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Catholic | Co-Educational | College Preparatory | Established in 1957 | Lawrenceville, NJ

Attendance and Discipline

    • Meet the Student Life staff. From left to right, David McWilliam, Assistant Administrator for Student Life, Melanie Tysowski, Student Life/Attendance Clerk and Joe McLaughlin, Attendance/Cafeteria Monitor and Head Boys
      Student Life Staff

      Meet the Student Life staff. From left to right, David McWilliam, Assistant Administrator for Student Life, Melanie Tysowski, Student Life/Attendance Clerk and Joe McLaughlin, Attendance/Cafeteria Monitor and Head Boys' and Girls' Track Coach


3 Simple Rules...

Please make sure to READ our Notre Dame High School Student handbook. Important Attendance information may be found on pages 15-18. Discipline information is reviewed on pages 24 - 39.  Remember three simple rules:
Mr. McWilliam is the Assistant Administrator for Student Life. You may reach him at 609-882-7900 ext. 150. Please call if you have any questions about Attendance or Discipline issues. You will receive a letter and or a phone call from the Student Life Office if your child has a Discipline issue. Mr. McWilliam feels strongly that we do not have any 'bad" students at Notre Dame, just students that sometimes make "bad" decisions. It is our job as parents and educators to help our students in their decision making process. The two most important people in Mr. McWilliam's life are his two children and his goal is to treat your son/daughter as if they were his own child.

The attendance and discipline guidelines are explained in detail in our student handbook. Please read and review our student handbook. THANK YOU for your support and we look forward to serving you in our Student Life / Attendance and Discipline office. 


Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • 1. Where is the “Student Life Office” located and what happens there?

    The Student Life office is located next to the cafeteria and handles issues dealing with; Student Life, Clubs, Activities, Lost and found, Parking Permits, and ATTENDANCE AND DISCIPLINE.
  • 2. What do you do when a student is absent from school?

    Parents must call the Attendance Office at 609-882-7900 x 152 or fax 609-882-4035 on the day of the absence and inform the school of the name, reason and date of the absence AND send a note of fax to the Student Life/Attendance office on the day of the student’s return. Failure to hand in a note may result in an Administrative Detention. For absences of 3 or more days, a doctor’s note must be presented to the school nurse before the student can be readmitted to school. (See pages 13 and 14 of the student handbook)
  • 3. How do I get a PARKING permit?

    Parents must first attend a NJ State Police “Passage to Safe Driving” program before their sons/daughters drive to school and park on campus. This program is offered during Back to School Nights and before the fall and winter sports assembly nights. Seniors and juniors must fill out a Parking permit form, provide a copy of their driver’s license, pay $50.00 and then they will receive a color coded parking permit. The permit must be hung on, or attached to the rear view mirror. (See pages 36 and 37 of the student handbook)
  • 4. What is the dress code?

    Please see pages 32, 33, and 34 of the student our student handbook for a detailed explanation of our dress code. The dress code will be enforced.
  • 5. Where is the LOST AND FOUND?

    When property is missing, students should check in the Student Life office and fill out a Missing Property Report. Students are to return any items they find to the Student Life office.
  • 6. What about cell phones?

    Cell phones are not to be seen, heard, or used during the school day unless directed by the classroom teacher for instructional purposes. Administrative detentions will be issued if they are heard, seen, or used during the school day. Please get a pass to guidance if you need to call someone about an emergency.
  • 7. What about student ID’s?

    Every student must carry their Notre Dame ID card at all times. Failure to present this card will result in a one-half hour detention. (See page 37 of the student handbook for additional information)
  • 8. What are the rules about the possession and use of Tobacco Products?

    Notre Dame a SMOKE-FREE building! Students are not permitted to smoke or use chewing tobacco or any other tobacco product in the school building, on school property or at school sponsored events. Consequences include; Saturday school, Out of school suspension, $50.00 fine, and possible Discipline Board. (Please see page 27 of the student handbook for addition information)
  • 9. Does Notre Dame sponsor dances?

    The Senior Class and Junior Class will sponsor formal dances which will highlight their social calendar. The Student Government will sponsor a Homecoming Dance and the semi-formal Cotillion. The sophomore class will plan a dance called a Morp and the Freshmen will plan the Freshmen Dance. (Please see page 21 of the student handbook for additional information)

Leaving at 2:20...

Or leave at 2:35, hmm?

Appropriate Uniforms

Lands' End will be the new exclusive school uniform provider for Notre Dame High School. All new school uniform purchases must come from Lands’ End. The uniform has not changed, just the company. A skort to be worn with blue knee socks has been added as an option for the girls. To purchase uniforms, please visit the Lands' End website, or call Call 1-800-469-2222. Our school code for uniform purchases is 900167610. Please us this when ordering online or over the phone. Please visit the Student Life webpage for additional information regarding uniforms.

Tips for Parents

  • Monitor your young adult's facebook page. Colleges and employer's are now checking facebook pages and you should also. 
  • Is your young adult spending more time on face book or in real books? Monitor their computer use.
  • If your son or daughter is beginning to date a fellow student, checking their face book page is a good way to get a feel for the person.
  • Check that cell phone bill. How often is your young adult texting or using their phone during school time? 
  • Encourage your young driver to wait until 2:40 pm to leave the parking lot. It is MUCH EASIER for a 17 year old to back out of a parking space and pull out onto route 206 at 2:40 pm.
  • Check your auto insurance policy to see if they will cover you if your young driver has an accident and has more than the legal number of teenagers in the car. 
  • Use the debit card system to pay for before school, lunch, after school meals at the ND cafeteria. Debt card use means less money for your young adult to carry around and you can monitor what they purchase.
  • Encourage your young adult to lock up their valuables. An open book bag and purse left on the locker room floor is an invitation for trouble.
  • Know where your young adult is going before and after the dances. Know the parents that are hosting the weekend party.
  • Model proper cell phone use. If you text and drive so will your young driver.
  • People may forget what you said, people may forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Stay positive and love your child.
  • Make sure you communicate with your young adult.
  • PRAY!  

About Tweeting...

We would like to ask our Notre Dame parents to take some time to have discussions with our young adults about PROPER electronic communications. Our students should understand that anything posted online is there forever. Anything negative associated with your name could keep you from getting into college or even from getting a job in the future. Our students should not tweet, Instagram, Snapshot, or post on a Facebook wall anything they would not say in person or to someone’s face. Bad language and gossip should not be part of your tweets. Copies of inappropriate tweets, emails, and postings find themselves on the desk of our Student Life Office. We need your help to educate our students on the dangers and harm of these comments. We must encourage our students to THINK before you tweet or Retweet another’s negative message. Threats and inappropriate comments are not acceptable.

On September 1, 2011; P.L.2010, Chapter 122; “Anti-Bullying Bill of Right Act” was passed. “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents…that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function on a school bus, or off school grounds that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students. Consequences may include: Warning, detention, Saturday detention, Saturday school, Suspension, Expulsion, law enforcement notification. Please review pages 26 and 27 of our student handbook. Research and read on line: “A parent’s guide to Twitter”, “Internet, Children, and Teens”, “Technology and Your Children”, “Internet Parent Guide”, “Social Networking and Your Child”, for further information. Social networking has a massive following among our teens. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapshot, Oovoo, and other networking sites are here to stay. It is very important that we all understand the pros and cons and how to use it properly. May all your TWEETS be Merry and all your conversations with your young adult be positive.
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