Office of The Deans
At NDP, we empower all students to discover, pursue and achieve personal, spiritual and educational goals. The Dean of Students strives to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students through the implementation of school health and safety policies. We are a drug-free and weapon-free campus. Our dean and security personnel are here to ensure our students and all people on our campus are safe and secure. Our dean and counselors are also available to address behavioral and academic issues with the singular goal to keep our students thriving and becoming the best versions of themselves.
Dean of Women - Kim Viliborghi
Read our attendance policy and student/parent handbook, once they are updated in July. Parents and students will receive the handbook and DocUSign via email by July 25. You must sign the handbook yp complete your enrollment for Notre Dame Preparatory and receive your final course schedule. The deadline for completing your signature will be August 10, 2022.
- Attendance Policy
- Learning Environment Norms
- Emergency Safety Procedures
- Drug Testing Policy
- Parking on Campus and Traffic Flow
If your student will be absent, require a late arrival or require an early release, please fill out and submit the ATTENDANCE FORM.
If you have questions:
ATTENDANCE OFFICE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindi Buckner - (480) 634-8207
FAX – (480) 634-8299
- Students may NOT complete the Attendance Form. It must be completed by a guardian or parent, no matter if the student is 18 years old.
If your student needs to leave school early or will be arriving late to school for any reason:
- The Attendance Form must be submitted as soon as possible. For safety and security purposes. Students will not be permitted to leave their class otherwise.
- If the student needs to leave for a medical reason, he/she must provide a medical note to school upon return from his/her doctor/dentist on the doctor’s letterhead. This can be an email or scan from the doctor's office. Until a note is provided, the absence will not be medically excused.
- If anyone other than a parent or guardian is picking up a student from school early, the school must have that person listed as an emergency contact or written permission from the parent or guardian for another person to pick up their child, even if the other person is a relative.
- Students may not leave school early with other students, other students’ parents, or anyone else without written permission from a student’s parent or guardian.
- If students are ill, they should go to the nurse. Students should not call their parents to come to school and pick them up.
For more information on attendance, please see the NDP Student/Parent Handbook.
If you know ahead of time your student will miss school for any reason, parents must fill out the Attendance Form and submit it at least two school days prior to the student’s absence.
Juniors and seniors are allowed two (2) college/university visits per year without impacting their attendance record. Students are required to fill out the college visit form prior to their scheduled visit. Students are responsible for all class assignments. The form must be signed by faculty, and turned into the Dean’s Office 48 hours prior to the college visit.
We offer on-campus visits with collegiate admissions personnel from hundreds of colleges and universities each year. All students are welcome to attend an unlimited number of these on-campus visits, organized by our counseling department, without impacting their attendance record.
- Dress Code/Uniform Reminders
- Skirts must be to the knee
- Shorts or skirts cannot be rolled
- Shorts must be no more than 3 inches from the knee
- Boys hair must not touch their eyebrows, ears, or collars
- Boys and girls hair must be in compliance (i.e. not extreme)
- No Deliveries
- Late Arrival/Early Release Protocol
- Early Release
- If you are picking up your student, please submit an attendance form at least one hour before pickup
- Please park in a 10-minute spot in front of the School Office when you arrive to pick up your student and wait in your vehicle your student to be dismissed to you
- Late Arrival:
- If not driving themselves, student will need to be dropped off at the office and will proceed into the Attendance office to check in and receive a late pass to class
- If driving themselves and need to park, students arriving late will need to park in the Sophomore lot between the baseball field and gym
- No student student will be permitted into a class arriving late without a pass
- After parking, student is to go to the Attendance Office to check in and get their late pass to class
- Early Release
- Please use break times to use the restroom
- Please use break times to use the restroom
Social Media Policy: When learning online, students cannot record and post any virtual meetings or classes on Notre Dame Preps systems or devices.
Political Activities/Signage on Campus or Virtually
Notre Dame Catholic Preparatory encourages all students and staff to participate in political activities. Participating in these activities must be conducted on the employee’s own time. As students, we want your education to be as free from stress as possible. It is great if you are interested and invested in the election process. We only require that while on campus, online, or active in our community, you avoid any political referencing that could cause division or cause anxiety.
For questions, please contact Kim Viliborghi, the Dean of Women or Brian Gruber, the Dean of Men.
For more information on attendance, please see the NDP 2020-21 Student/Parent Handbook.
Our students' safety is a top priority for us. We conduct various safety drills throughout the school year so that all students and staff know what to do in case an emergency does happen. You probably remember safety drills from your time in school. In addition, we have developed plans to become better prepared to respond to a variety of other emergencies. We believe that by establishing, communicating, and then practicing the plans we will be able to manage difficult situations more effectively.
During the months of school, we will be having various emergency drills to help prepare our students and staff. We will practice for a fire and lockdown, as is customary. As much as is possible, please discuss these drills with your student(s) in an appropriate way that they understand the importance of practicing for an actual emergency.
Please read the directions below about how you can check on your child in the event of an actual emergency. Please keep that information handy at home or on your phone so that if an actual emergency does occur you will know how to respond.
While we do not like the idea of having to be prepared for these kinds of unfortunate situations, we want to be ready to do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe.
If you have any questions about this matter, please feel free to contact our dean of men Brian Gruber at any time.
Notre Dame Preparatory Emergency Preparedness
Please keep this information handy at home as, if an actual disaster does occur, every parent must know how to respond. Your cooperation will be essential in the following ways:
How to Check on Your Child
- DO NOT call the school. Telephone lines must be kept free for outgoing calls to emergency personnel. In a citywide emergency, telephone lines may be busy and totally unavailable.
- Listen to the local radio stations.
- Monitor your email and phone for alerts from the school as well as Canvas.
How to Pick Up Your Child in the Event of a Real Disaster
- Instructions for picking up children will be made available through the media. In some cases, the students may be evacuated from the school grounds. The only way you will know where to pick them up is by information via email or phone messaging.
- In most cases, the school will be locked during and immediately following a crisis. No one, other than emergency personnel, will be allowed to enter until it is determined that conditions are safe.
- When it is safe to release students, there will be a reunification plan. Parents need to be prepared to check in at the reunification gate with identification. Students will not be released to anyone other than their parent unless we have written consent by the parent. This may seem inconvenient; however, we have learned that it can become very difficult to be aware of the whereabouts of every child if children are sent with a neighbor or friend without the knowledge of their parent.
For the protection of our students and our commitment to providing a safe learning environment, NDP randomly drug tests all students. Please see our student/parent handbook for more information about our drug testing policy and how we keep NDP a drug-free zone.
Arizona state law mandates that all students enrolled in any school must provide documentation of all required immunizations before the student is allowed on campus. See the Guide to Arizona Immunizations Required for School Entry.
Students who cannot provide this information are required to have a signed Exemption Form on file.
A physical exam performed and signed by a licensed health care provider is mandatory for ALL students new to NDP.
The nurse is not permitted to administer any medication to students without written authorization from the parent/guardian or physician. This includes acetaminophen, ibuprofen, Tums, cough drops and antibiotic creams. Diocese policy prohibits the nurse from providing or dispensing any medications without written permission from the student's parent or guardian. Medications must be brought to the Health Office in the original sealed and labeled container. All medication must be accompanied by a signed Medication Form in order for medication of any kind to be administered by Health Office personnel. A new form must be completed and signed each school year.
Any student who feels the need the visit the Health Office for any reason, must obtain a written pass from their teacher. If it is deemed necessary for the student to be dismissed from school for health reasons, arrangements must be made through the Health Office. NO student will be released without parent/guardian permission. The following conditions warrant a student being dismissed: vomiting, fever over 100-degrees, rash of unknown origin, undiagnosed pink eye, or injuries requiring more extensive evaluation.
Parents of students with pre-existing health conditions must contact the Health Office to inform the staff of specific action plans. An Inhaler Self-Carry Release or Epipen Self-Carry Release form must be on file before the start of school. Any other conditions such as diabetes, asthma (requiring a nebulizer treatment), or any other special health needs must be discussed with the nurse in the Health Office before the start of school or when the condition is diagnosed.
Contact the Nurses Office with any questions or concerns, email@example.com, (480) 634-8255.
Traffic on loop road is one-way from south to north. The left lane is for through traffic and students parking in the sophomore/junior or senior lots. The right lane is for parents dropping students off.
Sophomore drop-off and pick-up is now in front of the school near the gym. All other students are dropped off and picked up behind the school. (See diagram)
Avoid the rush! It is recommended that parents who drive their students to school arrive early and/or pick up late. We provide supervision before and after school.
Please be courteous and obey the speed limit.