Frequently Asked Questions

St. Gabriel Consolidated School serves the parishioners of St. Gabriel, St. John-West Chester, and St. Maximilian Kolbe. Our first priority is to educate students from these parishes as space permits. Families of registered students must be active members of their respective parishes and approved by the pastors.

Class space will be allocated as follows:

  1. Current students and siblings are registered for the upcoming school year January 8th – February 16th.  This would include any potential Kindergarten students.
  2. If you are a member of one of the above listed parishes registration will be held January 16th – February 16th through school.   You will be notified of acceptance by February 26th at the latest.
  3. If you are not an affiliated member of one of the above listed parishes or you are non Catholic, registration will begin February 20th (if space is available).  School hours for registration on February 20th will be 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  4. New student requirements for children in grades 4-8; a.) must provide a copy of the most current report card, b.) a copy of the current ETR, IEP or Services Plan, if applicable and c.) be interviewed by the Principal before registration is complete and an admission determination is made.

Admission of students with special needs will be determined on a case by case basis by the administration. A current ETR, IEP or Services Plan must be provided with registration paperwork. Admission with an ETR, IEP or Services Plan will be determined on a case by case basis.

New students are not accepted after the 1st trimester of school, unless they are new parish members, just moving into one of the three (3) parishes from outside parish boundaries, and if there is space. Exceptions to this rule will be determined by the building principal.

The waiting list of St. Gabriel Consolidated School ceases on the last day of January. It begins anew on February 16th of the current year.

To maintain an educational program of the highest possible quality and to meet the student needs to the fullest extent possible, the maximum enrollment of students in any class is 25.

Additional students will be placed on a waiting list which expires annually on the last day of January.

Conferences:
Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in November, following the first grading period. Day and evening hours are available for scheduling a time with the teacher.

Directory:
Each family, upon joining the PTO, receives a directory. It includes class lists, school year calendar, contact information and an alphabetical listing of all families enrolled at SGCS (address, phone number and e-mail address, if applicable).

Kindergarten Parent Orientation:
This meeting is held during our Meet the Teacher Day in August and allows the parents of kindergartners to meet their child’s teacher and learn more about the kindergarten curriculum. Classroom volunteer opportunities are usually offered at this meeting.

Meet the Teacher:
An orientation for all families is held in August. This gives the students and parents an opportunity to meet their teachers for the upcoming year as well as join PTO and scouts and purchase spiritwear.

New Parent Orientation:
An orientation for parents new to the school is held in August, prior to the start of school. New parents can enjoy hospitality provided by the PTO and hear an overview of SGCS curriculum and activities.

Parent/Student Handbook:
The Parent/Student Handbook is distributed to all school families during the early weeks of school. It contains the policies and procedures of the school and is a very valuable source of information. Click here to view the Handbook.

Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO):
The PTO Board includes the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. You may contact board members with your questions and concerns by sending a note addressed to the board to school or by sending an email to pto@stgabeschool.org.

Open House:
Our Open House is held in late January during Catholic Schools Week.

Online Gradebook Access:
Parents with students in grades 4-8 may view their child’s grades online using Progress Book.

Telephone Message System:
SGCS utilizes the services of a company to help us get messages to all families in a quick fashion in case of emergencies, snow delays or simply just a reminder of an early dismissal. This system gives us the ability to create a voice message for all families or a specific group of families who need to receive a specific message. This message may be sent to your home phone, cell phone and work phone.

Thursday E-Envelope:
A weekly packet of information for all school families will be posted every Thursday on Progress Book.

Snow Days:
If the decision is made to close before the school day begins, the principal will contact the media. We do not follow a specific school district’s procedures. Please look for an announcement that St. Gabriel Consolidated School is closed or delayed. You may also receive a phone call via our emergency phone service.

Voicemail:
Each teacher and administrator has individual voicemail available. This service provides parents with the best means to contact teachers with questions or concerns about their child.

Saint Gabriel Consolidated School
18 West Sharon Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
513-771-5220
513-771-5133(fax)

Graduates attend

Bishop Fenwick
Hamilton Badin
La Salle
McAuley
Moeller
Mount Notre Dame
Purcell Marian
Roger Bacon
St. Ursula
St. Xavier
Ursuline Academy

Hot lunch is served daily at a cost of $3.00 (subject to change). Students have a choice of one hot entree or salad or PBJ. Students may also pack their lunch and purchase milk at a cost of 50 cents per carton. Parents can access account balances online.

Yes! Please visit our Kindergarten page for more information.

After school care is available to all students enrolled at St. Gabriel Consolidated School. After school care is open every day that school is in session from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. All students must be picked up no later than 6:00 p.m., or a late fee will be charged. A $20.00 registration fee is required to secure a spot in the latchkey program. Fee for after school care is $10/day per child and bills are sent monthly.

Each grade K-8 attends Mass at least two times monthly. Masses are held on Thursdays at 8:20 a.m. in St. Gabriel Church. All parents are welcome to attend student masses.

St. Gabriel is a consolidated school which serves the following parishes:

St. Gabriel, Glendale
St. John, West Chester
St. Maximilian Kolbe, Liberty Township

St. Gabriel Consolidated School welcomes students from outside these parishes when enrollment allows!

Advisory Commission
Athletic Boosters
Cafeteria Aides
Coaches
Computer Lab Aides
Library Aides
P.T.O. – Parent/Teacher Organization
Recess Aides
Resource People
Scout Leaders

8:05 a.m. Classes assemble – students need to be in homeroom
8:15 a.m. Classes begin
9:45 a.m. Morning Break
11:15 a.m. Lunch starts
2:40 p.m. Dismissal

Sports:
CYO basketball, football, volleyball (from 3rd grade for all), golf, cheerleading (8th grade) and track
Visit our Boosters page.

Scouts:
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Daisies.
Visit our Scouts page.

Activities:

Vex, Taekwondo

Community Service Projects

Everybody Counts
Jr. High Play – Grades 7-8
Liturgical and Paraliturgical Celebrations

Transportation is provided to our students by the following districts:

Fairfield 829-6603
Lakota 755-5820
Princeton 554-0105
Winton Woods 619-2405

Tuition is determined annually by the Board of Pastors. Tuition fees for the 2018-2019 school year for active parishioners are $3,900 (grades 1-8),  $4,000 (Full Day Kindergarten) and $2700 (Half Day Kindergarten). Subsidies are available, for those who qualify, through the individual parishes of St. Gabriel, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and St. John churches by completing the FACTS form online.

Tuition fees for the 2018-2019 school year for non-parish families are $4,500 (grades 1-8), $4,600 (Full Day Kindergarten) and $2,900 (Half Day Kindergarten). All families (parish and non-parish) will be assessed a $175 non-refundable registration fee at the time of registration.

Families wanting to pay tuition with a payment plan must use the services of FACTS to help assist us with the collection of tuition for all families (parish and non-parish). There is a $46 annual fee per family at the time of enrollment if paying monthly, $46 if paying quarterly, and $20 if paying semi-annually. Payment in full to the school by June 30th of the current year has no fee.

GIRLS UNIFORM
Grade 1-4: Plaid uniform jumper from Schoolbelles. Length should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Grade 5: Plaid uniform skirt or jumper from Schoolbelles. Length should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Grades 6-8: Plaid uniform skirt from Schoolbelles. Length should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee.
Pants: Plain navy blue only, no corduroy. No pants are to be worn under jumpers or skirts.
Belts: Must be worn (grades 1 – 8 ). No pants may have belt loops cut off. Belts may be black, blue or brown. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE KINDERGARTEN.
Shirt: White, long or short sleeve, oxford or uniform blouse or knit shirt. TUCKED IN. If an additional shirt is worn underneath the uniform shirt, it must be plain white with no writing.
Sweater: Solid navy blue or solid white, no ornamentation.
Sweatshirt: ONLY a St. Gabriel Consolidated School sweatshirt or fleece or a plain, solid navy blue or white sweatshirt with no ornamentation may be worn. Non St. Gabriel sweatshirts are not allowed even as a jacket. No hooded sweatshirts are allowed. Sweatshirt order form can be found on the Forms page.
Shoes: Dress or gym. No sandals, clogs, flip flops, boots, etc.
Socks: Navy blue or white knee hi socks or anklets. Socks must be worn and MUST BE VISIBLE above the shoe tops. White or navy blue tights from October 1 – March 31.  Plain navy blue leggings may be worn under the skirt/jumper from October 1 – March 31.
Hair: Hair coloring which creates a distraction or draws specific attention to an individual person is not acceptable. Hair color must be a naturally occurring color.
Jewelry: Small post earrings, simple chain and/or watch. NO jewelry during gym class. Wrist bands or bracelets are to be limited to one per wrist.
Make-Up: Make-up is not permitted to be worn.
School I.D. Badge: School I.D. Badge must be worn on the shirt collar each day.
Shorts: Navy blue walking shorts, same material as uniform slacks, may be worn in August, September, May and June. NAVY BLUE SKORTS ARE NOT PART OF UNIFORM,
Gym: Tee shirts, shorts and gym shoes (for grades 4-8). Gym shoes must be worn for all grades.
Out of Uniform Days: Students must dress appropriately. No cutoffs or any other clothing that does not keep the midsection and shoulders covered completely. Shorts must be of reasonable length.

Spirit Days:  Every Friday is a St. Gabriel Spirit Day.  Official St. Gabriel spirit attire may be worn with regular uniform bottoms.
Uniform jumpers and skirts must be purchased from the uniform stores; however, pants and shorts can be from other outlets such as Lands’ End, L.L. Bean, Sears or any other department store. They just need to be navy blue and cotton.
BOYS UNIFORM
Pants: Plain navy blue; NO cargo or corduroy pants.
Shirt: Solid white or pale blue, short or long sleeves; oxford or knit. No ornamentation or symbols. TUCKED IN. If an additional shirt is worn under the uniform shirt, it must be plain white with no writing.
Belt: Must be worn (grades 1 – 8). No pants may have belt loops cut off. Belts may be black, blue or brown. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE KINDERGARTEN.
Shoes: Dress or gym – NO sandals, flip flops, boots
Socks: Navy blue or white socks. Socks must be worn and MUST BE VISIBLE above the shoe tops.
Sweater: Solid navy blue or white, no ornamentation.
Sweatshirt: ONLY a St. Gabriel Consolidated School sweatshirt or fleece or a plain, solid navy blue or white sweatshirt with no ornamentation may be worn. Non St. Gabriel sweatshirts are not allowed even as a jacket. No hooded sweatshirts are allowed. Sweatshirt order form can be found on the Forms page.
Jewelry: Wrist bands or bracelets are to be limited to one per wrist.
Shorts: Navy blue walking shorts, same material as uniform pants, may be worn during August, September, May and June.
Gym: Tee shirt, shorts and gym shoes (for grades 4-8). Gym shoes must be worn for all grades.
Hair: Hair must be styled to be out of the eyes, off the ears and above the collar. Shaved letters, numbers, words, designs, etc. are not permitted. Mohawk styles of haircuts are not permitted as well. No hair coloring which creates a distraction or draws specific attention to an individual person is not acceptable.
Facial Hair: Facial hair is not permitted – student must be clean shaven at school.
School I.D. Badge: School I.D. Badge must be worn on the shirt collar each day.
Out of Uniform Days: Students must dress appropriately. No cutoffs or any other clothing that does not keep the midsection and shoulders covered completely.

Spirit Days: Every Friday is a St. Gabriel Spirit Day.  Official St. Gabriel  spirit attire may be worn with regular uniform bottoms.
Pants and shorts can be from other outlets such as Lands’ End, L.L. Bean, Sears or any other department store. They just need to be navy blue and cotton.

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