Office hours during the school year are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For attendance, calls should be made before 7:45 a.m. to 644-0375 (Ext. 2). Telephone messages to or for students will be delivered only after the final dismissal of the day. In case of an extreme emergency, the message will be given to one of the administrators who will relay it to the student.
Visitors are welcome at Lourdes. Visitors must report to the Main Office upon arriving at Lourdes. Identification badges are to be worn while in the school building. Visitors from other schools are welcome after permission is obtained from the Principal at least one (1) day prior to the anticipated visit. For further information, call the Main Office at (570) 644-0375, Ext. 110.
Any student living within the territorial limits of Lourdes, which includes all of Northumberland County and parts of Montour and Columbia Counties, may attend Lourdes provided admission requirements are met.
Lourdes admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students.
Lourdes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap in its administration of its education and admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. For further information, call the Main Office at (570) 644-0375, Ext. 110.
Code of Conduct
Lourdes students are guaranteed the right to attend classes in a well-ordered atmosphere, which is conducive to learning. This is based on the premise that the environment of the school is clean, healthy, and orderly. Our regulations are determined in such a way that the students are encouraged to become the best they are capable of being. Motivated by these intentions, students are expected to strive for excellence in academics and in the practice of the social graces and the virtues associated with living the Catholic faith exemplified in the Gospels and in our Christian Tradition.
Lourdes will not tolerate any form of harassment of a person by another person or persons. The School prohibits any form of harassment of or by employers, employees, students, or volunteers. Any accusation will be investigated (be it sexual, ethnic, physical, etc.) and appropriate discipline will be meted out, up to and including expulsion, depending on the seriousness of the offensive conduct.
Tuition is a fee that each family agrees to pay to the school in exchange for enrollment and education of the student. The amount is determined annually by the Board of Education. Parents are expected to pay one-tenth of the total tuition on the first day of each month beginning August 1. The final payment is due on May 1. Call the Business Manager at (570) 644-0375, Ext. 117, for further information.
Students who attend Lourdes may be eligible for Tuition Assistance and/or Scholarships. Contact the Development Office, Ext. 127, for further information. See also the Development Pages for Scholarships/Student Assistance Awards Program.
School Delays or Closings
School delays or closings may occur during the year due to inclement weather or other unforeseen events. We follow the Shamokin Area School District for delays, closings, and early dismissals. The information will be communicated through the local radio and/or television stations, generally before 6:30 a.m. Students who reside in districts other than Shamokin should always follow the directions of their respective districts. If Shamokin is closed, then Lourdes is closed. Please do not call the school office for information on delays and/or closings.
- Opening Prayers – said at the beginning of each day and the beginning of every class.
- Mass and Para-liturgical Celebrations – On occasions of importance, Mass and/or special liturgies are celebrated in the gymnasium for the entire school community.
- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – On the first Friday of each month, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the chapel for adoration by the entire Lourdes community.
- Retreats – As part of its total educational mission, the program of Lourdes includes opportunities during the school year for the students to reflect on their lives as Christians. This is done by means of annual retreat programs or days of reflection. The Chaplain coordinates the annual retreats.
- Christian Service – An integral part of the Gospel message requires living a life of service. Various opportunities are provided for students to volunteer their services to the school or surrounding communities. These service activities are coordinated by various school organizations.
The Guidance Services are organized school services that help the students do the following:
- Evaluate ability, achievement, aptitude, interests, needs, and values
- Plan for the future – whether for work or further education
- Think through personal problems
- Make the best adjustment to school situations, to other pupils, and to teachers
Areas of services are student appraisal, testing, educational and occupational planning, and physiological testing.
Special programs provide students with avenues of help. Consultants are also available from the Northumberland County Drug/Alcohol and Mental Health Services. Pennsylvania Department of Education Act 89 provides special services from the CSIU (Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit). For further information, call the Guidance Office at (570) 644-0375, Ext. 136.