Preschool (989) 463-4579
Elementary School (Y5’s-6) (989) 463-4579
Business/Parish Office (989) 463-5370
Elementary (Y5-6): We invite you to schedule an appointment with the Principal, Mrs. Lisa Seeley. As part of the appointment, you will be given a tour of our facilities. If you are interested in enrolling your child at St. Mary School, a non-refundable registration fee (see Tuition Investment sheet) per family is required as well as a completed registration form. If your child is transferring from another school (K-6 grades) a transcript release form must be completed. The Principal will contact your child’s former school for a recommendation.
A decision regarding admission will be made as soon as possible. You will be asked to choose a payment plan indicating your method of tuition payment. This commitment will reserve a place for your child at St. Mary School.
TRANSPORTATION AND LUNCH
Students arrive at school by car, private transportation company (which must be arranged by a parent directly with Dial-A-Ride), or Alma Public school bus for those families in the Alma School District (not available for preschool). It is your responsibility to call the bus garage at Alma Public Schools 989-463-3111 to set up and cancel your child’s bus arrangements.
A nutritious lunch is available to all St. Mary students provided by Alma Public Schools. Students may purchase their lunch or milk or they may bring their own lunch from home. You may apply for free or reduced lunch by going to the following website: www.lunchapp.com
Paper applications for Free and Reduced Price School Meals will also be handed out on Parent Night before school starts.
General Information: Students are to wear clothing that is neat, clean, and free of holes or tears. No tight clothing is allowed.
Shirts/Sweatshirts: May ONLY wear St. Mary’s School attire or any solid color or stripe pattern. (Striped pattern may only have 2 colors). May be t-shirt or collared, at the least short sleeves. Must cover midriff, no words, holes or fringe. Logo must not exceed 2”.
Pants: Jeans, khaki, athletic pants (athletic pants may NOT be worn on Mass day). Leggings are appropriate when paired with a longer top that covers the student’s bottom. Shorts/skorts, skirts, jumpers, dresses etc. must be of acceptable length. The length must be at least as long as the fingertips when a child is standing with arms held down at the sides. No holes, fringe or adornments.
Mass/Church Attire: No athletic wear.
Socks and Shoes: Socks, tights, etc. must be worn at all times. For safety reasons, shoes must be secured to the foot with a heel strap (no open-heeled shoes).
Makeup: Makeup is not permitted.
Spirit Days: Students, faculty and families are encouraged to wear St. Mary School tee shirts, sweatshirts, buttons, etc.
When a student wears clothing that does not follow the above dress code, the principal will speak to the student and send a note to the parents. The second incident will result in a call to parents asking that appropriate clothing be brought to school. In case of serious infractions, parents will be called immediately. Interpretation of the dress code and compliance with this policy is left to the discretion of the school principal or the designated person in charge.
Dress your child in comfortable play clothes. He/she will be engaging in very active play and should be comfortable. Dress appropriately for outside play. Recess time is indoors if raining and during winter months.
Please label shoes and ALL outerwear clothing (including hats, coats, and mittens) and bookbags! Also, please label your child’s bag of extra clothing.
Deacon Rick Warner
Director of Parish Life