Tuesday, November 21, 2017 • 7:39 AM

Frequently Asked Questions


Do your students wear uniforms?

Yes, students wear uniforms that are purchased through our uniform supplier or from the school used uniform store.  Used uniform sales are held at the school several times a year but parents may purchase them at any time.  All guidelines for uniforms can be found on the Dress Code & Policies page.

May I visit your school?

Yes, the public is always welcome at our school. Ring the doorbell, tell us who you are and you will be allowed to enter the school.  Visitors are to stop at the office to sign in and out on the visitor register and to wear a visitor badge during their stay.  Interviews and tours of the school may be scheduled with the principal.

What kind of security do you have at your school?

All doors are kept locked at all times; play areas are fenced on all sides and children are never outside without adult supervision.

How many students are in a classroom?

Kindergarten is divided into 2 or 3 groups with 14- 16 children in each group.  First through third grades are in self contained classrooms with no more than 25 students in each.  Fourth through sixth grades also average 25 students in each but 28 children is the largest allowed.  Fifth and sixth grades change classes for their four core subjects.  Details may be found on the Curriculum pages.

Are you accredited?

Yes, the Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (ANSAA) accredits Immaculate Conception School.  By meeting the standards of this association, Immaculate Conception School pledges itself to provide its students with the best possible learning environment.  Immaculate Conception School's accreditation is valid from August 2006 through July 2013.  Learn more on our Profile & Accreditation page.

What are your school hours?

The official school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues through 3:15 p.m.

What must I do to have my child enrolled?

This information can be found on the Admission Requirements page.

Does your school have sports teams?

We have school-sponsored basketball teams for girl and boys in third through sixth grades.  Sixth graders also participate in an area wide track meet in the spring.  Immaculate Conception Parish sponsors T-ball, pitching machine, softball and baseball during the summer.

Do you have other extra-curricular activities?

Sacramental preparation, altar servers, safety patrol, school choir (4-6), and Scouts. We have a "Guardian Angel" program, where 5th and 6th grade students are paired with 1st and kindergarten students to help them feel welcome and comfortable in our school. We have a "Outdoor Habitat" in which all children are involved.  Details may be seen on the Habitat Infomation page in this website. 

What kind of parent involvement is available/expected?

The volunteer program is under the direction of the PTO and the principal.  Volunteers are involved in activities such as helping the teacher with projects, working with individual students in need of special help in particular subjects, supervising recess, clerical work, driving for field trips, fund raising, etc.  There are many opportunities for parents and guardians to be involved.

Each family is expected to volunteer a minimum of fifteen hours in the school and/or parish to qualify for Level I tuition rates.  All families are required to work one shift per child at the Immaculate Conception Spring Festival, held the first weekend in May each year.  This is our major fund raiser and requires everyone's involvement.

How much is tuition?

You will find tuition details on the Tuition & Fees page.

What is your grade scale and when are grades given?

Report cards are distributed at the end of each nine-week period.  Progress reports will be sent home each four and one-half weeks to the parents of students whose work is unsatisfactory or whose conduct is unacceptable.  Grade reports are also available for viewing on Edline and are updated on a weekly basis.

Kindergarten students receive report cards using this evaluation:

+ = Positive Progress

NG = Needs Guidance

- = Not Introduced

 

 

In grades 1-6 the following interpretations shall be maintained:

 

A 95-100

A- 93-94

Superior Achievement

B+ 91-92

B 87-90

B- 85-86

Above Average

C+ 83-84

C 79-82

C- 77-78

Average

D+ 75-76

D 72-74

D- 70-71

Passing

F

Anything Below 70%

 

Failure

 

In selected subjects, the following grades will be used:

O-Outstanding

S-Satisfactory

N-Needs Improvement

 

 

Students with special learning difficulties will be graded on an adjusted scale.

What is your privacy policy and use of student pictures?

The school reserves the right to use student pictures in publications and on the school website. Students will not be identified by name. Any parent who does not wish their child's picture used must notify the principal in writing prior to the beginning of the school year.