Federally mandated asbestos inspections for Saint John School, Lincoln, have been conducted in 1988, 1991, 1994 and 1997. Asbestos management plans have been written for the school and may be reviewed by interested parties at the school office during regular business hours. Asbestos has been found through testing or is assumed to be in the following material: pipe insulation and floor tile. This material is in good condition and poses no health concern for our students, faculty and staff. By following the school's asbestos management plan, we will continue to protect the health of our children and comply with federal and state asbestos regulations. The asbestos program manager for the Diocese of Lincoln is Father Thomas MacLean or you may contact the school office for additional information.
Fire and Safety Drills
Fire drills are conducted ten times a year. Students are instructed as to where to proceed in order to exit the building quickly. During a drill, or when the alarm sounds, students will be required to proceed to the designated exit in silence and in an orderly manner. Severe weather drills are conducted twice a year. Students are instructed where to go in case of severe weather. Lockdown drills are also conducted twice during the school year. Again, students are expected to proceed to the designated area in silence and in an orderly manner.
This school is required by law to keep updated immunization records for each child enrolled in the school. Parents are therefore required to provide the school with the require information. No student may attend without such information on file as per state law. If your child has had strep throat, 24 hours on mediation is required. If your child has had chickenpox, all pox must be scabbed over. If your child has had flu symptoms, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, 24 hours after the last symptom is required before reentry or a signed Doctor’s permission slip (this can be faxed/emailed to our school office; the fax number is 402-486-4762).
Students should not be in school when they show signs of rash, temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Students diagnosed with head lice should begin treatment at home before returning to class.
Any medications (including non-prescription, prescription, inhalers, etc.) MUST be administered through the school office only! Please do not send medications to school unless it is absolutely necessary. If it is possible to administer the medication at another time it would be most appreciated. Any over the counter or prescription medicines must be labeled properly and must be in the original container. Special school prescriptions may be available through your pharmacy. Permission forms for issuance of medication are available in the school office. Without a signed Doctor and/or parental note containing instructions for administering medicines - medication will not be given.
Thank you for helping us maintain this policy in keeping your child and others healthy.
Sexual or Other Harassment Policy: Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated in any school in the Diocese of Lincoln.
Harassment may involve:
- Persistent verbal abuse, ridicule, or demeaning comments.
- Verbal, physical threats or coercion.
- Sexual Harassment*.
*Sexual Harassment includes:
- Verbal harassment or abuse including unwelcome sexually-oriented communication.
- Pressure to engage in sexual activity.
- Unwelcome physical contact of a provocative nature, including physical contact in circumstances which render such actions inappropriate.
- Requesting or demanding sexual favors accompanied by implied or overt threats concerning an individual's employment or student's status or by promise of preferential treatment with regard to an individual's employment or student's status.
- Sexual assault.
Any person subjected to harassment should do the following:
- Keep a carefully written record of the incident(s) and the actions that were taken.
- The teacher, employee or student should directly inform the person engaging in the harassing conduct or communication that such conduct or communication is offensive and must stop. The offending person can be contacted in person or in writing.
- If the aggrieved teacher or employee does not wish to communicate directly with the person whose conduct or communication is offensive or if direct communication with the offending person has been ineffective, the teacher or employee should contact his or her superintendent, principal, or pastor.
- If an aggrieved student does not wish to communicate directly with the person whose conduct or communication is offensive or if direct communication with the offending person has been ineffective, the student should contact any teacher or other adult in the school whom he or she trusts. That person is then to contact the superintendent, principal, or pastor.
- All allegations of harassment shall be investigated by the school’s administration and if substantiated, corrective or disciplinary action taken, up to and including dismissal from employment if the offender is a teacher or employee, and suspension or expulsion, if the offender is a student.
- If appropriate and timely action is not forthcoming on the local level, the aggrieved person is to communicate with the Diocesan Superintendent of Schools, 402-488-2040.