STUDENT HARASSMENT: Saint Anthony’s High School is committed to maintaining
an atmosphere that is free of discrimination and inappropriate, unlawful harassment.
Derogatory words, comments, jokes or actions, which focus on an individual’s race, ethnicity, sex, disability, age or religion, are inappropriate in a Catholic environment. The
school therefore promotes academic approaches and disciplinary action to insure that
differences among our students are respected.
BULLYING: Bullying is deliberate and hurtful behavior meant to belittle,
frighten, hurt, or exclude someone.
A) Physical bullying: hitting, shoving, kicking, poking, breaking someone’s
belongings, or making threats.
B) Verbal bullying: teasing, lying to get the victim in trouble, name calling, or
C) Social bullying: ignoring or excluding the victim, encouraging others to
dislike the victim, spreading rumors and gossip.
D) Cyber bullying: using technology to harass, threaten, spread gossip, or
even impersonate someone.
HAZING: The imposition of strenuous, often humiliating, tasks as part of a
program of rigorous physical training and initiation.
Humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as
imposed on students seeking membership to a team or club.
To initiate or discipline fellow students by forcing to do ridiculous,
humiliating, or painful things.
Where acts of student harassment, bullying or hazing are reported, the school will
initiate appropriate disciplinary action, which may include a warning, detention,
suspension or possible dismissal.
STUDENT PREGNANCY POLICY: Saint Anthony’s High School attempts to foster in
its students the development of good moral lives according to the teachings of our Lord
Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. If, therefore, one of our students should
become pregnant, the sacredness of human life, the dignity of each human person, and
Christ’s compassion for this student will be paramount. Any student who becomes
pregnant, should speak with her parents/guardians, and inform either a school counselor,
campus minister or administrator of the pregnancy. A meeting will then be scheduled
with the student and parents/guardians to discuss academic options available to the
student during her pregnancy. Each case will be reviewed individually on the basis of
a number of factors including, but not limited to, the stage of a student’s pregnancy in
relation to the school year, as well as the health, safety and well-being of this student
along with the school community. Every effort will be made at this time to permit the
student’s continued attendance at Saint Anthony’s. If the baby’s father is known and also
a student here, both he and the girl must participate in counseling outside of school. A
doctor’s note specifying the baby’s expected due date must be presented, and every effort
should be made to insure prenatal care as well as psychological support for the girl and
her baby. After the child is born and a student returns to school, she must be cognizant
of the following:
A) Compliance with all school regulations regarding attendance, satisfactory
academic performance, appropriate conduct, and the like, is mandatory.
B) The child may not be brought onto our campus at any time after student