations, and athletics. Participation in these activities affords many valuable experiences for students. Although everyone is encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities, students are cautioned not to overextend themselves. Additional information about specific activities and athletic teams is available in the Activities and Athletics sections.

Field Trips

Written permission must be obtained from parents before students are allowed to go on field trips. A Field Trip Permission Form needs to be printed, signed by parents, and submitted to the teacher prior to the field trip. Bus fare and any other additional expenses must be paid in advance for all field trips.

Guardianship

Students who do not reside with an approved guardian will not be allowed to remain at Borgia.

Homeroom 

Homeroom has numerous purposes: to take attendance, to keep students informed, to enhance the sense of community, and to carry out the business of the school.

The Knightly News builds community and shares daily announcements. Homeroom time is used for school fundraising activities and provides an opportunity for Student Council representatives to report to their constituents. Students are expected to pay close attention to the daily announcements. Studying and visiting are permitted during this time only after Homeroom business has been finished, and only at the discretion of the teacher.

Lockers

Lockers are assigned to students who request them at the beginning of the year. If a student requests a locker, the student agrees to keep the locker locked. Lockers will be checked at the end of the year. Lockers are the property of the school and are not personal property of the student. The vice principal may access lockers at any time to determine acceptable contents.

Students should not switch lockers with anyone. If an unauthorized person opens a locker or if a lock is broken or missing, it should be reported to the vice principal immediately.

Lost & Found

Any books or other items found should be turned in to the vice principal’s office. Items may be placed in the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. Students may reclaim lost items in the vice principal’s office or in the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. Items not claimed will be discarded. The school is not responsible for replacing items lost or stolen on school property.

Outside Fundraisers

With permission of the administration, students may sell items for non-Borgia fundraisers only before or after school and inside the cafeteria during lunch periods.

Parking

Anyone who parks on the school parking lot must purchase a parking sticker from the office for $10.00. The make and the license plate number of the car will be recorded and kept on file in the office. Parking on the lot during the school day without a sticker or illegal parking (in the faculty or visitor spaces, in fire lanes, etc.) will result in a $5.00 fine.

Our front parking lot has a one-way entrance and exit. Students driving the wrong way in or out of this parking lot may lose their parking lot privileges.

Pedestrians always have the right of way. Speed must be SLOW and SAFE.

No parking will be allowed on Ridgeview or Ron Avenues. When parking on High St., students must park on the side of the street that borders the school campus (facing south). Students should NOT park on the Knights of Columbus lot.

Photo Disclaimer

We frequently use photos of students in our school publications, including Internet publications. If you do not want your child’s photo used, please inform the school in writing.

Policy or Curriculum Changes

A parent or student may make a recommendation for a policy or curriculum change; the procedure for requesting such changes is as follows:

  1. A written and signed proposal from a student or parent is presented to the administration.
  2. The proposal is sent to the appropriate committee or individual. If the proposal cannot be decided by this committee or individual, or if further input is needed, it will be sent to the faculty for discussion. (Appropriate committees or individuals include the principal or other administrator, curriculum committee, discipline committee, coaches, discipline appeals board, Academic Deans, safety committee, Campus Ministry team, Music Association, Athletic Association, Academic Council, Student Council or other student organization, and others as appropriate).
  3. If deemed appropriate, the proposal will be discussed at an open meeting of parents, students, and faculty.
  4. After all discussions are finished, the administration or appropriate group will address the proposal.
  5. Feedback to the original requestor will be made at the point of decision. 

Prom Policy

To be eligible to attend prom, seniors must have all tuition fully paid up to (not including) the current school year period, and all required Christian Service hours must be completed and documented by the director of Campus Ministry two weeks before the date of the prom.

School Facility Use

Students are not allowed to use the school facilities without authorized adult supervision. This includes the use of the gym on evenings and weekends. Each student is expected to assume the responsibility for the care of all school property. Damage of a malicious nature is a serious offense and will be treated accordingly. Repairs must be paid for and disciplinary action will be taken.

Snow Days and eLearning Days

All school closings or snow schedules will be announced on the radio stations KLPW, KTUI, KWRE, KWMO, and KSLQ, and on the TV channels KSDK, KMOV, and KTVI after 6:00 a.m. Please DO NOT CALL the school. Occasionally, school may dismiss early due to inclement weather. These announcements will be made on KLPW, KTUI, KWRE, and KSLQ. School closing information may be received via text message or email. Enroll by logging in to Skyward/Family Access. Click on Skylert on the left side of the page. Here you can set up how you would like to be notified if school is called off or if there is an emergency. If you would like to receive a text, please go to the bottom of the page and put in the cell numbers that you would like to receive texts.

In many cases, Borgia will elect to have an eLearning Day, instead of a snow day. On these days, students are to access assignments on eBackpack and ask questions prior to noon. Teachers will reply prior to 3 p.m. eLearning Day assignments are designed to enrich a previously taught lesson, or they will feature a new curricular goal. Teachers may require assignments to be turned in after 3 p.m. on the eLearning day, or at the beginning of the next class meeting when regular classes resume.

Sportsmanship

We are very proud of our Borgia teams and their many accomplishments. We are equally proud of our history of good sportsmanship both on the court or field and in the stands. We encourage and enforce positive cheering among our students. We ask, in the spirit of high school athletics, that our fans be positive examples of good sports at all times. Please do all you can to ensure our name is not tarnished and that the Borgia experience is a positive one for our opposing fans, their teams, their coaches, and the referees, both at home games and away games.