Parent & Student Resources
Parent involvement is key. We appreciate the role of parents as the first to communicate the faith to their children and to educate them. Pastors, teachers, and administrators work in partnership with parents and students to create a community of faith with emphasis on faith formation, excellence in academics, and service to all peoples.
We want to provide you with the tools you need to stay informed and participate at the highest level in your child’s experience at OLPH School. It’s with that in mind that we’ve compiled these helpful resources.
Should you ever have any questions or require additional information, we welcome you to contact us.
Access All parents who have email addresses on file with the school have been sent their username and password either at the beginning of the school year or when they enrolled their child(ren) during the year. Upper class-men may also have their own username and password which allows them access to their class pages, grades, and assignments.
(Please note that these usernames and passwords will roll over into the new year if you are continuing with the school.)
If you have forgotten your username or password, once you click on the Gradelink Portal button below, please click the “Forgot Password” link. You will need to use the email address that the school has on file. If you are still unable to access the portal, please see our Gradelink Help page or contact the school.
Every year parents, grandparents, families, and friends support OLPH by participating in the various schoolwide activities or by being a good example for their children, as primary educators. Everyone knows at OLPH that the school cannot continue to thrive without the support and dedication of the teachers and staff, but also without the support of our families who believe in a Catholic education for their children.
The traditional “Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic” has long been the core curriculum in schools along with other subjects. And while these are essential educational elements, faith formation integrated across the curriculum is a plus to educating the whole child. Values such as “loving your neighbor as yourself”, “being a peacemaker”, “praying daily”, “accepting and caring for all people”, and “having the desire to continue to grow in faith” are examples to live by in a Catholic school setting. Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is blessed to have families that believe in these values. Educating the whole child is about creating an environment that encourages children to flourish academically and spiritually. It is about helping them grow up to be well-balanced, well-rounded individuals. One of the strong foundations of a Catholic school education is the belief that every child has potential, that every child possesses natural gifts, and that every child has the right to thrive in a world where their existence means something to God and others. When a child reaches his or her potential, it is good news for the entire community. This is why it is so important for all families to be involved in their child’s education, whether it is by being a room parent, driving for field trips, assisting the teacher in the classroom, organizing fundraisers, attending liturgies and prayer services, or just being there for their child as a primary educator. Parents and families are important to the school, as teachers and staff know their active participation contributes to their child’s academic and spiritual growth.
Additional information about parent involvement may be found in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Knights of Columbus
This is the local council of the national organization of Catholic men devoted to charitable services to the church and greater community. There is an application process that is required of any adult Catholic man wanting to be part of this fraternal organization. To become a member, contact Jesse Vela at(760) 200-6132. Visit www.KofC.org for more information about this organization.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. They donate to charities, administer scholarship programs and strive “to be helping hands where there is pain, poverty, sorrow or sickness” through their motto “Unity and Charity.” To become a member, contact Sarah Romero at (760) 485-4321. Visit www.facebook.com/CatholicDaughtersCoachellaValley to learn more about the local chapter of this organization.
Fundraising activities are an essential part of OLPH’s endeavor to keep tuition rates at a minimum. The cost of educating each child is deferred by these communal activities. Thus, it is vitally important that each parent/guardian realizes his/her responsibility to cooperate with and participate in these activities. If families do not wish to support fundraising activities, the loss of income will cause a substantial increase in each family’s tuition rate.
Mandatory participation is required of OLPH families for annual fundraising events. These include, but are not limited to:
- Bishops’ Car Raffle
- Fall Fundraiser (Fall Festival)
- Annual Walkathon
- Nite-at-the-Races Fundraiser
- Spring Fundraiser (Las Vegas Getaway)
In addition to the fundraisers above, individual classrooms may conduct fundraisers for class field trips, activities, and projects.
The Parents’ Club is an organization consisting of all parents and/or guardians whose children are enrolled in Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. The group has three main functions:
- Plan and organize fundraising events to financially support the school. Click here for more information regarding volunteering for fundraisers.
- Provide an avenue of communication between parents, administration, and the school board.
- Support the rules, regulations, and operation of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.
Each family with a student/students registered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is required to fulfill the following service hours during each academic year:
- Maintenance: 3 hours of service in the upkeep of the building and grounds at designated ‘Work’ Days’ only. The Parents’ Club will schedule four (4) work days to be organized for school readiness, cleaning, and special projects. Parents must fulfill their maintenance requirement at one of the scheduled work days unless prior approval is obtained for special projects as requested by the Principal, Safety & Maintenance Coordinator, Parents’ Club, or School Board.
- General Volunteering: 20 hours of service in school related activities such as:
- helping with a hot lunch program
- assisting teachers and/or staff with field trips
- volunteering as a room parent
- offering services as an office assistant
- serving as a playground supervisor
- working in the convenience store or snack bar
- volunteering as a computer assistant
- serving as an extra-curricular coach
- being a member of the School Marketing Committee
- being a member of the Emergency Disaster Committee
- or other form of service approved by the Principal, Parents’ Club or School Board
- Fundraisers: participation and service in the following mandatory fundraising activities:
- Bishops Car Raffle tickets
- Fall Carnival or other Fundraiser in lieu of carnival
- Each family is responsible for selling the required amount of tickets relating to the Fall Carnival if planned.
- Each family is required to give service by performing 3 hours of help at the set-up time OR performing 3 hours of help at clean up time; AND working 5 hours in a Carnival booth OR serving as a Chairperson of a booth.
- Walk-A-Thon: Each family is required to promote and obtain the minimum (dollar) amount of pledges (per child) or one time contributions for the annual Walk-A-Thon.
- Spring Fundraiser: Each family is responsible for selling the required amount of tickets for the annual Spring Fundraiser.
- Nite @ the Races Fundraiser: Each family is responsible to participate in this fundraiser by choosing one of the options given by the Parents’ Club Board.
Parents’ Club meetings are held three (3) times per year, and it is mandatory that at least one parent from each family attend each time. At the first meeting of the school year, the principal will review school policies, programs, procedures, and introduce any new items for the year for new and returning members. Additional details are in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Great Classroom Sites
Free, expert-created educational content and resources for every subject and level.
Site made with young kids in mind, with great educational games, lessons for typing, etc. Students can use all games on site.
Site has many games for different grade levels; a few games for pre-K and K; addition, subtraction, multiplication games.
Site has lots of games for young children. Only some are educational.
This is a great site for young kids. Games arranged by grade level K-5. It’s easy to follow.
Building Language for Literacy, Clifford, and Poetry Engine are great for Ebeam or individual use.
Site hosts hundreds of games for all levels; good for individuals or whole class on Ebeam.
Design simple machines, a cell phone, perform surgeries, etc. Good for science, medicine, and older students.
Site hosts great science and geography content, animal information, videos, has little kids section.
Site is all about animals, pets and wild; includes games and videos.
Site focused on animals. Good for little kids. Site has games for individuals or whole class.
Site allows you to create your own animals, play games, create an online habitat for animals.
Site hosts lots of stories to read along with. Students can choose from different stories. Good for K-1st grade.
Site hosts typing lessons, games and tests to practice.
Classroom Resources (especially for EBeam)
This offers a great way to graph something simply.
This site offers a variety of different timers, count-down clocks and stopwatches; very cool tool; can make full screen.
Background Check & Safe Environment Training
- A background check must be cleared through the Diocese of San Bernardino for all parents, guardians, and volunteers working with children. This includes attending, driving and/or chaperoning field trips and sports games, participating in school-wide and class activities, volunteering as a room parent, assisting teachers, and all programs that involve children. If you have not had a background check processed through Screening One, stop by the office for the required form.
In addition to meeting the criteria for background check clearance, parents and all volunteers must complete the Safe Environment for the Protection of Children program. You can complete this program online at www.virtus.org. Once there, click on the right screen that indicates training and follow directions. Once you have completed the training, you must print the certificate and bring it to the school office.
In addition to parents and volunteers completing a Background Check and Safe Environment Training for the Protection of Children, all employees of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School must adhere to the “Employee Code of Conduct”, which is the Diocesan Safe Environment for the Protection of Children and Young People and Code of Pastoral Conduct. Faculty and Staff are to complete a Live Scan background check and be trained in Safe Environment, Protection of Children. For more information, you may refer to the following link: https://www.docyp.org/pdf/DOCYPPastorConductEng.pdf