Click Here to Register your Child For 2022-23 Catechism Classes

Conduct and Safety Guidelines

Class Attendance
The number of Adeo classes aligns with the time requirements set by the Archdiocese of New York. Therefore, students should make every effort to attend each class. If a student is sick or has a serious conflict, the parent should notify the teacher and the Adeo Office as soon as possible. The missed class should be rescheduled in collaboration with the teacher. If there are excessive absences, Adeo may determine that the grade should be repeated as the Archdiocese requires Adeo to submit a class attendance form for each child.

Respect Host Homes
We ask that students and parents be courteous and respect the rules of the host family (e.g., taking off shoes if required, staying in the space designated for class, eating the snack in a tidy manner).

Punctuality
Most of our classes are hosted in homes of volunteer parents. It is essential that students are not dropped off more than ten minutes before and not picked up later than ten minutes after the scheduled class time. We ask that students and caregivers be courteous and respectful of pick-up and drop-off times. Adeo and the host family cannot guarantee supervision outside the parameters of the set class time.

Safety
Please update emergency contacts and change of phone numbers with the Adeo office.

Safe Environment
Adeo complies with the Safe Environment Guidelines set by the Archdiocese of New York.  All our volunteer teachers, host parents, and any adults assisting the class are required to submit a background check, complete a child safety video training, and are expected to follow the Archdiocesan Code of Conduct.

  • For information on talking with your children about safety, visit the Archdiocese Safe Environment web site at: Tips for Parents and review the Safe Environment Curriculum with your children.
  • Classes always require the presence of two adults (including the teacher).
  • Teachers are not allowed to interact with the students outside of class by any means of communication (including but not limited to social media).

Weather Emergencies
In the event of inclement weather, Adeo follows the independent schools’ closing practice.