Grand Island Catholic School

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

We all have questions from time to time. We’ve put together the most frequently asked questions by parents. Additional information is provided in the student handbook found in the student and parent quick links on the Home page. Of course, if you can’t find the answers you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.


What is the student dress code?

We adopted a dress code to provide Central Catholic with its own unique identity within the community, and to serve as a means to instill pride and unity within our school. We will contact the parents of students who dress inappropriately. Acceptable attire includes:

  • Bottoms in khaki or navy blue. This includes shorts, skirts, skorts, pants and capri pants.
  • Solid color, collared polo tops in white, navy, gray or royal blue. This includes short-sleeved or long-sleeved polos.
  • Crusader Fridays allow for school activity t-shirts, sweatshirts or hoodies to be worn with the uniform bottoms.

For restrictions and specifics, please refer to the student dress code letter found in the student and parent quick links on the Home page.

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Where may I purchase spirit wear and school uniforms?

Students can order both school uniforms and spirit wear at any time. Please see our links for more information. 

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Is my child permitted to carry a backpack?

We do not allow students to carry backpacks during the school day. We require that students place backpacks in their locker until the school day is completed.

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What are “senior privileges?”

We allow certain privileges for our senior class to help these students learn to budget their time both in and out of school, to enhance their educational and/or employment opportunities, and to develop self-discipline and responsibility. Senior privileges include the use of a “senior lounge” and open campus. We require parental approval if a student wishes to participate in open campus privileges.

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What do I need to do to report an absence?

We request parents to send a note to school before a student is absent. In the event of illness or other unforeseen absences, please call the school prior to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the absence. We will contact parents when a student is absent for unknown reasons.

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We are not a Catholic family. Is my child required to attend and participate in religious services?

Yes, we require all students to attend the weekly all-school Masses and other services.

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Where will I hear about school closures due to weather conditions?

We will post emergency messages as soon as possible on the Home page of this Grand Island Central Catholic website to notify parents and students of school closures or other urgent matters.

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Can I access and check my child's grades online?

Yes! We post student grades and other important information via the Sycamore student information website. You may monitor your child's grades, attendance, lunch account balances, and daily lunch transactions through this convenient service.

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Does your school have a Facebook page?

Yes, we have several. Please visit the following Facebook pages:

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How is my child's GPA calculated?

Each student has an individualized semester GPA and a cumulative GPA calculated from the beginning of ninth grade that includes grades from all classes except Drivers Education and teacher aide.

Standard Grading ScaleGPA Scale
93-100 AA+, A, A- 4.0
85-92 BB+, B, B- 3.0
77-84 CC+, C, C- 2.0
70-76 DD+, D, D- 1.0
69 F

AP courses are not weighted

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