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When does the school day begin and end?
Children who ride buses provided by the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Woodland Hills, Fox Chapel, and Penn Hills will be dismissed at 2:35 p.m. to accommodate the busing schedule. The other children will be dismissed beginning with Kindergarten after the busses have pulled away from the curb approximately 2:45 p.m.
Children riding in cars should use the Willard
Street entrance in front of church, both in the morning and in the afternoon.
Please do not drive or park in the circular driveway or pull into the
school playground from the alley.
What if my child will be absent or needs an
If your child needs to be dismissed early, a note should be sent prior to the dismissal. You or an authorized adult should come into the office to meet your child and sign your child out of school. No child will be allowed to leave the school or wait outside of the building without an authorized adult.
If your child returns from an early dismissal,
please sign your child back in at the school office.
What if my child forgets something at home?
What is the dress code?
Girls K-4: Uniform plaid jumper or navy blue or tan cotton twill slacks with an appropriate belt; NO DENIM, CORDUROY, LOW RIDER, JEAN-LIKE CUT, or PANTS WITH POCKETS ON THE SIDE; White, light blue, or navy shirt with a collar or turtleneck; SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED INTO SLACKS AND FIT APPROPRIATELY. NO SKIN TIGHT OR SHORT SHIRTS OR BLOUSES WILL BE PERMITTED. JUMPERS MUST BE WORN NO SHORTER THAN 2" ABOVE THE KNEE.
Girls 4-8: Uniform plaid skirt of appropriate length (NO SHORTER THAN 2" ABOVE THE KNEE FRONT AND BACK) No rolling of skirt is permitted!; navy blue or tan cotton twill slacks with an appropriate belt; NO DENIM, CORDUROY, LOW RIDER, JEAN-LIKE CUT, or PANTS WITH POCKETS ON THE SIDE; White, light blue, or navy golf or oxford shirt with a collar or turtleneck; SHIRTS MUST BE TUCKED INTO SLACKS OR SKIRT. NO SKIN TIGHT OR SHORT SHIRTS OR BLOUSES WILL BE PERMITTED. Please make sure that skirts and shirts fit appropriately.
For all students in Grades K-8, sweaters of any style may be worn over a shirt, blouse, or turtleneck provided the sweater is solid navy or white. Fleece jackets/shirts are not acceptable. Sweatshirts may be worn, but they must be St. Bede sweatshirts (They may be purchased through the school store open on Mondays throughout the year). If a sweater or St. Bede sweatshirt is worn, an appropriate school shirt MUST be worn underneath. No T-shirts will be acceptable.
From the opening day of school until October 1, and from May 1 until the end of the school year, navy blue or tan cotton twill walking shorts may be worn. NO DENIM, CORDUROY, LOW RIDER, JEAN-LIKE CUT, EXCESSIVELY BAGGY or SHORTS WITH POCKETS ON THE SIDE. Girls must wear appropriate length shorts. Anyone wearing inappropriate shorts will lose the privilege of wearing shorts.
Appropriate school shoes and socks or tights (white, light blue, or navy) must be worn. NO SNEAKERS/SNEAKER-LIKE SHOES, VANS, SANDALS, CLOGS, FLIP FLOPS or HIGH HEELS ARE PERMITTED. Shoes may not have a heel of more than 1.5". Students travel up and down the stairs all day. High platform shoes, clogs, sandals/flip-flops are very dangerous.Dress and grooming are important. Emphasis is on cleanliness and neatness. Extreme fads (dyeing of hair in odd hues, unkempt hair, hair in eyes) and styles are not appropriate or acceptable for school. Boys’ hair must be groomed and cut above the collar and off the face.
What about gym/phys. ed. classes?
***The more comprehensive St. Bede School Handbook will be sent home with each child the first day of school. Please become familiar with the handbook.