Around the Academy

Accidents
Backpacks/Purses
Business Office
Chapel
Criminal Background Checks
David R. LaRock Library/Media Center
Deliveries
Elevator
Entrances
Food and Beverages in the Classroom
Lockers
Lost and Found
Lunch
Messages
Parlor
School Office Hours
Security Cameras
Stars Spirit (School Store)
Visitors

School Office Hours

School office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Inside corridor doors are closed at 3 p.m. Please limit school business to these hours. Students are reminded to be sure and take everything they need when they leave school at the end of the week, as the school is not open on weekends.


Entrances

To control access into the building, most outside doors are open only in the morning. Please observe the following schedule when seeking entrance into the building:

  • Convocation Center Entrance is open from 7 a.m. through the end of daily events.
  • Main Commons Door (south side of Commons) is open from 7 to 7:50 a.m.
  • When weather permits, the Commons Courtyard side doors may be used during lunch periods to enter and exit the Commons. They are not to be used during the rest of the day as an entrance into the building.


Visitors

All visitors must sign in with Convocation Center Lobby Supervisor upon entering the building. Visitors wear their visitor’s pass at all times while on campus, including when the visiting the Stars Spirit school store.

The Lobby Supervisor will notify staff members expecting visitors that the visitor has

arrived. The staff member will either meet the visitor in the lobby or ask that he or she be directed to the staff member's room or office. If the visitor doesn’t have a scheduled appointment, the lobby supervisor will call the staff member to see if he or she is available. If not, the supervisor will give the visitor contact information for the staff member.

Student visitors are allowed at school only in special cases. Permission must be obtained five (5) school days in advance from the Director of Admissions. Ordinarily, student visitors should be those persons interested in attending the Academy.

Deliveries

All deliveries are to be left at the Convocation Center lobby desk. This includes items left for students (like forgotten lunches or textbooks) by parents. The student will be contacted by the main office to pick up the item from the lobby supervisor.

Security Cameras

For the safety and protection of those on campus, surveillance cameras are located in public areas of the building and on school grounds.

Elevator

Due to the Covid 19 virus, only one person may ride in the elevator at a time. Students may use the Convocation Center elevator only with special permission from the nurse or the Assistant to the Assistant Principal/Attendance Clerk. Parents/guardians can request use of the elevator for a maximum of three days. Any period longer than three days requires a request from a physician directing the student’s care. All requests must be in writing, dated, and list the expected period of time the elevator will be needed by the student. In order to operate the elevator, students will be issued a key. If the key is lost, the replacement fee is $40.

Chapel

The chapel is open at all times for student use. Students are encouraged to use the chapel for prayer and reflection. Students may not use the chapel as a passage to and from buildings.

Criminal Background checks

In accordance with the Archdiocesan requirement Essential 3, all employees as well as volunteers who have regular or unsupervised contact with minors are subject to a criminal background check.  The school may decide not to conduct criminal background checks on school volunteers who do not have regular or unsupervised contact with minors, as well as vendors or independent contractors.

The following positions are subject to a mandatory criminal background check:

All paid employees of the Academy of Holy Angels; all paid employees of Richfield Public Schools placed at Academy of Holy Angels; substitute teachers; student teachers; volunteers who coach or moderate activities; volunteer tutors of students; college and career center volunteers;  volunteer field trip chaperones; and volunteer team parents.

Lost and Found

To report an item lost or found, contact the school receptionist in the Main Office.

Parlor

The parlor represents an important part of the Academy’s history and contains delicate antique furnishings. This reception area is for the use of the receptionist, visitors and for special events. While the Academy recognizes that students enjoy the atmosphere and quiet of the parlor, the delicate condition of the antique furniture prohibits casual student use. The parlor may not be used as a gathering place or as a workspace for students.

Accidents

Report all accidents and potential safety hazards (such as tripping hazards, slippery sidewalks and others) to the Business Office. The information is important for insurance claims.

Messages

During the school day students are not allowed to use their cell phones. Calls or texts to a student's phone disrupts the educational process. If a parent needs to reach their student, they should contact the main office and leave a message. The student will be contacted at the next passing period. Students will be allowed to use their phone in the event of an emergency if they ask for permission.

Chief Financial Officer and finance staffs

The Director of Finance and accountant’s offices are located on the second floor and are open daily. Tuition and fee payments are made there. Holy Angels does not cash checks, and change is not available in the Business Office. A change machine is located in the Commons.

Lockers

Student lockers are the property of the Academy of Holy Angels and, as such, lockers and their contents are subject to inspection at any time. Students must use the locker they are assigned and are not allowed to switch lockers. The Academy attempts to give each student a secure place to store his/her personal possessions by assigning a locker. The Academy is not responsible for lost or stolen articles from a student's locker. Students should not give out their combinations and should not disable the locking mechanism. The student to whom the locker is assigned is responsible for the items and contents found in it. Pictures with sexual overtones and alcohol advertisements are not allowed in lockers and will be removed if found.

Lockers are not to be used as bulletin or memo boards by students and need to be cleaned at the end of the school year. Locker clean-outs and inspections by homeroom teachers are scheduled periodically throughout the school year. All locker posters are removed each Friday.

A student is required to assume financial responsibility for any malicious damage to his/her locker. Damage to lockers must be reported to the Assistant Principal.

Lunch

Classes are in session during each lunch period. The following regulations are to be observed:

  1. All students remain in the Commons area during their lunch periods. Students are not allowed to roam corridors or visit at lockers. Food/beverages (opened or unopened) are not taken out of the Commons area. This includes candy, suckers and other food items bought from vending machines.
  2. Students who need to see a staff member during lunch need to get a pass from the staff member prior to lunch and show the pass to the commons supervisor before leaving.
  3. If weather permits, the courtyard may be used. Students must be quiet so as not to disturb classes.
  4. Students are not to enter the parking areas or leave school without permission.
  5. Students are expected to clean up after themselves when they finish lunch. (This means they are to pick up plates, trays, and any trash at their tables.)
  6. Regular lunch service is not available on E schedule days. On those days, school organizations pizza at lunch time. Students cannot use their lunch accounts on E schedule days.

Each day’s lunch may be purchased with cash or through an automated pre-pay program. Parents can send a check or cash with their student to be deposited into the student’s individual lunch account,  send a check in the mail, or use the online payment option. The student has access to the account using a PIN number or finger imaging system.  The system uses finger images to access accounts, but it does not store images.

Parents will receive an e-mail message when a student’s lunch account balance is at $10 and a second notice will be sent when it is below zero. Students will not be able to use their accounts when the balance is zero or below. They must bring the account into a positive balance.

A note about nutrition and wellness

AHA provides access to nutritious meals and snacks, both through the cafeteria lunch program and in offerings in vending. In an attempt to curb the intake of soda and other non-nutritive beverages, a hydration station is provided at no cost to the students. At all vending machine locations, bottled water is available. In addition, AHA’s attention to wellness includes an environment that encourages and promotes physical activity through physical education classes and requirements, Minnesota State High School League-sanctioned sports, and intramural activities.

Food and Beverages in the Classroom

Food and beverages are not permitted in hallways and classrooms. Students are allowed to have water in a classroom with permission of the teacher. At the discretion of the teacher, food may be permitted in class on special occasions. No food or beverage of any kind is permitted in computer labs, the media center and other designated areas.

Bags/Backpacks

School-issued computer equipment needs to be kept in good working order and condition. While normal wear and tear is expected, excessive damage will be charged to the family. Each student is issued a school-approved case (a hard plastic cover) that is designed to help protect a computer. Devices must always be in their cases. While the case provides protection, the computer should not be tossed or dropped and students are discouraged from carrying textbooks in a bag or backpack with the computer. Damage can be sustained from the weight of textbooks or other objects. Students do not need to carry all of their books with them during the school day. Two longer passing times during the day, after homeroom and period five, allow students to visit their locker and gather the necessary books and materials needed for class. Stickers, decorations and similar items are NOT allowed on AHA equipment. If a student’s case  (the hard plastic cover)  is damaged, he/she should bring it to the Helpdesk and obtain a replacement. The replacement cost is $15, which will be paid in the school store. Computers should be carried in a backpacks or bags that is designed to carry and protect a computer, with adequate padding. Purses and small cases to hold personal items may be carried during the school day but cannot exceed 8”x11”x3”. S

David R. LaRock Library/Media Center

The David R. LaRock Library/Media Center is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Monday
through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on early
dismissal days.

  • The library is a place for a variety of activities: class, individual and small group usage; quiet research; and study. Respect for each other, the staff, equipment, books and other resources is expected.
  • No food or beverages other than water are allowed.
  • A student ID is the means for students to access the photocopy machine located in the library.
  • All students must have passes to come to the library from class or study hall.
  • No passes are necessary before or after school.

Circulation Information:

Library books circulate for three weeks.

Reference books circulate overnight. Please return the book(s) within 24 hours of checkout.

Overdues

Overdue fines are not charged. However, there may be other faculty or students in need of the book that is due. 

If books are not returned by the end of the trimester, the library will assume the book is lost and charge the student the replacement cost of the book plus a processing fee of $3.00 per title.  Access to grades/transcripts will be blocked until AHA's business office is fully reimbursed for the outstanding book. 

Please see library staff if you question any notice you have received.

Electronic Databases: Access to all databases is password protected for AHA patron use only. Passwords are listed in a table on the library Moodle page. Research related-lessons, called Libguides, can be found on the library Moodle page, listed by grade level. 

Copyright Policy and Guidelines

It is the policy of the Academy of Holy Angels to support and comply with the federal copyright law 17 U.S.C. 101-120. To implement this policy and to ensure adherence to copyright law, AHA has adopted recommendations for administrative library/media and teacher compliance. The administration, in connection with the school’s library/media personnel, will develop, periodically review, and update educational materials, guidelines, and sample forms for use by staff in adhering to federal copyright law.

Stars Spirit (School Store)

The school store is located in the lobby of the Convocation Center and is open on school days from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students may obtain a pass from a lunchroom supervisor to go to the store during the lunch period. Stars Spirit also is open on select evenings for special events. Dates and times are published in the Star Connections school newsletter. To contact Stars Spirit, call 612-798-2672.

  • Stars Spirit carries a wide variety of Holy Angels spirit apparel including T-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, sweatpants, stocking hats, baseball hats and mittens.
  • Letter jackets and letter jacket patches are in stock at the school store.
  • Uniform sweatshirts may be purchased at the school store. These items are not available at Donald’s Department Store which supplies all other uniform items.
  • Students may add money to their copy cards at the school store. This service is available during regular store hours only.
  • The store accepts credit cards, debit cards, checks, and cash in the amount of purchase.

(updated 6/13/2011, 7/24/12 mn; 8/09/12; revised 3/18/13, 6/7/13 mn, 6/19/14 mn; library info updated August 11, 2014 mn, 7/30/15 ga, 8/22/16 ga; 6/26/18 cd; 6/19/20 cd)