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.

General Information

Early Drop Off Program

Cathedral offers two early drop off programs for families who find it necessary to bring their child to campus early.

  1. Holy Family Child Care: Open to children from 3 to 12 years of age. Drop off opens at 7am at the Holy Family facility (back side of gym). Please contact the facility at 402.488.3364 for pricing.
  2. Cathedral Early Drop: This program is run inside Cathedral School and three types of students are eligible:
    • Cathedral students older than 12
    • Altar boys who serve early Mass
    • Children from families with special financial circumstances

    There are five rules students must abide to be allowed in this program:

    1. Students must enter through Door 6 (gym doors) between 7:30am and 7:40am. Doors close at 7:40am and students who are late must wait outside.
    2. Students must check in with the teacher on duty
    3. Students must commit to work on school work either in the gym or the computer lab. They are NOT allowed to travel between the two
    4. Students may not enter teacher classrooms unless invited
    5. Disruptive students who cannot work quietly will be asked to leave the program

    To see if you're eligible for this program please email cathedral-info@cdolinc.net. You may also call the school at 402-489-9621.

Lost and Found

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.

Birthday

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.

Visitors

  • All visitors should report to the school office upon entering the building.
  • In order that the learning process not be interrupted, it is the policy at Cathedral School that parents not enter the classroom to observe students and teachers unless previously arranged with the principal and teachers. Appointments to discuss questions or concerns are to take place before or after the normal school hours.
  • Non-Cathedral School children may not attend school as visitors without the permission of the principal.

Telephone

  • The school telephone is a business phone. Permission will be given for student use of the phone for emergencies and legitimate needs.
  • Students and teachers will not be called from their classrooms for telephone calls during school, except in the case of an emergency.

School Cancellation

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.

Emergency Procedures

Fire Drills

  • Fire drills are conducted 10 times each year
  • The students are given directions for fire drills at the beginning of each school year. They will stay in line, refrain from talking, and walk as quickly as possible from the building. The teacher will stay with the students
  • Teachers will accompany students from the building, will close doors to their rooms as they leave, and will have a list of their students in their possession

Tornadoes

  • During Severe Weather Week (March) students will practice the drill
  • If there are signs of severe weather, the office personnel will tune into the weather radio, on either KLIN-1400 or KFOR-1240 and monitor the situation
  • Tornado Warning: Students and all personnel will go in line quickly and silently to their designated areas. Faculty members will remain with the children. Silence will be observed and all will be in proper position
  • Bus Procedures: If a tornado comes while students are on the bus, they are instructed to get away from the bus and into a nearby ditch or ravine. Students are to lie down, with their hands over their heads
  • Playground:Teachers will gather the children and go to their designated areas. If there is not enough time, they will instruct students to go to a ditch area, lie down, and place their hands over their heads

Programs

Liturgical Program

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.

Sacramental Program

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.

Lunch Program

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.

Library

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

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.

Band

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.