Xavier Mission

Xavier Charter Schools are dedicated to providing a classical, intellectually rigorous, content-rich, liberal arts education preparing students to excel in every duty and guiding them toward wisdom and virtue. 

Xavier Charter School is a public, tuition-free, liberal arts charter school offering kindergarten through twelfth grade. We implement a classical curriculum which includes the humanities and classical sciences with music, drama, visual art, and dance as core subjects.  

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SPECIAL MEETING--BOARD OF XAVIER CHARTER SCHOOL, INC.
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 6:00 pm
Xavier Charter School
1218 N. College Road West, Twin Falls, Idaho

Agenda


 

 

 Important Dates For Next School Year

  • August 29 - 9 a.m. Student Registration A-L
  • August 29 - 3 p.m. Student Registration M-Z
  • August 30 - 9 a.m. Student Registration M-Z
  • August 30 - 3 p.m. Student Registration A-L
  • September 5 - First Day of School

2017-2018 School Calendar


 

 

School Board Election

Dear Stakeholders,
We would like to invite each of you to vote in the election for school board seats 4 and 5 that will be opening in June. You may place your vote by absentee ballot at the school office between Monday, May 15th and Friday, May 19th during normal office hours or after one of the Spring Showcases:

5/22 – 5th & 6th Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m. 
5/23 – 3rd & 4th Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m. 
5/24 – 1st & 2nd Grade Showcase at Xavier Charter School, 5:30 p.m. 
5/25 – 7th-12th Spring Showcase at CSI (Fine Arts Auditorium), 6:30 p.m.

A stakeholder is defined by our bylaws as: a parent of a child attending the school; staff members or employees of Xavier Charter School; Xavier Charter School board members and founders of the Charter School that signed the charter petition.

Candidates: 

Running for Seat 4:  

MELISSA CRANE

Melissa Crane serves as Director of the Board and has served on the Board since 2010. Ms. Crane is currently the Marketing and Sales Director for the Magic Valley Arts Council. She is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Junior Club of Magic Valley, Magic Valley Arts Council Board, Past-President of Magic Valley Advertising Federation as well as volunteering for the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce, St. Luke's Health Foundation and Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley. Ms. Crane received her bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University in Witchita Falls, Texas. 

 

Running for Seat 5: 

LISA BARINI-GARCIA

I am the mother of two terrific children who have benefitted from the exceptional environment at Xavier Charter School. My daughter is a sophomore on the Dean’s List at Howard University and my son, Julen, is a talented junior at XCS. I am a partner with the law firm of Roy, Nielson,
Barini-Garcia, Platts & McGee. I have served on the boards of Idaho Legal Aid Services, St. Vincent de Paul – Conference of St. Michael, Fifth Judicial District Youth Alternative Court as board member and judge pro tempore, and on the St. Edward Catholic Church Parish Council. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York Center at Stony Brook in Political Science with a minor in Africana Studies. I received a Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law. I have a demonstrated commitment to the community and its youth. Hailing from a family of educators, I hold the classical education model of XCS in the highest regard. I have respect for the administration, staff and teachers and appreciate their commitment to our students. I believe that the combination of academic rigor and accountability has led to the success of XCS graduates in higher education and beyond and I support the continued focus of the School on this course. I believe that transparency and inclusion in the decision making process is necessary for the success of XCS as it enters this new phase of growth. I propose to take steps necessary to invest every stakeholder in the success of our School. This is a dynamic time at the School and I believe that I can add direction and purpose to the Board of Directors.

 

DEBBI BURR

Debbi Burr serves as Treasurer of the Board and has served on the Board since 2011.  Dr. Burr is currently a clinical oncology pharmacist at St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute.  Dr. Burr was previously Pharmacy Operations Manager for the St. Luke's Magic Valley inpatient pharmacy as well as a staff pharmacist for St. Luke's since 2000.  She is active in the community, serving as a volunteer for the MSTI Cancer Survivorship Committee and Relay for Life as well as serving in various technical capacities for the music ministry at Twin Falls Reformed Church.  Dr. Burr received her bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University.

 


 

Policy: 3260 Student Dress Code

We establish a dress code for Xavier Charter School primarily to support the tenets of a Classical Education and provide appropriate ways for students to express themselves. Students are reminded that their appearance significantly affects the way others respond to them. Matters of dress remain the primary responsibility of students, in consultation with their parents or legal guardians. Xavier Charter School will provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning, minimize disruptions or distractions, and strive to protect the health, safety, and morals of its students.

Minimum Standards for ALL Xavier Charter School Students

  • Students are not to wear or carry items of apparel (clothing, accessories, cosmetics, tattoos, jewelry—including body piercing) which depict or allude to, by picture, symbol or word, drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, gangs, violence, sexually explicit, lewd, indecent or offensive material, or illegal acts.
  • The wearing, using, or displaying of any gang clothing or attire (based upon the lead teacher/Head of School’s reasonable belief that gangs may be present in the school) jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, codes or other things which evidence membership or affiliation in any gang is prohibited on the school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location.
  • Hair should be neat and clean in appearance and naturally colored. No extreme make-up, haircuts, or hair color. Hair is to be worn in a way that does not obstruct the natural vision of the student.
  • Facial hair is allowed when trimmed and neat in appearance.
  • Shirts and blouses must have a modest neckline (no cleavage) and be long enough to cover the midriff (front and back).
  • Modest fashion accessories and jewelry are allowed.
  • No hats in the school building during school hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Skirts, dresses, skorts, jumpers, and shorts can be no more than 3 inches above the knee when sitting or standing.
  • Leggings must not be worn as pants, but must be worn with a mid-thigh length or longer top, dress, jumper, or skirt.
  • Two piercings in each ear and/or one small nose stud is allowed. No visible body piercings, tattoos or gauges allowed.
  • All Xavier issued apparel is permitted.
  • The following are NOT permitted:
    • Sleeveless shirts, blouses or tank tops
    • Visible undergarments
    • Logos bigger than a half dollar
    • Graphic tee shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, etc.
    • Active wear (except in dance and lifetime sports classes with the permission of the instructor)
    • Flip flops or slippers
    • Sweat pants, pajamas, or sleepwear of any kind
    • Denim blue jeans or denim blue pants of any kind

Dress Code for Grammar School (Grades K-4)

  1. Khakis, Dockers, corduroy pants, cargo pants, wool pants, capris, cotton, linen, knit, or polyester pants or slacks, shorts, skorts, jumpers, dresses or skirts. Color choices are to be solid navy blue or khaki tan.
  2. Basic collared school shirts, turtlenecks and blouses are solid blue, burgundy, or yellow. Basic school shirts may be over-layered with any solid blue, burgundy, or yellow sweater, sweatshirt or vest.
  3. T-shirts and camisoles are acceptable as a layer underneath as long as they are one of the basic colors and a basic collared shirt or blouse is worn over it.
  4. Clothing worn for warmth is removed while inside and put in a designated location.
  5. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Dress Code for Logic School (Grades 5-8)
  1. Khakis, Dockers, corduroy pants, cargo pants, wool pants, capris, cotton, linen, knit, or polyester pants or slacks, shorts, skorts, jumpers, dresses or skirts are to be navy blue, black, gray, or khaki tan.
  2. Basic collared school shirts, turtlenecks and blouses are any solid color. Basic school shirts may be over-layered with any solid color sweater, sweatshirt or vest.
  3. T-shirts and camisoles are acceptable as a layer underneath as long as they are also solid colored and a basic collared shirt or blouse is worn over it.
  4. Clothing worn for warmth is removed while inside and put in a designated location.
  5. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Dress Code for Rhetoric School (Grades 9-12)

  1. Rhetoric school students may wear clothing of any color, material or style as long as the clothing adheres to the basic minimum dress code standards.
  2. The Head of Schools may designate one day a week as “dress-up” day. On that day, students will wear professional attire to look their best. Think “dress to impress”.

Interpretation and Implementation of Policy

The Lead Teachers/Head of Schools and faculty shall use reasonable discretion in interpreting and implementing the provisions of this policy. If a conflict arises in the interpretation of this policy, the interpretation of the Head of Schools shall be final.

Enforcement

Dress code violations will be handled on a tiered basis similar to other disciplinary issues. First violation: a written warning documented and recorded by a Lead Teacher. Second violation: parent contact. Third violation: sent home for the day. After the third violation students who repeatedly violate the dress code may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion, depending on the facts and circumstances, for violating the standards of student conduct.

Temporary Exceptions

As is customary at Xavier Charter School, many educational activities highlighting our Classical Education model take place that are direct exceptions to this policy. Such activities are considered appropriate and enhance the academic experience of the students. The Lead Teachers or Head of Schools have the authority to grant temporary exceptions to this policy.

School Hours 2016-2017

Monday
Kindergarten AM 8:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m.
Kindergarten PM 11:45 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
1st-12th Grades 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday - Friday
Kindergarten AM 8:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Kindergarten PM 11:45 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
1st-12th Grades 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.