The Sacrament of Confirmation is an important step in a young man and/or woman’s life. Parents and the Confirmandi must realize that the preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is more important than participation in sports, regular attendance at jobs, or other extra-curricular activities. If an individual wants to be confirmed, he or she must make participation in the confirmation process a priority. There is an inherent contradiction when God is relegated to second or third place.
We understand that all families will have absences that may include illness, a family emergency or a grade determinant mandatory school function (i.e., a Band/Chorus/Orchestra concert). These are considered an EXCUSED absence.
Students may not have more than 3 unexcused absences from Religious Education classes each year. Unexcused absences include; sports activities, extra-curricular performances or rehearsals (i.e., dance recitals), scouting activities (Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts), Squire/Squire Rose activities. If you are unsure as to whether an absence would be considered excused or not, contact Mark Stinard (703) 978-4141 x 108.
If a student will miss class, parents need to call the RE Office before the start of class with an explanation for the absence. Un-reported absences will be automatically marked as unexcused.
Class is 90 minutes long. Each Confirmandi is expected to be in class for the full 90 minutes of the class period.
A student who arrives for class 10 minutes (or more) late will be excused three times before it will be marked as an unexcused absence.
A student who leaves class 20 minutes (or more) early will be excused one time before it will be marked as an unexcused absence.
Note: The combined number of tardies and early dismissals may not exceed three.