All involved in Catholic Education are compelled to take part in teaching, providing service and forming a community that nurtures our children under Christ's direction. For complete school policies and code of conduct, please view our Student/Family Handbook.
Cathedral offers two early drop off programs for families who find it necessary to bring their child to campus early.
There are five rules students must abide to be allowed in this program:
All articles are placed in a lost and found receptacle. (Check with the office for the exact location.) If lost articles are not claimed within two weeks, they will be donated to a worthy cause.
Students may celebrate their birthday by bringing treats to school. However, the treats are not to include soft drinks or candy. All such celebrations must be approved by the teacher.
When the Lincoln Public Schools close because of inclement weather (not including heat), the Lincoln Catholic Schools will also close. Cancellations will be announced on KFOR (1240 AM) and KLIN (1400 AM) radio stations. KOLN/KGIN-TV (Channels 10/11) will broadcast school closings at 6:30am and 10:30pm
Cathedral School will also announce via text and voicemail through our SchoolMessenger mass communication system. If you'd like to join the mass texting message service, please text the letter Y to 68453.
Generally, school will not be dismissed once it is in session. However, parents or guardians who so desire may come to school to pick up their children in inclement weather at anytime during the day after informing the school office.
All students will attend Mass each morning at 8:10. Parents, relatives, and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The student body will gather together to pray the Rosary at school once a month. The Junior High prays the Rosary together every Friday afternoon.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation and days of Eucharistic Adoration are available to the students at least once a month during the school year.
Prayer services and special Masses are held for various occasions throughout the school year. Students attend Stations of the Cross on all Fridays during Lent.
The documents of the Second Vatican Council speak of the importance and value of parental involvement in the sacramental life of their children. Programs for assisting the parents are arranged by the school.
Dates of meetings are sent to the parents in sufficient time for schedules to be arranged so at least one parent can attend. Parents are expected to actively participate in the sacraments.
Students receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time in the second grade.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon the students in the middle grades at the age determined by the Bishop. Currently, students receive this sacrament in fifth grade.
A hot lunch program is operated at Cathedral School. Lunches are served in Crowley Hall. Children may purchase lunch tickets for 5, 10, or 20 meals; and milk tickets for 5 or 20 milks. These are available throughout the year at the office. After purchase, all tickets are kept by the homeroom teacher.
Charging of lunch or milk tickets should be done only in emergencies, and may be done for only one day at a time.
The hot lunch program is operated under the Federal Hot Lunch Program and all of its regulations. All families are notified of terms of eligibility for free or reduced lunch costs.
Students choosing to go home for lunch must bring a permission slip from home at the beginning of the year. Students choosing to bring cold lunch may purchase a milk ticket and eat lunch in Crowley Hall. Soft drinks are not permitted at lunch. Also, students may not have food from fast food restaurants brought into the lunchroom.
All students go to the library once a week to select books and study library skills. Books are checked out for a one-week period. Students must pay for lost or damaged books. With teacher permission, students may use the library facilities for research. The library contains research materials, video cassettes, CD-ROMS, computers, a VCR, and a television. These materials are all available for use by students and staff.
Field trips should contribute to the student’s educational, cultural, and social growth. All students participating in field trips must have written consent of parents. The bus and entrance fees are included in the annual Consolidated Fees. Students shall wear the school uniform on all field trips unless specified otherwise. Teachers may prohibit students from participating in a particular field trip if work is not completed or their behavior warrants such action.
The band program is coordinated through Pius X High School. Lessons are offered to students in fifth through eighth grades. Private and/or group lessons are given. Students must provide instruments, but lessons are free through the school.