Students & Parents

Faribault Lutheran School strives to provide the highest quality, value-based education in a loving, Christian environment.

PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE

Faribault Lutheran School exists for the purpose of assisting the home and church in meeting their responsibilities to teach the Word of God to children and to train God’s children to be disciples in His kingdom. We are also an integral part of the mission and ministry of our association congregations, Peace and Trinity Lutheran Churches, member congregations of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

  • Proverbs 22:6 “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
  • Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children.”
  • Ephesians 6:4 “…bring them (children) up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
  • Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

 

VISION

In all loving concern for the parents and children of our community, we pursue this vision for Faribault Lutheran School:

  • To recognize and promote our Christian Heritage.
  • To provide a solid foundation for life-long learning.
  • To equip our students for life-long experiences.
  • To function as an educational force in the community.
  • To provide a unified educational setting.
  • To be proper stewards of the gifts we receive.

 

Curriculum

Faribault Lutheran School creates a challenging curriculum based on state curriculum standards and standards set by our staff and Board to create a curriculum which maximizes the potential of each child. In keeping with the goals of Christian education, as established by the Board of Directors, all curriculums reflect the Word of God and is used in developing Christian attitudes and conduct. We strive not just to “educate” each child but to equip each child for life in body, mind and soul. All curriculums are routinely reviewed and updated as necessary.

Report Cards and Mid-Quarter Progress Reports

Report cards are issued after each quarter. Good communication between the school and home concerning a child’s progress is essential in making education the best it can be. It is expected that families show a strong interest in school progress by attending scheduled conferences and consulting with the teacher whenever the need arises.

For grades K-2 the following grading scale is used:

  • N = Needs Improvement
  • S = Satisfactory
  • C = Commendable

For grades 3-8 the following grading scale is used:

  • 94 – 100% = A
  • 85 –  93% = B
  • 74 –  84% = C
  • 65 –  73% = D
  • Below 65% = F

The teachers of grades 3-8 send home mid-quarter progress reports at the half-way point of each quarter. This enables parents and students to determine if it is necessary to improve in a subject before the end of the grading period.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Communication between parents and teachers is important so the success of each student. Twice each year parents are given the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher.

Typically, the first conference time falls in mid-October.  It is strongly advised that ALL parents take advantage of this opportunity to discuss their child’s progress.  The second opportunity for conferences comes during the 3rd quarter.

It is assumed that a parent of custody will communicate with a non-custodial parent about the appointed conference time for their child.

Parents are always encouraged to visit with their teacher if a concern arises. Parents are always welcome to visit any of the classrooms.

Honor Roll

Students in grades 5-8 are eligible for the Honor Roll. Students whose grades in the core subjects (Reading, Math, Spelling, English, Science and Social Studies) who average  94% or higher are place on the “A Honor Roll,” and those students whose grades in the core subjects average 85% or higher are placed on the “B Honor Roll” at the end of each quarter. At the end of the year awards are given for an overall Honor Roll for the year of 90% or higher. Students in grades 4 & 8 who meet the requirements are also eligible for the Presidents Academic Achievement Award at the end of the year. 8th Grade students who throughout the year have shown academic success are given the honors of Salutatorian and Valedictorian of their class at their graduation ceremony.

Dress Code

It is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that their child dresses neatly, cleanly and in a manner that displays that they are God’s children and His disciples on earth. Whether in school or a school sponsored activity, they are to exemplify a God pleasing appearance. Our goal is to establish the best learning environment we can with the least amount of distractions. Sometimes children can get caught up in the latest fads and fashions, therefore, we have set some guidelines to help parents choose clothing that is appropriate for school:

  • Students are encouraged to “dress up” for chapel.
  • Shorts may be worn for physical education classes. They may also be worn until October 15th in the fall and after April 15th in the spring.
  • The hems of shorts, skirts and dresses must hang below the finger tips when arms are hanging straight at a student’s sides.
  • No tank tops, muscle shirts, bare midriffs or low cut tops will be allowed.
  • Frayed, ripped excessively loose, baggy or tight fitting clothing may not be worn.
  • Clothing with slogans, sayings or advertisements, which are contradictory to our Christian faith, may not be worn.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn for safety reasons. We recommend low heels and back-straps. Flip-flops are not allowed.
  • If students in grades K-5 wish to play in the snow at recess time they must have boots and snow pants, in grades 6-8 students should have a change of footwear other than their gym shoes. Gloves, hats, mittens and scarves should be worn during the winter.
  • No hats, caps, hair coverings or sunglasses are to be worn inside the building unless worn for specially designated dress days.
  • Body piercing with the exception of ears is prohibited. Body art is also prohibited.
  • Hair must be well groomed and clean. Extreme hair colors are not allowed. Boys must be clean-shaven. Extreme hair cuts, shaved images, designs or lines are not allowed.

If the dress code is violated, your child will be asked to change clothes into something more appropriate or given something from our “school wardrobe.”

If the student continues to wear clothing that he/she has been told is not appropriate for school, parents will be called immediately to bring a change of clothing for the student, or the student must be taken home.

As Christians, we are representatives of Christ in His kingdom; those seeing us should have no doubt about whom or what we represent.