13.11.1 Parent/Student Handbook
School policies must be clearly stated in the Parent/Student Handbook and must be consistent with archdiocesan policy as stated in this Administrative Handbook. All school policies should be reviewed annually to determine that they remain consistent with updated archdiocesan policies. The Parent/Student Handbook shall contain a statement that reserves the right of the principal to amend the handbook at any time. Parents/guardians and students must be promptly notified in writing of any amendments.
The Parent/Student Handbook can be created through an app specially developed for archdiocesan schools, which automatically populates those sections of the Handbook that require verbatim text from the Administrative Handbook. The Parent-Student Handbook Checklist resource provides instructions on how to access the app. See How to Create Content for Your Parent/Student Handbook to create the content for your school's personalized Parent/Student Handbook.
Parents/guardians and students must sign an agreement form each year that acknowledges their agreement to be governed by the handbook and the right of the school to make amendments (see the Parent/Student Policies Agreement Form). It is also recommended that this agreement form be included in the enrollment/re-enrollment contract.